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2017 ISC World Championship Guide ready for pre-ordering

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Mississauga, ON – Celebrate the arrival of spring and the imminent return of the North American fastball season by pre-ordering your 2017 International Softball Congress World Championship Guide.

The 2017 ISC Guide has a striking cover that features ISC MVP Brad Rona and Most Outstanding Pitcher Sean Cleary, of the Toronto Gators, along with the Gators’ Shane Boland and his World Tournament clinching walk-off home run.

The 2017 ISC Guide has over 130 color photos along with 140 pages of stats and stories on the ISC World Tournament, ISC II Championship, ISC Legends 50+ Championship and the ISC U21 Championship from the Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline, IL.

You can now order and pay for the 2017 ISC Guide online at the ISC website through the convenience of PayPal by visiting iscfastpitch.com/paypal-2/ and choosing the Guide option in the drop down menu.

  • The 2017 ISC Guide will also be available in the near future in a convenient and easy-to-read electronic format on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com.
  • We thank all of our ISC sponsors, including Cooper Tire and First Ontario Credit Union, for enabling us to bring you the 2017 ISC World Championship Guide.

    For additional information, please contact

    Blair Setford
    ISC VP Operations/Guide Managing Editor
    blairjs [@] gmail.com

    or

    Larry Fisher
    ISC Executive Director
    iscfastpitch [@] gmail.com

    A Step Back In Time: Team USA captures 1996 Herald & Review Shootout

    Saturday, April 1st, 2017

    By MARK TUPPER
    Decatur Herald & Review Sports Editor
    July 17, 1996

    DECATUR, IL – If the United States plans to win the gold medal at the International Softball Federation World Championship next month, it will almost certainly have to survive a challenge like it faced Sunday.

    Key hitting and pressure pitching led USA past Green Bay (Wis.) All-Car, 2-1, in the championship game of the Herald & Review Shootout at Borg-Warner Field.

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    25th Anniversary of NAFA World Series Heads To North Dakota

    Saturday, April 1st, 2017

    Founded in 1993, NAFA will celebrate its 25th anniversary by holding its 2017 World Series at the new Northside Softball Complex in Fargo, North Dakota, Aug. 9-20.

    FARGO, N.D. – The North American Fastpitch Association was formed in 1993, offering a World Series for boys’ and men’s fastpitch softball teams of all skill levels.

    2017 marks the 25th year the organization has hosted championship tournaments in six divisions: Young men (age 23-under), Open, AA-Major, AA, A-Major and A. And new this year, will be a recreation division for ball clubs recent to the sport.

    The North Dakota cities of FargoWest Fargo and Moorhead, Minn. have the honor and are proud to host the event at its new softball facility: Northside Softball Complex.

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    National Teams Revealed For 2017 WBSC Men’s Fastpitch Softball World Championship

    Saturday, April 1st, 2017

    Global Expansion: India and Turkey to debut on men’s softball world stage

    WHITEHORSE, Canada – Marking just over 100 days until the start of the 2017 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship, World Baseball Softball Confederation announced the nations that will compete in the men’s softball flagship event.

    A near record-high of 20 nations – the second largest in the event’s history – will be present for the
    15th Men’s Softball World Championship, which will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada from 7-16 July.

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