The first pitch!
On August 24-25, 2013 the Concord Combo hosted the 4th annual Brad Moody Memorial Tournament at the Big League Dreams in Manteca, California. We had 15 teams battle it out. Seven teams in “A” flight and eight teams in “B” flight. The following teams attended; Concord Combo, West Coast United, Showtime, 51 Fifty Shockers, Stanislaus, Hardcor, Nor-Cal Elite, Richmond PD, San Pablo PD, El Dorado Cartel, AC Most Wanted, SFSD Fog, Down N Dirty, Oakland PD and Oakland CHP . The weather was +/- 88 degrees for both days. The balls were flying (Baden 44 core and 400 compression). The Easton Bats were provided by Armando Acosta.
After round robin the following “A” Flight teams were seeded 1-7 in this order; Showtime, Hardcor, Stanislaus, Concord Combo, 51 Fifty Shockers, Nor-Cal Elite and West Coast United. West Coast United had the toughest bracket and came back and took 2nd Place in the tournament.
The “B” flight teams were seeded 1-8 in this order; El Dorado Cartel, Oakland CHP, AC Most Wanted, San Pablo PD, Richmond PD, SFSD Fog, Oakland PD and Down N Dirty.
In between round robin and playoff games, a small memorial celebrating the Life of Brad Moody was attended by most players playing in the tournament. This ceremony took place on Tiger Stadium. The Moody Family; Brad’s Wife Susan, Brad’s mother Betty, Brad’s sister Jen, Brad’s brother James (Richmond Police Officer) and Brad’s daughters Emma and Madison threw out the ceremonial first pitches.
In “A” flight playoffs, Concord Combo beat 51 Fifty Shockers 14-11. Stanislaus beat Nor-Cal Elite 9-6. Hardcor Beat West Coast United 27-7. In the 2nd round, number 1 seed Showtime beat Concord Combo 14-7 and Hardcor beat Stanislaus 29-9. The 3rd round West Coast United beat Nor-Cal Elite 23-20. In the 4th round West Coast United Beat Concord Combo 21-6 and 51 Fifty Shockers beat Stanislaus 21-20. On Sunday the 5th round started and West Coast United beat the 51 Fifty Shockers 17-4. The 6th round in the undefeated game, Hardcor beat Showtime 31-7. The 7th round West Coast United beat Showtime 21-20. The final two team standing is Hardcor and West Coast United. Hardcore is in the driver’s seat and needs to be double dipped by West Coast United. In the finals, Hardcor beat West Coast United 26-9.
Congratulations to Hardcor. Hardcor won $300.00 for winning the “A” flight. West Coast United battled back and made the finals after having the toughest round robin bracket. Great job West Coast United.
Hardcor named Mark Jackson and Frank Orr Co-MVP’S and Chad Howard and Tyson Becker as their all tourney players. West Coast United named Tony McNeal, Mike Nevis and Joe Johnson their all tourney players. Congrats to all players.
“A” Flight final standings
2. West Coast United
4. 51 Fifty Shocker
5. Stanislaus and Concord Combo
6. Nor-Cal Elite
In “B” flight playoffs, number 1 seed El Dorado Cartel beat Down N Dirty 12-11. It should be noted, that El Dorado was playing all weekend with 9 players. San Pablo PD beat Richmond PD 9-3. AC Most Wanted beat SFSD Fog 21-10. In a battle of the Oakland territory, Oakland PD beat Oakland CHP 15-4. In the 2nd round, San Pablo PD beat El Dorado Cartel 12-7 and Oakland PD beat AC Most Wanted 11-2. In the 3rd round, Richmond PD beat Down N Dirty 19-7 and Oakland CHP beat SFSD Fog 19-3. In the 4th round, AC Most Wanted beat Richmond PD 13-12 and El Dorado Cartel beat Oakland CHP 20-13. In the 5th round, it was a battle of the undefeated teams, San Pablo PD and Oakland PD. San Pablo PD beat Oakland PD 9-5. On Sunday the 6th round, Oakland PD beat AC Most Wanted 11-10. The final two team standing is San Pablo PD and Oakland PD. San Pablo PD is in the driver’s seat and needs to be double dipped by Oakland PD. In the 1st game, Oakland PD beat San Pablo PD 21-20. In the “IF” game Oakland PD beat San Pablo PD 15-10.
Congratulations to Oakland PD. Oakland PD won $300.00 for winning the “B” flight. Oakland PD decided to donate the money to Brad Moody’s Daughters Emma and Madison for school shopping. Susan Moody was very gracious and emailed me a letter which I posted on policesoftball.com. Classy move Oakland PD.
Oakland PD named Tim Delavega their MVP and Jason Anderson, Miguel Guzman and Darwin Telez as their all tourney players. San Pablo PD named Mark Galios and Tim Stratmeyer as their all tourney players.
“B” Flight final standings
1. Oakland PD
2. San Pablo PD
3. AC Most Wanted
4. El Dorado Cartel
5. Richmond PD and Oakland CHP
6. SFSD Fog and Down N Dirty
Congrats to both Hardcor and Oakland PD on their tourney wins. I would like to thanks Armando Acosta for helping me run the tourney so I could play. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks bro. I would also like to thank Todd Phillips for helping to secure the BLD Complex and all you hard work in making this tourney room smoothly.
The Moody family really appreciated the way the players honored Brad. The family received many hugs during this event. The Moody Family said they will never forget how we honored their son/husband/brother and father.
Thanks again to the team who committed and played in the 4th annual Brad Moody Memorial.