Archive for June, 2007

Live Broadcast of Monkton Final – Sunday 2pm EST

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

After encountering some tech glitches for an opening night broadcast, radio will be broadcasting the Monkton Championship game Sunday at 2pm EST, 11am PST for those of us here on the West Coast and something in between for those of you inside of those timezones. Adjust your clocks accordingly. You won’t want to miss this one !

Click “Listen Live” icon below, then look for same icon at upper right:

Al Doran is in Monkton, and is posting regular reports at .

Complete schedule of games and list of teams below:


Monkton Scores – Saturday

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

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Monkton Scoreboard at

Friday’s Schedule at Monkton

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

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Friday June 29

1:00 pm # 1 Orillia Quaker Riversharks ON vs # 15 Jarvis Merchants, ON
3:00 pm # 7 So Cal Bombers CA vs # 9 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
5:00 pm # 4 Kitchener Hallman Twins vs # 2 Patsy’s, NY

***7 pm Home Run Challenge***

8:00 pm # 3 Broken Bow Gremlins NY vs # 5 The Farm Tavern, WI

Opening Night Scores from Monkton

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

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Kitchener and The Farm Opening Night Winners

Scores reported first hand by Al Doran, of

Game 1

Kitchener – 1
Saskatoon – 0
Wp. Don Scott
Lp dean Holoien

Game 2

Farm 7.
Jarvis 0
Wp Gareau
Lp Urquhart / Waggar


Al Doran
VIA my BlackBerry

Want a quick reference to the Schedule of Games and ISC World Rankings? Read on. (more…)

Live Broadcast Tonight from Monkton

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Update: 4:45pm PST/7:45pm EST – No luck getting the game here — yet. It’s listed on the radio station’s website as starting at 7:15pm EST, but the feed is country music at the moment. Will keep an eye on it, but I’m in the same boat as you.

Update 2: 5:00 pm PST No luck reaching anyone at the station via phone or email. The game is listed on their website. I give up. Let me know if you have any luck? jim (at)

Update 3: 6:20pm PST – Just got word from the radio station that they had a technical glitch with the streaming audio, and that is why the music was playing instead. Hope to have resolved for the championship game which is scheduled to be broadcast. Keep an eye out for more info.

The opening night match-up between the Kitchener Hallman Twins and Saskatoon will be broadcast live on First pitch slated for 7:35pm Eastern time, 4:30pm for those of us on the West Coast. Adjust for your own time zone. Don’t miss this one !

Click “Listen Live” icon below, then look for same icon at upper right:

Al Doran is in Monkton, and will be posting regular reports at , who provides this additional information on the broadcasts from tournament director Brian Ballie:

Once again we are very pleased to have CKNX on hand at the 2007 edition of the World Fastball Invitational, as they will not only broadcast the final game, but will also the opening night game between the Kitchener Hallman Twins and the Saskatoon Aspen Interior Black Sox. The opening ceremonies get under way at 7:15 , and the first pitch of game #1 slated for 7:35pm

You can catch all the action at and click on the “listen live” box near the upper right of your screen. CKNX sports broadcaster Steve Sabourin will once again be doing the play-by-play, and George Nahrgang doing the colour.

Many thanks to am920, FM101.7, and 94.5 The Bull for their promotion and
marketing of our event!!

Brian Baillie – Chairman
World Fastball Invitational

Complete schedule below:


Google Maps Gets Even Better

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

By now, most of you are familiar with Google Maps, and know it is the favorite here at Fastpitchwest. It’s a great tool to find your way to a tournament, or just get a bird’s eye view of the place.

But Google Maps just got even better. You can now change the route (e.g. freeway) that Google gives you for driving directions. You know how sometimes you know taking a freeway is a better route to the tournament, but it doesn’t come up in Google maps (or any other)? Well, just grab the blue route line and put it on the road you want to take and it will recalculate those driving directions for you.

Don’t like the driving route Google Maps doled out to you? Now you can change the driving directions by grabbing the blue route line and dragging it to create a new destination point, which will in turn create a new route.

Click here and try it out.

Official Poster for 2007 ISC World Tournament

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Official Poster for the 2007 ISC World Fastball Tournament (Click to enlarge and see the entire poster)

Nicely done !

2007 Portland Rose Cup All-Stars

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

2007 Rose Cup MVP, Jarrad Martin of Broken Bow Gremlins

2007 Portland DeMarini Rose Cup All-Stars

Andrew Kirkpatrick MVP Pitcher – Broken Bow Gremlins
Jared Martin MVP Player – Broken Bow Gremlins
Patrick Shannon – Broken Bow Gremlins
Nathan Nukunuku – Broken Bow Gremlins
Bricklen Anderson – Portland DeMarini
Brian Ree – Portland DeMarini
Mike Piechnik – Portland DeMarini
Todd Garcia – Portland DeMarini
Nick Underhill – Vancouver Grey Sox
Rick Smith – Vancouver Grey Sox
Derek Mayson – Vancouver Grey Sox
Evan Potskin – SoCal Bombers
Chad Ghostkeeper – SoCal Bombers
Jason Porto – SoCal Bomber

Honorable Mention
– Darren Zack A-1/Taylor (CA) The legend showed up in Portland and threw very well putting on a show for all.

Thanks to Tom Ree for this information — and for timely reporting throughout the tournament, and for sharing photos taken at the tournament.

Lumberkings Head East to AFSA Classic – Illinois

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007


AFSA Classic 2007
Aurora, IL USA
July 13-15, 2007

[Aurora, IL] – The schedule for the 2007 AFSA Classic held at Stuart Sports Complex in Aurora, IL has been released. The dates are July 13-15, 2007. We are extremely excited about the quality of teams that will participate this year.

This 8-team, four-game guarantee will serve as an ISC Qualifying event for a 2007 berth to the ISC World Tournament. The top finishing team will earn a berth regardless of region. The diamonds in Aurora are always well prepped by Chris Kuehn and his staff making the complex a great place for intense competition. We expect a great fastpitch atmosphere for both players and fans.

Here’s the list of teams and schedule:

Pool A

1 Denmark Circle Tap
2 Aurora Dolan & Murphy
3 Benton Harbor Plangger’s
4 Thomson Merchants

Pool B

1 Green Bay Townline
2 Quad City Sox
3 Bloomington Stix
4 California Lumberkings

Friday, July 13th
North Field
7pm Aurora vs. Thomson
9pm Denmark vs. Aurora

Saturday, July 14th

North Field (A)

9am Benton Harbor vs. Thomson
11am Denmark vs. Benton Harbor
1pm Denmark vs. Thomson
3pm Aurora vs. Benton Harbor
5pm Green Bay vs. California
7pm – Playoff (Game 1) – A2 vs. B3

West Field (B)
9am Quad City vs. California
11am Bloomington vs. California
1pm Green Bay vs. Quad City
3pm Green Bay vs. Bloomington
5pm Quad City vs. Bloomington
7pm – Playoff (Game 2) – B2 vs. A3

Sunday, July 15

North Field
10am – Playoff (Game 3) – A1 vs. B4
12pm – Semi-final (Game 5) – Winner G1 vs. Winner G4
2pm – Championship (Game 7) – Winner G5 vs. Winner G6

West Field
10am – Playoff Game (Game 4) – B1 vs. A4
12pm – Semi-final (Game 6) – Winner G2 vs. Winner G3
2pm – 3rd Place (Game 8 – Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6)

Dave “Hooda” Perkins
Dolan & Murphy Fastpitch

Vancouver Grey Sox at the Rose Cup

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

[Vancouver, BC] – The Vancouver Grey Sox went 3-2 in Portland on the weekend, finishing tied
for 3rd with SoCal Bombers. In both losses the games were in doubt until the final inning. In the preliminary round Nick Underhill and Jeremy Manley of the Broken Bow Gremlins battled to a scoreless tie through 6 but the Gremlins scored an unearned a run in the 7th and won 1-0. Manley was dominant, throwing a no-hitter, while Underhill gave up only two two hits. In a 2-1 playoff loss to Portland the game was 1-1 after 7 and with the International Tie-breaker rule in effect the Grey Sox failed to score in the top of the 8th then Todd Garcia singled home the winning run off Rick Smith with 1 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 8th.