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Checkout Online version of the 2014 ISC Championship Guide

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

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Adam Folkard led Six Nations Ontario Hill Untied Chiefs to the 2013 ISC World Tournament championship with a 6-0 record and a perfect 0.00 ERA in 36 innings. He allowed just seven hits, no earned runs, four walks and struck 79. Folkard, an Australian, was named the LeRoy Zimmerman Most Outstanding Pitcher, and was selected a First-Team, All-World pitcher.

FINDLAY, Ohio – The ISC World Championship Guide just gets better each year. The game stories, statistics, line scores, photos, Hall of Fame bios, all-time records information…and much, much more is worth your time to peruse.

ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher and ISC VP Operations / Guide Editor Blair Setford and a host of valuable staff members have once again produced a product remarkable in the information that if offers about the International Softball Congress and the organization’s annual World Tournament.

So be sure to check out the Online version of the 2014 ISC Championship Guide

And if you want to order a hard copy (for just $15 U.S.) visit: ISC Guide Pre-Order.

2014 ISC World Championship Guide available for pre-order

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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FINDLAY, Ohio – With the fastpitch softball season just getting underway in much of North America, now is the time to pre-order your 2014 International Softball Congress World Championship Guide.

The 2014 ISC World Championship Guide sports a cover with a new angle of the game-winning run from last year’s ISC World Tournament Championship game, along with an action shot of a dominant Adam Folkard.

The Guide also contains over 125 full-color photos and 160 pages of stats and stories on the four divisions within the World Tournament:

  • 2013 ISC World Tournament
  • ISC II Championship
  • Under 21 ISC Championship
  • ISC Legends 50+ Championship
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      To order the 2014 Guide (while supplies last)

    Contact ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher at iscfastpitch@gmail.com.
    The price has been reduced to $15 (U.S.), with a slightly increased print run this year. But copies will still be limited.

      ORDER NOW TO SECURE DELIVERY

    To reserve your copy of the 2014 ISC Guide, order by June 1.

    The Guide will also be available in a convenient and easy-to-read electronic format on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com.

      TERRIFIC SPONSORS

    We thank all of our ISC sponsors, including Thunder Tribe and Cooper Tire for enabling us to bring you the 2014 ISC World Championship Guide.

      FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

    Larry Fisher
    ISC Executive Director
    ISCfastpitch@gmail.com

    Or

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

    23rd Annual Best of the West men’s fastpitch tournament in beautiful Santa Barbara

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

    kammueller.kevin.246web Great pitchers such as Kevin Kammueller of the 2013 Cal-State Builders compete in the Best of The West tournament.

    SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. – The 2014 23rd Annual Best of the West Men’s Fastpitch Tournament will be held in Santa Barabara, June 7-8, at Elings Park.

    The tournament is directed by Clyde Bennett, who also serves as the UIC.

      THE DETAILS
  • Location: Elings Park ($5 parking fee)
  • Entry fee: $400 with May 20 entry deadline
  • Format: Round Robin into single elimination, four game guarantee
  • Berth: One ISC World Tournament berth to highest finishing USA West team; ASA berths also
  • Contact: Clyde Bennett, clydebennett50@gmail.com, 805-895-9007
  • ISC Representative and Regional Commissioner: Chris Santos (2014 ISC Hall of Fame inductee) 303-419-7332, jcsantos25@msn.com
  • Wisconsin’s Circle Tap loaded with foreign talent

    Sunday, February 9th, 2014

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    Matt Palazzo from Iowa who will be wearing the Circle Tap uniform after spending last season with the California A’s. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2013 California Classic

    DENMARK, WISC – Arguably Wisconsin is one of the healthier states when it comes to men’s fastpitch softball. I think I’ll get agreement on that. So when I see that Circle Tap’s 2014 ISC roster has only five Wisconsin players listed, it makes you wonder: Can’t U.S. teams find talented position players any more?

    Importing foreign pitchers from Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Venezuela, I get that; we don’t have an abundance of Open-caliber pitchers in the states. But POSITION players? Has the sport fallen on such hard times that we can’t find talented infielders, outfielders and catchers?

    I counted and Circle Tap has three Australians, three Argentinians, one Venezuelan, and one player each from Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Washington. So, from a 17-player roster just five are from Wisconsin.

    Now, I’m not picking on Circle Tap. The way the sport is today, you have to do whatever it takes to win an ISC World Tournament. Over the past three decades, the annual half dozen or so teams that have a legitimate chance of winning the World Tournament have been going the import route – but in the past it was primarily for pitching.

    So the bigger question and dilemma: How can men’s fastpitch possibly revive itself in the U.S. if we can’t even entice young talented infielders, outfielders and catchers to our sport?

    The 2014 Circle Tap Dukes of Denmark, Wisc.

    Justin Colombo Kimberly, WI
    Jim Corbett Green Bay, WI
    Tom Crouch DeKalb, IL
    Chris DeLarwelle Denmark, WI
    Joel Goodall Australia
    Lucas Goring Apple Valley, MN
    Bryan Hansen Denmark, WI
    Todd Malnory Menasha, WI
    Chris Miljavac St. Joseph, MO
    Bruno Motroni Argentina
    Matt Palazzo Des Moines, IA
    Fernando Petric Argentina
    Juan Potolucchio Argentina
    Pat Sagdal Richland, WA
    Ryan Sinclair Australia
    Erick Urbaneja Venezuela
    Lewis Weldon Australia

    Dean Kane
    CT Fastpitch
    ct16@greenbaynet.com

    Kelowna May Days, 2014 ISC Canada West Qualifier

    Saturday, February 8th, 2014

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    KELOWNA, BC, CANADA -Kelowna May Days is hosting an ISC qualifier May 17-19.

  • The entry fee is $500
  • Prize money awarded to top three teams
  • Cheque payable to Kelowna Major Men’s Fastball Association
  • CONTACTS
    Richard Haldane: rhaldane@buckwold.com, or (250) 212-7665
    ISC Representative, Craig Donaldson: cdonalds5@shaw.ca, or (778) 228-0799
    And the Umpire In Chief is Gord Hynes

    Also, visit the tournament’s Facebook group: Kelowna May Days Fastpitch Tournament created by pitcher / hitter Richard Haldane.

    The 2014 ISC World Tournament is being held in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 8-16.

    Long Beach Nitehawks Second Annual Fourth of July Tournament

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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    LONG BEACH, CALIF. – Sixteen teams played in the Long Beach Nitehawks Second Annual Fourth of July Fastpitch Softball Tournament according to the Nitehawks program.

    But on the printed program one very important piece of information is missing: the year.

    Click to continue reading “Long Beach Nitehawks Second Annual Fourth of July Tournament”

    Make plans now for 2014 ISC World Tournament in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    Friday, November 1st, 2013

    whitten.seas Canadian Sean Whitten, one of the premiere pitchers in men’s fastpitch, will most likely be pitching in the 2014 ISC World Tournament, and giving his team a chance to win a championship. Photo By BOB OTTO

    KITCHENER, ONT – From Aug. 8-16, 2014, North and South America’s greatest teams and players will compete for the top crown in men’s club fastpitch softball: The 68th Annual International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournament championship.

    Check out the ISC tournament website for a variety of information including a place to stay, directions to the ball park, and even opportunities to volunteer.