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McCarrie’s blast gives Budmen a walk-off in Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

ROBERT McCARRIE had a game to remember for the Budmen of So. Calif. Down by a run with two out in the final inning with a man aboard, McCarrie blasted an inside-the-park home run to give his team a walk-off 10-9 victory over Wololok, Calif. in the A Division of the Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament, Saturday. Photo By BOB OTTO

LAS VEGAS – Robert McCarrie has many years of fastpitch softball ahead of him. Years in which to create memories playing the grand old game.

And what he did Saturday will surely be stashed away in his memory bank to savor after retires.

In the bottom of the seventh with the Budmen of East Los Angeles down to their last out and trailing by a run, McCarrie came to the plate with a runner aboard. He needed to keep the inning alive. He needed to at least get on base any way possible.

Well, McCarrie did more than that. He abruptly ended the game.

“I got a rise ball,” he said. And did he ever jump on it.

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Check out SCIFl website for up-to-date bracket results

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

LAS VEGAS – So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) President, Jesse Ortiz, who is also the tournament director for the Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament, is up-dating the the NAFA A, A-Major, and AA / AA-Major brackets as quickly as possible on the SCIFL website.

THE DIRECT LINKS

A Bracket
A-Major Bracket
AA / AA-Major Bracket

TWO BIG GAMES Saturday feature Minnesota’s Marchio Sausage Co. vs. So. California’s J & B Painting in a AA-AA/Major semifinal takes place at Sunset Park (Field 11) at 1:15 p.m., followed by the Northeast Naturals taking on TJ Fastpitch of Mexico at 3 p.m.

Come out to Sunset Park and Warm Springs Park softball fields to watch some top-caliber men’s fastpitch played by ball clubs from Mexico, Canada and the United States.

Deadline near for Las Vegas Road Trip X

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

BURBANK, Calif. – The Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch tournament (April 7-9) is fast approaching and some teams have yet to pay their entry fee. If you have not paid, please do so as soon as possible.

This is a second email update I have issued regarding the Las Vegas Road Trip X.

DUE DATE FOR FEES

  • Teams that have not paid will have until Friday, February 17, otherwise, you run the risk of being dropped to the waiting list.
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    Las Vegas Road Trip X features 36 Teams from Canada, Mexico and the United States

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

    LAS VEGAS – The 10th Annual Las Vegas Road Trip men’s fastpitch tournament will be held April 7-9 with a maximum of 36 teams divided into three NAFA divisions: AA/AA-Major, A-Major, and A.

    And all three slots are about full.

    “As of right now, I have 35 teams who have expressed interest in participating in the tournament,” said tournament director Jesse Ortiz. “Three have paid their complete entry fee and several coaches have said their payment has been sent.”

    The A-Major and A are full, with but ONE slot available in the AA/AA-Major. But there is a waiting list, so managers act quickly to get added if a team drops out of the tournament, encourages Ortiz.

    “Teams still interested in participating can email me,” Ortiz said, “so they can be added to the waiting list.” (email Ortiz at: info@scifastpitch.com)

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    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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    Las Vegas Road Trip Men’s Fastpitch Tournament Update

    Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

    Kevin Castillo, J&B.23lr
    Enter your team now for the Las Vegas Road Trip IX Men’s Fastpitch Tournament to be held April 8-10.

    By JESSE ORTIZ
    SCIFL President

    BURBANK, Calif. – I want to provide everyone with an update on the Las Vegas Road Trip IX that will be held on April 8-10, 2016.

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    Plan now for 2016 Las Vegas Road Trip men’s fastpitch tournament

    Friday, December 11th, 2015

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    By Jesse Ortiz
    So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) President
    Las Vegas Road Trip Tournament Director

    BURBANK, Calif. The ninth edition of the “Las Vegas Road Trip” men’s fast pitch tournament dates has been confirmed. The event will be held April 8-10, 2016.

    As like last year, first round games will start on Friday at noon and the Championship games will be scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, with “IF” games immediately following if necessary.

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    Ohio Battery, Maccabi USA and Taft (Calif.) Buzzards claim Las Vegas Road Trip titles

    Monday, April 13th, 2015

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    LAS VEGAS – The eighth annual Las Vegas Road Trip men’s fastpitch tournament is in the books with three teams emerging as champions in the AA / AA-Major, A-Major, and A divisions of the NAFA-sanctioned tournament conducted by the Southern California Independent Fastpitch Association (SCIFL).

      AA / AA-Major Division

    Ohio Battery went undefeated (4-0) to claim the championship, but it wasn’t without a fight as the Ohio team had to hold off the 2014 NAFA World Series AA-Major champion Portland CR Brewers, 8-6, on Sunday to finally fly back to the Midwest with a Southwestern title.

    The Brewers and Battery met in the winners bracket final, but this time the Ohio ball club had little difficulty, taking a 5-0 decision. The Brewers then got in a dog fight in the losers bracket final before squeezing past Randy’s A’s 6-5 for a second crack at Ohio Battery.

    The runner-up CR Brewers finished 3-2, while Randy’s A’s took third with a 3-2 mark.

      A-Major Division

    Maccabi USA roared through the A-Major division winning five consecutive games to claim the championship with a 10-0 victory over the Colorado Rage.

    Maccabi bats stung opposing pitching by scoring 36 runs for a 7.2 average, while the pitching fired three shutouts and allowed just five runs in five games.

    The Rage finished 3-2 in the 11-team division and beat K-Club of Washington, 5-0, in the losers bracket final to get back into title contention. K-Club started the tournament strong by reeling off two straight wins before losing to Maccabi, 10-3, in the quarterfinals.

    Knocked into the losers bracket, the Washington ball club responded with a 7-4 victory over the Pirates and got past the Stealers 8-5 before falling to the Rage and finishing third at 4-2.

      A Division

    The Taft Buzzards (near Bakersfield, Calif.) defeated Press Box of Montana, 12-7, to take the championship and remain unblemished at 5-0 in the 13-team tournament.

    The two ball clubs met earlier in the winners bracket final with Buzzards taking a 6-2 decision, sending Press Box (4-2) into the losers bracket final where they beat the Oklahoma Sykos, 7-2, for a return match with the Buzzards.

    For completed bracket results, visit the SCIFL website.

    Las Vegas Road Trip VI – Brackets are up

    Monday, March 25th, 2013

    “The strongest field of teams yet.” – Robert Hernandez

    LAS VEGAS, NV – The Las Vegas Road Trip IV men’s fastpitch tournament, April 13-14, is set with 34 teams heading to Las Vegas to see who will be crowned champions in three separate divisions. This is the strongest field of teams yet and there will be a lot of ball being played in the two days at Sunset Park and Warm Springs Park on the south side of town.

    There are 14 teams each in the AA/AA-Major and A classifications and six teams in the A-Major. All will be playing the NAFA 3-game guarantee bracket for the championship.

    For a complete list of teams and to view the brackets, please visit Southern California Independent Fastpitch League website and press the link for the Las Vegas Road Trip.

    BRACKETS:

    AA/AA Major Bracket
    A-Major Bracket
    A Bracket

    For more information, contact:

    Robert Hernandez
    SCIFL President
    NAFA VP Pacific Region
    714-392-1387
    rmh323@roadrunner.com