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By Andy Bader, Mitchell Advocate “Now batting for Team Canada, #20, right fielder, Tyler Pauli.” Game announcers at the 2014 International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Men’s World Softball Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon incorrectly pronounced the 19-year-old Mitchell native’s surname “Paul-ee”, but by the time the 10-day tournament was over, fans from all over the world […]
From tournament director Ryan Daly Wrapping up a great weekend, thanks to all of the teams that traveled in to Fife for this great 54th year of the Tournament! Seattle Invitational at Fife Open Division Awards: Order of finish: 1st Place: California A’s- Bakersfield, CA (5-1) 2nd Place: Cleon’s Auto Repair- Spanaway, WA. (4-2) 3rd […]
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. Editor’s note: The Facebook page for the tournament notes that the Pointstreak system is not working for the tournament. We’ll post information when available. For the moment, as of 1pm Sunday, here is what we have: Open Division Sunday Schedule #1a Brewers vs #4b K-Club F-3 830am #2b Cleons vs #3a JRW F-1 8:30am […]
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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