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2019 Las Vegas Memorial Tournament Champions

By NABA, 05/29/19, 4:00PM MDT


So Cal Drillers finished pool play as one of two teams with a perfect 3-0 record only giving up 9 runs and scoring 32 in that span of games. They received the #2 seed for bracket play where they faced Team Tijuana and defeated them 14-7 to advance to the championship. Drillers had a tough task ahead facing the #1 seed PCBL Pirates, but took the challenge and ran with it. They ended up defeating the PCBL Pirates by a score of 7 - 2 to take home the Las Vegas 18 Rookie American Championship! 

The AV Beers returned to Vegas for their 3rd consecutive appearance. They have been close to a ship every year, with one game derailing them. This was the year the Beers broke through and took home their title. The Beers went 2 and 1 in a tough 10 team Rookie National Bracket this year. Received the 4 Seed for the playoffs, defeated the Phoenix Cubs in the quarters 6-5, then defeated the 2018 World Series Runner Ups (CYBL Marlins) by a score of 4-2. Advancing to the Championship game where they played the So Cal Orioles winning in fashion by a score of 11-4! 

The 18 Wood Open had yet another strong field for the 2019 Las Vegas Memorial Weekend Tournament. The Denver Royals who always come with a very competitive team went 2-0-1 in pool play garnering the #1 Seed for playoffs. Facing a scrappy Chula Vista Chata team in the Semi Finals the Denver Royals went on to win by a score of 5-3. The Royals advanced to the Championship game where they would once again see the Platoon. The two tied in their pool play match up. Royals were behind for a good portion of the game but fought back despite what manager Brian Underhill said was "not their greatest performance." They ended up winning 11-6 to take home the 18 Wood Open Vegas Championship!

The So Cal Tigres had a tough task ahead of them in this tough 8 team 25 Division! They ended up going 1-1-1 in pool play and received the #4 seed. A tall task as being in that spot meant a triple header on playoff Sunday. They accepted the challenge and defeated the Venice Marlins in the Quarters with a score of 9-0. Then advancing to the Semi finals as their third game of the day and showed no signs of slowing down as they eliminated a tough Maryland Dodgers team by a score of 3-2. They would advance to the Championship where they would face arguably the best team in the division which was the So Cal Royals. Tigers put it on them a little bit and the Royals could not respond as they went on to win the 25 Championship by a score of  10 - 6!

Sonora was nearly unstoppable during the 2019 Las Vegas 35 Wood Tournament. They went a perfect 5-0 in the tournament while going on to only give up a total of 9 runs, and scoring a grand total of 61 runs in 5 games. No one was a match for Sonora as they steamrolled the competition on their way to winning their 3rd consecutive Las Vegas 35 Wood Championship! They defeated the Arizona Angels in the Championship game by a score of 10-0!

The Cerveceros came into the 2019 Las Vegas Tournament as the defending champions. It was a tough format as you played all 4 teams in your division and only the top 2 made the Championship. So they took care of business in pool play going 3-1 and only losing to the San Diego Black Sox. They would advance to the Championship game where they would face the Black Sox for a second time looking for some revenge. They ended up playing a close game and pulled out the victory over the Black Sox by a score of 5 - 1!

The Denver Grizzlies went a perfect 5-0 on the tournament and winning three of their games by 1 or 2 runs. They played very solid baseball which netted them the #1 seed. They went on to defeat the Las Vegas Senators in the semis 13-8 to advance to the championship where they would play the California Angels! They went on to win the 50 Wood Championship game by a close score of 3-2!