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NY Knights recap

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

The NY Knights won the Memorial Day weekend tournament in Linden, NJ going 5-1 and improving their overall season record to 7-2-1. The Knights were lead by the pitching of Bill Hillhouse and Craig Pidcock. John Rozich was named tournament MVP clubbing 7 homeruns.

Round Robin

Game 1

Knights 2 0 3 3 0 0 1 – 7 14 0
Adco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 3 0

WP – Hillhouse 5 innings, 3 hits, 1 ER, 8 K
Pidcock 2 innings, 0 hits, 3K
LP – Vassos (3), Plesciwicz(6) Jones (7)

Knights – John Rozich hit 2 Homeruns and drove in 4 , Steve Platt had 3 hits, Ed Jackson, Chad Busch, & Jesse Campanelli had 2 hits each.

Game 2

Knights 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 1 4 1
TNT 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 – 3 8 1

WP- Tracy 7IP
LP – Pidcock 7 innings, 8 hits, 3 ER, 8K
Knights – Chad Busch had 2 hits for the Knights

Game 3

Knights 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 – 8 16 0
Pa Power 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 3 0

WP – Hillhouse 7 innings, 3 hits, 1 ER, 9 K
LP – Rutt 7IP
Knights – John Rozich hit 3 homeruns and drove in 5. Ed Jackson had 3 hits while John Heinsch, Chad Busch, Jesse Campanelli and George McConnell had 2 hits each.

Game 4

RAC 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 – 2 6 1
Knights 1 0 1 0 1 0 x – 3 10 1

WP – Pidcock 7 innings, 6 hits, 1 ER, 12 K
LP – Mark 7 innings
Knights – John Heinsch and Jesse Campanelli had 2 hits each while RAC worked carefully to the Red Hot John Rozich issuing him 3 walks.

Game 5

Adco 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 – 4 8 1
Knights 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 – 5 9 2

WP – Pidcock 1/3 inning 0H, 1K Hillhouse 6 2/3innings, 8 hits. 0ER, 10 K
LP – Jones 7 IP

Knights- Bill Hillhouse pitched a gem but the Knights defense sabotaged what should have been a shut out effort with 2 costly errors in the 7th with 2 out that opened the door and allowed Adco to tie the game. Chad Busch had the walk off hit in the bottom of the 7th for the Knights. Chad McConnell had 2 hits and Jesse Campanelli had a long homerun to lead the offense.

Game 6 – Finals

Knights 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 – 6 13 1
TNT 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 – 5 5 3

WP – Pidcock 7 innings, 5 hits, 4 ER, 9 K
LP – Tracy 7 IP

Knights – John Rozich continued his HR barrage hitting 2 more in the final. George McConnell and John Heinsch had 2 hits each. Pitcher Craig Pidcock seemed to get stronger as the game went on recording the final 9 outs in order.

The Knights are off until the weekend of June 13-15 when we will be playing in Midland, Michigan at the Midland Explorers ISC II qualifier.

Gregg Leather

Sioux Falls Sox in Fargo, ND

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008


The #27 Sioux Falls Sox traveled to Fargo, NDover the weekend to compete in the Memorial Day Tournament. The Sox went 3-2 overweekend, raising their overall record on the season to 8-3.

Saturday May 24 – Roundrobin game 1
Gladstone Whips-0

Saturday May 24 – Roundrobin game 2
Winkler, Manitoba-6

Saturday May 24 – Roundrobin game 3
Kegal Black Knights-3

Sunday May 25-Elimination game

Sunday May 25- Semi Final game
Kegal Black Knights-5

The Sox will return toaction this weekend in Sioux Falls

Mike Mueller

TNT ranked No. 1 as new season begins

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Daily News Sportswriter
Lebanon Daily News

TNT will be hosting the first Mid-Atlantic Fastpitch Travel League tournament this weekend, a tournament that marks TNT’s first game of the season. The tournament will also mark the first game for TNT as the top-ranked team in the International Softball Congress II rankings.

“We were hoping to be ranked No. 1,” said Irv Lutz, TNT’s general manager, “because there’s a lot of good teams out there. Everyone’s been talking about how we’re the team to beat. We’re gonna have a bull’s-eye on our back.”

The rankings were released last week.

For TNT, this week marks the start of the journey Lutz, and the rest of the team, hope will once again end with a championship. After finishing fourth two years ago, last summer TNT became the first team from the United States to win the prestigious international tournament, posting a 4-2 victory over the California Lumberkings, a team from Bakersfield, in the championship game in Kitchener, Ontario. That victory capped an 8-0 run through the tournament by TNT while wrapping up a 51-5 season that included a sweep of the three MAFTL tournament titles.

TNT second baseman Paul Blatt jumps into the arms of pitcher Jeremy Tracy while fellow infielders Jay Herr (23) and Jason McClune rush in to join the celebration following the final out of last summer's ISC II championship game.

Completing another MAFTL sweep — in addition to this weekend’s tournament at Prescott and Stoever’s Dam fields, the league will also hold tournaments in Lancaster County in June and July — won’t be easy. TNT might be No. 1 heading into the tournament, but four other teams in the 10-team field are ranked in the ISC II top 20, including third-ranked Hoffman Rise, fifth-ranked Keating Fitness, the sixth-ranked NY Knights, and 20th-ranked PA Power.

“It’s not going to be easy,” said Lutz. “We’re anxious to get going, and we’re looking to repeat, but it’s going to be tough. There are a lot of good teams.”

This week’s MAFTL tournament will begin Friday with two games at Prescott. KCC, a team from Maryland, will play Cornerstone Excavating, a Pennsylvania team, at 7 p.m., and PA Power will play Cornerstone at 9.

TNT's Jay Herr homers in last summer's ISC II tournament in Kitchener, Ontario. Herr was named the tournament's MVP in helping to lead TNT to the championship.

Saturday will feature a full schedule of games at Prescott and at both Stoever’s Dam fields. TNT opens play at Prescott at 9 a.m., then plays again at 11 before finishing with a game at 3 p.m. The top eight teams from preliminary round play will be seeded for the start of the single-elimination playoffs, which begin at 7 p.m. Saturday. The semifinals will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by the championship game at noon at Prescott.

The field for the tournament includes TNT, PA Power, Hoffman Rise, Keating Fitness, Aqua and Cornerstone Excavating, all from Pennsylvania; NY Knights and ADCO Tool Shed from New York; KCC from Maryland; and Peninsula Merchants from Virginia.

Still, Lutz said, TNT is ready.

“We’ve got a good bunch of guys,” said Lutz. “Everyone’s looking forward to this year.”

TNT returns pitcher Jeremy Tracy, voted the most valuable pitcher in the ISC II tournament last summer, and infielder Jay Herr, the ISC II tournament MVP who set or tied four tournament records. TNT also added outfielder Rob Loglisci, who was named to the ISC II All-Tournament team while playing with PA Power, and infielder Lance Bower from Hoffman Rise. Lee Lutz will once again serve as the field manager for the team.

#36 St. Paul, MN ASB Villard Roster & Schedule

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Villard, Minnesota

ASB-Villard ISC II Roster and Schedule

General manager Dave Dziengel is pleased to announce the upcoming schedule and team members for the 2008 ASB-Villard men’s fastpitch season.

ASB will be starting their 40thyear of competitive men’s fastpitch softball and are looking to improve ontheir 32-17 record in 2007. With the ISC II’s returning stateside ASB-Villard has accepted a bid to attend the ISC II Tournament of champions in Appleton, Wisconsin after a two-year lay off.

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 and Brett Breshnahan for the construction and upkeep of our team’s website. Look for the Villard website to be updated early next week.

Roster Position Town State
1 Zach Goring 2nd Burnsville Mn
2 Joel Cooley P St. Paul Mn
3 Andy Dziengel P/OF/DH Champlin Mn
4 Luke Goring OF St. Paul Mn
7 Josh Albers OF Villard Mn
8 Dave Reiter SS Elgin Mn
10 Jack Rowan OF/1st Albertville Mn
11 Randy Albers Utl. Villard Mn
12 Chris Duda OF Hopkins Mn
13 Jeff Schoeberl P/OF WhiteBear Lake Mn
14 Shawn Reiter OF Elgin Mn
15 Kevin Bahn OF NewMarket Mn
16 Dave Dziengel P Watkins Mn
17 Tom Schoberl C Eagan Mn
19 Jeff Henery 3rd WestSt. Paul Mn

Lucas Goring is rostered ONLY for play in West St. Paul.

MGR Dave Dziengel
Coach “Black” Jack Rowan

2008 Tournaments

May 31/June 1 Baldwin,Wisconsin
June 14/15 Rice Lake, Wisconsin
June 21/22 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
July 12/13 Waverly, Minnesota
July 19/20 West St. Paul, Minnesota
July 26/27 Freeport, Minnesota
August 10-13 ISC II ToC Appleton, Wisconsin

Thank you,
Dave Dziengel

NY Knights Roster and Schedule

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The New York Knights would like to announce their roster and schedule for 2008, their inaugural season. The Knights will play in the Mid Atlantic Travel League and several tournaments with the goal of qualifying for the 2008 ISC II Tournament of Champions in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Dan Duemo – P
Bill Hillhouse – P ISC II/Tournaments
Craig Pidcock – P ISC II/Tournaments
Varm Matosien -Catcher/Coach/Sponsor
John Rozich – Catcher/OF
John Heinsch-DH/1B
Dave Simon – 1B/OF
Chad Busch – 2B
Chad McConnell – SS
Steve Platt – 3B
Reggie Barrau – OF
Eddie Jackson – OF
George McConnell – 3B/DH
Ed Lam – INF/OF
Jessie Campanelli – INF/OF
Mike McManus – Util.
Justin Coamey – OF
Shaun Myers – Util.
Dave Zubi – Coach/Sponsor
Gregg Leather – Coach

Darren Rea – P
Dewey Dyke- P

The NY Knights are sponsored by the following:
Varm Matosien – Mr. Ned’s custom tailors
Dave Zubi – Zubie’s Landscaping
Herb Chan – Champion Construction

May 16-18 MAFTL Lebanon, PA
May 24-25 Metro Fastpitch Invitational Linden, NJ
June 13-15 ISC II Qualifier- Midland, MI
June 20-22 MAFTL Lancaster, PA
July 4-6 ISC II Qualifier – Allentown, PA
July 25-27 MAFTL Lancaster, PA

August 10-13 Tof C Appleton, Wisc. ** If qualify

The Knights will maintain and update a web site with player bio’s, game results and stats at

Gregg Leather
nysoftball (at)

Sioux Falls, SD Sox roster & schedule

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

2008 Sioux Falls Sox




31st/June1st- Sioux Falls

7-8th-Sioux Falls- Fred Huntimer Invite
21-22th-Eau Claire, Wi
28-29th-Dawson, Mn

12-13th-Watertown,Sd- Joe Young Trucking Tourney

2-3rdSioux Falls- Ike HooverInvite
10th-13th-Appleton,Wi-ISC II ToC
15-17th–NAFA AA Major

Memphis, TN Posse qualify for ToC

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Memphis, TN Posse qualified for the 2008 ISC II Tournament of Champions, taking the berth at the War Eagle Classic held April 19-20 in Auburn, AL.

The Posse finished in the top 10 in 2005 in their ISC II debut, finishing with a 3-3 record. They knocked off the Cobourg, ON Stingers in a first-round playoff matchup before falling to the Ottawa, ON Team Easton Thunder.

In 2006, the Posse won the ASA “B” National Championship and they followed that up with a top 10 finish at the ASA “A” Nationals last year.

Leading the Posse will be right-hander Tim Tummins who finished with a 2-1 record at the 2007 ToC when he was on loan to Wilkes-Barre, PA Keating’s Fitness.

2008 Hoffman Rise Roster and Schedule

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Perkasie, PA – The Hoffman Rise Fastpitch Team, based out of South Eastern Pennsylvania, are pleased to announce their 2008 roster and schedule. We hope to qualify for the ISC II ToC, being held this year in Appleton/Kimberly, WI. The Rise finished in 5th place in ’07 and are looking for the gold in ’08.

We lost a few players from our ’07 team. Catcher Jim Lawrence and outfielder Ryan Frank will not be with the Rise, as they opted to play for Keatings Fitness for ’08. Lance Bauer will reunite with his former teammates in Lebanon, ’07 ToC Champions South Lebanon TNT. Keith Hammerschmidt will be taking a year off from playing, but will remain with team in an administrative role. Keith has been with the Rise since their inception, and was very instrumental in our off-season acquisitions and fund raising.

New additions for ’08 are Andy Sabo (OF), returning after a year off. Andy’s presence in our line-up will prove valuable ashe was one of our leaders in on-base pct out of the lead-off spot. Joining us again will be Al Panero, who played with us in the ’03 and ’04 ToC. He will provide veteran leadership and knowledge of the game, and should stillbe able to spin a good story. With the closure of the Elkland Fastpitch Team, we are very happy to have added key players. Bryan Miller (2B) and JustinCevette (OF) will add youth and hustle; look for these players to make an impact in our games. Also from the Elkland Team, manager Joe Cevette with teamup with Chip Savini and Joe Roslin to manage the Rise, and this triumvirate should lead the team to many marks in the win column. After a 2-year hiatus, catcher Steve Stires will be back on the playing field. He last played for the QuakerRiversharks, and has been reclassified for the 2008 season. We also have secured the services of Ryan Cummings (P). The Rise team remembers Ryan well, as his Tavistock, ON Merchants eliminated the good guys on their way to the2006 ISC II ToC Championship, where Ryan was named MV Pitcher of the tournament. We look forward to what these additions will bring to the table, on our quest to be the best in ’08.

Our complete roster.

Tom Vogel P/GM PA
Mike Smith P PA
Art DeVoe P MD
Ryan Cummings P ON
Rich Haldane P BC(selected tourn)
Chad Walters 1B PA
Bryan Miller 2B PA
Matt Daly SS PA
Steve Moore 3B PA
Bart Fenstermacher OF PA
Jon Hurst OF PA
Justin Cevette OF PA
Andy Sabo OF PA
Chad Oeschle C PA
Steve Stires C PA
Al Panero IF MD
Zach Fullman IF PA
Zac Fenstermacher IF/UTL PA

Chip Savini MGR PA
Joe Roslin Coach PA
Joe Cevette Coach PA
Bob Hoffman Spnsr PA
Keith Hammerschmidt GM PA

Our 2008 Schedule.

May 16-18 Lebanon, PA MAFTL weekend
June 13-15 CPI Tournament Oswego, NY
June 20-22 Lancaster, PA MAFTL weekend
July 3-5 4thof July Tournament Allentown, PA
July 18-20 Walsh Memorial Classic, Allentown, PA (pending)
July 25-27 Lancaster, PA MAFTL weekend
August 10-13 ISC II ToC Appleton,WI
August 29 – September 1 Elkland Labor DayTournament

For more info on the Rise Team, visit

Tom Vogel
GM Hoffman Rise Fastpitch Team

Ashland Stockpack Schedule

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Ashland Stockpack Schedule
Ashland, Ohio

The Stockpack have finalized their schedule for the 2008 season.

May 9-11 Millgrove Early Bird Tournament Millgrove, ON

May 17 DH vs. Ashland Mets Ashland, OH

May 23-25 Michigan Twisters Tourney Bay City, MI

June 6-8 Snapper Shootout Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

June 20-22 Ashland Invitational (ISC II Qualifier) Ashland, OH

July 11-13 Pete Schwab Memorial Tournament Frankenmuth, MI

July 26-27 DH vs. Ashland Mets and Midland Explorers Ashland, OH

Aug 10-13 ISC II Tournament of Champions Appleton, WI

Waterdown Hammer Bolsters Roster for 2008

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Information courtesy of Dave Birnie, Ontario, Canada

Waterdown, Ontario

The Waterdown Hammer ( ISC II ) are pleased to announce 2 significant roster additions for 2008. Today’s signings include pitcher, Wayne Wells who has officially committed for the 2008 tournament season and catcher Troy Gilmour for selected tournaments.
Wayne Wells at 2005 Red Rock tournament
Wayne Wells, the hard throwing veteran right hander has an impressive resume and joins the Hammer unexpectedly. Wayne or “Wellsy” as he’s most commonly referred to is a resident of Peterborough Ontario and works as a Senior Health and Safety Consultant with Ontario Power Generation. This year, at the age of 47 Wellsy was reclassified for ISC II competition. Wellsy has participated in previous ISC World Tournaments with Peterborough Murphy Windmillers, Houston Aces and Happy Hollow Barons ( Wisconsin ) to name a few. Wellsy is a fierce competitor that brings a lot to the table.

Troy Gilmour will add a solid bat into the middle of the Hammer batting order. Gilly is one of those hitters that all coaches love to have, seems like he’s going to get a hit every single at bat and is a very tough out. Gilly and Wellsy have great chemistry together, Gilly has been Wellsy’s catcher for several years now and they will form a solid battery for the Hammer. Gilly is the Parks Superintendent for the Community and Leisure Services Dept. for the City of Quinte West. Gilly has previous ISC World Tournament experience with Peterborough, Napanee Express and the Houston Aces.

There are some key factors when evaluating players such as, longevity, grit, talent and can they win ? We think Wellsy and Gilly more then meet these expectations. Wellsy and Gilly will fit in nicely with their new teammates, actually Wellsy and Gilly aren’t really new to the team, they’ll be playing with some of their friends as several of the current Hammer players and coaching staff members are also former teammates.

The Hammer Coaching Staff of Pete Chambers, Kyle Davis, Tim Coe and Dave Birnie are thrilled to officially welcome Wayne Wells and Troy Gilmour to the Waterdown Hammer, welcome aboard !

Dave Birnie
Waterdown Hammer

Kawaguchi to Pitch for LumberKings

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Bakersfield Ca:

The California LumberKings announced today that they have signed pitcher Jeff Kawaguchi for the upcoming season. Looking to replace injured pitcher Darren Strang, the LumberKings signed Kawaguchi who is from Vancouver, B.C.

Along with assuming the pitching duties vacated by Strang, Kawagucci will add a strong bat to an already deep lineup. In addition to pitching, he can also play in the field at 1st base and the outfield adding even more versatility to the Kings roster.

Jeff has been one of the top pitchers and hitters in the Premier league of Vancouver and is a former member of the Vancouver Grey Sox. With the addition of Kawagucci and the merge with Taylor Farms, the LumberKings are very optimistic about the upcoming season and are very excited to hit the field. They will open the season in early April in Taft, Ca. and continue their goal of improving on their second place finish at the 2007 ToC.

De Kalb Hogs Take Aim At The Deuce

Monday, January 14th, 2008


De Kalb, Il.

The De Kalb Hustlehogs will attempt to qualify for the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Appleton, Wisconsin. The tournament takes place August 10-13.

Referred to by many as “The Deuce,” the Hogs will play in two ISC II qualifying events in May. The club will be hosting a qualifier the weekend of May 9-11 before playing in the Rockford Dick Tracy Tournament the following weekend of May 17-18.

The Hog organization’s mission is to introduce the game of fastpitch to new players. Every fall, the Hogs organize a Development League and receive a grant from the International Softball Congress to help with expenses.

“The ISC has been very supportive in our organization’s efforts to expose the game of fastball to men in the Northern Illinois area,” Hog General Manager Tom Crouch said, “The Hogs have never played in an ISC event and we feel it is time to give back to the fastball organization that has helped us so much with our efforts to improve the game. Therefore, we have decided to try and qualify for the ISC II. The players and coaches are very excited about the opportunity.” Crouch (Circle Tap) and Mike Drew (Aurora D&M) who play with the team in league games will not be able to participate in the ISC II as both players will be playing with their respective ISC teams in the World Tournament.

The Hogs will have to add a player or two to fill the void of Crouch and Drew and will release a roster in the next month.

Please visit the Hogs web site

Les Johnson