Archive for the ‘Tournaments’ Category

20th Annual Jim Bradford Classic in Grafton, ON

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Grafton – Jim Bradford Classic
June 11-13th , 2010
$450 entry
Guaranteed 3 games
Top 10 go into a single elimination bracket
Looking for 20 teams
Teams already showing interest are:
Cobourg Force
Quyon Combat Flyers
Ottawa Team Easton
Contact Steve Bedard

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House looking to revive Erie tourney

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Editor’s Note: Our good friend and Ballpark Radio broadcast partner Bill Hillhouse is looking to revive the Erie tournament on the American Memorial Day weekend. Let Billy know if you’re interested. At one time, this was one of the premier early season events and could be again.

To the softball community. I am trying to revive the Erie PA Memorial Day tournament. I know there is a lot going on right now in the softball world and teams are a ways from committing to a schedule at this point but, if there is enough interest.. I will make this go. I’m considering all options in terms of format, # of teams, etc. But with so few places to play these days and our options dwindiling. I will see if I can make this happen.

The knock on the Erie tournament has always been weather (for the most part). While nothing can be done about that anywhere, the last few Memorial Days without the tournament have been beautiful so why not try again.

It’s my hope to recruit the best teams possible, best umpires possible and hopefully get BallParkRadio here for the games too. Please contact me if your team has interest in coming so I can keep an email list.

Bill Hillhouse

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Softball at the World Masters Games

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

A couple of ISC II players are in Sydney, Australia for the 2009 World Masters Games. Ageless wonder Sammy Forbes, of the Bridgeport Braves, is with Cornwall Team Canada in the 35+ B Division, while Gord Scott, of Palermo Athletics, is in the 45+ B Division with Ohio Battery.

Click here for daily results and other information.

2010 Wyevale Tournament

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Wyevale, ON

2010 Tournament Particulars
Dates: June 25-27
Entry Fee: $400
Prize Money: $2,500 Total ($1,500 for 1st)
# of Teams: 12
Pitching: ISC II Only
Location: Elmvale & Wyevale
UIC: Doug Cundall

The 2010 edition of the Wyevale Tournament will mark the 11th consecutive year that the Tribe has organized this annual event held in Elmvale & Wyevale. The tournament itself is a local tradition that is nearly 50 years old, and the Tribe is honoured to be carrying on a tradition that is so deeply rooted within our community.

The 2009 tournament was a resounding success both on and off the field, and the 2010 version will undoubtedly build upon the momentum created by last years competition.

In 2009 the Port Elgin Blue Devils defeated the Kitchener Outlaws in the championship game, and in doing so claimed the $1,500 1st prize. Noteably the Blue Devils went on to claim the ISC II TOC crown in Rock Island, IL. When asked after the TOC championship game by a Springwater News journalist ‘if there was a single reason why they were able to complete their magical chamionship run in 2009’, manager Jim McKinnon replied ‘There are many things that go into winning a championship, pitching, hitting, defence, but the single biggest factor for us this year was participating in Wyevale’s tournament”. (Note: Interview may not have actually taken place.)

Last Year’s Participants Included:

Port Elgin – 2009 TOC Champs, 2009 Wyevale Champs
Kitchener – 2009 St Clements Champs, 2009 Oswego Champs
Cobourg – 2009 OASA Masters Champs
Napanee – 2009 Jr Canadian Bronze Medalists
Minesing – 2009 Huntsville Champs
Palermo – 2009 TOC 17th Place (tied)
Waterloo – 2009 Jr Canadian 4th Place
Wyevale – 2009 TOC 5th Place (tied), 2009 North Ont Champs
Georgian Bay – 2009 Wyevale 3rd Place
Orangeville – 2009 IFL 2nd Place
Linwood – 2009 Jr Elims 5th Place
Toanche – 2009 SRFL 6th Place

Michael Kelly

2009 Intermediate A&B Eastern Canadian Fastball Championships

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

The 2009 Intermediate A&B Eastern Canadian Fastball Championships are being held in Shubenacadie on September 11th – 13th

HOST Bud Light Fastball Club
NS Halifax 67’s
NS Sydney Cardinals
NS Blackburn Transport
ONT Morpeth Magic
NB Fredericton Twins
PEI Arsenault Sawmill Jacks

Both the Bud Lights Fastball Club & Halifax 67’s compete in the Metro Fastpitch League, which has given the HRM a place to play, watch & rebuild the great sport of fastball!

Blackburn Transport recently competed in the International Softball Congress II Tournament of Champions in Illinois.

The Fredericton Twins are a member of the Maritime Fastball League which sent 3 entries to this years Senior National Championships(Brookfield Elks, Glace Bay Mets & PEI Fawcetts) This new circuit has made great strides to re-establish the local fastball scene.

Rounding out the field will be the always tough Sydney Cardinals & a young speedy Arsenault Sawmill Jacks Team from the PEI fastball factory!

Gerry Tully
Sales & Logistics
Canadian Gold Seafood Company
(902)873-3796 or (902)225-5722

ISC II connections lead to ASA championships

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Teams with ISC II connections won three ASA championships this past weekend.

In the ASA A division, ISC II alumnus Marshall, MI Rice Creek Lightning took the crown at Rotary Park in Decatur, IL. The hometown Decatur Pride, who finished tied for fifth at the ToC, repeated that finish in ASA A.

Wilkes Barre, PA Keating’s Fitness, won the B title, storming back through the loser’s bracket. Keating’s also recently won the Elkland “B” Tournament. Salt Lake City, UT Innovative Communications finished third. Bakersfield, CA Silver Hawks, with some of the Brideport Braves on the roster, finished tied for fifth while Sun Valley, CA A-1 Rude Pac and St. Paul, MN Angels finished tied for ninth.

Back in Decatur at the ASA C East tournament, Blue Lake Builders from Adamstown, PA romped to victory with several members of Pennsylvania Power on the roster. Teutopolis, IL Wessel’s Coors Light finished tied for 5th, on the heels of a 2-2 performance at the ToC which included an upset of the #1-ranked Waterdown Hammer.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Scores from Goderich Labour Day Tournament

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Courtesy Al’s Fastball

Goderich Labour Day

Friday Night
Shakespeare Falcons 4 Goderich Orioles 2
Orangeville Kings 5 Blyth Barons 2
Shedden Mission 3 Goderich Gators 1
Brussels Tigers 5 Harwood Corners 2
Exeter Braves 7 Norwich Storm 6
Arthur Merchants 7 Woodstock Kelseys 4


Continuation of the 1st round, winners to the A side, losers to the B-side

Keady Hawks 9, Belmore Stingers 4
Hickson Reds 7, Innerkip Juniors 1
Mitchell Mets 5, Windsor Photo 0
Cambridge Reds 7, Mt.Elgin Mets 0
Straffordville Black Sox 5, Morpeth Magic 3
Kitchener Selects 7, Goderich Grizzlies 0
Kitchener Outlaws 6, Windsor Forest Glade 0
Mississauga Ale Stars 9, Zurich Rangers 0

Start of Round 2

B-Division, Winners to the BA, Losers to the BB side

Blyth Barons 5, Goderich Orioles 0
Harwood Corners 3, Goderich Gators 1
Woodstock Kelseys 9, Norwich Storm 6
Innerkip Jr’s 6, Belmore Jr Stingers 0
Zurich Rangers 8, Windsor Forest Glade 1
Goderich Grizzlies 11, Morpeth Magic 5
Windsor Photo and Mt.Elgin finish the 2nd round at 9:30am Sunday

Round 2, A-division

Orangeville Kings 3, Shakespeare Falcons 2
Shedden Mission 4, Brussels Tigers 1
Arthur Merchants 8, Exeter Braves 1
Hickson Reds 11, Keady Hawks 0
Kitchener Outlaws 2, Mississauga Ale Stars 1
Kitchener Selects 4, Straffordville Black Sox 2
Mitchell Mets and the Cambridge Reds finish off rd 2 at 9:30am Sunday, Quarterfinals start at 11am Sunday for all Divisions Sunday at 9:30am.


B-Division, Windsor Photo 14, Mt.Elgin Metss 6

A-Division, Mitchell Mets 4, Cambridge Reds 0

End of Round 2, all losers eliminated from this point on.

BB Division

Norwich Storm 7, Goderich Gators 0
Belmore Jr. Stingers 3, Windsor Forest Glade 1
Morpeth Magic 8, Mt.Elgin Mets 1

Semi Final, Norwich Storm 3, Goderich Orioles 0
Semi Final 2, Belmore Stingers vs Morpeth Magic, 9am Monday, BB- Final at 12pm.

BA Division

Woodstock Kelseys 5, Harwood Corners 2
Innerkip Jr’s 4, Zurich Rangers 0
Windsor Photo 6, Goderich Grizzlies 1
Semi Final, Blyth Barons 6, Woodstock Kelseys 2
Semi Final 2, Innerkip Jr’s vs Windsor Photo, 9am Monday, Final at 12pm

AB Division

Brussels Tigers 7, Exeter Braves 4
Mississauga Ale Stars 6, keady hawks 2
Cambridge Reds 3, Straffordville Sox 0
Semi final, Shakespeare Falcons 8, Brussels Tigers 1
Semi Final #2, Mississauga Ale Stars vs Cambridge Reds at 10:30am, Final goes at 1:30pm

AA Division

Shedden Mission 4, Arthur Merchants 1
Hickson Reds 2, Kitchener Outlaws 0
Mitchell Mets 1, Kitchener Selects 0, 9 innings
Semi Final, Shedden Mission 7, Orangeville Kings 2
Semi Final #2, Hickson Reds vs Mitchell Mets at 10:30am Sunday, Final goes at 1:30pm


BB Division
Semi Final, Morpeth 4, Belmore 1
Final, Morpeth 2, Norwich 0

BA Division
Semi Final, Windsor Photo 4, Innerkip Jr’s 1
Final, Blyth Barons 7, Windsor Photo 0

AB Division
Semi Final, Cambridge reds 3, Mississauga Ale Stars 2
Final, Shakespeare Falcons 6, Cambridge Reds 1

AA Division
Semi Final, Hickson Reds 2, Mitchell Mets 1
Final, Hickson Reds 3, Shedden Mission 0

Elkland First Weekend Tourney

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

16 teams set for the 16th annual Elkland “First Weekend” tournament held in Elkland, Pa from August 28-30 2009.

ESA Bellys- Elkland
NY Bombers- Cortland NY
Rochester Warriors- Rochester NY
Oswego Express- Oswego NY
Knoxville/Ontario- Knoxville Pa/Ontario CA
Beverage Barn- Williamsport Pa
R.F. Linemen- Elkland Pa
Pa Power- Ephrata Pa
Keenyville FP- Keenyville Pa
Lackawanna FP- Lackawanna NY
PT Awards- Williamsport Pa
Keatings Fitness – Wilkes Barre Pa
Northern Merchants- Poland NY
Yuengling Brewers- Pottsville Pa
Cornerstone Excavating- Ephrata Pa
Waterdown Hammer- Waterdown Ontario

-ISCII pitchers and players only
-ASA non- approved bat list enforced


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Hammer head up field in Niagara Falls

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Editor’s Note: The top-ranked Waterdown Hammer, fresh off winning the Ontario championship, will head to Niagara Falls for a last-minute tune-up prior to the 2009 ToC.

The 18-team field is set for the annual Niagara Falls Men’s League tournament August 7-9 Ker Park. Below are the 18 teams participating and the tournament again is full.

On site concessions, beer gardens, and sporting goods will be available and as usual we can expect many fans to come out.

Schedule – Fri night

7 pm D1 Lukes vs Port Burwell
9 pm Snappers vs Udney

6:30 pm D2 Fury vs Raiders
6:30 pm D3 Dawgs vs Hammer
6:30 pm D4 RailRoaders vs Target

Games continue all day Saturday. Based on preliminary records, 16 teams advance to the playoff round on Sunday.

The 18 teams are as follows:

Bracebridge Farm
Cool Hand Lukes
Don Cherry’s Fastball
Goulding Park
Hamilton Raiders
Hooligans Dawgs
K/W Wizards
Niagara Snappers
Pickering Blazers
Port Burwell Lakers
Predators Fastball Team
Straffordville Express
Storm’s Fury
Udney Storm
Vaughan Stealers
Waterdown Hammer
Waterdown Target

Come on out to the park to see some great games, results will be posted

Rob Greatrix

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Decatur Pride win Illinois State Tournament

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Final Results from Altamont
1 – The Pride / Decatur Illinois
2 – The Freight / Vandalia Illinois
3 – Pete’s Blues / Swansea Illinois
4 – Stallion’s / Belleville Illinois

Game #1
Pete’s Blues 4, Nohren Farms Heat 3
WP-Iuli; LP- Dalmasso.
Pete’s was down 3-0 before a late 2-run homer by Daniel Eisenhauer.
RBI singles by Zack Boyer and Mack Scmitt then won it in the last of the 7th.

Game #2
Decatur Pride 12, KC/Lee’s Sports 2 (5 inn)
WP-Stevenson; LP-Radake.
Decatur brought its A-game and then some to blitz a pretty good team.
Pride HR’s from Williams (two), Larry Moffett and Koester.
Haven Hicks had a solo shot for KC/Lee’s.

Game #3
The Freight 12, Bowen 0 (4 inn.)
WP-Sturdy (1 hitter); LP-Grandersone
Sturdy also hit two homers. The Freight also brought its A-game.

Game #4
Belleville Stallions 6, Warsaw Stag Boys 5 (8 inn).
Back and forth game ends on wild pitch.
WP-M. Godar

Game #5
KC/Lee’s Sports 7, Nohren Farms 0
WP-John Kiselewski (2-hitter)
HR- Haven Hicks and Lyle Winter

Game #6
Warsaw 11, Bowen 7

Game #7
Decatur Pride 4, Pete’s Blues 2

Game #8
The Freight 10, Belleville Stallions 2( 5 inn)
Stallions – Belleville, Illinois 2 0 0 0 0 – 2 4 1
The Freight – Vandalia, Illinois 0 1 1 7 1 – 10 10 0
Winning Pitcher – Alan Meinhart 5 inn/4 H/8 K/1 BB/2 R/2 ER
Losing Pitcher – Mike Godar 4 2/3 inn/10 H/2 K/4 BB/8 R/8 ER

Game #9
KC/Lee’s Sports 14, Bowen 6 (Bowen eliminated at 0-3)

Game #10
Nohren Farms vs. Warsaw

Game #11
Stallions over KC/Lee’s

Game #12
Pete’s Blues over winner Nohren/Warsaw

Game #13
Winner’s bracket final
The Pride – Decatur, Illinois 3 1 0 0 1 0 x – 5 3 0
The Freight – Vandalia, Illinois 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 6 0
Winning Pitcher – Brent Stevenson 7 inn/6 H/9 K/2 BB/1 R/1 ER
Losing Pitcher – Brad Sturdy 6 inn/3 H/9 K/8 BB/5 R/5 ER

Game #14
Pete’s Blues over Stallions

Game #15
Pete’s Blues – Swansea, Illinois 0 1 0 0 0 – 1 2 3
The Freight – Vandalia, Illinois 3 2 4 1 1 – 11 14 0
Winning Pitcher – Alan Meinhart 5 inn/2 H/9 K/2 BB/1 R/0 ER
Losing Pitcher – Doc Ames

Game #16
Championship Game
The Pride – Decatur, Illinois 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 – 8 15 0
The Freight – Vandalia, Illinois 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 – 7 8 0
Winning Pitcher – TJ Dobson 7 inn/2 H/8 K/2 BB/2 R/2 ER
Losing Pitcher – Brad Sturdy 3 inn/1 H/2 K/2 BB/1 R/1 ER

Waterdown Hammer win Ontario championship

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Waterdown Hammer won the OASA Intermediate Eliminations this past weekend, defeating Elmira Expos in the championship game. The win qualifies the Hammer for the 2010 ISC II Tournament of Champions in Midland, MI, pending their finish in the 2009 ToC.

See additional photos courtesy MaryAnne Baier here.

All of the game scores are after the jump courtesy Dennis Dosman. (more…)

Waterdown & Kitchener still undefeated at OASA elims

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Waterdown Hammer and Kitchener Outlaws will meet in the undefeated game of the OASA Intermediate Eliminations tournament on Sunday in Waterloo.

Still alive in the loser`s bracket are Bridgeport Braves and KW Cubs amongst others.

Watch The Deuce for more info on who will be the 2009 Ontario Champion and earn a berth into the 2010 ISC II ToC in Midland.