Archive for July, 2006

Window Rock AZ Tournament – Sept 16-17

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in Sept. 16-17 2006 in Window Rock Arizona. Park Location: Fort Defiance Baseball Park; 14-16 Team Double Elimination Bracket

Tournament Name: Window Rock Men’s Fastpitch Tourament
Tournament Regional: Southwest
Class: Open too all teams
Entry Fee: $175

Tournament Director’s Meeting at Kitchener – Aug 12/2pm

Monday, July 31st, 2006

From Al’s Fastball:

[Kitchener, ON]-All Open and Invitational Tournament Directors are encouraged to attend a meeting in Kitchener, ON on Saturday August 12th. It will be held in the Viking C room on the 2nd floor at the Delta Kitchener(ISC Host Hotel) at 2PM E.S.T. If you can not attend please send the information for your 2007 Open/Invitational Tournaments to me so I can have Al post them on the ISC website. Please include:

Entry Fee
Any other useful information


Vancouver Tops Bombers in Challenge Finale

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Vancouver, BC

The 5th Annual Vancouver Challenge Mens FP tournament concluded just prior to 6:00 pm local time on Sunday evening. The large crowd of fastpitch enthusiasts were once again treated to some high quality team and individual performances. Unfortunately mother nature was not so kind to the event on Sunday as a 75 minute rain delay during the first games in the morning, set things back somewhat in terms of the scheduling. Thanks to the teams and umpires cooperation, coupled with the grounds crew efforts, along with clearing skies and pleasant weather the rest of the day the event went off without any further delays.

Sunday’s playoff matchup results were as follows:


ISC-TV to be Launched at Kitchener World Tournament

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

From the desk of Gordon Wise, ISC information director, via Al’s Fastball:

In mid-August, the International Softball Congress will holds its 60th annual ISC World Championship for Men’s fastball club teams, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. As the “Grand-Daddy” of all softball tournaments held anywhere on the planet, the ISC will be celebrating this 2006 milestone in style.

Continuing the five year old tradition of streaming live audio to fastball fans around the world, the ISC will be taking a great leap forward at this yearÂ’s World Tournament. In continuing the commitment to providing live streaming media, the ISC has designed, tested, and acquired, itÂ’s own customized, 4 camera live wireless video production system, optimized for global webcasting of World Tournament action.


FSR Hi-Desert Dawgs are “Best of the West”

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Reversal of Fortunes as Utah squad rebounds from 0-3 Saturday for perfect 3-0 Sunday and Best of the West title

FSR Hi-Desert Dawgs, UT – 9
Panteras, CA – 4
WP-Dave Ratliff
LP-Ron Rupp; Randy Clay in relief
HR-Jesse Bullock (2) (Hi Desert), 4 RBI; Tony Beeson, 2-3, 3 RBI (Panteras)

Most Valuable Pitcher- Dave Ratliff (Hi Desert Dawgs)
Co-Most Valuable Player – Jesse Bullock and Rob Winterhalder (Hi Desert Dawgs);

Check back soon, as we’ll have more details to post on the Dawgs run to the title.

Click here for the complete Best of the West Scoreboard

Best of the West – Elimination Sunday – 10:45am Semi-finals

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

FSR Hi-Desert Dawgs, Panteras advance to Best of the West Final

Game 12

10:45 AM – Winner of 9:00 AM game on Field 1 Vs 2nd Place
Taylor Farms, CA – 5
Panteras, CA – 15
WP-Ron Rupp
LP-Greg “Spud” Barker
HR-Jimmy Buentello (Panteras); Johnny “Pee Wee” Rodriguez (Panteras)

Game 13
10:45 AM – Winner of 9:00 AM game on Field 2 Vs 1st Place
Team Rainey, CA – 1
FSR Hi-Desert Dawgs, UT – 2
WP-Cody Thompson; Save-Dave Ratliff
LP-Sebastian Gervasutti
HR-Jesse Bullock (FSR);

Click here for the complete Best of the West Scoreboard

Best of the West – 9am Elimination Scores

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Game 10
Taylor Farms, CA – 3
Young Bucks, CA – 2
9 innings
WP-Rob Davis
LP-Anthony Martinez
HR-Eric Smalling (Young Bucks); Kevin Castillo, RBI (Young Bucks)
The Bucks scored one run in the first and one in the second. Taylor Farms scored two in the 4th to tie it, winning it in the 9th inning. In the first tie breaker inning, Taylor loaded the bases with no outs, but did not score, Martinez escaping on 2 K’s. Taylor scored in the 9th when the throw to first on an infield grounder went wide of first.

Game 11

FSR Hi-Desert Dawgs – 8
United Sports Academy – 1
WP-Steve Morgan
LP-Cary Weiler
HR-Tyler Perry (2) (FSR); Rob Winterhalder (2) (FSR); Doug Hajjar (FSR)

10:45 am semi-final games underway:
Team Rainey v. FSR Hi Desert Dawgs
Panteras vs. Taylor Farms

12:30 pm PST Championship game

Click here for the complete Best of the West Scoreboard

Best of the West – Game 9 Score, Standings & Sunday Schedule

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Game 9
Team Rainey, CA – 8

United Sports Academy, CA – 0
WP-Sebastian Gervasutti
LP-Matt Barnes
HR-Roy Guinaldo (2) (Team Rainey); Tony Acedo (Team Rainey); Chris
Hunt (Team Rainey)

That concludes the Pool Play portion of the tournament.

Standings & Seeding:
1. Team Rainey, CA -(3-0), 2 runs allowed
2. Panteras, CA (3-0), 12 runs allowed

3. Taylor Farms, CA (1-2), 13 runs allowed
4. United Sports Academy, CA (1-2) 15 runs allowed
5. Young Bucks, CA (1-2), 18 runs allowed
6. FSR Hi-Desert Dawgs (0-3)

Pairings for Sunday’s Single Elimination Bracket:
Sunday July 30

Game 10
9:00 AM Field #1 3rd Place Vs 5th Place
Taylor Farms, CA vs. Young Bucks, CA

Game 11
9:00 AM Field #2 4th Place Vs 6th Place
United Sports Academy, CA vs. FSR Hi-Desert Dawgs, UT

Game 12
10:45 AM – Winner of 9:00 AM game on Field 1 Vs 2nd Place
Winner Taylor Farms/Young Bucks vs. Panteras, CA

Game 13
10:45 AM – Winner of 9:00 AM game on Field 2 Vs 1st Place
United Sports Academy/FSR Hi-Desert Dawgs vs. Team Rainey, CA

Game 14

12:30 PM Winners of the 10:45 AM games play in the Championship Game

Vancouver Challenge – Day Two Results

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

So Cal Bombers, Portland 3-0, Top Seeds for Sunday

The 5th Annual Vancouver Challenge Mens FP tournament continued on Saturday under cloudy skies, but with no rain at South Memorial Park in Vancouver. A good size crowd was treated to a full day of senior mens fastpitch action that concluded at approx. 10:00 pm local time.

Results from the Saturday round robin games were as follows:


Best of the West Scores – Games 7 & 8

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

[Beautiful Santa Barbara, CA]-16th Annual Best of the West tournament scores, courtesy of tournament director, David Blackburn:

Game 7 (2:15pm)
Panteras, CA – 6

FSR Hi-Desert Dawgs, UT – 3
WP-Dave (tournament director & ISC Streaming Media maven) Blackburn; save-Ron Rupp
LP-Cody Thompson
HR-Keith Barker (Panteras, his 4th of the day, leading off the game); Tony Beeson, 3-run homer; (Panteras); Jimmy Buentello, 2 run homer (Panteras). All 6 Pantera runs scored on home runs. The Panteras finish the day with a perfect 3-0 record with 12 runs allowed while the Dawgs fell to 0-3, allowing 14 runs.

Game 8
Taylor Farms, CA – 8

Young Bucks, CA – 1
WP-Greg “Spud” Baker
LP-Jerry Sanders
HR-Brian Teeters (Taylor); Shawn Mandolesi (Taylor); and James Close (Taylor); Issac Hernandez (Young Bucks). Taylor Farms and the Young Bucks finish the day with 1-2 records.

The final game of the day, underway at 5:45pm PST, between Team Rainey (2-0) and United Sports Academy (1-1).

Click here for the complete Best of the West Scoreboard