2016 ISC Legends Tournament

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In The Spotlight: Jeff Pauli of the Waterloo Legends

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
SWINGING THE BIG LUMBER - Jeff Pauli of the Waterloo Legends of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, lays into a pitch during the 2016 ISC Legends Tournamnet. The versatile Pauli, also pitched a 9-1 win over Gushow Excavating of Auburn, Mich., allowing one run on four hits in 4 1/3 innings with four strikeouts. He helped his cause at the plate going 2 for 3 and scoring a run. He also played in the infield and outfield, and finished the tournamen with a .385 avg. (5-for-13), five runs and two RBI, along with a 1-0 pitching record. Photo By BOB OTTO

SWINGING THE BIG LUMBER – Jeff Pauli of the Waterloo Legends of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, lays into a pitch during the 2016 ISC Legends Tournamnet. The versatile Pauli, also pitched a 9-1 win over Gushow Excavating of Auburn, Mich., allowing one run on four hits in 4 1/3 innings with four strikeouts. He helped his cause at the plate going 2 for 3 and scoring a run. He also played in the infield and outfield, and finished the tournamen with a .385 avg. (5-for-13), five runs and two RBI, along with a 1-0 pitching record. Photo By BOB OTTO

MOLINE, IL – The Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Legends finished the ISC Legends Tournament tied for fifth in the 12-team event.

And the versatile Jeff Pauli had a solid tournament at the plate and on the rubber in helping Waterloo make a strong run for the championship and finish the tournament with a 3-2 record.

Jeff Pauli of the Waterloo Legends watches his hit fall safely in right-centerfield during the 2016 ISC Legends Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

Jeff Pauli of the Waterloo Legends watches his hit fall safely in right-centerfield during the 2016 ISC Legends Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

  • Click on ISC Pointstreak for Legends standings, game results, stats and more.
  • Toronto Gators long glorious run comes to an end with ISC Legends Championship

    Monday, August 29th, 2016
    BIG BAD GATOR - First baseman Dave Hoffman hit a three-run home run to lead the Toronto Gators Masters to an 8-1 victory over the Midland Explorers Legends to claim the ISC Legends Tournament, at Green Valley Sports Complex, Sat. Aug. 20. Photo By BOB OTTO

    BIG BAD GATOR – First baseman Dave Hoffman hit a three-run home run to lead the Toronto Gators Masters to an 8-1 victory over the Midland Explorers Legends to claim the ISC Legends Tournament, at Green Valley Sports Complex, Sat. Aug. 20. Photo By BOB OTTO

    MOLINE, IL – Though older, grayer and a step slower, the Toronto Gators Masters still flashed some of the skills that led to ISC World Tournament championships in their much younger years of 1993 and 1995.

    Battling a field of 12 of the best 50-older masters teams from the U.S. and Canada, the Gators defeated the Midland, Mich. Legends, 8-1, to claim the ISC Legends Tournament Championship at Green Valley Sports Complex, Saturday.

    Several of the Gators Masters starred on the 1993 and 1995 championship squads, including Darren Zack, Ray Tilley, Terry Challis, Rod Wetherell, Dave Hoffman and Adam Smith.

      BIG GUY HOMERS

    The Gators jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on Dave Hoffman’s three-run home run off Midland’s Peter Finn. Frank Perez and John Kemp opened the inning with walks to set up Hoffman’s home run, his second of the tournament.

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    Breaking news, Toronto Gators retire their colors

    Thursday, August 25th, 2016
    The 2016 ISC World Tournament champion Gators of Toronto, Ontario, CA, have retired their colors after winning the title, Aug. 20, 2016 in Moline, IL.

    The 2016 ISC World Tournament champion Gators of Toronto, Ontario, CA, have retired their colors after winning the title, Aug. 20, 2016 in Moline, IL.

    Toronto Gators Press Release

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CA – All good things must come to an end and it’s with an air of finality that Jack Fireman is announcing today that the Toronto Gators will shutter their operations.

    “What better way to go out than as ISC World Champions and ISC Legends Champions,” said Mr. Fireman, who has been involved as the Gators sponsor for most of the last 25 years. “I want to thank all of the players, the coaches and the support staff as well as the families, friends and fans who cheered on the Gators.”

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    New York Gremlins drop BC A’s from ISC World Tournament

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016
    Rafael Flores reacts after drilling a game-winning, two-run double to right-centerfield in the New York Gremlins, 2-0, victory over the BC A's in 11 innings in the loser's bracket final, Saturday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Rafael Flores reacts after drilling a game-winning, two-run double to right-centerfield in the New York Gremlins, 2-0, victory over the BC A’s in 11 innings in the loser’s bracket final, Saturday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    MOLINE, IL – Andrew Kirkpatrick showed his intestinal fortitude, and Rafael Flores provided the knockout punch in leading the New York Gremlins to an 11-inning, 2-0, victory over the Vancouver, BC A’s, Saturday morning, in a loser’s bracket game.

    The win moves the Gremlins into the loser’s brack final against Hill United Chiefs, while the A’s are eliminated from the ISC World Tournament with a fourth place finish.

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    Watch ISC World Tournament action live on ISC Network

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016

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    MOLINE, IL – Throughout the ISC World Tournament, selected games have been webcast through the ISC Network.

    So if you can’t attend Saturday’s final day of play, then watch it from the comfort of your home or wherever you happen to turn on your computer.

    THE WEBCAST SCHEDULE

  • Losers Bracket, 11 a.m.
  • Losers Bracket Final, 1 p.m.
  • 2016 Legends Championship Game, 3 p.m.
  • ISC Championship Game, 6 p.m.
  • To watch, click on ISC Network

    Big day, final day for the crowning of ISC World Tournament champions

    Saturday, August 20th, 2016
    Chase Turner of the British Columbia A's will try and help his team win an ISC World Championship, Saturday, Aug. 20, in the final day of the tournament. The A's need to win two game in the loser's bracket to reach the title game. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Chase Turner of the British Columbia A’s will try and help his team win an ISC World Tournament Championship, Saturday, Aug. 20, in the final day of the event. The A’s need to win two games in the loser’s bracket to reach the title game. Photo By BOB OTTO

    MOLINE, IL – For ISC World Tournament teams, players and fans we’re at the day that all dream of: the finals, the championship, the crowning of a new titan in men’s fastpitch softball.

    On Saturday at Moline’s Green Valley Sports Complex, three teams and their rosters of players will take home coveted awards for having won either the ISC Legends, Under-21, or the gold medal of them all, the ISC World Tournament championship.

    And it all kicks off at 11 a.m. for a full day of a fastpitch action. And finally the grand prize, the championship game of the 70the ISC World Tournament will take place at 6 p.m.

    And you had better come early if you want to claim a good seat at field 5. These Quad Cities sports fans love their fastpitch.

    Only four teams remain in the running for the world tournament title: In the driver’s seat is the undefeated Toronto, Ontario Gators (5-0), with the three-time defending champion Hill United Chiefs (4-1), the New York Gremlins (4-1) and the Vancouver BC A’s (5-1) battling it out in the loser’s bracket.

    So, come out to the ball park and watch some of the best teams and most talented players in the sport battle with every ounce of determination that they can muster to earn the title of “ISC Champion.”

      Click on these links for more information.

    ISC World Tournament

    ISC Legends Tournament

    ISC U-21 Tournament

    ISC Legends showcase their talent at ISC World Tournament

    Friday, August 19th, 2016
    Second baseman Steve Lashuay of the Midland (MI) Explorers Masters watches the flight of the ball after making contact against Paul Algar of the Toronto Gators Masters in the first-round of the Legends Tournament, Thursday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Second baseman Steve Lashuay of the Midland (MI) Explorers Masters watches the flight of the ball after making contact against Paul Algar of the Toronto Gators Masters in the first-round of the Legends Tournament, Thursday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    MOLINE, IL – The ISC Legends 12 teams kicked off their tournament on Thursday with four teams going undefeated at 2-0.

  • Toronto Gators Masters
  • Eagle Pack
  • Bay Area Merchants
  • Ohio Battery
  • Some of the leaders in the early going include ISC Hall of Famer Brian Martie, Ohio Battery with a .714 batting average; Al Staats with 4 RBI for his Waterloo Legends; pitcher Kevin Kammueller leads the tournament with a 2-0 record for Eagle Pack, and Mark Bennett is perfect in the ERA department at 0.00.

    Eagle Pack's Kevin Kammueller won his first two games in the ISC Legends tournament. He helped his squad defeat the Durham Bulls, 5-3, and the Waterloo Legends, 4-3. In the two games he has pitched 14 innings with one walk and 19 strikeouts. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Eagle Pack’s Kevin Kammueller won his first two games in the ISC Legends tournament. He helped his squad defeat the Durham Bulls, 5-3, and the Waterloo Legends, 4-3. In the two games he has pitched 14 innings with one walk and 19 strikeouts. Photo By BOB OTTO

    The Legends return to the ball diamond Friday with a full slate of games from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The championship is scheduled for Saturday.

    ** For complete schedule and results, visit: ISC Pointstread Legends Scoreboard

    Bigelow hurls Durham Bulls to victory in ISC Legends Tournament

    Thursday, August 18th, 2016
    Chris Bigelow led the Durham Bulls to a first-round win in the ISC Legends Tournament, Thursday, Aug. 18 at Green Valley Sports Complex. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Chris Bigelow led the Durham Bulls to a first-round win in the ISC Legends Tournament, Thursday, Aug. 18 at Green Valley Sports Complex. Photo By BOB OTTO

    MOLINE, IL – Not much time to practice? No problem. The way Chris Bigelow pitched might cause one to rethink the need for lots of practice time to sharpen one’s skills.

    The veteran right-hander from Topeka, Kansas was in good form as he hurled the Durham Bulls of Whitby, Ontario to a 7-0 first-round victory over Toronto, Ontario Barracks, Thursday, in the ISC Legends tournament.

    Bigelow scattered five hits, walked one, while striking out 12 in stifling, humid heat. And he looked like he’s has been playing fastball all season in preparation for the Legends classic. But far from it.

    “I’ve just been throwing on the sidelines,” he said. “I’ve been busy umpiring girls (games). Today I threw mostly drop balls to keep the ball on the ground, and I got plenty of offensive support. I’ll take that any day.”

    The Bulls scored in every inning except the second, and collected ten hits, led by leadoff batter Reg Barrau, 2-for-4, RBI; Chis Giamou, 2-for-3, 3 runs; Rob Ellis, 2-for-3, run; and Rick Minton, Paul Walford, Tony Kahan and Ken Sherman with one hit each.

    For the Toronto Barracks, Mike Racioppo, Phil Slaney, Glen Sellers, Mark Thompson, and Dave Bradley had five hits each.

    To follow the Legends Tournament, visit: ISC Pointstreak Scoreboard

    ISC Legends of Fastpitch begins Thursday at ISC World Tournament

    Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
    Paul Algar will be one of the many Legends of Fastpitch who will be playing in the ISC Legends World Tournament, Aug. 18-20, at Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline, IL.  Photo By BOB OTTO

    Paul Algar will be one of the many Legends of Fastpitch who will be playing in the ISC Legends World Tournament, Aug. 18-20, at Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline, IL. Photo By BOB OTTO

    MOLINE, IL – In their younger days they were considered some of the stars of fastpitch. Though they’ve aged some through the years, these stars – now age 50 or more – can still work some magic on a fastpitch field.

    And on Thursday, 12 teams will battle for supremacy in their 50-over division: The ISC Legends.

    Some of the names you might recognize include Mike O’Hearn of the Toronto Barracks Legends; Doug Middleton and John Sudges, Eagle Pack; Todd Schultz and Doug Gillis, Midland Explorers; Paul Algar and Brian Paton, Toronto Gators; Terry Luster and Brent Stevenson, Ohio Battery; Mark Higgins and Ray Camacho, Bay Area Merchants…and many, many more.

  • So fastpitch fans, come out to Green Valley Sports Complex and watch these Legends in action.
    • TOURNAMENT TEAMS

    *Toronto Gators*Bay Area Merchants*Ohio Battery*Eagle Pack*Frank Rogers Masters*Toronto Barracks*Durham Bulls*Waterloo Legends*Gushow Excavating*Midland Explorers*Waterdown Hammer*The Insurance Center*

    Check out the rosters and see which players from the bygone eras of fastpitch are still in the game: ISC Legends Rosters
    (Scrowl down past world tournament rosters to get to legends rosters.)