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January 19-21, 2019

 

Below are the 2018 champions.  Complete game stories will be posted as they become available.  Congratulations!

18+

Los Angeles 8, So Cal Heat 1

25+

San Jose Giants 10, So Cal Royals 0

35+ American

Las Vegas Rattlers 8, Murietta Mutiny 6

35+ National

Arizona Angels 13, LA Sharks 2

45+ Mountain

Utah Pirates 11, Arizona Angels 9

45+ American

San Diego Legends 11, North County Sharks 0

45+ National

OC Sox 8, Paramount Pirates 3

55+

Sacramento Royals 5, 3n2 Rangers 3

60+

LA Athletics 12, So Cal Dodgers 4

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2018 Desert Classic: 45+ Mountain

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Utah Pirates 11, Arizona Angels 9 Submitted by Randy Miles, Pirates manager After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, the Pirates scored the next 10 runs from the second to sixth innings to take a 10-3 lead, then barely hung on to hold off the Angels11-9.  The Angels scored three runs in the ninth […]

2018 Desert Classic: 60+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

LA Athletics 12, So Cal Dodgers 4 ‘Thatcher Hits Blistering .706 to Lead Athletics’ Submitted by Bob Sherwin, Athletics manager Having won in 2015 and 2016, we faltered in 2017 when the rain poured down and cancelled/limited the games.  It was our goal to return to the winner’s circle and we did so by beating […]

2018 Desert Classic: 25+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

San Jose Giants 11, So Cal Royals 0 ‘Giants Outscore Opponents 39-14, notch 5-0 Record’ Submitted by Chris Denevi and Chris Chambers, co-managers

2018 Desert Classic: 35+ National

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Arizona Angels 13, LA Sharks 2 ‘Ironman Birruete Takes Charge on the Bump’ Submitted by Miguel Pinedo The Arizona Angels went on to beat both the Desert Pirates and the LA Sharks to wrap up their 35 over National Championship run at this year’s MSBL Palm Springs Desert Classic.  Ace Manny Birruete pitched a total […]

2017 Desert Classic: 45+ American

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

OC Sox 17, Utah Pirates 0 ‘Dominant Shutout Pitching Secures Crown’ Fresh off another World Series Championship, the Desert Classic 45+ American division contender OC Sox showed up in the desert of Palm Springs a little rusty.  Due to weather, Saturday’s pool play games were moved up and shortened to a two hour time limit.  […]

2017 Desert Classic: 35+ National

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Desert Pirates 8, Montebello Angels 4 ‘Big Eighth Inning Seals the Victory’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, special to MSBL January 16, 2017, Palm Springs Stadium – Led by a four run eighth inning rally the Desert Pirates defeated the Montebello Angels 8-4 to win the 35 National Division at the MSBL Desert Classic tournament in Palm […]

2017 Desert Classic: 60+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

So Cal Dodgers 10, Tri Valley Giants 1 ‘Schneiderman Handcuffs Tri-Valley with Complete Game’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, special to MSBL National January 16, 2017, Palm Springs – Led by a complete game effort from Mark Schneiderman and good timely hitting the So Cal Dodgers defeated the Tri Valley Giants 10-1 to win the 60 and […]

2017 Desert Classic: 55+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

3n2 Rangers 6, South Bay Zephyrs 2 ‘Sturgeon Takes Charge on the Bump’ By Britten Gerrard, special to MSBL National January 16, 2017-Palm Desert, CA – Behind a solid complete-game performance by their ace Marty Sturgeon, the Seattle-based 3N2 Rangers defeated the South Bay Zephyrs 6-2 to claim the Men’s Senior Baseball League’s Desert Classic […]

2017 Desert Classic: 45+ Mountain

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

North County Sharks 12, L.A. Bulldogs 0 ‘Torcivia Takes Bite Out of Bulldogs’ Submitted by Jim Tapper, North County Sharks manager The North County Sharks played the L.A Bulldogs for the mountain division crown in the 45+ championship game of the 2017 MSBL Desert Classic in Palm Springs. The Sharks scored five runs in the first […]

2016 Desert Classic: 55+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Inland Angels 4, South Bay Zephyrs 2 ‘Myer Complete Game on the Hill Secures Victory’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, Special to MSBLNational.com January 18, 2016, Cathedral City, CA – In a tightly contested game, the Inland Angels defeated the South Bay Zephyrs 4-2 to win the 55 division championship of the MSBL Desert Classic Tournament held […]

2016 Desert Classic: 50+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Team Victory 10, Waikiki Beach Boys 7 ‘Bons Takes Charge at the Plate’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, Special to MSBLNational.com January 18, 2016, Palm Springs, CA – Despite trailing by five runs in the second inning Team Victory defeated the Team Waikiki Beach Boys10-7 to win the championship of the 50 National Division at the MSBL […]

2016 Desert Classic: 35+ American

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Club Mexico 16, Murrieta Mutiny 4 ‘Martinez Four-Hitter Leads the Way’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, Special to MSBLNational.com January 18, 2015, Rancho Mirage, CA – Aided by an offensive attack that saw them score 10 runs in the first four innings, Club Mexico defeated the Murrieta Mutiny 16-4 to win the 35+ American Division championship at […]

2016 Desert Classic: 45+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

OC Sox 7, Sacramento Rockets 5 ‘Total Team Effort Secures Hard Earned Victory’ Submitted by John Berryman, OC Sox OC Sox MVP and #4 hitter Buster Nietzke notified Sox manager David Rice 55 minutes before the Semi Finals that he wasn’t going to make that game or the championship if we advanced.  Rice, armed with […]

2016 Desert Classic: 25+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

San Diego Athletics 5, So Cal Angels 4 ‘Whitney’s Complete Game Victory Secures Title’ By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications In an incredible match-up, the San Diego Athletics pulled out a nail-biting 5-4 championship victory in the bottom of the 12thinning over the So Cal Angels to win the 25-over division of the 2016 MSBL Desert […]

2016 Desert Classic: 60+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

L.A. Athletics 10, Dodgertown West 5 ‘The Beast Takes Charge on the Bump’ Submitted by Bob Sherwin, Athletics manager Our championship win was a tough one, as usual, against the always competitive Dodgertown West team in the finals of the 60-over division of the 2016 Desert Classic.  The final score was 10 -5 with Danny […]

2015 Desert Classic: 35+ National

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Desert Pirates 6, San Fernando Valley Bulldogs 3 ‘Pirates Win Title Behind All-around Effort’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, special to MSBL National January 19, 2015, Palm Desert, CA – Led by a late inning rally, the Desert Pirates defeated the San Fernando Valley Bulldogs 6-3 to win the championship of the 35 National Division at the […]

2015 Desert Classic: 45+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Las Vegas Senators 17, Watsonville Angels 3 ‘Martinez and Mendoza Lead at the Plate’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, special to MSBL National January 19, 2015, La Quinta, CA – Aided by a six run third inning and a six run fifth inning, the Las Vegas Senators routed the Watsonville Angels 17-3 to win the championship of […]

2015 Desert Classic: 50+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Team USA 11, Team Victory 9 ‘Team USA Overcomes Early Deficit to Cop Crown’ By Alejandro Rodriguez, special to MSBL National January 19, 2015, Palm Desert, CA– Despite an early five run deficit, Team USA rallied to defeat Team Victory 11-9 to win the 50 National division championship at the Desert Classic held at Xavier […]

2015 Desert Classic: 60+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Dodgertown West 11, Arizona Jays 2 ‘Valle Earns Complete Game Victory’ By Lois Akahoshi and Tom Crompton, special to MSBL National January 19, 2015, Palm Springs, CA-The 60+ championship game between the Arizona Jays and Dodger Town West was a match-up between two veteran Desert Classic Tournament teams. For the Jays this was their first […]

2015 Desert Classic: 35+ American

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Las Vegas Warriors 8, OC Waves 1 ‘Darensbourg Handcuffs the Waves’ By Lois Akahoshi and Tom Crompton, special to MSBL National January 19, 2015, Palm Springs, CA-The game between the Las Vegas Warriors (4-0-1) and the OC Waves (5-0) featured two teams with a lot of camaraderie between them. As Warriors catcher Keith Pettrey said, […]

2015 Desert Classic: 25+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

San Jose Brew Crew 9, San Diego Knights 8 ‘Esparza and Hernandez Power the Brew Crew’ By Britten Gerrard, special to MSBL National January 19, 2015, Palm Springs, CA-After being down 5-0 and 7-3 early in the game, the San Jose Brew Crew rallied to beat the San Diego Knights 9-8 to claim the 25+ […]

2015 Desert Classic: 55+

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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, […]

2014 Team Victory Wins 50+ Title in 18 Innings

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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 […]

2014 Murrieta Mutiny Claims 35+ American Title

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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 […]

2014 LA Athletics Claim Third Straight 55+ Crown

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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 […]

2014 So Cal Angels Power Way to 25+ Title

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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 […]

2014 So Cal Snappers Claim 35+ National Crown

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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 […]

2014 Matanzas Best Utah, Take 45+ Title

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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 […]

2013 55+ Wood Bat

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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 […]

2013 45+ Wood Bat

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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 […]

2013 25+ Wood Bat

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

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 […]

2013 35+ National Division

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

  Oskin, Angels grab second title in three yearsBy Alejandro Rodriguez, MSBLNational.com LA QUINTA – Despite losing their starting pitcher after one inning, the Montebello Angels pulled out an 8-5 win over the Desert Pirates to claim the 35 National Division crown at the MSBL’s 2013 Desert Classic in Palm Springs. The win avenged a […]

2013 50+ Division

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

  Inland Angels 11, Santa Ynez Sox 8 By Alejandro Rodriguez, for MSBLNational.com INDIO – The Inland Angel scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning, and then held on to defeat the Santa Ynez Sox 11-8 to claim the 50-and-over division crown at the MSBL Desert Classic held in Palm Springs, California. […]

2013 18+ Division

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

  Lumberjacks deny Brew Crew at Desert Classic By Britten Gerrard, MSBLNational.com The East Bay Lumberjacks were able to get some revenge against their friends in the Desert Classic in Palm Springs, California on Martin Luther King Day. After falling 15-2 to the San Jose Brew Crew earlier in round robin play, the Lumberjacks responded […]

2012 35+ American Division

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Darensbourg wears out Sox, Warriors win title   By Duke Cullinan, for MSBLNational.com What’s the recipe for a championship in the Desert Classic Tournament? Get a few Big Boppers on your team and slug out five or six 14-9 wins? Anthony Rodriguez, manager for the Las Vegas Warriors, who just won the 35+ American Division […]

2012 18+ Wood Bat

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

So-Cal Buzz 7, East Bay Lumberjacks 4 So Cal Buzz — champions of the 2012 Desert Classic 18 Wood Bat Division By Britten Gerrard La Quinta, Calif. – For manager Anthony Bautista and the rest of the SoCal Buzz squad, playing baseball is an enjoyable outlet designed to get away from the everyday grind of […]

2012 35+ Wood Bat National

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Stanislaus Indians 10, Montebello Angels 2 The Stanislaus Indians — champions of the 2012 Desert Classic By Alejandro Rodriguez, MSBL On-Line PALM SPRINGS STADIUM, Jan. 16, 2012 – Kevin Brown threw a complete-game and Steve Fisher had four hits and three RBI as the Stanislaus Indians defeated the Montebello Angels 10-2 for the Desert Classic […]

2012 35+ Wood Bat American

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

OC Sox 5, Las Vegas Bears 4 The OC Sox claimed 35 American Gold at the 2012 Desert Classic By Britten Gerrard Palm Desert, Calif. – The OC Sox squad sure was happy pitcher Eric Orue decided to fly across the country on Martin Luther King weekend to compete in the Desert Classic. Orue came […]

2012 45+ Division

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Team Victory 9, Dodgertown West 2 By David Krival, MSBL On-Line January 14-16, 2012, Palm Springs, CA – Team Victory’s tournament co-MVP Greg Bertrand followed his scoreless effort in the semifinal with a solid performance in his team’s 9-2 championship game win over Dodgertown West. Bertrand, who was the winning pitcher for both games, worked […]

2012 55+ Division

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Pawelek no-hits Dodgertown LA Athletics 5, Dodgertown West 0 The LA Athletics, managed by Bob Sherwin, won the 55+ division at the 2012 Desert Classic By Alejandro Rodriguez, MSBL On-Line PALM SPRINGS – Fifty-nine year old Danny Pawelek spun a no-hitter and was a walk and an error from perfection as the L.A. Athletics defeated […]

2012 18+ Aluminum Bat Division

By Men's Senior Baseball League | April 18, 2018

Yarddogs 5, Scrappers 1 Monterey MABL Yard Dogs — champions of the 18 Aluminum division at the 2012 Desert Classic By David Krival, MSBL On-Line January 14-16, 2012, Palm Springs, CA- Jesse Sweet pitched a complete game and stroked two solid singles and a double to lead the Monterey MABL Yarddogs over the previously unbeaten […]

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