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Rude Pac members lead Cali team to title in Oregon

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Editor’s Note: Several members of ISC II #6 Rude Pac helped lead the Cal State Builders to an undefeated run through the Boatnik tournament this past weekend in Grant’s Pass, Oregon. Rude Pac made their ISC II debut in 2008 and impressed many with their top 10 finish. They’re back in 2009 with an upgraded lineup and will be a threat to be in the final game on Saturday afternoon in Rock Island. From our brother blog, The Morning Brief

Cal State Builders Capture Boatnik Title at Grant’s Pass, Oregon

The Cal State Builders captured the 2009 Boatnik Tournament title at Grants Pass, Oregon on Monday after, capping their unbeaten run a 7-0 shutout win over Brotherton, Oregon. Gerald Pyle was the winning pitcher, tossing a one-hitter, while Javier Fierro, Dean Waltier and Dave Carlton all homered for the champs. Chris Paiva was 3-for-3 in the final, with 2 RBI.

Recap and Photo of the champions here:

If your first question was “Who are the Cal State Builders?”, I’m right with you. The answer is that they are team organized for this one tournament. The squad combines players from both Northern and Southern California. They were led by pitchers Matt Barnes, Gerald Pyle, and Ron Rupp, who all play in the SCIFL. Barnes had a hand in two no hitters on the weekend, one of them a perfect game. Dean Waltier and Javier Fierro had big weekends at the plate in Oregon to lead the offense.

The roster for the champions (players in italics are on the Rude Pac roster):

Matt Barnes P
Gerald Pyle P

Ron Rupp IF/P
Javier Fierro ss
Chris Paiva inf
Jason Gluckman C
Dan Winnick OF
Dean Waltier UTL
Ricky Moore UTL
John Abbott INF
Jeff Reich OF
Dave Carlton INF

A tip of the cap to the big man, Gerald Pyle for his coverage of the tournament all weekend long, and for the photos.

Earlier reports from the tournament (in reverse chron order)

Cal State Wins Semi, Advances to Boatnik Final (May 25, 2009)

Boatnik Playoffs Today (May 25, 2009)

Cal State Builders Win Again at Boatnik (May 24, 2009)

Boatnik Scores from Grants Pass Oregon (May 24, 2009)

Cal State Builders Head to Boatnik in Oregon (May 21, 2009)

#31 Alvinston Indians finish third in St. Clements

Monday, May 25th, 2009

ISC II #31 Alvinston Indians finished 3-2, good for third at the annual St. Clements tournament.

Pride is back in Decatur

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Editor’s Note: The Decatur Pride, an ISC powerhouse in the 1990s, is back in the game and are starting out in ISC II. They made their debut in Villa Grove, dropping a quarter-final game in extra innings, but bigger things are expected from the Pride as they attempt to qualify for the 2009 ToC.

Team doesn’t miss a beat in return

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By Mark Tupper – H&R Executive Sports Editor

DECATUR – There’s no telling how many men’s fastpitch softball games Don “Doc” Boyer has witnessed at Borg-Warner Field. Maybe all of them from 1980 through 1995.

As the former trainer for the ADM and Decatur Pride softball teams, he has tended to more sore muscles, bloody contusions and overheated pitchers than he could ever count.

Read the rest of this story on our brother blog, the Morning Brief here.

Sun Valley, CA A-1 Rude Pac

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Editor’s Note: Rude Pac made their ISC II debut in 2008, going 4-2 to finish in the top 10. The “third” team from California earned a ton of respect and enter the 2009 season with an upgraded lineup and a #6 preseason ranking.

A1-Rude Pac Roster for 2009

Javier Fierro – INF
Paul Reyes – INF
Ruben Lopez – INF
Jeremy Rooney – INF
John Pruneda – INF
Josh Tisdale – INF
Dean Waltier – INF/OF
Dave Carlton – INF/OF
Bryon Wells – C/INF
Daniel Frisbee – C
Keith Herbster – C
Rob Penticoff – OF
Scott Pulcifer – OF
Ron Mizener – OF
Matt Barnes – P
Doug Sleep – P
Ed Gasper – P
Gearld Pyle – P
Panfilo Valdez – P

MGR – Rudy Montanez
Coach – Bob Piddock
Coach – Jose Hernande

#18 St. Paul, MN ASB-Villard Roster and Schedule

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Villard, Minnesota

General manager Dave Dziengel is pleased to announce the upcoming schedule and team members for the 2009 ASB-Villard men’s fastpitch season.

ASB will be starting their 41st year of competitive men’s fastpitch softball and are looking to improve on their 48-10 record in 2008. With their first place finish in West St. Paul last year ASB has accepted a bid to attend the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Rock Island, Illinois.

New players added this year are Charlie Rambow, Nathanial Albers, and Jason Iuli.

In league play ASB-Villard will be competing in the always tough Freeport Select league, Freeport, Minnesota and also in the West St. Paul league in West St. Paul, Minnesota.

Before the season starts we would like to thank long time booster Larry Zavadil of American Solutions for Business in Glenwood, Minnesota for his long time and continued support of fastpitch softball in Minnesota. We would also like to thank Brett Breshnahan for the construction and upkeep of our team’s website. Look for the Villard website to be updated early next week.

2009 ASB-Villard Roster

1 Zach Goring INF Minnesota
2 Joel Cooley P Minnesota
3 Andy Dziengel OF Minnesota
4 Jason Iuli P Minnesota
7 Josh Albers UTL Minnesota
8 Dave Reiter SS Minnesota
10 Jack Rowan OF/1ST Minnesota
11 Nathanial Albers UTL Minnesota
13 Jeff Schoeberl P/OF Minnesota
14 Shawn Reiter OF Minnesota
15 Kevin Bahn OF Minnesota
16 Dave Dziengel P Minnesota
17 Tom Schoberl C Minnesota
18 Charlie Rambow OF Minnesota
19 Jeff Henery 3rd Minnesota

MGR Dave Dziengel
Coach “Black” Jack Rowan

2009 Tournaments

June 20-21 Rice Lake, WI
June 27-28 Eau Clare, WI
July 11-12 Waverly, Mn
July 24-25 West St. Paul, Mn
July 30-31Freeport, Mn
August 18-22 ISC II Tournament of Champions

Lee’s Sports Falcons Round Robin, Roster & Schedule

Monday, May 4th, 2009

The Lee’s Sports (Pinckneyville, IL.) Falcons, formally known as the Radom Falcons will be participating in several fastpitch tournaments this summer. This will be the Falcons 13th year of existence playing at the highest levels in Illinois softball.
The Falcons will be starting the season this weekend at home and continuing on until NAFA fastpitch tournament in mid August. Lee’s Sports will be involved in 2 ISC II qualifiers and will be looking for a bid to the tournament. The Falcons will be at Villa Grove, IL on May 16th and 17th and at the Kelso Klassic in Kelso, MO on June 12th through the 14th.
The Falcons will be led by OF Haven Hicks, OF Eric Saunders, 3B Mooch Colle, C Clay McDonnough, Shortstop Travis Klingler, 1B Chris Gebhardt and OF Ricky Kasban. All of who are veteran Falcon players. The pitching staff will be Mark Radake and John Kiselewski who have been throwing for the Falcons for several years. Lee’s Sports have added some youth in the last couple of years and are expecting big contributions from several players.
Pinckneyville Falcons will be hosting 2 tournaments. 1st a kickoff Round Robin versus Pete’s Blues, Elkville, Belleville Stallions and Black Gold out of Missouri. Also the Falcons will be hosting the 12th annual Terry Deering Memorial Tournament. This field will consist of 8 teams including Villa Grove, Pete’s Blues and Belleville Stallions. Lee’s Sports will also be involved in the Elkville league this year playing during the week against local teams.

Schedule for the Round Robin
Friday May 8th
8:00 pm Falcons vs Stallions
9:30 pm Elkville vs Stallions

Sat May 9th
9:00 am Elkville vs Black/Gold
11:00 am Stallions vs Pete’s Blues
1:00 pm Stallions vs Black/Gold
1:00 pm Elkville vs Falcons
3:00 pm Black/Gold vs Falcons
3:00 pm Elkville vs Pete’s Blues
5:00 pm Black/Gold vs Pete’s Blues
7:00 pm Falcons vs Pete’s Blues

Below is the Falcons 2009 Schedule and Roster
May 3 @ Pinckneyville (versus Pete’s Blues and Belleville Stallions)
May 8/9 @ Pinckneyville – Round Robin (Blues, Stallions, Elkville, Black Gold)
May 16/17 @ Villa Grove
May 24 @ T-Town – Memorial
May 30 @ Springfield
June 3rd @ 715 – T-Town Wessels (D.H.)
June 6 @ Freeburg versus Belleville Stallions and T-Town Wessels
June 13 @ Kelso Klassic
June 20th @ Pinckneyville Terry Deering Memorial Tournament
June 27th @ Hermann (Black and Gold)
July 4th – OFF
July 11th – Nokomis
July 18th – Memphis
July 26th – Kelso Fastpitch (D.H.)
Aug 1 @ Altamont – Class A State
Aug 13-16 A-Major Sioux Falls, SD

# Name Pos.
1 Jay McCrary OF
2 Derek Beninanti IF
3 Collin Woodside IF/OF
5 Chris Gebhardt 1B/C
6 Josh Fisher IF
7 Travis Klingler IF
8 John Kiselewski P
9 Eric Saunders 1B/OF
10 Ryan Colle IF
12 Rick Kasban OF/P
14 Clay McDonnough C
16 Hayden Hicks OF
17 Mason Woodside OF
21 Mark Radake P
22 Haven Hicks OF
23 Lyle Winter IF/P

Ashland, OH Stock Pack announce 2009 roster

Thursday, April 9th, 2009


The Stock Pack fastpitch team, based out of Ashland, Ohio is pleased to announce their roster and tentative schedule for the 2009 season. The organization is looking to build on its successful 2008 season which saw it win two tournaments and place 5th at the ISC II Tournament of Champions.

The complete roster is as follows:

#1 David Wiley – IF
#2 Justin Blair – OF
#3 Pete Spoerl – IF
#4 Mike Justice – Utility
#5 Chad Honaker – IF
#6 George Salmons – P
#7 Trevor Urban – SS
#8 Shane Flinner – C
#11 Jim Saffle – Coach
#13 Jeff Van Hooser – P
#17 Nick McCurry – DP
#18 Jr. Rodriguez – IF
#19 Tyron McKinney – P/IF
#20 Rick Plangger – P
#23 Brad Webb – OF
#25 Jason Whiteley – OF
#40 Jaime Thompson – P
#44 Jim Yates – P

Our tentative schedule is as follows:
May 9-10 Early Bird Classic Coldwater, MI
May 22-25 Twisters Memorial Day Invitational Bay City, MI
June 5-7 Snapper Shootout Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
June 12-14 Boulevard Lounge Tourney (ISC II Qualifier) Midland, MI
June 26-28 Outlaws Invitational Elkhart, IN
July 10-12 Mickey Brennan Memorial Lackawanna, NY
July 17-19 Pete Schwab Memorial Frankenmuth, MI
July 30 – Aug 2 ASA Major South Bend, IN
Aug 15-16 DH’s vs. Decatur Pride Decatur, IL
Aug 18-22 ISC II Tournament of Champions Quad Cities, IA/IL

2009 Hoffman Rise Fastpitch

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The 2009 Hoffman Rise Fastpitch roster is substantially complete and is detailed below.

P Ryan Cummings
P Mike Smith
C Chad Oechsle
IF Chad Walters
IF Brian Miller
IF Matt Daley
IF Steve Moore
OF Bart Fenstermacher
OF Jon Hurst
OF Andy Sabo
OF Justin Cevette
UT Lance Bauer
UT Zac Fenstermacher
UT Zach Fullman
UT Matt Daley Jr.

Mgr. Chip Savini
Coach Joe Roslin
GM Keith Hammerschmidt
Sponsor Bob Hoffman

Our tentative schedule includes the 3 MAFTL weekends, Molly Sherman Tournament (Elkland, PA), 4th of July Tournament (Allentown, PA), ToC, and Elkland Labor Day. We would like to find a tournament for the last weekend in July so if anyone has any suggestions please get in touch.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the retirement of Tom Vogel. Tom gave everything he had to the creation of The Rise; he will be sorely missed for his leadership, passion, knowledge for the game and performance on the diamond. Tom will continue as the President of the MAFTL and will undoubtedly remain involved with the game he loves so much. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him wearing a uniform at a tournament before the season is over. Tom, thanks for a lot of great years.


Keith Hammerschmidt
Hoffman Rise Fastpitch

Decatur Pride are back!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Editor’s Note: Still some roster kinks to be worked out, but the Decatur Pride, a long-time ISC team, are reforming and bringing back many of the game’s stars of yesteryear for a crack at the ISC II division.

From Al’s Fastball:

Decatur Pride is Back!

The Pride will participate in the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Rock Island (if we qualify) and will be host for the ASA Class A Nationals in Decatur, IL this season.

Head Coach Scott Standerfer will try to gel a mix of OLD and young. The Pride consists of 8 past Pride players as well as two sets of father-son combinations.

Brent Stevenson – P
Bobby Ginger – P
TJ Dobson – P
David Scott – P
Rick Minton – IF
Drew Minton – IF
David Boys – IF
Cole Koester – IF
Todd McQuality – IF
Larry Moffett – IF
Doug Williams – IF
Dustin Curran – IF
Paul Carlton – IF
Robbie Tirpak – OF
Tyler Morganthaler – OF
Blake Martin – OF
Dean Lambert – OF
Greg Morganthaler – C
Mike Hopkins – C

The Pride has the following Saturday and Sunday open HOME dates, which are played in Decatur, Illinois

August 15 – 6pm start
August 16 – 1pm start

We are wanting to host a team that may be traveling through Decatur, IL heading to Rock Island to play in ISC II Tournament of Champions.

We may be able to work on discounts on hotels with City of Decatur Better Business Bureau. Interested teams please contact Robbie Tirpak at

Tirpak, Robert

Top teams in Ashland for two weekend series

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

From the:

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July 23, 2008
T-G Sports Writer

A bit of happenstance will be happening around Ashland’s once-bustling softball fields this weekend.

For the only time this summer Ashland’s International Softball Congress men’s fast-pitch teams will be in town, as the Ashland Mets and Ashland Stockpack will combine with the Midland (Mich.) Explorers for a six-game superseries Saturday and Sunday.

Unrelated to the ISC competition, there also will be seven other teams converging on Ashland for an Ohio ASA Class C State Fastpitch Tournament.

The whole thing should kick up memories of softball summers past in Ashland.

“It just happened that we were both playing in town the same weekend,” Ashland Mets coach Kevin Scott said. “The games we’re playing are just games to get us ready for the (ISC) World Tournament (Aug. 10-16 in Kimberly, Wisc.).”

Scott said the Mets, who have roughly a 15-12 record, have traveled out of state every other weekend, going as far as Chicago last weekend and into Michigan the weekend before that. Trotting onto the home dirt against Ashland Stockpack (coached by Chad Honaker and Jim Saffle, and formerly known as Ashland Merchants), as well as the team from Midland, will be a treat for performers and fans alike.

“Midland has been a top 10 team in the world for most of the past 25 years,” said Scott, who said the Mets are 2-4 against the Michigan squad this summer. “They’re one of the oldest fast-pitch groups who have been able to stay together all this time.”

The current Ashland Mets roster includes Scott, coach Craig Scott, Luke Reymer, Martin Humphries, Sean Zaborowski, Tom Botkins, Tyler Sammy, Luke Painter, Justin Blair Jr., Brian Culler and Joe Massie.

“(Such ISC competition in Ashland) is something that hasn’t happened for the last 10 years,” said Stockpack coach Jim Saffle, who has been involved with men’s fast-pitch in town for more than two decades.

Saffle said Ashland Stockpack has played roughly 17 games and is preparing for the ISC II’s Tournament of Champions in Appleton, Wisc., Aug. 10-13. The team’s roster includes Tyron McKinney, Jeff VanHooser, Barry VanHooser, Jim Yates, Shane Flinner, Chad Honaker, Trevor Urban, Rick Yoder, Brad Yoder, Shane Queer, Jason Whitley, Junior Rodriguez, Scott Robinson and Nick McCurry.

And while those local teams are locking up, the double-elimination Class C State tournament will be featured in town the same two days. That tournament is made up of out-of-town teams West Liberty, Chillicothe, Findlay, Westerville and Columbus Jack Daniels, along with Buffalo Wild Wings and Akron squads that feature Ashland players.

“There used to be 30 or 40 teams in this,” said ASA District 6 commissioner Dave Honaker, “now it’s down to seven. But there are still some teams who like to play.

“This weekend will definitely bring some of the top fast-pitch teams to town, so we’ve got a solid schedule together.”

n Contact Doug Haidet, sports writer, at 419-281-0581, ext. 245, or

Softball Congress Superseries



n Midland Explorers vs. Ashland Mets, 7 p.m.

n Midland Explorers vs. Ashland Stockpack, 9 p.m.


n Ashland Mets vs. Ashland Stockpack, 4 p.m.



n Ashland Mets vs. Midland Explorers, 9 a.m.

n Ashland Stockpack vs. Midland Explorers, 11 a.m.

n Ashland Stockpack vs. Ashland Mets, 1 p.m.

Class C State



n Buffalo Wild Wings (Ashland) vs. West Liberty, 9 a.m.

n Findlay vs. Westerville, 10:30 a.m.


n Chillicothe vs. Akron, 9 a.m.

n Columbus Jack Daniels vs. winner of Chillicothe/Akron game, 10:30 a.m.

Note: Listed games are first-round games in the double-elimination tournament. Additional state tournament games with those same teams will be played Saturday at Brookside Main (noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.) and Brookside West (noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.) following the first round.



n Finals of the Class C Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

#4 CPI in Jarvis

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

ISC II #4 Oswego, NY Cutro Professional Inspections competed in the Jarvis Gamblers invitational this past weekend and finished 2-3 against quality ISC competition.

Game 1 Saturday
ISC #3 Kitchener 7
WP Frank Cox LP Jason Smith
5 innings
Score not indicative of a good game pitched by Jason Smith, CPI 6 errors
Frank Cox 1 hitter

Game 2 Saturday
ISC #12 Jarvis 8
WP Andrew Phibbs LP Charlie Walseman
6 innings
Andrew Phibbs Jarvis 2 Hitter

Game 3 Saturday
CPI 11
Scarborough JR’s 6
WP Jason Smith LP Luke Leahy

Sunday Playoff quarterfinal
ISC #15 St. Thomas 0
WP Jason Smith LP Scott Wagar
CPI 2 runs in the top of the seventh

Sunday Semi-Final
ISC #3 Kitchener 1
WP Todd Martin LP Jason Smith
Martin complete game 2 hitter
Jason Smith CPI 3 hitter

CPI Next up July 11-13th in the Ausable Forks Tourney

Oswego-based CPI team clinches spot in world tourney

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

from the Oswego Palladium-Times

By Mike LeBoeuf
The Palladium-Times
Mon Jun 16, 2008
Oswego, N.Y. –
The Oswego-based Cutro Professional Inspections (CPI) fast-pitch softball team on Sunday earned a qualifying spot into this year’s world tournament.

CPI clinched a berth with its performance over the weekend in an International Softball Congress (ISC) II World Tournament Qualifier, held at the Legends Softball Complex in Oswego.

The 32-team world tourney is slated for Aug. 10-13 in Appleton, Wis.

Also earning a qualifying spot over the weekend was I4C Victory out of Ottawa.

Both CPI and I4C Victory won their semifinal games, thereby clinching world tournament berths. The teams mutually decided not to play a championship game, so they were declared co-champions of the qualifier.

CPI, No. 6 in the ISC II rankings, finished with a 3-1 record in the qualifier. It opened with a 3-1 win over 20th-ranked PA Power of Ephrata, Pa. In that game, Shaun Winship of London, Ontario pitched the win and blasted a two-run homer for CPI.

CPI lost its next game 6-3 to the seventh-ranked Waterdown Hammer of Toronto, Ontario. Waterdown got a bases-loaded triple from ninth-place hitter Matt DaSilva to take a 3-1 lead in the second inning. Dave Kingdon’s two-out, two-run double in the fourth made it 5-1, and Chris Smith tripled and scored in the sixth for a 6-1 Hammer lead.

Plating two runs in the bottom of the sixth, CPI drew to within 6-3. Oswego’s Mike Donovan and Winship singled and scored when Derek Stevens singled and the ball was misplayed in the outfield.

In the seventh, CPI threatened again, loading the bases before Waterdown relief pitcher Wayne Wells got a strikeout for the final out.

Oswego’s Shawn Samson pitched for CPI and struck out two. Donovan finished with three hits and an RBI.

CPI bounced back on Sunday with a tough 1-0 win over the fourth-ranked Perkasie Rise of Perkasie, Pa. Winship pitched the shutout, and Stevens drove in the game’s only run.

That put CPI in the semifinals against the ninth-ranked Easton Thunder of Ottawa, Ontario. Behind the pitching of Winship and a clutch two-run single in the first inning by Stevens, CPI picked up a 3-1 win.

Winship scattered seven hits and struck out seven. In the CPI first inning, Charlie Walseman singled and Winship walked to set the table for Stevens, who delivered a two-out, two-run single to left.

Shaun Winship delivers a pitch for Cutro Professional Inspections (CPI) during a world tournament qualifier held over the weekend at the Legends Softball Complex in Oswego. Winship pitched three victories as the Oswego-based CPI team earned a berth in the world tournament.

The Thunder got its run in the sixth on an RBI single by Dave Tubman, but CPI answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth. Mike McKie singled and scored after wild pitches by the Thunder’s Dan Konkle. Konkle finished with a four-hitter and seven strikeouts.

In the other semifinal game, unranked I4C victory chalked up a 4-2 win over the Waterdown Hammer. Brian Brooks pitched the win, and Joel Lankford had a two-out, two-run double for the winners. Pat Severin and Mike Money were other hitting standouts for I4C Victory.

For the CPI team, notching a world tourney berth was the goal, and it was achieved.

“It came down to clutch hitting and good pitching,” said Mike Cutro, CPI player/manager. “Shaun Winship gave up just two runs in 21 innings.”

Other Oswego players for CPI are Mike Sorzickas and Mark Blanchard. Rounding out the CPI roster are players from other parts of New York, Florida, and Canada.

CPI has competed in the world tournament the past three years. Its best finish was ninth place last year at Kitchener, Ontario.

The eight-team qualifier tournament included six teams ranked in the top 22.

Eagle Beverage made a donation to the tournament, and the Oswego Men’s Softball Association helped to organize the tournament and maintain the fields.