Archive for February, 2006

WA-OR-BC Qualifiers

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Qualifying Tourneys Set for ISC Berths in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia Area

The stage is set for competition in the Pacific Northwest which will fill a spot in the 2006 International Softball Congress World Tournament and another in the ISC II Tournament of hampions.

Keith Erkenbrack, Area Commissioner for Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, has set the following dates for qualifying tournaments from his area:

ISC II Tournament of Champions Qualifier – – Friday June 16 – Sunday June l8.

ISC World Tournament Qualifier – – Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2.

Both tournaments will be held at South Memorial Park in Vancouver, British Columbia

Entry fee will be $300.

For more information, or to enter either tournament, contact:

Craig Donaldson (cdonalds5(at)
Keith Erkenbrack (keithe(at)

New Format Possibility for ISC World Tournament In 2006

Friday, February 17th, 2006

This is an exciting change to the World Tournament format. In terms of ISC II, with the level of competition being much closer, we are planning to maintain the current round robin format, followed by the single elimination format – which enjoyed significant support in our survey of teams back in 2004. If you have any comments about adopting a similar format for ISC II, please fee free to leave them here, or you can post them on the ISC II forum here or you can email me at blairjs(at)
Blair Setford
ISC II Commissioner

There is a possibility of a new ISC World Tournament format in 2006 in Kitchener. If the Board of Directors of the ISC gives its approval, there will be a different look to the World Tournament when that international event hits Kitchener in August.

And what a difference that format will be! Players, fans, ISC officials, and the host city of Kitchener are already rising to a standing ovation over the proposed change. (more…)

A-1 Tank Announces 2006 Roster

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

A-1 Tank Announces 2006 Roster

Gerald Pyle
Keith Frey
Ed Gasper
Dave Dodson
Doug Sleep* (selected tournaments only)
Shawn Ching
Paul Reyes
Scott Roberts
Donnie Myers
Greg Rogers
Dean Waltier
Zack Abernathy
Korey Krueg
Dave Kimura
Craig Daniels
Kevin Kennedy

Manager Chris Wright
GM Bob Piddock

A-1 Tanks 2006 Schedule

Nor-Cal Travel
So-Cal Travel, Palm Springs
Red Rock, St.Georges,Ut
Rose Cup, Portland,Ore
Best Of The West
ISC II Qualifer, LA, Ca
ISC II Tournament, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
ASA B Nationals, Kileen,Tx.

A-1 Tank Business Is Based Out Of Hayward ,Ca .The Team Is Made Up Of Players Thur Out The Nor-Cal And Outer States. We Are Looking Forward To Playing Against Some Of The Best Teams In The 2006 Schedule. Good Luck To All Fastpitch Teams

A-1 Tank

Editor’s Notes: Another new ISC II team on the radar for 2006, A-1 Tank, out of Northern California. A-1 has been a top ASA “B” and “C” team in recent years, and will join the California Lumberkings at the ISC II level in 2006, as well as competing in some of the top open tournaments on the West Coast. Bob Piddock works things behind the scenes, while Chris Wright (formerly of Team Rainey and the Nor Cal Mavericks) will be the on-field skipper. Plenty of pop in Wright’s bat still, so we expect to see him in the lineup as well.

Young up-and-coming stars and Team USA alternates Gerald Pyle and Craig Daniels will be among A-1’s players. Pyle brings size, power and lots of raw talent to the mound and batter’s box, while Daniels is just home from Orlando, FL where he played on the AAU Championship squad, Team USA. Pitchers Ed Gasper and Dave Dodson were teammates in 2002 when Black Oak Casino won the NAFA “A” in Salem, while Keith Frey pitched for a number of years with the Sharks of Northern Cal, including an ASA “A” runner up finish in 2003.

Oh, and then there are “those pants”. If you haven’t seen ’em, stay tuned. Can you picture the big fella wearing those stripes? 😉

Additional comment: WOW! Those are some pants. Blair

Texas Area Qualifier

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

The hot hurlers and batsmen of the vast reaches of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas will head to Austin, Texas, in May for the battles which will determine the representatives of that area to the International Softball Congress World Tournament and the ISC II Tournament of Champions.

John Limon, Area ISC Commissioner, is announcing all of the details for his area qualifier.

The dates will be the weekend of May 27-28.

The Butler Softball Complex in Austin will be the site.

The tournament will be hosted by Castro Concrete which is in its 10th season of hosting a major tournament action.

Format will be double-elimination.

K-master balls will be provided and used throughout the tournament.

The entry fee is $225.

Awards will be given to the teams finishing in the top four spots in the event; to a 12-man All-Tournament team; to a Most Valuable Pitcher and to a Most Valuable Player. A sportsmanship award will also be given.

The prizes from this competition will be one berth in the 2006 International Softball Congress World Tournament and one berth in the 2006 ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Commissioner John Limon will be Tournament Director.

Contacts for questions and for entering the event are:

John Limon
Phone: (512) 586-7495 or (512) 442-7554
e-mail: texasisc(at)

Lee Castro, Jr.
Phone: (512) 921-6574 or ((512) 303-5248

Jimmy Limon
(512) 825-7962

Minnesota Area Qualifier & Travel League

Monday, February 13th, 2006

The Area Qualifier for the Minnesota area will be held in Stillwater, MN., over the weekend of June 17-18.

The Minnesota Travel League will hold its competition over the weekends of May 13-14 and June 10-11. This competition, like the later Area Tournament, will be held in Stillwater on the banks of the beautiful St. Croix River.

Commissioner Les Novak has a total of six teams committed to the Travel League with the likelihood of two more coming aboard.

For more information, contact Novak at:

California LumberKings announce roster

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Press Release from David Weldin of the California LumberKings
Bakersfield, CA

I would like to introduce to the Fastball world, a new men’s fastball team based out of Bakersfield, CA, (California LumberKings). Our organization is committed to bringing competitive teams to the open level for years to come. It is our goal for the 2006 season, to play in a few open tournaments this year, and to attend the ISC ll. We look forward to playing against some of the best teams in the game today, and wish everyone a successful season.

The California LumberKings roster and schedule is as follows:

Gino Murrietta
Russ Gozzola
Carlos Flores
Jared Vassuer
Troy Parker
Brian Teeters
Shawn Mandolesi
Mike Quinn
Javier Fierro
Dave Carlton
Anthony Martinez
Sean Barker
Darren Strang – P
Jon Nimmo – P

Coach-Jeff Graham
Manager-David Weldin

We are still looking to add another player or 2. The California LumberKings have also obtained the services of Sonny Perkins and Grant Patterson for selected tournaments.

We are happy to announce that the California LumberKings will be competing in the following tournaments:

Panteras Tournament
Red Rock, St. Georges, UT
So. Cal Bombers Tournament, Palm Springs, CA
ISC Qualifer, So. Cal
Portland Rose Cup, Portland Ore
AFSA Classic, Aurora, IL
ISC II Tournament of Champions, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada

Michigan Area Qualifier to be held in Frankenmuth

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Heritage Park in Frankenmuth, Michigan, will once again be the site of the Michigan Area Tournament, This competition will serve to qualify a team for a berth in the 2006 International Softball Congress World Tournament and a second team for a position in the ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Commissioner Tom Stasik has established the weekend of July 7-9 as the dates for his Area Tournament and Qualifier.

Entry fee is $300.

Deadline for entry is June 15.

The format will be determined by the number of teams who enter the event.

To enter, or for more information, contact:

Tom Stasik

Northeast Area Qualifier

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Legends Field, a six-diamond lighted complex in Oswego, New York, will be the site of International Softball Congress Qualifying Tournaments over the weekend of May 13-14.

ISC Area Commissioner Billy Smith is announcing the event which will serve to qualify one team to the ISC World Tournament and at least one more to the ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Entry fee is $300, payable to Billy Smith.

Deadline for entry is May 1, 2006.

The format will be Round Robin.

All teams in the ISC Northeast area are eligible. Commissioner Smith points out that rules and guidelines are available from the ISC website (

Smith also notes that there is a possibility that two berths in the ISC II tourney may be awarded, while only one spot in the ISC World Tournament will be available.

Trophies will be awarded to both winners.

To enter, or for more information, contact Billy Smith at billy_1092(at)

Wisconsin East Area Qualifier

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Some of the elite of the Wisconsin fastball fraternity will gather in Denmark, WI., to compete for berths in international competition under the International Softball Congress banner later in the summer.

ISC Commissioner Dave LeBlanc has announced that qualifying tournaments for teams from his area for positions in the ISC World Tournament
and in the ISC II Tournament of Champions will be held over the weekend of June 9 – 11, 2006, at Circle Tap.

The format will be round robin.

The entry fee is $250 (US)

For more information, or to enter the event, contact:

Dave LeBlanc
304 Paul Drive
Kimberly, WI., 54136
Phone: 920-830-2128
e-mail: Farm32(at)

Ohio Area Qualifier

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

The battle for Ohio spots in international competition is set to be joined in June in the city of Orrville.

Ohio Area Commissioner, Al Thomas, has announced that teams from his area will meet in Orrville over the weekend of June 24-25 to compete for berths in both the International Softball Congress World Tournament and in the ISC II Tournament of Champions.

The format for the Ohio competition will be Round Robin.

The entry fee is $300. And the deadline for entering is June 1.

For more information, or to enter the competition, contact:
Bob Weaver
Phone: 330-683-3688. or
Al Thomas COACH724(at)

Indiana Area Qualifier

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

The engraved invitation to a spot in either the ISC World Tournament or the 2006 ISC II Tournament of Champions awaits the qualifying teams who compete in the Indiana ISC Qualifiers.

The date is: June 23 – 25.

The location: Riverview Park in Elkhart, Indiana.

The format for the event will be determined by the number of teams which enter the competition, but Commissioner Bob Clark notes that there will be a two-game minimum.

Entry fee is $250.

Commissioner Clark is optimistic that his Indiana Area will produce an entrant in both the ISC World Tournament and the ISC II Tournament of Champions when those two events are played in Kitchener, Ontario, in August.

For more information, contact:

Commissioner Bob Clark

Mid-Atlantic ISC II Qualifier

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Mid-Atlantic Area ISC-II Qualifier Set for Lebanon, Pa.

Area Commissioner Bill Howell is announcing the dates and location for the qualifying tournament for teams in the Mid-Atlantic Area who wish to compete for a berth in the 2006 ISC II Tournament of Champions.

The competition will be held in Lebanon, Pa. at Prescott Field over the weekend of June 23-24.

The winner of the event will gain a berth in the ISC II Tournament of Champions to be played in Kitchener, Ontario August 13-18.

The entry fee is planned to be $200, but will be determined by the number of teams entered in the competition. Entry fees must be paid by June 17, 2006. The format for the tournament will also be determined by the number of teams entered.

To enter, or for answers to questions, contact:

Bill Howell
3585 Elsa Ave.
Waldorf, MD. 20603
Phone: 301-870-5049 (Home)
301-744-4688 (Work)