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Coyote Invitational ends in three-way tie for first place

By: Staff Report
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The annual Lincoln Hills Coyote Senior Softball Invitational ended in a three-way tie over the weekend. A combined fifteen games were played by six of the top 60s teams from around the area. Taking place in the tournament were the Solano Enforcers, Ain’t No Saints from Sacramento, Redwood City Cardinals, Penn Valley Grays, and both of the Lincoln Hills Coyote 60s teams; the Black and the Blue squads. The Penn Valley Grays, Ain’t No Saints and Coyote Black each went 4-1 but Penn Valley took the title because of tie-breaking rules. D.J. Cox had three homers for Coyote Black while teammate John Griffin also hit a homer. This year’s Invitational was named The Rich Daniels Memorial Tournament, to honor one of the original Coyotes, Rich Daniels, who died after a long struggle with cancer. With Rich’s wife and family in the audience, a touching tribute was given by Hal Connors, which also included reading a letter by Rich’s daughter and a poem by Rich’s granddaughter. All the Coyotes that were present then walked to center field and hung Rich’s No. 5 jersey on the scoreboard. It took the final game on Sunday to determine who was the eventual winner of the tourney.