Archive for April, 2008

Farm Tavern tops 2008 ISC Preseason Rankings

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

1 The Farm
2 Patsy’s
3 Kitchener Rivershark Twins
4 Broken Bow Gremlins
5 Casa Trejo A1 Bombers
6 Circle Tap
7 Aspen Interiors
8 Vancouver Grey Sox
9 Midwest Stampede
10 Horse Lake
11 Midland Explorers
12 Jarvis Gamblers
13 MinnDak Millers
14 Townline
15 St. Thomas Centennials
16 Team Rainey
17 Quad City Sox
18 Dolan & Murphy
19 Kegel Black Knights
20 Niagara Snappers
21 Bar of Green Bay
22 Saskatoon D’Backs
23 Stone Yard
24 Pueblo Bandits
Others receiving votes: Bar of Appleton, Ashland Mets, Portland/Demarini,Thomson Area Merchants, Scarborough Wolverines, Bahamas and A & L Farms.

Rupp’s Worst Nightmare wins A Major in Palms Springs II

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

From the SCIFL News Blog:

Gerald Pyle puts together winner

In the finals of the Palm Springs 2 Upper Division The undefeated Long Beach Black Sox squared off against Rupps Worst Nightmare. It was only fitting that the two pitchers were Gerald Pyle and Ron Rupp who have been playfully sparring all year in The Fastpitch West Forum. The two teams on saturday played a thrilling 3-2 game in 8 innings which Long Beach prevailed. This game would be completely different as Rupp’s Worst Nightmare would win the championship scoring 11 runs.

The game was 0-0 after one as Gerald Pyle got out of a 1st and third jam in the first inning inducing Chris Minogue to hit into a double play after Fred Hanker and Andy Martinez singled. In the second Rupp’s Worst Nightmare would get on the board when Javier Fierro doubled and scored on a single. In the third Rupp’s Worst Nightmare got 3 off Sox ace Ron Rupp when Sonny Perkins singled followed by another single and a Javier Fierro RBI single. Gerald Pyle than tripled to left scoring 2 more making the score 4-0 after three. Fred Hanker pulled Ron Rupp after the inning and replaced him with Dave Blackburn. The Sox rallied in the 4th scoring 3 when Fred Hanker singled and Chris Minogue homered to left center. Ron Rupp than singled and advanced to second on a passed ball. Dale Lopes than delivered an 0-2 pinch hit single driving in Rupp. Lopes made his 1st Sox appearance in 2 years in the at bat. The game was broke open in the bottom of the 4th off Dave Blackburn. Sonny Perkins led off with a walk and Troy Parker singled. Javier Fierro followed a triple with a RBI single his third hit of the game.

Eau Claire Classic – June 20-22

Monday, April 28th, 2008


Eau Claire Classic – June 20-22
Monday, April 28, 2008
The 42nd Annual Eau Claire Classic Mens Fastpitch Tournament will be held June 20-22 at beautiful Carson Park in Eau Claire, WI. Carson Park has been the site of two past ISC World Tournaments, and the Classic Tournament is one of the longest standing traditions in the sport. The tournament will once again award a berth to the highest finishing ISC and ISC II team to their respective World Tournament this year.

We are looking for a few more teams to round out each division, please contact me if you are interested. Tournament details are as follows:

Eau Claire Classic
June 20-22, 2008
Carson Park – Eau Claire, WI
Pool Play – Single Elimination Playoff Sunday
3 Game Guarantee
Entry Fee $400.00

Tournament Director – Stu Taylor

Hustlers, Rupp’s Worst Nightmare Win at Palm Springs II

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From the official SCIFL website:


Rupp’s Worst Nightmare takes the Upper Division Championship over the Long Beach Black Sox, 13 – 5 while the So Cals Hustlers take the lower division with a 10 – shutout victory over Flor de Cana. Additional information to follow shortly.

Best of the West – June 7-8

Monday, April 21st, 2008

June 7 & 8, 2008
Best of the West – Santa Barbara, CA
Format: Round robin on Saturday into single elimination on Sunday.
Entry Fee: $400 – payable to Dave Blackburn
Berths: 1 ISC World Tournament and 1 ISC II ToC to highest finishing US West teams
Contact: Dave Blackburn – 310-266-7803 –
UIC: Clyde Bennett – 805-895-9007
ISC Rep: Dave Blackburn 310-266-7803

Besides Best of the West, there is another ISC qualifier in Lodi, CA June 14 & 15. Contact either Dave Blackburn or Josh Tisdale

Best regards,

Blair Setford

Young Buck Report

Monday, April 21st, 2008

From Norwalk

Sunday Apr 20
Young Bucks 8 Just Us 2
winning pitcher Guido Silbert 5innings
Mike Watts 2 innings

Raymar 6 Young Bucks 5(8 inns)
losing pitcher Guido Silbert 2 inn
Kevin Castillo 6 inns

Young Bucks 2 Primos 1
winning pitcher Guido Silbert 4 innings
C.J Salea 1 inn

Eddie Mendez 3-10
Larry Watts 2-8 1 RBI 1 HR
Kevin Castillo 3-8 1 RBI
Eric Smalling 2-7 2 RBI’s
Danyl Dondero 2-8 2 RBI’s 1HR
John Diekman 3-8 3RBI’s
Mike Watts 3-7
Jacob Venzor 3-7 3 RBI’s
C.J. Sales 3-7 2RBIs
Chad Allison 2-7 1 RBI

Carlos Armijo
Joel Lange
Alan Miller
Eric Sander
Austin Kindrid

Jose Hernandez
Frank Hernandez
Clay Miller

Beau VanCycle

River City Rockers add Newton

Monday, April 21st, 2008

From the Forum:

Rockers Have Signed Bryan Newton for the 2008 year. This will add much needed pitching strength to the Rockers formidable line-up. Bryan Newton is a proven pitcher that brings his experience of playing top notch Fastball to The Rockers.

Rockers Roster:
Paul Carleton : Coach

Zack Abernathy
Mike abernathy
Rob Penticoff
Mark Summers
Dave Bostik
Rusty Newnan
Greg Rogers
Mario Pereira
Dave Jordan
Kary Moore
Scott Harrison
Gino Pinocchio

Ed Gaspar
Bryan Newton
Joe Jaquez
Mike Milligan

Glowworm Tournament – July 5-6

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

We would like to invite any and all teams to our 44th annual men’s fast-pitch tournament. The Glowworm tournament in San Antonio, Texas

When : July 5th and 6th 2008

Where: Alva Jo Fisher Complex in San Antonio, Texas

The Glowworm tournament is a Open tournament and will be a three-game guarantee and played under the 2008 ASA rule.

If you have any question or need more information please e-mail me @ or call me @ 210-854-6409

Hope to hear from you soon,

Ruben Rios

May 1 Reminder To ISC and ISC II Teams

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

(click logo to visit official ISC website)

This is just a preseason reminder for all teams that are considering ISC and ISC II play for the 2008 season.

Rosters – Pre-season team rosters (and PRAWN declarations) are due by May 1 for both World Tournament and ISC II teams. The roster form is available from the ISC web site and click on the Rules and Forms link on the front page. If you’re unable to save the roster form from the web site, let me know and I’ll send you an email attachment of one.

Rosters can be changed during the season and future roster submissions are due July 15 (for printing in the tournament programs) and August 4 (final roster for World Tournament and ISC II Tournament of Champions.

Rosters are to be sent by email attachment to:

ISC World Tournament

ISC II Tournament of Champions

Out of Region (Letter of Intent) Forms – The OOR filings are to be postmarked to me by May 1. The form is also available on the ISC web site, Rules and Forms link. It is important to remember, OOR players cannot be added after May 1 without specific approval of the ISC Executive Committee. World Tournament teams are reminded that only 2 OOR pitchers per team may participate in official ISC competition. ISC II teams are reminded of the special OOR limitations applicable to ISC II teams and players. Region definitions are also shown on the ISC Web Site, Rules and Forms link.

Out of region fees are $100 each for the first three players per team and $300 each for OOR’s beyond three.

Championship Tournaments Preliminary Schedule of Events – With the 2008 World Tournament being only 7-days and the ISC II Tournament of Champions being only 4-days, we have had to alter the times of various functions as follows:

World Tournament – Here is the tentative schedule of events
Saturday – August 9
5-7 PM – Team registration at Hilton Garden Inn in Kimberly
7-8 PM – Team manager meeting at Hilton Garden Inn

Sunday – August 10
8 AM – Hall of Fame induction breakfast at Tanner’s Grill & Bar in Kimberly
1 PM – World Tournament games begin at Sunset Park in Kimberly
7 PM – World Tournament Opening Ceremonies at Sunset Park

ISC II Tournament of Champions
Saturday – August 9
7-8 PM – Team Registration at Settle Inn in Appleton
8-9 PM – Team Manager meeting at Settle Inn

Sunday – August 10
10:30 AM – ISC II games begin at Memorial Park in Appleton (tournament ends Wednesday)
5 PM – ISC II Opening Ceremonies at Memorial Park

Team Rankings – Pre-season team rankings for both World Tournament and ISC II teams will be available and distributed in early May. Final rankings determine the seeding for both championship tournaments. We remind teams again, to fully utilize the Internet to update everyone (including ranking committees) of your team roster, schedule and tournament results during the season.

Ken (Ken Hackmeister )


Week of April 14

Monday, April 14th, 2008

I am away this week, so my own posting will be light. My friend Blair Setford will be doing some guest posting while I’m away, here and at the Deuce, so you might check back later in the week.