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On the rise, Tin Cup of St. Paul plays in the ISC World Tournament and NAFA World Series

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
Dave Marchio manages and plays for Tin Cup of St. Paul, Minnesota. His young and talented ball club competed in both the 2016 ISC World Tournament and NAFA AA-Major World Series in the Quad Cities of IA/IL. Photo By BOB OTTO

Dave Marchio manages and plays for Tin Cup of St. Paul, Minnesota. His young and talented ball club competed in both the 2016 ISC World Tournament and NAFA AA-Major World Series in the Quad Cities of IA/IL. Photo By BOB OTTO

QUAD CITIES, IA/IL – If the Tin Cup men’s fastpitch team feels a little sore and tired, they really can’t be blamed.

In the past nine days (Aug. 13-21) the St. Paul, Minnesota squad has played eight games – three in the ISC World Tournament and five in the NAFA AA-Major Division World Series in the Quad Cities.

But for manager / designated hitter, Dave Marchio, it’s really not a big deal. His team is used to playing a lot of fastpitch.

“We’ve played about 65 games this year,” said Marchio at the NAFA AA-Major in Rock Island, Illinois. “We’re used to a lot of games.”

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Long ball and stellar pitching drive Minnesota’s Tin Cup to victory in ISC World Tournament

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Joel Cooley pitched a shutout and allowed just one hit in leading Tin Cup of St. Paul to a 7-0 victory over Chettys Pretty Boys in the 2016 ISC World Tournament. Photo By Bob Otto / 2014 NAFA World Series

Joel Cooley pitched a shutout and allowed just one hit in leading Tin Cup of St. Paul to a 7-0 victory over Chettys Pretty Boys in the 2016 ISC World Tournament. Photo By Bob Otto / 2014 NAFA World Series

MOLINE, IL – Tyler Bouley and Dave Marchio provided the power and Joel Cooley pitched masterfully in leading Tin Cup of St. Paul to a 7-0 victory over Chettys Pretty Boys, Sunday night, at Green Valley Sports Complex.

Bouley (1-for-3) slugged a two-run home run in the first, and Marchio (2-for-3) put the game out of reach with a three-run blast in the fourth to seal the win and even Tin Cup’s record at 1-1.

Handed the generous run support, the veteran right-handed Cooley didn’t squander it. He was at the top of his game, firing a perfect game through four innings. His only stumble came in the fifth when Ryan Baptiste singled to open the inning. But Cooley’s rise ball coaxed a fly ball and he struck out the final two batters to end the game in five innings under the run-rule.

  • Now Tin Cup advances into Tuesday when they will meet the loser between the Elmira Expos and New York Gremlins at 10 a.m.
  • Tin Cup collected six hits with Sam Nieman, Pita Rona and Luke Wilhelmy getting one hit a piece, along with Bouley and Marchio’s game-winning contributions.

    For more World Tournament scores, visit: ISC Pointstreak Scoreboard

    Tin Cup of St. Paul reaches ISC II Tournament Semifinals

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Tin Cup men’s fastpitch team from St. Paul, Minnesota continues to impress in its first-ever appearance in the ISC II Tournament by winning twice to reach the semifinals of the 18-team international event that features some of the strongest intermediate teams in North America.

    After losing twice in the ISC World Tournament, Tin Cup moved into the ISC II for a double knockout playoff, with the championship scheduled for Thursday, at the Belleville Softball Complex in South Bend.

    Tin Cup 7, CPI NY 6
    Trailing by four runs heading into the top of the seventh, Tin Cup erupted for five runs to rally for the win. And it all happened after two out.

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    Newcomer Tin Cup drops close game to Cal State Builders in ISC World Tournament

    Sunday, August 9th, 2015
    Joel Cooley pitched well for Tin Cup, but lost a tough game to the Cal State Builders in the opening game for both teams in the 2015 ISC World Tournament in South Bend, Ind. Photo by Bob Otto / 2014 NAFA World Series

    Joel Cooley pitched well for Tin Cup, but lost a tough game to the Cal State Builders in the opening game for both teams in the 2015 ISC World Tournament in South Bend, Ind. Photo by Bob Otto / 2014 NAFA World Series

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Tin Cup of St. Paul, Minn. is making its first appearance in the ISC World Tournament. On Saturday, the ball club comprised of several players under the age of 25, played its first game in the most competitive men’s fastpitch tournament in the world.

    The outcome wasn’t what they wanted, but then again a 4-0 loss to the Cal State Builders, one of the better teams in the tournament – and a team fresh off winning the NAFA Open World Series – certainly isn’t anything to be embarrassed about.

    The Cal State Builders scored a single run in the second inning and then plated three more in the fourth, to secure its first win in the tournament that features 42 of the best club teams in North America.

    Shawn Koster – the Most Valuable Pitcher in the NAFA Open World Series – hurled a three-hit shutout along with 10 strikeouts to pick up the win.

    Tin Cup’s Joel Cooley – recognized as one of Minnesota’s top pitchers – allowed just six hits and three earned runs, with six strikeouts to take the loss.

    Trevor Knight opened the second inning by blasting a home run, and in the fourth, Scott Anderson hit a two-run triple that sealed the win.

    Tin Cup did threaten twice. In the first inning, James Harris and Dave Marchio hit back-to-back singles putting runners at first and third, but Koster got a strikeout to end the inning. Then in the third, Josh Albers doubled with one out, but again Koster toughened, getting a strikeout and infield fly to escape unscathed.

    Knight led the Builders, going 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI, a double and home run. And Mike Koentopp, Scott Andersen (2 RBI), Guillermo Patat and Ryan Martin each had one hit.

    For Tin Cup, Albers, Harris, Marchio each had one hit.

    Tin Cup returns to action on Monday, while the Builders face a second strong team when they take on Pennsylvania Power, Sunday, at 8:30 p.m. at the Belleville Softball Complex.

    See Complete List Of Teams and Rosters

    St. Paul Tin Cup Captures Championship of 37th Rice Lake Invitational

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
    Joel Cooley pitched Tin Cup of St. Paul  to the championship of the 37th Annual Rice Lake Invitational Men's Fastpitch Tournament and was selected to the all-tournament team. Photo By BOB OTTO /  2014 NAFA World Series

    Joel Cooley pitched Tin Cup of St. Paul to the championship of the 37th Annual Rice Lake Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament and was selected to the all-tournament team. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2014 NAFA World Series

    By Ronn Kopp / NAFA President
    ronnkopp@charter.net
    Wisconsin NAFA
    NAFA National Website

    RICE LAKE, Wisc. – Riding the right arm of Joel Cooley and the hitting of Dave Marchio and Tyler Bouley, Tin Cup of St. Paul reeled off four consecutive victories and captured the championship of the 37th annual Rice Lake Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament held during Father’s Day weekend at Fred Tate Memorial Park. Six teams from Wisconsin and five from Minnesota comprised the field of teams for the event.

    The champs opened play by blanking last year’s third place finisher La Crosse Classic 8-0 and followed by whitewashing Dugout Bar and Grill of Cushing 7-0. A 4-3 10 inning win over fellow Gopher state entry Ostrander propelled the St. Paul squad to the championship contest.

    Tyler Bouley of Tin Cup belted a two-run homer to help the St. Paul team beat Ostrander, 4-3, in the title game. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2014 NAFA World Series

    Tyler Bouley of Tin Cup belted a two-run homer to help the St. Paul team beat Ostrander, 4-3, in the title game. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2014 NAFA World Series

    A two-for-three hitting performance by Marchio and a two-run home run by Bouley powered Tin Cup to a second 4-3 triumph over Ostrander in the title game.

    Ostrander opened play by edging the defending champion Orangemen of the host city 2-1. They followed with respective 12-2 and 10-4 wins over Harley Davidson of Lewiston, Minnesota and Len’s Automotive of St. Paul.

    After falling to Tin Cup in the winner’s bracket final the southeastern Minnesota club outlasted Striker’s Lanes of Baldwin 10-9 to earn their spot in the championship showdown.

    Striker’s Lanes claimed third place honors and Dugout Bar and Grill finished fourth. Also taking part in the tourney were Wisconsin entries Sawdust City of Eau Claire and Highway 53 Bar of Whitehall along with Minnesota Computers of St. Paul.

    ORDER OF FINISH

    1. Tin Cup, St. Paul MN 4-0
    2. Ostrander, Ostrander MN 4-2
    3. Striker’s Lanes, Baldwin WI 6-2
    4. Dugout Bar and Grill, Cushing WI 2-2
    5. Minnesota Computers, St. Paul MN 3-2
    Len’s Automotive, St. Paul MN 1-2
    7. Harley Davidson, Lewiston, MN 1-3
    Orangemen, Rice Lake WI 1-4
    9. Sawdust City, Eau Claire 1-2
    La Crosse Classic, La Crosse WI 1-2
    11. Highway 53 Bar, Whitehall WI 0-3

    GAME BY GAME RESULTS

    1. Striker’s Lanes 15, Sawdust City 5
    2. Ostrander 2, Orangemen 1
    3. Minnesota Computers 12, Highway 53 Bar 1
    4. Len’s Automotive 9, Striker’s Lanes 6
    5. Ostrander 12, Harley Davidson 2
    6. Dugout Bar and Grill 10, Minnesota Computers 6
    7. Tin Cup 8, La Crosse Classic 1
    8. Sawdust City 7, Harley Davidson 5
    9. La Crosse Classic 3, Highway 53 Bar 1
    10. Striker’s Lanes 3, Orangemen 0
    11. Striker’s Lanes 7, Highway 53 Bar 0
    12. Minnesota Computers 8, Orangemen 7
    13. Harley Davidson 8, La Crosse Classic 7
    14. Orangemen 9, Sawdust City 4
    15. Ostrander 10, Len’s Automotive 4
    16. Tin Cup 7, Dugout Bar and Grill 0
    17. Striker’s Lanes 8, Orangemen 2
    18. Minnesota Computers 11, Harley Davidson 9
    19. Striker’s Lanes 8, Len’s Automotive 5
    20. Dugout Bar and Grill 4, Minnesota Computers 1
    21. Tin Cup 4, Ostrander 3 (10 innings)
    22. Strikers’ Lanes 10, Dugout Bar and Grill 0
    23. Ostrander 10, Striker’s Lanes 8 (9 innings)
    24. Tin Cup 4, Ostrander 3

    ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

    PITCHER – Joel Cooley, Tin Cup
    PITCHER – Kevin Kammeuller, Ostrander
    CATCHER – Jeremy Dagstad, Dugout Bar and Grill
    CATCHER – Tyler Bouley, Tin Cup
    INFIELD – Ryan Scheevel, Ostrander
    INFIELD – Luke King, Ostrander
    INFIELD – J.R. Dachel, Striker’s Lanes
    INFIELD – Jason Bohl, Striker’s Lanes
    OUTFIELD – Dave Reiter, Tin Cup
    OUTFIELD – Al Lang, Harley Davidson
    OUTFIELD – Joe Reinert, Minnesota Computers
    OUTFIELD – Rob Krecji, Striker’s Lanes
    OUTFIELD – J.W. Dachel, Striker’s Lanes
    OUTFIELD – Scott Emerson, Orangemen
    MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Dave Marchio, Tin Cup

    Tin Cup reaps the benefits of Marchio fast pitch experience and tradition

    Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
    2015 Tin Cup Restaurant and Bar. Front row left, Dave Reiter, Tyler Bouley, Miguel Hernandez, Joe Newton, Sam Nieman, Chris Diethart. Back row left,  Dave Marchio, Joel Cooley, Zack Lopez, Shawn Gibbons, Alex Killa, Dominic Marchio. Courtesy Photo / Valerie Quigley Bouley

    2015 Tin Cup Restaurant and Bar. Front row left, Dave Reiter, Tyler Bouley, Miguel Hernandez, Joe Newton, Sam Nieman, Chris Diethart. Back row left,
    Dave Marchio, Joel Cooley, Zack Lopez, Shawn Gibbons, Alex Killa, Dominic Marchio. Courtesy Photo / Valerie Quigley Bouley

    Dave Marchio, back row far left, and son Dominic Marchio, back row far right, continue three generations of Marchio’s playing fastpitch softball.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – In 2013 the Tin Cup men’s fastpitch team was formed. The team was young and promising, but lacking in experience. Tin Cup needed someone to take the reins that knew the game, had played the game.

    Dave Marchio was the right man for the job.

    With 35 years experience playing with and against some of Minnesota’s best clubs – the likes of Jeraldine’s Bar, All-American Bar, the St. Paul Merchants, Scandia and Stillwater – Marchio had the know-how to lead Tin Cup with its roster skewed heavily with 19-year-olds.

      DAD’S EXPERIENCE INVALUABLE

    Dominic Marchio was one of those 19-year-olds that came under the tutelage of his father. He and his young teammates quickly realized they had a lot to learn about playing the game.

    And the senior Marchio was the voice of experience Tin Cup needed.

    “His experience, it goes a long way,” said Dominic. “He leads in a positive way and it feels comforting to have someone reassure you of your skills on the ball field if you make a bad play.”

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    Iron man pitching and young talent leads Tin Cup to Dugout tournament title

    Thursday, May 28th, 2015
    2015 Tin Cup Restaurant and Bar. Front row left, Dave Reiter, Tyler Bouley, Miguel Hernandez, Joe Newton, Sam Nieman, Chris Diethart. Back row left,  Dave Marchio, Joel Cooley, Zack Lopez, Shawn Gibbons, Alex Killa, Dom Marchio. Courtesy Photo / Valerie Quigley Bouley

    2015 Tin Cup Restaurant and Bar. Front row left, Dave Reiter, Tyler Bouley, Miguel Hernandez, Joe Newton, Sam Nieman, Chris Diethart. Back row left,
    Dave Marchio, Joel Cooley, Zack Lopez, Shawn Gibbons, Alex Killa, Dom Marchio. Courtesy Photo / Valerie Quigley Bouley

    Cooley pitches all four games as Tin Cup of St. Paul wins the Cushing Memorial Tournament

    CUSHING, Wisc. – His manager praises his effort, his heart, his talent, and his willingness to take the ball game after game. And all admirable qualities were in evidence as Joel Cooley pitched Tin Cup Restaurant and Bar of St. Paul, Minnesota to the 12th Annual Dugout Memorial Weekend Tournament title in Cushing, Wisconsin.

    As a one-man pitching staff, the right-hander pitched every inning of four games, culminating with a 7-2 victory over instate-rival Ostrander Fastpitch to claim Tin Cup’s first title in the nine-team event.

      NOTCHING THE K’s

    Cooley finished 4-0 and beat Ostrander twice, 2-1 on Saturday, and then again in the championship, where he struck out eight and allowed four hits. The right-hander hurled 28 innings with 45 strikeouts to emerge as the top pitcher in the tournament.

    Joel Cooley pitching for Tin Cup in the 2014 NAFA World Series, AA Division, in which the team finished fifth. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Joel Cooley pitching for Tin Cup in the 2014 NAFA World Series, AA Division, in which the team finished fifth. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Tin Cup manager Dave Marchio might be a bit biased but he proclaims Cooley as Minnesota’s top pitcher.

    “He’s got all three pitches, throws about 75 (mph), and is the best pitcher in the state,” said Marchio. “He is cerebral, nothing bothers him. He’s pitched every inning for us and is a good team leader by example.”

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