Archive for May, 2006

#20 Rice Creek Lightning win MVD Spring Classic

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Marshall, MI

The #20 Rice Creek Lightning (formerly Sportsman Park Lightning) won the MVD Spring Classic in Ashland last weekend with a record of 5-0, improving their season record to 17-1. The Lightning defeated the #12 Ashland Merchants(3-1), #22 Orr Park(9-4 and 10-0), ISC #28 MVD Sports(7-2), and Akron (17-2).

The Lightning also won their opening tournament in Colwater, MI defeating the Goshen Gators, Suburban Insulation, Blues Softball, Duncan Outlaws, and D.C. Current. The team plans to compete in the ISC II and ASA A National after winning three straight Michigan State Championships and finishing 3rd at the ASA B National last year with a record of 10-2.

Brian Skirka- CF
Sean Kelly- P
Trevor Kelly- UTIL
Ryan Tundevold- C/OF
Adam Saylor- OF
Lance Adams- UTIL
Matt Shook- UTIL
Gabby Rivard- 1B
Josh Marten- OF
Jeff Lovell- P
Chris Rivard- C/3B
Ryan Saylor- 2B
Steve Saylor- Coach
Ben Kelly- Coach
**Chad Ferguson- UTIL (full time player- ISC II ineligible)


Sean Kelly

Thomson, IL Area Merchants finish second at Dick Tracy tournament

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Editor’s Note: Thomson Area, IL Merchants have signed young Czech pitcher Jonas Mach and have set their sights on the 2006 ToC after playing in NAFA A last year. They’re off to a good start, finishing second to ISC #11 Green Bay Townline at the Dick Tracy tournament in Illinois. Also in action was ISC II #51 Elburn, IL Richwrap.

Scores from Illinois Fastpitch Forum.

Saturday results
pool A
ISC #27 Dolan+Murphy 11 Blackhawk 3
Duncan Outlaws 6 Dolan 1
ISC # 11 Green Bay Townline 3 Duncan 2
Green Bay 9 Dolan 0
Duncan 3 Blackhawk 2
Green Bay 9 Blackhawk 2
1st Green Bay 3-0
2nd duncan Outlaws 2-1
3rd Dolan+Murphy 1-2
4th Blackhawk 0-3

Pool B
Thomson 3 #51 Richwrap 2
Thomson 11 Clark Construction 2
ISC #25 Bloominton 17 Clark 8
Thomson 2 Bloomington 1
Richwrap 7 Clark 0
Bloomington 5 Richwrap 2
1st Thomson 3-0
2nd Bloomington 2-1
3rd Richwrap 1-2
4th Clark 0-3

Pool C
Red Dog 11 Woodstock 3
Red Dog 6 Goshen Gators 3
Crtizman 1 Goshen gators 0
Red Dog 12 Critzman 5
Goshen 9 Woodstock 8
Critzman 11 Woodstock 2
1st Red Dog 3-0
2nd Critzman 2-1
3rd Goshen 1-2
4th Woodstock 0-3

sunday single elim
1 Richwrap 2 Blackhawk 0
2 Critzman 8 Dolan +Murphy 1
3 Bloomington 13 woodstock 1
4 Clark construction 10 Goshen gators 9
2nd round
5Duncan Outlaws 9 Richwrap 0
6 Thomson 2 Critzman 1
7 Bloomington 4 Red Dog 0
8Green Bay 10 Clark cons. 0
semi finals
9 Thomson 3 Duncan Outlaws 0
10 Green Bay 7 Bloomington 0
Green Bay 4 Thomson 2

#46 LumberKings at SoCal Bombers tourney

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Editor’s Note: #46 Bakersfield, CA LumberKings picked up Jeff Wilson for this tournament. Jeff is graduating from the Canadian junior ranks after winning four consecutive junior national championships – two with Jarvis and two with Scarborough. He will be “apprenticing” with The Farm Tavern this year. Lo0ks like a solid weekend for the LumberKings, even though they won only 1 game, they were right in every game against some very stiff ISC competition. With the signing of the Richmond duo Strang and Nimmo, the LumberKings will be a team to watch at the ToC.

For full scores from the tournament, read our sister blog, The Morning Brief.

The “2006 Casa Trejo Palm Springs Classic” got underway Saturday the 20th at Demuth field in beautiful Palm Springs Ca. with a 6 team field that included ISC ranked teams #8 Circle Tap, #13 SoCalBombers, #18 Pueblo Bandits , #20 CR/Portland , #22 Team Rainey and ISCII #46 Bakersfield, CA LumberKings.


Saturday 20th 9am
CR/Portland ——2
LumberKings ——1

LumberKings —-4
CircleTap —-3

Pueblo Bandits —5
LumberKings —1

Sundays Seedings

#1 Pueblo Bandits 3-0
#2 CR/Portland 3-0
#3 SoCalBombers 2-1
#4 LumberKings 1-2
#5 Circle Tap 1-2
#6 Team Rainey 0-3

10am Games

#4 LumberKings ——3
#5 Circle Tap ——5
# 4 LumberKings Eliminated temp. 90*

Belmont Black Sox win Woodstock tournament

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Thanks to Joe Todd for the following:

Belmont Black Sox withTodd Winkworth defeated Ingersoll Crush 7-2 in the A final in Woodstock.

In the A semi, #31 Waterdown Hammer had a 3-0 lead going into the seventh inning when they brought in Tim Neill to get the save in relief of starter Jim Hurst, but Belmont scored 6 in the top of the seventh and then Waterdown scored 2 in the bottom of the seventh to make it a 6-5 final.

Ingersoll Crush scored 58 runs in their first 5 games, but only got two in the final off Winkworth, who will be pitching for #5 Bridgeport, ON Braves at the ToC.

Saturday May 20:
1. 10:00 a.m. Ingersoll Crush 17 Fingal Jrs. 10
2. 10:00 a.m. Innerkip Orioles 8 Kitchener Predators 1
3. 11:45 a.m. Ingersoll Masters 14 Breslau Badgers 5
4. 11:45 a.m. Windham Centre 2 Belmont Black Sox 0
5. 1:30 p.m. Harwood Corners 0 Wyevale Tribe 1
6. 1:30 p.m Waterdown Hammer 7 Merlin Jrs. 0
7. 3:15 p.m. Ingersoll Crush 7 Innerkip Orioles 1
8. 3:15 p.m. Fingal Jrs. 12 Kitchener Predators 5
9. 5:00 p.m. Ingersoll Masters 3 Windham Centre 8
10. 5:00 p.m. Breslau Badgers 1 Belmont Black Sox 2
11. 6:45 p.m. Harwood Corners 3 Waterdown Hammer 11
12. 6:45 p.m. Wyevale Tribe 5 Merlin Jrs. 3

Sunday May 21:
13. 11:00 a.m. Ingersoll Crush 12 Kitchener Predators 7
14. 11:00 a.m. Fingal Jrs. 10 Innerkip Orioles 1
15. 12:45 p.m. Ingersoll Masters 2 Belmont Black Sox 9
16. 12:45 p.m. Breslau Badgers 2 Windham Centre 4
17. 2:30 p.m. Harwood Corners 1 Merlin Jrs. 0
18. 2:30 p.m. Wyevale Tribe 2 Waterdown Hammer 3
19. 4:30 p.m. B quarter-final: Ingersoll Masters 10 Kitchener Predators 3
20. 4:30 p.m. B quarter-final: Merlin Jrs. 9 Breslau Badgers 8
21. 6:15 p.m. A quarter-final: Ingersoll Crush 12 Fingal Jrs. 5
22. 6:15 p.m. A quarter-final: Belmont Black Sox 6 Wyvale Tribe 4

Monday May 22:
23. 10:00 a.m. B semi-final: Harwood Corners 5 Merlin Jrs. 6
24. 10:00 a.m. B semi-final: Innerkip Orioles 10 Ingersoll Masters 1
25. 12:00 p.m. A semi-final: Waterdown Hammer 5 Belmont Black Sox 6
26. 12:00 p.m. A semi-final: Windham Centre 0 Ingersoll Crush 10
27. 2:00 p.m. B final: Merlin Jrs. 4 Innerkip Orioles 6
28. 4:00 p.m. A final: Belmont Black Sox 7 Ingersoll Crush 2

B Champion: Innerkip Orioles
A Champion: Belmont Black Sox

Mid-Atlantic Fastball Travel League action

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

The Mid-Atlantic Travel League features 12 teams this year including #9 Perkasie, PA Rise, #37 Harrisburg, PA PA Power, #38 Lancaster, PA County Motors and #39 South Lebanon, PA TNT. Below are round robin results from the first weekend of play.

Pool A
Keatings 3-0
Rise 2-1
S. Lebanon 1-2
Lancaster 0-3

Pool B
PA Power 3-0
Landis 2-1
Key AC 1-2
Salisbury 0-3

Pool C
Marysville VFW 3-0
Twin Pines 2-1
Bob Hoffmans 1-2
Baltimore, MD 0-3

Playoffs (All teams in Pool A, top two each in Pool B and C)

Rise over PA Power
Keatings over Landis
Lancaster over Twin Pines
Marysville VFW over S. Lebanon
Keatings over Marysville VFW
Rise 18 Lancaster 16
Keatings 3 Rise 1

Waterloo, ON May 2-4 Blast tournament

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Waterloo, Ontario
May 2-4 Blast Fastball Tournament, Intermediate Division

Scarborough Wolverines 3
#19 Toronto Champion Indians 2

Elmira Advance Millwrights 4
Kitchener Phoenix Outlaws 11

#18 Elora Wellington Brewers 8
Owen Sound Crunch 1

#17 Palermo Athletics 10
Port Perry Lumberjacks 9

#18 Elora WellingtonBrewers 7
ScarboroughWolverines 14

Elmira AdvanceMillwrights 6
#17 Palermo Athletics 5

Owen Sound Crunch 1
#19 Toronto ChampionIndians 3

Kitchener PhoenixOutlaws 10
Port PerryLumberjacks 3

Owen Sound Crunch 0
ScarboroughWolverines 7

Elmira AdvanceMillwrights 4
Port PerryLumberjacks 7

#18 Elora Wellington Brewers 2
#19 Toronto ChampionIndians 0

Kitchener PhoenixOutlaws 14
#17 Palermo Athletics 4

Semi Final Round
#18 Elora WellingtonBrewers 16
Kitchener PhoenixOutlaws 8

ScarboroughWolverines 1
Elmira AdvanceMillwrights 0

Championship Game – cancelled due to inclement weather. Scarborough and Elora declared co-champions.

From: Dana Seiling

#8 Oswego, NY CPI at Kingston, ON tournament

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

CPI traveled to Sydenham, Ontario for the 2006 Victoria Day Weekend Men’s fastball tournament held in Bowes Memorial Park. CPI claimed the A pool going 4-0, while Knoxville, ON claimed the B pool also going 4-0. After a long weekend with both teams playing 5 games through rain, wind, and sleet a championship game was not played.

Game 1
Napanee 1
WP Sampson LP Madden

Game 2
CPI 16
Sydenham 1
WP Sampson LP Dowdle

Game 3
Fitzroy 1
WP Sampson LP Wright

Game 4
Ricola 2
WP Sampson LP Thompson

Game 5
Cowboys 1
WP Sampson LP Garrison

Championship not played


#2 Niagara, ON Snappers at Jarvis ISC tournament

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Game #1
(ISC II #2) Niagara Snappers 6
Oshawa BB’s 1
WP: Byron Demoe 3IP, 1R, 1H, 5K, 2BB in relief Dan Duemo 3IP,
0H, 7K, 0BB in relief Mike Bateman 1IP, 0H, 2K, 0BB
LP: Matt Humphries in relief Rob Bennet
For the Snappers: Peter Dobbin 2-4, 1 home run: Scott Young
2-4, Kevin Newhouse 2-4

Game #2
Niagara Snappers 5
(ISC #3) Kitchener Hallman Twins 2
WP: Mike Bateman 4IP, 2R, 2H, 4K, 4BB in relief Dan Duemo 2IP,
1H, 3K, 0BB in relieft Perry Bartley 1IP, 0H, 1K, 0BB
LP: Don Scott with 13k’s over 7 innings
For the Snappers: Jarrod Burtt 2-3, triple: Scott Young 2-3,
triple: Jim WIlson 1-3, double: Jamie Morrey 1-3, double

Game #3
(ISC #12) Midland Explorers 7
Niagara Snappers 0
5 inning mercey
WP: Doug Gillis with 10 K’s in 5 innings
LP: Byron Demoe 4IP, 6R, 6H, 5K, 1BB in relief Jason Paylove
1IP, 1R, 1H, 1K, 0BB
For the Snappers: Trevor Falk 1-3

Game #4
(ISC #38) Oshweken Redmen 11
Niagara Snappers 4
6 inning mercy
WP: Rob Schweyer 12K’s over 6 innings
LP: Dan Duemo 5.67IP, 6ER, 10H, 2K, 0BB in relief Mike Bateman
.33IP, 1R, 2H, 0K, 1BB
For the Snappers: Scott Young 2-3, double, 2 RBI’s: Alex Shotski
2-3, Trevor Falk 2-2


Dan Bernard

#44 Saginaw, MI Up-to-Date Painting Fastpitch

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Editor’s Note: 2006 Saginaw, MI Up-to-Date Painting Fastpitch were ranked #44 in the ISC II Preseason Rankings. Pitchers Jim Yates and Mike Spagnuolo have previous ToC experience as do several of the players from the inaugural ISC II tournament in 2002. Up-to-Date Painting secured the Mid-Michigan Travel League berth on the basis of their finish last season.

Preliminary Roster
Mike Aguirre, C
John Borcherding, INF
Nick Borcherding, INF
Ed Cable, P
Brandon Coleman, INF, OF
Chris Dipzinski, OF, MGR, SPONSOR
Mike Gohsman, OF, INF
Mark Gonce, C, OF
Brian Jammer, INF, C
Dave Lach, OF, P
Pat Murtha, OF
Steve Shores, INF
Mike Spagnuolo, P
Jamie Tackabury, C
Jim Yates, P, DH

May 27-28 Orr Park Memorial Day Classic (Orrville, OH)
June 16-17 Ken Zulski Memorial (Petoskey, OH)
June 30-July 2 Lumber Company Invitational (Zeeland, MI)
July 14-16 Pete Schwab Memorial (Frankenmuth, MI)
July 28-30 ASA Michigan B State Tournament (Bay City, MI)
Aug 13-19 ISC II TOC (Kitchener, ON)

ISC II OOA Players

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

The ISC has released the 2006 Out of Area Players list, which can be found here.

Below is a list of ISC II OOA players.

A-1 Tank – California Area
Waltier, Dean WA-OR-BC

Bakersfield Lumberkings – CA-NV Area
Nimmo, Jonathon WA-OR-BC X
Strang, Darren WA-OR-BC X

The Bar of Appleton – Wisconsin East Area
Bain, Conrad New Zealand
Jamieson, Shawn New Zealand
Long, Gerard New Zealand

Colorado Rage – CO-NM-AZ Area
Manley, Regan New Zealand
Tabashniuk, Kurtis Canada West

Cutro Professional Inspections – Northeast Area
Adams, Kip Mid Atlantic
Bunge, Rod Iowa
Eakins, Sam Iowa

Herda & Sons – Minnesota Area
Alvaredo, Alejandro Manuel Argentina
Bertolucci, Javier Sebastian Argentina
Rua, Fernando Gabriel Argentina

Orr Park Knights – Ohio Area
Carr, Jeffery Northeast
Heyman, Justin E. Canada
Smith, Charlie Northeast

South Lebanon/TNT – Mid Atlantic Area
Tracy, Jeremy Atlantic Canada

Thomson Area Merchants – Northern Illinois Area
Eden, Casey New Zealand
Mach, Jonas Czech Republic

Up To Date Painting – Michigan Area
Cable, Edward Ohio
Gonce, Mark Ohio
Yates, James Ohio

#3 Alvinston, #17 Palermo & #29 Glencoe results

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

#3 Alvinston Indians 2
#29 Glencoe Astros 1 – 8 innings
WP: Doug Charlton; Save: Derwyn Hodgins
LP: Shaun Winship

Andy Triest
Alvinston Indians

Eastern Canadian ISC Travel League
ISC #19 Innekip Eagles 1
#17 Palermo Athletics 0
WP-Jamie Simpson
LP-Gord Scott
HR-Jamie Baker

Game 6
Innerkip 5
Palermo 3
WP-Steve Runnings
LP-Chris McColl

Larry Withnell
Palermo Athletics

ISC II Photos from Red Rock

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Rob Fawcett pitching with Castlewood, UT

Kurt Tabashniuk of the Colorado Rage.

Chris Wright and Zack Abernathy of A-1 Tank.

Gerard Long with The Bar of Appleton.

More to come from the Red Rock Photo Galleries at