07 Rankings – Preseason

May 1, 2006

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 www.iscfastpitch.com.

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)rogers.com

2007 ISC II Preseason Rankings
Rank Team
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
11 South Lebanon, PA TNT
12 Port Elgin, ON Blue Devils
13 Kitchener, ON Outlaws
14 Bridgeport, ON Braves
15 Ashland, OH Merchants
16 Harriston, ON Mercury’s
17 Waterdown, ON Hammer
18 Hermann, MO Black Gold
19 Memphis, TN Posse
20 Alvinston, ON Indians
21 Mitchell, ON Mets
22 Glencoe, ON Astros
23 Marshall, MI Rice Creek Lightning
24 Hamilton, ON Hawks
25 Salinas, CA Taylor Farms
26 Appleton, WI The Bar of Appleton
27 Harrisburg, PA PA Power
28 Frankenmuth, MI Tiffany’s
29 Monfort, WI New Image
30 Anadarko, OK Super Chiefs
31 Bulyea, SK Rustlers
32 Stouffville, ON Mennos
33 Millington, MI Up-to-Date Painting
34 Toronto, ON Champion Indians
35 Camrose, AB Fury
36 Stockton, CA Italian Athletic Club
37 Yakima, WA JRW Associates
38 Ingersoll, ON Crush
39 Kingston, ON Cowboys
40 Fitzroy Harbour, ON West Carleton Electric
41 Sacramento, CA River City Rockers
42 Grand Prairie, AB Pride
43 Sydney, NS Cardinals

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