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  2. Wally Sidelko says:

    I have known Kyle a few short years,He has been a big supporter to our Shoot out in Bay City Mi.Kyle is a great supporter and a great ambassodar to our great game of fastpitch softballin Michigan… Wally Sidelko

  3. TOM MURPHY says:

    I have been following ISC since the 60’s with the Nitehawks,Lakewood Jets, etc. We remember that era’s pitchers- Klecker, Pearson, Bob Todd, Mark Smith, etc. And NO CROWHOPPING allowed !

  4. Ab Lincoln says:

    I remember playing when there was no DH, no DP, no re-entry. Also remember wood bats and balls that got soft very quickly. Also remember when Stofflet was pitching and was still in his late 20’s. How the game has changed!

  5. eric legge says:

    Often think about the brillance
    of Jimmy Moore in the 80’s.No one
    not even Ty Stofflet dominated like
    Jimmy did. Unbelievable control
    and everything off the same motion.
    His career was short compared to
    the Meredith’s, Zack, Underwood,
    Peaches, but he was the KING of
    the 80’s.

  6. Bob says:

    I saw Jimmy Moore pitch in So. Calif. once, the Pan Am trials, I think in Encino. Yes, he sure was great. But I saw Ty Stofflet pitch too. The names you mention were all in that class we call, “the great ones.”

  7. Dav id Spring says:

    Saw Eric L’s comment and was moved to reply. To me, the same (or slightly later) era is all about Michael White. Talk about the same delivery served up from the same movement: 5-6 speeds, all over the corners or just off (one pitch, max, to try and hit), nothing at all above the thighs, unless he felt inclined to throw the odd (very) rise. I remember in particular the Salt Lake City ISC in ’92 and before that his stint with Transaire from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when in 1987 he won the whole thing in Saskatoon (if memory serves). Still the best on a given day, and I kind of hate to admit it, given Brad Underwood (my personal favorite to watch the next pitch), Metro Szeryk (maybe the best I have ever seen anytime anywhere, and of course the big Z who makes me weep for missing his personal best in Sioux City (’95). Ain’t it great to remember, though?

  8. David Spring says:

    Sorry– Mike White was, of course, with Teleconnect of Cedar Rapids in 1987. Momentary confusion with Peter Meredith.

  9. Bob says:

    In ’95 saw and was able to photograph Zack’s 69 2/3 scoreless innings, 10-games pitched, 150-plus strikeout phenominal effort. I doubt if any pitcher will every equal those numbers in the ISC WT again. When I tell baseball people of this feat, they look at me like I’m lying, and a nut case.

  10. Dennis Frye says:

    LENT is Spring Training for us Christians , as MLB starts to see activity this week HOPE for better weather is on the way …. Many os us have kept Midland in our Hearts for lowest Budget team to be Competetive each year with the Big Boys ! Most os Roster USA … Currie Stadium is FANTASTIC .. I suggest AUTOGRAPH sessions -each team for FANS !!! EMPACT your SPORT … http://www.teammannatech.com

  11. Bob says:

    Autograph sessions, good idea. Submit to the Iowa ISC commissioner.

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