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Canada Maccabi team honoured at Jays game

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

The Canada Maccabi Fastball team, which recently won the gold medal at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel, was honoured prior to the Sept 8 Toronto Blue Jays game against the Minnesota Twins.

Twins Canadian all-star Justin Morneau posed with the team and friends for photos – click here to see a group shot.

The team was primarily comprised of members of the North York Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Fastball League, along with Ryan Freedman, Tom Berube and others.

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.

Adco falls short of goals

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

From the Staten Island Advance

Staten Island softball notebook: Adco falls short of goals
by Bob Nestel
Tuesday September 01, 2009, 1:09 PM

Adco Electric finished up their fastpitch season with what manager Peter Quaranta calls “disappointing” — at least by their lofty standards.

“We didn’t have a great tournament,” said Quaranta, whose club went 1-3 at the ISC II Fastpitch Championship in Rock Island, Ill. “It was a tough season for us overall. We never seemed to be at full strength until last weekend.”

“This was the toughest schedule we’ve ever played,” he added. “We played in the Mid Atlantic Premier Fastpitch Travel League, we played a couple of ISC qualifiers and we played in the Summit Fastpitch League (second place).”

“Fastpitch is just a different game than modified,” he continued. “The pitching dominates. You fall behind just one or two runs and it’s tough to catch up.”

Quaranta’s club opened the ISC II leading CPI (Dundas, Canada) 4-1 early, before dropping a 10-5 decision.

They followed with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Lamp Liter Inn (Iowa) and a 2-0 loss to the top ranked Bridgeport Braves (Ontario, Canada).

Not even a 5-2 tourney win over the Donnacona Blue Sox (Quebec, Canada) could get the Island entry into the elimination round.

“We got some good pitching from John Jones, Jeff Pleszewicz and Ryan Nichols,” said Quaranta. “And Dave Lohman and Jerry DeMatteo hit the ball well.”

“Overall it was a good learning experience for us, playing this type of competition almost every game,” he added.

Sharkey D’s Photos

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Stolen from Sharkey D’s Facebook Photos – Chicago – ISC II:

Another from Sharkey D’s Facebook collection:

“Big Sky Day in Rock Island”.

Ball Park radio…covering games and doing play by play.

Blackburn Transport:

Tim Norris, Randy Frame, Richie Connors and more of the guys.

Stock Pack visit Decatur in ToC tune-up

Friday, August 14th, 2009

#4 Ashland Stock Pack will stop in Decatur, IL on the way to Quad Cities to play Saturday/Sunday doubleheaders against the #11 Decatur Pride, who recently won the Illinois state championship. The Pride organization, long a force in ISC play before shuttering the operation in the early 2000s, is expecting over 1,000 fans at Borg-Warner Sports Complex.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Editor’s Note: I told Fred Follings that if the Shakespeare Falcons won Friday night, I would put their logo in the Friday night post, but with no internet access at the motel where we were staying, it didn’t happen. Here it is.

#18 St. Paul ASB Villard at AquaFest

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

St. Paul ASB Villard were at AquaFest in Rice Lake, WI this past weekend, despite missing several key players.

Scores courtesy Jack Rowan, ASB Villard

game 1, vs. Marshall Lightning L 7-6 9 inn.
game 2, vs. LaCrosse Athletics W 6-5
game 3, vs. Sawdust City W 6-5 10 inn.
game 4 vs Stadium Lanes L 5-2

A-1 Rude Pac report

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Courtesy Ron Mizener, Sun Valley, CA A-1 Rude Pac

Here is how A1-Rude Pac did last weekend in Norcal Tournament

Fast City – We Lost 5-6 bad first inning they scored 6 runs in first than we settled down Gerald Pyle losing pitcher

#10 Portland Rockers – We Won 9-1 5 innings losing pitcher Spud Barker (ISC II), winning pitcher Matt Barnes for Rude Pac

ISC #18 Taylor Farms We Lost 7-1 Winning Pitcher Dave Drotzmann (ISC) losing Pitcher Doug Sleep.

#10 Portland – We Lost 2-1 Winning pitcher Travis Price (ISC) losing Pitcher Ed Gasper

ISC #18 Taylor Farms -We Lost 5-6 Winning Pitcher Mike Edgerden (ISC) Losing Pitcher Matt Barnes. Lost in last inning, were up 5-3

Over all not a good record but getting better at bats. Seeing good ISC pitching, it’s still early team is starting to play together.

Next June 27-28 SoCal Tournament-July 11-12 Morro Bay games with Taylor Farms

#17 Decatur Pride split with Dolan & Murphy

Sunday, June 7th, 2009


Decatur Pride Results

The Decatur Pride took on ISC #15 Aurora Dolan & Murphy on Saturday night at Borg Warner Field in Decatur. A crowd of approximately 600 watched as 32 Illinois Hall of Famers and former Central Illinois ball players were honored in a ceremony prior to the game.

Game #1
Decatur Pride 2
Aurora D & M 0
WP: Brent Stevenson
LP: Ales Jetmar
HR: Doug Williams – Decatur

Game #2
Aurora D & M 4
Decatur Pride 0
WP: Doug Gillis
LP: Bob Ginger

Results of the Sunday games between the Decatur Pride and Aurora Dolan & Murphy at Borg Warner Field in Decatur.

Game #1
Aurora D & M 13
Decatur Pride 6
WP: Doug Gillis with relief from Ales Jetmar
LP: Rick Propst

Game #2 (8 innings)
Decatur Pride 9
Aurora D & M 8
WP: Alan Meinhart
LP: Jared Gutesha in relief of Ales Jetmar

Game 2 was a back and forth contest with Decatur jumping out to an early 5-1 lead only to have Aurora come back and tie the game in the 6th inning. Aurora then scored 3 in the top of the 7th to take an 8-5 lead. Decatur tied the game in the bottom of the 7th with a 2 run home run from David Boys and a solo shot by Todd McQuality. The Pride won the game in the bottom of the 8th when Blake Martin drove in Cole Koester to end it.

The Pride’s record moves to 18-4 heading into the ISC II Qualifier next weekend at the Kelso Klassic.

Scott Standerfer

#1 Ashland, OH Stock Pack report from Twister Shootout

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Editor’s Note: The following is courtesy Chad Honaker of #1 Ashland, OH Stock Pack. Stock Pack is 9-3 overall with a pair of 2nd place finishes, both to the HBC Lightning, despite not having their full pitching staff at either tournament. Next up for Ashland is the Snapper Shootout June 5-7. They open against #11 Port Elgin Blue Devils Friday at 9 pm.

Stock Pack at Bay City, MI Twister Shootout
Game #1
Stock Pack 9
Buzz 0 5 Innings
WP-Yates (4 K, 3 BB, 0 hits allowed)
SP Top Hitters—Jason Whiteley 3-3, 1 HR…..Shane Flinner 1 HR

Game #2
Stock Pack 8
All-State 2
WP-Jaime Thompson (3 K, 3 BB, 2 hits allowed)
SP Top Hitters—Trevor Urban 2-2, 3 RBI….Brad Webb 2-3…..Jr Rodriguez 2-4….Mike Justice 3-4

Game #3
Stock Pack 11
Marquette Fence 0 5 innings
WP-Jeff Van Hooser (12 K, 1 BB, 1 hit allowed)
SP Top Hitters—Urban 2-3, RBI…Flinner 2-2, 1 HR, 3 RBI…Chad Honaker 3-3, RBI…Pete Spoerl 3-3…David Wiley 2-3,RBI…Rodriguez 1 HR, 2 RBI

Game #4
Stock Pack 4
Duncan Outlaws 1
WP-Yates (8 K, 1 BB, 4 hits allowed) 4.0 innings
Save-Van Hooser (4K, 1 BB, 0 hits allowed) 3.0 innings
SP Top Hitters—Urban 3-3, 1HR, 2 RBI…Flinner 2-2, 1 HR, 1 RBI…Wiley 2-3, 1 RBI

Game #5
Stock Pack 9
MI Blues 0 5 innings
WP-Thompson (6 K, 1 BB, 4 hits allowed)
SP Top hitters—Urban 2-3, 3 RBI…Webb 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI…Rodriguez 2-3, 3 RBI…Honaker 1-3, 1 RBI

Game #6
Stock Pack 5
Lightning 6
LP-Van Hooser (5K, 1 BB) 3.0 innings
Yates (2 K, 0 BB) 3.0 innings
SP Top Hitters—Urban 1-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI…Webb 3-4, 1 RBI…Flinner 2-4

Chad Honaker
Ashtonne International, LLC (dba Stock Pack)

How the top 10 did this weekend

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Here’s how the top 10 ISC II teams did this past weekend:

1. Ashland, OH Stock Pack – 2nd at Twister Shootout
2. Bridgeport, ON Braves – off
3. Dundas, ON CPI/ADS – 1-4 in Linden, NJ
4. Palermo, ON Athletics – 2-2-2 in Owen Sound vs OS Selects & OS Jrs
5. Kitchener, ON Outlaws – 1st in St. Clements
6. Sun Valley, CA A-1 Rude Pac – off (several won Oregon tourney)
7. Reading, PA Hoffman Rise – T3rd in Elkland, PA
8. Ottawa, ON Team Easton Thunder – off
10. Elmira, ON Expos – 2nd in St. Clements

Once thriving sport of fastpitch softball now thing of past at Prescott Field

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Editor’s Note: The following comes from the Lebanon Daily News in Pennsylvania and is, sadly, a sign of the times.

Daily News Sportswriter
Lebanon Daily News
Updated: 05/25/2009 11:08:46 PM EDT

This summer, the benches and bleachers at Prescott Field will be void of fastpitch softball players and fans. (Gordon Oliver / Lebanon Daily News)

PRESCOTT — It wasn’t all that many years ago when it would have been unthinkable. Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, had arrived, and Prescott Field was dormant.

Once, not that long ago, Prescott Field was one of the most-used facilities in Lebanon County.

Prescott Field is still used, but not to the extent that it used to be. Men’s fastpitch softball, the sport that once dominated Lebanon County’s summers, has effectively ceased to exist. The last holdout, South Lebanon TNT, disbanded shortly after last year’s ISC II tournament in Wisconsin.

The decision to disband the team was made by Irv Lutz, the team’s general manager and the man who had been fighting against the odds for the better part of a decade to keep fastpitch going. Some serious health concerns, and a handful of other factors, led to the decision.

“I always thought I couldn’t live without softball,” Lutz said, “but when I ended up getting ill and finding out that my health was important, I thought it would be a tough thing this year not having a team, but I’m living with it.” (more…)