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The workhorse leads A1 Rockies to Las Vegas Road Trip championship

Monday, April 10th, 2017

DAVID BEETS pitched back-to-back games to lead the A1 Rockies of So. California to the A-Major Division championship in the 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament at Sunset Park, April 9.

LAS VEGAS – In men’s fastpitch lingo, pitchers who shoulder the load are referred to as the workhorse, the guy that takes the ball inning after inning, game after game.

He doesn’t look to the bullpen for relief. He doesn’t complain that he’s tired, or that his arm aches a little.

He just goes out and does his job.

David Beets, a big, hard-throwing right-hander from Oklahoma fits that description most assuredly.

And he proved it Sunday afternoon in the 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament championship pitching for the A1 Rockies of So. California.

Dropped into the losers bracket by All Star Auto of Grass Valley, 6-0, in the winners bracket final, the Rockies fought back through the losers bracket to defeat All Star Auto twice to take the A-Major Division title.

And Beets hurled both games: an eight-inning 7-4 victory in game one, followed by a seven-inning 2-1 gem in the deciding contest.

Rockies manager and catcher Tony Acedo had a good view of Beets’ performance from behind home plate.

“Dave Beets was pretty much the man of the day,” said Acedo. “He was lights out for sure.”

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SCIFL Hosts One-Day Tournament July 9 At Little Lake Park

Friday, July 1st, 2016

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The amount of teams that have entered the next So. California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) Alliance Tournament has been reduced to six teams. With fewer teams participating, the two day tournament has been reduced to a single day which will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

  • The Entry fee will be $320.
  • The format will consist of two game pool play followed immediately by a single elimination. All games will start at 9:00 AM sharp with no grace period with the Championship game scheduled at 3:00 PM. To make sure all games start on time the pool play games will be one hour thirty minutes drop dead, to avoid staying at the park too late. Games that end in a tie will be calculated accordingly for seeding.

    Volunteers are needed to put up the fences. If there are no volunteers, the fences will not be put up. As a reminder, a team that volunteers to put of the fences will have their entry fee discounted.


  • A1 Rockies
  • Beaumont Coyotes
  • Buzzards
  • Maccabi USA
  • So Cal Bandits
  • So Cal Heat
  • **Schedule to follow**

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    SCIFL Fastpitch

    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President

    SCIFL Alliance Tournament June 25 – 26

    Saturday, June 11th, 2016


    By JESSE ORTIZ / President SCIFL

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The next scheduled SCIFL Alliance Tournament will be held on June 25 and 26, 2016 at Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA. Saturday will be a round robin format followed by a single elimination on Sunday.

    Teams that are interested in playing need to email their response to Jesse Ortiz, Tournament Director, at scifastpitch@gmail.com by no later than Sunday, June 12, 2016. The entry fee is $420 and teams that enter this tournament for the first time; payment needs to be received no later than Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

    Checks can be mailed and made payable to:

    PO Box 6572
    Burbank, CA 91510

    The following teams have committed to playing in the tournament

    California A’s
    A1 Rockies
    Maccabi USA
    Those Guys
    So Cal Heat
    So Cal Bandits

    Tamper proof decal stickers will be utilized at this event so each bat will need to be tested prior to use. Bats that do not have a tamper proof decal sticker will not be allowed in the game. Players should not try to take the tamper proof decal sticker off because any bat with a sticker that looks like it’s been tampered with will not be allowed in play.

    In order to start the games on time please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to game time so we can test your bat and provide passing bats with a tamper proof decal sticker for umpires to check on the field.

    SCIFL is a non-profit organization that only receives funds from the entry fee teams pay to cover the expenses of running a tournament. Once a team commits to the tournament the expenses are calculated and the field rentals are paid in advance. If a team has committed and then decides to drop out of the tournament, for any reason, they will be subject to the entry fee to cover expenses. The fees will need to be paid prior to any future SCIFL and NAFA tournaments to avoid the team’s roster (players) from suspension. SCIFL will take the team’s roster from the last tournament the team played and will place it on a suspension list if the cancellation fee is not paid. This means players from that team will not be able to play in any SCIFL and NAFA tournaments until the cancellation fee is paid, so please make sure when you commit you are committed to playing in the tournament.