Archive for February, 2009

ISC II MVP Marcus Tan and Ty McKinney named to Team USA!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Congratulations to 2008 ISC II MVP Marcus Tan and Ashland Stock Pack’s Ty McKinney on being named to Team USA.

Marcus was asked to attend the USA national team tryout camp last fall on the heels of his knockout MVP performance at the ToC in Appleton with the champion California LumberKings and was one of the final two members named to the team today.

Also named to the team was Ashland Stock Pack’s Ty McKinney. McKinney, who had been out of the game for two years, made a successful comeback in 2008, helping to lead Ashland to a 5th place finish in Appleton.

“I believe the two new additions offer us an opportunity to grow the program in a positive direction,” said USA head coach Pete Turner. “It also shows that our committee continues to lookfor new talent that can help us compete now and in the future.”

On behalf of everyone in the ISC II program, congratulations and best wishes to Marcus and Ty with Team USA at the ISF World Championship in Saskatoon this summer.

Official ISC II photographer Maddy Flanagan was on hand to capture the Team USA tryout camp action last fall as about 30 hopefuls gathered prior to the team being selected.

Marcus 1
Marcus 2
Marcus 3
Ty 1

Click here for the complete photo set.

2009 Canada East ISC Home League Program

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

ISC Canada East VP Blair Setford is asking for Ontario men’s fastball leagues to confirm their affiliation with the Ontario ISC Home League Program for the 2009 season.

Affiliation enables a league to send a representative to the 2009 Ontario Challenge Cup or the 2009 Challenge Cup East (details below).

Each tournament will provide the winner with a berth in the 2010 ISC II Tournament of Champions.

For further information, please contact

Blair Setford
ISC Canada East VP
Joe Todd
ISC Regional Commissioner

2009 Ontario Challenge Cup ISC II Qualifier
September 18-20 – Stratford, ON
Berths: 1 2010 ISC II ToC berth to winner – Canada East teams only
Format: Double-knockout
Entry fee and deadline: $225 CDN – August 31, 2009
Local contact: Murray Patterson –
ISC contact: Joe Todd –

2009 Challenge Cup East ISC II Qualifier
September 18-20 – McNab/Braeside, ON
Berths: 1 2010 ISC II ToC berth to winner – Canada East teams only
Format: Double-knockout
Entry fee and deadline: $225 CDN – August 31, 2009
Local contact: Harold MacMillan –
ISC contact: Blair Setford – – 905-826-2697
UIC: Sal Gara – (tentative)

ISC II Eligibility Updates

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The ISC has updated the ISC II Eligibility Page on the ISC website here.

Also, the ISC II Ineligible Pitchers List has been updated – click here for the list.

ISC II photos from 2009 AAU

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Maddy Flanagan has posted her galleries from the 2009 AAU International Tournament, held January 23-25, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. It marked the sixth consecutive year that she has traveled to Orlando to shoot the tournament for the AAU. Click the logo above to see the entire gallery.

ISC II photos:
Ashland, OH Stock Pack
Ty McKinney, 2
With BPR’s Jim Flanagan and Kyle Smith
Gregg Garrity
Gregg Garrity
Gregg Garrity
Joe Hineline
Joe Hineline
Frank Rogers
Steve Horning
Steve Horning
Kyle Beane, not ISC II, but a friend of the TD
Kyle Beane
Kyle Beane
Nick McCurry and Frank Rogers
Shane Flinner
Jason Whiteley

Dundas, ON CPI/ADS
Jeff Lane steals a base 1, 2, 3
Mike Cutro
Shaun Winship 1, 2, 3
Winship & Mark McCallum
Jason Smith
Mike Sorzickas 1, 2, 3

New York, NY Gremlin Knights
Bill Hillhouse
Bryan Newton
Chad McConnell
Derek Pukash

Elmira, ON Advance Millwrights

Casey Halstead 1, 2, 3
Danny Martin

Niagara Falls, ON Fury
Jeff Wilson (he’s not ISC II, but a friend of TD)
Mark Korten (left) and umpire Doug Cundell
Craig Smith

Kenosha, WI Earl’s Club
Paul Skora

ToC Umpire Gary Kipfer
Paul McCart
Dave Drotzmann 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Drotzmann (right) & Jason Porto