Wessel’s Coors Light qualifies for the ISC II World Tourney in the Quad Cities, IA/IL

Editor’s note: The following is courtesy Chad Buehnerkemper of the Teutopolis, IL Wessel’s Coors Light team, making their ISC II debut next week in the ToC.

Here is an article that will be printed this weekend in our local Effingham paper
Wessel’s Coors Light qualifies for the ISC II World Tourney in the Quad Cities, IA/IL

Wessel’s Coors Light will begin the ISC II (International Softball Congress) Tourney of Champions in Rock Island, IL this Tuesday. The tourney runs August 18–22. Coors Light is the first and only local team to attend this event. The 40 teams are from 13 different states and Canada. Canadian teams make up almost half the field including 5 different provinces. The top 10 nationally ranked teams are all from Canada. There are 3 Illinois teams qualified including # 11 Decatur Pride. The tourney takes place at the Campbell Softball Facility in Rock Island, IL. 40 teams total. 8 pools of 5 team pool play leads into a 24 team single elimination to crown the ISC II champion.
Coors Light will play their first game on Tuesday at 2:30 pm against #17 Hoffman Rise from Pennsylvania. August 19 they will play # 13 Ohsweken Redmen from Ontario, Canada That evening they will face # 32 Duncan Outlaws from Indiana. Thursday they complete their pool play against # 1 ranked Waterdown Hammer also from Ontario. Bracket play starts August 21 at 8 am.
Wessel’s enters the tournament with a record of 34-22. In 2009, Coors Light finished 2nd in the ISC Qualifier and the T-Town Memorial Day Tourney. They finished 5th at the Altamont 4th of July. They finished with 5-2 record at state last weekend good for 3rd place.
The team would like to thank their sponsors Wessel’s Grocery and Koerner’s Distributing. They will also compete in the ASA National in Decatur, IL Labor Day weekend.
Wessel’s Coors Light ISC Roster includes:

Chad Buehnerkemper – Inf/MGR
Jim Raddatz- OF/Coach
Tim Schumacher – 1st base
Paul Mersman – pitcher
Sean Lee – shortstop
Jon Lee – 2nd base
Gary Niebrugge – pitcher
Greg Corder – outfield
Kris Zalman – catcher
Josh Pruemer – outfield

Todd Thoele and Don Wendt will not make the trip due to injuries.
Marcus Millsap , Kent Niebrugge, Scott Moeller, Eric Roley, Todd Venters, from Wessel’s regular roster will not be able to make the trip.

They have added John Schweighhart from Villa Grove and Matt Schumacher from T-Town to round out their roster.

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