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100 Teams Start 2021 at the Top Gun Winter Classic

Jan. 1, 2021

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – 100 teams kicked off the New Year here at the 2021 Top Gun Winter Classic, Jan. 12-17, competing at Bullhead City Rotary Park and Ken Fovargue Park.

The tournament began with 36 teams in the Men’s 65-80 age divisions playing Jan. 12-14.

In the Men’s 65/70 Major Plus Division, Top Gun Elite 65 (CA) topped Animals 70 (CA) in a best-of-three series.

Animals struck first with a convincing 20-9 win, while Top Gun Elite evened the series with a 29-18 victory in game two. In the rubber match, Top Gun Elite took home the 17-15 triumph to claim the division.

In the four-team Men’s 65 Major Division, Arizona Old School posted a perfect 3-0 record in bracket play, including a 25-14 win over top seed Ryan’s Way (NV) in the championship game.

Ryan’s Way won back-to-game games in the elimination side of the bracket en route to their runner-up finish.

Sidewinders (AZ) rounded out the top three finishers.

The nine-team Men’s 65 AAA Division featured thrilling championship and “if” games.

Following a loss in their second game of the bracket, top seed Bucky’s Casino (AZ) regrouped with four straight wins, including a nail-biter in the championship game, 13-12, over Weakened Warriors (CA).

Weakened Warriors would avoid the dreaded double-dip with a one-run win of their own in the “if” game, 18-17.

Cut Loose (CA) finished in third place.

The Men’s 65 AA Division saw The Family (NV) sweep Lights Out (CA), by scores of 18-3 and 26-19, respectively, in a best-of-three series.

In another best-of-three series, Las Vegas Desert Heat swept Top Gun Olde Dawgs (CA) by scores of 12-9 and 20-9, respectively.

The Men’s 70/75 Platinum Division also featured a best of three series, and a sweep, as Las Vegas Heat 70 downed Sidewinders 75 (AZ) by scores of 17-16 and 18-10, respectively.

In the six-team Men’s 70 AAA Division, top seed Valley Fog (CA) posted a perfect week, going 2-0 in seeding play, and 3-0 in bracket play, including a 17-5 win over Game On (CA) in the championship game.

Game On had previously won three straight elimination games to reach the championship game.

Git-R-Done (CA) finished in third place.

In another six-team division, the Men’s 75 Gold Division, top seed Scrap Iron Legends (CO) finished the tournament unscathed, going 2-0 in seeding, and 3-0 in bracket play, including a 19-3 win over Vegas Strong (NV) in the championship game.

Git-R-Done (CA) finished in third place.

In the three-team Men’s 80 Gold Division, Sidewinders (AZ) went 3-0 in the bracket, including a 27-19 win over Magic Stuff (UT).

The top-seeded Scorpions (AZ) finished in third place.

The tournament continued on Jan. 15 with 43 teams in the Men’s 50-60 divisions taking the fields.

Starting with the four-team Men’s 50 Major Division, top seed Bart’s Fossils/BL29Sports (CA) completed the flawless weekend, going 2-0 in seeding play, and 3-0 in bracket play, including a thrilling 21-20 win in the championship game over Demolition (CA).

Freak Show (NV) finished in third place.

In the seven-team Men’s 50 AAA Division, Top Gun Diamonds (CA) ran through the gauntlet, winning five straight elimination games, including double-dipping top seed Savon (UT) by scores of 24-17 (Championship Game) and 23-22 (“If” Game).

Venom (CA) finished in third place.

In the five-team Men’s 55 Major Division, the top two seeds met in the championship game, as No. 2 seed So Cal Guys (CA) knocked off top seed So Cal 55 (CA) 18-11.

Last seed Rawhide (CA) bounced back from an 0-2 showing in seeding play, with a 2-2 record in bracket play to finish in third place.

In the 11-team Men’s 55 AAA Division, Freak Show (NV) posted a perfect weekend, going 2-0 in seeding play, and 4-0 in bracket play, including a 22-12 win over KSS-Taco Bell (AZ) in the championship game.

KSS-Taco Bell won three straight elimination games to reach the championship game.

Oldies But Goodies (AZ) finished in third place.

Top seed Top Gun Phantoms (CA) finished in fourth place.

In the four-team Men’s 60 Major Division, Vandals (CA) went 2-0 in seeding and 3-0 in bracket play, including a 25-4 win over Sidewinders (AZ) in the championship game, to complete an undefeated tournament.

Top seed Samurai (CA) finished in third place.

In the nine-team Men’s 60 AAA Division, top seed Hitmen/Arizona came back to win the “if” game, 24-20 over Baker Boyz (CA), following a 16-14 loss in the championship game.

Silver Stars (CA) finished in third place.

In the three-team Men’s 55/60 AA Division, Arizona Blaze 60 went 3-0 in bracket play, including a 26-20 over So-Cal Titans 60 (CA) in the championship game.

Top seed Arizona Blaze 55 finished in third place.

21 teams in the Men’s and Women’s 40s Division took the field Jan. 16.

The Women’s 40 Major Division featured a best-of-three game series between Hafta Play (CA) and Broken Dollz (CA), which went the distance.

Hafta Play took the opener 16-8, while Broken Dollz came back to even the series (20-19) and take the rubber game (19-1).

In the five-team Women’s 40 Silver Division, Freak Show (NV) went 3-0 in bracket play, including a thrilling 12-11 win over top seed Blue Crush (CA) in the championship game.

Unfinished Business (AZ) finished in third place.

In the Men’s 40 Major Plus Division, GTS (ID) swept Universal Slowpitch 50s (CA) by scores of 25-15 and 28-10, respectively, in a best of three game series.

In the eight-team Men’s 40 Major Division, Kraze (CA) avoided the double-dip with a 23-20 victory in the “if” game over top seed Boomtown (NV), following a 29-21 loss in the championship game.

Boomtown had won four straight elimination games to eventually force the “if” game, en route to their runner-up finish.

Flawless/Worksteer/Loaded Sports (CA) finished in third place.

In the four-team Men’s AAA Division, top seed 805 Prime Time (CA) went 2-0 in seeding play, and 3-0 in bracket play, including a 20-16 win in the championship game over Phat SC (AZ).

Vintage Softball (AZ) rounded out the top three finishers.

 

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