Tournament Review Articles
"Drinko De Mayo Delivers Caliente Competition and a Grande Softball Fiesta!”
This year’s annual Drinko De Mayo tournament was held at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex, under the usual picture perfect softball weather. Due to Police teams having a tough time with most of their players having to work on this widely known imbibing holiday, we had limited teams participate in the 2019 Drinko De Mayo. But, many of you still prefer to roll at G & H events and we appreciate your support! The Drinko de Mayo tourney delivered the usual competitive games, friendly camaraderie and festive atmosphere.
Teams were not only fighting for Guns & Hoses glory and softball bragging rights but gunning for Custom Dri-fit jerseys. DJ “Big J Smoooth” was rockin’ the tunes while the usual cheering fans in the stands completed the G & H experience.
This was another single elimination tournament, but giving all teams an extra pool play game (3 total) prior the automatic playoff berth, spiced things up prior to playoffs.
The final game saw G & H regulars, “Unlawful Assembly” go head to head with new to the circuit “SB Strong” representing San Bernardino Probation. In the semi-finals, Unalwful Assembly squeaked by NAVY USS Portland, while over on field #8 SB Strong slipped past Team 47 in the other semi-final game. Umnlawful barely defeated SB Strong during pool play with a defensive battle of an 8-6 victory. But, in this rematch between the two finalists SB Strong was seeking revenge for their earlier defeat. The two teams went to battle, and when the smoke finally cleared SB Strong emerged victorious with a closer than it appeared final score of 19-10. Congrats to SB Strong on their 2019 Drinko de Mayo Championship run!
As always, Guns & Hoses would like to extend our most sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the teams, players, and fans who attended this year’s Drinko de Mayo. We hope to see everyone at the 2 day weekend softball extravaganza “Summer Slugfest” at the Big League of Dreams Sportspark in Cathedral City, July 13th and 14th.
-Team G & H