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Desperado Sports Tavern battles back into contention in AA AA-Major Division

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

A DESPERADO SPORTS TAVERN’S Al Khalaf laces into a pitch during a AA/AA-Major Division game in the 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament at Sunset Park on Saturday. Photo By BOB OTTO

LAS VEGAS – After dropping a tough 3-1 loss to Marcio Sausage Co. in the AA/AA-Major opening game on Friday, Desperado Sports Tavern of Missoula, Mont. has fought its way back with three consecutive wins on Saturday, to be just two games shy of reaching the championship game.

On Saturday, Desperado beat back Santa Celilla, 5-4, followed by a 5-3 victory over Hector’s NAFA Selects, and then exacting some revenge the Missoula club defeated Marcio Sausage Co., 6-2, Saturday afternoon.

Desperado returns to action Sunday morning in an 11:30 contest, taking on the winner between Team Marquez and TJ Fastpitch.

Should they survive that game, Desperado would need only one more win to reach the championship – taking on the loser of the winners bracket final between the J&B Bombers and Northeast Naturals at 1:15.

  • Keep up with the results by visiting the AA/AA-Major Bracket on the SCIFL website.
  • Hector’s NAFA Selects edge Page Brake in Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament

    Saturday, April 8th, 2017

    DAN VIGIL rips into a pitch during Hector’s NAFA Selects 8-5 victory over Salt Lake City Page Brake in the Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Tim Thornton drove in two runs, Bryn Redhead gave a gutsy performance in the circle, and Hector’s NAFA Selects of Denver, CO, held off Page Brake of Salt Lake City to take an 8-5 victory in the AA / AA-Major Division of the Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament at Sunset Park, Saturday.

    The Selects hadn’t been hitting the ball especially well in earlier games, but they erupted for four runs in the first inning on Thornton’s two-run double, and added two more in the second and one in the fifth to get past the hard-hitting lineup of Page Brake.

    “We started slow and they took a 3-0 lead on us,” said Selects’ manager Matt Thornton, younger brother of Tim Thornton, “but our bats came alive.”

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