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May 1, 2012
WEST COAST, DEMOLITION WIN 50 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
HEMET, Calif. Ė Teams competed in one of the earliest SSUSA Regional Championships here in February in conjunction with the Top Gun Softball Club of San Diego.
Winners included Last Call of Nevada in the 60 AAA Division, Ryanís Way of Nevada in the 60 Major, and California teams Top Gun III in the 55 Major, Desert Dawgs in the 55 AAA, West Coast in the 50 Major and Demolition in the 50 Major-Plus.
The Southern California Championships is the first step of the most coveted prize in senior softball _ the Triple Grand Slam.
Playing in the Southern California Championships qualifies teams to compete in the Western Nationals in August in Aurora, Colo. Winners of the Western Nationals receive a berth to the US National Game (against the winner of the Eastern Nationals in their division). Teams that win the US National Game (played during the World Championships in Phoenix in October) and the World Championships win the Triple Grand Slam.
In addition, winners of each division are invited to Tournament of Championships in Polk County, Florida, in February 2013. The TOC was a tremendous success this last February. Only the winners of the top 20 SSUSA Championship tournaments are invited. In addition, the event includes several free events, including hitting clinics, skills contests, an All Star Game, a banquet and free rings for winners.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS ALL TOURNAMENT PLAYERS 2012
Menís 50Major- WestCoast 50ís- Keith Thompson, Arnold Vice, Reggie Stanton, Ed Rhoads, Ramon Ruelas.
Menís 50/55 Platinum-Demolition- Rod Gibon, Joe Hensley, Steve McKinlay, Dan Arevalos, Mike Babb. WestCoast 50ís- Jimmy Ferguson, Cliff McLaughlin, Dave Blanton. AZ Elite- Dominic Calise, Steve Mummert.
Menís 50/55 Gold-Desert Dawgs 50- Joe Quintero, Lonny Adams, Perez Alexander, Jose Hernandez, Doug Cherry.Top GunIII-Paul Lederman, Jim Nunnery, Jim Palecek.
Menís 55Major- Top GunIII- Mark Lane, Clyde Phillips, Steve VinCurek,Kevin Evans, Tom Lewis.
Menís 55/60 Gold-Ryanís Way- Mike Reese, Dan Hurd, Larry Larson. Over The Edge- George Anas, Jerry Smith.
Menís 60- Last Call- Ken Lamb, Bruce Shochat, Larry Berger, Ray Boberg,Lowell Moore.Ryanís Way- Robert Hough, Larry Geise, Gary Gosz, Steve Boyle, Rob Taylor.
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