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Coyotes overcome huge deficit to claim A-Division Las Vegas Road Trip title

Monday, April 10th, 2017

THE 2017 LAS VEGAS ROAD TRIP X CHAMPION BEAUMONT COYOTES includes Jeremy Dean, Gilbert Valdivia, Gabriel Valdivia, Jesse Mullen, Jason Martinez, Jesse Martinez, George Valdivia, Johnny Ray, Damon Valdivia, Richard Soriano, Derek Soto, Devon Valdivia, Justin Martinez and manager David Valdivia. Photo By BOB OTTO

LAS VEGAS – The Beaumont Coyotes had dug themselves a hole, a huge hole.

Now, could they dig themselves out of it?

Of top priority, the man in the circle had to stop the hemorrhaging. That’s exactly what Jesse Martinez did.

Trailing 5-0 in the fifth inning in the A-Division championship game of the Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament, Martinez told his teammates he wouldn’t give up any more runs.

Now all they had to do was show some offensive punch. And like lighting a fuse, the Coyotes bats caught fire in the fifth and sixth innings.

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Buzzards hold off WAH to take Palm Springs Classic Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

THE TAFT (CA) BUZZARDS claimed the 2017 Palm Springs Classic Men’s Fastpitch Tounament at DeMuth Park in Palm Springs, March 25-26. The tournament was the season opener for the So. California Independent Fastpitch League’s (SCIFL) series of Alliance tournaments. Courtesy Photo / Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

By JESSE ORTIZ
SCIFL President

PALMS SPRINGS, Calif. – The So Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) opened its 2017 season at DeMuth Park in Palm Springs on March 25-26. Ten teams took part in the Palm Springs Classic, led by long-time men’s fastpitch advocate and tournament director, Vickie Oltean.

After Saturday’s round-robin play, WAH of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Taft (CA) Buzzards emerged as the No. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively. Both powerhouses rolled through Sunday’s single-elimination playoffs undefeated into the championship.

Led by the pitching of starter Eloy Montoya, who went three innings, and closer Sonny Perkins, the Buzzards held off WAH, 3-2, in eight innings to claim SCIFL’s first Alliance tournament of the season.

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Obregon breaks up pitching duel to lead Patricia’s to Raymond Angulo Memorial championship

Sunday, September 4th, 2016
CHAMPIONSHIP BALL CLUB - Patricia's Mexican Restaurant of Long Beach won the 2016 Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men's Fastpitch Tournament, Sunday, with a 1-0 victory over the Beaumont Coyotes, which was Patricia's fourth consecutive win. The team consists of Doug Shaw, Joe Jenicke, Kevin Castillo, Peter Basaca, Larry Watts, Lumar Goss, Eddie Mendez, Jason Obregon, Yusef Davis, Jr., and Aaron Vasquez. Photo By BOB OTTO / Sept. 4, 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP BALL CLUB – Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant of Long Beach won the 2016 Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, Sunday, with a 1-0 victory over the Beaumont Coyotes, which was Patricia’s fourth consecutive win. The team consists of Doug Shaw, Joe Jenicke, Kevin Castillo, Peter Basaca, Larry Watts, Lumar Goss, Eddie Mendez, Jason Obregon, Yusef Davis, Jr., and Aaron Vasquez. Photo By BOB OTTO / Sept. 4, 2016

CORONA, Calif. – Lumar Goss refused to budge and Kirk Walker wouldn’t blink, so Jason Obregon took matters into his own hands.

The right-side hitter delivered the big blow to give Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant of Long Beach a 1-0 victory over the Beaumont Coyotes, Sunday, in the championship game of the Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament at Promenade Park in Corona.

Through four innings Patricia’s Goss and the Coyotes’ Walker were locked in a scoreless pitching duel. But in the fifth with two out, Patricia’s got a big break when Kevin Castillo reached second base safely on an infield throwing error. And Obregon followed by drilling a clean single into left-centerfield to score the game-winner.

The win was the fourth straight for Patricia’s and Goss, who pitched in every game and was nearly unhittable on Sunday, when he beat the Coyotes twice, 3-1, in the morning’s winner’s bracket final, and then five hours later in the championship.

In the championship, he fired a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, just slightly better than his three-hitter in the first game. What was so effective in holding a good-hitting Coyotes squad in check?

“The down ball,” said Goss. “When I kept it on the corners it was money. But the Coyotes are great fighters to the last out.”

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Minnesota Computers close season strong at NAFA World Series

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Mn Computers Collage.llr Minnesota Computers / Coasters Beer Garden of St. Paul / Minneapolis turned around a sluggish season with an exceptional perforance at the 2016 NAFA A-Division World Series at Caswell Park in North Mankato, to finish second in the 50-team tournament with a 6-2 record. Courtesy Photo / Matt Fitzenberger

ST. PAUL / Minneapolis – If manager Richard Quigley were to grade his ball club for the regular season, he’d probably hand out a big red F. But in post-season play, he would surely have to swap it for a big shiny A+. Maybe even hand out some gold stars.

The Minnesota Computers / Coasters Beer Garden men’s fastpitch team plodded through the regular season with a so-so record. They finished fourth in the 12-team Dunning League at 6-4-2.

And in tournament play, they took third at Milltown, Wisconsin (3-2), and had a dismal weekend at the Hollywood tournament, going 0-4.

It’s the kind of results that will have opponents thinking we’ll crush these patsies. But pity the team with this thought in the post-season.

For MN Computers woke from its slumber to have an outstanding NAFA A-Division World Series at North Mankato, Aug. 19-21, at Caswell Park.

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MN Computers fashioned a 6-2 record to finish runner-up to the Buzzards of Taft, California, who claimed the 24th Annual A-Division Championship with a 7-1 record in the 50-team tournament.

Quigley is as puzzled as anyone about how his team can suddenly turn mediocrity into excellence, like flipping a light switch from off to on.

“We’re a veteran team that was horrible until state (tournament) and NAFA World Series,” said Quigley. “But both seasons (2015, 2016) at the end were huge successes.”

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Coyotes crush Morongo to open 4th of July Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Kirk Walker hurled the Beaumont Coyotes to victory in the 39th Annual Coyotes 4th of July Tournament at Valdivia Field in Beaumont, Calif. July 1. Photo By BOB OTTO

Kirk Walker hurled the Beaumont Coyotes to victory in the 39th Annual Coyotes 4th of July Tournament at Valdivia Field in Beaumont, Calif. July 1. Photo By BOB OTTO

BEAUMONT, Calif. – Kirk Walker spun a two-hitter, Jesse Mullen and George Valdivia blasted home runs, and the Beaumont Coyotes defeated Morongo Indian Reservation, 10-0, to open the 39th Annual Coyotes 4th of July Men’s Fastpitch Tournament at Valdivia Field, Friday Night.

Walker, an assistant coach for the UCLA Bruins softball team, struck out seven in three innings before handing over the ball to Will Oldham who finished up with a one-hit, two strikeout effort in two innings of work.

Coyotes Richard Soriano beats the throw and slides safely into second base. Photo By BOB OTTO

Coyotes Richard Soriano beats the throw and slides safely into second base. Photo By BOB OTTO

Mullen launched a two-run shot over the centerfield fence in the second inning to push the Coyotes lead to 8-0, and Valdivia followed with a solo blast over the right-centerfield fence. The Coyotes collected five hits with one each from Gabe Valdivia, Mullen, George Valdivia, Damon Valdivia, and Nathan Valdivia.

The Coyotes took a commanding 5-0 lead in the first, but none of the runs were earned as Morongo committed three errors to hurt their cause. The lone hit in the inning came from Gabe Valdivia who doubled into the left-center gap, and later scored on an error.

The win moves the Coyotes into a 9:30 a.m. meeting Saturday with the Corona Chicanos in the nine-team tournament, rated NAFA A / ASA Class C. The double-elimination tournament continues through Sunday with the championship scheduled at 5 p.m.

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.

    TEAMS ENTERED

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

    Check out the NEW and IMPROVED SCIFL website!
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    Sincerely,
    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President
    scifastpitch@gmail.com
    661-510-8928

    Beaumont Coyotes 4th of July Tournament Bracket

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

    BEAUMONT, Calif. – Nine teams from Southern California will battle for the championship of the 39th Annual Coyotes 4th of July Tournament, July 1-3, at Beaumont’s Valdivia Field in Rangel Park.

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    Vancouver, BC, Athletics sweep through SCIFL Alliance Tournament

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
    The Vancouver, BC, Athletics won the SCIFL Alliance Men's Fast-pitch Tournament at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., June 25-26. The team includes (in no order) Marcus Tan, Kevin Castillo, Gregg Garrity, Josh Johnson, Ramon Jones, Pat Sagdal, Matt Christiansen, Nate Devine, CJ Dedeaux, Eurera Drage, Bobby Rpsthenhausler, Jenner Christiansen, manager David Weldin, and coaches Jason Porto, Greg Hicks, Pete Turner, and Ron Guzman. Courtesy Photo / Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

    The Vancouver, BC, Athletics won the SCIFL Alliance Men’s Fast-pitch Tournament at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., June 25-26. The team includes (in no order) Marcus Tan, Kevin Castillo, Gregg Garrity, Josh Johnson, Ramon Jones, Pat Sagdal, Matt Christiansen, Nate Devine, CJ Dedeaux, Eurera Drage, Bobby Rpsthenhausler, Jenner Christiansen, manager David Weldin, and coaches Jason Porto, Greg Hicks, Pete Turner, and Ron Guzman. Courtesy Photo / Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The elite teams of men’s fastpitch seldom venture into Southern California, so when the nine teams of the Southern California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) learned that the Vancouver, BC, Athletics were coming to Little Lake Park for an Alliance tournament, well, that created quite a stir.

    “It’s always a good challenge and fun to play a top-level team,” said Paul Castillo, manager of Those Guys of Long Beach. “It gives my guys some experience playing a team like that and how they (compare).”

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    Popular Beaumont Coyotes Men’s Fastpitch Tournament Pushing 40

    Monday, June 27th, 2016

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    BEAUMONT, Calif. – Thirty nine years a go, David Valdivia, Sr. started a men’s fastpitch tournament that has survived the falloff of teams in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and remains one of the few men’s fastpitch tournaments in the Inland Empire, along with the tournaments held on Indian reservations (Soboba, Morongo, Pala) throughout the counties.

    And once again Valdivia will be hosting the Beaumont Coyotes 4th of July Tournament, July 1-3 (Friday through Sunday) at Valdivia Field that is named after Valdivia by the City of Beaumont for his dedication to the men’s game and contribution to the betterment of the city.

    The quaint little ball diamond is a home run hitter’s delight with its 210-foot fences, but can be a nightmare for pitchers who leave pitches hanging over the plate. legend has it that one year over 70 homers scaled the fences, with the long-ball hitting Corona Chicanoes blasting a fair share of them.

    The Coyotes will once again field a team – this also the 39th year the team has been in existance. Only one thing has changed. David Sr. has turned over the reins to his son, David Jr. But the vast majority of players remain related – mostly cousins, mostly sons of former Coyotes. In other words, the Coyotes are the quintessential definition of a “family team.”

    David Valdivia, Jr. has taken over managing the Beaumont Coyotes from his father, David Sr. But be assured that the same competitive spirit, the same attention to detail was passed down from father to son. David Jr. is known as one of the best hitters in the area, and at Valdivia Field, he is a feared fence buster. Photo By BOB OTTO

    David Valdivia, Jr. has taken over managing the Beaumont Coyotes from his father, David Sr. But be assured that the same competitive spirit, the same attention to detail was passed down from father to son. David Jr. is known as one of the best hitters in the area, and at Valdivia Field, he is a feared fence buster. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Along with the ball games, the Coyotes have a snack shack offering delicious homemade Mexican food (the taco plate gets rave reviews) prepared by Valdivia’s family of sisters, aunts, wives and nieces.

    So this year, come for the fastpitch, come for the food. You won’t be disappointed.

    Valdivia Field is located at Rangel Park, 201 B St., Beaumont, near the intersection of the 60 and 10 freeways.

    Ten Top Teams To Battle In SCIFL Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Friday, June 24th, 2016

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    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The Southern California Independent Fastpitch League is hosting an Alliance men’s fastpitch tournament at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, June 25-26.

    Ten competitive teams have entered, including the Vancouver British Columbia A’s, the No.5 ranked team by the International Softball Congress.

  • Bandits
  • Heat
  • Streamline
  • Those Guys
  • Beaumont Coyotes
  • Brew Crew
  • A1 Rockies
  • Maccabi
  • Buzzards
  • BC A’s
  • The tournament opens Saturday morning at 9 in a round-robin format with the last game scheduled for 3 p.m. On Sunday, a single elimination playoff begins at 9 a.m. with the championship set for 1:30 p.m.

    SCIFL Schedule

    SCIFL Playoff Bracket

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