Public Safety Teams pay tribute at the annual
9-11 Memorial – Patriot 1-pitch Tournament in Huntington Beach
These are very challenging times for the Public Safety community for a multitude of reasons. There are several large fires currently burning throughout the state, and in addition, law enforcement is spread very thin with all the retirements over the past 18 months. In addition, players and ultimately teams had to bail out for this past Sunday, due to candidate for Governor Larry Elder making an appearance at a large event in Orange County. With all this said, four teams were able to still hold it together with 10 players and participate in the annual 9-11 Memorial – Patriot 1-pitch Tournament.
With only four teams playing means that all teams would get extra pool play games, and that is just what happened. This turned out to be a 7 game guarantee, with all teams playing 6 pool play games, followed by single elimination brackets. Games kicked off at 0900 hours Sunday morning and the Championship game started at 1730, so it was a good solid day of ball for all teams. The fields were blessed with some nice coastal breezes and lower temperatures as this one was held right near the Pacific Ocean, at the Huntington Beach Sportsplex.