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Update: 2012 ISC Under-21 World Championship Aug 16-18

July 28, 2012

Midland, MI


Midland, MI
 
Planning for the 2012 ISC Under-21 World Championship is almost complete.  The tournament is scheduled for Aug 16-18 in Midland, MI, during the final weekend of the ISC World Tournament.  Building upon the success of the 2010 ISC Under-19 event, we have attracted 15 talented teams to this year's ISC Under-21 World Championship. 
 
Our vision for the ISC development tournaments in 2010 and 2012 was two-fold:  (1) create a format which attracts strong competition for young players, and (2) expose young talented players to the best teams & players in the world.  The fundamental goal is to motivate and inspire these young players to become future stars.
 
To offset costs for the tournament, we are pleased to announce that the 2012 Midland ISC Host Committee & the Midland Explorer Booster Club has obtained a grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF) which will cover all entry fees for the 2012 tournament.  This generous donation by the MACF is specifically provided for the costs associated with the ISC Under-21 Development tournament.  It is intended to encourage participation by lowering cost of attendance, while also increasing exposure to the game's future stars. 
 
Fans and team supporters should brace to see a very high level of play during the ISC Under-21 World Championship.  Some of the attending players are already supporting members on men's World Tournament teams.  In addiiton, I am estimating around twenty pitchers in the tournament will reach speeds of 70-75 mph or higher.  Please make a point to follow these games either in person or through the game scoring and highlights provided by the ISC over the internet.
 
We have been expecting a full field of 16 teams, however, we were informed recently that one of the teams previously committed would not be able to attend. The list of 15 teams that have accepted bids for the tournament is shown below.  If you would like to be considered for the final spot in the event, please contact me at lachdavid(at)gmail.com or 810-623-2276 in the next few days.  Although we would be very proud to have a strong 15 team tournament, we would like to reach our goal of attracting 16 competitive teams.
 
Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Midland in a few weeks.
 
David Lach
Midland Explorer Booster Club
lachdavid(at)gmail.com
 
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2012 ISC Under-21 World Championship Teams
 
1 Junior Explorers (Midland, Michigan)
2 Munger Fastpitch (Munger, Michigan)
3 Richville (Richville, Michigan)
4 Wiarton Red Devils (Wiarton, Ontario)
5 Argentina Junior National Team
6 Junior Selects (Owen Sound, Ontario)
7 Marlins (Fleetwood, British Columbia)
8 The Wild (Walkerton, Ontario)
9 Alvinston Juniors (Alvinston, Ontario)
10 New Dundee-Stratford Memorial Cubs (Stratford, Ontario)
11 IEC (Moraviantown, Ontario)
12 Straffordville Selects (Straffordville, Ontario)
13 Athletics (Tavistock, Ontario)
14 Capitals (Westerville, Ohio)
15 Junior Steelworkers (St. Mary's, Ontario)
 
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