Circle Tap Fastpitch

September 30, 2008

Denmark, WI

September 29, 2008
Denmark, WI USA

Hello fastpitch world. On this dreary, rainy Wisconsin evening I have
some dark news to share with you. The Circle Tap Fastpitch organization
has decided to cease operations.

First, I want to truely thank Darren Derricks for his 15 years of
sponsorship of this organization. Circle Tap Fastpitch was born in 1994.
In 1996 Circle Tap earned it's first berth to the coveted ISC World
tournament and shocked the world putting up a 6-2 mark and a 7th place
finish behind the pitching of Hayden Smith and Terry Downes.

The Tappers top finishes were in 2004 and 2005 when we placed 4th and 3rd
in the World respectively. Those teams were loaded with talent and will
always hold a special place in my heart, who knows what could have been if
we could have kept it together. In all we had six top 10 finishes.

In the ASA National Tournaments we fared pretty well in recent years as
well. 2003 Runner-up, 2004 3rd place, before winning it all in 2006.
Darren's generosity over the years allowed us to travel the country with
competitive teams and have a whole lot of fun. The loyalty to the local
players was tremendous. That's not to take anything away from all of the
out of area players that played for CT over the years. We were lucky
enough to have played with some of the most talented players from around
the US, Canada, and beyond. The CT team was run just a little bit
different than all the others and I think that is what made it special
The game of fastpitch opens the door to meet a lot of different types of
people from a lot of different cultures. Everyone might not always see
eye to eye on the field but at the end of the day it's the passion for
this little known game of fastpitch softball that creates an energy that
can't be matched.

I want to thank everyone who has ever worn a CT uniform, as well as all of
the umpires, fans, and competitors as well as the many sponsors that
chipped in here and there. It's been a helluva fun ride both on and off
the field and I'm sad to see it go but all good things must come to an
end. So many memories come flooding back as I write this but there just
isn't enough time.

On a couple of side notes, the Boys of Summer will continue, I can be
contacted for information. The tournament is an icon of open level
fastpitch today and exploits the competition that drives teams during the
regular season.

Also, if there are teams out there that need contact info for any of our
players, feel free to contact me and I can get you that information if
they want me to release it.

Thank You all, and maybe I'll see you at a ball park next year.

Dean Kane
CT Fastpitc