SCIFL hosted its Alliance Tournament season opener on March 19-20, 2022 at Los Nietos Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA. This was a 2-day tournament with 9 teams. It Started with a Round Robin where everyone was seeded to play Sunday in a Single Elimination.
The # 3 seed Budmen meet the # 1 seed Quakes in the Championship game that went into extra innings. The Budmen were able to score 2 runs in the extra innings to be crown Champions but this was not the first extra-inning game the Budmen had to endure. All three of the games they play went into extra innings starting with the Smokers and then Raymar. Their young pitcher Adrian, from Mexico, pitched all the innings except two.
The # 1 seed Quakes earned their spot by winning 2 games and tying their second game against the Smokers. Then they won their first two games in the Elimination games to face the Budmen.
This was a great season opener for 2022 were we saw returning teams and one new team participating in the event. We welcomed back Raymar and the BeerNuts who have not participated in a SCIFL event for many years. They both did welcome for their return and we hope to see them back for the remainder of the season.
All 9 teams that participated in the season opener are now getting ready to head to the Las Vegas Road Trip XV in April 8-10, 2022. We would like to wish all of them the best of luck!