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75th ISC Men’s Fastball World Tournament, August 14-21, 2021

“Familiar Friends – New Fields” The Quad Cities has been honored to host the ISC Men’s Fastball World Tournament 15 times in the last 75 years, and the 2021 will be played in a venue that is new to ISC and renewed for the community.  The 2021 tournament at Sheridan Meadows Park in Eldridge, IA. …

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Commemorative 75th Anniversary ISC Program

May 31, 2021 Findlay, OH – To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the ISC World Tournament, the ISC is proudly releasing a limited edition program showcasing the rich history of the organization.   Starting with the first World Tournament, held by the newly formed National Softball Congress in 1947 in Phoenix, AZ, up to and…

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2021 ISC World Tournament Invites to be Issued

  April 19, 2021 Findlay, OH – With the ongoing uncertainty facing fastpitch softball teams and players this summer, the ISC is suspending all qualifying requirements for the 2021 season and will be providing invitations to teams for the 2021 ISC World Tournament, starting with previous supporters. “Invitations will be extended in the coming days…

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Carrol Forbes Foundation co-sponsoring USA U23 Pitching Clinic

The ISC’s Carroll Forbes Foundation (CFF) is co-sponsoring a pitching clinic in conjunction with Tim Lyon, USA Softball U23 Men’s National Team coach, to identify candidates for the squad. The clinic will be held the week of July 12, 2021 in Denmark WI, at Circle Tap Bar & Grill, following the annual Boys of Summer…

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ISC announces special rules for 2021

The ISC is announcing special operating rules that will be in place for 2021 only regarding eligibility for the 2021 World Tournament. Regarding out-of-region players and team qualification requirements: If the current North American cross-border restrictions and quarantine requirements are lifted prior to or as of June 1, the standing ISC rules on qualification and…

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ISC extremely saddened by the loss of Gary Baughman

Gary Baughman, the long-time ISC Statistician and Historian, passed away Friday at the age of 72. We offer our condolences and deepest sympathies to his son Bret, his wife and children. Gary, who was inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame in 2015 in the Administrator category, was a fixture at ISC World Tournaments going…

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The ISC is extremely saddened by the loss of Craig Donaldson

The ISC is extremely saddened by the loss of Craig Donaldson, our VP and Director for the World Tournament. Craig passed away on Thursday March 4 at the age of 69 after a prolonged stay in hospital battling cardiac issues and other illnesses. Craig was a fastball stalwart in the Vancouver, BC area for decades….

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2021 ISC Legends Championship Plans

February 6, 2021 – The 2021 ISC Legends Championship will be held August 19-21 in Eldridge, IA at the Sheridan Meadows Complex in conjunction with the ISC World Tournament. “Our goal is for a 12 or 16-team tournament,” said Legends tournament director Keith Erkenbrack. Teams will play a three-game round robin, then will be seeded…

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ISC Announces 2021 ISC World Tournament to be held in Eldridge, IA

January 31, 2021 Findlay, OH – Due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic and future unknowns associated with it, the Kitchener host committee and the ISC have agreed to find another host for the 2021 ISC World Tournament. “With the potential travel restrictions and the impacts on sponsorships and volunteers in the Kitchener area,…

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Lou Novikoff – “The Mad Russian”

Some background information on the very first player inducted, by his “peers”, into the ISC Hall of Fame in 1965

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