Archive for August, 2009

Maddy’s Photos from 2009 ISC II ToC are up!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

From the Maddysphotos Blog:

ISC II ToC Photos Posted

After a long weekend of post-production work, I finished the “action” photos of the Tournament of Champions tournament. They are posted under the “ISC II – Action” gallery. I still have photos from the Opening Ceremonies to post and some photos I took around the ballpark. Hopefully I will have those up this week. Enjoy!

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(Photo of Maddy, not by Maddy)

ISC Changes for 2010

Monday, August 31st, 2009

The following is a summary of changes approved by the ISC Board of Directors at the annual meeting in Quad Cities and take effect for the 2010 season.

PRAWN Rule – The PRAWN rule is changed for the following limits, categories and duration.

Year PRAWN Team limit PRAWN Pitcher Team Limit Duration of PRAWN Status

2010 6 per team 1 3-years
2011 5 per team 1 3 years
2012 & 4 per team 1 3-years

The exceptions or “grandfather” features in the current PRAWN rule will remain intact.
For the 2010 season, the PRAWN list will include those players named as All-World in 2009, 2008 and 2007. The 2010 list will be available, released and posted by mid-September.

Hall of Fame – A new provision has been added for “last minute inductees.” It is designed for an otherwise qualified individual with a terminal condition, to be voted in for immediate induction. It waives regular nominating rules and lead time. The action requires a recommendation from the Hall of Fame Committee and must be approved by the ISC Executive Committee.

The purpose of this change is to properly recognize a qualified individual who likely has a short time to live and the propriety for Hall of Fame status while still living. Candidates must meet the requirements of the category in which they are nominated for induction. Inductions made under this rule will not alter any of the current limitations on the various Hall of Fame categories.

Penalty for late entry fees – Any World Tournament or ISC II ToC team entry fees not received by July 20 will be assessed a $50 late fee.
Mercy Rule Changed – The ISC abandoned its 7-run mercy rule and adopted the ASA rule which is 15-run lead after 3 innings, 12-run lead after 4 innings or 7-run lead after 5 innings.

Entry Info Letters – Once a team has qualified for the World Tournament or ISC II ToC entry, the manager is sent an information letter giving him/her all information they need for entry. In the past these letters have been mailed via snail mail rather than email. Beginning in 2010, these letters will be sent to the team manager (or designated team rep) by email with copies to the Regional Commissioners, Vice President and Tournament Host.

Officer Elections – The following individuals were elected to various offices for a 2-year term:
Executive Committee Chairman – Larry Fisher (Ohio)
President – Dean Oscar (Wisconsin)
Secretary – Robert Gray (Alabama)
Treasurer – Charlie Smith (Texas)
Canada West Vice President – Todd McCabe (Alberta)
Canada East Vice President – Blair Setford (Ontario)
US West Vice President – Chris Santos (Colorado)
US Central Vice President – Wayne Fisher (Iowa)
US East Vice President – Bill Howell (Maryland)
ISC II Vice President – Jim Williamson (Washington)
Developmental Vice President – Tom Stasik (Michigan)

August 31, 2009

Diamond Dirt No. 2 – Sr. Canadians

Monday, August 31st, 2009

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From Diamond Dirt Editor, John Thompson:

Click here to view Issue Number 2 for the Sr. Canadians (PDF)

Notice to Masters Team Managers

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Cap tip to his teammates and friends, wishing him a Happy 40th Birthday:

Ron Guzman is now officially eligible for the 40+ division.

Photo not by Maddy

2009 ASA “B” Nationals – Prescott AZ

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Labor Day Weekend. First games, 5pm Friday.

Click here for bracket.

Breakdown by State:

Arizona (7)
Eggen Weed Control, Prescott
Miller Chiropractic, Prescott
Vandehey Builders, Prescott
Brennan Air, Prescott
Barros Roofing, Prescott
Outlaws, Prescott
Luna Towing, Amado

California (6)
Bay City Pirates, Hayward
California Lumberkings, Bakersfield
Silverhawks, Bakersfield
San Diego Prime Time, San Diego
Long Beach Black Sox, Long Beach
A-1/Rude Pac, Sun Valley

Utah (2)
Innovative Communications, Lehi
Lumpys, Salt Lake City

New Mexico (1)
New Mexico Hitmen, Albuquerque

Texas (1)
Manor Dirt Bags, Manor

Minnesota Angels, St. Paul

Pennsylvania (1)
Keating Fitness, Weatherly PA

Prescott to Host Men’s Fast-Pitch National Championships

Monday, August 31, 2009

For Immediate Release

from the City of Prescott Parks & Recreation Department

The ASA Men’s Class B Fast-Pitch National Championship will be conducted September 4-7 at Pioneer Park and Ken Lindley diamonds.

Action will commence Friday at 5:00pm at Pioneer Park with the championship game scheduled for Sunday September 6 at 7:00pm and will be played at Ken Lindley Field.

This tournament will feature some of the best teams that men’s fast pitch has to offer. Teams from Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, Utah, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Texas will be competing in this tournament.

Two local teams from Arizona Luna’s Towing of Amado and the Prescott Outlaws will serve as host teams as they placed first and second in the state tournament held earlier this year. Luna’s Towing has a strong team who could be a contender for the title. Other local teams include Brennan Aire, Eggen Weed Control, Barros Roofing, Miller Chiropractic, and Vandehey Builders all of Prescott.

Keating’s Fitness Center of Weatherly, PA who won the 2008 ASA Men’s Class C Fast-Pitch National Championship here in Prescott last year under the name Landis Supermarkets will try to win the Class B championship this year.

Other out of town teams include A1 Rude Pac, Bay Area Pirates, LumberKings, Long Beach Black Sox, San Diego Prime Time, and SilverHawks all from California, Lumpy’s and Innovative Communications from Utah, Manor Dirt Bags from Texas, Hitmen from New Mexico and the Angels from Minnesota.

Games will be played at Pioneer Park Friday September 4th at 5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm on all four fields and the action continues Saturday September 5th with games beginning at 8:00am and continuing every two hours with the last game of the day scheduled for 8:00pm at Pioneer Park. Championship play will conclude at Ken Lindley Field on Sunday September 6 beginning at 8:00am with the championship game being played at 7:00pm with the possible “A” game scheduled at 9:00pm.

Opening ceremonies will take place on Friday at Pioneer Park at 2:00pm with first pitch of the tournament happening at 5:00pm. All games are open to the public with no admission fee, enjoyable food and beverage on-site.

2009 Sr. Canadians – Day 1 Results

Monday, August 31st, 2009

WP-Corey Avery
LP-Trevor McCabe

WP-Derek Mayson
LP-Donnie Scott

Derek Mayson tossed a 2 hit shutout against the 2009 ISC World Tournament champions. Mayson also had two hits, scored both runs and drove in one in the win. The 26 year old British Columbian is one of the finest young talents in the game today, already with years of experience competing at the top levels of the game.

WP-Scott Wagar
LP-Donnelly Archibald

WP-Brian Urqhart
LP-Darryl Tilley

WP-Sean Whitten
LP-Sean Cleary

WP-Paul Koert
LP-Frank Cox

NAFA 2009 World Series Results

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

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2009 NAFA Men’s Open World Series – Middleton, WI

2009 NAFA “AA Major” Tournament Report

2009 NAFA Men’s “AA” World Series – Sioux Falls, SD

2009 NAFA Men’s A-Major World Series – Sioux Falls, SD

2009 NAFA Men’s “A” World Series – Sioux Falls, SD

2009 NAFA Men’s 23-U World Series – Sioux Falls, SD

2009 23U All-World

NAFA 50+ Masters – Carson City, NV

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

50-Over Western Can have 3 players that turn 47 in this calendar year that are NOT pitchers. All other players must be turning 50 in this calendar year and they can all pitch. Players can play in multiple divisions but times will conflict.

1) NW Old Growth(Ryder), Portland, OR.
2) Seattle FP(Bendock), Seattle, WA.
3) Hellman Motors, Delta, Colorado
4) Nevada Power(Yuill), Reno, Nevada
5) Bay Area Merchants(Williams), Hayward, California
6) Texas Stars (Smith), Houston, Texas
7) Relics(Johnson), Southern California
8) NAFA Yard Dogs 50’s, Southern California
9) Yakima-Olympia Allstars(Bucknell-Sam)
10) Ohio Battery(Nick), Ashland, Ohio
11) Ladner Masters(Pettigrew), Delta, British Columbia, Canada
12) Boise Fog(Alder), Boise, Idaho

Ken Vierling Fundraiser – Tonight

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

We heartily encourage you to support these efforts to help a good friend in the fastpitch community. If you cannot attend in person, you can still send a check to help Ken.

What: Benefit Fundraiser for Kenny Vierling
When: Saturday, August 29, 2009
Where: Farmington American Legion..Farmington, Mn
Who: We need you there!!!
Details: For further information, check out:

Silent Auction: 6 – 9 pm
Beer Bash & Sandwiches: 6 – 9 pm
Music by Chopper: 8:45 – Close
Cost : $10 (please make checks payable to Ken Vierling Benefit)

We need your help!! If you can help sell tickets or want to buy tickets, please let us know!! We will get them to you.

Please HELP & contact:
Paul Harrington Les Novak
17281 Jade Court Box 26612
Lakeville, Minn. 55044 or St. Louis Park, Minn. 55426

Donated Silent Auction items and doorprizes are also needed for the Benefit!!

If you have any questions on the above or can help, please contact:

Les Novak at 612-750-1340 or Paul Harrington at 612-940-6363.
See for further information on the above.

Editor’s Note: Click here for an earlier post about Ken

Other posts on Ken at Fastpitchwest.

Harrah’s Mildmay Picks for 2009 Softball Canada Championship

Friday, August 28th, 2009

(Predicted winning team in UPPERCASE

Sunday August 30 (record to date (0-0)

9:00 am BROOKFIELD ELKS vs Glace Bay Mets



3:00 pm Brookfield Elks vs ST. JOHN’S KELLY’S PUB

7:00 pm St. John’s Kelly Pub vs ST. THOMAS EVERGREEN CENTENNIALS

9:00 pm JARVIS GAMBLERS vs Charlott