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2016 USSSA Toys for Tots Palm Springs tournament report!

 

 

Toys for Tots men's Open finals with FBI in blue defending Newbreed in Orange in the Championship game

 

2016 USSSA Toys for Tots

 

30th Annual

 

Palm Springs, CA

 

December 9-11

The 30th Annual Toys for Tots featured 169 teams across 5 divisions of men's and women's play.  The tournament is known for the strength of its men's "Open" division which had 28 teams and they played in 7 flights of 4 teams each with the top 2 teams in each flight going to the upper single elimination bracket and the 2 teams at the bottom of each flight going to the lower single elimination bracket.  The flights pretty much went true to what was expected as the top 14 teams moved on to the upper single elim starting on Saturday night.  One minor upset was in Pool B where No Limit a California C team upset Fence Brokers 37-31 in the first game and Seminoles ended up getting the top seed out of that pool with FBI moving on in the #2 slot.  Also in Pool D a Sonny's team that was missing a lot of players lost 25-24 to Pony Tail Express another California C team.  And in pool E, Classic Glass playing for the first time together without pitcher Brandon Jonas lost to MyAutoJack 21-19.  

Link to the rosters for the men's open

2016 USSSA Toys For Tots Friday/Saturday Open Pool Play Bracket

Open and Consolation single elimination bracket after pool play

Link to Toys for Tots D Bracket

Link to Toys for Tots E Bracket

Link to Toys for Tots Womens Open Bracket

Link to Toys for Tots Womens D Bracket

Pool Results for the Men's Open

POOL – A
A 1 [WA] Newbreed/GTS/Beus Excavation/DirtyS 3-0
A 2 [CA] Get Better Friends 2-1
A 3 [CA] IE SoCal Cycles/WGS 1-2
A 4 [CA] Hu$tleGame 0-3

POOL – B
B 1 [OK] Seminoles 2-1
B 2 [AR] FENCE BROKERS INC/WORTH 2-1
B 3 [CA] No Limit 2-1
B 4 [CA] VILLANS / SWAGGER 0-3

POOL – C
C 1 [CA] Crazy Girl's / Hustledank 3-0
C 2 [CA] L & S Glass 2-1
C 3 [CA] Magz Premier 1-2
C 4 [CA] FREE AGENTS 0-3

POOL – D
D 1 [WY] SONNYS BOYS AT TOYS 2-1
D 2 [VA] Elite/Lockdown Sports 2-1
D 3 [CA] PONY TAIL EXPRESS 2-1
D 4 [CA] TTB Inc. 0-3

POOL – E
E 1 [AZ] myautojack.com/miken 2-1
E 2 [CA] Classic Glass/Easton 2-1
E 3 [HI] SHUT D UNITED 1-2
E 4 [NV] G TOWN 1-2

POOL – F
F 1 [CA] Toe2Toe/Premier Athletics 3-0
F 2 [CA] CDZ Apparel 2-1
F 3 [HI] A3/ Legends Sports 1-2
F 4 [CA] Barney's Tire & Wheel 0-3

POOL – G
G 1 [CA] Bay Area Legends 3-0
G 2 [HI] GetNutzHawaii/HB Sports/Berserk 2-1
G 3 [CA] Elitesportsusa/Dudley 1-2
G 4 [CA] GS Sports / Demarini 0-3

The single elimination started Saturday night with Fence Brokers sending Classic Glass home 36-18, Seminoles defeating Sonny's 41-21, and Elite/Lockdown the police team led by pitcher Jeff Graus knocking off Get Better Friends 28-24.  The tournament resumed on Sunday morning with L&S Glass, CDZ Apparel, and Get Nutz Hawaii all winning to get to the final 8 with Newbreed and Crazy Girls getting a bye as the top seeds.  In the second round Crazy Girls advanced via forfeit over L&S Glass who left, Fence Brokers knocked off CDZ Apparel by 1 run with CDZ having the bats in their hands with the winning runs on, Seminoles advanced past Get Nutz Hawaii, and Newbreed beat Elite 36-21.  The scores were high the entire weekend in the cooler weather.  In the final 4 Fence Brokers (ex Resmondo players) got passed Crazy Girls (major players from various teams) 36-28, and Newbreed knocked off Seminoles to advance to the finals.  In the championship it was Fence Brokers over Newbreed to win this years Toys for Tots open division.  

No Limit won the lower division of the men's Open.  The Product/Worth won the men's D.  Irish Kings won the men's E.  Easton/Tunie Sports won the women's Open over Nicon Trucking in a tournament that featured very few run rules.  And DGAF won the women's D.

 

  

1st Place men's Open – Fence Brokers Inc/Worth

 

2nd place men's Open – Newbreed/GTS/Beus Excavation/Dirtysportswear

 

 Toys for Tots Awards and Final Standings

Open Division Final Standings
1st Place – FENCE BROKERS INC/WORTH
2nd Place – Newbreed/GTS/Beus Excavation/DirtyS
Tied 3rd Place – Crazy Girl's / Hustledank
Tied 3rd Place – Seminoles
Tied 5th Place – CDZ Apparel
Tied 5th Place – Elite/Lockdown Sports
Tied 5th Place – GetNutzHawaii/HB Sports/Berserk
Tied 5th Place – L & S Glass
Tied 7th Place – Classic Glass/Easton
Tied 7th Place – Toe2Toe/Premier Athletics
Tied 7th Place – myautojack.com/miken
Tied 7th Place – SONNYS BOYS AT TOYS

 

 

Dale Brungardt has landed with Newbreed/GTS

 

 

Chris Walker from Fence Brokers says hello

 

Tied for 5th Men's Open – CDZ Apparel

 

Home Run Derby results:

Marc Archibald (Demarini)
Jacob Alicuben (2nd, HangRite turfs)
Bryan Dezern (1st, 2017 Demarini New Breed)
Danny Fontaine (3rd, Demarini hat)
Travis Cantu (Louisville Slugger)

 

 

Adrian from Premier Athletics and director Sean Melvin

 

Big League Dreams Fields – 33700 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, California

Demuth Softball Fields – 4365 Mesquite Palm Springs, California 92262

 


 

Oldscout pollers picked FBI 36% to 34% over Newbreed
 


 

 

4 responses to “2016 USSSA Toys for Tots Palm Springs tournament report!”

  1. alex says:

    Danny Fontaine won 3rd place in the Home Run Derby, not Ben Falcone! 🙂

  2. DW says:

    I just posted what the tournament sent me

  3. alex says:

    I figured it was them not you! 🙂

  4. Jake sisco says:

    Haha and jake sisco won second place

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