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2019 Yakima Sunburn Classic Recap

May 1, 2019

YAKIMA, Wash. - The 2019 Yakima Sunburn Classic held here at Gateway Sports Complex and Gardner Park, April 25 - 28, welcomed 42 teams.

The first session, Men’s 65 -75, was played Thursday-Friday, April 25-26, at Gateway Sports Complex, with nine teams in action.

Men’s 65 AAA Division
Grey Sox (WA) defeated Seattle Merchants (WA), 11-9.

Men’s 65 AA Division
Vancouver USA-Wooly’s (WA) defeated Northwest Silver (WA), 29-24.

Men’s 70 Major/Major Plus
W.E. Ruth Realty (WA), Major, defeated Enviro-Vac Marauders (BC, Canada), Major Plus, 31-28 (eight innings). Enviro-Vac Marauders scored two runs in the bottom of the open to tie the game at 27 all and force the extra inning. In the extra frame, W.E. Ruth Realty scored four runs in the top of the inning en route to the 31-28 win.

Men’s 70 AA/75 Major
General Equipment 75 (OR) defeated W.E. Ruth Realty 75 (WA), 25-17, to advance to the championship game. Northwest Silver 70 (WA) won the championship game via forfeit.

The tournament continued Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28, with 33 teams in action in the Men’s 40 - 60 age divisions.

Men’s 40 Gold
Torgi Trucking (WA) defeated NorthWest Legends (WA), 28 - 15
 
Men's 40 Silver
Cody Staffing/A3 (WA) defeated Smash It Sports Northwest (WA), 18 - 14
 
Men’s 50 Major
Easton Reds (WA), No. 5 seed, began bracket play with a 22-15 win over Smash It Sports Northwest (WA), No. 4 seed, in the five-team bracket. With the remaining top three seeds, all leaving the tournament, Easton Reds won the division by forfeit.

Men’s 50 AAA
Coastline (WA) defeated top seed Calhoun/Michael’s Toyota (WA), 18-16, in the championship game. 

With the game tied at 16 heading into the open, Coastline plated two runs in the top of the open, while holding Calhoun/Michael’s Toyota scoreless in the bottom of the open, to edge out the victory. 

NW Jokers (WA) and Calhoun/Magic Toyota (WA) tied for third place, while Washington OG’s rounded out the five-team field.

Men’s 55 Major/Major Plus
CornerStone (OR), Major Plus, defeated Doerflinger (WA), Major, 24-15.

Men’s 55 AAA
Top seed Michael’s Automotive Group (WA) defeated NW Vintage (WA), 20-4, in the championship game. Northwest Merchants (WA) finished in third. 

Men’s 55 AA
Spin Tees (WA) defeated Morris Clark Roofing & Sliding (WA), 20-11.

Men’s 60 Major
Goodman Racing (WA) defeated Team Pound (WA), 16-5, in the championship game. Northwest Softball Club/Underdogs (WA) and Second Wind Resurrected (WA) tied for third place.

Men’s 60 AAA/AA
Vancouver USA - Wooly’s (WA), AA, held off Cascade Thunder (OR), AAA, 17-16, in the championship game. Tri City Legends (WA), AAA, finished in third place.

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