CURVES FOR THE CURE XIII
2016 SCOUTING REPORT

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The First 16

1. (DNP) We Throw Hooks

Tyler Hooks (6th) and Keith Hooks (8th)

Tyler has five championships in the male tourney. Keith has six championships in the senior division. It would appear this father and son duo is primed for a title together.

2. (DNP) Stanton Room Only

Roger Christensen (4th) and Tyler Owen (1st)

Christensen, like Tyler Hooks, has never played in a CFTC and not won the championship. But this will be his first time playing without T. Hooks. Our scouts don't know much about Owen, but we don't expect Christensen would select a slacker for his new teammate.

3. (3) The McDaniel Clan

Seth McDaniel (3rd) and Christian McDaniel (4th)

The switch up with Hooks and Christensen may just play right into the hands of the McDaniel Clan. They were close last year as they finished third and lost a 0-1 semifinal game to Hooks/Christensen. We expect these guys will be ready.

4. (2) Bald and the Balding

Brian Toth (11th) and Greg Downey (6th)

We don't expect these guys to repeat their second place finish of a year ago. It will take another day of timely hits, lucky bounces, and Downey dominance for that to occur.

5. (DNP) Wiffle Ball-A-Whacker Guys

Jake Fluty (2nd), Joe Fluty (1st), and Kyle Goodwin (5th)

Watch out for this squad. Fluty was a solid first year performer last year and this year the Guys added his Joe to fill-in for Worley. If Joe is as good or better than Jake, this could be a tough team to beat.

6. (9) The Semi Green Artichokes

Brandon Brubaker, Joey Greiner, and Ross Gleason (4th)

Three tourneys, three top ten finishes for the SGA's. They burst on the scene their first year and put fear in those that watched them, but did they peak their first year? Or could this be the year they put it all together?

 

7. (10) Swinging Cocks (Roosters that is)

Michael Pizzuti (10th), Jamie Dupuis (4th), and Kevin Timmins (10th)

All these guys do is rack up top ten finishes, and we don't expect anything to change this year. Their top finish was in 2013 when they came in 2nd. Now that the unbeatable duo is out of the picture, could this be the year for the Phil Mickelson's to claim the title?

8. (8) The Great Divide

Zach Borowski and Stephen Girard (2nd)

These newcomers finished the highest of any first-time team last year. They changed their name to the Great Divide and are hoping that will push them into the Top 5. We'll see if they fall into the sophomore slump or take a big leap forward.

9. (12) Serve the Curve

Josh Swartz and Ben Taylor (8th)...and Craig LeDuc

The year was 2014 and these guys went on a impressive run to claim 2nd place. Last year they advanced in the A flight, but dropped a tough game to The Young Bucks. Don't be surprised to see another Top 5 finish for the men of STC.

*The late addition of LeDuc should make this team a threat.

10. (15) Pelee Islanders

Kevin Stackpoole (13th) and Brian Stackpoole (13th)

Only two guys can claim to have played in every CFTC, and that is the Brother's Stack. This is quite an achievement and the sentimentalists will be pulling for them to claim this year's CFTC title. Enjoy the throwback picture from 2004 when they debuted, still rocking the Pelee Islander shirts. (and notice the infamous red barn in the background)

 

11. (11) The Whippersnappers

Eric Horton (9th) and Kaden Horton (1st)

With age comes maturity and it appears Horton's WB game took a big step last year. Cheshmire has been a solid player on the circuit, but Horton has struggled to look like the Winthrop Eagle pitcher from the mid 90's....that is until last year. We'll see if they can build on that momentum and reach the A flight once again.

*Big change-Kaden Horton has replaced Cheshmire.

12. (13) Hoosier Daddy

Dustin Looper (7th) and Jeff Gaisor (9th)

These guys came out rocking last year and rolled through pool play. Apparently they used all their energy and then dropped a tough first game in the A bracket. Did you know that in 2009 these guys finished in 4th place?

13. (11) Wiff Deez

Matt Vargo (7th) and Matt Douglass (5th)

Last year was not a good year for these guys, so they changed their name from Chin Music to Wiff Deez. They are usually top ten finishers, but last year they dropped to 24th. We think they will be more likely to move back to the Top Ten this year.

14. (17) You're Killing Me Smalls

Joel Weir (7th) and Morrison Borders (6th)

Our first and currently only B Flight Champions, these guys may look to play the pool game again this year so they can claim more hardware. Or perhaps they have higher aspirations and we'll look to revisit that glorious day in 2007 when they took down the defending champions. Either way, Jeff, Brett, Michael aka Joel will be sure to keep Mo in check.

15. (18) Wiffle House

Mike Rudy (7th), Jeff Radoicic (4th), and Brendan Radoicic (4th)

These guys were close on two occasions last year. They almost made it out of pool play but dropped a tough 0-1 decision to the Bald and Balding. Then they came in 2nd in the B Flight bracket. Perhaps this year the team of many uniforms will claim some hardware.

16. (DNP) BFM

Derek DeGroat (5th) and Bryan Southwick (1st)

DeGroat has added two new teammates for this year. Our scouts don't know much about Tisher and Southwick, so we expect these guys to be right on the edge of either advancing to the A bracket or winning the B bracket.

 

The Second 16

 

17. (DNP) Toilet Town Terrors

Trevor Barton and David May (1st)

Our first "true" new team comes in at number 17. Our scouts have not learned much about these guys, which is always scary. They might be way better than 17th, so watch out.

18. (DNP) Just Under 60

Duke White (9th) and Scott Klein (2nd)

These guys made a serious run at the senior title last year and were hoping to do the same this year, but the rest of the seniors retired. If Duke brings his son Russ out of retirement, these guys can make a strong push to be in the A bracket.

19. (26) Victorious Secrets

Aaron Schumann (2nd) and Grant Pringle (5th)

Of course our scouts purposely put this team one below Duke's team. Hopefully they end up in the same pool for some fun. Schumann now has a year of experience under his belt, which could push this team into the A bracket.

20. (20) We Can't Hit

John David Kuhar (8th) and Brian Perry (10th)

Over the years these guys have shown flashes, so it would not surprise our scouts at all if they make a run to the A bracket. If they don't, they should be a favorite to claim the B crown.

21. (27) Peek-a-Boob

Anthony Collins and Jeremy Soldan (5th)

Watch out for these guys. Their performance last year might not be reality. They have two Top ten finishes (#9 twice). Often it is all about the draw, so these guys are hoping for a good fit so they can make a run.

22. (28) J.A.F.A.

Michael Belisle (5th), Tedi Belisle (4th), and Michael Flaherty (11th)

Goal for this year: Nothing on the calendar except for CFTC. Last year they should have advanced to the A bracket, but they had to leave early. So don't take this team lightly if they are in your pool.

23. (DNP) Harboyz

Nick Volk and Joe Volk (1st)

The CFTC 2014 scholarship winner Nick Volk is making his CFTC debut. We know he can run and block, but not sure about his WB skills.

24. (16) Rats

Chris Thomas (2nd) and Adam Hallman (5th)

Thomas is another 2nd year player and usually that year of experience makes a big difference. Don't be shocked if the Rats advance to the A bracket this year.

25. (22) The Wet Bandits

Joel Wollborg (8th) and Marty Strauch (5th)

It was a banner year last year as Strauch earned his first CFTC victory. Rumor has it that the W is on his resume. The Bandits are hoping they will double the win total from last year and perhaps claim the B bracket title.

26. (23) Ben Franklin

Ed Petzold (5th), Mark Johnston (12th), and Chris Johnston (12th)

What the J brothers lack in WB skills, they make up with years of longevity. They are the only two guys to have 12 years of experience each (Stackpoole bros have 13). The good news for them: They will once again play after 1:00.

27. (DNP) Ballin for Breasts

Barry Soldan and Brett Davis (1st)

These guys are making their CFTC debut and were hoping for a draw in the Senior Tourney, but as mentioned earlier that dissolved. Hopefully these veterans will take it easy on the young teams.

28. (29) The Rubber Men

Nick Asman and Tom Poznick (5th)

These guys finished in 18th place finish back in 2014. That puts them right on the brink of being an A bracket team. We have a feeling they'll come out looking for the B tourney hardware.

29. (30) Two Men and a Bat

Kyle Randolph and Matt Walraven (3rd)

We are looking forward to Kyle hosting the first CFTC Pool bash before, during, and after the tourney. The good news is the pool sounds big enough for all teams to enjoy. And more importantly Ann L doesn't need to use the Cass River for refreshment.

30. (DNP) Second Base Crusaders

Kevin Rogner (2nd) and Steve Geminder (1st)

Rogner last played in 2012. His team came in 25th. Our scouts don't know much about Geminder, so, these guys could be much better than 29th.

31. (32) Night Rangers

Michael Bjorkman (5th), David Toth (11th), and Dan Breathour (6th)

Big rumor-Michael Bjorkman might be replaced by a younger and more talented replacement. If this is true our scouts will move this team up to 29th.

 

The Lovely Ladies

1. (1) Peace, Love, and Ta Tas

Ann Lemire and Shana Lynch (3rd)

Lemire doesn't lose, unless it is a hoops game at the Milford YMCA, but you can't lose if you don't play. Expect a third straight title for this duo.

2. (2) For Tits and Giggles

Julie Hoffman (3rd), Lisa Berthold (11th), and Jennifer Bjorkman (9th)

A big step in Hoffman's second tourney, as this trio jumped from fourth to second. Following that trend, they should probably jump to first. Hopefully Hoffman has Berthold and Bjorkman on a wiffle training regiment. Congrats to Berthold and Bjorkman as being the ladies at CFTC with the most experience......wiffle that is.

3. (DNP) Hooker and Porn

Karlee Hooks (7th) and Angela Eberline (1st)

Karlee has always been solid at CFTC, so we are assuming she went out and found a stellar new teammate. If she did, H and P will be a tough team to beat.

4. (3) Boobliscious

Courtney Knox Edwards (6th), Katie Parish (5th) , and Tracy Barker (3rd)

These ladies came in third last year and their losses were against the first and second place team. Not bad. Our scouts are thinking they might make a run at 2nd place...despite us putting them in the fourth spot.

5. (5) Jug-Or-Nots

Marla Vanwormer and Melissa McGovern (6th)

This is the year! If not, we blame the distraction that Greg Downey provides.

6. (7) The Knockers

Erin Burdis and Kari Randolph (3rd)

Ahem......we'll just keep using this until it doesn't fit:

This is what we said after the last two year's tournament.

Two Things: 1. Randolph is a great host. 2. These ladies won the Toilet Bowl, which is impressive for a first (and second) year team. We'll add a third: Great job holding Lemire (allegedly) to her promise that if she won she would swim in the Cass.

Something makes us think history might repeat itself.....for a third time.

7. (DNP) Big or Small, Save Them All

Kristin Toth (6th), Taylor Toth (1st), and Lexi Berthold (3rd)

Lexi might be skipping, which is unacceptable. Kiki is looking to add a ringer to replace the future WSU Tar Tar.

8. (DNP) Bare NecessTitties

Paula Dietz and Megan Flaherty (5th)

They are back. We miss Paula's awesome CFTC tweets, the duo's fantastic uniforms, and their creative plays on Disney movies for team names. We're still waiting for this year's name.....Megan!

9. (DNP) Sassy Sisters

Kelli Verran, Rebecca Oetting, and Lisa Oetting (1st)

Our information is limited, so watch out for these Sassy Sisters. Rumor has it they might only have two, but we'll see. We believe they will represent the 810 with pride.

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