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2024 "A" | Las Vegas Road Trip

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Gold Champions - Freed's Plumbing Knights

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The Freed’s Plumbing Knights of Colorado outlasted California’s Tramex squad to capture the A Division crown of the 2024 Las Vegas Road Trip Tournament in an offensive battle, 17-15.

The Freed’s Plumbing Knights won their first round game, a 7-5 Friday night win over Lushootseed CA. They played again Friday afternoon, posting a 9-6 win over the Homeboys of New Mexico, who had also won their opening round game over the Warriors of California, 12-2.

The Knights were back in action on Saturday at 9:30am, where they topped the Maccabi Rays, CA 10-0.

The Knight’s fourth game, played at 4:45pm Saturday night, proved to be one of their toughest, against the Beaumont Coyotes, who always seem to find their way to the top of the field at these events. In a winner’s bracket semi, the Knights prevailed over the Coyotes, 8-7, sending them to the Championship Game.

The Knights returned play, rested on Sunday at 11:30am to play in the Championship game against Tremex of CA who also entered the game unbeaten. Tremex had won their first three games by scores of 16-0 (JRM OH) 4-1 (Budmen), and 8-1 (Manderson A’s). It didn’t get any easier for the Knights, as the championship game against Tramex turned into a high scoring affair. The Knights won out, 17-15

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Despite trailing by as many as six runs, Freed’s Plumbing Knights rallied to top Tramex 17 - 15 on Sunday.

Bats blistered as Freed's Plumbing Knights collected 21 hits and Tramex tallied 17 in the high scoring game.

Freed's Plumbing Knights got on the board in the top of the first inning after Jesse Bullock singled, scoring one run, and Kelly Freed doubled, scoring two runs.

Tramex flipped the game on its head in the bottom of the first, scoring nine runs on eight hit to take a 9 - 3 lead. The biggest blow in the inning was a double by Daniel Carbajal that drove in two.

Freed's Plumbing Knights scored five runs on six hits in the top of the sixth inning. Jaden Gustafson hit an inside the park home run, scoring two runs, Nicholas Cole hit an inside the park home run, scoring two runs, and Gentry Mitchell doubled, scoring one run.

In the top of the ninth, Freed’s Plumbing Knights broke up the tie when Mario Arellano singled, scoring two runs. Then a fielders’s choice by Gustafson follow to extend the lead to 12-9.

Tramex tied the game in the bottom of the ninth thanks to Edgar Andre Peralta, an error, and a tag up by Axel Diaz Fierro

Freed’s Plumbing Knights took the lead in the top of the tenth, Mitchell singled, scoring two runs, to give Freed’s Plumbing Knights the edge, 14 - 12.

Tramex tied the game in the bottom of the tenth thanks to a double by Ivan Fuentes Sr. , and a single by Diaz Fierro.

In the top of the eleventh, Freed’s Plumbing Knights broke up the tie when Aaron Converse singled, scoring one run. Then a single by Gin followed to extend the lead to 17 - 14.

Jaden earned the win for Freed’s Plumbing Knights. The starting pitcher gave up 16 hits and 12 runs (three earned) over 10 innings, striking out seven and walking five. Erik Gutierrez took the loss for Tramex. The starting pitcher went five and one-third innings, giving up eight runs on 11 hits, striking out five and walking four. Freed tossed one inning of no-run ball for Freed’s Plumbing Knights in relief. The reliever allowed one hit, striking out none and walking one.

Freed’s Plumbing Knights amassed 21 hits in the game. Freed’s Plumbing Knights Arellano made the most of their chances at the plate. The number seven hitter led the team with five hits in six at bats. Mitchell and Gustafson each drove in three runs for Freed’s Plumbing Knights. Bullock, Cole, Gin, and Rico Garcia, each collected multiple hits for Freed’s Plumbing Knights. Freed’s Plumbing Knights worked the count all day, accumulating four walks. Freed’s Plumbing Knights turned one double play in the game.

Tramex collected 17 hits in the game. Sald Soltero drove the middle of the lineup, leading Tramex with three runs batted in. They went 2 for 7 on the day. Ismael Garcia went 4 for 5 at the plate to lead Tramex in hits. Diaz Fierro, Ivan Fuentes Jr. , and Kevin Diaz, each collected multiple hits for Tramex. Tramex had a strong eye at the plate, amassing six walks for the game. Diaz Fierro and Garcia lead the team with two bases on balls each. Tramex turned one double play in the game.

Silver Chamions - Raymar

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Raymar vs. Tramex for Silver

The SCIFL’s Raymar team made a remarkable run through the lower bracket, winning four games Saturday and four more on Sunday including a final game win over a strong Tramex CA team to capture the tournament’s Silver Medal Game. The eight-in-a-row marks the longest tournament win streak in recent memory and one for the ages.

The Raymar squad could’ve saved on hotel rooms, as they were practically on the field for the last two days.

Raymar, a longtime member of the So Cal Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) that hosts the Las Vegas tournament lost their first game of the tournament, to J-Town, of Mexico, Friday afternoon, 8-1. That loss dropped them into the dark recesses of the NAFA-3-Game-Guarantee Bracket, where they started on the comeback trail.

Raymar’s Run through the Bracket

The comeback trail started early Saturday morning with an 18-3 win over the Smart Alecs of British Columbia Canada. Their run:

  • Game 1, Friday 3:30pm J-Town MEX 6, Raymar 1

  • Game 2, Saturday 8am: Raymar, CA 18, Smart Alecs CAN 3

  • Game 3, Saturday 11:30am Raymar, CA 14, Beer Nuts CA 1

  • Game 4, Saturday, 6:30pm Raymar, CA 10, HomeBoys NM 2

  • Game 5, Saturday, 8:15 pm Raymar, CA 14, Kansas Indians 3

  • Game 6, Sunday 8:00 am Raymar, CA 5, Budmen CA 2

  • Game 7, Sunday 9:45am Raymar, CA 9, Manderson Athletics SD 1

  • Game 8 Sunday 11:30am Raymar, CA 11, Beaumont Coyotes 10

  • Game 9 Sunday 1:15 pm Raymar, CA 10, Tramex CA 3 (Silver Medal Game)