The Bronx Gold has once again proved why they are still the best team in Stickball.
After going 5-1 in the first two days of the 2011 Labor Day Tournament, the Gold beat the West Coast Champs the San Diego Fish Sticks…who happened to go undefeated this past weekend. It what would play out to be one of the best games of the tournament*, the Gold beat the Fish Sticks by a score of 12-9 with the MVP Carlito Santiago and his brother Albie Santiago blasting homeruns.
On the first two days the Gold went 5-1 finishing in 3rd place with the Leland Legends coming in second place with the same record at 5-1. The difference between the two records would be a 1 run differential. These two teams faced each other in the seminal round and Gold won with a score of 8-7 as Leland left two men on base in the bottom of the 7th inning. Our congratulations also go out to Nothing Personal. They played great Stickball and finished in 6th place in their first Labor Day appearance in San Diego.
Thank you San Diego for welcoming us and throwing yet another fantastic Stickball Tournament. Greg, Willie and Jim have done a great job promoting Stickball on the west coast and they can always count on the support of the NYESL.Stay tuned for more details and pictures of the tournament…