2008 Hoffman Rise Roster and Schedule

Perkasie, PA – The Hoffman Rise Fastpitch Team, based out of South Eastern Pennsylvania, are pleased to announce their 2008 roster and schedule. We hope to qualify for the ISC II ToC, being held this year in Appleton/Kimberly, WI. The Rise finished in 5th place in ’07 and are looking for the gold in ’08.

We lost a few players from our ’07 team. Catcher Jim Lawrence and outfielder Ryan Frank will not be with the Rise, as they opted to play for Keatings Fitness for ’08. Lance Bauer will reunite with his former teammates in Lebanon, ’07 ToC Champions South Lebanon TNT. Keith Hammerschmidt will be taking a year off from playing, but will remain with team in an administrative role. Keith has been with the Rise since their inception, and was very instrumental in our off-season acquisitions and fund raising.

New additions for ’08 are Andy Sabo (OF), returning after a year off. Andy’s presence in our line-up will prove valuable ashe was one of our leaders in on-base pct out of the lead-off spot. Joining us again will be Al Panero, who played with us in the ’03 and ’04 ToC. He will provide veteran leadership and knowledge of the game, and should stillbe able to spin a good story. With the closure of the Elkland Fastpitch Team, we are very happy to have added key players. Bryan Miller (2B) and JustinCevette (OF) will add youth and hustle; look for these players to make an impact in our games. Also from the Elkland Team, manager Joe Cevette with teamup with Chip Savini and Joe Roslin to manage the Rise, and this triumvirate should lead the team to many marks in the win column. After a 2-year hiatus, catcher Steve Stires will be back on the playing field. He last played for the QuakerRiversharks, and has been reclassified for the 2008 season. We also have secured the services of Ryan Cummings (P). The Rise team remembers Ryan well, as his Tavistock, ON Merchants eliminated the good guys on their way to the2006 ISC II ToC Championship, where Ryan was named MV Pitcher of the tournament. We look forward to what these additions will bring to the table, on our quest to be the best in ’08.

Our complete roster.

Tom Vogel P/GM PA
Mike Smith P PA
Art DeVoe P MD
Ryan Cummings P ON
Rich Haldane P BC(selected tourn)
Chad Walters 1B PA
Bryan Miller 2B PA
Matt Daly SS PA
Steve Moore 3B PA
Bart Fenstermacher OF PA
Jon Hurst OF PA
Justin Cevette OF PA
Andy Sabo OF PA
Chad Oeschle C PA
Steve Stires C PA
Al Panero IF MD
Zach Fullman IF PA
Zac Fenstermacher IF/UTL PA

Chip Savini MGR PA
Joe Roslin Coach PA
Joe Cevette Coach PA
Bob Hoffman Spnsr PA
Keith Hammerschmidt GM PA

Our 2008 Schedule.

May 16-18 Lebanon, PA MAFTL weekend
June 13-15 CPI Tournament Oswego, NY
June 20-22 Lancaster, PA MAFTL weekend
July 3-5 4thof July Tournament Allentown, PA
July 18-20 Walsh Memorial Classic, Allentown, PA (pending)
July 25-27 Lancaster, PA MAFTL weekend
August 10-13 ISC II ToC Appleton,WI
August 29 – September 1 Elkland Labor DayTournament

For more info on the Rise Team, visit www.risefastpitch.com

Tom Vogel
GM Hoffman Rise Fastpitch Team

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