2017 Desert Classic: 45+ Mountain
North County Sharks 12, L.A.
‘Torcivia Takes Bite Out of Bulldogs’
Submitted by Jim Tapper, North
County Sharks manager
The North County Sharks played the L.A Bulldogs for the mountain division crown in the 45+ championship game of
the 2017 MSBL Desert Classic in Palm Springs.
The Sharks scored five runs in the
first inning, which is more runs scored than in all of our tournament pool
play, and we were able to coast to a 12-0 victory over a very good L.A.
Pitcher Phil Torcivia threw
eight solid innings of 2-hit baseball while seven of those innings were
no-hit ball. The offensive produced a solid effort for the Sharks as Roger
Packard and Ken Callaway tallied three hits apiece. Brandon Bogges, Jim
Tapper and Mike Cole went 2-4 each to follow closely behind. Everyone
on the Sharks had at least one hit apiece to top off a total team effort at the
plate. The Sharks only allowed nine runs all tournament and had great pitching
from Bill McFaggin and Joe Flores.