2022 45+ American

OC Dodgers 8, Lehigh Valley Railriders 3 Submitted by Jef Brown, Dodger’s manager The OC Dodgers have long participated in the MSBL tournaments, including the Kickoff Classic, and this year’s team almost didn’t happen.  Prior to the start of the tournament, we had several players drop, one due to a serious car accident that put…

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2022 35+ National

Montebello Angels 19, Utah Blues 0 Submitted by Robert Oskin, Angel’s manager The Montebello Angels compiled a 5-0 record on their way to winning the 35+ National Division of the 2022 MSBL Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas. The way the format was set up was four teams in Group A and six teams in Group…

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2022 65+ American

Inland Angels 14, Paladin 3 Submitted by Ted Poleto, Angel’s manager We won the 65+ American Division Kickoff Classic championship with a total team effort of 13 guys.  We were short on depth but long on competing. Greg Brinkley pitched a complete game shutout in the semi-final and Dave Statter pitched a great game in…

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2022 50+ National

Boston Wolfpack 16, Mustangs Baseball Club 5 Submitted by Sterling Endicott The Boston Wolfpack defeated the two-time defending champion Mustangs Baseball Club 16-5 in the 50+ Championship at the MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic.  Boston pounded out 83 hits and scored 68 runs, going 5-0 after moving to the younger division due to lack of teams in the 55+. …

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2022 70+ National

North County Mudcats 24, Tri-Valley Antiques 5 Submitted by Jim Teeter, Mudcats manager San Diego’s North County Mudcats won the 2022 Las Vegas Kick-off Classic tournament 70+ division Monday afternoon (March 14) at Heritage Park with a 24-5 victory over the Tri-Valley Antiques. After losing a classic battle with the Tri-Valley Antiques in pool game…

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2022 60+ National

Sacramento Royals 8, Lonestars 2 Submitted by Jim Tygrett-DeNuzzi, Royal’s manager The third-seeded Sacramento Royals cruised through the 60+ division playoffs to take the Division Championship over the Lonestars, 8-2. As usual for the Royals, it was a total team effort. In pool play, the Royals had wins over the Mustangs and a hard-fought 8-7 victory over the Inland…

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2022 65+ National

2022 65+ National San Antonio Defenders 14, Sacramento Tribe 8 Submitted by Joel Morley, Defender’s co-manager The Defenders 65+ team beat the Sacramento Tribe 14-8 in the 65+ National Division Championship of the 2022 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic.  The Defenders were led by the pitching duo of Mike Denevi and Joe Whitmer.  Denevi started the…

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2021 50+ Wood Bat

Diamond Dream Mustangs 15, So Cal Trojans 2 ‘Mustangs Repeat as 50+ Champs’ Submitted by MSBL World Series Hall of Fame member Mike LaComb, Mustang’s manager                       For the third year in a row the Mustangs have played in the 50+ championship game at the MSBL Kickoff Classic in Vegas, and for the second year in…

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2021 18+ Wood Bat

San Diego Knights 5, Tijuana 2 Submitted by Britton Scheibe, Knights manager The San Diego Knights returned to the Las Vegas Kick Off Classic after a six-year hiatus. In four previous appearances the Knights captured three championships, in 2011 (35+ National), in 2012 (25+ National), and in 2013 (25+).   With an average age of 37…

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2021 45+ National Division

Tri Valley 45’s 21, Las Vegas Rattlers 10 ‘Tri-Valley Forties Back in the Winners Circle’ Submitted by Mark Murray/David Matthiesen The Tri-Valley 45’s, known by all around the MSBL as “The Forties”, won the 2021 MSBL Las Vegas Kickoff Classic 45+ National Division with a perfect 5-0 record for their first MSBL tournament championship since…

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