Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament 2017

Summary

The Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament was held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Perris, CA.
This event, hosted by Menifee Valley Upper Division Senior Softball, honored the disabled veterans and members of our armed forces (both past and present) for their service, dedication, and sacrifices for our country.

This year, all profits will go to the “4 Paws 4 Patriots” charity which provides service dogs training and equipment for disabled American veterans.

Over 300 players, family, and friends attended this year’s festivities.  An opening ceremony, 30 softball games, a Home Run Derby, and a raffle were all part of the day’s activities.

Opening Ceremony 

The opening ceremony began at 8:15 am with the presentation of the colors.  The presentation was led by retired Air Force Technical Sergeant Roy Lantz, a volunteer member of the Riverside National Cemetery Memorial Honor Detail.

Tim LeBlanc, the CEO of “4 Paws 4 Patriots”, was introduced.  Tim started training dogs as a kid and after many years of refinement and 1000’s of success stores, the system has become one of the most successful training systems ever developed. And, they do it all pro bono.

Tim, assisted by his son Justin, and Bob’s wife Kay Kapeller threw out the first ball.

Tournament Games 

Twenty-one teams competed in the five-division tournament format with 5 games played on each of the 6 fields.

The division champions were:
60+ Division – Top Gun Mavericks 65M
65+ Division – Brandon’s Diner 65AAA
70+ Division – Sons of Pitches 70M
75+ Division – Fairway Ford 80M
Recreational League Division – Hemet 1                                                    

Home Run Derby

Jason Medeiros won the Home Run Derby in the 55-59 division;  John Woolsey in the 60-64 division; and Jack Brunschmid in the 65+ division.  20 players participated in this event.

The Raffle

Over 50 prizes were raffled off throughout the afternoon; including softball bats, golf clubs, and a blu-ray disc player.

100% of the net profit from the tournament goes to “4 Paws 4 Patriots” — $5,000

Rules

Divisions / Teams

60+ Tournament Teams

65+ Tournament Teams

70+ Tournament Teams

75+ Tournament Teams

Recreational League Teams

60A – Bob’s Posse 55M

65A – Brandon’s Diner 65AAA

70A – Sons of Pitches 70M

75A – Cal Connection 75M

H1 – Hemet 1

60B – Weakend Warriors 60M

65B – Fountain Valley Outlaws 65AAA

70B – Top Gun 70M

75B – Top Gun Classics 75M

H2 – Hemet 2

60C – Over the Edge 65M

65C – No Guts, No Glory 65AAA

70C – Git-R-Done 70AAA

75C – Fairway Ford 80M

MSSL1 – Menifee 1 (White)

60D – Top Gun Mavericks 65M

65D – Top Gun Nomads 65AAA

70D – Top Gun Olde Dawgs 65AA

75D – Git-R-Done 75AAA

MSSL2 – Menifee 2 (Red)

75E – Git-R-Done 80AAA

Schedule (Umpires) / Field Assignments

YANKEE

DODGER

ANGEL

FENWAY

DURHAM

PAWTUCKET

8:15

OPENING

CEREMONIES

8:45

60A – 60B(+5)

(Sternberger-70C)

60C – 60D

(Johnson)

70A – 70B

(Eller)

75A – 75B

(Cotto)

65A – 65B

(Alonzo)

65C – 65D

(Pickett)

10:15

MSSL1 – H1

(Haveron-75B)

MSSL2 – H2

(Feeney-60C)

70C – 70D

(Eller)

75A – 75E(+7)

(Cotto)

75C – 75D

(Alonzo)

65A – 65D

(Pickett)

11:45

RAFFLE – PART I **

11:45 – 12:45

HOME RUN
DERBY

12:45

RAFFLE – PART II **

12:45

75C – 75E(+5)

(Eller)

60A – 60D
(+7 & fielder)

(Haveron-75B)

60B – 60C(+5)

(Bailey)

65B – 65C

(Cotto)

70B – 70C(+5)

(Hellman)

70A – 70D(+5)

(Trice)

2:15

75D – 75E(+5)

(Eller)

75B – 75C(+5)

(O’Donnell-60A)

60B – 60D(+5)

(Feeney-60C)

65A – 65C

(Cotto)

65B – 65D

(Sternberger-70C)

70B – 70D(+5)

(Rushing-MSSL1)

2:15

RAFFLE – PART III (includes 50-50) **

3:45

75B – 75D(+5)

(Eller)

70B * – 75A(+5)

(Benedict-65A)

* 4th game for 70B doesn’t count

60A – 60C
(+7 & fielder)

(Bivin-60B)

70A – 70C(+5)

(Cotto)

MSSL2 – H1

(Sternberger-70C)

MSSL1 – H2

(McCoy-70A)

** RAFFLES near Yankee Stadium.

Coin flip for home team unless equalizer is required. Team giving the equalizer will be the home team.

Recreational league rules for games involving MSSL and Hemet teams.

SSUSA equalizer rules for games between tournament teams.

SSUSA tiebreaker criteria to determine division champions:

Head-to-head (in full round-robin only)

Least runs allowed in games played between the tied teams

Run differential in games played between the tied teams

Coin flip

Standings

DIVISIONS

WON

LOST

TIED

RUNS SCORED

RUNS ALLOWED

RUN DIFFERENTIAL

60+ Tournament Teams

60A – Bob’s Posse 55M

2

1

27

17

25

26

22

20

60B – Weakend Warriors 60M

1

1

1

26

20

24

27

12

24

60C – Over the Edge 65M

2

1

17

12

20

17

20

25

60D – Top Gun Mavericks 65M

1

2

17

22

24

17

17

24

65+ Tournament Teams

65A – Brandon’s Diner 65AAA

3

25

22

12

11

12

4

65B – Fountain Valley Outlaws 65AAA

2

1

11

19

19

25

12

7

65C – No Guts, No Glory 65AAA

1

2

19

12

4

15

19

12

65D – Top Gun Nomads 65AAA

3

15

12

7

19

22

19

70+ Tournament Teams

70A – Sons of Pitches 70M

3

10

26

20

6

16

8

70B – Top Gun 70M

2

1

6

20

27

10

19

18

70C – Git-R-Done 70AAA

1

2

25

19

8

11

20

20

70D – Top Gun Olde Dawgs 65AA

3

11

16

18

25

26

27

75+ Tournament Teams

75A – Cal Connection 75M

1

2

13

20

0
(forfeit)

18

8

7
(forfeit)

75B – Top Gun Classics 75M

2

1

18

9

18

13

17

17

75C – Fairway Ford 80M

3

19

16

17

11

12

9

75D – Git-R-Done 75AAA

1

2

11

17

17

19

8

18

75E – Git-R-Done 80AAA

3

8

12

8

20

16

17

Recreational League Teams

22

H1 – Hemet 1

2

16

21

15

20

H2 – Hemet 2

1

1

22

20

5

29

MSSL1 – Menifee 1 (White)

1

1

15

29

16

20

MSSL2 – Menifee 2 (Red)

2

5

20

22

21

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