Archive for April, 2006

Anderson Jaybirds are Back

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

From Al’s Fastball:


2006 Indiana JayBirds

Jay Mallernee Mgr./Head Coach
Rod Eckman P
Aaron Eckman P
George Samons P
David Wiley 1B
Brandon Libler 2B
Mike Smalley 3B
Brent Mallernee SS
Danny Elsten C/OF
Beau Winans OF
Brad Webb OF
Jeff Johnson Utility
Gary Cooper Utility
Joe Sturgeon Utility
Lance Schattner Utility

The JayBirds (an ISC II level team) have added depth in the bullpen and the rest of the ’06 roster, and will look to defend their 2005 NSA (Platinum/Gold Division) World Series Championship in Salem, VA; as well as, compete in the NAFA AA World Series in Kimberly, WI and ASA Class A National Tournament in Decatur, IL. We look forward to seeing you at the yard!


The ‘Birds


Oswego, NY CPI roster & schedule

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Oswego, NY

McKie Sports under new sponsorship from Cutro Professional Inspections hopes to improve on its 12th place finish in last years ISC II ToC.

CPI returns all players from last years squad with additions fromIowa that include Sam Eakins and Right Hander Rod Bunge.


#99 Shawn Sampson P Oswego, NY
#3 Rod Bunge P Mechanicsville, IA
#7 Mike Cutro C Oswego, NY
#9 Mike Dicob C Lowville, NY
#44 Mark Blanchard IF Oswego, NY
#33 Wayne Lyndaker IF Colton, NY
#10 Derek Stevens IF Croghan, NY
#25 Chad Hodkinson IF Vernon, NY
#16 Mike McKie IF Baldwinsville, NY
#26 Charlie Walseman OF Albany, NY
#22 Mike Zorcickas OF Oswego, NY
#8 Mike Donovan OF Oswego, NY
#2 Eric Hendricks OF Centerville, IA
#28 Jorge Sepulveda UT Schenectady, NY
#14 Sam Eakins UT Bloomfield, IA
#21 Freddy Kent UT Oswego, NY

May 13th ISC 11 qualifier Oswego NY
May 20th Kingston Cowboys Tournament
May 27th Erie, PA Baumann Tourney
June 3rd Snapper Shootout
June 10th Cape Vincent, NY Tourney
July 1st Croghan, NY Annual
July 8th Ausable Forks, NY
July 29th Holland Patent
Aug 5th Niagara Falls, ON
Aug 14-19th ISC II TOC Kitchener
Aug 26th Elkand, PA
Sept 2nd Prospect, NY


Ontario ISC II Preseason Top 10

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

With the fastball season only about a week away, it’s time for the 4th annual preseason rankings. For the Ontario ISC II Rankings this year, we will be using the average score of the Ontario teams that are ranked by the Ontario members of the ISC II Ranking Committee.

1. Elmira Cubs – The 2005 ISC II Champions come into the 2006 season ranked on top and all eyes will be on ToC Top Pitcher & MVP Casey Halstead. The Cubs have added a couple more graduating Waterloo Juniors to the team and there is concern about playing time for some, but an already impressive lineup may be even better in 2006. The Cubs are taking a big early step with the Woodstock Legends tourney on the heels of St. Clement’s.

2. Alvinston Indians – After an impressive run to the semi-finals at the 2005 ToC, the Indians have brought shortstop Scott Macauley and pitcher Derwyn Hodgins out of retirement to bolster their lineup for 2006. Doug Charlton seems to get better with age and was throwing as hard as anyone except Konkle and Costello. The Indians will be in St. Clement’s and the Snapper Shootout early in the year prior to Innerkip.

3. Port Elgin Blue Devils – Finalists at the 2005 ToC, the young Blue Devils squad run away with the Blue Water league last year, but will need to add some pitching help to keep ace Rob Fawcett fresh. If Dan Martin returns and they can find a #3, the Blue Devils will definitely be around on Friday at this year’s ToC. Port Elgin will be in St. Clement’s in late May.

4. Niagara Snappers – The Snappers won six tournaments in 2005 and finished tied for 5th at the ToC. Have added 2nd baseman Jamie Morey for tournaments and will move Trevor Falk back behind the plate and Kevin Newhouse to shortstop. Key for the Snappers success will be for Dan Duemo to duplicate his monster 2005 this year. The Snappers are in the Jarvis ISC tournament before hosting the Snapper Shootout and then heading to Innerkip.

5. Bridgeport PROforma Braves – Todd Winkworth will share mound time with Jim Schnarr this year, giving the Braves a solid 1-2. With Jay and Jodie Schnarr at the top of the lineup the Braves can hit with anyone and will be going into the season with the knowledge that they can win when it counts after taking the South Perth title last year. The Braves will be in St. Clement’s and then the Woodstock Legends tournament.

6. Elora Wellington Brewers – With Todd Uhrig and Mike Pinder, the Brewers are set in the circle while Ryan Dilgee and Terry Martin bring lots of championship experience from their time with Harriston. Elora is in the Snapper Shootout prior to Innerkip.

7. Ottawa Team Easton Thunder – The million dollar questions is: What is Dan Konkle doing this year? The hot rumour in March had DK and Todd Fraser headed south to Pennsylvania, but that has cooled recently. Lefty Jeff Murphy and Darryl Buttar from Cobourg will travel east to join the Thunder for tournaments. They will be in the Fitzroy Harbour qualifier.

8. Micksburg Twins – Ace Corey Costello wants to bring the Twins to the ToC. Does anyone want to bet against him? Micksburg will try to qualify out of Fitzroy Harbour and Costello may be enough to get them to the ToC on his own, with some help from cousin Shawn.

8. Tavistock Smully’s Merchants – Tavistock will be in need of some pitching help to go along with lone holdover Steve Cook in 2006. There’s still lots of offence, despite the loss of Pinder, with the likes of Jamie Boyd, Jamie Rader and Dave Kollman. Tavistock is also in the St. Clement’s tournament before travelling down the road to Innerkip.

10. Harriston Mercury’s – Harriston pick up P Jeremy Osbourne and C Bryan Depencier from the wreckage of Highgate to go along with ace Scott Smith and DP Jeremy Creeden. While the loss of Dilgee will hurt up the middle, Harriston still has lots of experience and will be a force to be reckoned with in St. Clement’s and Innerkip.

10. Toronto Champion Indians – Toronto went undefeated to win the Ontario Challenge Cup last August. A team loaded with veterans who can hit the ball, the Indians see plenty of good pitching every night in the Oshawa league and will be a contender in Kitchener. They are playing in Waterloo and the Snapper Shootout early on in the year.

Other Ontario teams receiving votes:
Palermo Athletics – just falling outside the top 10, Palermo showed they still know how to win with their victory at last year’s OASA Intermediate Eliminations. Had a disappointing ToC, losing to Eric Steinbeck in the first round, but Palermo play top opposition every night in the ISC Travel League. Will be in Millgrove and the Snapper Shootout before heading to Innerkip.

Waterdown Hammer – With ace Tim Neill on board, the Hammer will look to duplicate the success they often have on the road by travelling to Fitzroy to try to qualify.

Shakespeare Falcons – Top gun Fred Follings heads to Innerkip with the Falcons who will look to build on their success in the South Perth league last year.

Glencoe Astros – Shaun Winship has spent all winter putting this team together. Looks good on paper, but can they make it work in Innerkip?

Blair Setford
ISC II Commissioner

Toronto, ON Champion Indians

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Toronto, ON

The Toronto Champion Indians will participate in the Oshawa District League as defending champions for the first time. After qualifying last fall in Hillsburgh for this years ToC we are looking forward to representing the Oshawa league this summer in Kitchener.


Ball, Alan ( OF )
Batten, John ( INF, OF )
Berube, Tom ( P, INF ) league and elims only
Estabrooks, Norm ( C, INF, OF )
Fairney, Bill ( OF )
French, Mark ( C )
Innes, Ken ( OF )
Johns, Ricky ( INF )
Ketchel, Steve ( P )
Mayer, Nick ( OF )
Mculligh, Mark ( INF )
Mintsopoulos, Pete ( OF )
Murchison, James ( C, INF )
Nibb, Cyril ( INF )
Patterson, Grant ( P ) league only
Swift Ryan ( P ) ToC and tournaments
Vieira, Bruce ( INF )
Woolridge, Tracy ( P, OF )

Popovich, Chris Mgr.
Cameron, Jim Mgr.
Dusome, Carl Coach


Oshawa league play starts May 08 and ends in late September. See:

July 2 Golf tournament fundraiser Angus Glen
Aug. 26-27 HILLSBURGH, ON ( if qualified )

With a few ineligible players for ISC II on our league roster, the Toronto Indians are looking to add a pitcher and a player before the ISC II qualifiers in June.

Carl Dusome

Pete Schwab Memorial Tournament July 14-16

Friday, April 21st, 2006

From Al’s Fastball:

Frankenmuth, MI

July 14-16

I’d like to invite everyone to this year’s Pete Schwab Memorial men’s fastpitch softball tournament. The tournament will be held July 14-16 in Frankenmuth’s Heritage Park.

As in years past, the tournament will be organized into a 4-game round robin tournament with the top 6 teams competing in a single-elimination playoff. A total of 16 teams are expected, as in years past.

The tournament entry fee is $300. The tournament will be structured around ISC II type teams. Teams with pitchers on the ISC II pitcher’s ineligible list will not be allowed unless written approval is given by the tournament committee prior to the entry deadline of July 1st.

Lodging information can be found on Please contact me (david.r.lach(at) or 810-623-2276) if you would like information on hotel deals in town.

Frankenmuth is a beautiful place to visit during the summer. I strongly recommend bringing your families along.

Please contact me in the next few weeks if your team is interested in coming. Hope to talk to everyone soon!

Best Regards,
David Lach
Up-to-Date Painting Fastpitch

Bridgeport Proforma Braves (ISC II 2006 Host)

Friday, April 21st, 2006

From Al’s Fastball:

Here is the roster and schedule information for the ISC II’s 2006 Host Team in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, the Bridgeport Proforma Braves:

Snapper Shootout Teams

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

The Mick & Angelo’s Snapper Shootout is set with 16 confirmed teams. The Shootout will take place on June 2-4 at Centennial Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The field of teams promises to offer very competitive fastball at the ISC II level. Top prize will be $1500 Cdn plus Molson prizes. The host Niagara Snappers are-two time defending champions and will be in tough to repeat in 2006 as the calibre of teams seems to get better each year.

Here is a run down of the 16 confirmed teams. Teams will play a divisional format with the top two teams in each division moving on to the Sunday single elimination.

Sioux Falls, SD Sox roster & schedule

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Sioux Falls, SD

April 20th, 2006

The Sioux Falls Sox of Sioux Falls, SD are please to announce their schedule and roster for the 2006 season.

The Sioux Falls Sox, coming off a very successful 2005 campaign, where they took fourth in the West St Paul Tourney, and third place at the Holmes Classic in Fargo ND are very excited about the upcoming year. They hope to find their way back to the Tournament of Champions where they compiled a 4-0 record in 2005 before they were too shorthanded to continue. We look forward on building on our team success from a year ago.

Mike Mueller
Mark Mueller
Chuck Huntimer
Tim Hoover
Kyle Eberts
Brian Mitchell
Tim Dejong
Jamie Winter
Chris Becker
Lon Anderson
Cory Knudtson
Anthony Brown
Joey Brown
Jason Ytterness

2006 Schedule (Tentative)

May 27-28-Fargo, ND
June 3-4- Sioux Falls, SD
June 10-11-Sioux Falls, SD
July 21-22-St Paul, MN
July 27-28-Watertown,SD
August 13- 18 – Kitchener/Cambridge, ON Tournament of Champions
August 18-21- Kimberly/Appleton, Wi (Nafa World Series)

We are also looking for a pitcher to throw in a couple tourneys with us. Our pitcher who had been committed in the off-season recently jumped to a fellow ISC II/ Nafa AA team. The only way for us to travel to the ISC II in August is to get a commitment from another pitcher ASAP. If interested please contact me by email or phone.

Mike Mueller
Phone: 605-965-9501
Fax: 605-965-7731
Email: mmueller(at)

Canada East Travel League includes two ISC II teams

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Brampton, ON

League President Mr. Colin Smith announced today that the Travel League of Eastern Canada schedule for 2006 has been finalized.

The action will start Saturday, May 13 in Niagara Falls Ontario with the Snappers hosting the Kitchener Hallman Twins in a double header starting at 1pm.

Kitchener will in turn host the Niagara Snappers in Kitchener the next day, Sunday, May 14, also at 1pm.

Teams in the League this year are:

Innerkip Eagles
Jarvis Merchants
Kitchener Hallman Twins
Niagara Snappers
Ohsweken Redmen
Palermo Athletics
Orillia Riversharks

Each team will play 24 games this season, winding up with a League Playoff in Orillia Ontario on July 29-30, 2006.

The winner of the League Playoff will receive a berth in the ISC World Tournament hosted in Kitchener in 2007. Yes, the World Tournament will be in Kitchener in both 2006 and 2007!

The League Schedule for 2006 appears here.

Results from all league games will be posted here after each game is completed.

The League website is now at:

Team contacts and directions to the parks are also at this site.

Al Doran
Vice President, TLEC

Moraviantown, ON tourney offering $5,000 first place prize money!!

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

The first annual “Big How” Howard Logan Sr. Memorial Tournament will be held July 21-23 in Moraviantown in southwestern Ontario.

Entry fee is $800.

Prize money is as follows:
First: $5,000
Second: $1,600
Third: $850
Fourth: $850
5-8: $400

Tournament all-stars will each receive a $50 cash prize plus a ball bag.

Each team is guaranteed three games.

12 teams make the playoffs.

For further information, please contact Bruce Stonefish at 519.692.7226 or email stonefbr(at)

Canada East Innerkip Qualifier Capped

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Canada East ISC Commissioner Bob McGowan is announcing that the ISC II Qualifier in Innerkip June 16-18 is now tentatively capped at 16 teams with one team on the waiting list.

ISC II teams in Ontario and Quebec can still enter the ISC II qualifier to be held in Fitzroy Harbour June 16-18. The entry fee is $300.

The winners of each ISC II qualifier will receive berths in the ISC II Tournament of Champions with additional invite berths likely available.

For more information, please contact:

Bob McGowan
519.941.6767 home
905.672.7473 office

Finalists from Last Two ISC II’s at KW Pride Tournament (May 26-28)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

From Al’s Fastball:
K-W Pride Tourney

St. Clements, On The Field is set for the 15th annual K-W Pride tourney in St. Clements Ontario The team’s competing this year will be:

Alvinston Indians (2002 ISC II ToC Champions, 2005 ISC II ToC 3rd place)
Bridgeport Braves (2006 Host ISC II ToC)
Elmira Cubs ( 2005 ISC II ToC Champions)
Elmira Jrs
Breslau Badgers
Breslau Majors
Harriston Mercury’s (2003, 2004 ISC II ToC Champions)
Mitchell Mets
Kitchener Phoenix (2005 Ontario Challenge Cup 3rd place)
Port Elgin Blue Devils (2005 ISC II ToC 2nd place)
Tavistock Merchants (2004 ISC II ToC 2nd place)
Moorefield Dukes
Morpeth Magic
Kitchener Selects
Shakespeare Falcons

From: “Rick Boyd” rboyd (at)

Editor’s Note: A great lineup of teams, including last year’s ISC II Tournament of Champions Finalists (Elmira and Port Elgin), as well as the 2004 finalists, Harriston Mercury’s and Tavistock Merchants and the 2002 ISC II Champions.