Archive for May, 2007

Baytown Hawks 2007 Roster for 50th Latin Tournament

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Editor’s note: Thanks to Charlie Pena for this info. Are these guys loaded for bear or what?

Baytown Hawks 2007 Roster for 50th Latin Tournament, held the third weekend in July, 2007

Charlie Pena 1st. & Dp. Brownsville Texas
Roland Gonzales Inf. Of. Houston Texas
Joe Morales S.S. El Paso Texas
Todd Garcia C. Woodbridge California
Jason Porto Of. Elk Grove California
Mark Santillano 3rd Base Woodbridge California
Raymundo Parra 1st. Base & Dp. Ensenada Baja California
Albert Mendibles S.S. & 2nd Base Phoenix Arizona
Eddie Castro Inf. Of. Sacramento California
Daniel Cerda C. Baytown Texas
Richey Hinojosa Utility Baytown Texas
Matt Hinojosa Utility Baytown Texas
Rene Solis Inf. Of. El Paso Texas
Arturo Solano 1st. Base Dp. Calexico California
Landy Rodriguez Inf. Of.
Ricardo Cervantes Of. Monterey N.L. Mexico
Carlos Villareal P. Monterey N.L. Mexico
Roberto Florencia Mexico City D. F. Mexico


Perry Garcia, 1st Base Coach
Michael ( Dub ) Garcia, 3rd. Base Coach
Danniel ( Lalis ) Garcia, Bench Coach
Daniel ( Bebe ) Garcia, Owner And President

TEAM USA Selections Announced

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Californians Chris Hunt, Tim Hunt, and Nate Devine Among New Additions to Team


1 Gregg Cascaes
2 Frank Degroat Jr
3 Chris DeLarawelle
4 Nathan Devine
5 Lucas Goring
6 B. J. Hunhoff
7 Chris Hunt
8 Timothy Hunt
9 Adam LaLonde
10 Terry Luster
11 Christopher Miljavac
12 Blake Miller
13 Daryn Miller
14 Omar Moraga
15 Matt Palazzo
16 Philip Perkins
17 Travis Price
18 Cody Thomson

Peter Turner, Head Coach
Thad Brown, Assistant Coach
Avon Meacham, Assistant Coach

Editor’s Note: The team will be competing in the World Cup, June 16-24, 2007 at Prague, CZ

Here is the official press release from USA Softball: (more…)

Promo Video for 2007 ISC WT & ISC II ToC

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Courtesy Al’s Fastball via assist from our good friend Blair Setford, ISC II commish:

Thought we should share this little promo video produced by the Kitchener ISC Host Committee. The promo was produced to be played on the jumbotron at our local Ranger’s Junior Hockey games this past winter. Gives a good sense of the action that you can expect to see this August in Kitchener at the ISC World Fastball Tournament. Have a look and pass the link around. Looking forward to seeing everybody at the Ballyard in August.

Duncan Matheson
Tournament Chair
2007 ISC World Fastball Tournament

I got a sneak peak at this a couple of weeks back. The producers have done a great job putting this together. I hope everyone that runs a website will provide a link to it to help promote the game.



So Cal Bombers Capture 4th Annual Joe Santos Memorial

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

From Al’s Fastball:

[Pueblo, CO] – The So Cal Bombers showed why they are called the Bombers. After a 3-2 loss to the Pueblo Bandits on Saturday night, the Bombers came out on a mission Sunday. Their three pitchers Darryl Tilley, Tony Peoples and Sean Whitten did not allow a run on Sunday and
their bats exploded.

Both the Bombers and the Pueblo Bandits advanced to the final not allowing a run. That changed for Pueblo as the Bombers scored in the first inning and then exploded when Darren Box hit a grand slam off Regan Manley in the 2nd. Reliever Billy Hillhouse did not fare any better as he gave up a grand slam in the 4th inning and the Bombers claimed the 4th annual Joe Santos Memorial 11 to 0.

Sunday results:

Pueblo Bandits 10
Dan’s Paint & Body 0
Billy Hillhouse win
Leon Jiron loss

Warriors 9
Salty Dogs 2
Bob Knudson win
Eddie Sanchez loss

Knights 7
Rebels 2
Kelly Freed win
Russ Martin loss

So Cal Bombers 7
Warriors 0
Darryl Tilley win
Bob Knudson loss

Cruces Titans 4
Lee & Joes 2
Harold Redhouse win
Mike Bobian loss

Pueblo Bandits 10
Knights 0
Billy Hillhouse win
Jason Umsted loss

So Cal Bombers 10
Cruces Titans 0
Tony Peoples win
Harold Redhouse loss

Championship game
So Cal Bombers 11
Pueblo Bandits 0
Sean Whitten win
Regan Manley loss
Grand slams Box and Porto.


River City Rockers capture Boatnik Qualifier

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

[Grants Pass, Oregon] – 2007 Boatnik ASA & NAFA Qualifier Results

Champion River City Rockers, 7-0, Sacramento, California
Pitcher, Mike Milligan, won championship 7-1 over CR Adidas
Runner-Up, CR Adidas, 6-1,Portland, Oregon losing pitcher Mike Warren
3rd Place, Oregon Masters, 4-2, Dayton, Oregon lost semis to Rockers 11-2, beat Brotherton 8-6 in RR play
3rd Place, Brotherton Pipe, 3-3, Medford, Oregon lost semis to CR Adidas 9-1
5th Place, Mock Ford, 2-3, Grants Pass, Oregon
5th Place, Seargent & Sons, 2-3, Northern California
7th Place, Redding Merchants, 1-4, Redding, California
7th Place, Riteway Roofing, 1-4, Portland, Oregon
9th Place, Mock Mazda, 0-4, Grants Pass, Oregon
9th Place, Tule Lake Aces, 0-4, Beeber, California
All Tournament Team Members from Oregon Masters were:

Mike Duffy, 6-14, 10-18 OBA, second base,
Kevin Rasmussen, Pitcher, 9-21, 10-22 OBA, and
Dean Waltiers, 3rd Base, 7-17, 13-23 OBA.

We are waiting for the remaining All-World team list to be provided by the tournament director.

Snapper Shootout Update

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

From Al’s Fastball:

[Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON] – Final preparations are being put in place for the 4th Annual Mick & Angelo’s Snapper Shootout. The Shootout will run from June 1-3 with all the games being played at Centennial Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Friday’s match-ups will start at 7:15pm with the Niagara Falls Fury taking on GHFL rival, Palermo Athletics. The Elora Brewers will battle the Hamilton Hawks and the Waterdown Hammer will toil with the Napanee Junior Express. Three more games will start at 9:15pm with the Glencoe Astros facing Keatings Fitness, CPI Fastpitch locking horns with South Lebanon TNT and the host, Niagara Snappers taking the field against the 2006 ISC II Champion, Tavistock Merchants.

Opening Ceremonies will precede the Niagara/Tavistock game and for the long time ball fans in Niagara and beyond, the 1975 OASA Intermediate “AA” Champions, Caverly Dugouts will be honored. Also of note, Niagara’s own “Razorbax” will take the Beer tent stage Saturday evening starting at 7pm.

Here is a look at Saturday’s match-ups as well as Sundays playoff schedule:

Saturday June 2/07

Hoffman Rise vs Wyevale Tribe – A
Ashland Merchants vs Elmira Juniors – B
Keatings Fitness vs Niagara Falls Fury – C

Elora Brewers vs South Lebanon TNT – A
Napanee Junior Express vs Wyevale Tribe – B
Niagara Snappers vs Ashland Merchants – C

Palermo Athletics vs Glencoe Astros – A
Hamilton Hawks vs CPI Fastpitch – B
Waterdown Hammer vs Hoffman Rise – C

Elmira Juniors vs Tavistock Merchants – A
Glencoe Astros vs Niagara Falls Fury – B
CPI Fastpitch vs Elora Brewers – C

Hoffman Rise vs Napanee Junior Express – A
Ashland Merchants vs Tavistock Merchants – B
Palermo Athletics vs Keatings Fitness – C

South Lebanon TNT vs Hamilton Hawks – A
Wyevale Tribe vs Waterdown Hammer – B
Elmira Juniors vs Niagara Snappers – C

Sunday June 3/07

QF – R1 vs W2 – A
QF – R2 vs W1 – B

QF – B1 vs S2 – A
QF – B2 vs S1 – B

SF #1
SF #2



Best of The West Schedule – Santa Barbara, CA – June 2-3, 2007

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

The schedule for the 2007 edition of the 17th Annual Best of The West Tournament is announced below. The Tournament will take place at Field #1 and Field #2 at Pershing Park in Santa Barbara. Berths will be awarded for the ISC World Tournament,
and the ISC II, Tournament of Champions.

Pool A
Innovative Communications
Young Bucks

Pool B
SoCal Tribes
Romie’s Angels

9:00 AM Field #1
Innovative Communications Vs Young Bucks

9:00 AM Field #2
Romie’s Angels Vs SoCal Tribes

10:45 AM Field #1
Innovative Communications Vs Panteras

10:45 AM Field #2
SoCal Tribes Vs Tri-County

12:30 PM Field #1
Panteras Vs Young Bucks

12:30 PM Field #2
Tri-County Vs Romie’s Angels

2:15 PM Field #1
Innovative Communications Vs SoCal Tribes

2:15 PM Field #2
Young Bucks Vs Romie’s Angels

4:00 PM Field 1
Panteras vs Tri-County

Sunday June 3
Championship Bracket

9:00 AM Field #1
4th Place Vs 5th Place

9:00 AM Field #2
6th Place Vs 3rd Place

10:45 AM Field #1
1st Place Vs Winner of 4th Vs 5th

10:45 AM Field #2
2nd Place Vs Winner of 6th Vs 3rd

12:30 PM
Championship Game

Winners of 10:45 AM Games

ISC Pitching Rule
No innings start after 1 hour 30 min time limit on Saturday Games
No innings start after 1 hour 45 min time limit on Sunday Games
No time limit on Championship Game
7 Runs after 5 innings, used for all games
International Tie breaker in either the 8th inning, or when time is expired

ONLY STARTERS may re-enter
5 warm-up pitches to start the game, then 3 / inning
Speedup rule for Catcher on base, with 2 outs – last out can run

DR must be designated at start of game, but is not considered a starter for re-entry purposes


Coming South on Hwy 101, from Northern California, exit at Castillo. Go right on Castillo two blocks. The two fields at Pershing Park are on the right.

Coming North on Hwy 101, from Southern California, exit at the Garden Street off ramp. Go left to Cabrillo. Go right on Cabrillo about a half mile. At Castillo, go right, about 1 block, and the two fields at Pershing Park are on the left.

See you at the Ball Park in Sunny Santa Barbara!

Dave Blackburn
Tournament Director
Best of The West

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

The Texaco Pirates, 2007 Bahamas Invitational Champions

Back row, left to right: Rob Scheller, Andrew Albury, Lyle Sawyer, Doug Sleep, Tim Albury, Grant Albury, and Barry Kahler; Front row, left to right: William Weatherford, Rhys Casley, Edward “Cheno” Lamb, Haziel McDonald (Mgr), Fred Sweeting, and Nathaniel Malone. (Not shown: Lee Roberts)

Maddy’s Photo Slideshow – Day 3 in the Bahamas

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

(Mouse over top of screen for speed control, bottom for thumbnails)

Created with Paul’s flickrSLiDR.

Click here to see individual, larger pics.

Texaco Pirates Claim Bahamas Title

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Three More Homers for Rhys Casley, Six on the Tournament to Lead the Way for the Pirates

The host Texaco Pirates from Man-O-War Cay in the Bahamas claimed the first ever Bahamas Invitational Tournament title, with 10-1 and 5-2 wins over the Presidente team from Miami Florida. For the third day in a row, Rhys Casley came up big, hitting three more homers on the day, to give him six on the tournament. For the second day in a row, teammate Barry Kahler went back-to-back with Casley, turning a 1-1 tie in the sixth into a four run outburst, and cruised to a 5-2 win. Doug Sleep was the winning pitcher, going the distance for the win, surrendering only a pair of solo home runs, one in the second and one in the 7th with two outs.

In the first game of the best of three championship series on Saturday, Texaco ran away with things, behind the stellar pitching of Rob Scheller and hitting of Rhys Casley. Casley entered the day with three home runs in the first two days, and has become the player that all of the local fans want to see hit. He did not disappoint them today, with two home runs in the first game, running his total to five on the tournament. (Casley added one more on the day, in the second championship, for six in the tournament.

First Championship Game

Texaco Pirates – 10
Miami Presidente – 1

WP- Rob Scheller
LP – Edney Bethel
HR – Rhys Casley (2) (TP); Alexis Hernandex (MP)

Second Championship Game

Texaco Pirates – 5
Miami Presidente – 2

WP – Doug Sleep
LP – Rob Schweyer

HR- Rhys Casley (TP); Barry Kahler (TP), Serrano Baillou (MP), Michael Baillou, Jr.

Watch for a full recap and photos later in the week.

Here is a link to the photos posted so far, on Flickr. Scroll to the prior slide shows posted here on Morning Brief.