2017 Memorial Day Champs – Gold

The 2017 Memorial Day Tournament was another great tournament filed with memories, new experiences and good vibes. On behalf of the NYESL, we would like to thank every team for coming out and participating in the biggest tournament of the year. We would also like to thank the Sens Dodgers for traveling to France and helping expand this game we love.

Congratulations to the Gold for walking away with the Memorial Day Tournament. The Gold finished went into Monday in the 2nd seed with a record of 5 – 1. They defeated the Miami Heat 3 – 2, in the first round. In the second round they faced off against the Emperors, the only team that was able to defeat them this weekend. The Gold walked away with a 2 – 1 victory and found themselves in the chip facing off against last year`s runner up, the Chargers. This was an amazing game and came down to the wire. At the end of it all, the Gold came out on top and defeated the Chargers by the score of 3 – 2. Lou Bonilla came in clutch with a diving tag  and home plate to prevent the Chargers from scoring the go ahead run. Lou played amazing all tournament and walked away with the Most Valuable Player trophy.

This story is one for the books. The Gold are celebrating their 25th anniversary and what better way to celebrate this milestone other than winning the 2017 Memorial Day Tournament, their 45th championship! The Gold had an amazing run and showed everyone that after 25 years of existence, they can still battle with the best of them.