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Santa Barbara Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in November

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Clyde Bennett will host a men's fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, Nov. 4-5. Photo By BOB OTTO

Clyde Bennett will host a men’s fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, Nov. 4-5. Photo By BOB OTTO

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Tournament director Clyde Bennett is holding a men’s fastpitch tournament, Nov. 4-5, in Santa Barbara.

“Im having a low key fastpitch tournament with a four-game guarantee,” said Bennett, tournament director of the Best of The West tournament for several years.

THE DETAILS

  • Entry fee, $350.
  • Four-game guarantee
  • Phone numbers: home, 805-964-2114; cell 805-895-9007
  • Email: clydebennett50@gmail.com
  • Nicholas Mercer: The violence of throwing a softball

    Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
    FIVE-TIME ISC TOP PITCHER - Adam Folkard has won five ISC Most Outstanding Pitcher awards, and has led Australia to titles in the ISF and WBSC World Championships. In 2016, he pitched the Hill United Chiefs of Ontario, Canada to runner-up in the ISC World Tournament and was named an All-World pitcher for a eighth time.  His 4-1 record gives him 39 wins all-time in ISC World Tournament play. Photo By BOB OTTO

    FIVE-TIME ISC TOP PITCHER – Adam Folkard has won five ISC Most Outstanding Pitcher awards, and has led Australia to titles in the ISF and WBSC World Championships. In 2016, he pitched the Hill United Chiefs of Ontario, Canada to runner-up in the ISC World Tournament and was named an All-World pitcher for a eighth time. His 4-1 record gives him 39 wins all-time in ISC World Tournament play. Photo By BOB OTTO

    The Telegram Sports
    By Nicholas Mercer
    Sept. 12, 2016

    ST. JOHNS, NL – Seeing high-level fastpitch softball play out on a computer screen over a webcast doesn’t do the game justice.

    Nor does it allow the average fan to appreciate just what goes into throwing the softball very hard at the plate.

    When you’re watching the game 20-feet from the pitching rubber, it’s easy to see the webcast sells the act incredibly short.

    A hush falls over the crowd as the pitcher takes his signs from the catcher. They’re counting on seeing something great with every pitch.

    That sense of anticipation only heightens when the pitcher rocks back before leaping towards the plate and uncoiling a ball that travels at ungodly speeds.

    Continue Reading in The Telegram

    Viewing schedule for the 2016 ISC World Tournament

    Friday, August 12th, 2016

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    MOLINE, IL – The ISC World Tournament takes place Aug. 13-20 at Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline with 25 selected games available to fastball fans worldwide for live viewing FREE.

    To view the schedule and watch FREE, visit: ISC Network

    Vancouver, BC, Athletics sweep through SCIFL Alliance Tournament

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
    The Vancouver, BC, Athletics won the SCIFL Alliance Men's Fast-pitch Tournament at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., June 25-26. The team includes (in no order) Marcus Tan, Kevin Castillo, Gregg Garrity, Josh Johnson, Ramon Jones, Pat Sagdal, Matt Christiansen, Nate Devine, CJ Dedeaux, Eurera Drage, Bobby Rpsthenhausler, Jenner Christiansen, manager David Weldin, and coaches Jason Porto, Greg Hicks, Pete Turner, and Ron Guzman. Courtesy Photo / Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

    The Vancouver, BC, Athletics won the SCIFL Alliance Men’s Fast-pitch Tournament at Little Lake Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., June 25-26. The team includes (in no order) Marcus Tan, Kevin Castillo, Gregg Garrity, Josh Johnson, Ramon Jones, Pat Sagdal, Matt Christiansen, Nate Devine, CJ Dedeaux, Eurera Drage, Bobby Rpsthenhausler, Jenner Christiansen, manager David Weldin, and coaches Jason Porto, Greg Hicks, Pete Turner, and Ron Guzman. Courtesy Photo / Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL President.

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – The elite teams of men’s fastpitch seldom venture into Southern California, so when the nine teams of the Southern California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) learned that the Vancouver, BC, Athletics were coming to Little Lake Park for an Alliance tournament, well, that created quite a stir.

    “It’s always a good challenge and fun to play a top-level team,” said Paul Castillo, manager of Those Guys of Long Beach. “It gives my guys some experience playing a team like that and how they (compare).”

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    Check out Al’s Fastball redesigned website. Fantastic!

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

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    Al Doran has been promoting, marketing and sharing the latest news about men’s fastball, and recently he unveiled his new-look website.

    Check it out at alsfastball, I’m certain you will like the new style and format.

    Al Doran was inducted into the in 2008 for his many years of service to the ISC and to fastpitch softball.

    Read “Al Doran, a pioneer in men’s fastball” to learn more about his devotion to fastball.

    7th Annual Amigos Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in Hayward, Calif.

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

    HAYWARD, Calif. – Yearning for men’s fastpitch In November? Then don’t miss out on the 7th Annual Amigos tournament at the Pepsi Complex at the Alden E. Oliver Sports Park in Hayward, CA November 14-15 2014.

  • Contact Ricky Sivilla or Marcus Tan for tournament details.
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    Canada and New Zealand hitters feast in an ISF world championship classic

    Monday, March 4th, 2013

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    The New Zealand Black Sox perform the haka during the ISF World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo By Ben Campbell / World Softball Championships

    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Fastball purists, those who relish a masterfully pitched, low-scoring game, would have turned away in disgust. But for those fans who delight in seeing softball bats smashing a yellow sphere all over a ball diamond – as well over the fence – they would have loved this classic matchup.

    And numbers crunchers would have glowed over these stats.

    The Canadian and New Zealand men’s national fastball teams combined for 26 hits, 16 runs, and five home runs on Monday night in the 13th International Softball Federation World Championship. See Box Score

    And when the bats were finally set-aside for the night, Canada had outslugged New Zealand 9-7 to win a marquee matchup at Rosedale Park in Albany.

    As for the pitching?

    It was a game of survival, of weathering a tornado of hot hitters. Eight pitchers toed the rubber – four on each side.

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