July 30, 2014

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ISF making pitch for museum, hall of fame at Plant City Stadium

From the Plant City Courier/Tampa Tribune PLANT CITY – It has been years in the making, but a permanent tribute to the sport of softball may finally be rounding third base. The International Softball Federation has talked about creating a hall of fame and museum ever since it moved to the Plant City Stadium complex […]

Tyler Pauli dives over the Singapore catcher to score a run during action July 19 from the ISF Junior Men’s World Softball Championship. (Photo by Maddy Flanagan, www.maddysphotos.com, click to enlarge)

Tyler Pauli: Making a name for himself at world championship

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 […]

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Award Winners from 54th Annual Seattle Invitational

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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2014 Raymond Angulo Memorial Tournament – Corona, CA – Aug 30-31

When: August 30/31 2014 Where: Corona, CA, “Promenade Park Softball Field” 615 Richey Street Corona, CA 92882 Cost: $375.00 Double elimination 3 game Guarantee Awards Deadline: August 25, 2014 Payment Guarantees Spot Space is limited For more information please contact: Ernie Marez 951-377-3364, elmarez25@sbcglobal.net Hosted by: Major League Softball, So. Cal. Rebels softball Org. Mail […]

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JRW & Assoc. takes Thumping in Seattle Invite

Thanks to JR Williamson for this report JRW & Associates were 1-3 in the Upper Division of the 54th Seattle Fastpitch Invite at Dacca Park in Fife, WA. The three losses were to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers of the tournament. Our win was in our first game, 1-0 over Southern Oregon Bandits. […]

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54th Annual Seattle Invitational at Fife – July 25-27, 2014 – Updated Sunday

. 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 […]

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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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 […]

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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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