Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog
A blog dedicated to news about the Greater Ottawa Fastball League and other happenings in the world of fastball / fastpitch softball in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, with occasional stories featuring Mrs Fitzroy Fastball, Fitzroy Fastball Junior and the Caveman. If you have info to send on, send me an email at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com. Follow @fitzroyfastball on Twitter.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
West Carleton wins game 5 over Stittsville
Andy Barber had the win with a three-hitter, while Kyle Olson took the loss.
The first runs of the game were scored in the top of the third. With one out, Trevor Barton singled for West Carleton. Jeff Barber then singled as well. Shawn Rebertz hit a sharp liner to centre that just evaded the glove of the fielder, scoring Barton. Barber later scored on a misplayed ground ball hit by Neil Murphy to make it 2-0.
The Electric added to the lead in the fourth. With two out, Andy Barber walked. Barton then reached on an infield single. Jeff Barber then drove a ball, scoring his brother Andy. Barton subsequently scored when the throw to the plate was misplayed, giving the Electric a 4-0 lead.
West Carleton manufactured another run in the fifth. Mike Cavanagh singled, moved to second on a ground out, and took third on a wild pitch. Jeff Cavanagh walked to put runners on the corners. Steve Cavanagh drove in Mike on a fielder's choice.
Fitzroy plated another two in the sixth. Andy Barber lead off with a single. Barton then walked. Jeff Barber hit into a fielder's choice erasing Barton but putting men on the corners. Rebertz singled to score Andy and Mike Cavanagh singled to score Jeff, putting the Electric up 7-0.
A solo home run by Scott Jessiman put Stittsville on the board in the bottom of the sixth, but a blast by Jeff Cavanagh in the top of the seventh restored the seven run lead for WC. The 56ers were retired in order in the bottom of the seventh to give the Electric an 8-1 win.
Andy Barber WIN 7IP 1R 1ER 3H 3BB 7K 2HBP
Andy Barber 2-4, BB, 2R
Trevor Barton 2-4, BB, 2R
Jeff Barber 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2R
Shawn Rebertz 1-4, RBI
Mike Cavanagh 2-4, R, RBI
Jeff Cavanagh 2-3, HR, 2B, RBI, BB
Steve Cavanagh 2-4, 2B, RBI
Kyle Olson LOSS 7IP 8R 5ER 13H 2BB 4K
Dan Jessiman 2BB
Scott Jessiman 1-3, HR, RBI, R
Ryan Bond 2-3
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
I4C Victory forfeits games tonight
Kars now has a two games to one series lead, with Game 4 tentatively scheduled for Wednesday August 31.
Quyon wins 9-2 over Valley to take series
Matt Greer had the win and also hit a home run to help his cause. Curtis Daley had a two run shot and an RBI double for the Flyers.
Todd Wilson took the loss with Adam Reuckwald seeing action in relief.
The Flyers will advance to the GOFL Championship round along with the Micksburg Twins, with the other two teams to be determined.
GOFL playoffs on Wednesday
In Manotick, I4C Victory and the Kars Aces will play a doubleheader starting at 7 pm, games two and three of their series. I4C leads one game to none.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Cogeco TV coverage of the GOFL
Valley Heritage Radio supports GOFL
It's excellent for the Greater Ottawa Fastball League to have support from our local Ottawa Valley radio station who have been great at not just providing scores but also game details on their daily sports update.
If you are in their listening area, you can tune in at 98.7. If not, you can give them a listen online at http://valleyheritageradio.ca/. Support your local station!
Newspaper coverage of the GOFL playoffs
West Carleton Electric evens series with Stittsville in extra innings
Andy Barber (WC) and Kyle Olson (56ers) were the pitchers of record, going the distance for their respective teams.
The Electric plated the first run of the game on a Trevor Barton solo homer in the bottom of the first.
Stittsville responded in the top of the second. John Craig singled with one out and took second on a walk to Jamie O'Hare with two out. An infield single to Aaron Amo loaded the bases. Tyler Nystedt's grounder was bobbled and the throw to third to try for the force was late, tying things at 1-1.
Both pitchers continued to throw well and the game ended after seven tied at one, despite both squads having good chances in the seventh.
In the top of the final regulation inning, the 56ers loaded the bases with two out without getting the ball through the infield. Nystedt's swinging bunt got him on base, followed by a walk to Dan Jessiman. Scott Jessiman then drilled one up the middle and it was knocked down by Barton the second baseman to save a run, but he was unable to get an out. Barber induced a strike out to end the threat.
The bottom of the seventh saw Jeff Cavanagh reach on an infield single. He was erased on a fielder's choice to his brother Steve Cavanagh. The Trics elected to put Chris Costello in to run for the SCav and he moved to second on Spencer Rodd's walk. Both runners moved up 60 feet on a wild pitch. Andy Barber then hit a hard grounder but O'Hare made a good play at second base to end the inning.
The eighth inning brought on the international tie breaker, and Ryan Bond went to second for Stittsville. He moved to third on a very well-placed bunt single by Luc D'Entremont. Craig then singled, scoring Bond to get the 56ers the lead. Barber got out of the inning with two strikeouts and a ground out.
The Electric put Andy Barber on second for their half of the eighth. After a strikeout, Barber advanced to third on a wild pitch. Brother Jeff Barber's single to right tied the game. Shawn Rebertz then singled sending Mike Cavanagh to the plate. Cavanagh hit a walk off single to score the game winning run, tying the series at two games apiece.
The series deciding game will be played Wednesday August 24 at 8:30 pm at the Grove in Stittsville.
Andy Barber WIN 8IP 2R 1ER 7H 5BB 10K
Trevor Barton 1-4, HR, RBI, R
Jeff Barber 2-4, RBI, R
Shawn Rebertz 1-4
Mike Cavanagh 1-4, RBI
Neil Murphy 1-3, 2B
Jeff Cavanagh 2-3
Kyle Olson 8IP 3R 3ER 8H 1BB 5K
Aaron Amo 1-5
Tyler Nystedt 1-4
Dan Jessiman 3BB
Scott Jessiman 2-4
Luc D'Entremont 1-4
John Craig 2-4, R, RBI
Monday, August 22, 2016
GOFL playoff games
Stittsville 56ers at West Carleton Electric in Fitzroy Harbour on Monday August 22 at 8:30 pm. 56ers lead series 2-1. Game 5 if necessary on Wednesday August 24 at 8:30 pm in Stittsville.
Ottawa Valley As at Quyon Flyers in Quyon on Tuesday August 23 at 8 pm. Quyon leads series 2-0.
I4C Victory and Kars Aces in Manotick on Wednesday August 24, a doubleheader at 7 pm and 9 pm. I4C leads the series 1-0.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Quyon beats Valley 4-2 - the details
Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday playoff results
The Quyon Flyers beat the Ottawa Valley As 4-2 in Carp to take a 2-0 lead in their best of five series. Trevor Lahey had the win while Adam Rueckwald took the loss.
In Fitzroy, the Stittsville 56ers beat West Carleton Electric 8-4 to go up 2-1 in their series. Kyle Olson got the win, Andy Barber the loss with Steve Cavanagh working relief.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Kingston Axemen in top 12 at ISC World Tournament
All of the Axemen wins have been by a single run: 3-2 over the Todd's Mudjacking of Illinois, 7-6 over Topeka Toros from Kansas, and 8-7 yesterday over the #10 ranked Bloomington, IL Stix.
Next up is a game at 3 pm Eastern Time against the A1 Bombers, based out of Saskatchewan. Kingston is currently one of only twelve teams remaining in the World Tournament.
GOFL players Matt Greer (Quyon), Joran Graham (Micksburg), Brad Pender and Nick Ellis (both with Kars) are on the Kingston roster.
Stittsville evens series with 10-8 win over West Carleton
Kyle Olson got the win going the distance for the home team while Cole Bolton took the loss in relief of Andy Barber. Steve Cavanagh threw to one batter in relief.
West Carleton got out to an early 7-0 lead. Derek Barber, Jeff Barber and Bolton all had home runs for the Electric.
A three run shot by Dan Jessiman in the fourth narrowed the score to 7-3. After another Stittsville run, the Electric pushed the lead to 8-4 on an RBI single by Neil Murphy in the fifth.
However, a four run inning for the 56ers, including two more RBIs by Jessiman, tied things at 8.
In the bottom of the sixth Luc D'Entremont, with the bases loaded and two out, drove a ball up the middle that hit the pitcher's glove and blooped out into right field, scoring two to get the 56ers ahead.
When the Electric couldn't respond in the top of the seventh, the 56ers tied the series at 1-1.
Game three will be Thursday night at 8:30pm in Fitzroy Harbour.
Kars - I4C Victory game postponed
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Tuesday games rained out
Game 2 of WC Electric vs Stittsville will be played at the Grove on Wednesday August 17 at 8:30 pm.
Game 2 of Quyon vs Ottawa Valley As will be rescheduled, date to be posted when confirmed.
Game 2 of Kars vs I4C Victory was already scheduled for Wednesday August 17 at 8 pm in Manotick.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Eastern Ontario teams to compete at the Squirt Provincials (UPDATED)
The "A" tournament will be held in Springbrook, with the Westport Storm competing. (Westport went 1-2)
The "B" tournament is in Cobourg, and will feature teams from Greely, Micksburg and the Caveman's West Carleton squad. (Greely and Micksburg went 0-2. West Carleton went 1-2, including a heart-breaker 3-2 loss to Owen Sound where it was the Caveman vs Frank Cox's son in a pitching duel.)
The "C" tournament is also in Cobourg and has Laurentian Valley (near Pembroke) participating. (LV went 2-2.)
Full links to the tournament draws and results, visit the OASA website.
Labels: OASA tournament
I4C Victory takes game one over Kars - WITH DETAILS
Andrew Putnam got the win, throwing a one hitter. Brad Porter took the loss.
details from Adam Fleming
Five Local Softball Players win Silver at Provincial Women's Championships
from Stephanie Manson
In their inaugural season, the Bytown Belles brought home the silver medal at the Intermediate I Provincials (Provincial Women's Softball Association) in Chepstow, Ontario. The team features five players with connections to the Ottawa Valley: Amber O’Connor, Elissa Sivel and Jean Cardona from Pembroke, Erin Durant (originally from Prescott), who is married to Cobden baseball and softball player Brad Pender, and Stephanie Manson, whose family is originally from Killaloe.
The Bytown Belles started the tournament with a disappointing 1-3 record in the round robin, despite strong offensive performances by O’Connor and Durant and gutsy pitching performances by Cardona and Sivel.
Due to their slow start, the Belles found themselves in a sudden death tie-break game against the Whitby Eagles to advance to the playoff round early Sunday morning. Despite a 9-1 loss to the Eagles earlier in the tournament, the Belles mercied the Eagles 8-1 in only five innings. Durant was 3-4 on the game with a run scored, four RBIs and two triples.
In the semi-finals, the Belles faced the undefeated Windsor Wild. The Wild had beaten the Belles by a significant margin in round robin play. Jean Cardona came up big for the Belles in the semi-finals, pitching a complete game and holding the power-hitting Wild to only one run scored through seven innings. In the bottom of the seventh inning, O’Connor was the hero, hitting a double to the fence to score a runner from first base with one out. The Wild then loaded the bases on walks before Brye Corkum hit a hard groundball at the pitcher, resulting in an error and the Belles’ beating the Wild in walk-off fashion.
The Belles then faced the hometown Chepstow Diamonds in the gold medal game. Cardona pitched in her second game of the day and delivered another excellent complete-game performance against a great hitting team. Unfortunately, the Belles bats went cold and lost 4-1 and settled for the silver medal.
In addition to finishing with the silver medal, Belles pitcher Allie Hipgrave was named top pitcher of the tournament. The Belles opted out of attending the Canadian National Championships in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island from August 24-28. However, Durant and Sivel will be attending the tournament as pickups with the Whitby Eagles.
Back row (left to right): Erin Durant, Elissa Sivel, Stacey Austick, Stephanie Manson, Lisa Ryerson, Shelby Robblee, Leah Mark, Allie Hipgrave
Front row (left to right): Hal Whitcomb (head coach), Shawna Niskanen, Brye Corkum, Jean Cardona, Stephanie Bouchey, Amber O'Connor
Not pictured: Dustin Whitcomb (coach) and Tasha Doucette
WC Electric win first game over Stittsville
Cole Bolton had the win, with Andy Barber picking up the save. Kyle Olson went the distance for the home team.
The Electric got a run in the first. Andy Barber singled with one out and moved to second on Derek Barber's single. Jeff Barber's grounder erased Andy at third, but he reached safely. Jeff Cavanagh's RBI single cashed Derek.
The 56ers answered back with two in the bottom of the opening inning. Aaron Amo singled, stole second and scored on Dan Jessiman's double. Jessiman scored on Luc D'Entremont's off hand double down the line to left.
West Carleton retook the lead in the second. Neil Murphy reached on an error, moved to second on a ground out and scored on Mike Cavanagh's single. Andy Barber's triple scored Cavanagh to make it 3-2.
The Electric pushed the lead to 4-2 in the top of the third when Jeff Barber doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on Trevor Barton's ground out.
Stittsville answered with one in the bottom of the third. Dan Jessiman was hit by a pitch with two out and scored on brother Scott's triple deep to right-centre.
The 56ers threatened in the fourth. John Craig singled to lead things off, and Olson reached on an error. After two strike outs, Amo walked to load the bases. However Bolton induced a ground ball to get out of the inning.
Andy Barber came in to pitch for WC in the bottom of the fifth and put the 56ers down in order.
West Carleton plated some insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Andy Barber singled to start, and made it to third on Derek Barber's single. A walk to Jeff Barber loaded the bases. Steve Cavanagh then hit a ground and the 56ers went for the out at home but were unable to make the play, scoring Andy. After a fielder's choice by Barton that saw Derek thrown out at home, a ground out by Murphy scored Jeff Barber. Shawn Rebertz then drove in Cavanagh and Barton to make it 8-3.
Stittsville got two runners on in the seventh with a walk to Ryan Bond and a single by Dan Jessiman, but Barber struck out the final two batters to end the game.
Cole Bolton WIN 4IP 3R 3ER 6H 3K 1BB 1HBP
Andy Barber SAVE 3IP 0R 2H 8K 1BB
Andy Barber 3-4, 3B, RBI, R
Derek Barber 2-4, R
Jeff Barber 1-2, 2BB, 2R, 2B
Jeff Cavanagh 1-3, RBI
Trevor Barton RBI, R
Neil Murphy RBI, R
Shawn Rebertz 1-4, 2B, 2RBI
Michael Cavanagh 1-4, RBI, R
Kyle Olson LOSS 7IP 8R 2ER 9H 4K 3BB
Aaron Amo 1-3, BB, R, SB
Dan Jessiman 2-3, 2R, RBI, HBP
Scott Jessiman 1-4, 3B, RBI
Luc D'Entremont 1-4, 2B, RBI
John Craig 2-3
Kyle Olson 1-3, SB
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Quyon comes back to win 12-5 over the Valley As - WITH DETAILS
Drew Hathway had the win, with Trevor Lahey working an inning of relief. Todd Wilson took the loss and Adam Rueckwald saw action in relief.
Valley jumped out to 5-3 lead going into the fourth until the Flyers' come back started.
The Flyers hit six home runs. Dennis McCleary hit two out and drove in five runs. Nick Armitage and Chris Hobbs both had two run bombs, while Joe McCleary and Matt Greer hit solo shots.
Next up in the series is Game 2 on Tuesday August 16 at 8:30 pm in Carp.
Details from Shawn Laframboise
Monday, August 08, 2016
GOFL 2016 playoffs
1st Micksburg Twins (13-5) have the bye to the next round
The Flyers won the season series with two wins and a tie. First game of the series will be on Tuesday August 9 at 8:30 pm in Quyon, with the next games to be determined.
3rd Kars Aces (12-5-1) vs 6th I4C Victory (6-11)
The Aces won the season series with two wins and a loss. First game of the series will be on Wednesday August 10 at 8:30 pm in Manotick, with the next game to be determined.
4th Stittsville 56ers (7-9-2) vs 5th West Carleton Electric (7-10-1)
The 56ers and Electric were evenly matched this year with the teams each winning a game, losing a game and tying one for the regular season series. The first three games of the series will be as follows:
Wednesday August 10 in Stittsville at 8:30 pm
Tuesday August 16 in Fitzroy Harbour at 8:30 pm
Wednesday August 17 in Stittsville at 8:30 pm
Quyon defeats I4C Victory 8-1
Trevor Lahey earned the win while Matt Mackay took the loss for I4C.
The win sealed second place for Quyon while Victory finished in sixth.
GOFL playoff picture - with an UPDATE
1st: Micksburg Twins have clinched first with 26 points. They will take the bye into the final playoff round.
2nd / 3rd: Kars Aces (25 points) and Quyon Flyers (23 points) await the results of the final regular season GOFL game on Monday (tonight) with the Flyers hosting I4C at 8 pm. A win by Quyon sees them earn second, based on head to head results with Kars. A loss or tie for the Flyers sees the Aces take second place.
If Quyon wins, they will host Valley As in the 2 vs 7 series first game on Tuesday August 9 at 8 pm. The Aces would then play I4C in first of the 3 vs 6 series on Wednesday August 10 in Manotick, time TBD.
If Quyon loses or ties, they will host I4C Victory in the 3 vs 6 series opener on Tuesday August 9. Kars would play Valley and they would likely get started on Wednesday August 10 in Manotick.
4th / 5th: Stittsville 56ers (16 points) and West Carleton Electric (15 points) finish 4th and 5th respectively and will play each other in the best of five first round.
Game 1: Wednesday August 10 at 8:30 pm in Stittsville
Game 2: Tuesday August 16 at 8:30 pm in Fitzroy Harbour
Game 3: Wednesday August 17 at 8:30 pm in Stittsville
6th: I4C Victory (12 points) has their final game on Monday. As described above, if they win or tie, they will face Quyon in the playoffs. If they lose, the play Kars.
7th: Ottawa Valley As (7 points) await the game result on Monday to see if their opponent is Quyon or Kars.
Quebec Juniors wins U21 National title in Tavistock
More info here:
Sunday, August 07, 2016
Micksburg wins both games in doubleheader, clinches first
Micksburg Twins won both games in their doubleheader against I4C Victory on Thursday night in the 'Burg to clinch first place in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League. I was "gone fishin'" so just posting now.
Game one of the double header worth 6 points started under the sun in Micksburg. A hot night saw Joran Graham pick up the win and Shane McNish take the loss.
A good crowd on hand in Micksburg was treated to the “visiting” team threatening early, as Micksburg played game 1 as the visitor. After loading the bases with none out in the first, McNish was able retire the next 3 batters faced to keep it a 0-0 game.
The Twins would strike 4 times in the third inning. Jamey Mick would drive in Andy McIntyre on a single followed by a Joran Graham single. Corey Costello then put a 3 run home run over the left field fence.
Joran Graham would continue to shut down the I4C order. The Twins added 5 to their lead in the top of the fourth and seal the win after 5 innings.
Andy Mcintyre 1-2, BB, 2 runs
Jamey Mick 1-1, 2 BB, RBI, run
Joran Graham 1-1, 2 BB, 2 runs
Corey Costello 1-2, HR, BB, 3 RBI
Chad Costello BB, run
Kyle Jackson 1-2, BB, 2 RBI, run
After a quick 20 minute break to allow the players to re hydrate, many fans stuck around for a sure to be entertaining second game. Again worth 3 points, Corey Costello took the ball for Micksburg and Andrew Putnam countered for I4C.
Both pitchers started the game strong by each striking out the side in order. It wasn’t until the top of the fourth where Matt McNish had a two out double before Andrew Putnam drove him in with a single.
Micksburg would answer right back. Joran Graham would walk to start the bottom of 4. With two outs, Kyle Jackson drove a ball over the center field fence to make it a 2-1 game.
The game had a playoff like atmosphere to it all the way to the end as both teams refused to give an inch. Micksburg would add a run in the bottom of the 6th. Costello would finish it off in the seventh striking out the side for the complete game win. Putnam was handed the loss.
Joran Graham BB, run
Corey Costello BB, run
Kyle Jackson 1-1, HR, 2 RBI, 2 HBP
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Micksburg beats WC Electric 9-2
Joran Graham had the win while Steve Cavanagh took the loss.
West Carleton took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth - then the Twins scored eight to end the game on the run rule.
Mickburg got on the board in the third when Jamey Mick's double scored Andrew McIntyre who had reached on a fielder's choice and stole second.
West Carleton answered back with two in the fourth. Neil Murphy singled to start the inning. He took second on a wild pitch. Shawn Rebertz's flare to right was misplayed and the ball knocked out of bounds scoring Murph. Rebertz subsequently scored on Jeff Cavanagh's single.
The Twins ended the game on the run rule by putting up an eight spot in the fifth. Jamey Mick had another double and Quentin Rook had a three run homer in the inning.
Monday, August 01, 2016
Get together for Daryle Meek
There will be a get together for Daryle Meek at the Braeside RA Centre on Saturday August 13 at noon, rain or shine. Daryle played many fastball for many years including the Arnprior Men's Fastball League. He also played for the Arnprior Packers Jr B team as well as in local men's hockey leagues.
Organizers are inviting anyone who was played fastball or hockey with or against Daryle over the year to come out and support. There will be a BBQ and a pick up game of softball on the diamonds, and a DJ with music.
Daryle has some health challenges and is looking forward to see all his friends, former teammates and opponents that can attend.
Labels: social news
Stittsville wins bronze at midget qualifier
The Midget Girls Tier II Stittsville 56’ers attended the 2016 Provincial Women's Softball Assocaition Eastern Provincial Qualifier this past weekend in Port Perry.
The first game was against La Salle (near Windsor) and the 56’ers didn’t get off to the start they were looking for. With lefty Sara Entwistle on the mound for Stittsville, the team struggled early with some errors and every ball put in play by La Salle found a hole. In a shorten game decided by the mercy rule, the 56’ers fell 10-3.
The team then had to go the “long road” with the first game against host Port Perry. Katie Wolf was dominant on the rubber and the bats came alive with an impressive 8-1 win also via the mercy rule.
There wasn’t much rest to be had as the 56’ers then took on Kitchener Black. With Katie Wolf back on the hill, her performance was superb recording 14 strikeouts. Alex Demers hit a home run in the 6th inning to put the 56’ers up 5-2 and although Coach Al Read tore some hair out, they hung on in the 7th for a 5-4 win, sending them to the 7pm game.
The 7pm game matched them up with the other Kitchener team, Kitchener White. Sara Entwistle was back on the mound and was awesome! An unfortunate injury to the 56’ers center fielder Sara (Pillar) Prebinski, forced veteran and team co-captain Erika Geoffrion into the position for most of the game…. And she made it count, starting with throwing out a runner at the plate when the score was 0-0, she followed it up with an amazing catch in the gap with the bases loaded and only 1 out. So shocked were the Kitchener team, no one tagged up and the score remained 1-1. Following a line drive to Rachel Ross at 2nd base, the 56’ers got out of it. In the bottom of the 6th, the bottom of the order came through scoring 2 runs and staking the 56’ers to a 3-1 lead which they held on to and punch their ticket to the Provincial A championships in Ancaster in two weeks.
After 4 long hard fought games however, Stittsville wasn’t finished their comeback. Sunday morning matched them up once again with the La Salle team that mercied them in game one and sent them on this long hard road. The 56’ers had revenge on their minds. With Katie Wolf on the hill, every single player on the team rose to the occasion – doubles, triples, another home run by Alex Demers and some real solid defence… the team from LaSalle didn’t know what hit them. The 56’er sent them home via a 14-6 win.
The 56’er followed the big win with a match vs. rivals Brampton. The heat, the exhaustion and the emotions got the best of the 56’ers in this one though spotting Brampton to an early 5-0 lead. However they wouldn’t go away quietly. Stittsville scored 4 in the 3rd and the game remained 5-4 until the bottom of the 6th when Brampton scored 2 more to win the game 7-4. This sent Stittsville home with an extremely hard fought Bronze medal and a spot in the Provincial A championship.
From left to right front row
Sara Entwistle, Rachel Ross, Alex Demers, Alex Geoffrion, Shaylyn James, Ryann Seiler
Asst coach Peter Read, Erika Geoffrion, Zoe More, Asst coach Dale Aiken, Sara Prebinski, Claire Campbell, Katie Wolf, Asst coach Nicole Dunlop, and Head coach Al Read.
Missing from picture Jenna Bjornson
Friday, July 29, 2016
GOFL playoff scenarios - updated from Thursday
Kars Aces (12-5-1)
The Aces are currently in top spot, and could stay there. However, if the Flyers win their final game, Kars loses the tiebreaker as Quyon has the season series. If Micksburg wins their remaining games, the Aces could finish as low as third.
Quyon Flyers (11-5-1, one game remaining vs I4C)
The Flyers are in second, but with a win in the final game could finish on top as they hold the season series advantage over Kars. If they lose their final game, and Micksburg wins out, they could finish as low as third.
Micksburg Twins (9-5, three games* remaining against I4C, one game remaining vs WC Electric)
The * above is because the Twins are actually going to play a doubleheader against I4C with six points on the line - three per game. If the Twins win out, they could go as high as first. If they lose their remaining games, they could go as low as fourth.
Stittsville 56ers (7-9-2)
The 56ers are in fourth. They could fall to as low as sixth depending on how I4C and West Carleton do in their remaining games.
West Carleton Electric (7-9-1, one game remaining vs Micksburg)
WC is in fifth, but a win in their last game could see the Electric bump up to fourth. However, a loss and some wins by I4C in their remaining games could the Trics bump down to sixth.
I4C Victory (6-8, three games* remaining against Micksburg, one game remaining vs Quyon)
As mentioned above, the "six point" doubleheader next week will be a big determining factor on where I4C ends up. The could go as high as third, but if they lose all their remaining games, they could be sixth.
Ottawa Valley As (3-14-1)
The As will finish seventh.
Thursday night results from the GOFL
Kars Aces 9 Quyon Flyers 6
The Aces won a big game in Quyon by a score of 9-6. Brad Porter had the win and Luke Severson earned the save. Trevor Lahey started for Quyon, with Matt Greer ending up with the loss, and Drew Hathway seeing time in relief.
Stittsville 56ers 8 Ottawa Valley As 5
In the first game of a doubleheader in Carp, the 56ers scored three late to win 8-5, lead by two home runs from Dan Jessiman. Adam Smith had the pitching win. Adam Rueckwald took the loss in relief of Todd Wilson.
West Carleton Electric 12 Ottawa Valley As 6
The Electric prevailed in the second game of the doubleheader by a score of 12-6. Andy Barber had the win in relief of starter Steve Cavanagh. Bryan Armstrong took the loss in relief of Rueckwald. Charlie Ross had a homer for the Trics.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesday night in the GOFL
Kars Aces 14 Stittsville 56ers 3
Luke Severson got the win for the Aces, while Luc D'Entremont took the loss for Stittsville.
Micksburg Twins vs I4C Victory was rained out in the first inning. A make up doubleheader in Micksburg will be played on Thursday August 4.
Article: Oswego becomes first U.S. team to capture Gil Read tournament in Carp
Flyers over As 4-3
Drew Hathway, in his first GOFL game since 2013, had the start for Quyon, with Trevor Lahey getting the win in relief. Hathway drove in the winning run for the Flyers.
Adam Rueckwald had a start for Valley with Todd Wilson see action in relief.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Action photos from the Gil Read
Helene Rivest wins volunteer award
Article here: http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/6781624-goulbourn-museum-s-heritage-advocacy-award-presented-to-helene-rivest-of-stittsville/
2016 Ontario Challenge Cup to be played in Glanworth
Sunday, July 24, 2016
CPI Classics win the 9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament
Napanee Intermediates 5 Oswego CPI 5
Nap: Ian Wallwork CPI: Jeffrey Mayer
Micksburg Twins 5 Quebec Juniors 0
WP Mark Power LP Marc-Andre Villeneuve, relief Kirk Santella
Round Robin Final Order of Finish
- Oswego CPI 3-0-1
- Micksburg Twins 3-1
- Kingston Axemen 3-1
- West Carleton Electric 2-1-1
- Quebec Juniors 2-2
- Ottawa Valley As 2-2
- Napanee Intermediates 1-2-1
- Ottawa Broker4Tickets 0-3-1
- Chisasibi Comets 0-4
Quarter Final #1
Quebec Juniors 8 West Carleton 4
WP Marc-Andre Villeneuve LP Brad Porter relief Andy Barber
Quarter Final #2
Kingston Axemen 10 Ottawa Valley As 3
WP Jamie Thompson relief Kyle Ainsley LP Trevor Lahey relief Todd Wilson
Semi Final #1
Micksburg Twins 9 Kingston Axemen 0
WP Joran Graham relief Mark Power LP Jordan MacDonald relief Kyle Ainsley
Semi Final #2
Oswego CPI 6 Quebec Juniors 2
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Marc-Andre Villeneuve relief Kirk Santella
Oswego CPI 1 Micksburg Twins 0
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Joran Graham
Standings at the Gil after Saturday night
Kingston Axemen 3-1 +10
Micksburg Twins 2-1 +11
West Carleton Electric 2-1-1 +5
Quebec Juniors 2-1 +7
Ottawa Valley As 2-2 Even
Napanee Intermediates 1-2 -7
Broker4Tickets 0-3-1 -9
Chisasibi Comets 0-4 -28
Round Robin games remaining on Sunday at 9 am:
Micksburg Twins vs Quebec Juniors
Napanee Intermediates vs Oswego CPI
To follow, playoff round
QF #1: 3rd seed vs 6th seed
QF #2: 4th seed vs 5th seed
SF #1: 1st place team vs lowest remaining seed
SF #2: 2nd place team vs highest remaining seed
Final: Winner of SF#1 vs Winner SF #2
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Saturday at "The Gil" UPDATED
Quebec Juniors 8 Chisasibi Comets 0
WP Marc-Andre Villeneuve LP Ray Shanoush
Oswego CPI 8 West Carleton Electric 3
WP Jeff Mayer SV Caleb Keeshig LP Andy Barber relief Steve Cavanagh
Kingston Axemen 9 Ottawa Valley As 0
WP Kyle Ainsley LP Todd Wilson relief Adam Rueckwald
Napanee Intermediates 6 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 5
WP Ian Wallwork in relief of Eric Morgan LP Neil Cooke in relief of Patrice Leclerc
West Carleton Electric 7 Chisasibi Comets 0
WP Brad Porter LP Ronnie Rupert relief Lloyd Matthew
Oswego CPI 2 Micksburg Twins 1
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Mark Power relief Joran Graham
Quebec Juniors 10 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 1
WP Marc-Andre Villeneuve LP Neil Cooke relief Cody Price, Luc Thibault
Oswego CPI 7 Kingston Axemen 2
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Matt Greer relief Jamie Thompson, Jordan MacDonald
Micksburg Twins 5 Napanee Intermediates 0
WP Joran Graham LP Cole Bolton relief Ian Wallwork
Ottawa Valley As 13 Chisasibi Comets 1
WP Adam Smith LP Chad Hargrove relief Lloyd Matthew
Kingston Axemen 14 Quebec Juniors 3
WP Kyle Ainsley LP Guillaume Fournier
West Carleton Electric 6 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 6
WC: Andy Barber, Brad Porter B4T: Shane McNish, Patrice Leclerc
Ottawa Valley As 10 Napanee Intermediates 7
WP Trevor Lahey LP IanWallwork relief Cole Bolton
Friday night at "The Gil"
West Carleton Electric 4 Ottawa Valley As 1
WP: Steve Cavanagh LP: Trevor Lahey
Micksburg Twins 12 Chisasibi Comets 0
WP: Cory Alkerton, relief Jason Smith LP: Lloyd Matthew
Kingston Axemen 2 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 1
WP: Jordan MacDonald in relief of Jamie Thompson LP: Patrice Leclerc
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Valley As come back to beat Aces
Todd Wilson had the win, while Brad Porter took the loss.
Quyon wins at home against Stittsville
Trevor Lahey had the win for the Flyers while Kyle Olson took the loss. Scott Jessiman scored the 56ers only run on a solo home run. Matt Greer had a two run homer for Quyon, while Joe McCleary had a solo homer and added another RBI.
Kars defeats Stittsville 5-2 on Wednesday night
Kars Aces travelled to Stittsville on Wednesday night to take on the 56ers, looking to avenge their last meeting that ended in a tie after Stittsville staged an improbable comeback.
Article and photos on Squirt Qualifier
Labels: OASA tournament
GOFL Wednesday night results
The Quyon Flyers won up on the road in Micksburg on Wednesday in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play, with a 7-3 victory. Matt Greer had the win for the vistors. Matt McIntyre was the losing pitcher and had relief from Joran Graham.
Kars 5 Stittsville 2
At the Grove, the Kars Aces bested the Stittsville 56ers 5-2 on Wednesday night. Cory Alkerton had the win and had relief from Luke Severson. Adam Smtih took the loss.
more to follow
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
I4C Victory and West Carleton Electric split doubleheader
West Carleton Electric 9 I4C Victory 8
In the first match up, Victory got out to a early 7-2 lead, but West Carleton came back to take a 8-7 lead after six innings. In the top of the seventh, Curt Scurr hit a solo shot to tie the game. Steve Cavanagh's walk off homer in the bottom of the final frame earned WC the win. Cavanagh started while Jeff Barber saw action in relief for WC. Neil Cooke started for I4C and Cody Price took the loss.
I4C Victory 8 West Carleton Electric 1
I4C jumped out to a big lead in the third and didn't look back in this run rule game. Andrew Putnam earned the win while Jeff Barber took the loss with relief from Steve Cavanagh. Chris MacFarlane had two homers for I4C.
more to follow
Monday, July 18, 2016
9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament
Teams participating are:
Ottawa, ON Broker4Tickets
Micksburg, ON Twins
Fitzroy Harbour, ON West Carleton Electric
Ottawa Valley, ON A's
Napanee, ON Intermediates
Kingston, ON Axemen (ISC #18)
Quebec, QC Juniors
Chisasibi, QC Comets
Oswego, NY CPI Classics (ISC #21)
|Friday 7pm||West Carleton Electric||vs||Ottawa Valley As|
|Friday 9pm||Broker4Tickets||vs.||Kingston Axemen|
|Saturday 9am||CPI||vs.||West Carleton Electric|
|Saturday 11am||Napanee Intermediates||vs.||Broker4Tickets|
|Saturday 1pm||CPI||vs.||Micksburg Twins|
|Saturday 3pm||Broker4Tickets||vs.||Quebec Juniors|
|Saturday 5pm||Napanee Intermediates||vs.||Micksburg Twins|
|Saturday 7pm||Quebec Juniors||vs.||Kingston Axemen|
|Saturday 9pm||Napanee Intermediates||vs.||Ottawa Valley As|
|Sunday 9am||CPI||vs.||Napanee Intermediates|
|Sunday 11am||seed #3||vs||Seed #6|
|Sunday 1pm||Seed #1||vs||lowest seed remaining|
|3 / 3:30pm||Finals|
|Friday 8pm||Chisasibi Comets||vs||Micksburg Twins|
|Saturday 8:30am||Chisasibi Comets||vs.||Quebec Juniors|
|Saturday 10:30am||Kingston Axemen||vs.||Ottawa Valley As|
|Saturday 12:30pm||West Carleton Electric||vs.||Chisasibi Comets|
|Saturday 2:30pm||Girls Game|
|Saturday 4:30pm||CPI||vs.||Kingston Axemen|
|Saturday 6:30pm||Chisasibi Comets||vs.||Ottawa Valley As|
|Saturday 8:30pm||Broker4Tickets||vs.||West Carleton Electric|
|Sunday 9am||Micksburg Twins||vs.||Quebec Juniors|
|Sunday 11am||seed #4||vs||Seed #5|
|Sunday 1pm||Seed #2||vs||highest seed remaining|
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Springbrook wins OASA Squirt Qualifier (east) tournament in Fitzroy
Springbrook Royals won the event with a 4-1 record, defeating Napanee Express (4-2) in the "if necessary" game.
The Westport Storm finished in third spot with a 4-2 record losing both times to Napanee. Stouffville ended with a 3-2 record and fourth spot.
The host West Carleton team opened up with a 6-2 win over Campbellord, with the Caveman earning the victory striking out eight and allowing only four hits. The host's next game was a 14-4 loss to the eventual champions from Springbrook, after the locals held the Royals to a 5-4 lead until the fifth. West Carleton was eliminated by Stouffville by a score of 9-5 on Sunday morning.
Other teams participating were from Laurentian Valley, Oshawa, Greely, Micksburg, and Tweed.
Thanks to the hard working grounds staff, the OASA convenors, the officials, the scorekeepers (Helene and Pugger) and firefighters from Ottawa Station 62 (bbq and onsite medical) who all helped to make the event a success.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Article on the Gil Read Memorial Tournament
Stittsville defeats As in first game, second game rained out
The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to rain with Stittsville leading 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Quyon edges by West Carleton 1-0
Both pitchers had great nights on the slab, with Matt Greer getting the win and Andy Barber throwing very well in a losing effort.
Quyon threatened in the bottom of the first. Dennis McCeleary lead off with a single, took second on a passed ball, and moved to third on wild pitch. After a strike out, Matt Greer walked and stole second. Barber got a ground out, and second baseman Trevor Barton stole a hit getting to a sharply hit line drive to end the inning.
The Flyers had another threat in the second. After back to back strikeouts, both Jordan Kearns and Curtis Daley walked. A sharply hit ball up the middle was once again cleanly field by Barton who stepped on second base to end the inning and save runs.
The top of the fourth saw the Electric get a good chance to get on the board. Barber's hard hit ball was misplayed and he reached frist. After the sac bunt attempt was popped up, Michael Cavanagh singled. However good defense by Quyon by Nick Armitage at second and Steve McCord at third on consecutive ground balls stopped the rally.
The home team also had a good chance in the fourth. McCord walked with one out, and a bunt by Shawn Laframboise was misplayed to put two on. Barber got a strikeout, followed by a grounder to third on which Steve Edgerton made a huge stretch to get out at first base.
The fifth saw West Carleton get Edgerton on with a lead off walk, move him to second on a Chris Costello sac bunt. However, Greer got a strike out for the second out, and flare by Joey Sawyer that looked like it might drop in shallow right was caught by Armitage.
The Flyers scored the game's only run in the fifth. With one out, Dave Hobbs doubled down the left field line and score on Matt Greer's double.
With their last chance at bat, the Trics rallied in the seventh. The first out of the inning was a sharply hit grounder that was well fielded by Hobbs at short to get the put out at first. Steve Cavanagh then singled, follow by a single from Edgerton. Greer got the next batter to K, and the game was ended when Hobbs made another excellent play at short on a grounder to finish things at 1-0 for Q-town.
Matt Greer WIN 7IP 0R 0ER 4H 4K 1BB
Dennis McCleary 1-3
Dave Hobbs 1-3, 2B, R
Matt Greer 1-2, BB, 3B, RBI, SB
Andy Barber LOSS 6IP 1R 1ER 3H 9K 5BB
Trevor Barton 1-3
Mike Cavanagh 1-3
Steve Cavanagh 1-3
Steve Edgerton 1-2, BB
Fitzroy Harbour to host OASA Squirt U12 East Qualifier
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
GOFL round up for Wednesday
I4C Victory 8 Stittsville 56ers 0
At the Grove, Andrew Putnam had a no hitter in getting the 8-0 win for I4C over the 56ers. Kyle Olson took the loss. Chris MacFarlane and Cody Price had home runs for Victory.
Kars Aces 10 Micksburg Twins 1
In the first game in Manotick, the Aces prevailed 10-1 over the Twins. Luke Severson had the win for Kars while Matt McIntyre took the loss.
Micksburg Twins 4 Kars Aces 0
The second game of the doubleheader saw the Twins shut out the Aces 4-0 behind the pitching of Joran Graham. Cory Alkerton was tagged with the loss for Kars.