Waikiki Beach Boys 13, 3n2 Rangers 4
The MSBL Desert Classic in beautiful Palm Springs saw the 55-Over Waikiki Beachboys go undefeated and win the championship with a convincing 13-4 victory over the always competitive 3n2 Rangers. Long-time player/manager Gary Firestone, now in his 35th year with MSBL, was at the helm. The Beachboys breezed through pool play with great pitching from Mike Schoenaman, Roy Herrera, Marcelino Escalante, and Tracy Wheeler.
Larry Brown threw a pitching gem against the Rangers to secure the Championship. The defense was error-free in all four games and all 23 players contributed to the Beach Boys offense.
“I can finally say that we had 23 MVP’S in one tournament after 35 years,” stated Firestone.