2023 “Drinko De Mayo” Tourney Recap
The 2023 Guns & Hoses Softball “Drinko De Mayo” Tournament was held this past weekend in Cathedral City at the Big League Dreams Sports Park. This event was filled with good times on and off the field. The weather cooperated and only reached a measly 98 degrees and that was briefly around 4 pm and then it started cooling back down again. While off the field, and in the BLD Sports bar, the teams, friends, and family enjoyed great drinks, food, and all the major sports showcased on the big screens throughout BLD. On the field, teams and players brought forth their "A" games and battled it out for Guns & Hoses Glory on the ball fields modeled after Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field.
Each team received an extra pool game for the effort of making the trek out to Cathedral City. We turned and burned through the pool play games, and on to the single elimination seeded/bracketed portion of the tournament. There were many close games, and then there were the games that despite the sun in the sky, some hitting went ice cold. All eight teams that participated were pretty evenly matched, so it was anyone’s tournament to win! All teams qualified for the playoffs.
Teams were locked in heated competition and had their eyes on the prizes, which consisted of the “Grande” bottles of Cuervo Gold Tequila.
Drinko De Mayo Pool Play went as follows:
3-0 Never 4 Get
2-1 Local 47 Storm
1-2 Riverside County Heat
0-3 Hard Times
3-0 USMC SoCal Magas
1-2 CDC Cali Bombers
1-2 USMC Double Tap