Stealth Makes History by Seizing Victory in 65+AAA Tournament of Champions

In a dazzling display of offensive and defensive prowess, the Stealth soared to victory in the 65+AAA Tournament of Champions, etching their name in softball history. The Stealth secured their place as trailblazers by becoming the first team in Top Gun history to win the coveted TOC crown, leaving an indelible mark on the competition.

Round Robin Highlights

The Stealth’s journey to the championship was marked by exceptional performances in the Round Robin matches. They opened with a hard-fought 19-16 win against 65 Major Prime Time (IL), showcasing their offensive might with a narrow three-run victory. The following game against 65 AA Shannon Fence CPOA (OH) was a defensive masterpiece, as Charles practically pitched a ‘shutout’ in a commanding 19-5 win with the inferior team being given a 5-run advantage.

Bracket play saw the Stealth as the #2 Seed, with victories against tough opponents like Spring Ford (PA) with a 25-10 win and a thrilling come-from-behind 7th inning win against Steve Levin Ameriprise (FL), where Tom sprinted home to score the winning run, capping off a memorable moment.

The journey continued with a setback against Northern Virginia Force (VA), but Coach Leigh’s invaluable guidance and the team’s unwavering support turned the tide in their favor.

Championship Finals

In the Championship Finals, the Stealth showcased a remarkable display of both offensive and defensive skills. A stellar three-home run game against Northern Virginia Force (VA) propelled them to a 31-15 victory. The Stealth not only double-dipped their opponent but also dominated in the “If” game Finals, securing the Tournament of Champions title.

Special Players of Note

The individual brilliance of players added an extra layer of excellence to the Stealth’s triumph. Tom “Killer Eyes” Mendez was awarded the coveted MVP title for his outstanding contributions throughout the tournament. His exceptional skills and leadership on the field played a pivotal role in the Stealth’s success.

Additionally, the All-Tournament players, David Bradford, Dan Tsuruta, Dave “D-Rod” Rodriguez, Fred “Woody” Calloway, and Brian Lamb, showcased their exceptional talents, contributing significantly to the team’s overall success.

Statistical Brilliance

The Stealth’s dominance was reflected in their impressive statistics. Offensively, they scored a total of 165 runs, and their run differential totaled 64, winning by an average of eight points per game. On the defensive end, they gave up a total of 101 runs, showcasing their resilience and strong performance.

As the Stealth celebrates their well-deserved victory, the Top Gun community extends heartfelt congratulations. The 65+AAA Tournament of Champions witnessed not only softball excellence but also a testament to the enduring spirit and camaraderie that define the sport.