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Buzzards hold off WAH to take Palm Springs Classic Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

THE TAFT (CA) BUZZARDS claimed the 2017 Palm Springs Classic Men’s Fastpitch Tounament at DeMuth Park in Palm Springs, March 25-26. The tournament was the season opener for the So. California Independent Fastpitch League’s (SCIFL) series of Alliance tournaments. Courtesy Photo / Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

By JESSE ORTIZ
SCIFL President

PALMS SPRINGS, Calif. – The So Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) opened its 2017 season at DeMuth Park in Palm Springs on March 25-26. Ten teams took part in the Palm Springs Classic, led by long-time men’s fastpitch advocate and tournament director, Vickie Oltean.

After Saturday’s round-robin play, WAH of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Taft (CA) Buzzards emerged as the No. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively. Both powerhouses rolled through Sunday’s single-elimination playoffs undefeated into the championship.

Led by the pitching of starter Eloy Montoya, who went three innings, and closer Sonny Perkins, the Buzzards held off WAH, 3-2, in eight innings to claim SCIFL’s first Alliance tournament of the season.

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Field Set For Annual Palm Springs Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Jesse Ortiz is the president of the So. California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL), and he also pitches for the So. Cal Bandits. Photo By BOB OTTO

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The annual Palm Springs men’s fastpitch tournament is shaping up for a competitive confrontation among Southern California’s strongest NAFA A-Major to AA teams at Demuth Park, March 25-26.

Saturday’s action includes pool play that will determine seeding for Sunday’s single-elimination championship round. Click on (TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE)

Games are played at DeMuth Park and start at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the final contest scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday begins at 8 a.m. with the championship scheduled for 2 p.m.

Tournament Director, Vicki Oltean, has long been a major supporter of men’s fastpitch softball. She has held tournaments in Palm Springs for over 30 years.

Oltean can be reached at: (760) 323-8277 or email: Vicki.Oltean@palmsprings-ca.gov.

  • Ten So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) teams comprise the tournament
  • POOL A
    So. Calif. Heat
    Beaumont Coyotes
    A1 Rockies
    Morongo
    Maccabi

    POOL B
    Wah
    Buzzards
    Patricia’s
    California Athletics
    So. Cal Bandits

  • Information provided by Jesse Ortiz, president of SCIFL
  • scifastpitch@gmail.com
    661-510-8928

    SCIFL opens men’s fastpitch tournament season In Palm Springs, California

    Monday, March 13th, 2017

    The 2017 Palm Springs Classic promises fast-paced men’s fastpitch softball action. Photo By BOB OTTO

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The Southern California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) is opening its 2017 Alliance Tournament in Palm Springs, CA on March 25-26.

    The tournament is hosted by the City of Palm Springs with an entry fee of $430. The deadline to enter is Monday, March 20, 2017.

    Tournament Director Vicki Oltean can be reached at (760) 323-8277 or email: Vicki.Oltean@palmsprings-ca.gov.

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  • PalmSpringsClassic2017SCIFLTournament

    Palm Springs Opens Southern California Men’s Fast-Pitch Season

    Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
    Sports fans can watch all the action that typifies men's fastpitch: pitching, defense, hitting, big game-saving and game-winning plays. Men's fastpitch has it all for sports fans. Photo Collage By BOB OTTO

    Sports fans can watch all the action that typifies men’s fastpitch: pitching, defense, hitting, big game-saving and game-winning plays. Men’s fastpitch has it all for sports fans. Photo Collage By BOB OTTO

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) is kicking off the 2016 season in Palm Springs, CA in the Men’s Fastpitch Palm Springs Classic Tournament.

    The event will be held on March 12 – 13, 2016 and will be ran by the City of Palm Springs. The tournament will use current NAFA rules which will govern all games with exceptions.

    Once the draw is completed, entry fee is non-refundable. The entry fee will be $420 and the deadline is Monday, March 7, 2016.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Interested teams, please contact Tournament Director Vickie Oltean at (760) 323-8277 or email: Vicki.Oltean@palmsprings-ca.gov.

    ATTACHED

    Palm Springs Classic Entry Form

    Sincerely,
    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President
    SCIFL Website
    2016 SCIFL Schedule

    Southern Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) Announces Schedule

    Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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    BURBANK, Calif. – Spring is fast coming and for fastpitch players, teams and fans, that means the So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League season is about underway.

    SCIFL offers eight weekend league meets, along with six weekend meets for its masters teams. Play begins March 12-13 in Palm Springs in the annual tournament directed by Vickie Oltean – a tremendous supporter of men’s fastpitch for over 30 years.

    For a complete schedule, visit: SCIFL Schedule

    For more information:
    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