SOFTBALL: TuFFGrass wins GCSSA tourney championship |

SOFTBALL: TuFFGrass wins GCSSA tourney championship

TuffGrass won the Gold Country Senior Softball Association Tournament Championship (weeknight league) Monday at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. Standing from left: Bill Cordery, Jan Wilson, Dominic Albano, Don Farber, Mike McCormack, Tom Paone, Scott Murray and Ray Gearhart. Kneeling from left: Tom Packham and Steve Burnett.
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With the Gold Country Senior Softball Association Tournament Championship (weeknight league) on the line, TuFFGrass scored 14 runs in the final three innings to beat the Tax Dodgers and take home the title.

The Tax Dodgers, sponsored by Frank Kasparian, kept pace with TuFFGrass, sponsored by Paul and Annie Costa, through the first three innings with the score at 5-4. But, with a barrage of extra base hits along with timely singles, TuFFGrass was able to run away with it.

TuFFGrass is comprised of Scott Murray, Don Farber, Bill Cordery, Chuck Kavros, Tom Paone, John Poulter, Dominic Albano, Mike McCormack, Paul Costa, Tom Packham, Mark Estrada, and Jim Kerns.

The GCSSA Weeknight League played a 36-game regular season this year in addition to the Don Young Memorial tournament in early July. The Meyers Investment Group team won the single elimination Don Young Tourney, and the Penn Valley Mini Storage team won the regular season championship with an outstanding record of 24 wins, 12 losses. Three different events with three different winners indicates the parity in the GCSSA.

The GCSSA Saturday League has a few more sessions to be followed by the end-of-season tournament, picnic, and awards ceremony on Oct. 3.

Coaches and event organizers may submit game reports by email at or byphone at 530-477-4232.

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