Baseball Clash is a smash

SBSA hosts Father’s Day tournament

June 22, 2022 — On Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 26 teams from around Oregon converged on Miller Park in Florence for the Siuslaw Baseball Softball Association’s (SBSA) annual Clash at the Coast youth baseball tournament.

“We had some incredible competition here,” said Rich DeSantis, one of the event’s organizers.

There were three divisions, divided by age — Rookies, Minors and Majors. The teams played tournaments to determine the champions of each division.

The Florence Littlefoots 8u team beat Umpqua Valley to win the Rookies Division. Coquille River was third.

The Minors Division was split into two brackets, Gold and Silver. Newport beat Umpqua Valley for the Gold title. The Florence Littlefoots1 were third. In the Silver bracket, Umpqua Valley beat North Bend for first. Florence Littlefoots2 were third in Silver.

The Majors Division also had a Gold and Silver bracket. Umpqua Valley was the Gold champ when they beat Myrtle Point. Florence Littlefoots 12u were third. The Central Oregon Coast Athletics won the Silver bracket over North Bend.

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