DesertFest Softball Tournament champs and event highlights

Robson Ranch Raptors championship team

Robson Ranch Raptors championship team

Paul Gayer

Robson Ranch Rancheros, one of our “C” division teams at Robson Ranch, hosted a softball tournament during the Desert Fest Celebration on February 26 and 27. Teams from various Casa Grande RV parks participated in this two-day tournament.

The first day consisted of qualifier games with each team playing three games to determine positions for the single elimination playoff on day two. The Rancheros won each of its qualifier games by scores of 15-8, 12-2, and 20-9.

The playoff games began with the Rancheros in the number one seeded position. When the Palm Creek Copperheads lost to the Sundance Mustangs and the Palm Creek Rattlers lost to the Rancheros, the final game was set up with the Rancheros verses The Sundance Mustangs. Unfortunately, earlier games had caused several injuries to the Mustangs, and they were unable to field a competitive team. Four impressive wins carried the Rancheros to becoming the tournament champions!

The Rancheros were led offensively by Lloyd Muth who had two home runs, Pat Kohls who had two triples and to Raymond Horn and Paul Lewinski who each had a triple. Nine other players hit doubles: Tom Harris, Raymond Horn, Gregory Schneider, Donald Scanlan, Wayne Anderson, Bernnie Leland, Grant Simmons and Byron Kellar.

Thanks to all of the Robson spectators who cheered the team to victory and to everyone who helped organize this tournament. Congratulations to the Robson Ranch Rancheros!