Alvinston Indians win Pete Schwab Memorial

Frankenmuth, MI

The Alvinston Indians (Alvinston, Ontario) capped off an undefeated tournament by beating the Lightning (Marshall, MI) 1-0 in the championship game of the 8th Annual Pete Schwab Memorial Tournament which was also 2010 ISC II TOC Qualifying Event Winning pitcher and Tournament MVP Pitcher, Ryan Swift, scored the game’s only run on an inside-the-park HR to right-center field. Shaun Winship closed out the shut-out for his 3rd save of the day. The Alvinston Indians are the first and only repeat champions at the event.

The Twisters (Midland, MI) beat the Duncan Outlaws (Elkhart, IN) 5-1 in the ‘B’ playoff finals, while Gillies Fastpitch (Midland, MI) beat Carey Allstate Insurance (Midland, MI) by a score of 9-2 in the ‘C’ playoff finals.

MVP Pitcher for the tournament was Ryan Swift (Alvinston) with 3 Wins. MVP Hitter for the tournament was Trevor Kelly (Lightning).

For the first time, the tournament also served as a qualifying event for the 2010 ISC II Tournament of Champions (rumored to be headed to near-by Midland, MI). Tournament ISC Representative, Lee Isenhart, will be contacting and offering the bid to the top finishing eligible team(s) [an announcement will be made separately]. As a tournament organizing group, we are very grateful to the ISC for their support of the event.

I’d also like to give special thanks to the entire ‘blue-crew’ who did an outstanding job throughout the weekend. Your efforts and professionalism are greatly appreciated by all the players and fans!

Mike Baker (Portage, MI)
Mike Clark (Saginaw, MI) – Umpire in Chief
Ted Germain (Mayville, MI)
Rick Havercroft (Saginaw, MI)
Steve Jahnke (Ada, MI)
Ray Inman (Rochester, MI)
Jim Lagrow (Hemlock, MI)
Guy Marcoux (Saginaw, MI)
Scott Mellen (Midland, MI)
Billy Norton (Souix St. Marie, MI)
Ed Otterman (Simcoe, ON)
Dave Selden (Reese, MI)
Brian Sharples (Pickering, ON)
Joe Squires (Midland, MI)
Larry Tait (Holly, MI)


G26 A Bracket Quarterfinal #1
Stock Pack 6
Jack Daniels 2
WP: J. Yates, 3K, 1BB, 4H
LP: Matt Ranz, 5K, 2BB
Notes: Flinner (SP) 2-3 HR, Justice (SP) 3-3 RBI, Speorl 1-3 2RBI

G27 A Bracket Quarterfinal #2
Up to Date Painting 6
Goshen 7
WP: Miller (in relief of W. Koshminder)
LP: M. Spagnuolo
Notes: Goshen with 2 runs in bottom of 6th to go-ahead

G28 A Bracket Quarterfinal #3
Blues 1
Lightning 3
WP: S. Kelly, 4H, 14K
LP: R. Nichols, 6H, 7K
Notes: C Knox (Lightning) 2-2 HR, 2 RBI, BB

G29 A Bracket Quarterfinal #4
Alvinston 5
Frankenmuth Driving School 0
WP: R. Swift, 4IP, 1H, 1BB, 7K
LP: Tyler Kelly
S: S. Winship, 3 IP, 1H, 5K
Notes: Jason Hope (Alvin) 2 RBI double to score 1st 2 runs

G30 A Bracket Semifinal #1
Goshen Gators 2
Alvinston 6
WP: B. Young, 5IP, 1ER, 4K, 6H
LP: W. Koshminder, 7 IP, 5ER, 8H, 1K
S: S. Winship, 2IP, 0H, 3K
Notes: Alvinston down 2-1 going into top of 6th scored 2 runs to take
3-2 lead and never looked back

G31 A Bracket Semifinal #2
Stock Pack 0
Lightning 8
6 innings
WP: S. Kelly, 6IP, 0R, 4H, 7K
LP: J. Vanhooser
Notes: Trevor Kelly (Lightning) 3-3 2 doubles

G32 A Bracket Finals
Alvinston 1
Lightning 0
WP: R. Swift, 5 IP, 1H
LP: S. Kelly
S: S. Winship, 0H
Notes: Ryan Swift helped own cause with in-the-park HR off of Sean Kelly who was throwing his 3rd game of day



G33 B Bracket Semifinal #1
Tiffanys 4
Twisters 15
WP: P. Hoisington
LP: P. Vandeharr

G34 B Bracket Semifinals #2
Duncan Outlaws 5
DC Current 4

G35 B Bracket Finals
Twisters 5
Duncan Outlaws 1
WP: R. Engle
LP: Hodge


G36 C Bracket Semifinal #1
Carey Allstate 6
Homer Fastpitch 3
WP: R. Allen, 4IP, 4H, 4K
LP: S. Damron 2 1/3 IP, 6H, 5ER
S: S. Wilson, 3 IP, 2K, 3H, R

G37 C Bracket Semifinals #2
Westerville Capitals 7
Gillies Fastpitch 9
WP: E. Wilson, 10H, 2K
LP: Kevin Shoup 5 2/3 IP, 9H, 6ER, 5K
Notes: Walta (Gillies) 2-4 HR 3RBI, Fairchild (Gillies) 2-4 3B 2 RBI,
Strouse (Gillies) 3-4
Carmichael (Capitals) 2-4 HR, McKee (Capitals) 3-4 3B

G38 C Bracket Finals
Carey Allstate 2
Gillies Fastpitch 9
5 innings
WP: E. Wilson, 5 IP, K
LP: Robin Allen, 2 IP, K, BB, 7 ER
Notes: Mike Hoon (Careys) 2-2 3B, JJ Fairchild (Gillies) 2-3 2R

Host Team – Up to Date Painting Fastpitch
Tournament Director – Mike Spagnuolo
ISC Rep – Lee Isenhart
UIC – Mike Clark

The Pete Schwab tournament is named after a former teammate of ours who passed away 13 years ago just prior to his 21st birthday. We are proud to carry-on his memory in the fast-pitch world by running a first-class tournament and would like to invite all interested teams to contact us about attending next year’s event.

David Lach
Mike Spagnuolo
Chris Dipzinski
Up to Date Painting Fastpitch Club

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