July 24, 2014

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NAFA 23-Under Teams asked to confirm today

From the NAFA national office 23-Under Coaches: Information regarding NAFA can be found on www.Nafafastpitch.com 1) Email us back that you are coming 2) Mail Your $250 entry fee to NAFA, PO Box 566, Dayton, Or, 97114 3) reserve your motel rooms today at one of these hotels… Call these host hotels TODAY Who’s Coming […]

Streaming media pioneer Dave Blackburn (at right) with the ISC's first play-by-play man, Ron Chambers in the early days.

Dave Blackburn Tribute – Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 12 noon at Santa Fe Springs, CA

Maccabi USA will host a Dave Blackburn Tribute on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 12 o’clock noon at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs California, following the 10:30 a.m. slate of games for the SCIFL, which concludes league play Saturday. The date also marks the retirement of longtime SCIFL commissioner Robert Hernandez. Little Lake […]

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International Softball Federation (ISF) appoints Radigonda as Executive Director

From the ISF PLANT CITY, Fla. — The International Softball Federation (ISF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ron Radigonda as the Executive Director of the ISF. This appointment, approved by the Board of Directors of the ISF, takes effect immediately. Ron is an experienced administrator, very knowledgeable about the game of softball […]

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2014 ISF Jrs. – Team Argentina Two-Time Champions!

Story by Echo Ross, Communications, 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship July 21, 2014 (Whitehorse, YT) – They didn’t do it the easy way, but Argentina will return home as two-time ISF Junior Men’s World Softball Champions. After losing to New Zealand 3-1 in the semifinals, Argentina had to face Japan in the bronze medal […]

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USA Softball Junior Men claim consolation prize at ISF Junior Men’s World Championship

WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Canada – The USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team took the field versus Mexico on Sunday in the consolation finals of the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Men’s World Championship and won convincingly 11-5 the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. With the win, Team USA finished 7-4, their best record in […]

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Day 10 – ISF Jrs. – USA vs. Mexico in Consolation Final – 2pm PDT Sunday

The USA will take on Mexico today in the X ISF Jr. Men’s World Championship. The game will be broadcast live on Sports Canada TV. Click here or the blue icon to watch.

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Day 10 – ISF Jr. Worlds – USA Softball Junior Men beat Czech Republic to earn spot in ISF World Championship Consolation Final

Story by Steve Embree, USA Softball WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Canada – Playing in the consolation bracket of the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Men’s World Championship, the USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team defeated Czech Republic 12-2 on Saturday to earn a spot in the consolation finals the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. A […]

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Day 10 – ISF Jr. Worlds – Final Three Broadcasts from Whitehorse

Final three broadcasts from the X ISF Jr. World Championships today at Whitehorse, Yukon Canada. The Ballpark Radio crew of Kyle Smith, Lance Winn, Joe Todd and Jim Flanagan will conclude their schedule of 54 live streaming video broadcasts in 10 days, in partnership Sports Canada TV. SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014 1:00pm Diamond 1 Bronze […]

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X ISF Jr. World Championship at Whitehorse – Medal Histories of Three Finalists

The X ISF Jr. World Championship of Softball comes to a close today at Whitehorse, Yukon. Three teams remain in contention for the gold medal, and all three will medal. New Zealand earned a spot in the gold medal game with a 3-1 win over Argentina, who suffered their first loss of the tournament. Japan […]

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New Zealand Advances to Final, Argentina to Meet Japan

Story by Echo Ross Communications, 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship July 19, 2014 July 19, 2014 (Whitehorse, YT) – With a bye to the Gold Medal Game on the line, Argentina and New Zealand squared off in the second semifinal Saturday at the 2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship. Argentina entered the game undefeated, […]

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New Zealand Junior Black Sox can deliver unique double

New Zealand could be on the brink of their first world senior and junior men’s softball double success for almost 30 years. The Junior Black Sox softball team have won straight through to the grand final of the ISF Junior Men’s (under-19) world championships title in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. If they win the title it […]

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Day 9 – ISF Jrs. – Medal Round

4:00 pm PDT – 3 v. 4 Japan v. Australia 6:00 p.m. PDT 1 v. 2 Argentina v. New Zealand Both games live on Sports Canada TV

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Dave Blackburn Tribute – Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 12 noon at Santa Fe Springs, CA

Streaming media pioneer Dave Blackburn (at right) with the ISC's first play-by-play man, Ron Chambers in the early days.

Streaming media pioneer Dave Blackburn (at right) with the ISC’s first play-by-play man, Ron Chambers in the early days.

Maccabi USA will host a Dave Blackburn Tribute on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 12 o’clock noon at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs California, following the 10:30 a.m. slate of games for the SCIFL, which concludes league play Saturday. The date also marks the retirement of longtime SCIFL commissioner Robert Hernandez.

Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs CA is located at 10900 Pioneer Blvd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.

The tribute will feature a number of speakers, honoring Dave Blackburn for his contributions to the game, including his work as a pioneer of live audio and video streaming broadcasts of men’s fastpitch games.

Dave Blackburn was inducted into the ISC Hall Of Fame in 2011, and passed away in May 2014.

The tribute ceremony will be live audio streamed on Ballpark Radio, whose founding was inspired by Dave Blackburn. A game featuring Dave’s former team, Maccabi USA will also be live (audio) streamed on Ballpark Radio at 12:30 PM Saturday.

All fastpitch players, fans and friends of Dave are invited to attend.

Those unable to attend but who wish to share a memory or comment about Dave Blackburn are invited to leave a voicemail message at Ballpark Radio, to be included in the on air coverage Saturday. The phone number for Ballpark Radio is 562-726-4004. Or email us, jim [at] ballparkradio.com and we’ll read your comment on the air before or during the ballgame.

Listeners can hear the ceremony and game to follow at the Ballpark Radio website, www.ballparkradio.com

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