SCIFL hosted the Cecilio E Smalling Memorial Tournament on April 23-24, 2022 at Los Nietos Santa Fe Springs, CA. This was a 2-day tournament with 8 teams. It Started with a Round Robin where everyone was seeded to play Sunday in a Single Elimination.
The Budmen go undefeated and only allow 2 runs throughout the tournament to be crown Champions. They faced the # 3 seed, Smokers who won their 2 games on Sunday to participate in the Champions game.
The Budmen continue their winning streak by winning the Cecilio E Smalling Memorial Tournament. They started the season by winning the season opener in March and then went to the Las Vegas Road Trip XI on April 8-10, 2022 and won the A-Major division after taking a forfeit on their 1st game of the day.
The Smokers opened the season by taking the # 6 seed and losing a heart breaker on Sunday to the Budmen in their 1st game of the single elimination. They also went to the Las Vegas Road Trip XI on April 8-10, 2022 and did well by going undefeated until the Championship game where they would face the Budmen once again. They had a great game but fell short to the Budmen and took 2nd place. They would once again face the Budmen at the Cecilio E Smalling Memorial tournament in the Championship game but would fall short to take 2nd place.
On behalf of SCIFL and the Smalling family, we would like to thank all the teams and spectators that participated in the tournament and help keep Cecilio E Smalling’s memorial alive. We hope to see all the teams again next year 2023.