Archive for May, 2006

Houston Aces ISC Qualifier Results

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

From Al’s Fastball: Houston Aces ISC Results
Houston Aces ISC Results

The Houston Aces Fastpitch Team are in Austin, TX playing for a berth in the ISC Worlds. Saturdays results are as follows. 11 A.M. Houston Aces vs Austin Indians The Aces started their first game of the weekend against the Austin Indians. The Aces bats stayed hot from Red Rock scoring 10 runs over 5 innings of play. Panfilo Valdez took the mound for the Aces allowing no runs and 4 hits throwing a gem. The Aces got the win and next would face the Oklahoma Bombers. Aces 10 vs Indians 0 2 P.M Houston Aces vs Oklahoma Bombers The Aces next faced the Oklahoma Bombers a tough scrapy team in their 2 P.M. game. Wayne Wells took the mound throwing almost perfect allowing 3 hits with 11 strikeouts. The game stayed at zero until the 3rd inning. Then right fielder Ben Duron bunted with two outs and two men on, an error on the throw to first scored both runners. The Aces added 2 more in the 5th off a hit to the center field fence from Mario Perez. The Aces would win 5 – 0 and will face the Austin Jokers at 8 P.M. Aces 4 vs Bombers 0 8 P.M. Houston Aces vs Austin Jokers The Aces will face the Austin Jokers at 8 P.M. tonight, Jason Smith will take the mound for the team. Results of the night cap will be sent after the game as well as who the Aces will play next. Stay Tuned.

From: Anselmo Zamorategui
semoz81 (at)

So Cal ASA “C” National Qualifier at Palm Springs

Friday, May 26th, 2006

From the So Cal ASA Website: SOCAL ASA : Softball

The schedule for Saturday’s round robin games are now available. Five teams will be competing for the berths to the “C” Nationals to be held in Marietta/Cobb County, Georgia Labor Day weekend. All teams in the tournament are from So Cal ASA. They are; Gamecocks, Latin Heat, Level One, Palm Springs Express and So Cal Hustlers. Games begin at 9:00AM Saturday morning in round robin format which will then seed to the teams into the single elimination bracket.

Please remember that construction is still on-going on Mesquite so you will need to into the park at El Cielo Road off Ramon Road. All games will be played on fields 7 & 8, the ones by the snack bar.

Click link above for all the details.

#20 CR/Portland at Casa Trejo Palm Springs Classic

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

From Al’s Fastball:

May 20/21 in Palm Springs, CA

The CR/Portland squad would like to thank Ralph Trejo and the SoCal Bombers for a great weekend of ball in beautiful Palm Springs, CA. The fields, hotel, pool and scenery were very nice. I would recommend any teams looking to get out of the cold and play some early and stiff competition to plan for Palm Springs in ’07.

Relying on solid pitching from Mike Piechnik, Mark Bennett and Roberto Bahler, the team managed to win all 3 games Saturday, earning a bye in the first round of Sundays elimination. Saturday scores:

W-Mike Piechnik
L-Sonny Perkins


Slow Start for #8 Circle Tap

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

From Al’s Fastball: CT in Palm Springs

The Circle Tap Fastpitch team ventured to the West Coast for it’s first games of the season and came away with an extremely dissapointing 2-3 mark. There were positives to come out of the weekend however, most importantly getting some games in and getting most of the guys together for the first time. First off I want to thank Chris Miljavac, Marc Benjamin, Tommy Gray, and Rob Scheller for filling in as we were missing a few players due to coaching and work commitments, i.e. Kyle Magnusson, Kevin Reichardt, Todd Malnory, and Jamie Knudson. The weather in desert was a very nice 101 when we landed Thursday night, can’t ask for a whole lot better than that. Thanks to the SoCal Bombers and the Trejo group for putting on a very nice event and giving us a chance to see some teams that we don’t normally see until the Worlds.

Click link above for complete recap.

#18 Pueblo Bandits Palm Springs Classic Report

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

From Al’s Fastball: Pueblo Bandits Palm Springs Classic Report

Pueblo Bandits Palm Springs Classic Report The Pueblo Bandits management and players would like to extend a WARM thank you and congratulations to the SoCal Bombers s for a job well done on and off the field this past weekend in Palm Springs. Triple digit temperatures and a couple of key plays in the final are all that prevented a perfect weekend for the Bandits. While missing Cliff Wisdom and Mark Moziejko on the weekend the Bandits came together in the field and at the plate to show they are poised to improve on their twelfth place finish last year at the ISC and to prove their initial #18 ranking this season may be a bit low.


NSA WoodBat World Series (Labor Day, St. George, UT)

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

The Rocky Mountain Fastpitch Association in partnershipwith the National Softball Association would like to announce the inaugural NSA WoodBat World Series to be held in St George,Utah over Labor Day Weekend. There are no player or pitcher restrictions other than a residency requirement of any state bordering your home state. Canadians may play, but on a canadian team. You must be a citizen of your respective country. The entry fee will be $300 with a 3 game guarantee. Bill Givens in St George, Utah is the primary contact at(435)673-4148. His email is A little history on the inception of the Rocky MountainFastpitch Association. This association was created late last season in response to some of the injuries that happened to several pitchers during the 2005 season. We created a small travel league which has kicked offthis year with it’s first two successful weekends inRoosevelt, Utah and Laramie,Wyoming. The partnership was created with the NSA due to the fact that we as the RMFA did not have the time or resources to run a top flight national tournament. This partnership has proven to be a mutually beneficial endeavor for all people involved. Our website will be This websiteshould be up and running in the next two weeks. We will have a list of bat manufacturers and bat types that have already been tested in men’s fastpitch play. We will also have the entire Rocky Mountain Fastpitch Association contact information. Any body interested in participating, please contact us. My contact information is:

Dave Parker
Rocky Mountain FastpitchAssociation

Reminder to Post Tournament Results to Al’s Fastball

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

A reminder from Ken Hackmeister of the ISC: Please Post ALL Invitational Tournament Results to

Just a reminder to tournament directors and teams about providing invitational tournament results to Al Doran. (Email results to fastball (at) )

For ISC Ranking Committee purposes, is the official Internet site for obtaining tournament results. Individuals can post to any other sites and forums of their choosing but for team ranking committee purposes, is the one they are asked to use for tournament results . With the 2006 tournament season just underway, everyone’s cooperation in sending tournament results to Al will be appreciated.

The next ISC Team Rankings will be distributed following the upcoming Memorial Day weekend tournaments.

Ken Hackmeister

World Vintage Softball Carnival – Rotorua, New Zealand (March 2007)

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

From our friend Jason Gerbes, in Rotorua, New Zealand: WORLD VINTAGE SOFTBALL CARNIVAL – ROTORUA NEW ZEALAND
March 20 – 26, 2007

Confirmed: the 1st World Vintage Softball Carnival in Rotorua, New Zealand…

Welcome to the latest World Vintage Softball Carnival, Rotorua, New Zealand, March 20 to 26, 2007.

The Inaugural World Vintage Softball is to well and truly confirmed with enthusiastic responses from teams throughout the extensive Softball world.

The Rotorua Softball Association Inc has agreed to assist with hosting the Carnival and in this newsletter you will find their special message of invite and welcome. Slow Pitch New Zealand Inc is into the Carnival and has provided people to help with the organisation of the Carnival.

The Vintage Softball Carnival, March 2007 will provide a week of great competition, good fun, great friendship and hosting that will be second to none.

Designed for players over the age of 35, the World Vintage Softball Carnival caters for Slowpitch and Fastpitch Men’s, women’s, co-ed-all teams, their officials and supporters will be welcomed and placed in the grade of competition that suits their age, ability and fitness.


One of the Good Guys….

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

A Tip of the Cap to Mike Cutro, of CPI fastball in New York. Click here for the details posted at the forum.

So Cal Bombers Capture Casa Trejo Palm Springs Classic

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

The So Cal Bombers captured their second tournament title in as many tries, following their Red Rock win with the the Casa Trejo Palm Springs Classic win. The Pueblo Bandits, who earned the top seed after Saturday’s games, finished second.