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So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League holds final 2017 Alliance Tournament

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The final So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League Alliance Tournament of the Year will be held July 29-30, 2017 at Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA.

  • This tournament will have a round robin format on Saturday followed by a single elimination on Sunday.
  • PARTICIPATING TEAMS

    Taft Buzzards
    Those Guys
    So Cal Bandits
    Beaumont Coyotes
    A1 Rockies
    Wah
    Young Guns
    Budmen.

  • Click to see Saturday Round Robin Schedule
  • Click to see Sunday Playoff Schedule
  • We will continue to use the bat tester and provide tamper proof decal stickers at this event. 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.

    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 CONTACT INFORMATION

    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL Executive Director
    661-510-8928
    info@scifastpitch.com

    SCIFL final tournament of the year

    Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

    ** To All So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League managers **

    SCIFL will be hosting its final Alliance Tournament of the year on August 29 – 30, 2017 at Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA. This tournament will have a round robin format on Saturday followed by a single elimination on Sunday.

    So far the East Bay Bashers, from Northern California, has committed to coming down to this event. Teams interested in participating in the event need to contact the tournament director, Jesse Ortiz, at scifastpitch@gmail.com by Sunday, July 16, 2017 so the fields can be paid on Monday, July 17, 2017, per the City of Santa Fe Springs.

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    SCIFL Tournament Coming To Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base

    Saturday, May 27th, 2017

    Yusef Davis Jr., reaches up and slaps a high rise ball off BC A’s pitcher Gregg Garrity and reaches safely on an infield single during a 2016 SCIFL Tournament. SCIFL men’s fastpitch action returns, June 24, at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2016 SCIFL Tournament

    BURBANK, Calif. – The next So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League Alliance tournament will be held June 24, 2017 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. It will be a one day tournament, maximum of eight teams, with a two game Round Robin followed immediately by a Single Elimination.

    Teams interested in participating will need to contact the tournament director, Jesse Ortiz, at scifastpitch@gmail.com by June 10, 2017 because all personnel entering Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton must complete a “Sponsored Visitor Request Form” (attached). This is a simple process, but again, ALL personnel must do this, or risk being denied entry to the Base.

    CampPendletonVisitorForm(Team)

    This process will expedite entry; specifically, when the vehicle comes to the gate, the “occupants” will simply have to show appropriate identification (Driver’s License or State issued ID).

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    So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League Hosting Alliance Tournament

    Saturday, May 6th, 2017

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The next SCIFL Alliance Tournament will be held May 20 – 21, 2017 at Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA. This tournament will have a round robin format on Saturday followed by a single elimination on Sunday.

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    Memorial tournament to honor Cecilio E. Smalling

    Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    CECILIO E. SMALLING will be remembered at a memorial tournament in his honor April 22-23 at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Photo Courtesy SCIFL

    To All Managers: SCIFL will be hosting its first annual Cecilio E Smalling Memorial Tournament on April 22 – 23, 2017 at Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA.

    This tournament will have a round-robin format on Saturday followed by a single elimination on Sunday.

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    Plan now for 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch tournament

    Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

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    By JESSE ORTIZ /
    Tournament Director
    President, So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL)

    BURBANK, Calif. – The tenth edition of the “Las Vegas Road Trip” men’s fast pitch tournament dates has been confirmed.

    The event will be held April 7-9, 2017 with the first round games starting Friday at noon, and the Championship games scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday; the “IF” games will immediately follow if necessary.

      PLAN EARLY AND LATE

    Teams flying in and out should make plans to be ready to play early on Friday and late on Sunday in the event the brackets are running late.

    While this tournament is a NAFA sanctioned event, it is run by SCIFL. Any questions regarding this tournament must go through the SCIFL Tournament Director Jesse Ortiz.

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    SCIFL Masters Tournament At Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs

    Saturday, May 21st, 2016

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    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) will host a Masters Tournament Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs.

    Teams that are interested in participating need to reply via-email at scifastpitch@gmail.com by Monday, May 23, 2016.

    “Once the fields are paid I will not be able to make additional adjustments, so if you want to participate make sure to reply by email before the deadline,” said Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

  • 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.
  • Sincerely,
    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President
    scifastpitch@gmail.com
    661-510-8928

    So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League hosting Alliance Tournament, Sunday May 15

    Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – This weekend’s So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League Alliance tournament will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

    It will be a one day tournament with all four fields being used. We will try our best to put up the fences but field three is the only one that will not have any fences. All games will start at 9:00 AM sharp with no grace period. The Championship game is scheduled at 3:00 PM.

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    SCIFL Plans Tribute To Late Cecillo Smalling At Little Lake Park, Santa Fe Springs

    Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

    CecillioSmalling.1lr Cecillo Smalling. Courtesy photo / SCIFL

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL), along with his friends, will be hosting a tribute for Cecillo Smalling who passed away last November.

    The tribute will take place during the Masters games that will be played on Sunday, May 1, at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs.

    The tribute is scheduled for noon, but will start once all the 10:30 games have been completed to allow all teams to be able move to field 1.

  • Family and softball friends will speak in honor of his legacy.
  • A small luncheon will be provided at the park for all.
  • Thank You,
    Jesse Ortiz, President
    So Cal Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL)
    P.O. Box 6572
    Burbank, CA 91510
    Email: info (at) scifastpitch.com
    tele: 661-510-8923

    Those Guys Bringing Young Guys Into Fastpitch

    Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
    Those Guys fastpitch team of Long Beach, Calif., has five high school players on its roster, along with a good veteran core. In early April, the team finished runner-up to J & B Painting (an ISC caliber team) in a So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) tournament. Courtesy photo / SCIFL

    Those Guys fastpitch team of Long Beach, Calif., has five high school players on its roster, along with a good veteran core. In early April, the team finished runner-up to J & B Painting (an ISC caliber team) in a So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) tournament. Courtesy photo / SCIFL

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – In the late 1970s, Paul Castillo and a few of his fastpitch buddies decided to start a team. But what to name it? How about Those Guys, suggested Castillo.

    Approval was given, and now almost 40 years later, Those Guys are still playing the game they love in So. Calif.

    In the early years, veterans made up a good share of the roster. But over the past several years, Castillo has made a concerted effort to bring young players into the fold.

    Most ball clubs prefer veterans over untested rookies. After all, there’s no training involved with proven veterans; whereas with many rookies, it can be a struggle to learn the nuances of a new sport.

      GIVING THE KIDS A CHANCE

    And besides, Castillo, now 58, remembers as a teenager he was given the opportunity to play.

    “When I was 18, I was given a chance to play,” said Castillo. “It’s the reason I give my young guys a chance. There’s teams that want all veterans, but we’ve got to develop kids (for the sport to grow), and they need somewhere to play.”

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