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Ales Tournament fills diamonds...
August 28, 2015
The Jesse Ales Memorial Softball tournament brought together 13 men’s softball teams, both local and out-of-county squads, for two days of hard fought games at Whitman and Pavioni fields in Fort Bragg.
The tournament came down to two close games between the Tri-County Bandits and All Coast All Most. All Coast came into the championship round undefeated. Tri-County, with a single loss, forced a second title match by winning 12-8. All Coast then took the championship with a an 18-1 victory.
Players winning all-tournament honors were: Curtis Van Horn of Barnett Logging, Jason McCoard of Big River Rock, Tim Gitchel of Dick’s Place, Todd Norwood of Racks and Tracks, Derek Hawk & Jason Sanders of Ales Transporting, John O’Donnell and Dano (Daniel Alvarez) of DBO, Michael James and Pat Bauer of the Tri County Bandits, and Westy Guill and Steven Young of All Coast All Most. The tournament’s Most Valuable Player was Wes Taylor of All Coast All Most.
THE SECOND PLACE TRI-COUNTY TEAM...
August 24, 2015
The Tri-County team has won this tourney 9 out of the 18 years it has been held.
2015... 18 annual Jesse Ales softball tournament...
The 18th Annual Jesse Ales Memorial Softball Tournament went off without a hitch and kudos (and thanks) go out to tourney director Michelle Gordon and the staff of the Mendocino Coast Recreation & Parks Department for all their hard work in pulling it off.
Tri County gets 3rd place!
August 26, 2014
POWERHOUSE TRI-COUNTY CAPTURES THIRD PLACE IN 17TH ALES MEMORIAL...
We could only find affable Bill "Bart" Buckner, the pitcher of the third place finishers Tri-County team in the Jesse Ales Memorial Softball Tournament, when we arrived at the tourney Sunday afternoon and he was nice enought to show us the trophy his team earned.
In return, we figure we'd provide a couple game photos we took of Buckner during the tourney.
The Tri-County team was edged 11-10 by S&K Auto in the "Loser Bracket" final game that determined who'd face the undefeated All Coast team at Pavioni Field.
Tri County were Ales champions the past three consecutive years (2011-2013) and 9 of the past 17 tournaments.
ALL COAST CHAMPIONS OF THE COAST!
Congratulations to Manager Nick Moore and All Coast softball team for getting 1st place in the 2014 MCRPD Jesse Ales Memorial Softball Tournament! All Coast did not lose one game all weekend going 5-0 on their way to becoming the 2014 Champions.
'S&K AUTO/TOWING' EARN 17TH ANNUAL JESSE ALES MEMORIAL SECOND PLACE...
S& K Auto & Towing (Lakeport, CA) had a great tourney over the weekend. The Lake County team started out by edging the always dangerous Dick's Place team 11-10, then defeating 2013 tourney runner up Ales Transporting 10-4 and knocked off the "Odd Balls" before being sent to the loser's bracket where they edged defending champ Tri-County 11-10 to get in the chamionship game.
The Jesse Ales Memorial Softball Tournament, list of past champions
August 12, 2014
Long day for Jesse Ales Memorial Tournament winners
August 25, 2013
Tri-County Bandit s Joe Lanze was chosen as a member of the All-Tournament team.
In addition to Gitchell, members of the All-Tournament team were Tommy Evon, Casey Prine, Diego Aristizabal, Cody Smith, Matt DeVito, Ben Kester, Brandon McGregor, Jason Sanders, Adam Bruch, Joe Lanze, Jacob Sanchez, JR and RC. The tournament's most valuable player was Casey Ales who batted 19x27, for a batting average of over 700. Thank you to Michelle Gordon who did an excellent job in her first year as tournament director.
2013 16TH ANNUAL JESSE ALES MEMORIAL TOURNEY CHAMPS
Tri-County Bandit's, Pat Bauer
The "Tri-County Bandits" (actually they came from just two counties this year, Lake & Mendocino) did the unthinkable and fought their way out of the loser's bracket to defeat the undefeated "Ales Transporting" team TWICE to grab the Championship. Timely hits and great defense were the keys to this team's success. They earned it and deserved it. Congratulations !
The first place Tri-County Bandits, back row, from left, Jake Sanchez, Justin Mincey, J.T. Taylor, Adam Bruche, Pat Bauer, Mike James and Brandon Davis. Front row, Jesse Bussard, Joe Lanze, Brian Figg, Glenn Greer, Cody Bates and Bart Buckner.
SECOND PLACE FINISHERS--The "ALES TRANSPORTING" team sailed through the winner's bracket until running into a "hot" Tri-County Bandits team that edged them in a slugfest 19-16 late Sunday afternoon, then in a low scoring (for softball) affair 5-3 in the Championship game immediately following. Great effort in the tourney !
THIRD PLACE FINISHERS--The Clover-Stornetta team had a fine run, and were the only team to defeat eventual Champion Tri-County Bandits in the 15th Annual Jesse Ales Memorial Tournament. The Clover-Stornetta team sent the Bandits to the loser's bracket after a 23-19 victory @ 8:30 am this morning only to get edged by them 9-8 in the afternoon.
Games by number
1) Thunder 9, Oddballs 7
2) FYF 20, Ales Transporting 25
4) Tri-County Bandits 14, Racks and Tracks Taxidermy 8
5) Clover-Stornetta Milkmen 12, Kathy's Krew 5
6) Epic/Village Spirits 6, Thunder 10
7) Ales Transporting 20, Jenny's Giant Burger 7
8) Clover-Stornetta Milkmen 20, DNA Private Investigations - Sicily's Steakhouse 5
9) All Coast All Most 11, Tri-County Bandits 16
11) Kathy's Krew 11, Epic/Village Spirits 9
12) Oddballs 20, DNA Private Investigations - Sicily's Steakhouse 21
13) FYF 23, All Coast All Most 10
14) Jenny's Giant Burger 5, Racks and Tracks Taxidermy 29
15) Thunder 7, Ales Transporting 15
16) Clover-Stornetta Milkmen 23, Tri-County Bandits 19
17) Racks and Tracks Taxidermy 15, Kathy's Krew 16
18) DNA Private Investigations - Sicily's Steakhouse 3, FYF 21
19) Tri-County Bandits 18, Kathy's Krew 13
20) FYF 14, Thunder 13
21) Ales Transporting 14, Clover-Stornetta Milkmen 10
22) Tri-County Bandits 12, FYF 11
23) Clover-Stornetta Milkmen 8, Tri-County Bandits 9
24) Ales Transporting 16, Tri-County Bandits 19
25) Tri-County Bandits 5, Ales Transporting 3
Games 3 and 10 were not played because the team We Have Morals had to drop out of the tournament.
JESSE ALES MEMORIAL SOFTBALL TOURNEY
JESSE ALES MEMORIAL SOFTBALL TOURNEY UPDATE
ALES TRANSPORTING BEATS CLOVER-STORNETTA 14-10
STARBUCKS, FORT BRAGG--In a game just concluded, "Ales Transporting," with Casey Ales, Jesse's son blasting double in the first inning, beat Clover-Stornetta (read Rockstop) 14-10.
Here's the box score:
CLOVER-STORNETTA 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 = 10
ALES TRANSPORTNG 8 2 2 0 2 0 x = 14
It's somehwat fitting Ales Transporting will now be awaiting to see who emerges from the slugfest of the Loser's bracket. Clover-Stornetta will be taking to the field @ 2:45 pm (RIGHT NOW). Have to head back will try to post via Shane McCarthy's I-phone for updates including the championship
SUNDAY MEN'S SOFTBALL SCORES:
CLOVER STORNETTA ADVANCES IN JESSE ALES MEMORIAL TOURNEY TODAY
Thanks to the ever-efficient Mendocino Coast Recreation & Parks District, MSP learned the Clover-Stornetta team remained undefeated in the "Winners Bracket" by beating the "Tri County Bandits" 23-19 this morning @ 8:30am.
They'll be playing "Ales Transporting" @ 1:00pm (PAVIONI FIELD) to decide who gets into the Championship game played at either 4:15 or 5:45 pm (depending on the results of this afternoon's play).
FYI: the members of the Clover-Stornetta team are primarily made up of the "Rockstop" team that competes in the MCRPD Men's Softball League, ie - the Gitchel brothers, Theron Miller, etc.
"Ales Transporting" beat the "Thunder" 15-7 in the other 8:30 am game this morning.
The other score we have is FYF beat DNA Private Investigators/Sicily Steakhouse 21-3 this morning.
There's softball action all day. The best game of the tourney so far, by all reports, was the DNA 21-20 victory over the Oddballs late Saturday afternoon. The game featured a LOT of long home runs...some hitting the soccer nets beyond the Dana Gray outfield.
The Clover Stornetta team (read Rockstop) won their two games yesterday and will battle it out to remain in the "Winner's Bracket" at 8:30 am today against the Tri County Bandits (Dana School field).
Clover Storneta beat ""Kathy's Krew" 12-5 in their first game then the team with the longest name at the tourney "DNA Private Investigators /Sicily Steakhouse" 20-5 in their second game.
MCRPD Men's League Champs, 2 AND Q...
Perhaps the "Upset" of the tourney was 2013 Men's league Champion Epic/Village Spirits losing both their tourney games - the opener to the Thunder 10-6 and a 11-9 loss to Kathy's Krew at Pavioni Field.
FYI--This colorful "Leader Board" was drawn by the talented Aime Gordon - in fact there are two of them at Pavioni Field. Great job.
The hard-hitting 2013 MCRPD Men's League Champs, Epic/Village Spirits, couldn't collect the hits when they needed them and were edged out of the 15th Annual Jesse Ales Men's Softball Tournament late Saturday afternoon 11-9 by "Kathy's Krew."
The Village Spirits team (with some additions from Dick's Place we noted) dropped their opening game in the tourney 10-6 to the "Thunder" which sent them to the loser's bracket. They initially led in the second contest 3-1, battled back to tie it up 5-5 in the third, but that was as close at they got the rest of the game.
Here's the box score:
KATHY'S KREW 1 1 3 1 4 0 1 = 11
EPIC/VILLSPIR 3 0 2 0 3 1 0 = 9
2012...Back to Back...Bandits win Ales again.
Bandits get back Title...