Archive for August, 2007

Rockers Top Romie’s at ASA “B”

Friday, August 31st, 2007

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The River City Rockers mercied Romie’s Angels 8-0 in 5 innings. Mario Pereira led the game off with a solo home run off Tony Hunhoff to pace the Rockers. Rusty Newnan and Dany Blanco added each two-run shots. With Scott Harrison ( two hits) on 3rd and Kary Moore on first, the Rockers ran the “pickle play”. Moore starts a steal of second…stops…catcher throws down to second…Harrison breaks for home & scores…Moore into second. This was the same play “run” against Kelder in the opening extra inning game of the NAFA “AA” game to tie the game up and propel the Rocker’s to a 3rd place finish.

The umps have “settled” down and quit trying to call everything. The Rockers play Tiffany’s from Michigan in a 9 am match up with Tiffany’s bringing both pitchers from the Priority Mortgage team at the NAFA “AA” tourney and setting up an elimination rubber game.

Sr. Canadians – Friday Aug 31

Friday, August 31st, 2007


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31 AUG
Tie-Breaker Schedule (Results)

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Friday, August 31st.
T1 Stony Plain Twiliters 0 vs. Defending Champs 7.
T2 Jarvis Merchants 8 vs. Impact Signs 0.
T3 Aug 31 11:00am Defending Champs 4 vs. Jarvis Merchants 5 (8 Innings).
T4 Aug 31 Aspen Interiors 7 vs. Jarvis Merchants 2.

31 AUG
Playoff Games (Friday)
Labatt 2007 Senior Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championships.
Double Life Games.
C1 D1 Aug 31 Host 5 vs. SK2 3.
C2 D1 Aug 31 8:00pm 2nd-ON1 vs. 3rd-BC.


2008 AAU International Tournament

Friday, August 31st, 2007

AAU International Men’s Fastpitch Tournament
Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex
Orlando, Florida

Tournament Date: January 24 – 27, 2008

Entry Fee: $500

Entry Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Four Games Guaranteed


This tournament is First Come, First Serve.

Please get your entry in early.

The first 24 teams will be accepted.

The next 3 teams will be on a waiting list until we secure the 28th team.

After the 28th team is accepted we will put the next 3 teams on a waiting list until we secure the 32nd team.

We will not accept more than 32 teams in this tournament.

For more information, please contact

Alex Linares
Sports Manager
AAU Men’s Fastpitch Softball

Editor’s note:
Don’t be left behind on this one – it fills up as fast as any tournament I know of. Most of the teams that have already played re-up for the following year. Note Alex’s proviso that only the first 24 teams are guaranteed spots. From there, they will be accepted only in groups of four. (28, then 32). There will be no more than 32 teams. Reserve your spot now. And for you fans that are going to Orlando just for fun, remember to book your trip well in advance as you’ll save a bundle on airfare, etc. By comparison to some tournaments, this one can be done inexpensively if you plan in advance.

ASA “C” Nationals – Day 3 – Updated Bracket

Friday, August 31st, 2007

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So Cal’s Flor de Cana drops first game to ABQ Hitmen, 7-4, will play again today (Friday) at 4pm.
Central Cal’s Silverhawks lost 4-1 and will play again today (Friday) at 2pm
Northern California’s Santa Rosa Fastpitch won 8-1 and is already playing their second game.

Further update, Friday afternoon:
Click here for further updated bracket.

Northern Cal’s Santa Rose Fastpitch lost their second game, 10-0 to Twin Pine, and will play again tonight (Friday) at 9pm.
Washington State’s Cleon’s Auto has won their first two games.

Here is the complete list of California teams in the tournament, courtesy of Herb Dower:

Flor De Cana
Orange, California

Rez Dawgz
Lemoore, California

Santa Rosa Fastpitch
Santa Rosa, California

Savala Painters
Fresno, California

Silver Hawks
Bakersfield, California

Santa Rosa and Savala are both in the same bracket with two other really good teams, especially Twin Pines of Pennslyvania.

ASA “B” Nationals – Day 2 – Updated Bracket

Friday, August 31st, 2007

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The official bracket (PDF) and Fastpitchwest bracket (webpage) have been updated through Updated 8/31/07 – EST 11:54AM.

Fastpitchwest’s bracket here.
, for those without Excel to read the official one. Click refresh to be sure you’re viewing the latest update or if you don’t see all of the bracket lines at first.

Further update, Friday afternoon:

Two Hour lightning delay. Rockers up 6-0 vs. Romie’s Angels in top of 5th with Rockers batting…not official yet. Joe Jaquez throwing. BJ Hunhoff has relieved Uncle Tony.

Innovative up 3-1 vs. Florida Fastpitch in 3rd inning.

Thanks to Kary Moore, who is sending reports from his BlackBerry® wireless device

p.s. Kary, if you’re reading this, your email box is full !

ISC’s “Diamond Dirt”, Final 2007 Issue

Friday, August 31st, 2007

We are pleased to share the final issue of this year’s “Diamond Dirt”, produced daily at the ISC World Tournament, and handed out to fans in attendance, by the editor himself, John Thompson.

“Diamond Dirt” was a daily, full-color handout produced and distributed each day, which included stories on games and events from the prior day, and color photos to boot. John worked tirelessly to get the “Diamond Dirt” out, submitting it to the printers early in the morning, and walking it around the complex at lunchtime and into the afternoon.

(John Thompson, editor of “Diamond Dirt” personally delivering to the fans at the ISC World Tournament at Kitchener)

And just for good measure, John was the man behind the outstanding, professionally produced 2007 ISC World Fastball Tournament program. If you haven’t seen that one yet, find someone who has one. It is a work of art.

Click here to view the final 2007 issue of “Diamond Dirt”, August 31, 2007. (PDF, requires Adobe Reader)

To view the complete set of 11 issues, click here and scroll down the page.

2007 NAFA Wood Bat World Series – Longmont, Colorado – Sept 1-2

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Click here for the bracket for the 2007 NAFA Wood Bat World Series, being held this weekend in Longmont, Colorado.

Here’s a map to the field:

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Five teams tied at 4-4 after round robin at Sr. Canadians

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Thanks to Pat Healey for his continued reporting on the Sr. Canadians in St. John’s, Newfoundland


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– BY Pat Healey for Al’s Fastball and Canadian Press.

Five teams tied at 4-4 after round robin

ST JOHN’S, NL – Five teams are tied with 4-4 records following the completion of round robin play after NL Impact Signs rlalied for a 3-2 win over ONTARIO 2 Jarvis Merchants Thursday night here. The five teams tied emans there will be tie breaking games played
Friday morning. The teams tied include – DC St Thoams Centennials, Alberta’s Stony Plain Twiliters, Sask. 2 Aspen Interiors, the Impact Signs and Merchants. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Impact Signs sent the home side happy when Matt Bramwell reached on a fielder’s choice allowing, Pinch runner Liam O’Keefe to score the tying run. Justin Gill then brought his clutch bat to the plate, and drove home Harold Kelly with the game winning RBI single. Kelly earned the win while Scott Wagar took the loss.

ASA Cancels 40+ and 45+ Masters Nationals for 2007

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

While we were away, the ASA 40+ and ASA 45+ Masters Nationals, to be held in Birmingham Alabama and Gadsden, Alabama respectively, were cancelled. The 40+ national was to be held August 22-26, 2007, while the 45+ was to be held September 7-9, 2007. I haven’t heard anything as to why these two events were cancelled. Anyone know why?

NAFA will be holding their Masters tournaments at East and West locations:

East – Rockford IL, September 8-9, 2007
West – Carson City, NV, September 15-16, 2007

For more details, see the NAFA website.

ASA “C” Nationals – Aug 29-Sept 2 at Killeen TX

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

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Southern Cal’s Flor de Cana (formerly Latin Heat) will play their first game tonight (Thursday, Aug 29) at 5pm Killeen time.

Northern Cal’s Santa Rose Fastpitch will play BPA Miller Lite at 7:30 pm tonight.

Central Cal’s Silver Hawks will play Piper Lake at 9:30pm

There are 31 teams entered in the tournament, thirty of which play first round games. The host, Killeen Fastpitch has the lone bye in the bracket.

ASA “C” Team Numbers Dropping

In 2005, there were 70 teams in Stockton, CA.
In 2006, there were 43 teams in Marrieta, GA
In 2007, there are 31 teams in Killeen, TX