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.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Valley As defeat Micksburg

The Ottawa Valley As won their second straight Greater Ottawa Fastball League game on Thursday night with a 11-1 win over an understaffed Micksburg Twins team.

Ben Broek had the win for Valley. Brennan Hennessy took the loss with relief from 15 year old Joseph Mick.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Kars Aces win at the Grove

The Kars Aces won 5-3 at the Grove on Wednesday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play over the Stittsville 56ers.

Brad Porter earned the win, while Kyle Olson took the loss. Kristian Knapp had a solo homer for Kars, while Al Read had two solo homers for Stittsville.


Broek leads Valley to 8-6 win over WC Electric

The Ottawa Valley As won their first game of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League season with a 8-6 over West Carleton Electric on Tuesday night in Fitzroy.

Ben Broek had the win in relief of Adam Rueckwald. Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

The As got on the board in the top of the first. Ben Wade singled to start the game. Jackson Vance them doubled, and Wade scored on a bobbled ball in the outfield. After two ground outs, an error on another ground ball allowed Vance to score to make it 2-0.

WC answered right back in the bottom of the first. After Jeff Cavanagh and Mike Cavanagh reached on singles, Chris Costello hit a three run shot to put the home team up 3-2.

The lead did not last long as Valley got another two in thet second. With two out, Lindsay Medynski singled. Wade reached on an error and Jackson Vance walked to load the bases. This was followed by a two RBI single by Clayton Vance.

Valley added another two in the fourth. Wade reached on an error, followed by a Jackson Vance single. after a passed ball, Wade scored on a wild pitch. Vance subsequently scored on an RBI single by Kyle Couvieau.

Fitzroy tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. A walk to Mitch Taylor was followed by a Jon Daley single. Valley then removed Rueckwald to put in Broek. After a ground out, Trevor Barton hit a three run homer to tie the game at six.

In the top of the seventh, with two out, Shane Boyd worked the count and walked. Broek then hit the first pitch he saw over the fence for a line drive two run homer to make it 8-6 for the As.

Broek shut down the Electric in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win.


Steve Cavanagh LOSS 7IP 8R 3ER 10H 2BB 4K

Trevor Barton 2-4, 3RBI, HR, R, SB
Jeff Cavanagh 2-4, R
Mike Cavanagh 1-2, 2BB, R
Chris Costello 2-4, 3RBI, HR, R
Steve Cavanagh 1-4
Jon Daley 1-2, BB, R
Alex Boucaud 1-3, SB


Adam Rueckwald 3IP 3R 5ER 6H 2BB 4K
Ben Broek WIN 4IP 3R 1ER 4H 2BB 8K

Ben Wade 1-4, 3R, SB
Jackson Vance 3-3, 2x2B, 2R, BB
Clayton Vance 1-4, 2RBI
Kyle Couvieau 1-4, RBI
Gavan Boyd 1-4, SB
Ben Broek 1-1, HR, 2RBI, R
Lindsay Medynski 104, R


Monday, June 18, 2018

Stafford Steelers bring fastball back to town

An article from the Pembroke Daily Observer about Stafford in Laurentian Valley Township, near Pembroke, reviving minor fastball in their area. The Caveman played in their tournament this past weekend with the Kinburn Crush.

By Celina Ip

LAURENTIAN VALLEY TWP. - After more than 20 years, fastball has made a comeback and kids are ready to play ball again at Stafford Park.

Laurentian Valley’s Stafford Park had a rich history of fastball that was originally sparked and fuelled by the hard work of the late Don Nagora.
“Don started fastball at Stafford Park when he built the ball diamond. The Township had helped to pay for it, but Don had the fill hauled in and we graded it with the old grader, pulling it with his bronco,” said Vicki Hoffman, member of Stafford Recreation Council. “It was in 1985 that the diamond officially opened and Don took are of it until 1994.”
The sport was a big hit among kids, with many local residents fondly remembering their childhood days – from the 1985 through to the 1990s – of playing fastball with their teams and walking over to Brum’s Dairy to get a scoop of ice cream after their game.
Unfortunately, after Nagora passed away, interest in fastball began to fade until the sport had completely disappeared from the area by 1998.
Over the years, with kids beginning to take interest in other sports, fastball continued to fall to the wayside and Stafford Park’s ball games remained a distant memory.
It wasn’t until this past year when Stafford Recreation Council and other residents began a rousing discussion about forming a new peewee team – with Hoffman serving as the team’s manager – and bringing Stafford Park back to life.
“For a long time, we were short on volunteers and there wasn’t enough interest in the area. But this past year, we had coaches and other people who decided to step up, so we asked the league if we could try it out for a year an if all goes well we’ll keep it going,” said Hoffman, team manager.
With 13 eager kids on the team, the new Stafford Steelers peewee team was formed and fastball was brought back to Stafford Park.
Jason Laronde, one of the team’s coaches, said that he honoured to be involved with the team and is eager to see more youth take in interest in fastball over the years.
“It's been more than 20 years since fastball has been here and it's nice to see it coming back in the valley and the support from the township has been great. It took awhile to convince everyone but now the kids are thrilled and the community is really onboard with it – which we see by the fanbase that comes out to our games,” said Laronde. “It's also nice to see the kids get out of the house, especially in the summertime, and to try a different sport.”
Along with the hard-working coaches and volunteers, Hoffman said that their team is more than grateful to Brum’s Dairy who signed on as the sponsor.
“Brum’s has been very supportive and we want to make them proud of us,” said Hoffman. “Whether it’s with respect on the field or winning a game, our goal is to make Brum’s and the community proud of us.”
Shauna Wagner, manager of Brum’s Dairy, said that she played fastball at Stafford Park when she was a kid and she’s more than pleased to support its comeback.
“We like to support healthy active lifestyles and it was nice to see the league come back into this area of Stafford after 20 years – so whatever we can do to promote that we wanted to,” said Wagner.
On June 16, the team took advantage of the beautiful weather and hosted a friendly tournament with eight other Ottawa Valley teams. Along with serving as a friendly competition, the day served as a fundraiser to support the newly formed Stafford team.
While the kids played ball, their family and friends cheered them on from the stands and enjoyed a hotdog and a cool drink from the canteen. The Stafford Steelers won their two games to score a spot in the B Championship where they were ultimately defeated 5-1 by Alice 1. The A Championship saw -the Greely Eagles come out on top (10-0) against Kinburn Crush.
After the games, all 130 participants were treated to free ice cream cones at Brum’s Dairy – a Stafford tradition.


U16 Boys' Elimination Tournament in McNab (June 29 - July 1)

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association will be hosting their U16 Boys' (Bantam) Elimination tournament in McNab/Braeside from June 29 to July 1.

There are fourteen teams attending, including the Osgoode Chiefs. The Chiefs include players from Osgoode, Fitzroy Harbour and Micksburg areas.

The top finishers from this tournament will represent Ontario at the Canadian Championship tournament in Innerkip in August.

Games start at 3 pm on the Friday. For the full tournament draw schedule, visit this link: https://oasa.ca/tournament/u16-bantam-eliminations/.

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GOFL Week #7

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League for Week 7 features four games on the schedule.

Tuesday sees the Ottawa Valley As (0-6) in to Fitzroy Harbour to play West Carleton Electric (3-3-1) at 8:30 pm.

The Kars Aces (3-3) will visit the Grove in Stittsville play the 56ers (3-4-1) at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Thursday night games are I4C Victory (4-3) travelling to Quyon to play the undefeated Flyers (4-0-1) at 7:30 pm, as well as the Valley As travelling up the line to play the Micksburg Twins (4-2-1) at 8 pm.


Valley As go 3-1 in Pickering: WITH DETAILS

The Ottawa Valley As of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League played in the six team Pickering Tournament this past weekend. The As won three straight in the round robin and lost a close game in the semi-finals to finish the event at 3-1.

from Adam Rueckwald

The Valley As played their first game of the Pickering Tournament on Friday at 9pm against the Oshawa Wranglers. The Valley As won 10-0 in 6 innings. Adam Rueckwald was the winning pitcher.

The As then had a great game at 10am on Saturday against the host team the Pickering Panthers. Pickering led for the majority of the game, until the 6th inning where some defensive errors by Pickering, and the bats coming alive by the A’s to take lead 6-3, which they held onto for the rest of the game. Trevor Lahey pitched a great game in earning the win.

To finish off the round robin, the As played Frankford at 1pm and won this one 5-2. Highlight of the game was Dave Baird hitting a massive home run. Rueckwald had the pitching win in this one.

After coming out of the round robin in 1st place, the As then faced Scarborough in the semi final game. Although they got down by a run early, Lahey was again having a great game, and Valley finally tied the game in the 4th, eventually getting up a run in the 5th, and adding another in the 6th. Then in the top of the 7th, Scarborough up to bat, with Valley being up 2 runs, with two outs, the visiting team was able to tie it up. The game went to extra innings. Scarborough came alive in the 9th inning to score 4 runs which Valley couldn’t come back from.


Kingston Axemen win ISC Qualifier in Mitchell, ON

The Kingston Axemen won the 24-team International Softball Congress tournament this past weekend in Mitchell, ON with a perfect five wins and no losses record.

GOFLers Matt Greer (Quyon), Joran Graham (Micksburg),  Nick Ellis and Brad Pender (both Kars) play on the team which will be appearing at the ISC World Tournament in Kitchener in August.

The Axemen won the final game 2-0 over the Elmira Expos. Graham had the complete game win and had a hit. He was named the Top Pitcher at the event. Greer played a solid second base, Pender had a hit as well as played outfield and Ellis pinch ran and scored a run in the sixth inning.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Fitzroy Harbour tournament features 12 teams

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League is hosting a 12 team men's fastball tournament from June 22 to 24 at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre.

There are the eight "Harbour Ball" teams from the league, plus clubs from Bancroft, Carp, Ashton and Shawville participating.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Micksburg and I4C Victory split doubleheader

The Micksburg Twins and I4C Victory split their Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader on Thursday night up in the 'Burg.

In the first game, it was all I4C, as they defeated the Twins 14-1 in five innings. Neil Cooke had the win. Veteran lefty Lenny Burger took the loss with relief from rookie John Enright and Corey Costello. Chris MacFarlane and Matt McNish had homeruns for Victory.

The second match saw the Twins walk it off with a 6-5 win in the bottom of the seventh courtesy of a clutch hit from Scott Conroy. Burger picked up the win in this one, in relief of Costello. McNish took the loss. MacFarlane had another homer in this game.


Stittsville beats Valley

Stittsville 56ers won 4-3 at home on Wednesday night over the Ottawa Valley As in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play.

Kyle Olson had the win while Ben Broek took the loss. Jamie O'Hare hit a 2 RBI walk off single in the bottom of the seventh to clinch the 56ers victory.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

For the past decade, with the help of many of you in every part of Ontario, we have been able to tell the story and celebrate a long list of incredible Ontario community sport coaches.  Once again, we are looking to celebrate coaches who stand out in their community for how well they lead in sport, inspire and deserve provincial recognition.  We are looking for Ontario coaches who embrace diversity, push the envelope and break through barriers; those unsung coaching heroes, men and women who continue to be great role model for citizenship and those who inspire and instill a life-long love of sport in their teams and athletes. 
Nominate them for an Ontario Coaching Excellence Award who should be celebrated as part of the 4th annual National Coaches Week celebration, September 22-30, 2018.  The Coaches Association of Ontario is accepting nominations up until June 28, 2018.    

More information is attached.   Please share this call for nominations with your community sport networks.
Coaches can be nominated in one of the following six categories:
-         Grassroots (1 male, 1 female)
o  Coaches recognized in this category are inspirational role models in the community who measure their daily success in the number of smiles achieved.
-         Good-to-Great (1 male, 1 female)
o  Coaches recognized in this category have a coaching focus on performance excellence and competing to win and achieving a higher level of success in competition over a period of time.
-         Trailblazer
o  The Trailblazer coach is an innovative out-of-the-box thinker who inspires others to follow and has made a difference in their sport or for their athletes
-         Everyone Matters
o  The “Everyone Matters” Award recipient has influenced the culture of their team, organization or community by embracing diversity.
-         Aboriginal Impact
o   The “Aboriginal Impact” Award recognizes a coach who has made a significant impact by advancing the Indigenous Sport system/community in Ontario.
-         Andy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Award
o  An outstanding coach who has made a significant contribution to coaching in Ontario over a long sustained period of time—20+ years. 

As mentioned above, nominations are due by June 28th, 2018. Nominations can be completed online at www.coachesontario.ca/awards or submitted via the attached form.

Contact: Brooke Leonardo at brooke@coachesontario.ca or call 416-426-7427

Thank you for helping recognize and celebrate the coaches all across Ontario!   As always, feel free to reach out to me with any Coaching related questions, or suggestions from your Region.

Yours in Coaching,

Susan Kitchen | Executive DirectorCoaches Association of Ontario
Suite 200A |  1 Concorde Gate | Toronto, ON M3C 3N6 | 416-426-7088


Manotick doubleheader postponed

Tonight's doubleheader in Manotick between the Kars Aces and Quyon Flyers is postponed due wet conditions and a bad forecast. Make up date to be announced.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

West Carleton wins 2-0 over Stittsville

West Carleton Electric won 2-0 over the Stittsville 56ers in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action Tuesday night in Fitzroy Harbour. The game was quickly played, clocking in at about one hour and twenty-seven minutes.

Andy Barber had the win for the 'Trics, throwing a two hitter and striking out nine. Luc D'Entremont threw well for Stittsville, allowing only six hits and striking out seven.

The Electric got on board in the first. Kevin Shonfield reached on an error, tagged up and took second on long fly ball to left, and scored on a sharply hit single by Shawn Rebertz.

The 56ers had their best chance to score in the top of the second. Scott Jessiman started with a single, followed by another single by Al Read. Two subsequent fielder's choices which erased runners at third, plus a strike out ended the threat.

West Carleton got their second run in the fourth, Chris Costello singled, advanced to second on Neil Murphy's sacrifice bunt, took third on a ground out and scored when the throw attempting to throw him out on the grounder was errant.

Barber allowed only one base runner (on an error) in the final five innings. D'Entremont pitched out of bases loaded jams in both the third and fifth.

Andy Barber WIN 7IP 0R 2H 9K 0BB

Kevin Shonfield BB, R
Trevor Barton 2-3
Jeff Cavanagh 1-2, BB
Shawn Rebertz 1-3 RBI
Chris Costello 1-3, R
Steve Cavanagh 1-3

Luc D'Entremont LOSS 6IP 2R 0ER 6H 7K 3BB

Scott Jessiman 1-3
Al Read 1-3


GOFL week #6

There are six games on the schedule for the sixth week of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League season.

Tuesday night at 830 pm in Fitzroy has the Stittsville 56ers (2-3-1) against West Carleton Electric (2-3-1).

Stittsville hosts the Ottawa Valley As (0-5) on Wednesday at 9 pm in the Grove.

Also that night, Quyon Flyers (4-0-1) are in Manotick for a doubleheader vs Kars Aces (3-3) at 7 and 9 pm.

On Thursday I4C Victory (3-2) travels to Micksburg (4-1-1) to face the Twins in a doubleheader at 7 pm and 9 pm.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Micksburg and Team Quebec results

The Micksburg Twins and the Quebec U23 provincial junor team played a doubleheader today in Micksburg.

In the first game, the Twins prevailed 4-0. Joran Graham had the win while Marc-Andre Villeneuve took the loss.

The second match also saw the Twins win, this time by a score of 7-0. Corey Costello had the win in this game while Guillaume Fournier took the loss with relief from Villeneuve. Graham had two homers for Micksburg.


Select provincials

2018 Softball Ontario Female and Male Select Provincial Championships for the U12, U14, U16 and U19 age groups. Registration information and rules can be found at www.softballontario.ca .
The Softball Ontario/PWSA Female Championships will be hosted by Rosedale Youth Softball on August 11-12 in Hamilton. The Softball Ontario/OASA Male Championships will also be hosted by Rosedale Youth Softball on August 25-26 in Hamilton.
The cost per team is $395.50. If your team or Association is a Softball Ontario member already, there are no additional charges. If not, there is an additional $30 & hst fee to become a member that covers up to 10 teams in your Association. Please got to www.softballontario.ca for more information on member registration and member services.

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Don Cherry's wins Glen Cairn Men's League tournament

from Helene Rivest

  • Friday:
    • 6pm = Laurysen (16) vs KSC (0 ) Mercy 5 inn
    • 7:45pm = OHS (13) vs B4T (4)
    • 9:30pm = UCE (2) vs Rogues (2) lights went out with 2 outs and the bottom of the 7th.
  • Saturday
    • 8:30 = Osgoode (2) vs Bancroft (9)
    • 10:30 = Bytek (3) vs Don Cherry's (4)
    • 12:30 = UCE (9) vs B4T (7)
    • 2:30 = Bancroft (13) vs KSC (16)
    • 4:30 = Rogues (7) vs B4T (4)
    • 6:30 = UCE (18) vs OHS (3)
    • 8:30 = Laurysen (10) vs Bancroft (2)
  • Sunday
    • 10am = B1 Wild Wings (3) vs B4 Braves (0)
    • 12pm = A1 Laurysen (9) vs A4 Rogues (16)
    • 2pm = B Final Wild Wings (6 ) vs B4T (2) (WP = Kyle Olsen)
    • 4pm = A Final Rogues (3) vs Don Cherry's (12) (WP = Matt McKay)

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Brian Bruce obituary

Condolences to the Bruce family.

The family of Brian Bruce are sad to share the news of his unexpected passing last week, at the age of 63. Brian started playing fastball as a young boy in Kemptville and Ottawa. He played on many teams in several leagues across the city before transitioning to coaching intermediate ball in the late 80's. In the early 90's he left men's fastball to coach his son Andrew in Orleans, eventually going on to coach bantam through junior in Kanata and Kemptville.

Past teammates are invited to share the celebration of his life on Monday June 11, 2018 at the Heritage Funeral Complex located at 1250 Trim Road in Orleans from 10 am to 12 pm followed by the Celebration of Life in the Heritage Chapel.

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Shawville and Quebec U23 play doubleheader

A team of local league players - the Shawville Scrappers - played host to the Quebec U23 provincial junior team in a doubleheader on Saturday in Shawville, QC.

In the first game, Team Quebec won 9-4. It was a close, back and forth game, with the score 5-4 after six complete innings, but four unearned runs for the Juniors in the top of the seventh widened the lead.

Gabriel Desilets was the winning pitcher, while Matt Greer took the loss. Greer had a homer for Shawville, while Shawn Laframboise was 3 for 4 with two homers for the home team. Samuel Desmarais and Anthony Bouchard had homers for the Juniors.

The second game saw the teams tie 1-1. Trevor Lahey threw very well for Shawville, allowing the only run in the first inning. Guillaume Fournier also had a solid game pitching for the Juniors.

Marc-Andre Villeneuve had a strong game at the plate for Team Quebec, while Marc "Kayser" Lavigne had a solo homer for Shawville in the fifth.

Team Quebec will be facing the Micksburg Twins in another doubleheader on Sunday in the 'Burg with games at 11 am and 1 pm.

Post game photo of Team Quebec U23 Juniors and the Shawville Scrappers


Thursday, June 07, 2018

Quyon wins 5-0 over Valley As

The Quyon Flyers won 5-0 over the Ottawa Valley As in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday in west Quebec.

Matt Greer had the win, allowing only one hit and facing the minimum 21 batters. Adam Rueckwald took the loss and had relief from Ben Broek.

Greer had a two run homer and Dave Hobbs had a solo shot. Jackson Vance had the lone hit for Valley.


Quebec Juniors to play Shawville, Micksburg this weekend

The Quebec Junior Men's Fastpitch team will be travelling to West Quebec and Eastern Ontario this upcoming weekend (June 9-10) to take on teams from Shawville, Quebec and Micksburg, Ontario. 

The Quebec Juniors, hosts of the Softball Canada U23 national championship this August, are led by Jean-Yves Doucet who is also a member of the Junior Men's Team Canada coaching staff.

Games and times are as follows:
  • Saturday June 9th in Shawville at the Elwood Dale Park at 10AM and 12PM
  • Sunday June 10th in Downtown Micksburg at 11AM and 1PM
Former athletes to be honoured

The Shawville Men's team will be wearing memorial jerseys donated by Ralph Horner to the Shawville Recreation Association. Former athletes who have been honoured and remembered are:

From Hamilton
  • Tom Roach 
  • Brian Kotar 
  • Kenny Lawrence 
  • Dave Reinhart 
  • Bill Selby 

From the Pontiac
  • John Duff 
  • Randy Powell 
  • Edgar Dagg 
  • Brian Holt 
  • Arthur Dean 
  • Dave Pilgrim 
  • George Russell 
  • Peter Horner
  • Bryan Murray
  • Bill Keuhl
  • Dwight Rebertz
  • Donnie Knox
See you at the Park!

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Stittsville wins two in Manotick

The Stittsville 56ers won both games on Wednesday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action in Manotick.

Stittsville 5 Kars 4

In the opener, the 56ers defeated the Kars Aces 5-4. Kyle Olson had the win on the slab, while Nick Ellis was pressed into service to pitch for the Aces. Brad Porter threw in relief. Brad Pender had a two-run inside the park homer for Kars.

Stittsville 9 I4C Victory 8

The late game saw Stittsville beat I4C Victory 9-8. Luc D'Entremont had the pitching win while Matt McNish took the loss in relief of Neil Cooke. Derek Martin had a solo homer for I4C while McNish 3 for 4, with 3 RBIs and a triple. D'Entremont was 2 for 5 for Stittsville with 2 RBIs and triple.


Kemptville and West Carleton tie at 5

Kemptville Black Sox 5 West Carleton Electric 5

Dan Thompson pitched three for Kemptville while Will Lowe threw four. Steve Cavanagh threw 6.1 innings for WC and Andy Barber finished the game.

West Carleton got on the board in the first. Trevor Barton was drilled with a pitch, moved to second a walk to Jeff Cavanagh and scored on a Jeff Barber single.

The Black Sox evened the game in the second on a solo shot from Matt Healey.

The Electric took a 3-1 lead in the third. Barton dropped a bunt single with one out, and Chris Costello reached on an error. Jeff Cavanagh's swinging bunt loaded the bases. A walk to Jeff Barber brought in a run, then Mike Cavanagh was hit by a pitch to bring in another. A fielder's choice out at the plate and line out ended the inning.

Kemptville got within one in the fifth. With two out, Will Earle singled, followed by a single by Dusty Lanier, and an RBI single by Andre Mainville.

The Sox took a 4-3 lead in the sixth. Healey doubled (his third hit of the game) and was brought in by a homer from Hugh Murray.

The changed again in the top of the seventh. Jeff Barber walked with one out, took second on a wild pitch, moved to third on Mike Cavanagh single, and scored on another wild pitch. Cavanagh scored on a Kevin Shonfield single to make it 5-4 for the Trics.

The home team tied it up in the seventh. Lanier doubled with one out, prompting a pitching change with WC replacing Cavanagh with Barber. Lanier took second on a wild pitch and then scored from third on a run down to tie things at 5.


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Pickering Tournament seeks one team

Pickering Fastball Association Intermediate Men's tournament is looking for an 8th team for next weekend. Tournament runs Fri & Sat only June 15th - 16th. 3 game guarantee. 1 Fri night and 2 Sat. Top 4 make it to the semi's / finals Sat at 6pm and 8pm. $450 entry fee. Contact me by email dave.northern1@gmail.com for more details.


Three (3) NCCP Professional Development Point Opportunity

Three (3) NCCP Professional Development Point Opportunity!

OASA U19 Boys Elimination Provincial Championships

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association hosts the U19 Boys Elimination Provincial Championship to qualify male softball teams to participate in Softball Canada’s U19 Boys Canadian Championships and to declare a provincial champion(s) annually. Softball Napanee will host male softball teams from across to participate in this 2018 provincial tournament.

This event will provide an opportunity for softball Coaches will learn about; Scouting, Game Management, and Peak Performance Strategies while obtaining one (1) PD Point per session.

The objectives for Coaches in attendance will be:
1) Coaches will understand the role of Scouting to Peak Performance
2) Coaches will develop a process to create Scouting Plans for Performance
3) Coaches will learn a process to help "pick" Pitches
4) Coaches will identify Strategies and Tactics used in High-Performance games

Where: Napanee Fairgrounds – Napanee, ON
When: Saturday June 16, 2018 before, during and after the undefeated game
Cost: $25

All Softball Coaches who have been certified in any Softball’s NCCP you will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points to maintain your NCCP certification. This is a part of a multi-sport initiative required by all 67 sports within the Coaching Association of Canada.

Here's an overview PD Point Requirements:
Minimum Professional Development Credits required for a period of 5 years
Community Stream- Learn2Coach/Community Softball CoachN/A
Competition, Introduction, Softball20 points
Competition-Development, Softball30 points

To register, interested Softball Coaches should email Paddy Fitzgerald-Nolan:fitznol@hotmail.com

If you have any questions specifically about this 3 PD Point Opportunity, email Scott Searle: scottsearle@rogers.com

If you have any questions about Softball’s NCCP or Softball Ontario’s Coaches Program, please email Steph Sutton: ssutton@softballontario.ca

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Twins at Electric game postponed

Tonight's West Carleton Electric vs Micksburg Twins game in Fitzroy Harbour has been postponed. The diamond is far too wet after two days of rain and with the cool weather will not be able to be dried out in time.


GOFL week #5

Here is your round up of games for the fifth week of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League.

Tuesday night the Micksburg Twins (3-1-1) travel to Fitzroy Harbour to face West Carleton Electric (2-3) at 8:30 pm.

Wednesday night in Manotick is a doubleheader with the Stittsville 56ers (0-3-1) facing the Kars Aces (3-2) at 7 pm and I4C Victory (3-1) at 9 pm. Also that night WC Electric are in to Kemptville to face the Black Sox in their second of seven "affiliated" games, starting at 8:30 pm.

Thursday has the Quyon Flyers (3-0-1) hosting the Ottawa Valley As (0-4) at 7:30 pm.


Sunday, June 03, 2018

Croghan, NY tournament June 29 - July 1

Lewis County Fast Pitch
Fourth of July Tournament
June 29th – June 30th and July 1st, 2018
Croghan, NY
$300/team plus $30 for Non-ASA/USA sanctioned teams
Double elimination (Single game final)
$1700 payout in prize money plus 1st and 2nd Team plaques
Tournament Directors: Lewis County Fastpitch Softball League Officers
Contact: Jeff Mayer- cell- 315/771-6718 OR e-mail- emayer12@yahoo.com


Saturday, June 02, 2018

Micksburg wins 7-0 over WC

The Micksburg Twins rebounded after a Thursday night loss with a 7-0 win over West Carleton Electric in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Friday night.

Joran Graham had the win for the Twins, allowing only one hit in six innings of work and striking out 13. Andy Barber took the loss.

Graham was 3 for 3 with a walk, and RBI and two runs scored. Andrew McIntyre was 3 for 4 for the Twins and also scored two runs. Matt McIntyre was 1 for 2, had two walks and scored twice.

Jeff Cavanagh had the lone hit for WC and Mitch Taylor reached twice on walks.


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Quyon 10 Micksburg 5

The Quyon Flyers beat the Micksburg Twins 10-5 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night in west Quebec.

Trevor Lahey had the win for the Flyers, with relief from Matt Greer. Matt McIntyre took the loss and had relief from 17 year old John Enright in his GOFL debut.

Lahey helped his own cause with a two run bomb, and Dave Hobbs also hit a two run shot for Quyon. Quinton Rook launched a three run homer for the Twins.


Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League tournament June 8-10

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League will host their annual tournament on June 8 to 10 in Carp.  There are 12 teams participating - all nine from the Glen, two teams from the Blackburn Men's Fastball  League (Bytek Braves and The Rogues) plus a team from the Bancroft league.


I4C wins over Stittsville

I4C Victory defeated Stittsville 56ers 9-7 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League at the Grove on Wednesday. Matt McNish had the pitching win, while Kyle Olson took the loss with relief from Luc D'Entremont.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Kars edges Valley 5-3

The Kars Aces beat the Ottawa Valley Aces 5-3 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action in Manotick on Wednesday night.

Brad Porter had the win while Ben Broek took the loss. Matt Alkerton had two hits and three RBIs for the Aces.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

GOFL schedule updated

The GOFL schedule on our GOFL.ca website was a slightly older version as opposed to the "approved" version.

It has now been updated. Check it out here.


GOFL Week #4 (updated)

The fourth week of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League season has four games on the schedule.

On Wednesday, the Ottawa Valley As (0-3) travel to play the Kars Aces (2-2) at Manotick, starting at 8 pm. At 9 pm that night, the Stittsville 56ers (0-2-1) host I4C Victory (2-1) at the Grove.

Thursday night in west Quebec, the Quyon Flyers (2-0-1) have their home opener at 7:30 pm against the Micksburg Twins (2-0-1).

Friday night fastball has the Twins hosting West Carleton Electric (2-2) up in Micksburg at 8 pm.

The game originally scheduled between WC Electric and Ottawa Valley on Thursday will be moved to another date later in the season.


Monday, May 28, 2018

Kingston Axemen finish second at Molly Sherman Memorial

The Kingston Axemen finished in second place at the ten team Molly Sherman Memorial event in Elkland, PA this past weekend.

The Axemen finished with a 6-1 record, losing only to the Northeast Naturals in the final game.

GOFLers on the Axemen include Joran Graham (Micksburg), Matt Greer (Quyon), Nick Ellis and Brad Pender (both Kars).

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

U14 Peewee Boys House League tournament in Fitzroy Harbour

Fitzroy Harbour is hosting a U14 Peewee Boys House League event on Saturday July 14. Cost is only $100 per team and each team is guaranteed at least two games.

For more information, contact Shawn Coady at shawn.coady[at]ca.thalesgroup.com.


Friday, May 25, 2018

I4C 8 Ottawa Valley As 5

I4C Victory defeated the Ottawa Valley As 8-5 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play in Carp on Thursday night.

Matt McNish had the win for I4C, while Adam Rueckwald took the loss, getting relief from Ben Broek.

Chris MacFarlane mashed two homers for I4C and rookie Riley Dunbar also hit one out for Victory.

Newcomer John Sullivan had two runs batted in for the As.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Micksburg and Quyon tie at 5

In Micksburg's Greater Ottawa Fastball League home opener tonight, the hometown Twins and the Quyon Flyers battled to a 5-5 tie.

Corey Costello and Joran Graham threw for the 'Burg while Trevor Lahey and Matt Greer chucked for Quyon.

Costello and Quinton Rook hit homers for the Twins.

GOFL Wednesday scores

A quick roundup of results in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League from Wednesday night.

Kemptville Black Sox 6 Stittsville 56ers 6

The GOFL's first game in Kemptville since 2004 saw the affiliate Black Sox team tie the 56ers at six. Dan Thompson and Shannon Borho threw for the Sox, and they both hit home runs as did Hugh Murray. Kyle Olson and Corey Baldwin threw for the 56ers and Dan Jessiman hit an HR.

Kars Aces 7 West Carleton Electric 0

In the first game of the doubleheader in Manotick, the Aces parlayed a four run first to cruise to a 7-0 win in six innings. Brad Porter had the win, allowing only three hits. Andy Barber took the loss.

West Carleton Electric 8 Kars Aces 7

The second game saw a much closer match up with several lead changes.

Steve Cavanagh had the win on the slab and also drove in the tying run and scored the winning run in the seventh. Alex Boucaud hit a homer for WC. Jordan Shipclark had four RBIs with a double and homer for Kars.

Brad Porter took the loss for Kars, coming in on late relief for Luke Severson.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

GOFL Week #3

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League's third week has five games on the schedule.

On Wednesday night in Manotick, the Kars Aces (1-1) will host West Carleton Electric (1-1) in a doubleheader with games at 7 pm and 9 pm.

Also on Wednesday, the new affiliated team the Kemptville Black Sox will play their first game in the GOFL, with a home game at 8:30 pm in Kemptville against the Stittsville 56ers (0-2).

Thursday sees the Micksburg Twins (2-0) first home game, with the Quyon Flyers (2-0) in town. First pitch is 8 pm.

The Ottawa Valley As (0-2) will host I4C Victory (1-1) at 8:30 pm on Thursday night at the Carp Fairgrounds.


Elkland Molly Tournament this weekend

The Elkland Molly Sherman Memorial Tournament - affectionately known as "The Molly" is scheduled for this upcoming weekend in Elkland, PA. There are ten teams from Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario.

The Kingston Axemen and Broker4Tickets will be participating.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Kars wins 8-5 over Valley

The Kars Aces won 8-5 over the Ottawa Valley As in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday in Carp.

Brad Porter went the distance for the win for Kars. Ben Broek took the loss for Valley and had relief from Adam Rueckwald.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Quyon 5 Stittsville 1 at the Grove

Quyon Flyers won their second straight Greater Ottawa Fastball League game on Wednesday night at the Grove with a 5-1 win over the Stittsville 56ers.

Matt Greer had the pitching win, while Trevor Lahey saw action in relief and got the save. Kyle Olson was tagged with the loss for the 56ers.


Twins defeat Aces 10-3

The Micksburg Twins defeated the Kars Aces 10-3 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play in Manotick on Wednesday night.

Joran Graham had a dominant performance in earning the pitching win, allowing only two hits and striking out 20. Luke Severson took the loss for Kars, in relief of Brad Porter, and getting relief from Cory Alkerton.

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WC Electric prevails 19-11 over I4C Victory

It was a wild one in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday night as the West Carleton Electric defeated I4C Victory 19-11 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play.

Steve Cavanagh went the distance and earned the win for WC, while Ty Alexander took the loss in relief of Neil Cooke for Victory.

I4C got out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the third, but the home team answered back with five in the bottom of the frame.

Victroy took a 7-5 lead in the fourth but Fitzroy was able to plate seven in their half to go up 12-7.

The visitors narrowed the score to 12-9 in fifth and the Electric responded with a single. In the sixth, I4C narrowed the gap to 13-11, but a seven run sixth inning for West Carleton ended the game on the run rule.

Chris Costello hit two home runs for WC, and Trevor Barton also hit one out (though he was called out for passing the runner on the first base).

Chris MacFarlane hit two homers for I4C, while Alexander had two triples.


Monday, May 14, 2018

GOFL week #2

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League second week features four games on the schedule.

Tuesday sees West Carleton Electric (0-1) hosting I4C Victory (1-0) at 8:30 pm in Fitzroy Harbour.

On Wednesdays, the Micksburg Twins (1-0) will travel to Manotick to face the Kars Aces at 8 pm. This is the Aces' first game of the campaign.

Also on Wednesday, the Quyon Flyers (1-0) will face the Stittsville 56ers (0-1) at the Grove at 9 pm.

Ottawa Valley As (0-1) host the Kars Aces on Thursday night at the Carp Fairgrounds. First pitch is 8:30 pm.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Quyon wins 11-5 over Ottawa Valley

The Quyon Flyers won 11-5 over the Ottawa Valley As in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action in Carp on Thursday night.

Matt Greer had the win on the slab in relief of starter Trevor Lahey. Adam Rueckwald took the loss and had relief from Ben Broek.

Greer hit a three run homer to help his cause and Lahey had a solo shot for the Flyers. Gavan Boyd hit one out for Valley.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

I4C beats Stittsville 6-1

In Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Wednesday night in Stittsville, the 56ers fell 6-1 to I4C Victory.

Matt McNish had the win for I4C while Kyle Olson took the loss.


Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Looking for Women Fastball Players

from Erin Durant

The Ottawa ExPros on the Ottawa Valley Fastball League (formerly the Canada's Capital Fastball league) is looking for more players for this season. Games are once a week and are played in Orleans, Carp, Stittsville, and Quyon. All ages and skill levels are welcome. They have a number of players who have returned after lengthy softball breaks so if you are someone who hasn't laced up cleats it a while, you will fit right in. Email edurant@blg.com. Team fee is $120 (less if we find a few players).


Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Micksburg defeats WC Electric 11-1 in season opener

The defending champions Micksburg Twins defeated West Carleton Electric 11-1 in the season opener for the Greater Ottawa Fastball League.

Joran Graham had the win for the Twins, and also went 4-4 at the plate with two solo homers, four runs scored and three RBIs. Scott Conroy also hit a home run for Micksburg and had three RBIs.

Steve Cavanagh took the loss. Shawn Rebertz had the lone RBI for West Carleton.

Joran Graham WP 5IP 1R 1ER 3H 12K 1HBP 1BB

Andrew McIntyre 2-3, 2R, BB, 3B, 2R, RBI
Matt McIntyre 1-4, R
Joran Graham 4-4, 2HR, 4R, 3RBI
Corey Costello 1-1, 2B, BB, R
Quinton Rook 1-2, 2RBI
Scott Conroy 1-4, HR, 3RBI
Brandon Jackson 1-2, BB, R

Steve Cavanagh LP 5IP 11R 10ER 12H 4K 5BB

Chris Costello 1-3
Jeff Cavanagh 1-2
Shawn Rebertz 1-2, RBI


Monday, May 07, 2018

GOFL week #1

The first week of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League season is about to begin.

With seven teams plus an affiliated team this season, it promises to be another great season of men's fastpitch softball in eastern Ontario.

On Tuesday, it's a rematch of last year's finals, with the Micksburg Twins playing West Carleton Electric at 8:30 pm in Fitzroy Harbour.

Wednesday night sees the Stittsville 56ers hosting I4C Victory at 9 pm at the Grove.

Thursday's game is at the Carp Fairgrounds as the Ottawa Valley As hope to continue their good play after last year's playoff run when they host the Quyon Flyers at 8:30 pm.

The Kars Aces have the first week off. The affiliated Kemptville team has their first game on May 23.