Montebello Angels 27, Utah Dodgers 3 Submitted by Robert Oskin, Angels manager The Montebello Angels came out to its usual participation in the MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic. They finished 2-1 in the round robin after losing their first game to the Las Vegas Rattlers 9-8 after being up 8-3. It was a big disappointment…

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OC Rays 11, Albuquerque Sox 3 ‘Rodriguez Takes Control on the Bump’ Submitted by Andres Velarde, Rays manager Last year around thanksgiving, our coach Daniel Cardenas gave the idea of going to Las Vegas and playing in the Las Vegas Kickoff tournament in March 2020. We were playing on a Sunday afternoon and one of…

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Inland Angels 9, Paladin 3 ‘Ironman Sallo Takes Charge on the Bump’ Submitted by Ted Poleto, Angels manager This was our first entry into the 65+ division of the Kickoff Classic, as we have been specifically playing in the 60’s.  Half of the team consisted of new guys that have not played with the Inland Angels before…

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Boston Wolfpack 14, Diamond Dream Mustangs 1 ‘Mike Smith Throws Complete Game Victory’ Submitted by Sterling Endicott The Boston Wolfpack won the 55+ MSBL Kickoff Classic tournament going 5-0 with a 14-1 win in the final over the Diamond Dream Mustangs.  The Pack got solid pitching and defense all weekend and were led in the…

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Texas Redbirds 9, Diamond Dream Mustangs 8 ‘Redbirds Go 5-0 to Win 50+ American; Cite Complete Team Effort’ Submitted by Brian McGilvary, Redbirds manager The Redbirds played from a deficit all tournament, falling behind in four of the five games but battled back and found ways to win. Ralph Rodriguez was an offensive force going…

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San Diego Mudcats 14, Philadelphia Phillies 2 ‘Mudcats Win 65+ and 70+ Kickoff Classic Titles’ The San Diego Mudcats earned their second Las Vegas title in as many weeks with a 14-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies to capture the 70+ title in week two of the MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic. The championship game…

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Sacramento Tribe 7, San Antonio Lonestars 5 ‘Weathers and Jungston Share MVP Honors’ Submitted by Joe Soto, Tribe manager In a very exciting game, the national tournament powerhouse Sacramento Tribe defeated the San Antonio Lonestars 7 to 5 to capture the 60-over division title of the 2019 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic. The Tribe was…

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Chicago Royals 6, Colorado Bandits 5 ‘Iron Man Trimarco Steps Up on the Bump’ The Chicago Royals overcame two severe injuries on their way to the MSBL Kickoff Classic 45+ American Division title. Shortstop Mark Cibrario was hit with a ball in game one and suffered a broken nose but returned for Monday’s semi-final and…

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Boston Wolfpack 5, 3n2 Rangers 4 ‘MVP Delgado Drives in Winning Runs in Walk-off Fashion’  Submitted by Sterling Endicott  Things played out as the bookmakers expected with the MSBL Desert Classic Champions meeting up with the MSBL Holiday Classic Champions in the 50+ National Las Vegas Kickoff Classic finals. And the game was an instant…

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Las Vegas Rattlers 5, Willamette Valley Hops 1 ‘Dan Clemens Throws Complete Game Championship Victory’ Submitted by Manny Ocampo, Rattlers manager The normal, very short, Las Vegas Rattlers pre-game meeting consisted of a very short manager speech…”You know you all love each other, so go out and show it by having fun!” That’s what was…

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