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Tournament for Deaf Softball Players Held in Dallas

By Tim Roberts

DALLAS -- When it comes to softball these athletes prove you don`t have to hear a sound to make some noise on the diamond.

This is The Southwest Softball Association of the Deaf. On saturday, the teams took the field for the annual regional tournament in Dallas. About 300 deaf and hard of hearing players suited up and played ball.

Read more: http://www.krtv.com/story/29536214/tournament-for-deaf-softball-players-held-in-dallas

Source: KRTV

Hoy's Boys face stiff competition at Toys 4 Tots tournament

The Hoy's Boys traveled to Palm Springs, California for the 2014 United States Marine Corps Reserve "Toys 4 Tots" tournament which recently took place from December 12th through December 14th.

At the tournament, the Hoy's Boys needed to win at least one game in the round robins on Friday in order to advance to the bracket tournament on the following day. The Hoy's Boys played three round robin games and finished 0-3. All of the games were high scoring and in two of the games, the Hoy's Boys came up short when they lost one game by a single run and another by two runs.

Game 1: Lost by one run to OC Swats Doeflinger, 26-25. (Conference B team from South California)

Game 2: Lost to Demarini All American, 25-14. This team had several major players on their squad which also included Chris Larsen. (Conference B team from Oregon)

Game 3: Lost to League Night/Major Out of UT, 27-25. (Conference C team from Las Vegas)

Tournament Photos

2014 Hoys Boys at Palm Springs CA
2014 Hoy's Boys at Palm Springs, California. 
Standing L to R: Shane Mullen, Cory Fletcher, Micky Manz, John Gilmore, Mike Brambilla, Chad Munger, Vinny McMahon, Barrit Todd. Kneeling L to R: Kevin Bishop, Matt Spurgeon, Daren Toman, Lester Boyd, Chris Utley, Erin Smith, Saul Gevarter, Jesse Mata.

Hoy's Boys take second at Sin City World Series

The Hoy's Boys of Fremont, California traveled to Las Vegas last weekend to compete in the Sin City World Series from October 17 to 19. The Hoy's Boys competed in the D Division with thirty-five teams from other states and Canada.

The Hoy's Boys team is made up of ten Deaf players, one CODA, and three hearing players. The team lost the first game to Alaska Avalanche (AK), 16-12 after leading 12-11 going
into the last inning. Alaska Avalanche would eventually take 3rd place losing only
to the championship team and Hoy's Boys.

Using strong defense and two home run limit per game, Hoy's Boys started their march to the championship game entirely in the loser bracket.

Saturday, October 18 games:
Defeated Smokin Aces (IL) 10-0
Defeated Oshawa Orioles (Canada) 11-3
Defated Throwdown (AZ) 13-3

Sunday, October 19 games:
7:00 AM: Defeated Snafu (HI) 14-4
8:00 AM: Defeated Ice Services (AK) 23-3
11:00 AM: Defeated Park Bums (CA) 13-7 (7 inning game over a team that had won 4 straight)
12:00 PM: Defeated WC Envy (CA) 10-4
1:00 PM: Defeated STP (CA) 13-9
2:00 PM: Defeated Alaska Avalanche (AK) 13-6 (Only loss in the loser bracket for this 3rd
place team)
3:00 PM: Lost to WC United (CA) 22-2

By the time Hoy's Boys got to the championship game they had played five straight games and seven in all on Sunday in 90 degree heat. Simply put, Hoy's Boys finally ran out of gas after extreme effort. Final tournament record is 9-2 and a second place finish. No other team in the tournament played more than six games.

Hoy's Boys played three nationally ranked teams (WC United #15, STP #25, and WC
Envy (#43), winning 2 out of 3).

2014 Hoys Boys Sin City 2nd Place
Hoy's Boys - Second place finish at 2014 Sin City World Series (Photo courtesy of Saul Gevarter)

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