Archive for August, 2007

Men’s fast pitch teams to compete for national title

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

ASA “C” Nationals Set to Begin Frday, August 31 at Killeen, Texas

From the Killeen Daily Herald

By Princess McDowell

Killeen will host the 2007 Men’s Fast Pitch ‘C’ National Tournament this week, with the first game scheduled for today at the Killeen Athletic Complex.

The double-elimination tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. immediately after the opening ceremonies. The championship game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tournament passes are $15 and daily passes are $7 each.

Thirty-one teams are participating in the tournament – 10 from Texas – with the winner earning the title of Amateur Softball Association National Champions. Both teams based in Killeen, Team Killeen and Killeen Fastpitch, have a decent shot at winning the tournament.

Killeen Fastpitch, then Killeen Powerprint, placed second in the state tournament held at the same field in July, while Team Killeen had to play out of the loser’s bracket.


ASA “B” – Day 1 – afternoon scores

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

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Thanks to Kary Moore for the scores and updates.


Winner’s Bracket

Luna Towing, AZ 9, Florida Fastpitch, FL 1
Wabash 2, Romie’s Angels, CA 1 ( Keith Frey threw 6 innings, allowing only 1 run)
CR/Adidas 11, Landis Supermarkets 3
Cruces Titans 8, SC Tornadoes 0
PA Power, PA 8, Tiffany’s MI, 0

In tomorrow’s loser’s bracket, two teams from California, who traveled 2000 miles to play in Florida, wind up playing each other – River City Rockers, CA vs. Romie’s Angels, CA 1pm Friday.

Panteras Win Game 1 at ASA “B” Nationals

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

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The So Cal Panteras, of the SCIFL, won their opening game at the ASA “B” Nationals, a 2-1 squeaker over ADCO-Tool Shed of New York. ADCO was last year’s national champion in the “C” division.

They will take on the winner of the CR/Adidas OR vs. Landis Supermarkets game, Friday morning at 9am EST.

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.

ASA “B” Nationals – Day 1

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Rockers, CA fall to Luna AZ; Romie’s Angels CA Top Innovative Communications, UT

ASA Men’s “B” National Championships in Altamonte Springs (Orlando), Florida.

Luna’s Towing, AZ 7, River City Rockers CA 5

Opening games at 9 am are completed. Numerous miscues by Rockers, fielding, baserunning and other mistakes contribute to loss. Pitching controversys abound, with pitchers being called for illegal pitches and balls for too many warm-ups. Oh, and two home runs by Omar Moraga..

In 2007, Moraga finished second with the USA Softball Men’s National Team at the ISF Men’s World Cup in Prague – batted .345 with three doubles, four home runs and six RBI. He is also on the ISC World’s restricted player (PRAWN) list.

Romie’s Angels, CA 6, Innovative Communications 5

Romies Angels won in extra innings 6-5 with Shawn Ching driving in the winning run, which scored when the runner bowled over the Innovative Communication, Utah catcher. Both Hunhoffs threw, BJ finishing. Chadwick threw for Utah.

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.

JRW & Associates Captures Major League Title

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Yakima, Washington — Jumping out quick with five runs in the first inning, JRW & Associates clinched the second half championship with a 12-4 victory over JRW 40-Over on Wednesday at Kiwanis Park. That victory, coupled with the first half championship for the Associates, gave them the 2007 Major League Title.

LF Casey Johnson was 3-for-4, 1B Chris Berger drove in three runs and P Mark Seward struck out seven for the Associates, who improved to 7-4 in the second half with one game left tonight.

C Troy Grow was 3-for-3 for 40-Over (4-7).

JRW & Associates 500 043 — 12 10 1

JRW 40-Over 101 200 — 4 13 5

Seward and J. Grow; Fischer and T. Grow.

Highlights: LF Casey Johnson (A) 3-4, RBI; SS Matt Ward (A) 2-4, RBI; 1B Chris Berger (A) 2-4, 3 RBI; P Mark Seward (A) 7 K, 2 BB;

CF Mike Parham (O) 2-4, 2 runs; C Troy Grow (O) 3-3, RBI;

SS Don Cawthron (O) 2-2, RBI.

Standings from Sr. Canadians

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

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

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Team W L P
Team W L P
1 Host 7 0 14
2 British Columbia 5 1 10
3 Ontario 1 5 1 10
4 Alberta 4 3 8
5 Saskatchewan 2 4 2 8
6 Defending Champs 3 3 6
7 Newfoundland 1 3 4 6
8 Ontario 2 3 3 6
9 Prince Edward Island 2 4 4
10 Saskatchewan 1 1 5 2
11 Newfoundland 2 1 6 2
12 Nova Scotia 0 6 0

Individual Stat Leaders

Derek Mayson and Steve Mullaley with 12 hits
Trevor Ethier, Trevor Wardell and Frank Cox with 3 wins
Darryl Tilley the strikeout king with 41


Sr. Canadians – Day 4

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

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From the Official Sr. Candians website:

Day 4 Action (Scores)

The Labatt 2007 Senior Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championships.

Day 4 Action.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Game 29 Poly Plus Sr. Diamondbacks 5 vs. Brookfield Elks 3

Game 30 Host 8 vs. Impact Signs 0

Game 31 D2 Aug 29 11:00am AB vs. NL2

Game 32 Jarvis Merchants 8vs. Defending Champs 0

Game 33 D2 Aug 29 1:00pm PE vs. SK2

Game 34 D1 Aug 29 3:00pm SK1 vs. ON2

Game 35 D2 Aug 29 3:00pm AB vs. NS

Game 36 D1 Aug 29 6:00pm BC vs. Host

Game 37 D2 Aug 29 7:00pm PE vs. DC

Game 38 D1 Aug 29 8:00pm NL1 vs. NL2


European Cup 2007 – Day 3

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Harvey Haddix Revisited


Prague, Czech Republic, August 29
European Cup 2007 – Day 3

Jared Welsh (Stemlose Bulls – Denmark) pitched No Hitter against Czech team Radotin on Day 3 of Euroepan Cup 2007, but still lost the game in Tie-breaker. Czech scored after error followed by fielder choice, second run on sacrifice fly.

For more info see

Pavel Prachar
Radotinky SK

Dave Birnie on the 2006 & 2007 ISC and ISC II

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007


Comments from Dave Birnie, on Kitchener’s two year stint as host of the ISC and ISC II tournament:

[Kitchener / Cambridge, Ontario] -In 2006 I was invited by the ISC II Commissioner, Blair Setford to be an ISC II Game Controller. I accepted his offer and had one of the most enjoyable fastball experiences of my life. I never thought I would ever attend an ISC World Tournament except as a paying spectator. This year, the ISC were in need of a few teams to complete the 32 team field and invited a few ISC II caliber teams to move up in class to play in the ISC World Tournament. When they contacted our team, the Peterborough Murphy Windmillers, we gladly accepted. I can’t thank Blair Setford and Ken Hackmeister enough for the invite and the prestigious honour of playing in the best fastball tournament in the World. I’d also like to thank the Peterborough management team of Wayne Wells, Jeff Murphy and of course the legendary Sylvia “Sparky” Ryan for allowing me to tag along for the ride.

There were several notable performances over the last 2 years …….


ISC II T of C Photo Album & Stats

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

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From the official ISC website,

Photo album by official photographer, Shooters, with this shot of some of the All-World players, including MVP Jay Herr (TNT/PA), Dave Drotzman and Jeff Twist of A-1 Taylor Farms (pitcher and catcher, respectively), Outstanding pitcher Jeremy Tracy (TNT/PA) and Jon Nimmo of the Lumberkings, the All-World Designated Hitter.