Friday May 13th, 2022

2018 USSSA Toys for Tots tournament report!




2018 United States Marine Corps Reserve


"Toys for Tots"


Palm Springs, California


December 7-10


Kyle Pearson 1.5 homers for TDB/Racks/Athlon in the championship game against Lockdown pitcher Jeff Graus


Link to Tyler Clawsons facebook video of the championship game!


The 32nd annual Toys for Tots tournament in Palm Springs, California featured a 36 team men's Open bracket where teams were seeded into an upper and lower single elimination tournament based upon their 4 team – 3 game pool play record.  TDB/Racks, Exclusive Maximum Vacuum, Newbreed, Bay Area Legends, 4 The Fallen/CA Gear, CDZ Apparel, Classic Glass/Easton,, and Lockdown Sports all won their respective Pools by going an undefeated 3-0.

Then in the single elimination which began Saturday night and finished Sunday, the big games began.  TDB/Racks/Athlon, one of two Major teams in the tournament, beat Regulators 38-31, Exclusive Maximum 31-7, and squeaked by CDZ Aparel 38-37 to make it to the Championship game.  CDZ Apparel had beaten Newbreed 35-30 and Newbreed had beated Nightmare 40-25 in what was a stacked upper part of the bracket (3 'AA' teams).  In the lower part of the bracket Lockdown Sports a police all star team led by Jeff Graus who has made a run at the Toys for Tots in the past, knocked off the Major team Crazy Girls 38-35, then 'AA' Bay Area Legends 34-24, then 29-25 to make it to the championship game.  MyAutoJack had beaten 4 The Fallen and Tradesmen in an area of the bracket with a bunch of 'A' teams.  In the championship game an upset minded and big underdog Lockdown Sports team gave TDB a run for the title but came up short 32-31.

The Open Divisions consolation bracket was won by L&S Glass over KneeDeepBrewing 26-19.  The Product and Seminoles tied for 3rd.  The Women's Open was won by Silence Speaks from Arizona a 'AA' team 19-8 over NTL/Worth/Hangrite/CDZ Apparel.

Thank you to all of those who shared content on Facebook which is where I grabbed the pictures and video game links for this report.  We also learned from Facebook that Jason Martel may be as fast as Andrew Collins…  🙂

2018 Toys for Tots Open, Women's, and 'D' Division bracket links


1st place – TDB/Racks/Athlon

Sonny Pilcher, Andy Purcell, Tom Bloom, Ryan Harvey, Jon Nelson, Jason Martel

Zirkle kids, Andrew Collins, Everett Williams, Daniel Cayton, Brian Zirkle, AJ Montano, Kyle Pearson 1.5

Lockdown Sports, a Police All Star team finished a close 2nd




Rivera from Cheap Suits won the home run derby



Newbreeds new 'AA' team

Some of the Bay Area Legends new 'AA' team

Tradesmens new 'A' team

4 The Fallen Military team



Demuth Softball Fields – 4365 Mesquite Palm Springs, California 92262

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

Here are a few of the rosters Listed are just for the Toys for Tots Open Division

Crazy Girls
Tony Verdugo
Chris Greinert
Brett Rettenmeier
Christian Arrendondo
Dale Brungardt
Daniel Kirkwood
Dennis Rulli
Eli Aguilar
Gage Owsley
Jared Hunt
LaCurtis Mayes
Mike Nino Echeverria
Steven Lopez
Cedric Johnson
Vic Garcia

Lockdown Sports / GAME or GAME / Lockdown Sports
Tyler Clawson
Terry Dugan
Kevin Mort
Adam Nickolic
Mike Snyder
Robert Lundy
Robert Mason
Richard “Ricky” Delgado
Jeff Graus
Eric Harryman
Carlos Vasquez
Chris Anninos
George Reyes
Nate Baez
David Braun
Shain Stoner

Coach: Sonny Pilcher
Coach: Tim Franks
Andy Purcell
Jason Martel
Ryan Harvey
AJ Montaño
Brian Zirkle
Andrew Collins
Kyle Pearson (Little)
Everett Williams
Daniel Cayton
Thomas Bloom
Jon Nelson

Lazer Sports Roster
Bryce Anderson
Mason Moore
Rich Lawton
Clint Stricker
Andrew Stricker
Andrew Faunce
Mike Aviles
Gideon Hammon
Jayden Darrington
Shane Martin
Will Marable
Dennis Shane Cole
Chantry Abbott
Robbie Galvan
Dillon Flint

CDZ Apparel
Adam Strain
John Sullivan
Joshua Brown
John Zorich
David Kessler
Gregory Connell
Jason Magnum
Clif Williamson
Jonathan Kilburn
Brian Lipman
Steele Lewis
Royall D O'Brien
William Pinkham

Classic Glass
Coach:mike visser 
Chris Larsen
Chris Hanson
JD Genter
Pilar Amaya
Trey Gilliland 
Nate Newman
Kade Christensen
Chris Russell
Tom Formosa 
Cameron Cox
Chris schwinden


Link to 2017 Toys For Tots tournament report

Link to 2016 Toys For Tots tournament report

Link to 2015 Toys For Tots tournament report

Link to 2014 Toys For Tots tournament report

Link to 2013 Toys For Tots tournament report

Link to 2012 Toys For Tots tournament report

Link to 2011 Toys For Tots tournament report



Past Winners

2017 Champs Open Division- Bay Area Legends


2016 Champs – Fence Brokers Inc/Worth

2016 Open Division Final Standings
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 –
Tied 7th Place – SONNYS BOYS AT TOYS

2015 Champs – GTS/Bues Excavating/AGD

2014 Champs – Fence Brokers Inc

2013 co-Champs – OC Swats/LCP/Premier Athletics

2013 co-Champs – The Scene

2012 Winner – Famous!



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