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Those Were The Days: Featuring pitcher Neal Chadwick

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Neal Chadwick of the Page Brake mens' fastpitch team, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo By BOB OTTO / 1995 ISC World Tournament

Neal Chadwick of the Page Brake mens’ fastpitch team, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo By BOB OTTO / 1995 ISC World Tournament

SALT LAKE CITY – One of Utah’s all-time best pitchers was Neal Chadwick who pitched for Page Brake of Salt Lake City for many years including 1995 in the ISC World Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.

The big right-hander had a 1-1 record in 15 1/3 innings, while allowing 11 hits, 4 earned runs, 3 walks. He also struck out 20 batters from Grafton, WV; Class Walls, Whiteford, MD; and H.I.S. of Houston.

J&B Painting, Page Brake, Rude-Pac claim Las Vegas Road Trip VII championships

Thursday, April 17th, 2014


Thirty seven teams from across the United States and from Canada, Mexico, Valenzuela, and Argentina competed for divisional championships in Las Vegas with two California and one Utah team taking the three titles against tough competition.

By ROBERT HERNANDEZ / Tournament Director

LAS VEGAS – The dust has all settled, the last out has been called, champions have been crowned and the 2014 edition of the Las Vegas Road Trip is in the books. Hopefully everyone had some fun in Sin City and left with a little extra cash in your pocket on the trip back home.

This year’s tournament had almost perfect weather; no rain forecasted but high clouds to bring the heat down in the afternoon. The wind did kick in hard on Sunday morning, making fly balls interesting to say the least.

Thirty-seven teams were entered into the tournament; however, one dropped out late Friday evening as only four players arrived to play-unfortunately making it too late to adjust the schedule.

The competition in all three levels was fantastic…To read game reports of the three division championships visit the SCIFL website and read Las Vegas Road Trip VII

Cole’s blast carries Page Brake to NAFA A-Major Gold Crown

Sunday, August 11th, 2013 Page Brake from Salt Lake City swept through the NAFA A-Major Gold Division with a 5-0 record to claim the title with a 1-0 victory over Wabash Elite of Indiana, Sunday. Photo By BOB OTTO

URBANDALE, IOWA – Nick Cole wanted to ignite his team, set an example, and get off to quick start in the NAFA A-Major Gold Division championship.

He did all of that and more.

Cole led off the game with a home run, giving Page Brake of Salt Lake City a 1-0 lead. And that’s the only run Rob Black needed as he went the distance to shut out Wabash Elite of Indiana, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon.

“I wanted to set a tone for the guys to get them started,” said Cole a 24-year-old who plays the outfield. “This feels great. Winning always feels good.”

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“We Play It Fast” selling fast, place your order now

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Front cover, Stew Sabiston of the Winnipeg Bullets pitching in the 2010 NAFA World Series. Back cover top, Trent Rubley; middle, Shane Alder and Chase Turner.

YUCAIPA, CA – I received my order of 150 books entitled “We Play It Fast” and I’m ready to ship to those who may be interested.

This is going to be a “one time, limited edition book” so if you want one, you should order before the supply runs out.


• Size, 8 ½ x 11. Soft cover.
• 76 stories – including features on some of the sports’ great players: Zack, Sorenson, White, Peterson…
• 208 photos. Many never printed or seen before!
• About half NAFA and ISC related stories.
• Stories extend from my early writing to present day, from 2010 NAFA World Series “A” division level to the ISC level of play.
• Several stories from contributing writers such as Milt Stark, Kyle Beane, Marc Gillis, Glen Cook, Joe Avila, Bill Hillhouse, Brian Groehler…
• Book’s writing style: documentary and memoir.


• In U.S. $23; Canada $27; New Zealand $35. (Other countries, price to be determined based on shipping charges).


• Only 135 to be sold! So this may become a ‘limited edition’ book.
• I’ve set aside books for those who have said they want to buy one – such as the contributing writers. (If you’ve changed your mind, please let me know.)
• If there’s a demand, I can have more books printed, but must place a minimum order of 100 books.


• Payable (U.S. $$) to:
Bob Otto
35147 Cedar Ave.
Yucaipa, CA 92399


Bob, received my copy of the book. Thanks so much. I love the book even though it doesn’t have color on the inside… MS

I received my copy in the mail today, a “must have” for fastpitch fans. I am honored to have the story I wrote about Dave Blackburn, “Game Changer” included as the second to last chapter in the book. Get yours before that headline says “Sold Out” (it’s a limited edition at this point) – JF

I got the book and it is fantastic. I will be reading it cover to cover. – DM

…I thought it was pretty good reading and flowed very well. There is a wide variety of topics regarding some current and some older time players. It is truly a coffee table book – MB

It looks great, congratulations, I know the work that goes into something like that – KB

Bob, great book. Great history and information. Lots of good photos… a lot of some friends – Rico Garcia, Todd Kensler, Hector Garcia Guillen, Tony N Denise Trujillo Mancha, Joe Hineline and more. Good stories from the old days and good info on today’s young players… – MC

Please send a copy of your book. Your interest in the game has been rewarding for many. Thank you – JB

Bob got the book, awesome, made me remember what a great game this is and what a great time I was lucky enough to play it in. It made me sad at times and made me almost smell the wet grass of a early morning game and the excitement of the competition. – GA

Bob, always enjoy reading your articles. Hope to read them for many more years. – AC

Great book! – ML

Got the copy of We Play It Fast last week. Was rushed for time, so I picked it up for a minute to flip through some pages … and ended up reading about half of the book. Great read, and I will recommend it to others. – Cheers, DM,

Carl Hansen, true friend of men’s and boy’s fastpitch

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Carl Hansen of Page Brake holding his grandchildren with his Hall of Fame plaque presented to him during Hall of Fame ceremonies at the 1999 ISC World Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. Photo By BOB OTTO

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – In 1999 the International Softball Congress inducted one of the truly great sponsors and supporters of men’s fastpitch softball into the ISC Hall of Fame: Carl Hansen of Page Brake, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hansen has sponsored men’s, young men’s age 23-Under, and boy’s fastpitch softball teams for five decades, sending them to ISC World Tournaments and ASA National Championships across the country.

In honor of Hansen, the “Carl Hansen Classic Fastpitch Tournament” is held annually. Here’s the details:

What: Carl Hansen Classic / Page Brake Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

Where: Cottonwood Complex, 4400 So. 1300 East Salt Lake City, Utah

When: July 8-10

Cost: $375 (Four game guarantee! Along with individual prizes for first and second place.)

Registration: Sports Office, 5201 So. Murray Park Lane, Murray, UT 84107
Call: 801-270-7260

Visit this link for complete information including registration:
Salt Lake County Sports Office