Complete Director List
Four new 2005 World Champions were crowned at Tucson Sportspark on October 23rd. X-Rated, Crush, Tantarants and Touch 'em All took home the rings in the third year of what has become Tucson's biggest softball event.
The Whole Relleno Fiesta began with a bang on Friday night with the draw for tournament times and free manager's Mexican dinner sponsored by the Tucson Sportpark staff. The live band was the perfect backdrop for the Miken Homerun Challenge.
Corky Pellien, National Representative for Miken, brought the Miken truck from California to sponsor the Homerun event. Fifty-one hitters competed in the Homerun Challenge but when the dust settled the winners were: AZ Sports' Napo Baldonado in the D/E Division and X-Rated's Danny Sarmiento in the C Division.
X-Rated lost their first game but still managed to take home the rings in the Men's "C" Division. Dan Galvez's tough Hernandez Auto team beat X-Rated the first game18-15, and then went on a four game win streak only be double dipped 12-7 and 29-10 in the championship round. Famosa Masonry finished in third place and Ernie Gonzalez' Red Dawgz team finished in fourth.
In the Men's "D" Division, Team Crush from Yuma was crowned World Champions with a 6-0 record. ATM came in second, with a 10-2 record. Third place went to Team Worthless with a 4-2 record, while AZ Sports, coached by Tony Felix took fourth with a 3-2 record.
Tantarants won the championship in the E Division with a 5-1 record. Tantarants was undefeated until the championship game when the California team Tejano Breed, forced an "if game". Amigos (4-2) finished in third place with Mob Gear (4-2) coming in a close fourth place.
Dena Gonzales' Touch'em All won the championship rings in the Women's Division with their 4-1 record over a formidable Famosa Girls team who finished in second place. Just like the Men's "D" division, Touch'em All and Famosa Girls went to the "if game" to determine the World Champion. The Chittakahs from Tucson finished in third place with a record of 2-2 while Frank's Women came in fourth.
Most Valuable Players: Men's "C" - X-Rated - Danny Sarmento & Hernandez Auto - Willlie Goolsby; Men's "D" - Team Crush - Oscar Duarte; Women's - - Touch'em All's - Diana Mendez..
All Tourney Selections:
Men's "C" - X-Rated - Jay Sharp, Brian Lang, Joey Perez & Levis Ramirez; Hernandez Auto - Steve Pacheco, Kennedy Clark & Matt Austin; Famosa Masonry - Darrell Peoples, Mike McKenzie & Gabe Lopez.
Men's "D" - Team Crush- Shawn McSweeney, Bobby Rico, Jorge Guerroso, & Jason Reynolds; AZ Sports- Rudy Ramirez, Napo Baldonado & Joey Gordinex; Team Worthless- Bobby Felix, Brad Peterson & Rich Daster.
Men's "E" - Tejano Breed- Esteban Ramirez, Chris Montelongo, Richard Gonzales, & Larry Schafer; Amigos- Curtis Neal, Auggie Ramirez, Arturo Lopez & Eddie Rubio Sr.; Mob Gear- Steve Loveless, Shane Bustamonte & Paul Horner.
Women's - Touch'em All - Toni Lenhauser, Ester Martinez, Juliette Martinez & Sofia Chacon; Famosa Girls - Cathy Cota, Josie Guzman, Stephanie Camacho & Monique Zazuela; The Chittakahs - Tina Verdugo-Martinez, Cynthia Flores & Matilda Bernal.
Tournament Sports wants to thank the tournament hosts at Tucson Sportspark for the Manager's dinner and team social. Also special thanks to tournament sponsors Worth Sports and Miken Sports for their help with the award packages. Congratulations to all the winners and to all the teams that made the Whole Relleno a special event.
See you on October 20-22, 2006, the date of next year's World Hispanic at Tucson Sportspark.