Archive for August, 2005

Toronto Champion Indians win Ontario Challenge Cup

Monday, August 29th, 2005

The Toronto Champion Indians win the 2005 edition of the Laverne Reichert Memorial ISC II Ontario Challenge Cup in Hillsburgh, Ontario and with it a berth in the 2006 ISC II Tournament of Champions in Kitchener/Cambridge.

Game: #30
Started: 5:30pm
Park: Barbour Field A
Home Team: Orangeville: final Score: 2
Visiting Team: Toronto Champion Indians: Final Score: 3
Winning Pitcher: Steve Ketchell
Losing Pitcher: Jamie Taylor

Toronto MVP: 2nd Baseman – Ryan Swift
Orangeville MVP: Pitcher – Jamie Taylor

The Hillsburgh Minor Softball Association who hosts the tournament would like to extend a heart felt thank you to all the players, fans, and sponsors for a wonderful weekend. Remember, the funds raised from this tournament help fund the minor ball programs and keep our sport alive in Ontario.

Orangeville vs Toronto in Ontario Challenge Cup final

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

5:30 pm Update: Hillsburgh, Ontario

Championship game just started between Toronto and Orangeville:

Loser’s bracket final
Orangeville takes out Kitchener in 7 innings. The long ball, again, was a major factor.

Game: #29
Started: 3:30pm
Park: Barbour Field A
Home Team: Orangeville: final Score: 7
Visiting Team: Kitchener Phoenix Outlaws: Final Score: 1
Winning Pitcher: Jamie Taylor
Losing Pitcher: Sean Geehan

At a 5:30pm start time, Orangeville now has to take on the undefeated Toronto champion Indians.

Ontario Challenge Cup 4 pm update

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Ontario Challenge Cup
4:00pm Update: Hillsburgh, Ontario
Kitchener knocks off Jarvis 8 – 2, in a game that was a lot closer than it appears. The game remained tied for 5 complete innings, until kitchener exploded for 4 home runs and 6 runs scored

Game: #28
Started: 1:45pm
Park: Barbour Field A
Home Team: Kitchener Phoenix Outlaws: final Score: 8
Visiting Team: Jarvis Rock Final Score: 2
Winning Pitcher: Dan Martin
Losing Pitcher: Ron Chambers


Kitchener now playing Orangeville in the loser’s bracket final that started at 3:30pm at Barbour Field to see who will face Toronto for the Championship and the berth to the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Kitchener/Cambridge in 2006.

Ontario Challenge Cup update at 2 pm Sunday

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Ontario Challenge Cup update

The Championship game is now scheduled for 5:30pm.

Only 4 teams remain. The Toronto Champion Indians go Undefeated to the final game, while they wait for Jarvis, Orangeville and Kitchener to battle it out.


Game #24
Park: Victoria Park
Start Time: 10:00am
Home Team: Mitchell Mets – Final Score: 1
Visiting team: Jarvis Rock – Final Score: 2
Winning Pitcher: Dave Martin
Losing Pitcher: Garnett Kramer


Game #25
Park: Barbour Field A
Start Time: 10:00am
Home Team: Orangeville Resolve – Final Score: 0
Visiting team: Toronto champian Indians – Final Score: 9
Winning Pitcher: Ryan Swift
Losing Pitcher: Rick Zeqqil


Game #26
Park: Barbour Field B
Start Time: 11:45am
Home Team: Blenheim – Final Score: 1
Visiting Team: Kitchener Phoenix – Final Score: 7
Winning Pitcher: Dan Martin
Losing Pitcher: Paul Ceppi

Kitchener to play Jarvis – winner to play Orangeville. Winner of that will play Toronto, who must be beat twice.

Ontario Challenge Cup update

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Ontario Challenge Cup update

Blenheim 5 Rockwood 4

Blenheim advances to play Kitchener Phoenix

Jarvis 2 Mitchell 1

Jarvis will play winner of Blenheim-Kitchener

Winner of that game will play loser of Toronto-Orangeville.

Saturday & early Sunday scores & Sunday schedule for 2005 Ontario Challenge Cup

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

2005 Laverne Reichert Memorial ISC II Ontario Challenge Cup
Hillsburgh, ON

Saturday & early Sunday scores & Sunday schedule

Saturday 10 am
Toronto Indians 2 Kingston Cowboys 1
Blenheim Home Run 5 Elora 4 – Elora eliminated
Rockwood Drexler Construction 3 Hillsburgh Stallions 0 – Hillsburgh eliminated

Jarvis Rock 1 Hamilton Hawks 0
Orangeville Resolve Kings over Salford Storm
Niagara Snappers over Breslau Majors – Breslau eliminated

2 pm
Mitchell Mets over Salford Storm – Salford eliminated
Rockwood over Hamilton – Hamilton eliminated
Blenhem 8 Kingston 6 – Kingston eliminated

Rain washes out play for the remainder of the day at the conclusion of the 2 pm games.

4 pm Saturday games started at 8 am Sunday
Loser’s bracket:
Mitchell 5 Niagara Snappers 1 – Niagara eliminated

Winner’s bracket
Toronto 4 Jarvis 3
Orangeville 5 Kitchener Phoenix Outlaws 2

Toronto & Orangeville play in winner’s bracket final at 11 am

Kitchener plays winner of Blenheim-Rockwood – Rockwood leading 3-0 as of 10:45 am.

Winner of Kitchener game to play winner of Jarvis-Mitchell.

First championship game is scheduled for sometime between 5 pm & 6 pm at Barbour Field in Hillsburgh.

Streaming of Video and Audio Broadcasts from International Softball Congress Tournaments in Wisconsin Draw Larger Crowds

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Streaming of Video and Audio Broadcasts from International Softball Congress Tournaments in Wisconsin Draw Larger Crowds

“Is anybody ‘out there’ listening? Or watching?”

Those questions are always a key concern when any form of communication is produced and presented to audiences – – particularly audiences which are not at the scene of the action being described.

Well, they WERE out there listening, and they WERE out there watching when the streaming of audio broadcasts and the live streaming video were coming from Eau Claire and Chippawa Falls, Wisconsin, last week during the I.S.C. World Tournament and the ISC-II Tournament of Champions.

The numbers are in, and they are good – – – VERY good! (more…)

2005 Laverne Reichert Memorial ISC II Ontario Challenge Cup Scores

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

2005 Laverne Reichert Memorial ISC II Ontario Challenge Cup
Hillsburgh, Ontario

Winner of this 16-team double knockout tournament will receive a berth in the 2006 ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Friday night games
Jarvis Rock 5 Owen Sound Crunch 4
Kingston Cowboys 3 Mitchell Mets 0
Toronto Indians 9 Minesing Monarchs 3
Hamilton Hawks 3 Breslau Majors 1
Orangeville Resolve Kings 5 Elora Rage 3
Salford Storm over Blenheim Home Run
Kitchener Phoenix Outlaws 5 Hillsburgh Stallions 3
Niagara Snappers 7 Rockwood Drexler Construction 1

Saturday morning 8 am games
Breslau Majors 3 Owen Sound Crunch 2 – Crunch eliminated
Mitchell Mets 3 Minesing Monarchs 1 – Monarchs eliminated
Kitchener Phoenix Outlaws 6 Niagara Snappers 4 – 2-run walk-off HR

16 Teams at Elkland “First Weekend” Tournament

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Oswego, NY McKie Sports won the Elkland First Weekend Tournament, defeating Waterdown, ON Hammer in the final. Elkland was third, PA Power 4th and Ashland 5th.

Elkland, PA- With 16 teams ready to do battle, The 2005 12th Annual Elkland “First Weekend” Tournament will begin tonight at 6:30, with Morgan and Margraff taking on Keeneyville. Here are the 16 teams that will be participating this weekend in Elkland:

1. Elkland Fastpitch Team, Elkland, PA (27-6 record in ’05, 7th place finish at NAFA A-Major)
2. Ashland Merchants, Ashland, Ohio- 9th Place finish at ISC II World Tournament
3. Ricola Coughdrops, Morris Plains, NJ- 2004 3rd Place finish in the NAFA A-Major Div.
4. McKies Sports, Oswego, NY- 2004 ASA Class A National Champions
5. Harmonia Club, Williamsport, PA
6. Beverage Barn, Williamsport, PA
7. R/R Tents, Williamsport, PA
8. PT Awards, Williamsport, PA
9. Keenyville Fastpitch, Keeneyville, PA (8-14 record in 2005)
10. Morgan and Margraff, Elkland, PA (8-11 record in 2005)
11. Kreider and Flick, 2004 ASA Class B National Champions
12. Northern Merchants, Poland, NY(2004 Team Record 17-12)
13. Marysville VFW, Marysville, PA (Two Time ASA Class C PA State Champions)
14. PA Power, Pennsylvania (Attended 2005 NAFA A-Major World Series)
15. Big Johns, Lackawanna, NY (2003 NSA World Series Champions)
16. Waterdown Hammer(2004 Team Record 41-29-3)

Game results from the tournament will be reported early next week on. Thanks,

Bruce Hackett
ESA Website Admin.

Editor’s note:
Will we see any of these teams at the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Kitchener in 2006? Mc Kie’s Sports, Oswego, NY and Ashland, OH were there in 2005. To the rest, we say “come and compete!”.

Port Elgin Blue Devils Run Record to 21-1

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Bluewater Fastball Leagueat Clifford, Ontario

Port Elgin Blue Devils 7 Clifford Lumber Kings 0

Darryl Banks tossed a complete game 3 hit shutout for the Blue Devils who are 21 & 1 on the year in league play.

Mike Reilly & Brian Lantz had two hits in the victory for Port Elgin who had lost their first league game the night before to the Howick Hitmen.

Port Elgin will host the Scenic City Automotive Crunch on Wednesday night at Lakeview Park in Port Elgin.

Then on September 1st, the Blue Devils will face the Aces in Chepstow.

The league championship tournament is set for the weekend of September 9th to 11th at Chepstow.

For more on the Bluewater Fastball League visit their web site at

Fred Wallace
Bayshore Broadcasting

Editor’s Note: The Port Elgin Blue Devils recently finished 2nd among 38 teams at the ISC II Tournament of Champions, taking a 7-0 record into the title game. Enroute, they knocked off the two-time defending champions, the Harriston Mercurys of Ontario.
The team’s average age? 24.

All 2005 Broadcast Archives Now Available through

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

To all fastball fans:

The archives for the 2005 ISC II Tournament of Champions played at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin are now available via Ballparkradio/Sportjuice. The 2005 Archive consists of 26 games.

For easy access:

* Go to Ballparkradio,
* Click the ISC II Tournament of Champions logo at the top of the main page;
* Once you get to the ISC II Sportsjuice page, hold down the Control Key (to avoid your pop-up blockers, if you use them) click on the green rectangle near the top right that says: archives
* From the drop down menu, choose the game you want to listen to and play.

Please Note: In all Sportsjuice archives, you can now scroll through the timeline of the game by clicking, holding, and dragging the slider bar to listen to whatever portion of the game you want. This is different from previous years’ archives, where Sportsjuice games
could only be heard linearly, from start to finish.

The ISC II scoreboard, with links to the box scores and play-by-play is a great companion while you’re listening. It enables you to jump around (fast forward or go backwards) during the broadcast to find a particular hit or play.

For those who have inquired, we will be making audio CD’s of the games available for purchase. Watch The Deuce Blog at ( or Al’s Fastball for further announcements.

The ISC II broadcast crew sends out a big thank you to all who tuned into the broadcasts. We thoroughly enjoyed the hundreds of emails received from members of the listening audience, which topped 8,000 in terms of hits on the game links, and we appreciate the kind words and encouragement. All of us are looking forward to even bigger and better things in 2006 in Kitchener, ON.

The ISC II Broadcast Crew
Blair Setford, Jim Flanagan ,
Joe Todd, Brett Bresnahan,
Lance Winn and Chris Bach

Quite a Night for Ottawa Trio

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Thunder’s ISC II Pitching Staff Holds Opposition to Three Hits in Three Games, with Cory Costello tossing a Perfecto

[Ottawa, ON]-On Wednesday August 24, in three different league playoffs games with their club teams, the three pitchers from the ISC II #3 Ottawa Team Easton Thunder squad all excelled after their return from the Tournament of Champions in Wisconsin.

At Stittsville, ON: Dan Bradley, pitching for Stittsville 56ers, threw a two hit complete game shutout over the Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric in a 1-0 victory. Bradley had seven strikeouts in the victory. Fitzroy Harbour pitcher Brad Porter, a pitcher on the 2004 roster for the Thunder, also threw a two hitter – the only run was unearned. Stittsville leads the Greater Ottawa Fastball League best-of-five semi-final two games to none.

At Manotick, ON: Dan Konkle, pitching for Kanata Team Easton, threw a one hit complete game shutout over the Manotick Lomor Printers in a 5-0 victory. Konkle had eighteen strikeouts in the victory, and did not go to more than two balls on any batter. Kanata leads the Greater Ottawa Fastball League best-of-five semi-final one game to none.

At Beachburg, ON: Corey Costello, pitching for the Micksburg Twins, threw a perfect game, his second of the season, in a 7-0 victory over Beachburg NRTco. Costello had sixteen strikeouts in the win. Micksburg defeated Beachburg three games to none and now move on the Upper Ottawa Valley Men’s Fastball League final against Campbell’s Bay, QC Royals.

In one night combined totals for Bradley, Konkle and Costello:
21 innings, 0 runs allowed, 3 hits, 3 walks, 41 strikeouts.

Adam Brown
Fitzroy Harbour, ON West Carleton Electric