Archive for June, 2008

Rose Cup qualifier this weekend

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

#1 California LumberKings will headline the ISC II contingent at the 2008 Rose Cup tournament this weekend in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

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Other ISC II teams in the field are #16 River City Rockers, #21 Innovative Communications and n/r Lloydminster Dodgers along with ISC teams Broken Bow, Horse Lake, IAC/Team Rainey, Vancouver Grey Sox, SoCal Bombers and Portland Demarini.

For the schedule, click here.

MAFTL Weekend 2

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

The second weekend of the Mid-Atlantic Fastpitch Travel League goes this weekend with five teams in the ISC II top 20 in action in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

#2 TNT
#3 NY Knights
#4 Hoffman Rise
#8 Keating’s Fitness
#20 Pennsylvania Power

For more info, click here.

#17 Wyevale Tribe sweep a pair from Snappers

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Elmvale, ON – via Al’s Fastball

On a cool Elmvale evening the Wyevale Tribe upended the Niagara Snappers in both halves of their double header. The games were quick as pitching reigned supreme on this night.

Game 1
Wyevale 2
Niagara 0

WP Graham McNabb
LP Byron Demoe

McNabb threw a 1 hitter I believe and Demoe surrendered only 2 hits is memory serves correct. Chris Bell hit a inside the park 2 run homerun to provide all the scoring in the game.

Game 2
Wyevale 2
Niagara 1

WP Jason Giffen
LP Jamie Simpson

Trevor Falk hit a solo shot in the top of the 6th to tie it, but an unearned run in the bottom of the 6th broke the tie and put Simpson on the losing end of this one. Both Giffen and Simpson were very effective in this one also.

We do appreciate Niagara making their way up to our neck of the woods, and look forward to our return there in July.

Michael Kelly

Oswego-based CPI team clinches spot in world tourney

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

from the Oswego Palladium-Times

By Mike LeBoeuf
The Palladium-Times
Mon Jun 16, 2008
Oswego, N.Y. –
The Oswego-based Cutro Professional Inspections (CPI) fast-pitch softball team on Sunday earned a qualifying spot into this year’s world tournament.

CPI clinched a berth with its performance over the weekend in an International Softball Congress (ISC) II World Tournament Qualifier, held at the Legends Softball Complex in Oswego.

The 32-team world tourney is slated for Aug. 10-13 in Appleton, Wis.

Also earning a qualifying spot over the weekend was I4C Victory out of Ottawa.

Both CPI and I4C Victory won their semifinal games, thereby clinching world tournament berths. The teams mutually decided not to play a championship game, so they were declared co-champions of the qualifier.

CPI, No. 6 in the ISC II rankings, finished with a 3-1 record in the qualifier. It opened with a 3-1 win over 20th-ranked PA Power of Ephrata, Pa. In that game, Shaun Winship of London, Ontario pitched the win and blasted a two-run homer for CPI.

CPI lost its next game 6-3 to the seventh-ranked Waterdown Hammer of Toronto, Ontario. Waterdown got a bases-loaded triple from ninth-place hitter Matt DaSilva to take a 3-1 lead in the second inning. Dave Kingdon’s two-out, two-run double in the fourth made it 5-1, and Chris Smith tripled and scored in the sixth for a 6-1 Hammer lead.

Plating two runs in the bottom of the sixth, CPI drew to within 6-3. Oswego’s Mike Donovan and Winship singled and scored when Derek Stevens singled and the ball was misplayed in the outfield.

In the seventh, CPI threatened again, loading the bases before Waterdown relief pitcher Wayne Wells got a strikeout for the final out.

Oswego’s Shawn Samson pitched for CPI and struck out two. Donovan finished with three hits and an RBI.

CPI bounced back on Sunday with a tough 1-0 win over the fourth-ranked Perkasie Rise of Perkasie, Pa. Winship pitched the shutout, and Stevens drove in the game’s only run.

That put CPI in the semifinals against the ninth-ranked Easton Thunder of Ottawa, Ontario. Behind the pitching of Winship and a clutch two-run single in the first inning by Stevens, CPI picked up a 3-1 win.

Winship scattered seven hits and struck out seven. In the CPI first inning, Charlie Walseman singled and Winship walked to set the table for Stevens, who delivered a two-out, two-run single to left.

Shaun Winship delivers a pitch for Cutro Professional Inspections (CPI) during a world tournament qualifier held over the weekend at the Legends Softball Complex in Oswego. Winship pitched three victories as the Oswego-based CPI team earned a berth in the world tournament.

The Thunder got its run in the sixth on an RBI single by Dave Tubman, but CPI answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth. Mike McKie singled and scored after wild pitches by the Thunder’s Dan Konkle. Konkle finished with a four-hitter and seven strikeouts.

In the other semifinal game, unranked I4C victory chalked up a 4-2 win over the Waterdown Hammer. Brian Brooks pitched the win, and Joel Lankford had a two-out, two-run double for the winners. Pat Severin and Mike Money were other hitting standouts for I4C Victory.

For the CPI team, notching a world tourney berth was the goal, and it was achieved.

“It came down to clutch hitting and good pitching,” said Mike Cutro, CPI player/manager. “Shaun Winship gave up just two runs in 21 innings.”

Other Oswego players for CPI are Mike Sorzickas and Mark Blanchard. Rounding out the CPI roster are players from other parts of New York, Florida, and Canada.

CPI has competed in the world tournament the past three years. Its best finish was ninth place last year at Kitchener, Ontario.

The eight-team qualifier tournament included six teams ranked in the top 22.

Eagle Beverage made a donation to the tournament, and the Oswego Men’s Softball Association helped to organize the tournament and maintain the fields.

Eau Claire Classic ISC II Division Schedule

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Eau Claire Classic Schedule

Here is the (ISC II) schedule for the 42nd Annual Eau Claire Classic set to go June 20-22. Thanks to all who made efforts in many ways, and thanks for patience as teams were faced with tough decisions. This year’s tournament will feature 7 ISC teams competing for a berth to this year’s World Tournament along with 6 ISC II teams competing for a berth to the 2008 ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Editor’s note: Both Sioux Falls and St. Paul have already qualified, so the berth will be up for grabs among the remaing four teams. Herda & Son’s may be a team to watch at this event. They have added ace Jeremy Holman from the New Image squad along with Cuban defector Jose Naranjo.

Pool A
#35 Galesville, WI Wilber Lime
#30 St. Paul, MN ASB-Villard
n/r Chippewa Falls, WI Sawdust City Days

Pool B
#28 Sioux Falls, SD Sox
n/r Marqette, MI Marquette Fence
n/r Waverly, MN Herda & Sons

Friday, June 20
Game 1 6:30pm Gelein Field Sawdust CityDays vs Wilber Lime
Game 3 8:30pm Hobbs Field Herda & Sonsvs Sioux Falls Sox

Saturday, June 21
Game 7 9:00am Hobbs Field ASB-Villard vs Sawdust City Days
Game 8 11:00am Gelein Field MarquetteFence vs Herda & Sons
Game 11 1:00pm Hobbs Field Wilber Lime vs ASB-Villard
Game 13 3:00pm Hobbs Field Sioux Falls Sox vs Marquette Fence
Game 15 5:00pm Hobbs Field ISC IIQuarter-Final Pool A2 vs Pool B3
Game 17 7:00pm Hobbs Field ISC II Quarter-Final Pool B2 vs Pool A3

Sunday, June 22
Game 19 8:00am Gelein Field ISC IISemi-Final Winner Game 15 vs Pool B1
Game 20 8:00am Hobbs Field ISC IISemi-Final Winner Game 17 vs Pool A1
Game 23 12:00pm Gelein Field ISC IIChampionship

I hope to see you all at beautiful Carson Parknext weekend, and once again thanks to all the teams I have been working with!

Stu Taylor
Tournament Director
Eau Claire Classic

Pete’s Blues qualify for ToC at Kelso Klassic

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Final 24th Annual Kelso Klassic Results (14 Teams)

Sunday, June 15

SuperChief 17, Lee’s Sports 13
Belleville Stallions 10, Franny’s 1
Black & Gold 8, SuperChief 1
So. Illinois Pirates 3, Belleville Stallions 2
Vandalia 6, Pete’s Blues 4
So. Illinois Pirates 4, Black & Gold 1
Pete’s Blues 14, So. Illinois Pirates 13
Vandalia 8, Pete’s Blues 1 (TITLE)


1- Guaranteed Air Freight, 4-0
2- Pete’s Blues, 3-2 – highest finishing ISC II team
3-So. Illinois Pirates, 4-2
4-Black & Gold, 3-2
5-Belleville Stallions, 3-2
5-Oklahoma SuperChief, 4-2
7-Lee’s Sports Falcons, 2-2
7-Franny’s, 2-2
9-Kelso Fastpitch, 1-2
10-The Home Center, 2-2
11-Memphis Posse, 3-2
11-Nokomis Bud Light, 1-2
13-Jamco Transportation, 0-3
13-Memphis Dawgs, 0-3

CPI & I4C qualify for ToC

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

#6 Oswego, NY CPI did things the hard way in their home tournament with playoff wins over#4 Perkasie, PA Hoffman Rise and #9 Ottawa, ON Team Easton Thunder to nail down 1 of 2 berths to the 2008 ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Meanwhile, N/R Carp, ON I4C Victory took out #19 Glencoe, ON Astros 12-4 and then upset #7 Waterdown, ON Hammer to unexpectedly claim the second berth available this past weekend in Oswego.

For Saturday scores, click here.

Sunday games
CPI 1 Rise 0
WP: Shaun Winship LP: Ryan Cummings

Carp I4C 12 Glencoe 4
WP: Neil Cooke LP: Ian Knott

Waterdown 8 Dunkirk 0 – 5 innings
WP: Drew Hathway LP: Tim W

Team Easton 4 PA Power 1
WP: Dan Konkle, relief Jeff Murphy LP: Ryan Rutt

1PM Semi Finals
CPI 3 Team Easton 1
WP: Winship LP: Konkle

Carp 4 Waterdown 2
WP: Brooks LP: Wells

CPI & Carp split the prize money and each accepts a berth to the 2008 ISC II ToC.

NY Knights qualify for ToC via Midland qualifier

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Click here for Friday and Saturday scores

Updated at 3 pm eastern – scores courtesy Al Doran, live at Midland

WP: Dan Dumo: 1 IP, 0R, 2H, 0K, 0BB
Bill Hillhouse, 1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB
Steve Platt: 3 IP, 1R, 2H, 3K, 1BB
LP: Allen Hodge: 2.2 IP, 9R, 6H, 3K, 3BB
Richard Stevens: 2.1 IP, 3R, 5H, 0K, 3BB

Kelders 2 DC Current 1
DC Current:
WP: Whiteman: 7 IP, 2R, 2ER, 7H, 3K, 0BB
LP: Wayne Koshmiter: 7 IP, 1R, 1ER, 7H, 4K, 4BB

Playoff Round
Knights 4 Outlaws 0
NY Knights –
Duncan Outlaws:
WP: Bill Hillhouse: 7 IP, 0R, 0ER, 0H, 6K, 0BB
LP: Josh Green: 7 IP, 4R, 4ER, 9H, 5K, 1BB

Kelders 2 Priority 0
WP: Brian Whitman: 7 IP, 0R, 0ER, 3H, 10K, 1BB
LP: Duke Vanderark: 6 IP, 2R, 2ER, 7H, 6K, 1BB

NY Knights:
WP: Bill Hillhouse: 7 IP, 0R, 1H, 13K, 1BB
LP: Brian Whitman: 5 IP, 1R, 5H, 3K, 1BB
Mike Price: 2 IP, 0R, 1H, 1K, 1BB

Tournament MOST VALUABLE PITCHER: Bill Hillhouse – NY Knights

Tournament MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Bob Cameron – Kelders

NY KNIGHTS win Qualifier and berth for 2008 Tournament of Champions in Appleton, WI

Late Saturday update & Sunday Schedule from Kelso Klassic

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

With games going well into Saturday night, here are the updated scores and Sunday schedule from the Kelso Klassic in Kelso, Missouri.

Winners bracket semi-finals

Vandalia 8, S.I. Pirates 1
#31 Pete’s Blues 7, #21 Black Gold 1

Losers bracket:
Lee’s Sports 9, Memphis Posse 1 (4 innings; last pitch at 3:47 a.m.)
Altamont def. Jamco
Stallions 13, SuperChief 6
Kelso def. Posse
Franny’s def. Dawgs
SuperChief def. Jamco
Posse def. Dawgs
SuperChief def. Nokomis
Stallions def. Altamont
Franny’s def. Kelso

Sunday’s schedule- Here are the survivors

Lee’s Sports vs. SuperChief, 9 a.m.
Belleville Stallions vs. Franny’s, 9 a.m.
SuperChief/Lee’s Sports winner vs. Black Gold, 10:30
Stallions/Franny’s winner vs. Pirates, 10:30
Vandalia vs. Pete’s Blues, noon (winners bracket final)
elimination games then at noon and 1:30 with first title game at 3:00

The highest finishing ISC II team will receive a berth to the 2008 ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Scores courtesy of Jeffery Profitt, Illinois Forum

Oswego, NY Qualifier

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

CPI qaulifier
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The rains came at 3 pm Saturday. Results with Sunday schedule.

Pool A
1A Waterdown Hammer 2 – 0 vs 4D Dunkirk Falcons 0 – 2
2A CPI 1-1 vs 3B Hoffman Rise 1-1
3A Carp I4C 1-1 vs 2B Glencoe Astros 1-1
4A PA Power 0-2 vs 1B Ottawa Team Easton Thunder 2-0

Games will begin at 9am Sunday and should finish up by 5 PM. I will try to get this updated as the day goes on.

Game Results

#6 CPI 3
#20 PA Power 1
WP Winship LP Rutt

#9 Team Easton 3
#22 Glencoe 0
WP Konkle LP Merdon

#7 Waterdown 4
N/R Carp I4C 3
WP Wells LP Brooks

#4 Rise 15
N/R Dunkirk 2
WP Vogel LP ???

Waterdown 6
WP Hurst LP Samson

Team Easton 4
Rise 2
WP Konkle LP Cummings

Play stopped due to rain

Glencoe 10
Dunkirk 1

Carp I4C 5
PA Power 4

Sunday games based on seedings after two games
CPI vs Rise
Carp I4C vs Glencoe

Waterdown vs Dunkirk
Team Easton vs PA Power

1PM Semi Finals

3PM Championship Final with consolation
game for second ToC berth if necessary

Knights remain unbeaten at Midland qualifier

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

#3 New York Knights were 2-0 through Saturday evening at the Midland qualifier and on track to secure a berth to the 2008 ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Following are all ISC II scores from the tournament, courtesy of Al Doran who is on site.

Twisters vs #29 Priority Mortgage: 9:30pm Friday
Twisters 4 Priority 3
WP: Engle: 7 IP, 3R, 7H, 5K, 2BB
LP: Vanderark: 6.1 IP, 4R, 5H, 4K

DC Current vs Knights – 8am Saturday
Knights 4 DC Current 1
DC Current:
WP: Duemo 7 IP 1R, 5H, 9K, 1BB
LP: Mike Huppert: 6 IP, 4R, 6H, 2K, 2BB

Kelders vs Duncan – 8am Saturday
Kelders 3 Duncan 1
WP: Brian Whitman: 7 IP, 1R, 1ER, 1H, 10K, 4BB
C: Tony Schneider
LP: Allen Hodge: 7 IP, 3R, 3ER, 6H, 3K, 2BB
C: Jeff Brown
Mike Meemstra had 2 hits and an RBI
Chad Pleness had a home run

Priority vs Kelders – 10am Saturday
Priority 3 Kelders 1
WP: Duke Vanerark: 7 IP, 1R, 1ER, 5H, 2K, 1BB
C: D. Colman
LP: M. Price: 6 IP, 3R, 3ER, 6H, 3K, 2BB
C: Tony Schneider

Twisters vs DC Current
DC Current 5 Twisters 1
DC Current:

Duncan vs Priority – noon Saturday
Duncan 9 Priority 0
WP: Josh Grey: 5 IP, 0R, 0ER, 2H, 6K, 1BB
LP: Mike Crupper: 5 IP, 9R, 6ER, 9H, 1K, 2BB

Duncan 11 Twisters 4
Twisters: 0.0..
WP: B. Charbot: 7 IP, 4R, 4ER, 8H, 9K, 0BB
LP: Ryan Nicules: 6 IP, 8 R, 8ER, 9H, 8K, 1BB
Greg Wright: 1 IP, 2R, 2ER, 3H, 1K, 0BB
home run for B Gaglar
Home run for T. Smert
Home run for Ostoski

Knights 3 Kelders 0 – Dan Duemo – NO HITTER
NY Nights:
WP: Dan Duemo: 7 IP, 0R, 0H, 10K
LP: Whitman: 7IP, 3R, 7H, 6K 1BB

Priority 4 DC Current 2
DC Current:

Knights 8 Twisters 0
NY Knights:
WP: Bill Hillhouse: 5 IP, 0R, 0ER, 1H, 11K, 1BB
LP: Rick Engle: 5 IP, 7R, 7ER, 6H, 2K, 2BB
Greg Wright: 1 IP, 1R, 1ER, 2H, 1K
Josh Roziuh hit 2 home runs, 5 RBI
Dave Simon home run, 2 RBI

Sunday games
Game 28
8:30 am
Duncan Outlaws
NY Knights

Game 29
8:30 am
DC Current

Game 32
10:30 am
ISC II: 1 Seed
ISC II: 4 Seed

Game 33
10:30 am
ISC II: 2 Seed
ISC II: 3 Seed

Game 34
12:30 pm
Winner 32
Winner 33

Saturday update on Kelso Klassic

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Scores courtesy of Jeffery Profitt, Illinois Forum

Rain continues to plague the Kelso Klassic as they are about 2 hours behind schedule.

Game 2- Nokomis Bud Light 15, Okla. Superchief 7
Game 5-#21 Black/Gold 2, Franny’s 1
Game 6- Altamont Home Center 11, Memphis Dawgs 3
Game 3- #23 Memphis Posse 8, Belleville Stallions 1
Game 9- Vandalia 7, Memphis Posse 3
Game 10-#31 Pete’s Blues def. Altamont
Game 7-So. Ill. Pirates def. Nokomis
Game 8- Black/Gold 6, Lee’s Sports 2
Game 12- Belleville Stallions 13, Superchief 6

Saturday evening games:
Winners bracket
So. Ill. Pirates vs. Vandalia, 8:30
Black/Gold vs. Pete’s Blues, 10:00

Losers bracket:
Stallions vs. Jamco/Altamont winner, 4:00
Kelso vs. Posse, 5:30
Franny’s vs. Dawgs, 5:30
Superchief vs. Altamont/Jamco loser, 7:00
Kelso/Posse loser vs. Franny’s/Dawgs loser, 8:30
Kelso/Posse winner vs. Franny’s/Dawgs winner, 10:00
Nokomis vs. Superchief, Altamont or Jamco, 11:30
Lee’s Sports vs. Kelso, Posse, Franny’s or Dawgs, 11:30