Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament 2018

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Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament 2018

Summary

The Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament was held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 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.

Sgt. Mike Feeney, who served in the Army from March 15, 1971 through March 15, 1973 as a Long Range Recon Patrol in the 101st Airborne Division, threw out the first ball.

Tournament Games

Twenty teams competed in the five-division round-robin tournament format.

The division champions were:
60+ Division – Sammy’s Cafe
65+ Major Division – USED2BE 65M
65+ Division – Nomads 65AAA
70+ Major/REC Division – Menifee League Team
70+ Division – Git-R-Done 70AAA

Home Run Derby

Rich Cruz won the Home Run Derby in the 55-59 division;  Andy Bullington in the 60-64 division; and Alan Kaiser in the 65+ division.
21 players participated in this event.

The Raffle

Over 50 prizes were raffled off throughout the afternoon; including sports equipment (including softball bats), rounds of golf, and gift baskets.

100% of the net profit from the tournament goes to “4 Paws 4 Patriots” — $4,500

Rules

Divisions / Teams

60+ Tournament Teams

65+ Major Tournament Teams

65+ Tournament Teams

70+ Major/REC Tournament Teams

70+ Tournament Teams

60A – Barny’s Monday              League Team 60M

65MA – West Coast All                 Stars 65M

65A – FV Outlaws 65AAA

70MA – Hemet Team                        65AAA/REC

70A – Git-R-Done 70AAA

60B – Over the Edge                65M

65MB – Top Gun                         Mavericks 65M

65B-Rod’s Monday Team        65AAA

70MB – Menifee Team                      65AAA/REC

70B – Top Gun Patriots              70AAA

60C – Weakend Warriors          60M

65MC – USED2BE 65M

65C – OC Mustangs                  65AAA

70MC – Sons of Pitches 70M

70C – Cal Connection                75M

60D – Sammy’s Cafe                65M

65MD – Git-R-Done                     65AAA

65D – Nomads 65AAA

70MD – Top Gun Olde Dawgs             65AA

70D – Git-R-Done 75AAA

Schedule (Umpires) / Field Assignments

YANKEE

DODGER

ANGEL

FENWAY

DURHAM

PAWTUCKET

8:15

OPENING

CEREMONIES

8:15

8:45

60A – 60D(+5)

(Rossi)

60C – 60B(+5)

(Morehouse)

70MA – 70MD(+5)

(Fuhrmann-70MB)

70MB – 70MC

(Trice-70MB)

70A – 70D(+5)

(Wachter)

70B – 70C

(Alberts)

8:45

10:15

65MA – 65MD(+5)

(Rossi)

65MB – 65MC

(Morehouse)

65A – 65D

(Chris Pickett)

65B – 65C

(McCoy-70MC)

60A – 60C

(Wachter)

60B – 60D

(Hansell-70A)

10:15

11:45

RAFFLE – PART I **

11:45

11:45 – 1:15

70A – 70C

(Smith-60B)

70B – 70D(+5)

(Eller-65D)

HOME RUN
DERBY

65MA – 65MB

(Alberts)

70MA – 70MC

(Trice-70MB)

70MB – 70MD(+5)

(Fuhrmann-70MB)

11:45 – 1:15

1:15

RAFFLE – PART II **

1:15

1:15

65A – 65C

(Rossi)

65B – 65D

(Morehouse)

60A – 60B(+5)

(Chris Pickett)

60C – 60D(+5)

(Sternberger-70D)

65MA – 65MC

(Wachter)

65MB – 65MD(+5)

(Alberts)

1:15

2:45

RAFFLE – PART III (includes 50-50) **

2:45

2:45

70MA – 70MB

(Hansell-70A)

70MC-70MD(+5)

(Morehouse)

70A – 70B

(Benedict-60D)

70C – 70D(+5)

(Bullington-60C)

65A – 65B

(Wachter)

65C – 65D

(Charles Pickett-65MD)

2:45

4:15

65MC – 65MD(+5)

(Hellman-70A)

4:15

** 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 Menifee and Hemet teams.

SSUSA equalizer rules for games between tournament teams.

SSUSA tiebreaker criteria to determine division champions:

  1. Head-to-head (in full round-robin only)
  2. Least runs allowed in games played between the tied teams
  3. Run differential in games played between the tied teams
  4. Coin flip

Standings

DIVISIONS

WON

LOST

TIED

RUNS SCORED

RUNS ALLOWED

RUN DIFFERENTIAL

60+ Tournament Teams

60A – Barny’s Monday League              Team 60M

2

1

18

24

23

24

18

16

60B – Over the Edge 65M

3

10

13

16

18

14

23

60C – Weakend Warriors 60M

1

2

18

18

18

10

24

22

60D – Sammy’s Cafe 65M

3

24

14

22

18

13

18

65+ Major Tournament Teams

65MA – West Coast All Stars 65M

3

25

6

18

29

19

22

65MB – Top Gun Mavericks 65M

2

1

21

19

42

22

6

35

65MC – USED2BE 65M

2

1

22

22

4

21

18

19

65MD – Git-R-Done 65AAA

2

1

29

35

19

25

42

4

65+ Tournament Teams

65A – FV Outlaws 65AAA

2

1

13

23

17

14

20

16

65B – Rod’s Monday League

         Team 65AAA

1

2

16

25

16

18

13

17

65C – OC Mustangs 65AAA

1

2

18

20

26

16

23

27

65D – Nomads 65AAA

2

1

14

13

27

13

25

26

70+ Major/REC Tournament Teams

70MA – Hemet League Team                    65AAA/REC

3

11

7

16

18

19

26

70MB – Menifee League Team              65AAA/REC

3

13

20

26

11

17

16

70MC – Sons of Pitches 70M

2

1

11

19

16

13

7

15

70MD – Top Gun Olde Dawgs

            65AA

1

2

18

17

15

11

20

16

70+ Tournament Teams

70A – Git-R-Done 70AAA

3

24

10

23

13

6

16

70B – Top Gun Patriots 70AAA

1

2

11

25

16

18

20

23

70C – Cal Connection 75M

2

1

18

6

23

11

10

13

70D – Git-R-Done 75AAA

3

13

20

13

24

25

23

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