October 1, 2014

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Dave Blackburn Memorial Tree and Plaque (Dedication at Santa Barbara CA Nov 22)

We are pleased to share the information for the Dave Blackburn Memorial Tree and Plaque, cap tip Kenny Schwartz: Help fund the installation of a 25 foot oak tree and memorial plaque in honor of Dave Blackburn. (Santa Barbara, California) Click here for indie-gogo page. The Opportunity Maccabi USA Softball has ordered the memorial plaque […]

Jr. Sting claim first Huron men’s fastball league title

From the Mitchell Advocate: The Sebringville Jr. Sting men’s fastball team earned the title of Huron Men’s Fastball League Champions the Sept. 12-14 weekend in Wingham, going undefeated in the double-knockout tournament. Click here to read the entire article and to view team photo of the Jr. Sting.

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6th Amigos Fastpitch Tournament – Hayward CA – Nov. 15-16, 2014

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Grimsby Diamond Kings capture NAFA 45+ at Moline IL

From the Bracebridge Examiner By Brent Cooper BRACEBRIDGE – A chance encounter has helped a Bracebridge man win a world title. Ted Conway said he was having a conversation with some visiting players during a fastball tournament in Muskoka this past June when they asked him if he would be interested in joining them at […]

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2014 Ontario Challenge Cup Recap

From ISC Canada East With the conclusion of the Ontario Challenge Cup and the awarding of the Laverne Reichert Memorial Trophy to Shakespeare Falcons, the 2014 fastball season comes to a close for ISC Canada East. We want to thank our host committee lead by Darrell and Alisha Anderson and the Ohsweken Redmen and the […]

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Scoreboard for 2014 Ontario Challenge Cup

Information courtesy of Blair Setford Friday, September 12, 2014 Ohsweken Redmen 7 Hamilton Pirates 2 WP Rory Miller 7 inn 5H 2R 5Ks LP Chris VanVolkenburg 5 inn 5H 7R 2 earned 3Ks; Darryl Banks 1 inn 2Ks Redmen Ryan Davis 3-RBI 3b Matt Sault 2-run HR Pirates Chris McColl HR Kyle Stevenson HR Sweaburg […]

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Ontario Challenge Cup Broadcasts – Sept 12-14, 2014

From ISC Canada East: The Ontario Challenge Cup goes this weekend in Ohsweken, starting with three games tonight at 7, 8 & 9 pm. Games continue all day Saturday, starting at 9 am. We have an early start on Sunday at 8 am with a single championship game scheduled for 2 pm. Join us on […]

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Jeff Ellsworth named to Canada’s Pan American softball team

Editor’s note: We carried a story in August announcing that Jeff Ellsworth was retiring from ISC play. The upcoming Pan Am qualifier and next year’s Pan Am and ISF championships offer fastball fans a last opportunity to see the player some call the best in the game. Call this the “Farewell Tour” if you wish, […]

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1994 ISC World Tournament Media Guide

Editor’s note: I was moving some boxes over the weekend and found some with fastpitch memorabilia, including this 1994 ISC World Tournament Championship Guide from 20 years ago. The champions the prior year in 1993? Toronto Gators, with pitcher Darren Zack and catcher Bruce Casselman featured on the cover of the guide. Darren was the […]

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2014 Sr. Canadians – 3 Peat for 3 Cheers

From the Journal Pioneer By Jason Malloy 3 Cheers Pub wins Sr. Canadian national fast pitch championship The three-peat is complete for 3 Cheers Pub. The St. John’s, N.L., squad defeated city rivals the Kelly’s Pub Bulldogs 8-1 Sunday in Charlottetown in the Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship game. “That’s what we came here […]

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USA Softball Men’s Fastpitch National Team wins Durk Sherman Classic Championship

From Steve Embree, ASA/USA Softball ELKLAND, Pa. – In their first event as a team, the 2014 USA Softball Men’s Fastpitch National Team took the championship of Durk Sherman Classic in Elkland, Pa. this weekend. Using the event as a tune-up for next month’s IX Conpasa Men’s Fastpitch Panam, Team USA went 5-0 in the […]

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3 Cheers Pub defeats Fawcetts 10-0 to advance to final

Cap tip ISC Canada East By Jason Malloy, The defending champions are a win away from a three-peat at the Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship in Charlottetown. “We wanted to end the game on that swing, not necessarily a walk-off home run by any means, but I just wanted to get a hit,” Mullaley […]

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2014 Sr. Canadians – 3 Peat for 3 Cheers

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From the Journal Pioneer
By Jason Malloy

3 Cheers Pub wins Sr. Canadian national fast pitch championship

The three-peat is complete for 3 Cheers Pub.

The St. John’s, N.L., squad defeated city rivals the Kelly’s Pub Bulldogs 8-1 Sunday in Charlottetown in the Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship game.

“That’s what we came here to do and that’s what we accomplished,” said ace Sean Cleary.

He was named the championship round MVP after allowing one run in winning all three games. He had 33 strikeouts and a 0.41 ERA in 17 innings.

3 Cheers Pub scored in each of the five innings en route to Sunday’s victory.

Jeremy O’Reilly’s base hit on a 1-2 count scored Ryan Boland with the winning run.

“I was just trying to hit a line drive there and managed to put one up the middle,” he said. “It was the biggest hit of my career.”

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Editor’s note:
Be sure to click the link or logo to view the original story at The Journal Pioneer. There is a great video clip of the game winning hit and some player interviews. Nicely done, Journal Pioneer.