August 14, 2016 – To watch the ISC Network streaming, please continue to click on the ISC Network Tune In Here logo on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com. The direct link is: (https://gaming.youtube.com/channel/UCmMpQWnHg9JDlbZXBlenq-Q/live) or  “Click Here”. On-demand copies will be available later in the week.

Thanks for your ongoing patience as we work through this new streaming set-up.

Blair Setford
ISC Network

May 22, 2016 – Hill United Chiefs will open the 2016 fastball season as the unanimous #1 team as they set out in pursuit of a historic fourth consecutive ISC World Tournament Championship. Only the legendary Long Beach Nitehawks, with six straight from 1955-1960, have won more than three in row.
 
The Chiefs prevailed 6-4 with a come-back win over Toronto Gators to win the 2015 ISC World Tournament in South Bend, IN.
 
The top 10 is as follows:
 
1 Six Nations, ON Hill United Chiefs
2 Toronto, ON Gators
3 Clifton Park, NY NY Gremlins
4 Saskatoon, SK A1 Bombers
5 Scarborough, ON Force
6 Vancouver BC, BC A’s
7 Agoura Hills, CA J&B Painting
8 Denmark, WI Circle Tap Dukes
9 Staten Island, NY Peligro Gremlins
10 Bloomington, IL Stix
 
The 70th annual ISC World Tournament will be held August 13-20, 2016 at the Greenvalley Sports Complex in Moline, a part of the Quad Cities in Iowa-Illinois.
 
For additional information, please contact:
 
Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
 
2016 Pre-Season ISC Rankings
Rank TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
1 Six Nations, ON Hill United Chief 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10
2 Toronto, ON Gators 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 23
3 Clifton Park, NY NY Gremlins 4 3 4 3 2 3 2 4 3 2 30
4 Saskatoon, SK A1 Bombers 3 6 3 4 5 6 5 5 4 4 45
5 Scarborough, ON Force 5 5 7 5 4 5 6 3 5 5 50
6 Vancouver BC, BC A’s 7 4 6 6 6 4 4 6 8 6 57
7 Agoura Hills, CA J&B Painting 6 9 5 7 7 7 9 9 6 7 72
8 Denmark, WI Circle Tap Dukes 8 8 9 8 8 8 7 11 7 8 82
9 Staten Island, NY Peligro 5 7 8 10 9 9 8 7 9 11 83
10 Bloomington, IL Stix 10 10 10 9 11 11 13 13 10 9 106
11 Pottstown, PA North East 9 11 14 11 10 11 11 8 14 10 109
12 Kitchener, ON Cubs 12 13 12 12 13 12 10 10 13 12 119
13 Elmira, ON Expos 14 12 13 13 15 15 16 17 11 15 141
14 Delisle, SK Diamond Dogs 15 16 16 15 14 15 14 12 16 17 150
15 Topeka, KS Toros 11 22 11 14 25 20 15 25 12 14 189
16 Toronto, ON Batmen 17 20 18 17 21 17 18 16 18 16 178
17 Ensenada, MX Team Marquez 25 25 25 16 12 12 18 15 25 13 186
18 Fargo, ND Kegel Black Knights 25 15 15 21 19 16 25 18 15 18 187
19 Kingston, ON Axemen 22 25 22 19 18 18 20 19 23 21 207
20 Oswego, NY CPI 25 24 25 25 17 13 25 21 25 20 220
21 Pueblo, CO Bandits 25 19 25 25 20 10 22 25 25 25 221
22 Houston, TX Ray Ray’s 20 25 25 25 16 25 25 14 25 22 222
23 Shakespeare, ON Falcons 25 23 17 22 25 19 25 25 17 25 223
24 Wiarton, ON Nationals 25 17 21 20 25 25 21 23 22 25 224
24 Aurora, IL Dolan & Murphy 25 21 25 25 22 14 25 25 19 23 224
26 Waterdown, ON Hammer 25 25 23 18 25 21 23 22 24 19 225
27 Appleton, WI Bar on the Avenue Buzz 25 25 25 25 23 25 17 20 20 25 230
28 Salt Lake City, UT Page Brake 18 25 19 23 25 25 25 25 25 25 235
29 Tavistock, ON Merchants 21 25 20 25 25 25 24 25 21 25 236
30 Walcott, IA Lamp Liter 23 18 25 25 25 25 25 24 25 22 240
31 St. Paul, MN Tin Cup 24 25 25 25 24 25 19 25 25 24 241
32 Lloydminster, SK Dodgers 25 25 24 24 25 23 25 25 25 25 246
33 Sebringville, ON Sting 25 25 25 25 25 24 25 25 25 25 249

1. 25 is recorded for a team not ranked by a given committee member.

2. The rankings will form the basis for seeding the top 16 teams in the 2015 ISC World Tournament.

3. Ranking committee members identity will be kept confidential.

4. Committee makeup: 6 American, 4 Canadian.

5. As teams qualify for the World Tournament, additions or deletions will occur within the rankings.

6. For all teams, rankings outside a high-end range of two standard deviations from the median were adjusted back to the median.

March 8, 2016 – The Lights Went Out in Georgia–  After failing to confirm a number of entries from some states, a number of adjustments in the team counts for these states were made.  Hence “The Lights Went Out in Georgia”.

The “North America Un-Official Team Count” page has also been revised to reflect the number of teams – REPORTED – per state/province.

This project was started in November of 2015, in attempt to locate where and who was still playing men’s fastptich softball in North America. The guidelines were simply that the teams had to be playing “organized” men’s fastpitch, regardless of the level or whether or not the team was affiliated with any organization.  With the help of a number of good “Men’s Fastpitch People” this list had grown from 193 teams in the USA to over 670 teams in the USA and over 590 in Canada.

The growth of this list could not have been possible and we would be remiss if we didn’t recognize the people who submitted the information, those people are: Adam Brown, Bill Sherman, Blair Setford. Bob Otto, CB Barton, Chris Hopewell, Clint Dale, Craig Donaldson, David Lach, Darrin Kennedy, Dave Parker, Del Benson, Derek Mayson, Dirk McCall, Eric Lewis, Evan Taypotat, Frank Hendrick, Gary Baughman, Greg Adler, Gregg Leather, Jim Williamson, Jimmy Nevin, Joe Regan, Justin Zimmerman, Keith Erkenbrack, Keith Miller, Kelly Freed, Larry Eftink, Matt Miller, Matt Peterson, Mike Sunderland, Natalie Randall, Rick Holley, Ron Foster, Steve Black, Tom Crouch, Tony Dickson.

NEW ISC Roster Form for 2015

April 19, 2015 Findlay, OH – The International Softball Congress has revised the 2015 ISC World Tournament Roster Form, with the new layout accommodating our insurance partner Bollinger, who has requested that all players must sign the form before they take the diamond.

Signatures are not required at the time of submission, but are required before teams start play at any ISC affiliated tournament, and will be a requirement prior to the start of the ISC World Fastball Tournament in August  at the Belleville Sports Complex in South Bend, Indiana.

 At a later time, we will release more details on the steps and procedures  for submission of signed roster forms at affiliated ISC tournaments.

 

 

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Larry and Joe Sig