August 24, 2017 Individual brackets for; World Tournament, ISC II and Legends can be found in the “World Tournament” Menu.
HOYT PARK 1574 SOUTH WASHINGTON AVENUE SAGINAW, MICHIGAN
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
4:00 Field 4 Munger vs. Stouffville
6:00 Field 3 Frankenmuth Tiffany’s vs. Munger – Richville
Field 4 Westport vs. Simcoe
Field 4 Munger vs. Simcoe
Field 4 Stouffville vs. Oshawa
Field 4 Oshawa vs. Simcoe
Field 4 Stouffville vs. Simcoe
Field 2 Munger vs. Oshawa
Field 3 Munger – Richville vs. Kitchener Waterloo
Playoff for 16 Year old Division
10:00 Field 3 1st vs. 4th
Field 2 2nd vs. 3rd
12:00 Field 3 Championship Game
12:00 Field 2 2nd vs. 3rd
Field 4 1st vs 4th
2:00 Field 4 Championship Game
July 15, 2016 – The International Softball Congress announces the schedule for the 2017 ISC Developmental tournament starting Friday July 21st. The 26 game schedule, consisting of team in the U14, U16 and U18 age classifications will be played at Hoyt Park, 1574 S Washington Ave – Saginaw, MI 48601.
July 14, 2017 – The following list of teams will be participating in the 2017 ISC World Tournament, August 11th – 19th at the Art Van Sports Complex in Rockford, MI. Rockford is approximately 10 miles North of Grand Rapids, MI.
2 A’s – Reese, MI *
3 Ashland A’s – Ashland, OH *
4 Bloomington Stix – Bloomington, IL (#8)
5 CanAm Twins – Kitchener, ON (#4)
6 Circle Tap Dukes – Denmark, WI (#6)
7 Dolan & Murphy – Auroa, IL
8 Durham Diamondbacks – Durham, ON *
9 Elmira Expos – Elmira, ON
10 Farmersville Haymakers – Ephrata, PA *
11 Frankenmuth Brewer – Frankenmuth, MI *
12 Glanworth Gators – Glanworth, ON *
13 Grand Prairie Pirates – Grande Prairie, AB *
14 Hill United Chiefs – Ohsweken, ON (#1)
15 J&B Bombers – Agoura, CA (#3)
16 Kegel Black Knights – Fargo, ND
17 Kingston Axemen – Kingston, ON
18 Kitchener Cubs – Kitchener, ON
19 New York Gremlins – Staten Island, NY (#2)
20 Nith River Monsters – New Hamburg, ON *
21 Oetman Excavating – Moline, MI *
22 Ostrander Fastpitch – Ostrander, MN
23 Page Brake – Salt Lake City, UT
24 Pueblo Bandits – Pueblo, CO
25 Rice Lake Orangemen – Rice Lake, WI *
26 S&B Wranglers – Frankenmuth, MI *
27 Shakespeare Falcons – Shakespeare, ON
28 St. Paul’s Generals – St Pauls, ON *
29 Team Marquez – Ensenada, MX *
30 The Bar on the Avenue Buzz – Appleton, WI
31 Tin Cup Bar – St Paul, MN
32 Topeka Toros – Topeka, KS
33 Toronto Batmen – Toronto, ON (#7)
34 Twin City Gray Sox – St Joseph, MI
35 Waterdown Hammer – Waterdown, ON
36 Wiarton Nationals – Wiarton, ON
* Indicates 1st appearance
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Director of Marketing & Events
The Moline Softball Association originated in the small town of Moline Mi. Moline is 20 miles south of Grand Rapids Michigan.
Organized Fast Pitch softball has been played in Moline since the late 1950’s. The ladies Garden Club of Moline thought the community needed something for the people to do together. The local elementary school had a softball diamond outback and that is where Moline Softball began.
In the early 1960’s the Moline Softball Association was formed to take over managing the league from the garden club. George Schrotenboer was the first President. There are currently 10 board members and their wives that care for the maintenance, run the concession stand or canteen as it is known. Each board member serves a 3 year term and attends about 3-5 meetings a year. Moline Softball is a non profit organization dedicated to providing softball and recreation to the surrounding communities.
Moline has always had a very strong presence in fast pitch softball in the West Michigan area. It continues to be one of the strongest fast pitch leagues in West Michigan. Our most competitive Thursday night league has expanded to the point that we now play in two locations; Moline and Ada. We could no longer accommodate every team in our Moline location.
We play softball four nights a week, starting the third full week of May and ending the end of August. There are a variety of leagues in Moline;
Mondays we have a men’s slow pitch church league along with a girl’s high school summer instructional league.
Tuesdays are reserved for a women’s slow pitch league and the local Casino has an employee co-ed softball league.
Wednesday’s and Thursday’s are men’s fast pitch nights. Our Wednesday league is for beginners and and old timers who just want to keep playing. The age of the players in our Wed night league ranges from 15 to 65 and we currently have 10 teams in this league. Our focus for this league is to attract younger new players to the game of fast pitch and hopefully give them the bug to want to play fast pitch softball after they graduate from high school baseball.
Thursday night is our most competitive teams with faster pitching and more experienced players that are some of the best in the area. This league will have 12 teams this year.
This summer there will b 38 different teams playing ball in Moline. Moline Softball Association will host many other tournaments this summer. We will be hosting the Michigan Class B Men’s Fast Pitch State Championship Final tournament, We will also host a Girl’s 10-14 fast pitch tournament and the local little leagues All-Star games under the lights for our future ball players.
There are many things going on up to Moline and it takes many people giving many, many hours of their time to make it all happen. We could not do it without their help.
We are looking forward to the Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament in Rockford Michigan this summer. The fast pitch community here enjoys playing as well as watching the game we love.
If you are interested in playing fast pitch or would like some information you can visit our website at www.molinesoftball.com and see some of the events we are hosting and check out our leagues. Our address if you want to come visit is 1148 144th Moline Michigan 49335 ( behind the old elementary school) You can also contact Ken Ritz at 616 430-4848.
Moline Softball “ where the game is still played”
June 20, 2017 – Findlay, OH – For the second consecutive year, the ISC Executive Committee has approved an adjustment to the entry fee for the World Tournament and Legends 50+ for all Canadian teams, setting it at $350 USD.
At today’s currency exchange rates, Canadian teams will pay approximately $470 in Canadian dollars.
All other ISC fees, such as Out of Region player fees, remain unaffected and are payable in USD.
This same change was also made available last year, ensuring Canadian and U.S. teams pay essentially the same amount in their native currency.
Entry fees for the planned ISC U21 Championship tournament will be announced shortly.
For Canadian players and fans, it is also recommended to purchase out of country health insurance in advance to cover any unforeseen incidents that might occur on your visit to the United States.
The 71st ISC World Tournament will be held August 11-19, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Art Van Sports Complex.
ISC VP Communications
Kelowna, BC – The scorekeepers at the Kelowna May Days tournament this past weekend did a great job compiling statistics for ISC World Tournament VP Craig Donaldson.
Full stats are available and you will note that a lot of world-class players journeyed to Kelowna this past weekend. KELOWNA DAYS STATS
South Hill Giants defeated Sooke Loggers 5-2 in the championship game late on Sunday afternoon, while Grande Prairie Pirates (formerly Lloydminister Dodgers) earned a berth to the 2017 ISC World Tournament in Grand Rapids, MI as the highest-finishing team with a complete ISC Roster.
We congratulate Craig and his Kelowna team of volunteers! “All for the Love of the Game”.
ISC VP Communications
The 33rd annual Kelso Klassic (established in 1985) is June 9,10,11, 2017 and will be played at the Kelso City Park, located on Cherry St. in Kelso, MO. “We anticipate 14 teams, tremendous crowds, and great softball for fastpitch fans”, said Rick Heuring (Founder of the Kelso Klassic ).
“We have had many world class players come to Kelso, and although they have participated in places all over the country, they still think Kelso is right there at the top of the fastpitch venues when comparing competition, atmosphere, crowds, and overall organization”. Rick added that “The entire weekend is like a big tail-gate party. If we get good weather, we will draw around 2,000 fans for our Friday night session. Saturday night is also well attended.”
Rick has complete statistics for every player that has ever participated in the Kelso Klassic, now numbering 1,952 different individuals, since the tournament began in 1985. Rick has collected player profiles and photos from the past to build a history of fastpitch and the tournament. And according to Rick “We like to think that our information rivals that of the ISC”.
The ISC is very glad to once again have the ‘Kelso Klassic” as one of its ISC World Tournament Qualifiers !
May 8, 2017 – Ayr, Ontario – Congratulations to the 20-man crew selected by Umpire-in-Chief Bruce Bierman for the 2017 ISC World Tournament to be held this August in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
With input from Deputy UIC Lou Davis and Les Novak, the Blue Crew for the 2017 ISC World Tournament is as follows:
1 Rick Boyd – Oro Medonte, ON
2. Glenn Brown – Oak Harbor, WA
3. Lou Davis – Truro, NS
4. Robert Durand – Osceda, WI
5. Steve Gallagher – Cobourg, ON
6. Roger Griffith – Goshen, IN
7. Jon Hand – Maple Park, IL
8. Jay Hart – Dunnville, ON
9. Steve Jannke – Caledonia, MI
10 Gary Johnson – Eau Claire, WI
11. Serge Laflamme – Levis, QC
12. Chris Lamer – Belleville, ON
13. Mathieu Leclerc – Donnacona, QC
14. Fred Malatches – Cambridge, ON
15. LeWayne Rogers – Altoona, IA
16. Dave Selden – Reese, MI (Designated by ASA)
17. Paul Squires – Goldsboro, NC
18. Trevor Topping – Kitchener, ON
19. Justin Van Horn – Chatham, ON
20. Kevin Wallace – Shipman, IL
To be considered for this prestigious assignment, every umpire that would like the opportunity to officiate an ISC World Tournament must complete an application in the fall of the prior year and submit it to Bruce Bierman and Lou Davis. From the many applications that are received every fall, each is scrutinized and evaluated for selection.
Just as the teams, players, and coaches strive to participate in the ISC World Tournament every August, the same can be said for the Blue Crew. Congratulations to all and we look forward to seeing you on the field in Grand Rapids.
ISC VP Communications
ISC Umpire in Chief
April 19, 2017 Mississauga, ON – What’s your favourite memory of the 2016 ISC World Tournament? Shane Boland’s championship-winning home run? Walk-off heroics by Nick Shailes or Wayne Laulu?
You can relive all of those moments and more with the 2017 ISC Digital Guide now available for your viewing pleasure online at the International Softball Congress website at www.iscfastpitch.com.
Simply click on the front cover of the 2017 Guide and you’ll be taken to a full-colour reproduction with more than 125 photos, links to all of the Pointstreak linescores and game stats and ISC Network broadcasts plus dozens of additional links sprinkled throughout. The ISC Digital Guide is a faithful reproduction of the hard copy ISC Guide which is now on sale.
This is the seventh year of publication for the ISC Digital Guide by Red Mat Media, led by Scott Standerfer and his team.
You can now order and pay for a hard copy of the 2017 ISC Guide online at the ISC website through the convenience of PayPal by visiting http://iscfastpitch.com/paypal-2/ and choosing the Guide option in the drop down menu.
We thank all of our ISC sponsors, including Cooper Tire and FirstOntario Credit Union, for enabling us to bring you the 2017 ISC World Championship Guide.
For additional information, please contact
ISC VP Operations/Guide Managing Editor
ISC Executive Director
ISC VP Communications
April 11, 2017 – Reedsburg, WI – The International Softball Congress has appointed a new slate of 12 player representatives.
“We want to thank all of these individuals who have stepped forward to be a voice for the players in the game,” said ISC President Dean Oscar.
1- Brad Pender – Canada East
2- Chris Diethert – US Central
3- Eric Fogel – US East
4- Jon Gwizdala – US East
5- Justin Schofield – Atlantic Canada
6- Kris Walushka – Canada West
7- Matt McLaren – Canada East
8- Nick Santos – US West
9- Scott Galenza – Canada West
10 – Tyler Dudley – US East
11- Sisco Sabate – International
12- Zennon Winters – International
US Player reps are appointed by US Vice President Chris Santos. In Canada, they are appointed by Canada Vice President Todd McCabe. International player reps are appointed by Dean Oscar. The player’s rep committee discusses business throughout the year via email and has the power to propose motions to the ISC Board of Directors on a wide variety of issues.
The ISC would like to thank the previous group of player reps, some of whom had close to a decade or more of service, for their time and commitment. The injection of new faces with new ideas and the fire of enthusiasm will be a plus for the game we all love.
ISC VP Communications
February 10, 2017 – Findlay, OH – Greg Nydick, of Philadelphia, PA, and Bill Kunkel, from Eaton Rapids, MI, are both joining the International Softball Congress (ISC) as Commissioners-at-Large, the ISC announced today.
“In addition to having a passion for the game, each of these individuals have skills that we need in our organization as we continue to support men’s fastpitch softball,” said Larry Fisher, ISC Executive Director.
Fans of the game will be familiar with Greg due to his association with the New York Gremlins and statistician and social media director. Greg has been involved with the game since he was 13 years old and is a second generation softballer, his father Bob Nydick has been a team sponsor for a number of years. In his professional life, Greg is as an auditor for a public accounting firm.
“I am excited to join an organization that has meant so much to me growing up, and I look forward to helping promote and grow the game of fastpitch,” said Nydick. “I am looking forward to working with all the other Commissioners.”
“Greg’s experience, both in his fastpitch associations and his professional life, will be of great value to the ISC,” said Fisher.
Bill has been involved with the game since 1991 and has wide experience as a player, manager, sponsor and clinician. In 2016, Bill organized and ran training clinics for junior men’s national teams from countries such as Israel, Botswana and Denmark. Bill has also worked with the US junior men’s team members and was just announced as a member of the 2017-2020 USA Softball men’s national team coaching pool. He is currently working with the West Michigan Sports Commission in preparation for the 2017 ISC World Tournament.
“I would like to thank Larry Fisher and the ISC for including me in the organization. I hope to use this new position to help maintain the world class quality of fastpitch softball that ISC has provided for many years now,” said Kunkel. “I also hope to use my new role as a recruiting platform to attract the younger generation to fastpitch softball and the international level of completion that is so hard to find otherwise.”
“Bill’s strong involvement with, and passion for, the development of the sport will be extremely useful as we face the challenges of trying to grow the game,” said Fisher.
The ISC welcomes both Greg and Bill to the Board of Directors. Both are keen and willing to become important components of the ISC and it is felt that their energy and enthusiasm will be an asset to the organization moving forward.
For more information, please contact:
ISC VP Communications
ISC Executive Director
February 3, 2017 – The ISC is currently seeking interested players for appointment to the ISC Player Rep Committee. Player Rep Committee members should be active participants on teams that are planning to participate in the 2017 ISC World Tournament.
If you wish to be considered for the 2017 Player Rep Committee, I ask that you send an “email of interest” to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as your respective ISC Vice President, Chris Santos, USA VP at email@example.com or Todd McCabe, CA VP at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Feb. 15th, 2017.
December 13, 2016 – Saginaw, MI – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring three boys fastpitch softball championship tournaments on the weekend of July 21-23 in Saginaw, Michigan.
The ISC Developmental Championship Tournaments in the U14, U16 and U18 age groups marks a return for the ISC in sponsoring stand-alone youth events separate from the annual ISC World Tournament.
“With the outstanding boy’s fastpitch programs in Munger and Vasser, as well as the history of successful ISC developmental tournaments in Frankenmuth, this is the ideal area to hold these tournaments,” says ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher. Saginaw is 10-15 minutes from Frankenmuth and was the host of the 1981 ISC World Tournament.
“We’ve selected this weekend because there’s minimal conflict with any of the Ontario provincial events in these age groups, so we’d really like to see Ontario teams come and compete for an ISC championship,” added Fisher.
More information will be forthcoming as the committee of Tom Stasik, Del Benson, Don Petro and Pete Bouvy work out the details in the coming weeks.
The ISC is also planning a U21 Championship as part of the 2017 ISC World Tournament being held in Grand Rapids, MI., August 12-19.
For additional information, please contact:
ISC Executive Director
ISC VP Communications
December 9, 2016 – Ayr, Ontario – The International Softball Congress is reminding umpires that the deadline to apply to officiate at the 2017 ISC World Tournament is January 15, 2017.
Umpires wanting to work the 2017 ISC World Tournament, must complete the ISC Umpire Pool Application form, which can be found on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com in the ISC Forms tab.
Pool application are to be sent to ISC Umpire-in-Chief Bruce Bierman and ISC Deputy UIC Lou Davis. E-mail addresses are at the bottom of the pool application.
The ISC reminds umpires that they must apply each year to be considered to umpire in the World Tournament.
The 2017 ISC World Tournament will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from August 11-20 at the Art Van Complex.
ISC Umpire In Chief
December 2, 2016 – Mississauga, ON – While Christmas is less than a month away, for those still pining for the smell of freshly mown grass and the crack of a home run, all of the 2016 ISC World Tournament game videos have been collected on the FASTPITCH ON YouTube channel and are available for viewing.
The playlist for the games is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5CtRiA3GJz7H6Fs63zCPD6l_ywJAWTzJ and is accessible from the FASTPITCH ON YouTube link on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com.
The ISC is asking fans to click on the “subscribe” button for the ISC Fastpitch channel on YouTube. Subscribing is free and will provide you with notifications whenever videos are added to the ISC Fastpitch channel. In addition, when we get to 100 subscribers, YouTube enables us to have a more user-friendly URL rather than the random collection of letters and numbers like above.
“Look for additional ISC Network broadcasts to be added to the ISC Fastpitch channel in the future as we build our archives library in one place,” said ISC VP Operations and broadcast co-executive producer Blair Setford. “The YouTube platform is ideal for us for both live webcasts as well as archived games.”
The ISC gives special thanks to headline sponsors FirstOntario Credit Union as well as Murphy’s Fish & Chips and First Nations Payments Systems. In addition, we want to recognize the financial contributions of Circle Tap Bar & Grill, Cooper Tires, Corbett’s Source for Sports, Fireman Steinmetz Daya, Gorilla Gold, Mr. Ned’s Custom Tailors, Peligro Sports, Skelton Trucking and Rawlings Sports (Worth).
Our preference has been to try to secure sufficient sponsorship such that we can continue to bring the games to our fans at no cost. However, this means balancing meeting the needs of our fans around the world who want to watch the ISC World Tournament with the reality of increased production costs. In 2016, we went with a single-camera production. We would like to do more, but that comes with a cost.
With most of the sponsorship coming from sponsors who already support their teams, we ask fans who may know of businesses that may be prepared to provide financial support for the broadcasts to contact us for further information.
ISC VP Communications
ISC VP Operations
November 4, 2016 – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Kane, of Denmark, Wisconsin, as Treasurer. Kane, 41, replaces Charlie Smith who has held the position for the past 14 years.
Kane is a treasury analyst at a Wisconsin insurance firm, where he has worked for the past nine years. His love for working with numbers is second only to his love for the game of men’s fastball.
“I am looking forward to this new opportunity with the ISC and working with the executive committee and the regional commissioners to continue the unrivaled heritage of the ISC World Tournament,” says Kane.
Kane started playing fastball at the age of 16 for Denmark State Bank in local leagues and tournaments. He played with the lower level Circle Tap II team until 2001. In 2002, he joined the Circle Tap major men’s team as a player-coach and administrator, playing in his first ISC World Tournament during that year. Kane has been with Circle Tap since then and helps organize and run the annual Boys of Summer Tournament each July.
“The ISC Board of Directors welcomes Dean into its fraternity as a very important component of the ISC team and we look forward to working with him,” says ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher.
For more information, please see the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com.
ISC VP Communications
Oct 15, 2016 – by Gordon Wise – A very important torch is going to be passed in the International Softball Congress this year, a torch which has been held in the most-capable of hands for many decades. A key player in the ISC will step back and take a new role in this organization which has been a big part of his life.
CHARLIE SMITH has announced his retirement as Treasurer, following 14 years in that post.
Charlie succeeded his friend and mentor, Frank Porth, as Treasurer in 2002, and the organization has seen rock-solid financial leadership throughout his years of service. Before being selected for that office, Charlie had served the organization since his appointment as a Commissioner in 1986. He has served on the Executive Committee from 1994 – 2016.
But Charlie’s involvement with the ISC goes back to the beginning of the organization’s historic run in Rock Island, IL. It was then that Charlie, and his teammates on the Dautrich Realty team from El Paso, TX captured the first of two straight ISC World Tournament titles.
And his involvement with the sport itself goes way back to the years before the ISC itself was Formed. Flash back to 1944 and look in on the young Charlie Smith (just 14 and breaking into the tough El Paso Church League.) This was the beginning of a career which was to lead to adventures and “making a lot of outstanding trips and making a lot of outstanding friendships.”
Along the way, Charlie, a first baseman throughout, racked up additional honors all Along the way. He competed in 12 NSC/ISC World Tournaments where his teams fared quite well.
In addition to the ISC championship years of 1961 and 1962, his teams finished second once, twice finished fourth and twice finished in seventh place.
His honors in the diamond sport continued with induction into the El Paso Hall of Fame in both softball and baseball and El Paso’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
His crowning honor came in 1983 when Charlie was inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame.
Since 1986, he has served the ISC in a variety of posts including Commissioner of the West Texas/New Mexico Area; Southern Vice-President; as well as Treasurer of the Carrol Forbes Foundation prior to becoming ISC Treasurer in 2002.
The long track record of quality service to the sport and the organization will not end with his retirement from the Treasurer’s post. He will continue to be an active part of the ISC from his new post of Commissioner at Large.
Hats off to Charlie Smith, one of the truly fine gentlemen of our organization!
September 26, 2016 – Findlay, OH – A video has been released, announcing the new project underway to make the ISC Hall of Fame available for everyone to view and explore. More updates will be posted here as work is completed… but for the introductory video, please click on he following link…
September 25, 2016 – Larry Fisher, Executive Director of the International Softball Congress, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Thompson, of Waterloo, Ontario, as a ISC Specialist as the Hall of Fame Coordinator, formalizing a position John has filled since 2011.
“When the ISC assumed the costs and responsibility for the annual Hall of Fame Breakfast and Induction Ceremony, there were a lot of questions as to what we could do and how long we could do it,” said Fisher. “When I talked with John that very same afternoon, he just said “I’ll see what I can do.’’
Thompson has not only kept the Hall of Fame Breakfast and Induction Ceremony alive these past six years, but he has truly emphasized the “ceremony” of this very important part of the ISC World Tournament and made it an event.
“Since 2011, when John said ‘I’ll see what I can do”, he has provided 31 Hall of Fame inductees, their families and friends with a morning they will remember for the rest of their lives,” said Fisher, noting that Thompson’s official appointment is long overdue.
Thompson was inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame in 2014, receiving the Bob Welby Memorial Recognition of Service Award for his long tenured devotion to the game in Waterloo and to the ISC.
The ISC welcomes John Thompson in his formal role and we will all look forward to continuing the successful Hall of Fame Breakfasts for many more years.
ISC VP Communications
September 20, 2016 – Pictures are up for the 2016 ISC World Tournament and available for viewing and purchase. We are offering greatly reduced prices for this tournament and pictures can be ordered for $3 for a team picture and $1 for each individual/action shot. Special requests for sizing or edits are welcome for an additional cost. Follow the link below to the page with all of the pictures, find your desired images based on album and each picture has a identification number in the description. Send a private message or email to email@example.com with the album and id# of the pictures requested…and a secured payment email will be sent to you to complete the purchase.
Thank you for your interest….and hope you enjoy the memories!!
-Nick @ Quest Media Design
September 16, 2016 – The following rule changes were approved by the ISC Board of Directors effective for the 2017 season:
RESIDENCY – pg 154 – CURRENT RULE: Approved Out-Of-Region players on all ISC teams must play in at least one approved ISC Qualifying event or in invitational tournaments in both June and July, with their current year’s team, to be eligible for World Tournament play.
NEW RULE: “Approved Out-Of-Region players on all ISC teams must play in at least one approved ISC Qualifying event or in invitational tournaments in July, with their current year’s team, to be eligible for World Tournament play.”
OUT-OF-REGION PITCHERS – pg 154 – CURRENT RULE: Team rosters for all ISC Championship play shall be restricted to two (2) out-of-region pitchers. Pitcher is defined as any player on an 18-man roster who pitches in ISC Championship competition. The two (2) pitchers for ISC Championship play are deemed to be the first two (2) that pitch in ISC Championship play in any bracket.
NEW RULE: “Teams shall be allowed 3 pitchers with only 1 being a PRAWN pitcher.”
Aug 25,2016 – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce its annual Chronological Order of Finish, Individual and Team Awards for all four categories from the 70th Anniversary of the ISC Men’s World Fastball Tournament recently completed in Moline, Il.
August 25, 2016 – A playlist of all of the 2016 ISC World Tournament games broadcast by the ISC Network through YouTube is now available at the following link:
August 20, 2016 – 2:15PM (CST) Rain has forced rescheduling of games:
4:00 ISC World Tournament / Semi-final: Hill United vs New York Gremlins
Championship game to follow immediately upon completion of semi-final
4:30 ISC U21 Final : New Hamburg Mustangs vs Alvinston Jr. Indians
5:00 Legends Finals: Toronto Gators vs Team to be Determined
August 16, 2016 – The International Softball Congress announces that the ISC Board of Directors has elected the following five (5) individuals to be inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame in 2017:
Keith Mackintosh – Saskatoon, SK
Chris Delarwelle – Denmark, WI
Doug Middleton – Blue Springs, MO
Todd Schultz – Williamston, MI
ISC ADMINISTRATOR / UMPIRE CATAGORY:
Dave Casso (Umpire) – Chandler, AZ
The inductions will be held at the ISC Mens World Fastball Tournament, August 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI
August, 16,2016 – The International Softball Congress (ISC) is pleased to announce that the 72nd Annual ISC Mens Fastball World Tournament will be held in Kitchener, ON.
The ISC World Tournament will be returning to the Peter Hallman Ball Park for the 5th time in the span of 16 years.
Congratulations to the Kitchener Fastball Promotions, the ISC looks forward to returning to Canada for the 9th time.
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.
August 12, 2016 – Schedule of broadcasts from the 2016 ISC World Tournament All times listed are Central Time Zone, so adjust for your location. Games may not start on time if there are delays due to previous games. Click Here to Watch.
Sunday August 14 1:00 PM Gm 17 BC A’s vs tbd
Sunday August 14 3:00 PM Gm 15 New York Gremlins vs NB Petro Hawks
Sunday August 14 6:30 PM Gm 16 Hill United Chiefs vs Todd’s Mudjacking
Sunday August 14 8:30 PM Gm 20 Circle Tap Dukes vs tbd
Monday August 15 12:00 PM G37 Winners Bracket
Monday August 15 2:00 PM G36 Winners Bracket
Monday August 15 4:00 PM G39 Winners Bracket
Monday August 15 6:00 PM G40 Winners Bracket
Monday August 15 8:00 PM G38 Winners Bracket
Tuesday August 16 6:00 PM G49 Winners Bracket
Tuesday August 16 8:00 PM G50 Winners Bracket
Wednesday August 17 6:00 PM G56 Winners Bracket
Wednesday August 17 8:00 PM G55 Winners Bracket
Thursday August 18 4:00 PM ISC II Championship Game
Thursday August 18 6:00 PM G61 Winners Bracket
Thursday August 18 8:00 PM G62 Winners Bracket
Friday August 19 10:00 AM G63 Losers Bracket
Friday August 19 12:00 PM G64 Losers Bracket
Friday August 19 2:00 PM G65 Losers Bracket
Friday August 19 4:00 PM G66 Losers Bracket
Friday August 19 7:00 PM G67 Winners Bracket Final
Saturday August 20 11:00 AM G68 Losers Bracket
Saturday August 20 1:00 PM G69 Losers Bracket Final
Saturday August 20 3:00 PM 2016 Legends Championship Game
Saturday August 20 6:00 PM 2016 ISC Championship Game
August 1, 2016 – Tom McKay will be presenting a Power Point program about the ISC tournament in the 1960s twice at the Moline Public Library in honor of this year’s tournament. The program will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m on both August 12th and August 15th.
As you know, Rock Island hosted the ISC tournament from 1961 through 1969. Tom attended the majority of the games from 1961 to 1963 and every inning of every game from 1964 to 1969. The presentation is about the teams, players, and times that made the tournament great during those years. The program includes articles, picture and box scores the appeared in the Rock Island Argus which provided extensive coverage. There are also a few images from tournament programs and other publications. The program will be of interest to anyone who remembers those days or wants to know more about softball history. The tournament was filled with Hall of Fame players and great games and finishes during those years.
The Moline Public Library is located at 3210 41st. It is approximately two miles from the Green Valley Complex.
Tuesday July 19, 2016
This year’s tournament brackets/schedules have now been released, just click on any of the ISC Shields on the home page at www.iscfastpitch.com and all four brackets/schedules are available for your viewing.
Good Luck and Good Sportsmanship to all 52 teams participating and see you all in Moline, IL for the 70TH Anniversary of ISC World Mens Fastpitch Championship Tournament.
ISC V-P Communications
June 28, 2016 – For Immediate Release
St. John’s, NL – The ISC Network will bring fastball fans around the world coverage of selected games from the Rumble on the Rock from Lions Park in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Featuring the #1 Hill United Chiefs and #2 Toronto Gators, along with three very competitive local squads in NTV Hitmen, The Bigs and Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs, The Rock Invitational is a qualifier for the 2017 ISC World Tournament. This marks the first time that St. John’s has hosted an ISC event.
Join Kris Abbott and Blair Setford along with special guests for coverage starting Thursday June 30 at 6:15 pm with Hill United vs The Bigs, followed by the Toronto Gators taking on Kelly’s Pub at 8:45 pm. In between games, we’ll carry a recognition ceremony for ISC Hall of Famer Colin Abbott, the only Newfoundlander in the Hall. Colin was inducted last August.
On Saturday July 2, the 1 vs 4 semi-final starts at 3 pm, followed by the 2 vs 3 semi-final at 5 pm with the Championship game at 7:30 pm.
Note that all times are Newfoundland time, which is 1 hour & 30 minutes ahead of the Eastern time zone. Please adjust for your local time zone.
To watch the games, go to http://www.meridix.com/schedule.php?liveid=iscfastpitch
Additional games will be streamed by the Hill United Chiefs through their ustream.tv channel hillustream. Pending availability, some games on Friday July 1 may also be added to the ISC Network schedule.
Both the Chiefs and the Gators have strong connections to St. John’s and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. From the Chiefs, field manager John Hill, Steve Mullaley, Brad Ezekiel and Jason Hill all hail from the province, while locals Sean Cleary, Ryan Boland, Shane Boland and Jeremy O’Reilly all play for the Gators.
For additional information, please contact:
ISC VP Operations
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June 23, 2016 Ayr, ON – Congratulations are extended to the 20 individuals that have been chosen to be wear the ISC Umpire colours and maintain the integrity of the rule book this August at the Greenvalley Sports Complex in Moline, Illinois for the 2016 ISC World Tournament.
Each year, umpires have to apply in the fall of the preceding year and then the task of scrutinizing and evaluating the many applicants falls upon the shoulders of ISC Umpire-In-Chief Bruce Bierman, Deputy UiC Lou Davis and Les Novak.
As each team strives to be a part of the ISC World Tournament, so does the complement of the Blue Crew. The ISC congratulates each of you on your appointment.
1 Brandon Bluhm – Chehalis, WA
2 Glenn Brown – Oak Harbour, WA
3 Lou Davis – Truro, NS
4 Tony Dickson – Moonstone, ON
5 Robert Durand – Osceda, WI
6 Steve Gallagher – Cobourg, ON
7 Roger Griffith – Goshen, IN
8 Jon Hand – Maple Park, IL
9 Steve Jahnke – Caledonia MI
10 Charlie Johnson – Hitterdal MN
11 Chris Lamer – Belleville, ON
12 Fred Malatches – Cambridge, ON
13 Mike Morrissey – Peterborough, ON
14 Ed Oliver – Batavia, IA
15 Ed Otterman – Brantford, ON
16 LaWayne Rogers – Altoona, Iowa
17 Paul Squires – Goldsboro, NC
18 Trevor Topping – Kitchener, ON
19 Kevin Wallace – Shipman, IL
20 Rick Wysynsk -i Sault Ste. Marie, ON
ISC VP Communications
|2016 June 21 ISC Rankings|
|1||Six Nations, ON Hill – United Chiefs||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||10|
|2||Toronto, ON, – Gators||2||2||2||2||3||2||3||2||2||2||22|
|3||Clifton Park, NY – NY Gremlins||4||3||4||3||2||3||2||3||3||3||30|
|4||Saskatoon, SK – A1 Bombers||3||4||3||4||4||6||4||4||4||4||40|
|5||Vancouver, BC – BC A’s||6||6||6||6||5||4||5||6||7||6||57|
|6||Scarborough, ON – Force||5||5||9||7||6||5||6||5||8||5||61|
|7||Agoura Hills, CA – J&B Painting||7||7||5||5||7||7||7||7||5||7||64|
|8||Staten Island, NY- Peligro Gremlins||8||9||7||8||8||8||9||8||9||9||83|
|9||Denmark, WI – Circle Tap Dukes||9||8||8||9||9||9||8||12||6||8||86|
|10||Bloomington, IL – Stix||11||10||10||11||11||11||11||14||10||10||109|
|11||Pottstown, PA – North East Drillers||10||11||15||17||10||12||12||9||13||11||120|
|12||Toronto, ON – Batmen||16||12||11||12||13||14||16||11||11||12||128|
|13||Kitchener, ON – Cubs||17||13||12||15||14||22||10||10||15||13||141|
|14||Elmira, ON – Expos||12||15||14||16||16||15||15||16||12||14||145|
|15||Delisle, SK – Diamond Dogs||13||16||16||14||15||15||14||13||17||16||150|
|16||Ensenada, MX – Team Marquez||18||19||25||13||12||12||19||15||19||17||169|
|17||Topeka, KS – Toros||15||17||19||10||23||13||21||25||14||15||172|
|18||Kingston, ON – Axemen||19||14||13||21||19||19||20||17||20||19||181|
|19||Fargo, ND – Kegel Black Knights||14||20||17||25||20||18||13||25||16||18||186|
|20||Aurora, IL – Dolan & Murphy||22||25||25||25||22||17||18||20||18||22||214|
|21||Oswego, NY – CPI||20||21||25||25||18||15||25||23||25||20||217|
|22||St. Paul, MN – Tin Cup||24||25||23||19||24||25||17||18||22||23||220|
|22||Shakespeare, ON – Falcons||25||18||18||18||25||20||25||24||23||24||220|
|24||Houston, TX – Ray Ray’s||25||23||25||20||17||25||25||19||25||21||225|
|25||Waterdown, ON – Hammer||25||25||20||22||25||21||23||25||21||25||232|
|26||Pueblo, CO – Bandits||21||22||22||25||21||24||25||25||25||25||235|
|27||Wiarton, ON – Nationals||25||24||24||23||25||25||22||25||25||25||243|
|28||Walcott, IA – Lamp Liter||23||25||25||25||25||25||25||21||25||25||244|
|28||Lloydminster, SK – Dodgers||25||25||21||25||25||23||25||25||25||25||244|
|30||Appleton, WI – Bar on the Avenue Buzz||25||25||25||25||25||25||24||22||24||25||245|
|31||Sebringville, ON – Sting||25||25||25||25||25||24||25||25||25||25||249|
|31||Salt Lake City, UT- Page Brake||25||25||25||24||25||25||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 teams in the 2016 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 each team, rankings outside a range of two standard deviations from the median were adjusted back to the median.
June 19, 2016 – St Clements, ON. The tournament program for the 2016 Peter Hallman Memorial Tournament, June 24-26, can be view at:
This 20 page publication contains complete team rosters and the tournament schedules for the weekend.