2019 - Tournaments and Results News
team picture Top Gun Elite, 65 Major
Top row left to right: Steve Grassbaugh, Paul Lederman, Dan Nunnelee, Mike Bortz, John Combs, Bob Raasch and Nolan Spencer.
Bottom row left to right: Rich Pratt, Clyde Phillips, Mark Purdy, Scott Wolters, Jim Palecek, David McCarthy and Tom Lewis.
Top Gun Elite 65 Major team wins Spring Worlds
Top Gun Elite started the tournament off with the St. George 65 major team. Their bats were cold and went out and scored 25 runs in the first 6 innings. Won that game 25-3. Next game was against Sin City Stars, they came out flat and continued hitting put Top Gun up 22 runs in 5 innings. Final score was 22-5.
Saturday’s last seeding game against Scrap Iron High Octane, had best defensive game winning 18-5.
Top Gun tarted the double elimination bracket later that day as the number one seed. Few defensive mistakes and cold bats, went onto lose this game 20-14. Loser bracket to resume Sunday morning.
Started the day needing to win four games in a row. First was Sin City and proceeded to double dip them with a final score of 20-10. The next game had to play St. George one more time after being sent to the losers bracket by them on Saturday. This game went back and forth all the way until the open inning in which 6 runs put up and went on for a 27-21 win.
Next up the undefeated Scrap Iron in bracket play. This game went back and forth as well. Managed to hold them to no runs in the 6th inning and add 3 more in the 7th. They came out in the 7th and put up 9 runs and were within 1. Managed to hold the lead and won 22-21.
Now in the if game winner take all. Top Gun came out hitting and managed to shut them down and the final score was. 21-12 to secure Spring World Championships.
The all-tourney awards went to Jim Palecek, Dan Nunnelee, Bob Raasch, Mark Purdy and Tom Lewis.
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53 Teams Start the New Year at the Top Gun - Bullhead City / Laughlin Senior Games
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Fifty-three teams began the new year here at the 2019 Top Gun/Bullhead City-Laughlin Senior Games, Jan. 15-20.
The first session began with the Men’s 65s through 80s age divisions, playing Jan. 15-17.
Day one of the tournament would be short lived, as just four games would be completed before rain washed out the remaining games on the day, causing a reschedule.
Beginning with the Men’s 65 Major Division, 19 Hitmen (AZ) and Sin City Stars (NV) played in a best two-out-of-three game series. Sin City Stars took the opening game with ease 14-2, before 19 Hitmen came back with a 22-15 win in game two, forcing the third and decisive game. Sin City Stars won the rubber match 28-9 to take the division.
Sin City Stars (NV) - 65 Major Champions
In the five-team Men’s 65 Silver Division, Sidewinders Desert (AZ) came out of the elimination side of the bracket to double-dip top seed Bucky’s Casino (AZ) by scores of 21-16 and 21-10, in the championship game and “if” game, respectively.
The wins capped off a four-game win streak for Sidewinders Desert. Bucky’s Casino defeated Sidewinders Desert earlier in the bracket 15-6 to drop the team into the elimination bracket. Las Vegas Desert Heat (NV) finished in third place.
The three-team Men’s 70 Platinum Division would also see the top seed get double-dipped, as Sidewinders (AZ) downed Game On (CA), 12-10 and 18-6, respectively, in the championship and “if” games. R&R (CA) rounded out the three-team division.
Sidewinders (AZ) - 70 Platinum Champions
The double-dip trend continued in the five-team Men’s 70 AAA Division, as Doughboys (NV) came out of the elimination side of the bracket to defeat Tequila All-Stars (CA) 37-26 in the championship game. Tequila All-Stars would forfeit the “if” game, giving Doughboys the first-place finish. No. 1 seed Top Gun Patriots finished in third place.
In the three-team Men’s 75 Major Division, Tharaldson’s (NV) posted a perfect 3-0 record in bracket play, including a 24-9 win over Scrap Iron Beams (CO) in the championship game. Las Vegas Coyotes rounded out the division.
Tharaldson's (NV) - 75 Major Champions
Git-R-Done (CA) and Stark Street Pizza (CA) played a thrilling best two-out-of-three game series in the Men’s 75 AAA Division.
Stark Street Pizza took the opening game 28-20 before Git-R-Done knotted the series with a game two win, 18-13. Git-R-Done would complete the comeback with a 24-11 win in the third and final game.
Git-R-Done (CA) - 75 AAA Champions
Top Gun Gold (CA) won the four-team Men’s 80 Gold Division. Entering bracket play as the top seed after going 2-0 in seeding play, Top Gun Gold defeated Magic Stuff (UT) 20-19 and Sidewinders (AZ) 19-11 to reach the championship game. Top Gun would eventually earn a forfeit win in the championship game against Sidewinders. SoCal Titans (CA) finished in third place.
The tournament continued Jan. 18 with the Men’s 50s through 60s in action.
West Coast Water/Elite/Desert Springs (NV) swept L.A.F. (CA) by scores of 18-11 and 21-17, respectively, in a best two-out-of-three game series in the Men’s 50 Platinum Division.
In the five-team Men’s 50 AAA Division, Advil Knights (CA) swept through bracket play with a perfect 3-0 record, including a 19-17 win over Top Gun Diamonds (CA) in the championship game. Tom Ranalls Realty (AZ) finished in third place.
In the four-team Men’s 55 Gold Division, top seed Graywolves (NM) avenged their 20-18 loss in the championship game against UNPREDICTABLE (NM), with a 23-20 win in the “if” game. Pitbulls (CA) finished in third place.
In the five-team Men’s 60 Silver Division, Sidewinders (AZ) won back-to-back games over Sin City Raiders (NV) by scores of 25-10 and 17-16, respectively, in the championship game and “if” game. Sin City Raiders edged out Sidewinders 21-20 earlier in the bracket. Lights Out (CA) finished third place.
The Men’s and Women’s 40s Divisions concluded the tournament, beginning play on Jan. 19.
In the seven-team Men’s 40 Platinum Division, top seed Automatic (NV) came back to defeat Lazer Sports (NV) 30-20 in the “if” game, after losing in the championship game 29-23. Tunie Sports/Typo (AZ) finished in third place.
Whatever (AZ) swept Big Hawks (AZ) by scores of 21-8 and 17-16, respectively, in a best two-out-of-three game series to win the Men’s 40 AAA Division.
The four-team Women’s 40 AAA Division saw CCS Fireballerz (CA) force an “if” game, as the team defeated top seed Saints (AZ) 23-17 in the championship game. Saints would come back to avenge their only loss of the weekend, with a 21-7 victory in the decisive “if” game. Unfinished Business (AZ) finished in third place.
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TOP GUN ELITE 60 WINS 2018 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP
Top Gun Elite (CA) posted a 3-0 record in bracket play in the five-team Men’s 60 Major Division, including a 23-17 win over top seed Pope Transport (WI) in the championship game. Arizona Old School finished in third place. Here is breakdown of games starting with seeding games. Played Pope Construction from Wisconsin and lost 22-14 in our first seeding game on Saturday. Second seeding game we played Nebraska 60’s and won 13-7. Finished seeding at 1 & 1. Sunday started our bracket play against the Nebraska team again, and beat them 24-12, Second game of the day we played Arizona Old School to a well fought 7 inning tie 24-24, In the eighth inning they put up one run as visitors and we came in and scored two to win 26-25. Ended up as the only undefeated team that day so top seed Pope came into the final games having to win twice. Stayed hot and went on to beat them 23-17 in the first game for the championship.
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