SoCal Buzz 3, Dallas Modocs 1 By Doug Haller SoCal Buzz, 25+ Wood Bat National Division Champions Hohokam Stadium, October 23, 2011— Funny how recreational baseball works. Each player has a past, a quest for the dream, and that’s how they end up here, not quite ready to let go of a game they grew…

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Westside Bandits 11, Las Vegas Dirtbags 6 By Doug Haller 25+ Wood Bat American Division Champs, the Westside Bandits Hohokam Stadium, Oct. 23, 2011–The Westside Bandits started running in the second inning – and they never stopped. The Bandits stole 10 bases in an 11-6 win over the Las Vegas Dirtbags, literally stealing the 25…

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San Jose Brew Crew 9, Long Island Mariners 8 By Jason P. Skoda The San Jose Brew Crew, 25+ Federal Champs Managers go to all sorts of lengths to motivate their players — Brian Feduk went 620 miles. Feduk underwent surgery to remove benign tumors prior to the World Series and most of the San…

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SoCal Snappers 5, Tacoma Tugs 1 By Jason Johnson The SoCal Snappers, 18+ Division Champions Salt River Fields, October 23, 2011 – Riding the arm of starting pitcher Jesse Smith, the SoCal Snappers shut down the Tacoma Tugs’ offense en route to a 5-1 victory in the 18+ MABL National World Series. Smith did not…

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Orange County Wolves 12, SoCal Reds 4 by Jason Johnson The Orange County Wolves, 18+ Federal Division Champs Salt River Fields, October 23, 2011 – In the second inning the Orange County Wolves exploded for six runs and never looked back, defeating the SoCal Reds 12-4 in the 18+ MABL Federal Division Championship Game. Ryan…

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So Cal Scrappers 11; Long Island Cardinals 1 by Rod Johnson 2011 World Series Champs, 18+ Central Division: The SoCal Snappers Oct. 23, 2011, Tempe Diablo Stadium–The defending champion Long Island Cardinals were brimming with confidence entering the 18 Central Finals, while the 2010 runner up So Cal Scrappers were brimming with anticipation. On this…

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Chicago North Cubs 9, Tri-Valley White Sox 3 The Chicago North Cubs, 35+ Mountain Division Champs by Jason Johnson Salt River Fields, November 5, 2011 – Behind stellar, complete-game six-hitter by Jim Balian the Chicago North Cubs defeated the Tri-Valley White Sox 9-3 for the 35 Mountain Division crown. “Today we got out front early,”…

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LATE RALLY GIVES PIRATES CHAMPIONSHIP The Utah Pirates, 35+ Central Division Champs by Alejandro Rodriguez Utah Pirates 6, St. Louis Tigers 5 Tempe Diablo Stadium, Nov. 5, 2011 – Wes Kroon scored on Ray Clinton’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning, then turned a rally killing double play in the ninth as…

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El Paso Tejanos 8, Tucson Golden Aces 6 By Jason Johnson Phoenix Municipal Stadium, November 5, 2011 – After 18 years the El Paso Tejanos finally got a World Series title – and the memory of eight fallen teammates helped them get that 60 Central crown. The Tejanos beat the Tucson Golden Aces 8-6 in…

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Central Coast Tigers named 45 Wood Champs By Gabe Chavez Maryvale Stadium, Oct. 28, 2011 – The old Yogi-ism – it ain’t over ‘til it’s over – got a new twist in the 45 Wood Bat American division at the 2011 World Series. Now it’s “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over, and then when it’s…

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