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Golf Tournament to help send Beaumont Coyotes to NAFA World Series

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

BEAUMONT, Calif. – The Beaumont Coyotes men’s fastpitch team is heading to North Mankato / Mankato, Minnesota for the 2016 NAFA World Series, Aug. 18-21, to compete for an A Division championship.

But it takes money to send a team from the West Coast to the Midwest, so the Coyotes under the direction of Manager David Valdivia, Jr. are hosting a golf tournament at one of the finest golf courses in Southern California: Golden Era Golf Course near the cities of San Jacinto and Hemet.

So golfers, enjoy a day on the course at a very reasonable cost with the chance to win awards and contests. See the flyer for complete information.

  • Call your golfing friends and join in on the fun!
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    Wertz Pitches Those Guys Past Coyotes in Beaumont 4th of July Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
    Those Guys pitcher Cory Wertz shutout the Beaumont Coyotes, 5-0, in the semifinals of the Beaumont Coyotes 4th of July Tournament, Saturday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Those Guys pitcher Cory Wertz shutout the Beaumont Coyotes, 5-0, in the semifinals of the Beaumont Coyotes 4th of July Tournament, Saturday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    BEAUMONT, Calif. – About the third inning, fans were wondering and asking, who’s that guy? Well, that guy would be Cory Wertz pitching for Those Guys of Long Beach.

    The tall right-hander pitched a gem of a ball game. He allowed just four hits with eight strikeouts, a pair of walks and a hit batter in helping Those Guys defeat the hometown Coyotes, 5-0, in the 39th Annual Beaumont Coyotes 4th of July Classic at Valdivia Field, Sunday night.

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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.

    So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League Schedule, May 15

    Thursday, May 12th, 2016

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    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – SCIFL will host a one-day Alliance tournament, Sunday, May 15, at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs.

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    Contact
    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President
    661-510-8928

    J & B Painting Blasts Way to SCIFL Alliance Championship in Santa Fe Springs

    Monday, March 28th, 2016
    J & B Painting won the SCIFL Alliance tournament, Mar. 19-20, at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Courtesy photo

    J & B Painting won the SCIFL Alliance tournament, Mar. 19-20, at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Courtesy photo

    By JESSE ORTIZ / SCIFL President

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Ten teams competed in a So. Calif. Independant Fastpitch League (SCIFL) Alliance tournament, Mar. 19-20, at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs under ideal playing conditions with the weather a balmy low-70s.

    After Saturday’s pool play and Sunday’s single elimination playoff, J & B Painting emerged the champion by defeating Those Guys 8-3 in the title game. Rob Schweyer picked up the win, with Jesse Martinez taking the loss.

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    38th Annual Beaumont (Calif.) Coyotes 4th of July Tournament

    Monday, June 8th, 2015

    BEAUMONT, Calif. – For 38 years, David Valdivia, Sr. has managed his Coyotes men’s fastpitch team and held a 4th of July tournament. While others have long since left the sport, Valdivia carries on with his popular tournament that draws the better teams from throughout Southern California.

    The tournament is open to NAFA A-Major or lower rated teams.

    Along with watching competitive men’s fastpitch, the tournament serves delicious homestyle Mexican food, making this a must attend event.

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    Beaumont Coyotes bats come alive in tourney opener

    Saturday, July 5th, 2014

    14-ValdiviaDavidJr.58lr Beaumont Coyotes’ third baseman David Valdivia, Jr. rips into a pitch during the Coyotes 4-2 victory over the Corona Chicanos, in the opening round of play in the 37th Annual Beaumont Coyotes Men’s Fastpitch Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

    By BOB OTTO / www.ottoinfocus.com
    July 4, 2014

    BEAUMONT, Calif. – The Beaumont Coyotes overcame a 1-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-2 victory over the Corona Chicanos on Friday in the 37th Annual Coyotes Men’s Fastpitch Tournament at Valdivia Field in Beaumont.

    Gabriel Valdivia got things started in the fourth with a leadoff single, stole second and third, and then scored on an error to even the score. The Coyotes – whose bats were in a slumber through the first three innings – broke loose for three more runs, led by Aaron Morris and George Valdivia’s run-scoring singles to nail down the win.

    14-OldhamWill.92lr Will Oldham allowed one earned run in pitching the Coyotes to a 4-2 victory in the opening game of the tournament for the Coyotes. Photo By BOB OTTO

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    Bracket set for Beaumont Coyotes 4th of July Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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    Truman Thompson, left, and David Valdivia are the longest members of the Beaumont Coyotes men’s fastpitch team. Thompson began pitching for the ball club in 1978, one year after Valdivia formed the team. Photo By BOB OTTO

    BEAUMONT, Calif. – The 37th Annual Beaumont Coyotes Men’s Fastpitch Tournament opens Friday, July 4, with 10 teams competing for the championship of the double elimination event that features some of Southern California’s stronger ASA Class C and B teams.

    The double-elimination tournament opens at 8:30 a.m. at Valdivia Field at Rangel Park. Games are scheduled an hour and a half apart.

      FRIDAY’S FIRST-ROUND GAMES
  • 8:30 Hit Men vs. Bombers
  • 10:00 I.E. Valley vs. Corona Rebels
  • 11:30 Beaumont Coyotes vs. Corona Chicanos
  • 1:00 Corona Redline vs. Pala Braves (two-time defending champions)
  • 2:30 Breeder – Rupp vs. winner of 8:30 game
  • 4:00 San Bernardino Dirtbags vs. winner of 10 a.m. game
  • On Saturday the action starts at 8 a.m. with the final game of the day set for 6:30 p.m.

    Then on Sunday, games kick off at 8:30 with the winner’s bracket final, and continue until the championship game scheduled for 1 p.m.

    See Tournament Bracket

    All the games will be played at Rangel Park, located on the corner of Olive Ave. and West 4th Street in Beaumont.

    For families, the park has shade trees down the baselines close to the action, and a playground for the kids. Great homemade Mexican food will be served with cold beverages throughout the tournament.

    Young Beaumont Coyote has come a long way in men’s fastpitch softball

    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

    SorianoNAFA Richard Soriano of Banning, Calif. started playing fastpitch at age 15 and in 10 short years has come a long way in the sport. Contributed photo

    BANNING, Calif. – If you grow up in Beaumont, California and you’re a member of the Valdivia family, and your grandfather runs one of the longest running men’s fastpitch teams in the state, well, chances are you’ve spent a fair amount of time on the ball diamond.

    And so it goes for Richard Soriano.

    “I was born into it,” said Soriano, 25. “I was raised by my grandfather (David Valdivia) and he ran the Beaumont Coyotes.”

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    Ernie Marez keeping men’s fastpitch softball alive in Corona, Calif.

    Thursday, October 10th, 2013

    Meltz.Dave.FP.1web Dave Meltz, a veteran pitcher in California and Wisconsin, helps keep men’s fastpitch alive by pitching for Manny’s Crew in the Corona Men’s Fastpitch Winter League. Photo By BOB OTTO

    CORONA, Calif – Men’s fastpitch softball has fallen on hard times in Southern California since its heyday of the 1950s to late 1980s. Some call the sport’s demise a free fall headed for extinction. Some have already issued its death sentence.

    But you won’t hear such dire verdicts coming from Ernie Marez of Corona. For 11 years he has held spring and winter leagues, and the annual Ray Angulo Memorial Tournament, in honor of his late father-in-law, a fastpitch pitcher, who passed away in 2000.

    He does all this – plus manage his own team – to keep the sport alive and help it grow in Corona.

    “We want to get more people interested,” said Marez, “and keep it going.”

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