Tuesday July 5th, 2022

2014 Toys for Tots (Palm Springs) tournament report!


2014 United States Marine Corps Reserve


"Toys 4 Tots"


Palm Springs, California


December 12-14


California's worst storm in 6 years hit just before the tournament. My E team for back home all buddies were 9-2 and fought through losers bracket after losing first game on Friday to place 3rd. MC Premier/Valley Billiards

Tony Verdugo's team PMG Companies/Elite and Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth made the finals through the single elimination bracket on Sunday. FBI was just about to start the bottom half of an inning when the game was called a draw due to "flights" for Tonys guys.  FBI was just about to throttle them.  In the semi finals it was PMG and All American Athletics/Newbreed and FBI and 4 The Fallen/ Miken/ EVO 9X.

Lots of the E teams battled the true upper teams which brings the question how do you get those teams to play up? I heard a few veteran players say you could hand pick from the talent out here a few very good conference teams. Sad to see guys who could actually represent California on a national level but would rather play down. Great weather after Friday nights storm.

Info from Dan "Dirty" Sanchez

Open Division Bracket on Sunday

Actually I guess FBI and PMG are co-champs, not sure, depends who you ask.  

But all for a good cause, regardless!


Pictures I grabbed off of Facebook.

Thanks for sharing!

Nic Santana, Andrew Collins, and Orlando Castillo from Fence Brokers

PMG Companies/Elite

All American Athletics Newbreed


Champs of one of the lower divisions?

Doc's view!

Women's Champs from Arizona












Teams in the Open Division:

4 The Fallen/ Miken/ EVO 9X – Arizona conference team
Billy Messina
Vito Messina
Sal Formosa 
Denny Crine
Nick Sansone 
David Miller
Joe Skyles 
Doug Tripp
Johnny Bailey
Jesse Dominguez
Tim Moore

Grave Diggers – California 40 and over team

Government Issue – California military team

Swingers/Baden – California D team

Fence Brokers Inc/Buzini/Worth – (Resmondo/FBI players)
Andy Purcell
Don Dedonatis Jr
Nic Santana
Orlando Castillo
Bubba Mack
Jeremy Isenhower
Andrew Collins
Vince Bisbee
Jimmy Salas
Howie Krause
Chris Walker
Jason Bridges

SoCo Softball Club – Colorado D Team
Kevin Basinger
Pat Ferrell
Nate Gessell
Deren Hurlie
Chad Malin
Kyle McDonald
Dave Perez
Ryan Reid
Timothy Riley
Trenton Simms
Cody Solberg
Kevin Watkins
Joshua Wiggs
Travis Wollison

L & L (Locked and Loaded) – California Military Team
Coach: Eric Underwood
Adam Strain
Will Read
Mike Tobias
Chris Markey
Marshall Woods
Chad Agustin
Aaron Neely
Alex Puskarich
Clint Hiller
Leonard Myers
Rich Burley
Brian Stringer

Knuckle up / #805 PA – California C Team

OC Swats Doerflinger – California B Team
Mike Dill
Steven Lopez
Matt Fox
Pilar Amaya
Chente Granados
Eli Aguilar
Carlos Vasquez
Westy Guill
Caezar Camerillo
Daniel Lopez
Ed Vega

All American Athletics / Newbreed – Oregon Conference Caliber B Team
Sponsor Aaron Poysky
Sean Bagley
Kori Brede
Danny Connell
Jeff Flood
Ryan Goodman
Jeremy Guillory
Mitch Johnson
Chris Larsen
Ryan Lekness
Geo Miller
Cole Patterson
Ryan Raagas
Scott Rockwell
Kaeo Rubin
Rolando Rodriguez
Adam Smylie

League Night/Major – St George Utah & Las Vegas C Team
Allen Hoffer: Sponsor
Chantry Abbott
Jimmy Carmona
Shane Cole
Trever Condie
Jayden Darrington
Shad Darden
Ernesto Guiterrez
Danny Higa
Trevor Kirk
Rich Lawton
Joe Mantico
Lance Quaney
Andy Stricker
Clint Stricker
Coltyn Simmons
Kenny Tracy

Hoys Boys – California E Team

Classic Glass/Easton – California Conference B+ Team

AZM/3N2/EASTON/CLASSICK SPORTS – Arizona Conference B Team

Toe 2 Toe / Miken Sports – California E Team with Franck Henry

Elite Sports – California E Team

PMG Companies/Elite – Lots of Conference and Major talent
Chris Greinert #33
Jason Krieder #12
Dan Norquist #40
Bryson Baker #4
Dale Brundgart #44
Steve Whaley #5
Niko #21
Chris Arredondo #28
Kyle Cowart #25
Flip Washington #27
Tommy Bloom #33
Daniel Kirkwood #11
Coach : Tony Verdugo #13
Asst : Bobby Nifong #25
Asst to the asst : Bart Gavacho #33

Diamond and Ice Sports – Virginia based team with Conference talent
Sponsor Mark Katz
Paul Winner
Cliff Williamson
Rick Leith
Brian Lipman
Steve Edwards
Chris Hansen
John Zorich
Greg Drew
Chris Idip
Allen Wimmer
T Hoffman
David Thurston
Mark Katz

Famous – California team with i assume Conference talent

Magz Premier – California C Team

Hustledank/A&S Constructors/Pitbulls – Good Conference Talent from CA
Jay Hill
Dirty Sanchez
Robert Sena
Cal Ford
Johnny Mccraw
Frank Deaver
Issac Gonzalez
Aaron Martinez
Vic Cordova
Brandon Goodwin
Brandon Shimada

Southcoast/ATS – California C Team

Donald Ceballos
Jonh Gresham
Marcus Thomas
Mike Webster
Manny Madrid
Doug Smith
Steve Beckman
Kyle Smoot
Vinny Sieckowski
Ed Lavato
Coach Tony Debenedetto
Manager Sal Sardina

Game Official – California D Team
Robert Bernardo
Rick Brown
paul Buckwalter
ben bui
john carrillo
Jeremy Diaz
Robby Domingo
marcus Dominguez
Israel Galvan
danny haber
rudy herrera
Alex Kahn
jose machana
frank Martinez
charles merriman
andy rizo
Robert Stevens
chris Urias
nate wick
Albert farias

Shut-D/COMbat/Hawaii's Finest/Elite – Hawaii

Koa Kahalehoe

Chris Balatico

Keahi Kapana

Bryce Oliveira

Tony Rocha

Isaac Castillo

Shannon "Baba" Cazimero

Ryan Hanohano

Ridge Hoopi'i

Eric Stewart

Kahi Lancaster

Gabe Leivis

Sal Estanislao

Benny Alcoran



One response to “2014 Toys for Tots (Palm Springs) tournament report!”

  1. caezar says:

    *Camarillo on the oc roster. Can’t wait to see what this first full season of conference has to offer!

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