Defending Champs, Tavistock Merchants Atop ISC II Preseason Rankings

Tavistock, ON Merchants claim #1 spot in 2007 ISC II Preseason Rankings

The defending ISC II Champions Tavistock, ON Merchants will start the year atop the ISC II Rankings. The Merchants were ranked either first or second by eight of the 10 ranking committee members.

The addition of ISC II strikeout king Corey Costello was enough to vault the Niagara, ON Snappers into the number two spot while last year’s finalist, Palermo, ON Athletics came in at number three.

Elmira, ON Cubs, the 2005 ISC II Champion, and Perkasie, PA Rise, a semi-finalist last year, round out the top five.

More than 40 teams from across North America received at least one vote from the panel.

The preseason top 10 is:

1. Tavistock, ON Merchants
2. Niagara, ON Snappers
3. Palermo, ON Athletics
4. Elmira, ON Cubs
5. Perkasie, PA Rise
6. Oswego, NY Cutro Professional Inspections
7. Wilkes-Barre, PA Keating’s Fitness
8. Ottawa, ON Team Easton Thunder
9. Bakersfield, CA LumberKings
10. Elora, ON Wellington Brewers

To see the full list, including how each committee member ranked the teams, please see the ISC II section of the ISC website at

The rankings will form the basis for seeding teams in the sixth annual ISC II Tournament of Champions which will be played August 14-18 at Budd Park in Kitchener and Kinsmen Park in Cambridge, Ontario. The tournament will feature 35 teams from across North America playing a four-game round robin schedule in seven pools of five teams each. The top three teams from each pool along with three wildcards will advance to a single elimination playoff bracket.

For more information, please contact:

Blair Setford
ISC II Commissioner
Email: blairjs(at)

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