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Kyle Beane gets it

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Kyle Beane,left, pictured with his father, Clint. Kyle is the Co-chairperson of the 2010 ISC World Tournament and plays for the Midland Explorers, which is managed by his dad.
Photo By Maddy Flanagan


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YUCAIPA, CA – I don’t know what Kyle Beane does for a living. But I suspect it has something to do with sales or marketing.

Beane along with Dave Lach are the Co-chairmen of the 2010 International Softball Congress World Tournament to be held in Midland, Michigan, Aug. 14-21. And I am learning fast that it would be hard to find two finer promoters for the tournament – and the sport of men’s fastpitch softball.

Recently Beane sent an email to several people including myself. He asked for help in promoting the world tournament by writing a series of stories about the 48 teams playing in the tournament.

“…Throughout the course of the ISC, and leading up to it, we’re hoping to do some things that other hosts haven’t done,” Bean said in his email. “One thing is to provide a unique team profile, article, and feature on our website of all 48 teams…. probably starting around May 1st, and adding three to four per week leading up to the beginning of the tournament.”

What a great idea. And one long overdue.

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Fastpitch softball fans, plan now to attend the 2010 ISC World Tournament

Friday, August 28th, 2009

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MIDLAND, MICHIGAN – The 2010 International Softball Congress (ISC) Men’s Fastpitch Softball World Tournament, along with the ISC II Tournament of Champions is coming to Midland, Aug. 14-21, 2010.

The ISC World Tournament features some of the world’s best teams and players from the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, South and Central Americas, and Europe. While the ISC II Tournament of Champions showcases the top teams from the U.S. and Canada.

Never seen the the male side of fastpitch softball? Then take a look at the 2000 ISC World Tournament that was held in St. Joseph, Missouri. These are the kind of thrills and action you will see when you attend the 2010 ISC World Tournament in Midland, Mich. Aug 14-21.
Photos By BOB OTTO

So fastpitch fans, plan early to attend the eight day event at Midland, a city long steeped in men’s fastpitch softball tradition. In the 2009 ISC World Tournament, the Midland Explorers finished 9th in the 24-team event with a 4-2 record.

The Midland Explorers Booster Club and Host Committee is pleased to announce it’s website for the 2010 ISC World Tournament and ISC II Tournament of Champions at:


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