2015: 55+ Wood Las Vegas Open
"Stonebrook, Welch and Burkitt Lead the Pack"
Sacramento Royals 13, So Cal Fire 1
by Jim Tygrett-DiNuzzi
The Sacramento Royals took the 55+ MSBL Division Championship at the 2015 Las Vegas
Open. A combination of outstanding pitching and hitting overwhelmed the
competition with the Royals going undefeated and completing each game including
the semi-final and championship by the 12 run "mercy" rule.
pitched and the hitters hit. Tim Burkitt threw and won two of the three poolgames while Greg Lichtenberger won the other surrendering only one run. Terry
Callahan threw and won the semi-final getting the Royals into the championship
where team ace Gary Stonebrook completed the tournament sweep in the
championship going all the way.
was plenty with all the hitters contributing and when they weren't pitching the
pitchers were hitting as part of the offense, too. The rest of the hitters
included Derek Buluck, Darryl Foster, Brian Fisher, Rob Ericson, Jim
Marquardsen, Mark Shillingburg, Mark Vendeiro, Bob Wooden, Steve Welch, and Jim
Tygrett-DiNuzzi. Lichtenberger and Fisher just missed hitting balls out of the
park. Steve Welch, as usual, caught every inning of every game and was named