Smith pitches Snappers to win in Palm Springs By Alejandro Rodriguez, for MSBLNational.com INDIO –Jesse Smith threw six scoreless innings, giving up five hits, walking none, and striking out five as the So Cal Snappers defeated the San Diego Knights 6-2 in the 25-and-over Desert Classic finals. “He’s just the ultimate professional, said Snappers manager…

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By Duke Cullinan, for MSBLNational.com Behind the solid pitching of starter Jesse Medellin, and the solid all-around play of Pat Crowley, the Central Coast Hogs beat the Utah Pirates 4-1 to take claim the 45-and-over Desert Classic title. The Hogs, playing their sixth game of the tournament, rode Medellin for seven innings before hard-throwing Sam…

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LA Athletics 9, Dodgertown West 5 By Britten Gerrard, for MSBLNational.comPlaying against two former Major Leaguers didn’t stop the LA Athletics from winning their second consecutive MSBL Desert Classic 55+ wood bat championship title. In a rematch of the 2012 final, the Athletics defeated the Dodgertown West Dodgers 9-5 behind a third-inning offensive surge where…

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SoCal Matanzas 13, Utah Pirates 6 ‘Townsend and Esparza Pace Matanzas’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, special to MSBL National LA QUINTA – Kevin Townsend went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Refugio Esparza was 4-for-5 with three doubles, three runs scored and three RBI as the So Cal Matanzas defeated the Utah Pirates…

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SoCal Snappers 11, San Joaquin Giants 6’Snappers Cop Fourth Desert Classic Title’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, MSBLNational.com INDIO, CA., Jan. 20, 2014 — Greg Martinez was 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs and Matt Graves went 3-for-4 with two doubles as the So Cal Snappers defeated the San Joaquin Giants 11-6 to win the 35…

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25+ Wood Bat division So Cal Angels 10, San Diego North Redbacks 2 By Britten Gerrard, for MSBLNational.com PALM DESERT, CA, Jan. 20, 2014 – Shortstop Jason Brissey delivered a monster three-run triple in the seventh inning to lead the So Cal Angels to a 10-2 win over the San Diego North Redbacks and a…

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By Dick Mills, for MSBLNational.com Rancho Mirage, CA January 20, 2014 –Behind strong complete game pitching from ace Danny Pawelek, and a monster offensive day by Dan Little, the LA Athletics defeated Dodgertown West 9-3 to capture the 55-and-over Desert Classic title. It is the third time in a row that these two teams have…

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Dewey Hunter threw a complete game as Murrieta claims 35 Wood Bat American Gold 7 RBI’s for big bro Rich; Complete game for Dewey Hunters’ big day helps Mutiny to 35 American crown By Alejandro Rodriguez, for MSBLNational.comINDIO– Rich Hunter went 4-for-5 with seven RBI, while younger brother Dewey Hunter went the distance on the…

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Team Victory — 2014 Desert Classic 50+ Champions. Greg Bertrand (top row, third from right) threw all 18 innings in the title game. Rafael Fuentes, (front, third from left) knocked in game winning run with a sacrifice fly. Bertrand throws complete game to lead victors Team Victory beats Agua Dulce Reds 2-1 in 18 innings…

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LA Athletics 11, So Cal Fire 1 ‘Athletics Cop 4-Peat Behind Pawelek’ By Britten Gerrard, Special to MSBL National January 19, 2015, Palm Springs, CA-Behind another phenomenal pitching performance by their ace Danny Pawelek, the L.A. Athletics conquered their fourth consecutive Desert Classic 55+ Wood Men’s Senior Baseball League title on Martin Luther King Day,…

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