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Someone to know: Bob Rockwood of the 2017 Maccabi USA fastpitch team

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

BOB ROCKWOOD pitching for MACCABI USA, began his fastpitch career as a shortstop for the Prescott (AZ) Mustangs, but took up pitching at age 39. Now he’s being relied on to help lead the USA Maccabi Masters team (35-older) to a gold medal in the 20th MACCABIAH GAMES to be held in Israel in July.

Rockwood along with a pitching staff that included Russ Snow, helped the ball club finish third (4-2) in the 16-team, A-Major Division in the 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X tournament, April 7-9 at Sunset Park in Las Vegas. Photo By BOB OTTO

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.


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

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    SCIFL Fastpitch

    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President

    SCIFL Alliance Tournament June 25 – 26

    Saturday, June 11th, 2016


    By JESSE ORTIZ / President SCIFL

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The next scheduled SCIFL Alliance Tournament will be held on June 25 and 26, 2016 at Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA. Saturday will be a round robin format followed by a single elimination on Sunday.

    Teams that are interested in playing need to email their response to Jesse Ortiz, Tournament Director, at by no later than Sunday, June 12, 2016. The entry fee is $420 and teams that enter this tournament for the first time; payment needs to be received no later than Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

    Checks can be mailed and made payable to:

    PO Box 6572
    Burbank, CA 91510

    The following teams have committed to playing in the tournament

    California A’s
    A1 Rockies
    Maccabi USA
    Those Guys
    So Cal Heat
    So Cal Bandits

    Tamper proof decal stickers will be utilized at this event so each bat will need to be tested prior to use. Bats that do not have a tamper proof decal sticker will not be allowed in the game. Players should not try to take the tamper proof decal sticker off because any bat with a sticker that looks like it’s been tampered with will not be allowed in play.

    In order to start the games on time please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to game time so we can test your bat and provide passing bats with a tamper proof decal sticker for umpires to check on the field.

    SCIFL is a non-profit organization that only receives funds from the entry fee teams pay to cover the expenses of running a tournament. Once a team commits to the tournament the expenses are calculated and the field rentals are paid in advance. If a team has committed and then decides to drop out of the tournament, for any reason, they will be subject to the entry fee to cover expenses. The fees will need to be paid prior to any future SCIFL and NAFA tournaments to avoid the team’s roster (players) from suspension. SCIFL will take the team’s roster from the last tournament the team played and will place it on a suspension list if the cancellation fee is not paid. This means players from that team will not be able to play in any SCIFL and NAFA tournaments until the cancellation fee is paid, so please make sure when you commit you are committed to playing in the tournament.

    Maccabi USA- Building Jewish Pride Through Sports

    Monday, April 4th, 2016

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sam Balaban-Feld at 215.561.6900 ext. 4157 /


    Philadelphia, PA – April 4, 2016 – Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish Fastpitch (Windmill) Softball players to represent the United States at the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 6-17, 2017.

    The Games will consist of over 42 sports and 7,000+ athletes from over 75 countries. The World Maccabiah Games are the third largest international sporting competition in the world and the world’s largest international Jewish event.

    Maccabi USA will be sending three Fastpitch Softball teams to the 20th Maccabiah Games in the following age divisions: Open Women’s, ages 18-35; Open Men’s, ages 18-35; and Masters Men’s, ages 35 and up. The Men’s teams will be selected following national tryouts, which will be held on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, and June 5, 2016 in New York City.

    Information about the selection process for the Women’s team will be made available shortly. To participate in a tryout, a candidate must first complete and submit an application for the Maccabiah Games online at

    Mike Goldman, the Chairman of the Maccabi USA Men’s Softball Program, and Fred Cohen, Chairman of the Bat and Glove Program, have appointed Maccabi USA Fastpitch alumni Marty Weiner of Los Angeles, CA, and Tony Kahan of Chicago, IL, to be the Head Coaches of the Men’s Open and Masters Fastpitch teams, respectively.

    “We are really excited to have Marty and Tony on board,” said Goldman. “Our hope is that the best Jewish Fastpitch players in the United States will jump at the opportunity to experience Israel in a unique and meaningful way, while representing their country as part of Team USA.”

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