A record-breaking field of 37 teams will visit Keterson Park in Mitchell the weekend of June 15-17 for the 2018 International Softball Congress (ISC) Canada East Qualifier, the U23 championship and the inaugural Legends (50 ) championship.“With the field of teams that we’ve got and for what’s at stake it’s going to be a super competitive weekend across the board,” Setford said, adding the fact that the ISC world championship is being held in Kitchener in August helps draw teams to this qualifying event.Twenty-four men’s teams are vying for what Setford guesses will be 12 berths to the world championships, while five teams will fight for an Under-23 berth at the worlds as well.
Also receiving votes, in alphabetical order, were: Aurora, IL Dolan & Murphy Shamrocks, Irma, AB Tigers, New Hamburg, ON Nith River Monsters, Niagara Falls, ON Snappers, Pueblo, CO Bandits, Southampton, ON Great Lakes Pirates, St. With 26 games in three age groups, the 2017 Tournament was considered an outstanding success in the first attempt in providing these young players with some International Competition.The 2018 event will take place July 20-22 and entry fee will be 5.Teams will compete in 12-under, 14-under, 16-under, 18-under and 21-under divisions.12U DIVISION (Player must be “12” in the calendar year) 14U DIVISION (Player must be “14” in the calendar year) 16U DIVISION (Player must be “16” in the calendar year) 18U DIVISION (Player must be “18” in the calendar year) For more information, please contact ISC Regional Commissioner Tom Stasik at: [email protected] Scott Stasik at: [email protected] express interest or for additional information.The host of this qualifying tournament is the Mitchell Mets, who are in their 41st consecutive season of competitive men’s fastpitch softball, a feat that Setford called “impressive.” Although the Mets per se aren’t playing in the qualifier, a handful of their players are playing for various teams, including AJ Moses, Kevin Ward and Scott Lealess (Elmira) and Tyler Pauli (Nith River) while Mitchell-area residents and natives Andrew Medhurst (Shakespeare) and Joe Harris (Ponsonby) are also scheduled to make an appearance. If interested, contact Moses ([email protected] 519-348-4600). May 29, 2018 – Mississauga, ON – Hill United Chiefs start their fourth straight men’s fastpitch season as the #1 ranked team.
The Chiefs, who won their fourth ISC World Championship in the past five years in 2017, will look to join a select group of teams with five or more titles.The Carrol Forbes Foundationis exempt under section 501 [c]  of the Internal Revenue Code.Membership is open to individuals, teams, sponsors, etc.All men’s fastball leagues across Ontario, and into both Manitoba and Quebec, are invited to send a representative to #2018OCC. Deadline for entry fee as final confirmation will be August 27.The tournament will be a double knockout with a single championship game.ISC Regional Commissioner Tom Stasik and and Scott Stasik are the tournament directors.