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Defending Champs Stay Perfect In International Softball Congress World Tournament

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Adam Folkard struck out 15 Pueblo Bandits to lead the Hill United Chiefs to a 6-0 victory in the 72nd ISC World Tournament, Monday. 2016 ISC World Tournament / Photo By BOB OTTO

KITCHENER, ON, CANADA – Adam Folkard threw a shutout, the offense blasted three home runs, and the Six Nations Hill United Chiefs defeated the Bandits of Pueblo, CO, 6-0, Monday to improve to 2-0 in the 72nd ISC World Tournament.

Folkard went the distance, holding the Bandits to three hits, while notching 15 strikeouts. Only Pablo Figueroa, 2-for-3 and Nick Santos, 1-for-3, could catch up with Folkard’s offerings.

Chiefs’ Nicolas Carril (1-for-4) blasted a two-run home run in the second inning which held up until the sixth when Brad Ezekiel (1-for-4) and Bruno Motroni (2-for-3) each belted two-run homers – Ezekiel’s sailed well over the centerfield fence, while Motroni lifted his over the left-field wall.

The Chiefs opened tournament play on Sunday with a 13-0 win over Puslinch, and Folkard picked up the win in that game as well, firing a no-hitter with eight strikeouts in three innings. The game was called after four innings under the mercy rule.

Hill United is in the hunt for its fifth ISC World Tournament championship in the past six years. The Chiefs claimed three consecutive titles from 2013 to 2015. Then after finishing runner-up in 2016, they took the top spot again in 2017.

With the two wins, Folkard improved to 41 wins in ISC World Tournament competition since he began pitching in the world tournament in 2004, which moves him ahead of Korrey Gareau with 40 and into the 7th spot on the all-time wins list. Michael White (1980-2006) is currently the all-time leader with 70.

With the win, Hill United will play again on Tuesday at 5 p.m. against Nith River Monsters (3-0) who defeated Bear Bottom Lodge, 3-2, on Monday.

  • Follow the results at: ISC Point Streak.
  • To watch the action live go to: ISC / YouTube.
  • 15th Annual Joe Santos Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament In Pueblo

    Friday, April 20th, 2018

    By JERRY SANTOS
    Co-Director, 2018 Joe Santos Memorial Tournament

    PUEBLO, Colo. – “The 15th Anniversary Joe Santos Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament is just five weeks away and the tournament response has been amazing!” said Jerry Santos of the Pueblo Bandits, who along with brother Chris Santos serve as tournament directors.

    The tournament will be held Memorial Weekend May 25, 26 and 27 at Joe Santos Field and if necessary City Park Field.

    Teams from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and South Dakota will be competing for a berth to the 2018 ISC World Tournament in Kitchener, Ontario Canada.

    Please confirm your teams entry by getting your entry fee into Chris or Jerry Santos. Deadline for entry fee is May 11th. We are looking forward to an exciting weekend of Men’s Fastball and Celebrating the Legacy of our Father Mr. Joe Santos….

    ***Contact Chris Santos – jcsantos25@msn.com, or Jerry Santos -jerrysantos66@hotmail.com or on Facebook***

    Host Kelso Fastpitch squad settles for third place at 33rd Annual Kelso Klassic

    Friday, June 16th, 2017

    Sunday, June 11, 2017
    By Trent Singer – Southeast Missourian

    KELSO, Mo. — Nevermind the fact that Sunday didn’t go according to plan for Kelso Fastpitch. Coach Larry Eftink is still encouraged about the future.

    Kelso dropped a 7-0 decision against the Bloomington Stix in the winner’s bracket final of the Kelso Klassic before being eliminated by the Pueblo Bandits, 9-2, as pitching ran out for the tournament hosts.

    But Sunday wasn’t an indication of what Kelso was able to accomplish in the three-day tournament. After going 3-0 through the first two days, the hosts found themselves in a place they hadn’t been in quite some time, competing in the winner’s bracket final for the first time since 1998.

    Having to deal with an abundance of youth, Eftink didn’t know what to expect before Friday’s action got underway. By the time Kelso left off the field Sunday following its elimination loss, Eftink was more than pleased with the fight he saw from his team.

    “It’s a great experience, a great showing for these guys,” said Eftink, whose team settled for third place in the 33rd edition of the Klassic. “There were a lot of unknowns coming in. … We just kind of rallied the troops and made things happen. We scrapped it together and played good ball. I’m definitely very happy with the showing we made.”

    Continue reading the story in the Southeast Missourian.

    Yusef Davis jump starts Peligro Gremlins to impressive victory in ISC World Tournament

    Saturday, August 13th, 2016

    Yusef Davis Jr., reaches up and slaps a high rise ball off BC A's pitcher Gregg Garrity and reaches safely on an infield single. Photo By BOB OTTO
    Playing in his first ISC World Tournament, Yusef Davis of Long Beach, Calif. was perfect at the plate in helping the Peligro Gremlins notch a win in their opening game, Saturday. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2016 SCIFL Alliance Tournament

    MOLINE, IL – Nervous? Perhaps feeling a little anxious playing in his first ISC World Tournament? Apparently not. Yusef Davis, just 21 and batting leadoff went 3-for-3 with a two RBI and a run scored to lead the Peligro Gremlins to a 8-0 victory over the Wiarton Nationals, Saturday, at Green Valley Sports Complex.

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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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    23rd Annual Best of The West in Santa Barbara

    Monday, March 9th, 2015

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The 23rd Annual Best of The West men’s faspitch tournament will be held June 6-7 at Elings Park in Santa Barbara.

    THE DETAILS

  • Entry fee: $400
  • Entry deadline: May 20
  • Format: Round robin into single elimination. Four game guarantee. Saturday has a 90-minute time limit. Sunday NO time limit.
  • Berths: One ISC World Tournament berth to the highest U.S. west finishing team. ASA berths to classes A-B-C.
  • CONTACTS
    Clyde Bennett – clydebennett50@gmail.com / 805-895-9007
    UIC – Clyde Bennett
    ISC rep – Chris Santos: jcsantos25@msn.com / 303-419-7332

    Stepping back in time with ISC Hall of Fame pitcher Alan Colglazier

    Thursday, March 6th, 2014

    Colglazier97ISC WT Alan Colglazier pitching for the Colorado Ravens of Englewood in the 1997 ISC World Tournament in Victoria, BC, Canada. Photo By BOB OTTO

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The storyline goes something like this. A younger brother tags along to watch his older brothers play fastpitch. The team happens to be short a player one night.

    “Hey, you want to play?” the younger brother is asked.

    Alan Colglazier thought they’d never ask.

    And as the saying goes, the rest is all history. And what a history it has been for the 62 year old, right-handed pitcher from Colorado.

    “I had two older brothers, Sid a catcher, and Norm a first basemen,” said Colglazier. “I was always going along to watch them play. One day they were short a player and I filled in for them. I played in a junior league during the summers starting around age 14; just neighborhood kids putting a team together.”

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    Pueblo Bandits celebrate milestone in men’s fastpitch

    Thursday, May 3rd, 2012


    The Pueblo Bandits have had several top-10 finishes in the ISC World Tournament, including 10th place in 2009 at the Quad Cities of Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. Courtesy Photo / 2010 ISC World Championship Guide

    PUEBLO, CO – Some will claim men’s fastpitch softball is well past its prime. That it’s a sport wobbling and reeling on the ropes like an old, worn out boxer awaiting the knockout punch.

    If you’re preaching this kind of blasphemy, beware: Because if this nonsense talk reaches the Santos boys – brothers Chris, Mike and Jerry, and the youngster, Nick – it will certainly cause a collective and menacing growl. And probably a stern reprimand.

    The Santos, along with their late father Joe, have been playing this sport collectively for better than 150 years.

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