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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.

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Batista and Nanez lead Pueblo over Ostrander in opening day of ISC World Tournament

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

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MOLINE, IL – Melvin Batista fired a six-hitter and Isaac Nanez blasted a three-run home run to lead the Pueblo Bandits to a 3-2 victory over Ostrander (MN) Fastpitch in the opening game of the ISC World Tournament, Saturday, at Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline.

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Friday, August 7th, 2015
Josh Johnson of El Paso, Texas, was selected the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 NAFA World Series, AA-Major Division after helping the CR Brewers defeat the Topeka Toros twice to claim the title.

Josh Johnson of El Paso, Texas, was selected the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 NAFA World Series, AA-Major Division after helping the CR Brewers defeat the Topeka Toros twice to claim the title.

WARSAW, Ind. – The CR Brewers battled through the loser’s bracket to defeat the Topeka Toros twice to claim the 2015 NAFA World Series, AA-Major championship, Friday.

The Brewers came into the World Series as defending champions, having won the title in the Quad Cities in 2014.

The Portland ball club began the day with a 1-0 victory over the Cal State Builders, followed by a 6-3 win over the Bruno Merchants. That set up the first meeting with the undefeated Toros who finished round robin play 4-0 to grasp the No. 1 seed.

But the Brewers proved the stronger team on the day, twice knocking off the Kansas club, 4-2 and 2-1, to come away with the championship.

Rob Schweyer got the win in the “if necessary” game with relief help from Josh Johnson, who was selected the AA-Major Most Valuable Player, while his teammate Jorge Segura earned Most Valuable Pitcher honors.


  • Brewers: Ryan Daly, Rob Schweyer and Nick Green
  • Pepperjacks: Rob Doiran
  • Cal State Builders: Shawn Koster and Kyle Sherwood
  • Bruno Merchants: Lewis Weldon, Justin Dauvin and Matt Hillier
  • Topeka Toros: Matt Chambers, Carlos Ucero, Matt Thornton and Rick Manson
  • Wisconsin’s Circle Tap loaded with foreign talent

    Sunday, February 9th, 2014


    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
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    Sooke Loggers claim NAFA Open-Holm Classic title

    Sunday, June 16th, 2013

    FARGO, ND – In fastpitch softball, ball players must have short memories. They must put bad outings and disappointing losses behind them.

    Sometimes easier said than done. The Sooke Loggers would know.

    In last year’s NAFA Open World Series championship, the Loggers suffered a gut wrenching, 9-8, loss to the Circle Tap Dukes. After leading by four runs in the seventh inning, the Loggers saw that hefty lead vanish as Circle Tap rallied for five runs to seize the title.

    But there would be no gut-wrenching loss this year. No going back to British Columbia, Canada disappointed. Loggers’ pitcher Scott Lieph made sure of that.

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    Angels go long ball to power past Circle Tap in NAFA Open-Holm Classic

    Saturday, June 15th, 2013

    FARGO, ND – As border state rivals, the Circle Tap Dukes of Denmark, Wisconsin and the St. Paul, Minnesota Angels came out swinging the bats Saturday morning in the opening game for both teams in the NAFA Open-Holms Classic.

    But when the dust had settled, the Angels held off the Dukes 7-5 for the victory. Josh Wagner’s homer in the top of the seventh was the difference. With the game tied at five-all, Wagner (1-for-3, run, 2 RBIs), who bats No. 2 in the lineup and plays centerfield, belted a two-run blast that gave the Angels the win.

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