Archive for July, 2008

Brewers & Outlaws in Ponsonby

Friday, July 11th, 2008

#12 Elora Wellington Brewers and #13 Kitchener Outlaws headline the field at the annual Tom Rider Memorial Ponsonby tournament this weekend.

For the schedule, click here.

Gil Read Memorial Tournament – Ottawa, ON

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Editor’s Note: Great post below from our good friend Adam Brown of Fitzroy Harbour. Note the name of the winning pitcher for Team Easton on Sunday … none other than ISC II strikeout king Corey Costello. Is Costello making the trip to Appleton with Team Easton? No one knows for sure, but he is on the roster.

Beautiful weather, a great venue, and a superbly run tournament were in store for the eight fastball teams that attended the 1st annual Gil Read Memorial Fastball Tournament in Ottawa Ontario on July 4th-6th 2008.

The Carp team, sponsored by I4C Consulting and normally playing under the name “I4C Victory”, entered the tournament as the “I4C Pirates” and wore yellow and black “PIRATES” jerseys as a tribute to Gil Read. Gil coached several of the Carp players during their younger days with the Kanata Pirates minor softball team. Carp was without many of its regular players for the weekend, but picked up some local players to fill the holes, including two former Kanata Pirates in Tony MacDonald and Chris Read. The starting infield for Carp’s Friday evening game consisted of five players who grew up playing together and learning the game from Gil Read.

In the round-robin portion of the tournament, Carp finished 2nd in their pool with wins over the Greely DNTW Eagles and Ed Taylor’s Team and a loss to a combined Fitzroy/Manotick squad playing as Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric.

In the quarter finals, Carp defeated the Kingston Cobras midget squad and then avenged their loss to Fitzroy with a win in the semi-finals. That set up a final against the #6 ranked Team Easton Thunder, who added former national team member Jeff Seed and ace pitcher Cory Costello to their roster for the weekend. In the end, Easton prevailed by a score of 4-1, but were it not for some outstanding defensive plays by Easton’s shortstop Pat O’Connor and outfielders Dave Tubman and Cory Morrison to snuff out some Carp rallies, the score could have been much different.

Offensively, Costello and Seed led the way for Easton, with Costello driving in three of Easton’s four runs. Costello also pitched and earned the win with relief from Dan Bradley. Neil Cooke went the distance in a losing cause for Carp.


Au Sable Forks, NY Tournament Schedule

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

46th Au Sable Forks, NY Fast Pitch Schedule
July 11-13, 2008

Pool A



Friday July 11th
7PM C.P.I. VS Au Sable Dental
9PM Gordon Oil VS Ottawa Blitz

Saturday July 12
Field #1
9am Team Quebec Midgets VS Knoxville
10:30 C.P.I. VS I4C Victory
12:00 Team Quebec Midgets VS Au Sable Dental
1:30 Gordon Oil VS Donnacona Blue Sox
3:00 I4C Victory VS Au Sable Dental
4:30 Gordon Oil VS Team Quebec Juniors
6:30 Knoxville VS I4C Victory
8:00 Donnacona Blue Sox VS Razzano¢s Trucking
Field #2
9:30 Team Quebec Juniors VS Donnacona Blue Sox
11:00 Gordon Oil VS Razzano¢s Trucking
12:30 Team Quebec Juniors VS Ottawa Blitz
2:00 C.P.I. VS Knoxville
3:30 Razzano¢s Trucking VS Ottawa Blitz
5:00 C.P.I. VS Team Quebec Midgets

Sunday July 13
Field #1
9am Team Quebec Juniors VS Razzano¢s Trucking
10:30 Donnacona Blue Sox VS Ottawa Blitz

Field #2
9:30 Team Quebec Midgets VS I4C Victory
11:00 Knoxville VS Au Sable Dental

Field #1
1:00 Team #1 Pool A VS Team #2 Pool B
3:00 Team #1 Pool B VS Team #2 Pool A
5:00 Championship

Thanks Tom O’Neill Team Director

#5 Ashland Stockpack among the field in Pete Schwab Tournament

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Pete Schwab Memorial Fastpitch Tournament Preview — July 11-13, 2008

Preparations are all set for this weekend’s Pete Schwab Memorial Tournament in Frankenmuth, MI. Round robin games begin on Friday night and continue through Saturday with playoffs scheduled for Sunday. Games will be played in Frankenmuth’s Heritage Park.

The following (18) teams from across Michigan, Ontario, Ohio, and Indiana are entered:

Up to Date Painting (Millington, MI)
Tiffany’s (Frankenmuth, MI)
Twisters (Roscommon, MI)
Carey Allstate (Midland, MI)
Duncan Outlaws (Elkhart, IN)
Wabash Fast Pitch (Wabash, IN)
DC Current (Bremen, IN)
Ashland Mets (Ashland, OH)
#5 Ashland Stockpack (Ashland, OH)
Alvinston Indians (Alvinston, ON)
HBC Lightning (Marshall, MI)
Homer Fastpitch (Homer, MI)
Kelders (Ludington, MI)
Blues (Hastings, MI)
Priority Mortgage (Grand Rapids, MI)
Goshen Gators (Goshen, IN)
B.C.C.I. (St. Helen, MI)
Jack Daniels (Columbus, OH)

The tournament starts on Friday night with the following matchups:

Tiffany’s vs. B.C.C.I
Twisters vs. HBC Lightning
Homer Fastpitch vs. Carey Allstate
Up to Date Painting vs. Ashland Mets
Ashland Stockpack vs. Priority Mortgage

One of the finest blue crews possible (led by UIC Jeff Yorke) will be also be in attendance.

We are looking forward to a great weekend and are planning to provide updates over the weekend.

David Lach
Up to Date Painting Fastpitc

#3 TNT take Allentown title in rain-shortened event

Monday, July 7th, 2008

#2 Knights and #9 Keating’s finish tied for second

The NY Knights competed in the rain shortened Allentown , PA 4th of July tournament this past weekend. Due to the bad weather all games were reduced to 5 innings. The Knights were tied with Keatings in the bottom of the second inning 6-6 when the heavy rain came and ended the event.

TNT was declared the winner as the only undefeated team and the Knights and Keatings tied for 2nd place.

The Knights overall season record now stands at 18-4-1. Bill Hillhouse and Darren Rea pitched for the Knights who were without pitchers Dan Duemo and Craig Pidcock.

Double Elim Format
Knights received a first round bye getting the winner of Keatings vs Ormrod

Game 1

Keatings 0 0 0 0 0 x x – 0 3 0
Knights 3 0 0 0 x x x – 3 4 0

WP – Rea 5 IP, 0R, 3 H, 6 K, 2BB
LP – Garrity 4 IP, 3R, 4 H, 5 K, 3BB

The Knights jumped on Keatings starter Greg Garrity for 3 first inning runs lead be Steve Price’s 2 run HR and Chad McConnell’s RBI single.

Game 2

Knights 4 0 0 0 0 x x – 4 5 2
TNT 0 0 0 2 3 x x – 5 3 1

WP – Tracy 5 IP, 4R, 5 H, 4 K, 1BB
LP – Hillhouse 4.2 IP, 5R, 3 H, 8 K, 2BB

The Knights had 4 straight hits off TNT starter Jeremy Tracy capped by a long 3 run HR by John Rozich. Tracy settled in and only allowed 1 hit through the final 4 innings. Knights starter Bill Hillhouse was in command through the first 3 innings and only allowed 3 hits for the game but TNT made those hits count with a long double and 2 Home Runs in the final 2 innings to come from behind for the victory. TNT’s Jay Herr struck the final blow with a walk off HR in the bottom of the 5th.

Game 3

Keatings 3 3 x x x x x – 6 6 0
Knights 6 x x x x x x – 6 4 0

Knights – Rea 1 IP, 6R, 5 H, 1K, 3BB
Hillhouse 1 IP, 0R, 1 H, 2K, 1BB
Keatings – Garrity 1/3 IP, 6R, 4 H, 0 K, 4BB
Hertzler 2/3 IP, 0R, 0 H, 0 K, 1BB

The Knights continued the trend of scoring in the first inning getting 6 runs in the bottom of the first answering the 3 runs Keatings had put up in the top of the inning. Keatings scored 3 more to tie it up off starter Darren Rea before Hillhouse came in to retire Keatings in the second. The Knights were batting in the 2nd inning when the game and tournament was called due to rain.

Although the weather put a damper on the weekend and limited the Knights to 10 offensive innings the team was able to put up 13 first inning runs off the high caliber pitching we faced in the shortened event.

The Knights are off until the final weekend of the MAFTL July 25-27 in Lancaster , PA.

Gregg Leather

#8 Hoffman Rise grab final US East ToC berth

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

I am posting this from a friends home in Palmer, PA. The final berth from the Eastern USA region was up for grabs in the Allentown Patriots July 4th Classic Tournament. Their were seven (7) teams entered. Five (5) of the teams have made it their goal to play in the ISC ToC in Appleton, WI.. Three of the teams (NY KNIGHTS, LEBANON TNT & KEATING FITNESS) have already qualified. The tournament was set up as a double elimination tournament with a three game guarantee.

The game at 10:30 AM Friday (July 4) between Hoffman Rise and PA Power was for the berth to the 2008 ISC II ToC in Appleton. There was a big storm Thursday evening and the first game of the Tournament on Thursday evening was postponed. In the first game Friday morning, Lebanon TNT of Lebanon, PA beat ADCO Tool Shed of NY 3-0. In about
the 7th inning of that game it started drizzling.

The game between Hoffman Rise and PA Power started in a steady drizzle. The starting pitchers were Ryan Cummings for the Rise and Ryan Rutt for PA Power. Both teams went scoreless in the first inning. In the top of the second inning, Andy Sabo had a RBI single to drive in Johnny Hurst to give the Rise a 1-0 lead. In the top of the third inning Matt Daly walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a RBI single by Stevie Moore. Cummings pitched out of jams in both the second and third innings to keep the score at 2-0.

In the top of the fifth for the Rise, Matt Daly singled, Brian Miller walked and then Stevie Moore hit a three run homerun to dead center field to make the score 5-0. Cummings shut down PA Power in the 4th and 5th innings . In the top of the 6th inning the skies opened up and the field was hit with a deluge. With the weather forecast calling for off and on rain for the remainder of the weekend and after some discussion with representatives of the two teams it was decided that if this game can
not be continued, it will be considered a legal game and Hoffman Rise will be awarded the berth to the 2008 ISC II ToC that was available through this tournament. At this time it appears somewhat unlikely that the tournament will be able to continue.

Bill Howell
ISC Eastern USA VP

#38 Bulyea Rustlers win Camrose Senior B Tournament.

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Bulyea Rustlers 7
Calgary Rangers 1

Bulyea Rustlers 7
Edmonton Reds 0

Bulyea Rustlers 9
86ers 1

Bulyea Rustlers 8
Clear Prairie 7

Bulyea Rustlers 9
Edmonton Reds 3

Bulyea Rustlers 7
Calgary Rangers 6


Colin McLeod

Roster deadlines for teams in 2008 ISC II ToC

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Congratulations on qualifying for the 2008 ISC II Tournament of Champions!

With the field of teams that we have this year, I have no doubt that this will be the most competitive and fiercely contested ISC II championship yet.

The first deadline for rosters is July 15. This is for the Kimberly & Appleton tournament program.

Hopefully, each of you has saved the original roster you submitted on or around May 1. If so, simply insert any changes, additions, etc onto your saved copy (a blank copy is attached if you are starting over) and send it to ALL of the following email addresses:

Please try to include each player’s home town and uniform number. Also, it is very helpful to the Host Committee if you can place player family names in the far right column so they can pre-stuff team packets with the proper number of tournament passes for players, wives and children.

Again, your July 15 roster submission will be used in printing team rosters in the tournament program. If revised rosters are not received by the time they print the program, they will have to use the information submitted in May.

The final deadline for rosters is August 4. Any changes must be made by that date and should be sent to all of the above emails.

The schedule will be available in mid to late July and you will receive a copy by email.

Some other details to keep in mind as you are making your travel plans.

The host hotel is the Settle Inn in Appleton. Registration will take place at the Settle Inn from 7 pm to 8 pm on Saturday August 9. The mandatory manager meeting will also take place at the Settle Inn starting at 8 pm on Saturday August 9. Please ensure you have a team representative at both.

There is a list of additional hotels in the area at this link.

Hertz Rental Cars has a special available for teams in the ISC tournaments. The contact info is below. You must mention the ISC World Tournament to get a 30% discount for the week.
497 County Highway CB
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 739-4323
(920) 739-4774
(920) 739-5133 – Fax

If you have any questions about the ToC, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to seeing everyone in Appleton!


Blair Setford
ISC II Commissioner
ISC Canada East VP

Scarborough Jrs win Wyevale tournament

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Elmvale, ON

After going 1-2 in Round Robin play, and pulling out a victory in the tie breaker game just to get the final playoff spot on Sunday, the Scarborough Wolverines grew stronger as Sunday progress and they reeled off 3 straight wins culminating with a convincing 10-2 victory in the final over the Port Elgin Blue Devils.

Game P1
Port Elgin – 9
Kitchener – 1
WP – Hamilton
LP – Ross

Game P2 (8 Innings)
Scarborough – 3
Wyevale – 2
WP – Leahy
LP – Giffen

Game P3
Port Elgin – 1
Elmira – 0
WP – Ketchell (Save Christie)
LP – Martin
(A well played game by both squads. Chances to score on both sides, but the pitching got the big outs when they needed to)

Game P4
Scarborough – 2
Minesing – 0
WP – Skelton
LP – Follings

Game P5
Scarborough – 10
Port Elgin – 2
WP – Leahy
LP – Fawcett

Congrats to Scarborough for taking the championship with 4 straight victories in sudden death games, and also congrats to Port Elgin for having another fine weekend and defending their title well.

Special thanks to Doug Cundall and his blue crew who did a great job all weekend, and were able to work around the schedule changes that were required due to the rain we got.

Mike Kelly