De Kalb Hogs Take Aim At The Deuce


De Kalb, Il.

The De Kalb Hustlehogs will attempt to qualify for the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Appleton, Wisconsin. The tournament takes place August 10-13.

Referred to by many as “The Deuce,” the Hogs will play in two ISC II qualifying events in May. The club will be hosting a qualifier the weekend of May 9-11 before playing in the Rockford Dick Tracy Tournament the following weekend of May 17-18.

The Hog organization’s mission is to introduce the game of fastpitch to new players. Every fall, the Hogs organize a Development League and receive a grant from the International Softball Congress to help with expenses.

“The ISC has been very supportive in our organization’s efforts to expose the game of fastball to men in the Northern Illinois area,” Hog General Manager Tom Crouch said, “The Hogs have never played in an ISC event and we feel it is time to give back to the fastball organization that has helped us so much with our efforts to improve the game. Therefore, we have decided to try and qualify for the ISC II. The players and coaches are very excited about the opportunity.” Crouch (Circle Tap) and Mike Drew (Aurora D&M) who play with the team in league games will not be able to participate in the ISC II as both players will be playing with their respective ISC teams in the World Tournament.

The Hogs will have to add a player or two to fill the void of Crouch and Drew and will release a roster in the next month.

Please visit the Hogs web site

Les Johnson

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