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North America’s Top Teams Battle In South Bend For National Championship

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

The Byers Softball Complex features four (4) Musco® lighted state-of-the-art playing fields. All fields feature Toro® automatic irrigation systems in the lush, green outfield grass areas and hand
operated irrigation systems for the professionally maintained infields. The four (4) original fields (in
wagon wheel format) are covered with red, Pro’s Choice Soilmaster®, while the fifth “satellite” field is
covered by ag-lime (“moon dust”).

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Sixteen teams from throughout the United States will battle for a national championship in the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Men’s Major Fastpitch National Tournament at Byers Softball Complex at St. Clair Park in South Bend, Aug. 3-6.

THE TEAMS

Ostrander Norsemen (MN)
Bear Bottom Lodge Haymakers (PA)
Kegel Black Knights (ND)
Bar On The Avenue Buzz (WI)
Topeka Toros (KS)
Tin Cup Bar (MN)
DC Outlaws (IN)
A1 Power (PA)
Twin City Gray Sox (MI)
Pueblo Bandits (NM)
J&B Bombers (CA)
Circle Tap Dukes (WI)
Hill United Chiefs (CA / U.S.)
Gremlins (NY)
Can-Am Twins (CA / U.S.)
Bloomington Stix (IL)

BRACKET / SCHEDULE / INFORMATION

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  • 2015 ISC World Tournament poster by Matt Elick

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Matt Elick, Diamond Supervisor for the Belleville Softball Complex that recently hosted the ISC World Tournament, created this beautiful collage that encompasses the great action by some of fastpitch softball’s greatest players.

    Six Kiwis make all-star team at major world softball club tournament in United States

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
    Wayne Laulu batted .524 (11-for-21, with 16 RBI, including five home runs, a triple, double and seven walks. Laulu was selected a First-Team, All-World outfielder for helping lead the Toronto, Ontario Gators to second place in the 2015 ISC World Tournament in South Bend, Ind. Contributed Photo,

    Wayne Laulu batted .524 (11-for-21, with 16 RBI, including five home runs, a triple, double and seven walks. Laulu was selected a First-Team, All-World outfielder for helping lead the Toronto, Ontario Gators to second place in the 2015 ISC World Tournament in South Bend, Ind. Contributed Photo,

    By TONY SMITH / Stuff.co.nz

    Six New Zealanders were selected in the all-star team at the International Softball Congress (ISC) tournament in the United States this week.

    Current Black Sox internationals Nathan Nukunuku, Brad Rona, Ben Enoka and Wayne Laulu, Canterbury hitter Frank Pointon and Auckland catcher Kallan Compain made the “all world” first team at the ISC tournament, widely regarded as world softball’s top club championship.

    The sextet were all members of the Toronto Gators team which lost the grand final to Ontario rivals, the Hill United Chiefs, 6-4 at South Bend, Indiana.

    Hutt Valley catcher Cory Timu, who played for the Circle Tap Dukes club from Wisconsin, made the “all-world” second team.

    Laulu picked up the award for the most runs batted in (RBIs) with 16. continue reading Six Kiwis make all-star team…

    J & B Painting survives the Force for huge ISC World Tournament victory

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
    Tony Mancha pitched 12 innings to lead J&B Painting to a 5-1 victory over the Scarborough Force, Aug. 10, in the 2015 ISC World Tournament.

    Tony Mancha pitched 12 innings to lead J&B Painting to a 5-1 victory over the Scarborough Force, Aug. 10, in the 2015 ISC World Tournament.

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Fastpitch fans should have figured as much. For when you have the United States best fastpitch pitcher going against one of Argentina’s best, it’s probably going to be much like a tug of war – neither side giving ground.

    On Monday, J & B Painting’s Tony Mancha (El Paso, TX) and the Scarborough Force’s Juan Potolicchio (Parana, Arg.) battled each other through 12 grueling innings before J&B was able to escape with a 5-1 victory in the ISC World Tournament at Belleville Softball Complex in South Bend.

    The win improves J&B Painting to 2-0 and sets up the California team with Wisconsin’s Circle Tap (2-0) in a featured game, Tuesday night that will be broadcast live.

      GOOSE EGGS BROKEN IN NINTH

    The game stayed scoreless through eight innings, only to see both sides plate single runs in the ninth. J&B Painting struck first on Mark Aranda’s sacrifice fly that scored Patrick Burns, who started the inning with a clean single.

    But the Force of Ontario, Canada answered right back, tying the game on Bruno Motroni’s base hit that brought home Ben Wideman, who led the inning off with a walk.

    Then over the next two innings, Mancha and Potolicchio resumed their tug of war. But in the 12th inning, J&B Painting finally broke the Potolicchio stranglehold.

      MANCHA DRIVES IN GAME-WINNER

    Aranda started things off with a single, moved up to third on two wild pitches, and raced home to score on Mancha’s base hit.

    Wilbert Cowick followed with a single, moving Mancha to second; then after two strikeouts, Eli Salazar, Golden San Roman and Burns hit safely to drive in the final three runs.

    Scarborough threatened in its last turn at the plate with Craig Butler and Scott Leblanc reaching safely on base hits, but Mancha buckled down and got an infield out and a strikeout to end the game.

      PRETTY FAIR CHUCKING

    The win improves Mancha to 2-0 and places him among the world tournament’s pitching leaders in innings (20), strikeouts (27), ERA (0.35), and earned runs (1).

    J&B Painting collected 10 hits, led by Burns 2-for-6, 2 RBI; San Roman 2-for-5, Salazar 2-for-5, RBI; and Jesse Palacios, Aranda (RBI), Mancha (RBI), Cowick, had a hit apiece.

    Scarborough had eight hits, led by Motroni 2-for-5, RBI; Scott Leblanc 2-for-5, and Andy Skelton, Don Hale, Craig Buttar and Jake Taylor with one hit each.

    Awesome ISC World Tournament artistry by talented Matt Elick

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Matt Elick, Diamond Supervisor for the Belleville Softball Complex where the 2015 ISC World Tournament will be held, Aug. 8-15, has created some great promotional displays for the world tournament.

    The photos used in Elick’s creations were taken by him during the 2014 ASA Men’s Major National Fastpitch Championship held in South Bend.

    For information about Mr. Elick’s work, contact him at:
    melick77@aol.com
    574-210-5504

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    ASA Major Men’s Fast Pitch National Championship results

    Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The ASA Major Men’s Fast Pitch National Championship, Aug. 1-3, finds the Hill United Chiefs taking on the New York Gremlins (defending champions) in the Winners’ Bracket Final, Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Belleville Softball Complex.

    The Chiefs defeated Penn Power 8-2 to advance, while The Gremlins held off the Hallman Twins, 4-2.

    For bracket, game summaries, photos, and pitcher / player stats, visit: 2014 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship

    South Bend, Indiana awarded 2015 ISC World Tournament

    Friday, December 13th, 2013

    Abbott.Colin.98 ISCwt Fastpitch softball’s greatest teams and players will be thrilling fans at the 2015 ISC World Tournament in South Bend, Indiana. Photo By BOB OTTO

    FINDLAY, OHIO – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce that South Bend, Indiana will be the host site for the 2015 ISC World Tournament.

    South Bend was awarded the 69th ISC World Tournament following the conclusion of negotiations between the ISC and city officials.

    “We’re very excited about bringing the ISC to South Bend,” said ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher. “This is a great sports town with a rich history and we are delighted to be playing the ISC World Tournament here.”

    “South Bend is quickly becoming a key destination for premier softball sporting events,” said South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “We’re honored the ISC chose to host their 2015 World Tournament here, and look forward to highlighting why we’re a top-notch location.”

    This will mark the first time that South Bend will host the ISC World Tournament, with several previous national and international events having been played at the Belleville Sports Complex, which features five diamonds, a full concession stand, bleachers, restrooms, and an operations building.

    “We are thrilled to be the host site for the 2015 International Softball Congress World Fastball Championship Tournament,” said Parks and Rec Executive Director Phil St. Clair. “The City of South Bend has had the opportunity to successfully host numerous national softball tournaments and we eagerly look forward to welcoming teams from around the world to our community.

    “The ISC brings out the very best in competition,” St. Clair continued, “and sports fans will truly get the opportunity to see the best softball players in the world play for the title of the ISC World Champion. We’re excited and can’t wait for the summer of 2015.”

    “Anytime we get the opportunity to add an international tournament and championship to our sports event resume it says a lot about our destination. We are grateful to partner with South Bend Parks to host this great ISC event,” said Rob DeCleene, Executive Director, South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    In addition to the ISC World Tournament, teams will also compete in the ISC II bracket as well as the 50+ Legends and U21 Youth divisions.

    The ISC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting men’s and youth fastpitch softball and is on the web at ISC Fastpitch

    For more information, contact
    Larry Fisher
    ISC Executive Director
    Findlay, Ohio
    lfisher838@ameritech.net

    Joe Todd
    ISC VP Communications
    Ingersoll, Ontario

    ftode739@rogers.com