Archive for April, 2007

PA Power’s 2007 Roster & Schedule

Monday, April 30th, 2007

From Al’s Fastball:


The Pennsylvania Power Fastpitch Club from Ephrata, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its 2007 roster and schedule. The PA Power is the defending 2006 NSA World Series Champions and the ASA 2005 Men’s Class C National Champions.

Returning from last year’s squad will be: Pitchers: Eric Fogel, Merlin High and Ryan Rutt, Catcher: Chris Pagano, Infielders: Dean Malone, Greg Houtz, Dave Giblin, Corey Schnoke, Andy Mease and Jerry Zimmerman. Outfielders: Rich Sauder, Duane Weiler,
Bob Wicker, Rob Loglisci, Alan Esporrin and Gary Fiore.

In addition, the Power is pleased to have added: Pitcher: David Stokes (Keating’s Fitness), Catcher/Infielder: Brad Theys (South Lebanon) and Infielder: Derrick Zechman (Orillia Riversharks).

2007 Pennsylvania Power Schedule: (more…)

May 1 deadline for Canada East qualifier entries, OOR registration and preseason rosters

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

May 1 is an extremely important date in the fastball world this year.

It is the deadline for entry into the ISC & ISC II qualifiers in Canada East, the deadline for registering out-of-region players and the deadline for submitting preseason rosters.

Canada East ISC & ISC II Qualifiers:
Both of these ISC II qualifiers are now starting to fill up. Entries will be taken on a first-in basis in the event that the tournaments have to be capped.

Date: June 22-24 – Innerkip, Ontario
Berths: World Tournament and ISC II ToC for 2007
Double elimination
In region teams only
Canada East VP – Blair Setford 905-826-297 blairjs(at)
Tournament Director – Joe Todd ftode739(at)
Local Contact – Howie Brown 519-421-6334

Date: June 22-24 – Sydenham, Ontario
Berths: ISC II ToC for 2007
Double elimination
In region teams only
Canada East VP – Blair Setford 905-826-297 blairjs(at)
Tournament Director – Colin Smith 905-790-8226 colinsmith(at)
Local Contact – Adam Lake 613-484-1313 paullake(at)

Entry fee for qualifiers is $325.
Cheques should be made payable to: ISC Canada East.
Mail to:
Blair Setford
ISC Canada East Vice President
2927 Nipiwin Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 1Y1
Entry deadline is May 1, 2007

Out-of-Region Players
Please note that if you are signing out-of-region players, or are a player that is signing out-of-region, the deadline for the paperwork and fee to be submitted to the ISC is also May 1. The OOR form can be found on the ISC website here:
Completed forms and fees should be sent to:
Ken Hackmeister
ISC Executive Director
153 E. 200 S. #10
Farmington, UT 84025

Preseason Rosters
Lastly, May 1 is also the deadline to submit preseason rosters. These rosters are non-binding and can be changed during the year. The roster form can be downloaded here:
Completed ISC II roster forms should be emailed as attachments to ISC II Statisticians Hank DeWild at and Tony Schaaf at
ISC roster forms can be emailed to Gary Baughman at

If you have any questions about any of the above, please contact:

Blair Setford
ISC Canada East VP
1.888.860.9888 x2285 (office)
905.826.2697 (home)

Wilkes-Barre, PA Keating’s Fitness Center Announces 2007 Roster & Schedule

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Courtesy Al’s Fastball


April 21, 2007

Keating’s Fitness Center from Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its 2007 roster and schedule. Keating’s finished last year with a 26-13 record. Last year was the 3rd consecutive year that Keating’s have won theMid-Atlantic Travel League championship.

Returning from last year’s squad will be: CatcherMark Smith, Infielders Frank Keating Jr., Neal KoserKevin Smith, Bret McHenry, and Toby Ranck. Returning in the outfield will be Justin Stock, Mike Keating, Mike Fulton Jr., and Steve Ray.

In addition, Keating’s is pleased to have added:
Pitchers Rob Fawcett (Port Elgin), Troy Hertzler(Landis Markets), and Jim Yates (Up-To-Date Painting).
Infielders Brent Moyer (Landis Markets) and Steve Cotellese (BobHoffmans).
Also outfielders Scott Emerich, (Bob Hoffmans) and Chad Sensenig (Lancaster Merchants).

2007 Keating’s Fitness Center Schedule:
May18-20 – Travel League – Lebanon, Pa.
June 1-3 – Snapper Shoot-out – Niagara-On-the-Lake Ontario
June 15-17 -Travel League – Willow St, Pa.
June 29 – July 1– 4th of July Classic – Allentown, Pa.
July 20-22 – Bob WalshMemorial Tournament – Allentown, Pa.
July 27-29 – TravelLeague – Lebanon, Pa.
August 3-5 – NSA WorldSeries – Salisbury, Md.
August 14 -18 – ISC II Tournament of Champions- Kitchener, Ontario


Managerof Keating’s Fitness Center


2006 ISC II ToC Stats now available

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

At long last, the 2006 ISC II ToC stats have been posted on the ISC website.

Click here to get your stats fix.

ISC Guides Now Available

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

[Salt Lake City, UT] – The 2007 edition of the annual ISC World Championship Guide is now available for purchase. This new edition has 152 pages filled with information about the 2006 ISC World Tournament, the 2006 ISC II Tournament of Champions, 2006 Developmental Tournaments for both 23U and U19 teams. It contains historical records of most offensive, defensive and pitching statistics going back to 1947. The 2007 Guide has more photos than any prior editions. The Hall of Fame section has 8-pages of photos of 2006 inductees and the text of a very inspirational talk given by 12 year old Johnathon Baker of Kitchener. It also includes a complete list of all Hall of Fame inductees, by year and the rules for nominating someone for Hall of Fame consideration. Photos of all 32-World Tournament teams, World Tournament umpires, ISC II umpires and ISC Commissioners are in full color. It shows the following from 1947 to present: ISC World Champions, Most Valuable Players, Outstanding Pitchers, Leading Hitters and Most RBI. It has a great feature article on Dave Blackburn and his streaming team’s efforts to successfully provide video streaming of world tournament games from Kitchener last year. There are more than 20 pages of ISC II coverage including dozens of photos, team and individual stats and all-time ISC II records. There’s also the all-time list of ISC All-World players, from 1947 thru 2006, and a separate list of the 47 players making All-World teams 5 or more times. The Guide contains ISC rules and newly revised Region definitions.

Orders for the Guide can be handled in two different manners.

1. From our web site click on ISC Products and follow the links. Payment is made by Visa or Mastercard.

2. Mail a $7.50US check or money order, payable to ISC, to Ken Hackmeister – 153 E. 200 S. – #10 Farmington, UT 84025. Or email to to order and pay by Visa or Mastercard. We feel all fastball fans and players will want to have the 2007 ISC World Championship Guide for their collection as well as seeing some very interesting articles, stats and photos.

Ken Hackmeister


Editor’s note: FastpitchWest is pleased to appear as a sponsor, at page 98, and to see that the ISC has included many of Maddy’s photos, started at page 79, a large color photo of Travis Price, featured prominently on the AAU Tournament flyer, and lots of ISC II photos at page 80 and those that follow.