The Lions Tourney is keeping it's traditional schedule for the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. Due to CIF Rule changes, the Lions Tourney will now be a four game tourney. There will be two brackets per division with bracket winners going straight to a championship game. All other teams will play a fourth game on Thursday.
WHEN YOU REGISTER.... YOU MUST GO THROUGH COMPLETE PROCESS. REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU GET:
1. IMMEDIATE RECEIPT
2. EMAIL RECEIPT
3. VISITING TEAMS OPEN INTITIAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT ACCOUNT WITH TRAVELING TEAMS, INC. (final hotel accommodations not necessary but starting the process is)
4. FINAL RECEIPT WILL BE SENT UPON PAYMENT OF FEES
5. INITIAL RECEIPT IS SENT UPON COMPLETION OF FINANCIAL PAGE.
******MOST REGISTRATION GLITCHES OCCUR AT FINANCIAL PAGE STEP.............YOU MUST FINISH FINANCIAL PAGE BEFORE GETTING RECEIPT
“We have partnered with TRAVELING TEAMS® to secure discounted room blocks at a variety of tournament approved hotels close to our venues. Traveling Teams contact number is 1-800-430-1159
All teams traveling to this event and staying overnight must reserve hotel accommodations through TRAVELING TEAMS, the travel organization that we have chosen to handle arrangements and the organization that financially supports our tourney. If you have a particular hotel that you traditionally use, please inform us, in order to negotiate a special tourney rate. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!”
MAKE INITIAL ARRAGNGEMENTS TO BOOK HOTELS WITH TRAVELING TEAMS BUT UNLESS YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR HOTEL THAT YOU TRADITIONALLY STAY, YOU MIGHT WANT TO WAIT UNTIL SCHEDULE COMES OUT IN EARLY JANUARY TO PICK YOUR HOTEL. CALL TRAVELING TEAMS IMMEDIATELY AFTER REGISTRATION AT 1-800-430-1159
NEW CIF SECTION RULES STILL ATTACH A SINGLE POINT PER GAME. SO THE LIONS TOURNEY WILL GIVE EACH TEAM FOUR GAMES. BRACKET WINNERS WILL GO TO A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. ALL OTHER TEAMS WILL PLAY A CONSOLATION GAME ON THE FINAL DAY.
FEES ARE $600.00 Fees are payable online by credit card or by check. Make checks payable to SD Lions Welfare Foundation, 310 Market Street, San Diego CA. 92101
The Registration "Home" is not currently available.
For game scores go to the Lions Twitter Account @ www.twitter.com
SEE TWITTER FEED BELOW
log in: lionsbaseball password: gallagher
OR BETTER YET: have instant game updates on Game Changer since most teams use Game Changer to score games:
Go to www.gamechanger.com and look up your team
Create a log in if you need to. Pick your favorite team and follow them. If your team is not on Game Changer, try following their opponent who may be using Game Changer.
Please click here to review available hotel options and set up a group block for your team. It is recommended that all teams traveling into the event book with TRAVELING TEAMS®. Thank you!
The Lions Tourney recognizes and pays tribute to Coach John Baumgarten, one of the shinning lights of San Diego High School Baseball. Coach Baumgarten quietly passed on April 11, 2021 after a short illness. Coach Baumgarten played for St. Augustine HS and USD. John won over 400 games at Hilltop including three CIF championships. For many years, Coach Baumgarten played a prominent role in the Lions Tournament as the architect of the brackets and the schedule making sure all teams involved would play in a competitive bracket with the opportunity to advance. John’s contributions to our tourney was a building block to what it is today. God Bless you Coach.
Twitter Account: lionsbaseball
SOME SCORES ARE POSTED BELOW BUT IF YOUR SCORE IS NOT THERE.....CLICK ON "JOIN THE CONVERSATION" TO BE DIRECTED TO THE TWITTER FEED
Mission Bay 6 West Hill 1 Player of the game DJ Monaghan
Final Christian 6 Otay Ranch 2 MVP Braeden Ross & Vaughn Major Coach couldn't just pick one.
La jolla 8 - maranatha 6 MVP #14 Gavin Graff
Linfield Christian over Morse 10-4
8-6 Pt. Loma over Steele canyon
St. Augustine 10 Mission Hills 0
Mt Carmel - 3 Mira Mesa - 5
Mira Mesa 7 Hilltop 4
Once again, The Lions Tournament mourns another San Diego Coaching Legend who passed on late Saturday March 13, 2021. Cathedral Catholic and University of San Diego High School coach Dick Serrano died of natural causes.. Coach Serrano coached the Dons for 30 years winning numerous Lions Tournament titles as well as four CIF championships in 1972, 1978, 1980 and 1981. Coach Serrano retired with 549 baseball wins but thousands of wins for the athletes and students that he mentored. For many years, Coach Serrano allowed the Lions to BBQ on the Uni High campus outside his office for the early years of our traditional coaches party. Coach Serrano was a fine coach but also a great man. He will be missed.
REST IN PEACE COACH DENNIS PUGH
It is with deep disappointment and sadness that The San Diego Lions recognize the death of legendary coach Dennis Pugh of Mission Bay High School and California State University San Marcos. Dennis was an integral part of the Lions Tournament who chaired the Bracketing and Seeding meetings. Coach Pugh was the chief schedule maker for the Lions for the past twenty years. Dennis Pugh won 8 CIF San Diego Section titles and ranked third in victories (660) even with spending 10 years in the college ranks. Dennis Pugh was a special Coach and an even more special person. He will be missed.
IN HONOR OF COACH PUGH, THE LIONS TOURNAMENT OPEN DIVISION WILL BE DESIGNATED AS THE COACH DENNIS PUGH OPEN DIVISION
REST IN PEACE
CLASSICAL ACADEMY COACH RON SISLER
The Lions Tournament, along with the entire San Diego high school athletic community mourn the loss of Coach Ron Sisler who tragically died on August 27, 2020 when a tree branch fell on him while walking in the neighborhood. Ron Sisler was a great coach and mentor to students in the Escondido and Valley Center communities for many years. Coach Sisler guided the 2019 Classical Academy Caimans to runners up in the CIF San Diego section D-5 Championship. Coach Sisler was a good man and will surely be missed.
Rest in Peace
Mickey “D" Deutschman
West Hills High School Coach
It is with deep disappointment and sadness that The San Diego Lions recognize the death of legendary coach Mickey D has been a fixture in San Diego Coaching for the last 50 years. Mickey has coached at all levels, high school, Little League, college as well as Semi-pro.baseball.
Mickey scouted for the Atlanta Braves for over twenty years and has been inducted into the National Semi-Pro Hall of Fame Class of 2014. He also had his 1000th career win with the semi-pro San Diego Stars in 2013. He is now up to over 1060 career wins with the Stars organization. Many players have advanced on to the college ranks and professional ball through his efforts. Mick's statement of "a coach or managers reward is a players success" is truly heart felt.
TOURNAMENT FEES HAVE RISEN
2021 TOURNAMENT FEE IS $600.00
PAY ONLINE VIA CREDIT CARD OR PAY OFFLINE BY CHECK
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
SAN DIEGO LIONS WELFARE FOUNDATION
MAIL CHECKS TO:
VICKIE @ SAN DIEGO LIONS CLUB
310 MARKET STREET
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92101
Founded by Mike Morrow and Les Cassie, in 1951, The San Diego Downtown Lions High School Baseball Tournament is the Oldest and Largest High School Tourney in the United States. Traditionally held in the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, games are played for four days by 130 plus high school teams at fields all over San Diego County. With over 8 divisions that cover all skill levels, we have teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation to teams that come from schools with less than 100 students.
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