Jesse Ales Memorial Men's Softball Champions since the tourney's inception: (1998-2017)
HEY, WANT TO KNOW ALL THE 'JESSE ALES' MEMORIAL SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS ?
Thanks to J Buckner, we can list ALL the Jesse Ales Memorial Men's Softball Champions since the tourney's inception: (1998-2017).
As you can see, the Tri-County Bandits have pretty much "owned" this tournament. The "tri" counties involved in the team are Lake, Mendocino & Sonoma - but this year there were no Sonoma County players so it should have been the "Bi-County Bandits" but that sure doesn't sound right.
1998 CHAMPIONS Video Place (Fort Bragg)
1999 CHAMPIONS (Tri-County)
Tri County 13 Philbrick 8
2000 CHAMPIONS Acme (Fort Bragg)
Acme 20 Tri-County 13
2001 CHAMPIONS (Tri-County)
Tri-County 10 Mendosas 7
2002 CHAMPIONS Mendosas (Fort Bragg)
Mendosas 13 Tri-County 2
2003 CHAMPIONS Phibrick (Fort Bragg)
Philbrick w - Far From Puken(Eureka)
2004 CHAMPIONS Jackson Hewitt (UkIah)
Tri-County 13 Jackson Hewitt (Ukiah)
8 Jackson Hewitt 11 Tri-County 6
2005 CHAMPIONS Mendosas - Skyline (Fort Bragg)
Mendosas - Skyline 5 Tri-County 4
2006 CHAMPIONS (Tri-County)
Tri-County 8 Jackson Hewitt(Ukiah) 6
Tri-County 17 Jackson Hewitt(Ukiah) 2
2007 CHAMPIONS (Tri-County)
Tri-County 16 GX (Ukiah) 8
2008 CHAMPIONS (Tri-County)
Tri-County 6 B&C (Fort Bragg) 9
Tri-County 13 B&C (Fort Bragg) 10
2009 CHAMPIONS (Tri-County)
Tri-County 14 Mikes,(Redding) 5
2010 CHAMPIONS (All Coast, All Most)
Tri-County Bandits 5, All Coast All Most 4
All Coast All Most 18 Tri-County Bandits 11
2011 CHAMPIONS (Tri-County)
Tri County Bandits 10 B&C (Fort Bragg) 9
Tri County Bandits 8 B&C (Fort Bragg) 5
2012 CHAMPIONS (Tri County)
Tri-County Bandits 16 B&C (Fort Bragg) 4
2013 CHAMPIONS (Tri County)
Tri-County 19 Ales- B&C (Fort Bragg) 16
Tri County 5 Ales- B&C (Fort Bragg) 3
Ales Tournament fills diamonds...
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...
The Tri-County team has won this tourney 9 out of the 18 years it has been held.
Tri County gets 3rd place!
POWERHOUSE TRI-COUNTY CAPTURES THIRD PLACE IN 17TH ALES MEMORIAL...
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.
Long day for Jesse Ales Memorial Tournament winners
Tri-County Bandit s Joe Lanze was chosen as a member of the All-Tournament team.
Sunday, Aug. 25, was a long day for the Tri-County Bandits, first place team in the
2013 Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District Jesse Ales Memorial Men's Softball Tournament.
After winning both their games on Saturday, Aug. 24, they played the Clover-Stornetta Milkmen Sunday, Aug. 25, at 8:30 a.m. on Whitman Field.Three three-run homers by All-Tournament player Tim Gitchell of the Milkmen gave Clover-Stornetta a 23-19 win over the Bandits. The Bandits fought their way through the losers' bracket with games that started at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., with very little time between games, finally defeating Ales Transporting at about 6:30 p.m. on Pavioni Field to claim the winner's trophy.In second place was Ales Transporting and third place went to the Clover-Stornetta Milkmen.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Damian Bird .556
Adam Bruch .684
Jake Sanchez .706