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J & B Painting competing in NAFA AA-Major in Rock Island

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

ROCK ISLAND, IL – J & B Painting of Agoura Hills, Calif. didn’t have far to travel once they were eliminated from the ISC World Tournament (2-2) in Moline.

Just a few miles down the road, the NAFA AA-Major World Series is being held. J & B is in the tournament and they’re in action Saturday at noon against the Irma Tigers at Campbell Sports Complex.

Nine teams are vying for the championship that concludes Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

For bracket results and scores, visit: NAFA AA-Major

Whynot homers to save the game for J & B Painting

Monday, August 15th, 2016

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MOLINE, IL – J & B Painting’s Tyler Whynot drilled a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to forge a 1-1 tie, and Jesse Palacios drove in the winning run in the eighth on a bases-loaded fly ball to bring in Blake Hunter, as J & B held off the Bloomington (IL) Stix, 2-1, to improve to 2-0 in the ISC World Tournament.

Patrick Burns fired a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts over seven innings, and Tony Mancha came on in relief in the eighth to seal win, and send J & B into Tuesday’s round at 8 p.m. against the Toronto Gators (2-0), who beat the Topeka Toros, 8-0, to advance.

The Stix scored an unearned run in the fourth to take the lead, and in the top of the eighth they had an excellent chance to win the game by loading the bases. But with two outs, Mancha struck out Rogelio Sequera to end the threat.

Jeff Farion pitched well in defeat, giving up one earned run on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings. Ethan Johnston took the loss after relieving Farion in the eighth.

    AT THE PLATE

J & B Paining collected seven hits with Hunter 3-for-3, run; while Mancha, Whynot (home run), Aaron Harvey, and Wilbert Cowick had one hit each.

The Bloomingto Stix had four hits with John Zambrano going 2-for-2, while Abraham Jose Solorzano and Sequera had one hit a piece.

** For World Tournament results, visit: ISC Pointstreak Scoreboard

Mancha the man for J & B Painting

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

MOLINE, IL – Tony Mancha hurls the ball windmill style with the best in world. He also swings the bat with authority, too. And in the opening game of the 70th Annual ISC World Tournament, Sunday, Mancha did it all in leading J & B Painting of Agoura Hills, Calif. to a 6-1 victory over Waterdown First Ontario Hammer.

The right-hander from Las Cruces, New Mexico gave up one earned run on four hits, while walking one and striking out 10. And batting in the No. 5 slot, Mancha went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs.

But he had plenty of help as his teammates pounded out 10 hits, with Jesse Palacios going 3-for-4, and Cameron Schiller, Blake Hunter, Tyler Whynot, Wilbert Cowick (home run), and Patrick Burns had one hit each.

J & B Painting, ranked No. 7 by the ISC, fell behind 1-0 in the third on Scott Leblanc’s RBI triple, but it was shortlived as the J & B Painting plated two in its half of the inning and just kept rolling, adding two more in the fourth and single runs in the fifth and sixth.

Mancha closed out the game in dominating fashion with two strikeouts and groundout to move J & B Painting into the second round on Monday where they will meet the Bloomington Stix (1-0) at 2 p.m.

  • For Scores and more, visit: ISC Pointstreak
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    Yusef Davis Gets His Chance

    Saturday, June 18th, 2016
    Yusef Davis Jr., of Long Beach, Calif., was selected second-team, all-tournament at the 2016 USA Softball Men’s Invitational Fastpitch Tournament in Ashland, Ohio, June 11-12. Courtesy Photo

    Yusef Davis Jr., of Long Beach, Calif., was selected second-team, all-tournament at the 2016 USA Softball Men’s Invitational Fastpitch Tournament in Ashland, Ohio, June 11-12. Courtesy Photo

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – All Yusef Davis Jr. wanted was a chance. He got it and he made the most of it.

    Davis heard about the USA Softball Men’s Invitational Fastpitch Tournament being held June 11-12. It was an opportunity for U.S. players to be evaluated by the USA men’s coaching staff and the USA national team selection committee.

    It was an opportunity Davis couldn’t pass up. If he played well and impressed the evaluators, it just might earn him an invite to a USA national team tryout camp.

    FOOTING THE BILL

    That was all it took for the 21 year old Davis to pay his own airfare to Ashland, Ohio where the tournament was being held.

    The experience?

    “It was incredible,” said Davis, who grew up playing soccer, football, basketball and baseball in youth and high school. “I was nervous. I knew a lot of talent would be there. I wanted to play against that talent and be seen.”

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    J & B Painting and Portland CR Brewers battling for supremacy in NAFA AA-Major

    Friday, August 8th, 2014

    McCulloughDevon.34web Devon McClough gets the call against the Portland CR Brewers in the winner’s bracket final of the AA-Major Division at Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline. Photo By BOB OTTO

    QUAD CITIES, IA/IL – J & B Painting of Southern California has a strong pitching staff with the likes of Rob Schweyer, Patrick Burns, Jason Gluckman and Devon McClough.

    But getting the ball tonight is the right-handed McClough, a Canadian resident, who has done something quite rare in fast pitch. He hurled a perfect game with 21 strikeouts in leading J & B Painting to a 11-0 victory over the Bryan Blackhawks of Oklahoma, Thursday, in AA / AA-Major pool play.

    But on Friday night he most likely will face a much tougher hitting lineup in the Portland CR Brewers (4-0) in the winner’s bracket final.

    LusterTerryPortaland.13web Veteran pitcher Terry Luster gets the call to try and cool off the J & B Painting bats. Photo By BOB OTTO

    The Brewers are counting with veteran Terry Luster.

    J & B Painting (3-1 overall) advanced with 1-0 victory over Summerside Prince Edward Island, and 5-1 over the Topeka Toros on Friday.

    Portland Beat Maple Farm Bronx 3-2 and Geo Per of Texas, 5-2, to set up the meeting with J & B Painting.