Archive for May, 2009

Sun Valley, CA A-1 Rude Pac

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Editor’s Note: Rude Pac made their ISC II debut in 2008, going 4-2 to finish in the top 10. The “third” team from California earned a ton of respect and enter the 2009 season with an upgraded lineup and a #6 preseason ranking.

A1-Rude Pac Roster for 2009

Javier Fierro – INF
Paul Reyes – INF
Ruben Lopez – INF
Jeremy Rooney – INF
John Pruneda – INF
Josh Tisdale – INF
Dean Waltier – INF/OF
Dave Carlton – INF/OF
Bryon Wells – C/INF
Daniel Frisbee – C
Keith Herbster – C
Rob Penticoff – OF
Scott Pulcifer – OF
Ron Mizener – OF
Matt Barnes – P
Doug Sleep – P
Ed Gasper – P
Gearld Pyle – P
Panfilo Valdez – P

MGR – Rudy Montanez
Coach – Bob Piddock
Coach – Jose Hernande

Mid-Atlantic Travel League kicks off this weekend

Friday, May 15th, 2009

The Mid-Atlantic Fastpitch Travel League, one of the oldest travel leagues in the ISC, kicks off it’s 2009 season at Garrett Park in Lancaster, PA with the first of three weekends.

Garrett Park

Headlining the league is the ISC #13 New York, NY Gremlins, who finished tied for third in last year’s ToC as the NY Knights before making the jump to the World Tournament. Among the ISC II contenders are #7 Reading, PA Hoffman Rise, #22 Wilkes-Barre, PA Keating’s Fitness, #27 Staten Island, NY Adco Electric, #35 Ephrata, PA Pennsylvania Power and #37 USA Maccabi (whose east coast players are in the league).

Gm 1 KCC vs PA Power
Gm 2 NY Gremlins vs Hoffman Rise
Gm 3 Keatings vs Peninsula
Gm 4 ADCO vs Maccabi USA
Gm 5 KCC vs NY Gremlins
Gm 6 Peninsula vs Maccabi USA
Gm 7 Keatings vs ADCO
Gm 8 PA Power vs Hoffman Rise
Gm 9 Hoffman Rise vs Peninsula
Gm 10 NY Gremlins vs Keatings
Gm 11 PA Power vs Maccabi USA
Gm 12 KCC vs ADCO

#1 Ashland, OH Stock Pack headlines field at Twisters Shootout

Friday, May 15th, 2009

An outstanding field of 20 teams will be on hand for the Twisters Memorial Weekend Shootout to be played at Veterans Memorial Park in Bay City, MI.

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ISC II #1 Ashland Stockpack (Ohio)
ISC #10 Midland Explorers (Michigan)
Michigan Twisters (Michigan)
HBC Lightning (Michigan)
Duncan Outlaws (Indiana)
ISC #23 Ashland Mets (Ohio)
The Blues (Michigan)
Goshen Gators (Indiana)
Kelders Poured Walls (Michigan)
Up-To-Date Painting (Michigan)
ISC II #39 Marquette Fence (Michigan)
Tiffanys (Michigan)
Jack Daniels Fastpitch (Ohio)
Moose Lodge (Michigan)
Jack-N-Does Fastpitch (Ohio)
BCCI (Michigan)
Cary Allstate (Michigan)
The Buzz (Michigan)
Gillies (Michigan)
Westerville Capitals (Ohio)

Twister Shootout Bracket
(C) Gillies vs. UTD
(D) Buzz vs. Allstate
(E) BCCI vs. Tiffianys
(F) Twisters vs. Moose Lodge

(C) Duncan Outlaws vs. HBC Lightning
(D) Mets vs. Blues
(E) Stockpack vs. Kelders
(F) Explorers vs. Goshen

(C) Jack Daniels vs. Moose Lodge
(D) Capitals vs. UTD
(E) Buzz vs. Marquette Fence
(F) Jack-N-Does vs. Tiffianys

(C) Allstate vs. Kelders
(D) Twisters vs. Goshen
(E) Mets vs. Gillies
(F) HBC vs. BCCI

(C) Duncan vs. Tiffianys
(D) Stockpack vs. Buzz
(E) Explorers vs. Jack Daniels
(F) Capitals vs. Blues

(C) Fence vs. Kelders
(D) Goshen vs. Moose
(E) Mets vs. UTD
(F) Jack-N-Does vs. HBC

(C) Twisters vs. Explorers
(D) Blues vs. Gillies
(E) Outlaws vs. BCCI
(F) Stockpack vs. Allstate

(C) Twisters vs. Jack Daniels
(D) HBC vs. Tiffianys
(E) Kelders vs. Buzz
(F) Mets vs. Capitals

(C) Stockpack vs. Fence
(D) Explorers vs Moose
(E) Outlaws vs. Jack-N-Does
(F) Blues vs. UTD

(C) Jack-N-Does vs. BCCI
(D) Capitals vs. Gillies
(E) Jack Daniels vs. Goshen
(F) Fence vs. Allstate

(C) B1 vs. R2 (Game 41)
(D) O1 vs. G2 (Game 42)
(E) G1 vs. O2 (Game 43)
(F) R1 vs. B2 (Game 44)

(C) Winners of games 42 and 44 (Game 45)
(D) Winners of games 41 and 43 (Game 46)

Championship Game
(W) G45 vs. (W) G46

Schedule set for St. Clements Tournament

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Seven ranked ISC II teams will take to the field May 22-24 for the annual St. Clements tournament just outside Kitchener, including host team #5 ranked Kitchener Outlaws, who finished second at the Millgrove Early Bird last weekend.

Also on hand are #10 Elmira Expos (tied for third in Millgrove) and #11 Port Elgin Blue Devils. Making their tournament debut are the #13 Wellington Sox, formed out of the merger between two-time ToC champions Harriston Mercurys and Elora Wellington Brewers.

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Gm 1 Fri 6:50 pm Kitchener Classics vs #5 Kitchener Outlaws
Gm 2 Fri 8:30 pm Mississauga Angels vs #40 Mitchell Mets
Gm 3 Fri 7:00 pm Mitchell Chiefs vs #26 Shakespeare Falcons
Gm 4 Fri 8:30 pm #13 Wellington Sox vs Linwood Jrs
Gm 5 Fri 7:00 pm #10 Elmira Expos vs Waterloo Jrs
Gm 6 Sat 9:30 am Morpeth Magic vs Oshawa B’s
Gm 7 Sat 9:30 am #11 Port Elgin Blue Devils vs Fisherville A’s
Gm 8 Sat 9:30 am #31 Alvinston Indians vs Napanee Express

Games continue all day Saturday with the A, B & C division finals scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday.

Rough start for #25 Wyevale, ON Tribe

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

The Owen Sound Jrs marched into Elmvale on a cool Tuesday evening and handed the home side Wyevale Tribe a couple of large helpings of humble pie in Canada East Travel League action. The Jrs mercied Wyevale in both halves of the double dip (15-2 & 8-1). The story on this night unfortunately was the inability of the Wyevale pitching staff to command the strikezone. A total of 27 free passes issued by 4 different pitchers for Wyevale on this night. Matt Kuhl picked one of the few pitches that actually made it accross the plate and deposited over the centre field fence for a Grand Slam in Game #1. In the 2nd game Dustin Veenhof tossed a 3 hitter to grab the win. Owen Sound played sparkling defense in both games, and did what they needed to do to bury the Tribe.

Game 1 details
Game 2 details

Both Wyevale and Owen Sound are in action again on May 23rd.

Wyevale hosts ISC #6 Jarvis Gamblers, while Owen Sound hosts ISC II #4 Palermo Athletics.

Michael Kelly
Wyevale Tribe

#1 Ashland, OH Stock Pack reach finals in Cold Water, MI

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

From Al’s Fastball

Coldwater Early Bird Tournament Results
Coldwater, MI

The annual Early Bird tournament was held this weekend at Waterworks Park in Coldwater, MI. The Coldwater Softball Association runs this tournament every year as a fundraiser for it’s men’s fast pitch league.. The league will have seven teams in it this year and other information can be found at The Lightning (Marshall, MI) and Bernie’s (Homer, MI) are also hoping to arrange another exhibition double header with the Argentina National Team on June 10th at Waterworks Park in Coldwater.

Here are the results from this weekend:

1. Lightning (Marshall, MI) 4-0 (formerly HBC Lightning & Rice Creek Lightning)
2. Stock Pack (Ashland, OH) 4-2
3. Blues (Hastings, MI) 2-2
4. Duncan Outlaws (Elkhart, IN) 2-2
5. Goshen Gators (Goshen, IN) 1-2
5. Bernie’s / R/T Boring (Homer, MI) 1-2
7. Tri-County (Springport, MI) 0-2
7. DC Current (Bremen, IN) 0-2

Game 14 (Championship)
Lightning 5 (9 innings)
Stock Pack 4
WP- Sean Kelly 7H 7K 2BB
LP- Ty McKinney 8H 9K 1BB
Notes: Game was tied at 1 after seven innings. Both teams scored 1 run using international tie breaker in the 8th inning. Ashland took a 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth. Lightning won the game with a 3 run walk-off HR with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth.
HR- J.Whitely (Stock Pack), S. Kelly (Lightning)

Game 13
Stock Pack 4
Blues 2
WP- Ty McKinney 3H 11K 3BB
LP- Ryan Nichols 5H 6K 5BB
HR- R. Nichols (Blues), S. Flinner (Stock Pack)

Game 12
Stock Pack 9
Outlaws 6
WP- Jim Yates 8H 8K 3BB
LP- Josh Gray
HR- S. Flinner 2 (Stock Pack)

Game 11
Lightning 3
Blues 2
WP- Jeff Lovell 6IP 4H 4K 2BB S- Sean Kelly 1IP 0H 2K
LP- Ryan Nichols 7H 9K 3BB
HR- B. Skirka (Lightning)

Game 10
Outlaws 10 (6 innings)
Goshen 3
WP- Lane Bender 4H 7K 1BB
LP- Darren Miller relieved by Browning Chabot
HR- M. Bralick (Goshen), J. Cobb 2 (Outlaws), J. Brown (Outlaws)

Game 9
Stock Pack 8 (5 innings)
Bernie’s 1
WP- Ty McKinney 4H 13K 0BB
LP- Jeff Graff 10H 5K 1BB

Game 8
Blues 4 (8 innings)
Outlaws 3
WP- Ryan Nichols 7H 12K 2BB
LP- Allen Hodge in relief of Lane Bender and Tim Murphy
Notes: Game was tied at 3 after 7 innings. The Outlaws were unable to score in the top of the 8th. The Blues bunted Jared Nichols over to 3rd base and he scored in a close play at the plate on a ground ball to the shortstop.
HR- T. Smart (Outlaws)

Game 7
Lightning 5 (11 innings)
Bernie’s 4
WP- Sean Kelly 4H 19K 5BB
LP- Bryan Boyd 7H 16K 1BB
Notes: Game was tied at 1 after 7 innings. Both teams scored 2 runs in the 10th inning and Brian Skirka hit a 2 run home run in the top of the 11th inning for the Lightning.
HR- B. Skirka (Lightning), S. Myers (Bernie’s), D. Sherman (Bernie’s)

Game 6
Stock Pack 10
DC Current 5
WP- Jim Yates in relief of Rick Plangger
LP- Aaron Eckman 10H 3K 3BB
HR- T. Urban 2 (Stock Pack), B. Webb (Stock Pack), S. Flinner 2 (Stock Pack)

Game 5
Goshen 10
Tri-County 7
WP- Browning Chabot 6H 8K 1BB
LP- Derek Benden 8H 6K 4BB
Notes: Goshen needed 1 run in the bottom of the 6th inning to avoid the mercy rule and they ended up scoring all ten runs that inning.. They had 1 hit in the game up to that point.
HR- C. Kregal (Tri-County)

Game 4
Outlaws 6
Stock Pack 2
WP- Josh Gray 4H 10K 4BB
LP- Ty McKinney, relieved by Jim Yates
HR- T. Smart (Outlaws)

Game 3
Blues 1
DC Current 0
WP- Ryan Nichols 2H 16K 1BB
LP- Mike Huppert 3H 6K 1BB
Notes: Only run of the game scored on a sac fly by John Ouendag in the bottom of the 5th inning.

Game 2
Bernie’s 3
Tri-County 1
WP- Shannon Damron 5IP 1H 6K 1BB S- Bryan Boyd 2IP 0H 4K 1BB
LP- Doug Sleep 5H 8K 0BB
HR- J. Sherman (Bernie’s)

Game 1
Lightning 8 (6 innings)
Goshen 0
WP- Sean Kelly 2H 10K 1BB
LP- Wayne Koshmider 9H 7K 1BB

Most Valuable Pitcher
Sean Kelly (Lightning) 3-0 27IP 13H 8R 38K

Most Valuable Hitter
Brian Skirka (Lightning) 3HR, 2B, 5RBI


Sean Kelly
Coldwater Softball Association & Lightning Fast Pitch

#18 St. Paul, MN ASB-Villard Roster and Schedule

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Villard, Minnesota

General manager Dave Dziengel is pleased to announce the upcoming schedule and team members for the 2009 ASB-Villard men’s fastpitch season.

ASB will be starting their 41st year of competitive men’s fastpitch softball and are looking to improve on their 48-10 record in 2008. With their first place finish in West St. Paul last year ASB has accepted a bid to attend the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Rock Island, Illinois.

New players added this year are Charlie Rambow, Nathanial Albers, and Jason Iuli.

In league play ASB-Villard will be competing in the always tough Freeport Select league, Freeport, Minnesota and also in the West St. Paul league in West St. Paul, Minnesota.

Before the season starts we would like to thank long time booster Larry Zavadil of American Solutions for Business in Glenwood, Minnesota for his long time and continued support of fastpitch softball in Minnesota. We would also like to thank Brett Breshnahan for the construction and upkeep of our team’s website. Look for the Villard website to be updated early next week.

2009 ASB-Villard Roster

1 Zach Goring INF Minnesota
2 Joel Cooley P Minnesota
3 Andy Dziengel OF Minnesota
4 Jason Iuli P Minnesota
7 Josh Albers UTL Minnesota
8 Dave Reiter SS Minnesota
10 Jack Rowan OF/1ST Minnesota
11 Nathanial Albers UTL Minnesota
13 Jeff Schoeberl P/OF Minnesota
14 Shawn Reiter OF Minnesota
15 Kevin Bahn OF Minnesota
16 Dave Dziengel P Minnesota
17 Tom Schoberl C Minnesota
18 Charlie Rambow OF Minnesota
19 Jeff Henery 3rd Minnesota

MGR Dave Dziengel
Coach “Black” Jack Rowan

2009 Tournaments

June 20-21 Rice Lake, WI
June 27-28 Eau Clare, WI
July 11-12 Waverly, Mn
July 24-25 West St. Paul, Mn
July 30-31Freeport, Mn
August 18-22 ISC II Tournament of Champions

New ISC II Player Rep for Canada East

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce that Michael Kelly has been appointed as a Canada East ISC II player representative.

Mike, 32, is a player/manager with the Wyevale Tribe team. He is married and is a father of three. An accountant, Mike is the owner of Ledgers Barrie, an accounting, tax and financial services firm in central Ontario.

He has played fastball since he was 8 years old and has been a member of the Wyevale Tribe since the team was founded 12 years ago. Wyevale won the southern Ontario ISC II qualifier in 2007 and joined the Canada East Travel League in 2008. They have played in the past two ISC II Tournaments of Champions.

Mike serves as the Tournament Director of the popular Wyevale Tribe Tournament held in late June. The 2009 edition will be the 10th annual for the Wyevale Tribe, keeping alive an event that’s apparently been held in the community since 1965.

“Mike has a great deal of organizational skills andis very well spoken,” said ISC Canada East Regional VP Blair Setford.“He will be an additional voice for our region, for the ISC II division and as a member of the ISC Player Rep Committee.”

Mike can bereached via email at

For more information on the ISC, please visit

Ken Hackmeister
ISC Executive Director

#16 Ohsweken Redmen win Millgrove tournament

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Darren Zack showed he still has some magic left in his bag of tricks as he led the ISC II #16 Ohsweken Redmen to the Millgrove Early Bird championship on a cold Sunday in Waterdown. The Redmen knocked off ISC II #2 Bridgeport Braves 3-2 in the semi-finals before edging ISC II #5 Kitchener Outlaws 5-4 in the final.

Full results below courtesy Tim Coe, Waterdown Hammer

Niagara Snappers 7 Cayuga 0
WP – Hillhouse (11K, no-hitter, 5i)
LP – Marshall
HR – Falk, Bartley

Waterloo Jr 10 Niagara Snappers 0
WP – Faulkner (6K, 2 hits, 5 i)
LP – Paylove
HR – Faulkner

Cayuga 13 Linwood Jr 0
WP – Brent (8K, 2h, 5i)
LP – Raymer
HR – Jamie, Mike

#2 Bridgeport 9 Sudbury 2
WP – Johnson (11k, 6h, 5i)
LP – Gary
HR – jay scharr

Orangeville 16 Sudbury 0
wp – Pegg (4k, no-hitter, 4 i)
Lp – Gary
HR – Delta

#10 Elmira 4 Niagara Dawgs 4
Pitchers – (Niagara Vassos, Elmira Halstead)
HR – Halstead, Young

Cayuga 2 Waterloo Jr 1
LP – Villilalo
WP – Terry
HR – Jay

#16 Ohsweken 6 #2 Bridgeport 1
WP – Zack (12K, 4h, 7i)
LP – Winkworth
HR – Hopkins 2HR, Bomberry 2HR (both back to back)

#12 Hammer 8 Diamond Jaxx 0
WP – Favreau
LP – Clouston
HR – Lake

#5 Kitchener 2 Niagara Snappers 0
WP – Ross (10K, 2h, 5i)
LP – Hillhouse

Linwood Jr 7 #36 Quyon 7
Pitchers – (Q Graham, L Coles)
HR – Graham

Niagara Dawgs 4 Diamond Jaxx 3
WP – Parker
LP – MacQueen

Waterloo Jrs 5 #36 Quyon 4
WP – McLean
LP – Graham
HR – Underwood

#5 Kitchener 6 Linwood Jr 4
WP – unknown
LP – unknown
HR – L – Barton, K – Hurley

#10 Elmira 7 Sudbury 0
WP – D. Martin (7k, 4h, 5ip)
LP – Jonathan
HR – D. Martin, K. Gutscher

#2 Bridgeport 9 Niagara Dawgs 1
WP – Winkworth (11k, 3h, 5ip)
LP – Parker
HR – Jo. Schnarr

#16 Ohsweken 4 Diamond Jaxx 1
WP – Zack (11k, 3h, 7ip)
LP – unknown

#12 Waterdown 13 Orangeville 0
WP – Hurst (2k, 3h, 5ip)
LP – unknown
HR – Barron

#5 Kitchener 6 #36 Quyon 5
WP – Ross
LP – Greer
HR – K.- Dubois, Q.- Graham

#10 Elmira 13 #12 Waterdown 2
WP – Halstead (3k, 5h, 4ip)
LP – Wells
HR – Hiller, Martin

#16 Ohsweken 5 Orangeville 0
WP – Zack (13k, 3h, 7ip)
LP – Demix
HR – Zack

Order of finish
A1 – Ohsweken
A2 – Kitchener
A3 – Elmira
A4 – Bridgeport
B1 – Waterloo JR
B2 – Waterdown
B3 – Cayuga
B4 – Niagara Dawgs
C1 – Niagara Snappers
C2 – Orangeville
C3 – Quyon
C4 – Linwood Jr
Elim – Diamond Jaxx
Elim – Sudbury

C semis

Quyon 3 Orangeville 2
WP – Dennis
LP – Pegg
HR – Joe (Quyon)

Niagara Snappers 7 Linwood Jr 0
WP – Lyon (6k, 2h, 6ip)
LP – Coles
HR – Dobbin

C finals – Niagara and Quyon split the Money

B semis
Waterdown 8 Cayuga 3
WP – Hurst
LP – Brent

Waterloo Jr 10 Niagara Dawgs 0
WP – Buckley (9k, 4h, 5ip)
LP – Parker

A semis
Kitchener 5 Elmira 1
WP – Ross (3k, 4h, 7ip)
LP – Halsted

Ohsweken 3 Bridgeport 2
WP – Zack (9k, 8h, 7ip)
LP – Urhig (10k, 1h, 6ip)
HR – Forbes

B Final
Waterdown 2 Waterloo Jr 0
WP – Neil (10k, 1h, 7ip)
LP – Faulkner
HR – Coe

A Final
Ohsweken 5 Kitchener 4
WP – Zack (14k, 9h, 7ip)
LP – Ross (10k, 6h, 6ip)
HR – Hopkins

Kitchener to host 2011 WT & ToC

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Editors’ Note: The ToC has never had a better home than in Kitchener. With great crowds that are knowledgeable and appreciative (and sizable), the birthplace of ISC II offers terrific fields and a brilliant atmosphere that simply can’t be matched. We look forward to the return trip to Budd Park!

Budd Park

The International Softball Congress (ISC) is pleased to announce that Kitchener, ON will host the 2011 ISC World Tournament and ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Normally, bidding for the 2011 tournaments would occur during the ISC Board of Director meeting in August in Quad Cities. However, we have talked to each prospective host city for 2011 and all have withdrawn except Kitchener. It was therefore decided we would award the 2011 tournaments early, to allow Kitchener maximum time to plan and prepare.

Kitchener has successfully hosted 3-prior ISC World and ISC II tournaments in 2002, 2006 & 2007 and we have every confidence their 2011 tournaments will be equally successful.

It is expected that Duncan Matheson will again serve as tournament director for the World Tournament and Rick Boyd as tournament director for the ISC II Tournament of Champions.

The contract with Kitchener will be signed later this summer after the Midland contract for 2010 is signed.

Ken Hackmeister
Executive Director


Chicago takes ToC berth at DeKalb qualifier

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Chicago Fastpitch joins the list of teams that have qualified for the 2009 ISC II Tournament of Champions, taking the berth from the DeKalb Ice Breaker for the second year in a row.

Friday May 1
630 Hogs vs Creative DJ’s 8-4
WP Brian Tobin

815 Razorbacks vs Aurora D&M 0-11
WP Doug Gillis

Saturday May 2
10am Razorbacks vs DJ’s 8-7
WP Joe Crouch

(F2) Aledo vs Chicago 0-2
WP Bret Brubaker

1145 Aurora vs DJ’s 9-0
WP Bob Ginger

(F2) Villa Grove vs New Image 0-7
WP Bryan Lathrop

130 Razorbacks vs Hogs 11-4
WP Brian Tobin

(F2) New Image vs Aledo 13-0
WP Jeremy Holman

315 Aurora vs Hogs 14-1
WP Ales Jetmar

(F2) Villa Grove vs Chicago 7-9
WP Bret Brubaker

500 New Image over Chicago

Sunday May 3
Aurora DJ’s 12
Aledo 0

Villa Grove 7
Razorbacks 0

A Semifinals
Aurora 12 Chicago 0

New Image 8 Hogs 5 (9 innings)
game tied 4-4 after seventh when tie-breaker went into effect.

Aurora 6
New Image 5 (8 innings)-Gutesha walk-off single in bottom of eighth.

Dick Tracy Tournament

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Editor’s Note: The annual Dick Tracy Tournament goes May 16-17 at Sportscore Park in Rockford, IL with berths to both the ISC World Tournament and the ISC II Tournament of Champions on the line.

Saturday May 16
9:00 BAC Pride Rockford vs Thomson Area Merchants
10:30 Thomson vs Dolan+Murphy Aurora
12:15 BAC Pride vs Chicago FP
1:45 Stag Boys Warsaw,Il vs Dolan+Murphy
3:30 Chicago vs Dolan+Murphy
5:00 Warsaw vs Chicago

Sunday May 17
9:00 BAC vs Warsaw
9:00 Chicago vs Thomson
10:30 BAC vs Dolan +Murphy
10:30 Warsaw vs Thomson

12:15 1st place vs 2nd place championship