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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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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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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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    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.

    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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    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.

    Beaumont Coyotes finish third in own tourney

    Monday, July 7th, 2014

    CoyotesFieldWangle.12web Bobby Cortez delivers a pitch for the Beaumont Coyotes against the Morongo Hit Men in the loser’s bracket final of the Beaumont Coyotes men’s fastpitch tournament, Sunday. Photo BY BOB OTTO

    BEAUMONT, Calif. – George Valdivia launched a three-run home run in the second inning to give the Beaumont Coyotes a 3-2 lead, but one they couldn’t hold.

    The Morongo Hit Men battled back with three runs in the fifth on Anthony Loza’s three-run home run to knock off the Coyotes 6-3 in the loser’s bracket final of the 37th Annual Beaumont Coyotes men’s fastpitch tournament, Sunday, at Valdivia Field.

    CoyotesHR.75web George Valdivia is greeted by his teammates after hitting a three-run homer over the left-field fence to give the Coyotes a 3-2 lead. Photo By BOB OTTO

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    Lumar Goss Hits and Hurls Hit Men past Coyotes

    Saturday, July 5th, 2014

    14-HitmenGossLumar.51lr The Hit Men’s Lumar Goss, struck out 14 and allowed just three hits in a 9-1 victory over the host Beaumont Coyotes in the Coyotes 4th of July Tournament, July 4-6, at Valdivia Field. Photo By BOB OTTO

    By BOB OTTO / www.ottoinfocus.com
    July 5, 2014

    BEAUMONT, Calif. – Lumar Goss had it all working. The riser and the drop spun sharply up and down, and the change-up made his 70-plus mph speed look much faster.

    When his Saturday afternoon’s work was done, Goss had hurled the Hit Men of the Morongo Indian Reservation to a 9-1 victory over the Beaumont Coyotes. He allowed just three-hits, two walks, with 14 strikeouts.

    The victory moves the Hit Men (2-0) into Sunday morning’s winner’s bracket final of the 37th Annual Beaumont Coyotes 4th of July Tournament against the winner of the San Bernardino Dirtbags and Pala Braves.

    When asked what was working, Goss turned to his catcher Henry Schelb, and they both agreed, pretty much everything, with a nod toward the drop and change-up.

    14-CoyotesSSvsHitmen.93lr Beaumont Coyotes shortstop Gabe Valdivia dives for a ball hit up the middle. Valdivia had a double for the Coyotes. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Goss, 28, of Long Beach, and pitching eight years, allowed a lead off double to Gabe Valdivia in the first inning, a double to Joe Valdivia in the fourth, and a single to Richard Soriano in the sixth.

    Other than that, he was in command the whole way, with only four balls getting past the infield.

    The Hit Men scored two runs in the first on Schelb’s two-run double; added a run in the second on Sal Rated’s solo home run, and plated two more in the fourth on Cuckooman Taylor’s double.

    And Goss, batting for himself, launched a two-run homer over the left field fence in the fifth to help his cause.

    14-CoyotesHitmen.16lr Jason Martinez is one of the Coyotes young pitchers hurling in the 37th Annual 4th of July Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

    For the Coyotes, Jason Martinez went the distance allowing eight runs on nine hits, a walk, with three strikeouts.

      FIRST-ROUND SCORES

    Hit Men 6, Bombers 0
    Corona Rebels 7, I. E. Valley 1
    Coyotes 4, Chicanos 2
    Pala Braves 16, Corona Redline 0
    Hit Men over Breeder-Rupp (no score posted)
    San Bernardino Dirtbags over Rebels (no score posted)

    The tournament continues with loser’s bracket games throughout Saturday, and on Sunday, the winner’s bracket game starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by loser’s bracket games. The championship is scheduled for 1 p.m.

      TOURNAMENT NOTEBOOK

    …Ran into Ralph Roybal, son of long-time manager Fred Roybal. Hard to believe, but now Ralph is over 40 and serving as player / manager of the San Bernardino Bombers, sponsored by Ralph and Linda Trejo of Yucaipa who own Trejo’s Mexican Restaurant. Ralph’s team plays in the So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League – Master’s Division – that has eight teams, playing once a month on Sunday’s. The Roybal’s are two of the finest you will ever meet on and off the ball diamond.

    Lumar Goss, who threw a beauty against the Coyotes said that he got started pitching eight years a go because he was ordered to. It seems that in order to marry the girl he was courting, his (future) father-in-law had said if you want to marry my daughter, you have to play fastpitch. So he took up pitching. And he’s also good with the bat, blasting a two-run homer in his win.

    …The game ball of the Coyotes tournament is the deBeer Clincher. It’s kapok core and low compression is much more forgiving for pitchers. The ball simply does not fly as far, or as fast, as the hard “rocket balls” normally used in fastpitch games. Valdivia Field is just over 200-feet around the outfield fence, so the Clincher known as the “Frankenstein ball” amongst fastpitch players because of its zig-zag stitching, is an ideal choice.

    wolfpack.doom.debbie.322web Debby Day, pitching for the Long Beach Wolfpack in the 2014 NAFA World Series, A Division. Photo By BOB OTTO

    …Great to see Debby Day pitching in the tourney. Day pitched well in last weekend’s California Classic Open tournament in Santee, going 2-0, and she was the Co-MV Pitcher of the 2013 NAFA World Series, A Division, pitching the Long Beach Wolfpack to the title. Day is the Head Softball Coach of Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

    070514-ThompsonOtto51lr Truman Thompson, left, and Bob Otto at the 2014 37th Annual Beaumont Coyotes 4th of July Men’s Fastpitch Tournament.

    …Since 1977, I have had the pleasure of knowing Coyotes pitcher Truman Thompson. He’s a great competitor and pitcher, along with being a great person.

    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.