One of a series of profiles for the ISC Hall of Fame Class of 2010. Induction ceremony on Sunday morning, August 15, 2010 in Midland, Michigan.
Alan Rohrback, Lakeside, CA
In 1981, Alan Rohrback was named as â€œrookie of the yearâ€ in the Western Softball Congress with the San Diego Vista Bombers. His youthful skills resulted in his being added to the Camarillo Kings roster for his debut ISC World tournament in Saginaw, MI. The Kings won that memorable tournament, and Alan was selected ISC 1st Team All-World player, with team-mates Larry Nolan (ISC HoF 2002) and Floyd â€œBlueâ€ LaVergne (ISC HoF 2008). In 1983, Alan joined the Lancaster, CA Chameleons, where he won the WSC batting championship (.411) and MVP honours. The Chameleons won the ISC tourney and the following year placed third, when Alan was named to his second ISC All-World team. Two years later, with the new-look Lakewood, CA Chameleons, he acquired his third ISC All-World Selection. Alan continued to play with various competitive teams in California, highlighted by an ASA championship ring in 1991 with Santa Rosa CA Guennella Brothers.
Editor’s note: I knew Alan as a opposing hitter ands teammate, on the 1983 Lancaster Chameleons and the 1987 Hilltop Tire Eagles. As a pitcher, I can tell you that the latter was always an easier experience. Two tournaments stood out in ’87, when we drove to Redding on back-to-back weekends in 1987 for the ASA “A” Qualifier and ’87 ASA “A” Nationals where we finished ninth with a 10 man roster. We were always a better team with Alan’s bat in the heart of the batting order, as were the Kings and Chamelons when he earned All World Honors. Congratulations, Alan.
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