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SoCal Knights Stay Perfect, Take Opening SCIFL Alliance Tournament

Monday, April 1st, 2019

SoCal Knights Jesse Martinez pitched back-to-back wins in the semifinal and championship games of the So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) Alliance Tournament at Los Nietos Park, Santa Fe Springs on Saturday, Mar. 30. Photo By BOB OTTO

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The pitching was steady, the offense efficient, the defense sure-handed and as a result the SoCal Knights claimed the Southern California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) Alliance tournament championship at Los Nietos Park on Saturday.

The Knights broke open a tight game with three late runs to hold off the Budmen, 9-5, in the final. With the victory, the Knights extend their winning streak to a perfect 11-0 in southern California’s early fastpitch season.

Jesse Martinez hurled a six hitter with three walks and five strikeouts. After giving up four runs in the bottom of the first, the 29-year-old right-hander toughened the rest of the way, holding a one-through-nine murders row of Budmen hitters to just a lone run in fourth.

“Overall, we played solid defense,” said Knights player / manager Jason Martinez. “As a team, we didn’t tear the cover off the ball, but we were consistently getting that timely hit when we needed it, and our pitchers kept us in every game and gave us the chance to come out on top.”

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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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SCIFL Masters teams in tournament action in Palmdale, Calif.

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

SCIFL President

To All Managers: I’m sending this email in advance just in case I’m not able to do it after I come back from the Las Vegas Road Trip X.

The next SCIFL Masters Tournament is scheduled for April 30, 2017 in Palmdale, CA at Marie Kerr Park 39700 30th Street West, Palmdale, CA 93551.

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SCIFL Hosting Men’s Masters Fastpitch Tournament July 16-17

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League will host a Masters Tournament, July 16-17, at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs.

The tournament will be a two-day modified format like at Carson City (NAFA Masters World Series).

  • The entry fee will be $325.
  • Teams interested in participating need to reply via-email at by Sunday, July 3, 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. – 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.

    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.

    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President