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2018 Raymond Angulo Memorial Tournament In Corona, Calif.

Friday, August 31st, 2018

KEVIN CASTILLO races to first base during the championship game of the Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, Sept. 4, in Corona, Calif. Castillo managed and helped lead Patricia’s Mexican Restaurant to the title with a 4-0 record. Photo By BOB OTTO

CORONA – The annual Raymond Angulo Memorial serves as a fun, competitive tournament and also as a fundraiser that raises money for JoJo’s Circle of Friends, a non-profit organization that helps children with special needs.

Come out to Promenade ball park at 615 Richey St. in Corona and watch the action. The tournament is hosted by Major League Softball and the So. Cal Rebels Softball Organization and will be held Sept. 1-2.

Popular Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

Friday, April 20th, 2018

DAVE MELTZ is one of the veteran pitchers often found “toeing the rubber” in the Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in Corona, Calif. Meltz and veterans such as ERNIE MAREZ, the tournament director, help keep men’s fastpitch going in Southern California. Photo By BOB OTTO

By ERNIE MAREZ
Tournament Director

CORONA, Calif. – The annual 2018 Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament is one of the few left in the Inland Empire of Southern California. And it’s a good one that’s popular with teams throughout the area.

The tournament is hosted by Major League Softball and the So. Cal Rebels Softball Organization. it’s a competitive tournament played at an excellent softball facility – Promenade Park in Corona.

    HERE’S THE DETAILS

When: Sept. 1-2, 2018
Where: Promenade Park Softball Field, Corona.

Entry Fee: $375.00
Payment Deadline: Aug. 27.
Send Payment To: So. Cal Rebels c/o Ernie Marez, 390 W. Mission Rd., Corona, CA 92882

Format: Double Elimination with 3 game guarantee and awards
Classification: Class C

Contact Information: Ernie Marez at 951-377-3364; email elmarez25@sbcglobal.net.

***Raymond Angulo Tournament Flier***

2014 Raymond Angulo Memorial Tournament – Corona, Calif. – Aug 30-31

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

CORONA, Calif. – The 12th Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament will be held Aug. 30-31 at Promenade Park Softball Field in Corona. Ray Angulo Tourney Flier

The tournament is directed by Ernie Marez (story), who also helps run the Corona Men’s Fastpitch League.

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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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