Archive for July, 2006

ISC II teams & players in action prior to 2006 ToC

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Palermo Athletics & Niagara Snappers (several Snappers are playing for various teams in the ToC) in the ISC Travel League of Eastern Canada (Ontario) Playoff tournament:
Game # 1
Saturday, July 29 – 12:00 PM start
Ohsweken Redmen – 3
Niagara Snappers – 4
WP: Byron Damoe
LP: Mike Joseph

Game # 2
Saturday, July 29 – 12:00 PM start
Palermo Athletics – 5
Innerkip Eagles – 2
WP: Chris McColl
LP: Jamie Simpson

Game # 4
Saturday, July 29 – 5:00 PM start
Niagara Snappers – 1
Orillia River Sharks – 7
(5 inning mercy)
WP: Rob O’Brien
LP: Byron Damoe

Game # 5
Saturday, July 29 – 6:45 PM
Palermo Athletics – 6
Jarvis Merchants – 7
(8 innings)
WP: Brad Robinson
LP: Gord Scott

Game # 6
Saturday, July 29 – 6:45 PM
Niagara Snappers – 4
Innerkip Eagles – 12
(5 inning mercy)
WP: Dan Skillings
LP: Perry Bartley

Game # 8
Sunday, July 30 – 9:00 AM
Palermo Athletics – 0
Innerkip Eagles – 3
WP: Jeremy Debelleval
LP: Gord Scott

Thomson, IL Area Merchants in Madison, WI
2:00 PM 7 Townline 10 vs Thomson Area 1
WP Betto Guerrenieri 1-0 LP Jonas Mach 0-1

4:00 PM 10 Thomson Area 4 vs Quad City Sox 5
LP Brad Cheyne 0-1 WP Al Rebling 1-0

8:00 PM 16 Thomson Area 0 vs County 8
LP Jonas Mach 0-2 WP Paul Algar 2-0

Sunday 9:00 AM Game 19-Thomson VS New Image – winner to play Farm Tavern

Best of the West Tournament
Anthony Martinez pitching for Young Guns, will be with California Lumberkings in the ToC.
Young Bucks, CA – 3
United Sports Academy – 2
WP-Anthony Martinez
LP-Cary Weiler
HR-Jose Hernandez, 2 run homer and 2-3 for the Young Bucks; Kevin Castillo drove in the other run for the Bucks.

Taylor Farms, CA – 3
Young Bucks, CA – 2
9 innings
WP-Rob Davis
LP-Anthony Martinez
HR-Eric Smalling (Young Bucks); Kevin Castillo, RBI (Young Bucks) The Bucks scored one run in the first and one in the second.
Taylor Farms scored two in the 4th to tie it, winning it in the 9th inning. In the first tie breaker inning, Taylor loaded the bases with no outs, but did not score, Martinez escaping on 2 K’s. Taylor scored in the 9th when the throw to first on an infield grounder went wide of first. A handful of Taylor Farms players are also playing with the Lumberkings in the ToC.

2006 ISC II Broadcast Schedule

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Here’s the full ISC II Broadcast Schedule. All games will be available through

Editor’s note: Ballparkradio is down for the weekend, for maintenance and upgrades for the upcoming broadcasts. Check back next week.

We are featuring 28 games this year. Broadcasters will include BallparkRadio’s Jim Flanagan, editor of FastpitchWest, and Blair Setford, ISC II Commissioner. Also on the crew will be Lance Winn, Joe Todd, Brett Bresnahan and Chris Bach. Making his BallparkRadio debut is ISC II game controller David Bakker. Several guests will be dropping by the booth during the week, so stay tuned to BallparkRadio for all the ISC II action.

Yakima, WA JRW & Associates update

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Yakima, WA – JRW & Associates finished third in the 1st Annual Les Schwab Invitational played at the new Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima, Washington. It was the first fastpitch tournament played at Gateway since its opening in 2005. Temporary fences were set at 265 ft and the temperature reached 108 degrees.

JRW was 2-1 in Round Robin Pool Play on Saturday. The team was in the ISC type Upper Pool with all teams going forward to SE play on Sunday. Despite losing the first game to eventual Champion, Cleon’s Auto of Tacoma, WA, JRW defeated the Boise Clippers 3-2 and CR/Adidas of Portland 11-6 to advance as the # 3 seed based on fewest runs allowed for teams tied at 2-1.

TFSL/ISC Playoff Schedule

Friday, July 28th, 2006


Here is the schedule for next weeks playoffs. Remember that the highest seed is the home team in all games. First team listed is the highest seed.

Tue. in Auburn 8 – 1

7:00 G#1 UTD vs Buzz

8:30 G#2 Bulldogs vs Vols

Wed. in Frankenmuth 8 – 2

7:00 G#3 Tiffany’s vs G#1 winner

8:30 G#4 LG#1 vs LG#2

If rained out on Tue. games move to Wed. then Wed moves to the following Monday in Frankenmuth

I will be out of the state until Tue late in the evening, if you need to get a hold of me call my cell at 989-780-3516


Tue. 7-18 in Munger


Port Elgin players part of team taking on internationals in Owen Sound – updated

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

International Fastball
Comes Back To Owen Sound!

It has been 4 years since a team from outside of Canada has played in Owen Sound but August 8 and 9th will mark the return of International Fastball to Duncan McLennan Park.

A team spearheaded by Bill Simpson which includes local talent from the Owen Sound Crunch, Port Elgin Blue Devils, and past Owen Sound Selects will take on international teams from the Czech Republic and Denmark. Both teams are preparing for the ISC World Championships that are being held in Kitchener, Ontario August 11-19th.

This is not the first time that international teams have come to Owen Sound. For the past 35 years, teams have visited the city which included teams from the Bahamas, Barbados, Virgin Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and Czech Republic (2002). Several teams from the United States have entertained the local crowds too (Midland Explorers, Madison Wisconsin, and Penn Corp from Sioux City Iowa)

The Czech Republic will play the Owen Sound squad on Tuesday August 8th and the Denmark squad will come into town on Wednesday August 9th. Each night will consist of a doubleheader with games starting at 7:15 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Costs to get into each doubleheader will be $5.00. All proceeds will go to the Owen Sound Midget Selects Fastball Team.

Come out to experience fastball at its best!


Owen Sound Roster:
Frank Cox
Jamie Simpson
Rob Fawcett – Port Elgin
Trevor Wardell
Matt Turcotte – Port Elgin
Pat Humphries
Tony Lisk
Darryl McKinnon – Port Elgin
Ken Kivell
Ryan Thompson
Aaron Whitney – Port Elgin
Mike Riley – Port Elgin
Mike Taylor
Bill Ottwell

Danish Dynamite Roster
2 Simon Rodgers
5 Thomas Hansen
08 Patrick McCarron
10 Anders Hansen
15 Jason McCarron
19 Alexander Brewerton
20 Jesper Panduro
21 Dennis Kihlgast
24 Gilles Fournier
25 Callum Ryan
29 Rasmus Sørensen
35 Jacob Heller
99 Kim Hansen
44 Jens Terkelsen
00 Don McCarron (assistant coach)
60 Valdemar Terkelsen (bat boy)

Czech National Fastball Team Roster:
Jirí Brabec
Marek Cermák
Michal Hudec
Ales Jetmar
Patrik Kolkus
Kamil Koukolik
Jindrich Majer
Roman Matuska
David Merti
Václav Mudra
Lubos Prochazka
Václav Svoboda
Petr Vacha
Lubos Vrbensky
Jan Cermak
Martin Brummel

ISC Travel League of Eastern Canada

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Ohsweken, ON

Wednesday july 26/06

Palermo @ Ohsweken

Game #73
W.P. Mike Joseph
L.P. Gord Scott
Hr. Ohsweken- Jeff Mcpherson

Game # 74
Palermo – 3
W.P. Mike Joseph
L.P.Glen Inglehart
Hr. Ohsweken-Calvin Miller , Dave Sowden
Palermo – Mark Cameron

Mike Joseph

No report from Jarvis yet for games 77-78 scheduled for last evening.

Jarvis are at Palermo tonight for games 21-22.


Al Doran
Vice President
ISC Travel League of Eastern Canada

Charity Fastpitch Games

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Men’s Charity Fastpitch Games

Elora, ON Wellington Brewers

The Danish Dynamite
All-Star Team From Denmark

Monday August 7th (Holiday Monday)

Game times:
1st game 3:00pm

2nd game 5:00pm

Elora Ball Park (beside the Arena)

Admission is free. However donations to cover the cost of the event will be greatly appreciated.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to a local Charity.

Come enjoy the Beer Tent, Barbecue and some excellent Fastpitch Softball!

Thomson, IL Area Merchants win Northern Illinois Travel League

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Thomson, IL.

Congratulations to the Thomson, IL Area Merchants for winning the 2006 Northern Illinois Fastball League. The win earns the Merchants a berth for the 2007 ISC World Tournament, but in the meantime, they will be playing in Pool B in the 2006 ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Thomson defeated Aurora Dolan and Murphy 1-0 in the final behind the tremendous pitching of Jonas Mach of the Czech Republic. Scott Glazier’s HR in the first inning was all Thomson needed as Mach only allowed 2 hits over the seven innings. Juan Pottolichio took the loss only giving up 3 hits. It was an extremely well played game with great defense by both teams. Below are the Sunday playoff game recaps.


Thomson 4
Chicago Moncille 0
WP Mach
LP Roman

Aurora 8
Elburn Richwrap 0
WP Pottolichio
LP Flores

Thomson 1
Aurora 0
WP Mach
LP Pottolichio

Tom Crouch

ISC & ISC II Facilities Taking Shape for the Big Events

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

The parks in Kitchener & Cambridge are really starting to take shape.

At PHBY, site of the World Tournament, the stands are almost complete and are looking great. All diamonds have new Big O plastic tubing around the tops of the fences and dugouts.

At Budd Park, the main facility for the ToC, New Big O tubing has been installed there as well. All lights have been cleaned and reaimed. The old wooden bleachers that were built into the hill on 1st and 3rd base side at Budd 1 are being replaced with aluminum bleacher seats encased in cement. The infield and outfield are in awesome shape.

At Kinsmen 1 & 2, the satellite facility for the ToC in Cambridge, by the end of this week, the diamonds will be changed from stone dust infields to clay infields and warning tracks

Looking forward to seeing everyone in August.

Rick Boyd
2006 ISC II Tournament Director

Mid-Michigan Travel League report

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006


Tue. 7-18 in Munger

Game One: Millington Up To Date Painting 9 – 12 WP: Mike Spagnuolo
Munger Vols 1 – 2 LP: Ryan Truemner

UTD: Mike Gohsman 2 – 3; Dave Lach 3 – 3; Jamie Tackabury 3 – 3 ;
Vols: Justin Jacobs D; Craig Histed RBI

Game Two: Millington Up To Date Painting 5 – 8 WP: Dave Lach
Munger Vols 2 – 6 LP: Kyle Beane

UTD: Mike Gohsman 3 – 4;
Vols: Kyle Beane 2 – 3, HR; Justin Jacobs 2 – 3, D

Tue. 7 – 18 in Auburn

Game One: Munger Bulldogs 4 – 6 WP: Doug Gillis 10 K
Frankenmuth Tiffany’s 3 – 3 LP: Pete Loachridge 10 K

Bulldogs: Steve Roberts 3 – 3, 2 RBI
Tiffany’s: Mike Meinecke 2 – 4, RBI;

Game Two: Auburn Buzz 8 – ? WP: Greg Wright 8 K
Munger Bulldogs 2 – 4 LP: Steve Roberts

Buzz: Trent Ruthig 2 H, HR; Chad Fouriner 2 H; Pete Miklovic 2 H;
Bulldogs: Kevin Jammer 2 H;


Frankenmuth Tiffany’s 10 2
Munger Bulldogs 9 7 3
Millington Up To Date Painting 8 7 3.5
Auburn Buzz 5 7 5
Munger Vols 1 10 8.5

#15 Palermo vs Niagara Snappers

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Palermo, ON

July 18

Niagara 7
Palermo 5
WP: Dan Duemo 7IP, 7R, 8H, 2K, 0BB
LP: Chris McColl 6IP, 4R, 8H, 4K, 2BB in relief Chad Reed 1IP,
3R, 2H, 3K, 0BB
Niagara: Peter Dobbin 2-3, Perry Bartley 2-4, Kevin Newhouse
Palermo: Graham McNabb 1-3 HR 3RBI’s, Keith Rankin 1RBI, Keith
Schoups 1RBI

Niagara 9
Palermo 5
WP: Perry Bartley 5.1IP, 5R, 7H, 3K, 3BB in relief Dan Duemo
0.1IP, 0R, 0H, 0K, 0BB
LP: Chad Reed 5IP, 7R, 7H, 5K, 5BB in relief Gord Scott 1IP,
2R, 3H, 1K, 0BB
Niagara: Perry Bartley 3-4 2RBI’s, Jarrod Burtt 2-3 2RBIs, Dan
Duemo 1-2 1RBI
Palermo: Dave Kingdon 2-3 1RBI, Keith Rankin 1RBI, Mark Cameron

Dan Bernard
Logistics Manager
A&T Leasing

2006 ISC II ToC Schedule now available

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

The ISC is pleased to release the pools and schedule for the 2006 ISC II Tournament of Champions to be played at Budd Park in Kitchener and Kinsmen Park in Cambridge.

Play will begin Sunday August 13 at 11 am with the championship scheduled for 5 pm on Friday August 18.

Each team will play four pool games with the top three in each of seven pools, along with three wildcards, moving on to a single-elimination playoff bracket.

The full schedule can be found here on the ISC II section of the ISC website at or see below for a breakdown of the schedule by pools.

The pools are as follows:
Pool A
Elmira, ON Cubs
Denver, CO Colorado Rage
Micksburg, ON Twins
Orangeville, ON Resolve Kings
Reading, PA Bob Hoffman’s Garage

Pool B
Bridgeport, ON PROforma Braves
Bakersfield, CA California Lumberkings
Thomson, IL Area Merchants
Waterdown, ON Hammer
Fitzroy Harbour, ON West Carleton Electric

Pool C
Perkasie, PA Rise
Hermann, MO Black Gold
Harriston, ON Mercury’s
Millington, MI Up-to-Date Painting
Kingston, ON Cowboys

Pool D
Port Elgin, ON Blue Devils
Alvinston, ON Indians
Palermo, ON Athletics
Grand Prairie, AB Pride
Harrisburg, PA PA Power

Pool E
Oswego, NY Cutro Professional Inspections
Glencoe, ON Astros
Ashland, OH Merchants
Yakima, WA JRW & Associates
Mitchell, ON Mets

Pool F
Elora, ON Wellington Brewers
Marshall, MI Rice Creek Lightning
Kitchener, ON Phoenix Outlaws
Stittsville, ON 56ers
Sydney, NS Cardinals

Pool G
Ottawa, ON Team Easton Thunder
Tavistock, ON Merchants
Toronto, ON Champion Indians
South Lebanon, PA TNT
Orrville, OH Orr Park Knights