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Cutro Professional Inspections blast way to ISC II Championship

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Perez Volquez pitched Cutro Professional Inspections of Oswego, NY to an 8-1 victory over the Shakespeare Falcons to claim the 2016 ISC II Championship, Thursday, Aug. 18 at Green Valley Sports Complex. Photo By BOB OTTO

Perez Volquez pitched Cutro Professional Inspections of Oswego, NY to an 8-1 victory over the Shakespeare Falcons to claim the 2016 ISC II Championship, Thursday, Aug. 18 at Green Valley Sports Complex. Photo By BOB OTTO

MOLINE, IL – About six years a go Michael Cutro revamped his team. He decided to go with youth and recruited young athletes from 21 to 23 years old. They struggled at first adjusting to hitting risers and drops from savvy, veteran pitchers.

But they’re not struggling any more.

Cutro’s ball club, Cutro Professional Inspections (CPI) of Oswego, New York, has matured over time. Those risers and drops that once confounded CPI’s youth movement? Now they are getting hammered.

As evidenced by CPI pounding its way to an 8-1 victory over the Shakespeare Falcons of Shakespeare, Ontario, Canada to claim the ISC II Championship in a run-ruled five innings at Green Valley Sports Complex, Thursday.

“They have started to mature,” said Cutro. “The bats really came alive in the tournament. This feels great. Next year our goal is to finish in the top 10 of the ISC (World Tournament).”

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Parent pounding the ball for Shakespeare Falcons

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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MOLINE, IL – Is there a hotter hitter at the ISC World Tournament and ISC II Tournament than Brayden Parent of the Shakespeare Falcons?

Perhaps, but it might take some searching to find one. In any regard, Parent is having some kind of tournament.

Though the Shakespeare, Ontario, Canada squad went 0-2 in the ISC World Tournament, Parent had an average of .600 (3-for-5 with an RBI). After those two loses, the Falcons entered the ISC II and picked up two quick wins, 3-1 over Sepringville, followed by a 10-0 blasting of Lamplighter.

And Parent was instrumental in both wins, going 1-2 with a double against Sepringville, followed by blasting a grand slam home run and a double against Lamplighter, in a 2-for-4 performance.

So the math in both tournaments on Shakespeare’s Sultan of Swat comes out to this: .545 average (6-for-11), and five RBI.

In the pitching department, Greg Hammell is also having a great ISC II. He’s 2-0, allowing just two hits in 13 innings, with 26 strikeouts and two walks.

But Hammell, Parent and the rest of the Falcons will have to continue flying high, for they take on Dolan and Murhphof Aurora, IL. (1-0), Wednesday at 2 p.m. in what figures to be a close game.

For more ISC II results, visit: ISC II Pointstreak Scoreboard

Ostrander Fastpitch Starts Strong in ISC II Tournament

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

080813-Jamieson.Michael62lr Michael Jamieson pitched Ostrander Fastpitch to a 8-1 victory in the ISC II Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2012 NAFA World Series

MOLINE, IL – Ostrander Fastpitch of Minnesota dropped its first two games in the ISC World Tournament, but once they got into the ISC II tournament, they’ve found their game with two consecutive victories to put themselves in contention for the the championship.

    Ostrander 8, Walcott 1

Lewis Weldon was prolific at the plate with a double and home run to account for 4 RBI, and Brandon Meiners slugged a home run to power a 10-hit attack.

Michael Jamieson went five innings to pick up the run-ruled win. He allowed one earned run on three hits, four walks, and struck out 11.

    Ostrander 7, Ray Ray’s Bar 4

After trailing 4-2 through six innings, Ostrander erupted for five runs in the seventh to rally for the win. With Two out, Jace Holm blasted a three-run home run and Patrick Brackley hit a two-run homer to overpower Ray Rays.

Eduardo Escobedo gave up four runs on four hits with 12 strikeouts to get the win. In the sixth, Carlos Jose Santodomingo launched an Escobedo pitch over the fence for a three-run home run to give Ray Rays a shortlived 4-2 lead.

Visit ISC II Pointstreak Scoreboard for more results.