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2019 Jesse Ales softball tournament

August 13, 2019

played in the championship of ales tournament. lost 12-4 to the 6 time defending champions. thank you guys. it was great. have a new young team. did better than I thought we would for first year together and hopefully many more.

Jesse Ales Memorial Men's Softball Champions since the tourney's inception: (1998-201?)




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)

 Video Place  8    Ales Ale (Fort Bragg)  7


 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


2014 CHAMPIONS   All Coast, All Most


 All Coast All Most  27  S&K (Ukiah)  7


2015 CHAMPIONS   All Coast, All Most


  Tri-County Bandits 12   All Coast All Most 8

  All Coast All Most 18  Tri-County Bandits 1


2016 CHAMPIONS   All Coast, All Most


  All Coast All Most 14  Tri-County Bandits 11


2017 CHAMPIONS   All Coast, All Most


 All Coast All Most  15   Wreckers (Lake County)  11

 All Coast All Most  19   Wreckers (Lake County)  2


2018 CHAMPIONS   All Coast, All Most


  All Coast All Most   State Farm (Fort Bragg)


2018 Jesse Ales... First time in 15 years we did not place

August 13, 2018

Bandits take 3rd in 2017 Ales

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.


August 24, 2015

The Tri-County team has won this tourney 9 out of the 18 years it has been held.


8/23/2015 F All Coast All Most 18  Tri County 1 all tourney, Michael James and Pat Bauer, Korry Williams
8/23/2015 F Tri County 12  All Coast All Most 8 Championship 2015 Jesse Ales Tourney
8/23/2015 F Tri County 13  DBO (Ukiah) 7  
8/23/2015 F Tri County 21  B&C-Ales (Fort Bragg) 9  
8/23/2015 F Tri County 25  Rock Stop (Fort Bragg) 3  
8/23/2015 F DBO (Ukiah) 22  Tri County 10  
8/22/2015 F Tri County 25  Sport Chrysler (Fort Bragg) 4  
8/22/2015 F Tri County 30  Barnett logging (Fort Bragg) 20



August 25, 2014
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.



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 (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

August 25, 2013

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.


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.

Game results

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.



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
For Ales.
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.
There's still a lot of Men's softball action left as the 15th Annual Jesse Ales Memorial Softball Tournament hits its final day.
The Clover Stornetta team (read Rockstop) won their two games yesterday and will battle it out to remain in the
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.

8/19/2012 F Tri County 16  B&C-Ales (Fort Bragg) 4 2012 Championship
8/19/2012 F Tri County 9  B&C-Ales (Fort Bragg) 3  All Tourney
Damian Bird .556
Adam Bruch .684
Jake Sanchez .706
8/19/2012 F Tri County 13  DBO (Ukiah) 12  
8/18/2012 F Tri County 24  LCP (Lake County) 7  
8/18/2012 F Tri County 24  Philbrick logging (Fort Bragg) 1

mike james

August 20, 2012





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