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, December 07, 2017

Softball Ontario Webinar December 19


Softball Ontario is continuing its webinar series on December 19th with Kaleigh Rafter. NCCP Certified Coaches will earn 1 point towards maintaining their certification and learn valuable tips from one of Canada's top athletes.

Kaleigh Rafter was a 2008 Olympian and is a current member of the Canadian National Team. This year will mark her 12th year with the National Team program. She also spent two seasons playing in the Japanese Professional Softball league from 2013-2015.

A graduate of Florida State University, Kaleigh holds a Masters in Criminology as well as a Masters in Sports Management and Administration. She currently is an assistant coach at the University of Virginia and works with catchers, infielders, and hitters.

Coaches can register here:

https://www.softballontario.ca/english/our-programs/coach/softball-nccp/professional-development-points-webinar-series.html

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

KJ now coaching at Clemson

Congratulations to Stittsville's Kyle Jamieson who has accepted a new NCAA Women's Softball coaching position at Clemson University in South Carolina. Information available here.

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OASA Softball in Schools program

Attention School Teachers and other School Staff

Are you looking for a new gym activity for your students during the winter or spring months? One that requires no prep time on your part?

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association is working with schools to provide instruction in the skills of fastball at no cost to the school. All equipment is provided by the OASA, keeping safety in mind: indoor softballs, wiffle balls, nets and rubber bats. We work with the physical education timetable that is set out for us for the day to instruct the students in hitting, catching, throwing and fielding. Our instructors are former players and coaches who have played and coached the game at high levels of competition.

By introducing the sport of softball in a fun way, we are hoping to encourage participants to sign up to play softball in their community. We are also working with local softball associations to have registration forms available for anyone interested.

If you would like more information, or would like to book a clinic, please contact:
Garry Waugh
519-537-5835
gwaugh@execulink.com

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Sunday, December 03, 2017

Softball Ontario coaching webinar on December 5

The Softball Ontario Webinar Series is starting this week with Alison Bradley discussing "preparation". Alison is a two-time Olympian, and Team Leader for the National Team. She will give ccoaches specific examples of yearly planning, in-game goals for offense and defense, and will talk about her Olympic experience

Alison Bradley - Preparation
Thursday, December 5, 2017 @ 8:00pm EST

Alison Bradley is a two-time Olympian (2004-Athens & 2008- Beijing) and an eight-year veteran of Team Canada-Senior Women’s. After retiring in 2009, Alison joined the Team Canada Coaches Staff as the Team Leader. Alison is an NCCP Competition-Development, Softball Certified Coach. In 2010, Alison joined the U21 Team Canada Women’s Team as the Assistant Coach. Following the 2013 U21 Women's World Championships, Alison accepted a position with the Women’s National Team as the team’s Manager, a position she held until August 2017. Alison is currently the Dean of Students at a middle school in Boulder City, NV.

Coaches can register here:

https://www.softballontario.ca/english/our-programs/coach/softball-nccp/professional-development-points-webinar-series.html


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

GOFL announces All Stars for 2017

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League has announced the First Team and Second Team all star players for the 2017 as voted on by the managers of the GOFL's seven teams.

Congratulations to all recognized.

First Team All Stars 
P: Joran Graham, Micksburg Twins
C: Chad Costello, Micksburg Twins
1B: Jamey Mick, Micksburg Twins
2B: Kristian Knapp, Kars Aces
3B: Chris Costello, West Carleton Electric
SS: Matt Greer, Quyon Flyers
OF: Brad Pender, Kars Aces
OF: Dan Jessiman. Stittsville 56ers
OF: Dennis McCleary, Quyon Flyers
DP: Corey Costello, Micksburg Twins

Second Team All Stars
P: Andy Barber, West Carleton Electric
C: Matt Alkeron, Kars Aces
1B: Neil Murphy, West Carleton Electric
2B: Trevor Barton, West Carleton Electric
3B: Chad Milne, Kars Aces
SS: Nick Ellis, Kars Aces
OF: Chris MacFarlane, I4C Victory
OF: Jeff Barber, West Carleton Electric
OF: Dave Hobbs, Quyon Flyers
DP: Ryley Burns, Ottawa Valley As

Once again the recipient of the "Tim Craig Memorial Award" is being named to recognize the league's top utility player, excelling at multiple positions. The winner for the 2017 is Chris Costello of West Carleton Electric, who in his first year as a full time player in the GOFL saw action at catcher, third base, shortstop and outfield.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Softball Ontario Seeks CANpitch Regional Pitching Instructors (RPIs)

Softball Ontario Seeks CANpitch Regional Pitching Instructors (RPIs)

 


 


Toronto, ON- Softball Ontario's CANpitch Committee has a great opportunity for those of you with a passion for pitching and the desire to help young pitchers develop their skills.  The CANpitch Committee is currently recruiting Regional Pitching Instructors.
Regional Pitching Instructors (RPIs)
The primary role of the Regional Pitching Instructor is to be the pitching expert in their region in Ontario and to be responsible for delivery of the six-week training session for both players and coaches. The Regional Pitching Instructor will also support and mentor pitching coaches within their region in Ontario. They shall play a key role in assisting Softball Ontario with the delivery and implementation of the CANpitch program.  Softball Ontario currently has 25 Regional Pitching Instructors, and is looking to expand our reach even further and ensure that CANpitch Clinics will be available in all regions of Ontario.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please view the job description below or online (Regional Pitching Instructor) and send your softball pitching resume and cover letter via email tossutton@softballontario.ca by Friday, December 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm.  Alternatively, if you know someone who would be an ideal candidate for one of the available positions, please pass along this email.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Ottawa Sport Summit - Grants Demystified


Ottawa Sport Summit - Grants Demystified – How to Create a Winning Application – why should you attend?
Did you know?
• In 2016, the Province of Ontario received 244 grant applications to the Ontario Sport and Recreation Community and less than 50% were funded?
• In 2016, the Ontario Trillium Foundation received 58 grant requests for the sport and physical activity sector in Ottawa alone and only 24% were funded?
If your sport organization relies on grants to deliver your services to the community these stats demonstrate that you need to have a comprehensive understanding of how to set your projects apart from the pack.
Join the sport community at the Fall Ottawa Sport SummitGrants Demystified – How to Create a Winning Application.  You will have the opportunity to learn from grant providers about how to create a winning application and the chance to collaborate with peers, gaining greater insight into the topic by learning from the successes and failures of others in our local sport community.
Grants Demystified – How to Create a Winning Application will be hosted by the Ottawa Sport Councilon November 29, 2017 at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, K2G 5K7
TO REGISTER, visit sportottawa.ca
The Ottawa Sport Council thanks the Ontario Government for its generous support through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, of this Sport Summit.
For further information, please contact   

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Bill Sherman elected Mayor of Elkland

You know that thing where there's this guy, and he's from a small town, and people say things like "I'd like you to meet John, he's pretty much the mayor of Smallville." Of course he's not really the mayor, but he's just a popular guy around home.

Well, I can now introduce my friend Bill Sherman as follows - "I'd like you to meet Bill, he's the mayor of Elkland, PA. For real."

In the mayoral election for Elkland Borough on Tuesday, Bill won the race with 57% of the vote!


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10th annual Get in the Game Symposium

2 NCCP Professional Development Poiubts Opportunity!

The 10th annual Get in the Game Symposium will take place on November 25, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm, at the Holiday Inn in Burlington, Ontario, located on 3023 S Service Road.

The Symposium is geared toward softball associations and its purpose is to improve grassroots softball across the Province, developing coaches and their skills and to create networking and learning opportunities for local softball associations/leagues.

Not available to join us in person in Burlington, ON on Saturday, November 25, 2017? NO problem! You can register for the sessions via webinar online at www.softballontario.ca!

The 2017 Symposium will feature two sessions:
Session #1: 9:00am - 10:00am

Featuring Special Guests:
  • George Ryder - Team Ontario Men's Head Coach
  • Roger Davis - Team Ontario Women's Head Coach
  • Mike Crawford - U21 Team Ontario Pitching Coach
  • Jessica Mancini - Team Ontario Women's Assistant Coach
  • Scott Searle - Team Ontario Men's Assistant Coach
Session #2 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Featuring Special Guests:
  • Bruce Casselman - 2x ISC World Championships, 2x Canadian Championships, Softball Ontario NCCP Coach Developer
  • George Ryder - Softball Ontario Regional Pitching Instructor, Team Ontario Men's Head Coach
  • Robin Mackin - Member of 2008 Canadian Olympic Roster, Pan American Games Gold Medalist
  • Tyler Randerson - 2x U21 Men's National Team member, 206 ISF Bronze, 2017 Canada Games Gold Medalist
  • Todd Martin - 6x ISC World Champion, 3x ISC World Most Valuable Pitcher, Pan American Games Gold Medalist
  • Elissa Sivel - Softball Ontario Master Pitching Instructor, 2x OIWFA All-Star, NCCP Coach Developer
  • Mike Crawford - 12x Canadian Champion, 2x Pan American Games Gold Medalist, U21 Team Ontario Pitching Coach
Each session is worth one (1) NCCP PD Point, which NCCP Certified Coaches can use towards their Maintenace of Certification.

Prices (all prices include HST):
  • In-person (Both Webinars) ............... $12.00
  • 1 Session (Webinar) ......................... $16.95
  • Both Sessions (Webinar) .................. $28.25
                                                       
For more information on the event visit, www.softballontario.ca, or contact Kyle Cormier atkcormier@softballontario.ca
 

For more information about NCCP or NCCP PD Points, please contact Steph Sutton atssutton@softballontario.ca

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Stittsville Bantam Girls Rep tryouts November 4-5


Bantam Rep Tryouts November 4th and 5th!
Updated Friday October 27, 2017 by Melanie Driver. 


Stittsville Minor Softball Association is proud to announce the upcoming
Girls Bantam Rep (Tier 2) Tryouts
Tryouts will take place on November 4, 2017 from 3 pm - 5 pm and November 5, 2017 from 4 pm – 6 pm at the Bell Sensplex Indoor Field in Kanata. 
This level of softball includes both game and practices in the Ottawa, as well as travel to Toronto, other Provinces, or may the USA for games and tournaments.  This team does not play house league and is intended to be the level beyond Selects in both competition and commitment.  Girls looking to tryout should be birth Year 2002 or 2003. 
We are also proud to announce the coach of the Bantam Rep team will be Dale Aiken.  Dale is a non-parent coach that is no stranger to fastpitch in Stittsville and Kanata.  He has been coaching for many years and is a Certified Level 3 Softball Instructor and Coach.   Dale was Assistant Coach in 2015 and 2016 to our own SMSA Midget Rep Team. 
If you have any questions about the tryout process, please email our competitive director Al Read at al@stittsvillesoftball.org
To register for the tryout, please also email Al Read at the above email address. In the email, include your daughter’s first and last name, birthdate, and parent phone number and email address for contact purposes.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Glen Cairn League announces award winners

from Eric Colvin, via Facebook

Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League award winners


The Martin Kamer Memorial Award for Sportsmanship goes to Tom Chambers, East Side Mario's
The Gil Read Memorial Award for the league's top hitter goes to Marcus Rice, Kars Junior Aces
The League Top Pitcher Award goes to Matt McKay, Upper Canada Elevators

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Highlights from the GOFL Championship

Highlights from the broadcast of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League championship final, courtesy of Your TV Ottawa Valley and Jamie Bramburger.


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A few thoughts on the GOFL final

A few thoughts on the the Greater Ottawa Fastball League championship final last night in Micksburg.

- There was a great crowd on hand to watch. I got there an hour ahead, and there were already fans that had staked their claim to seats on the bleachers. While the majority were Micksburg supporters, there was also a good contingent of West Carleton fans that made the hour or so trek up the Valley to watch. I'd guesstimate around 200 fans onsite - great support for the GOFL.

- Having the local Your TV OV (Cogeco cable Pembroke / Ottawa Valley) on hand to broadcast the game was excellent. There was seven cameras and apparently they had replay capability too. Thanks to Jamie Bramburger for his continued support of men's fastball and setting this up.

- I've seen Corey Costello pitch some big games before and this was in my opinion one of his best in the last ten years, throwing perfect ball through five. Too bad it was against my team but it's great to see him in top form again.

- WC had a little BBQ with some refreshments post-game to cap off the season. Some of the Micksburg guys were nice enough to join us for a bit and invited us down to the clubhouse to join in their victory party. Battle on the field then drink together afterward - it's what fastpitch is all about.

- The Caveman took in the game and was a bit disappointed in the result. However, he was pretty excited afterward to get some pitching tips. The Caveman was a bit shy, which is a rare, but he worked up the nerve to ask Corey in the clubhouse how he threw his rise and drop. A pitching lesson ensued (while I held Corey's beer) showing his grip and form. Then, brother Chad (Corey's catcher) took the Caveman out to work on some practice pitches. And not a just a couple - they spent a good chunk of time throwing. What a great gesture for both guys to take time out of a championship celebration to help out a 12 year old kid improve his pitching!

- We left relatively early into the celebrations but apparently the Twins party went on well into the night. Word is that one particular Twins player had a wedding he had to get to in Windsor, with a very early morning flight to catch on Saturday at the Ottawa Airport over an hour and half from Micksburg - and he boarded the plane in full ball uniform!


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Micksburg wins third straight GOFL title, Costello throws perfect game

The Micksburg Twins won the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff title at home on Friday night, their second in a row and third in five years


Corey Costello was perfect over five innings, striking out 11, as the Twins defeated West Carleton Electric 7-0 in a run rule shortened game in front of a great crowd of approximately 200 and the TV cameras from local Pembroke cable station.


Andy Barber took the loss for West Carleton and relief from Steve Cavanagh.


Kyle Jackson had a three run homer, and Andrew McIntyre had two RBIs.


The Micksburg Twins and the I4C Consulting Trophy emblematic of GOFL supremacy.


Play by Play:

West Carleton starters: Kevin Shonfield catcher; Andy Barber pitcher; Jeff Cavanagh right field; Jeff Barber left field; Chris Costello third base; Jon Daley shortstop; Neil Murphy first base; Steve Cavanagh second base; Alex Boucaud centre field.

Micksburg starters: Andrew McIntrye second base; Jamey Mick first base; Joran Graham third base; Corey Costello pitcher; Kyle Jackson designated player; Chad Costello catcher; Scott Conroy right field; Matt McIntyre shortstop; Quinton Rook left field; Connor Moss centre field.

Top 1st inning: Shonfield struck out; A Barber struck out; J Cavanagh struck out. 0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom 1st inning: A McIntyre walked; Mick reached on fielder's choice, A McIntyre out ss to 2b; Mick advanced to second on passed ball, Mick advanced to third on wild pitch, Graham walked; Co Costello popped out to p; Jackson reached first on error to 2b, Mick scored, unearned, Graham advanced to third; Jackson advanced to second on wild pitch, Ch Costello struck out. 1 run 0 hits 1 error 2 LOB

Top 2nd inning: J Barber struck out; Costello struck out; Daley struck out. 0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom 2nd inning: Conroy struck out; M McIntyre singled; M McIntyre stole second, advanced third on passed ball, Rook struck out; A McIntyre singled, RBI, M McIntyre scored, earned. A McIntyre stole second, Mick grounded out 3b to 1b. 1 run 2 hits 0 errors 1 LOB

Top 3rd inning: Murphy popped out to ss; S Cavanagh struck out; Boucaud struck out. 0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom 3rd inning: Graham walked; Co Costello hit by pitch, Graham advanced to second. Jackson homered, 3 RBI, Graham scored earned, Co Costello scored earned, Jackson scored earned; Ch Costello popped out to ss; Conroy stuck out, put out c to 1b; M McIntyre walked; Rook singled, M McIntyre advanced to third, Rook advanced to second on throw; M McIntyre scored on wild pitch, earned, A McIntyre tripled, RBI, Rook scored, earned; Mick lined out to p. 5 runs 3 hits 0 errors 1 LOB

Top 4th inning: Shonfield grounded out 2b to 1b; A Barber flew out to lf; J Cavanagh struck out. 0 runs 0 hits 0 LOB

Bottom 4th inning: S Cavanagh to p, A Barber to lf, J Barber to 2b; Graham struck out; Co Costello lined out to 2b; Jackson struck out, put out c to 1b. 0 runs 0 hits 0 LOB

Top 5th inning: J Barber struck out; Costello grounded out p to 2b; Matt McKay ph for Daley, struck out. 0 runs 0 hits 0 LOB

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Friday, October 06, 2017

Knights win Blackburn playoff final

The Knights won the Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoff championship final with a 2-1 victory on Thursday night. Jamie Blakely got the win while Andy Barber took the loss. Derek Martin had a two run homer for the Knights.



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Thursday, October 05, 2017

GOFL Final game to be televised

As per Jamie Bramburger on Twitter, YourTV Ottawa Valley will be covering the Greater Ottawa Fastball League final game between West Carleton Electric and Micksburg Twins.


The game will be played Friday October 6 at 8 pm at the Micksburg diamond.

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Glen Cairn League finals update: Upper Canada Elevators wins

Upper Canada Elevators won the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League playoff finals two games to none over the Kars Aces Juniors with an 8-7 extra innings victory on Wednesday night.


Matt McKay was the winning pitcher for UCE, while Tyler Alexander took the loss for the Juniors.










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Upper Canada Elevators won game one of the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League finals on Monday night with a 5-4 victory over the Kars Aces Juniors.



UCE leads the best of three series 1-0 with game two coming up tonight (Weds Oct 4) at 8 pm at the AY Jackson diamond in Kanata.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Blackburn Finals - UPDATED

The Knights will play the Blue Jays in the Blackburn Men's Fastball League final.

The Knights only have to win once, while the Blue Jays need two wins in the double elim format to take the title.

UPDATE: The Blue Jays won 12-4 on Tuesday night to force a winner takes all game on Thursday at 7 pm at the Blackburn Arena.


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Monday, October 02, 2017

West Carleton to play Micksburg in GOFL Final on Friday

The Micksburg Twins will host West Carleton Electric on Friday October 6 at 8 pm to determine the league playoff champion for 2017.

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The Final Four teams in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoffs are now set. The teams will play in a double elimination format.

Game 1: Tuesday September 12 in Fitzroy Harbour, 8 pm
West Carleton Electric 6 Ottawa Valley As 3

Game 2: Thursday September 14 in Micksburg, 8 pm
Micksburg Twins 6 Kars Aces 2

Game 3: Monday September 18 in Fitzroy Harbour, 8 pm
Micksburg Twins 3 West Carleton Electric 0

Game 4: Wednesday September 20 in Manotick, 8 pm
Ottawa Valley As 6 Kars Aces 5 (Kars eliminated)

Game 5: Wednesday September 27 in Fitzroy Harbour, 8 pm
West Carleton Electric 1 Ottawa Valley As 0 (Valley eliminated)

FINAL (one game): Friday October 6 in Micksburg, 8 pm
West Carleton Electric vs Micksburg Twins

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First round playoff results best of three)

Micksburg (2nd) vs. I4C (7th) - Micksburg wins series 2 games to 0
Game 1: Tuesday September 5 in Micksburg at 8 pm - Micksburg wins 3-0
Game 2: Monday September 11 in Manotick at 8 pm Micksburg wins 8-0

Kars (3rd) vs. Stittsville (6th) - Kars wins series 2 games to 0
Game 1: Wednesday August 30 in Manotick, 8 pm - Kars wins 3-1
Game 2: Wednesday September 6 in Stittsville, 9 pm - Kars wins 12-4

Quyon (4th) vs. Valley (5th) - Valley wins series 2 games to 1
Game 1: Thursday August 31 in Quyon, 8 pm - Valley wins 4-2
Game 2: Wednesday September 6 in Carp, 8 pm - Quyon wins 8-0
Game 3: Thursday September 7 in Quyon, 7:30 pm - Valley wins 5-4 (8 innings)

West Carleton (1st) - bye to Final Four

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Friday, September 29, 2017

St. John's NL Senior League top three batters are all brothers

Check this out - quite an accomplishment in what is generally regarded as the world's best men's local fastpitch league. From VOCM:


For the first time in the St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League’s 61-year history, three brothers are the top three batters: Blair, Bradley, and Kyle Ezekiel. Blair Ezekiel of Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs captured the 2017 Senior Batting Title with a .489 batting average (23-47). Kyle Ezekiel of 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers finished in second place with a .423 batting average (22-52). While Brad Ezekiel of the NTV Hitmen finished in third, with .400 (18-45).

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Blackburn playoff update

from Derek Martin


The Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoffs are now down to just 4 teams with two games scheduled for tonight. 

Game 1 at 7pm will see the #1 seeded Knights face off against the #6 seeded Blue Jays. The Knights will need to continue their offensive output that has seen them put up 20 runs in just 2 game thus far in the playoffs. Chris Macfarlane and Derek Martin have led the way for the Knights, both hitting 2 round trippers in the first 2 games of their playoff run. Look for the Knights hot bats to carry them past the Blue Jays. 

The Jays are coming off a strong offensive showing of their own, upsetting Goodfellows 6-2 to knock off the #2 seed. Let by Tyler Borris and Andy Barber, look for the Blue Jays to silence the Knights bats and continue their push to the finals. 

Game 2 at 9pm should be a nail biter between Goodfellows and The Braves. Both teams finished the season tied with 27 points. Goodfellows won the season series 2-1 with each game being decided by only 1 point. The Braves are coming off a big 13-7 win over Gloucester Heating. Look for their bats to stay hot while Nick Bowman and Will Mood try to keep Goodfellows offence at bay. 

Goodfellows are entering tonight’s game after an intense game over the Bandits on Tuesday which saw the game go down to the wire. Ultimately ended by a walk off HR by Shannon Borho in the bottom of the 7th inning. 

Be sure to come check out the action tonight in Blackburn. It all kicks off at 7pm. 

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Blackburn & Glen playoff updates

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League playoffs are down to the two finalists. The Kars Aces Juniors upset the first place East Side Mario's team two games to one in the semifinals to advance, while Upper Canada Elevators edged defending champions Laurysen Kitchens in the 10th inning of Game Three in their series. Start date for the UCE vs Kars best of three final is to be determined.

In the Blackburn Men's Fastball League, the double knockout format playoffs continue tonight with the winner's bracket final between the Knights and the Blue Jays at 7 pm with the losers' bracket final at 9 pm with Goodfellows playing the Bytek Braves. 

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

West Carleton wins semifinal 1-0 over Valley

West Carleton Electric won the Greater Ottawa Fastball League Final Four semi-final game against the Ottawa Valley As on Wednesday night in Fitzroy Harbour, prevailing 1-0.

At a well-played game of defensive fastpitch softball on both sides, in front of about 100 spectators, Andy Barber was the winning pitcher with a one-hitter. Adam Rueckwald also threw well in taking the loss.

After a three up, three down for Valley, the Electric threatened in the bottom of the first frame. Kevin Shonfield started things with a walk and was followed by an Andy Barber bunt single. After an attempted sacrifice bunt was popped up, Jeff Barber's infield single loaded the bases with one out. Rueckwald got a strike out, then Jeff Cavanagh's sharply hit ball to short was well fielded by Kyle Couvieau and the As got the put out at third to escape the inning unscathed.

The game's only run was scored in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Jeff Cavanagh hit an infield single for the 'Trics and when the As attempted to throw him out the ball went into right field allowing JCav to get to second. Cavanagh was replaced with Matt McKay as a pinch runner. The next batter popped up. McKay advanced to third on a wild pitch, then scored the game's only run when Jon Daley singled up the middle.

West Carleton had another chance to score in the fifth. Shonfield started the inning with a single, and moved to second on Andy Barber's walk. A long fly ball to the warning tracked advanced both runners sixty feet. Jeff Barber then hit a shallow fly to left fielder Dave Baird; Shonfield attempted to tag and score, but was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

The As tried to tie things up in the seventh. Ryley Burns led off with a walk, his second of the night. He was replaced with a pinch runner, Connor Armstrong. Armstrong moved to second on a nice sacrifice bunt by Clayton Vance, and moved to third on a ground out. However, Barber ended the game with a strikeout, to move West Carleton on to the finals to face the Micksburg Twins for the GOFL title.

Fitzroy
Andy Barber WIN 7IP 0R 1H 8K 3BB

Kevin Shonfield 1-2, BB
Andy Barber 1-2, BB
Jeff Barber 1-3
Jeff Cavanagh 1-3
Jon Daley 1-2, RBI, SB

Valley
Adam Rueckwald LOSS 6IP 1R 0ER 5H 6K 2BB

Ryley Burns 2BB
Lindsay Medynski 1-2

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

GOFL Semi-final Wednesday in Fitzroy Harbour

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League final four playoffs continue with a semi-final game on Wednesday September 27 at 8 pm in Fitzroy Harbour, with West Carleton Electric hosting the Ottawa Valley As.

The winner of this game will face the Micksburg Twins in the GOFL Final.

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Shawville tourney recap

The Shawville Men's Fastball Tournament concluded today with the Shawville Tubman Autobody Twins winning the final 4-3 over the Micksburg Twins, with Lane McMurtry hitting the walk off solo homer in the bottom of the seventh. Matt Greer got the win for Shawville while Adam Rueckwald was pitching for Micksburg.

The other teams participating in the event were the Shawville Hursty's Bar and Grill As, Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric and Goodfellows.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Results from Friday night at the Shawville Tournament

Game 1: Shawville Tubman Autobody Twins 11 Micksburg Twins 4
WP: Lenny Burger
LP: Matt McIntyre, relief Adam Rueckwald

Game 2: Shawvilly Hursty's Bar & Grill As 2 Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric 0
WP: Trevor Lahey
LP: Matt McKay

Game 3 - Saturday 11 am - Shawville Tubman Autobody Twins vs Goodfellows
Game 4 - Saturday 12:30 pm - Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric vs Micksburg Twins
Game 5 - Saturday 4 pm - Winner Game 3 vs Shawville Hursty's Bar & Grill

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Softball Canada survey


Softball Canada’s members are invited to complete the 2017 Member Satisfaction Survey. This survey is designed to provide feedback on your experience of softball in Canada.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and in return, members will be entered into a draw to win newly branded Softball Canada prizes!

Softball Canada is seeking feedback in key areas that will help us measure our member satisfaction levels and provide us with insight into possible future programs/initiatives.

The survey will close on October 13th, 2017 and we encourage you to take this opportunity to have your say about the game you love!

Your input is highly valued, thank you.


Survey available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SoftballCanadaSurveyEN

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Shawville Tournament starts tonight

Shawville men's fastpitch tournament starts tonight, in conjunction with a slopitch event, at the Shawville, QC RA Centre.

G1 Friday 6 pm Shawville 1 vs Micksburg
G2 Friday 7:30 pm Shawville 2 vs Fitzroy

G3 Saturday 11 am Winner Game 1 vs Goodfellows
G4 Saturday 12:30 pm Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2
G5 Saturday 4 pm Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 2
G6 Saturday 5:30 pm  Loser Game 3 vs Winner Game 4

G7 Sunday Noon Loser Game 5 vs Winner Game 6
G8 Sunday 3 pm Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 5

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Murphy's Plumbings wins "B" playoffs in Fitzroy league

Murphy's Plumbing were the Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League "B" side champs this week, defeating Clean Cut Construction. The "B" side is contested by the first four teams eliminated from the Harbour Ball playoffs.

Murphy's were led by veteran pitcher (59 and holding) Jim Ryan and Harbour Ball Commish Brendan Coker. Clean Cut's pitchers were Andrew Jahn and Johnny Coe.

That wraps up Harbour Ball for 2017, another successful season, composed of 8 teams with players ranging from teenagers to 60.

The Murphy's Plumbing team enjoying a well-earned post-game refreshment in the Fitzroy Hall.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Glen Cairn playoffs update


from Eric Colvin
Both Semi-final series in the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League playoffs will go to a do or die game three next Monday, September 25th @ AY Jackson diamonds in Glen Cairn (Kanata).

Kars Juniors Aces versus East Side Mario’s will play the 6:30 pm game while defending champions, Laurysen Kitchens square off against Upper Canada Elevators at 8:30 pm.

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Blackburn League playoff update


from Nick Bowman
The Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoffs continue on Thursday at 7 pm at the Blackburn arena diamond. The first game of the night features the number 2 ranked Goodfellows against the number 7 Guzzlers. Goodfellows had a great defensive regular season, giving up 85 runs in 20 games. Two left handed pitchers, Will Lowe and Shannon Borho, toe the rubber for Goodfellows which features arguably the best defensive infield with Brendan Clark at 2nd, Scott Adams at shortstop and Jordan Adams at 3rd. Those 3 players also play key offensive roles. Look for Jeff Barber to get the start for the Guzzlers who will spearhead the offense and defense. Kevin Shonfield and mid-season pickup Jonady Nunez will also need to play key offensive roles to upset Goodfellows.

The second game features the number 4 ranked Bandits against number 5 Gloucester Heating. Perennial innings pitched leader Pierre Lalonde will likely be on the mound with son Max Lalonde behind the plate. Phil Bedard and Max Lalonde each hit 4 homeruns for the Bandits. Derick Bulley and Derek Bergeron have shared most of the pitching duties. Bulley and Paul Toonders both hit 6 homeruns for the Heat and will look to continue their regular season success. Both these teams have strong offensive lineups so pitching and defense will be key to determine the winner of this match.

Game 1: The Knights came from behind to beat the Rogues 6 to 3. Ryan Chatten picked up the win and Matt Cox went the distance and picked up the loss. Derek Martin and Jefferson Roman hit homeruns for the Knights and Rogues.

Game 2: The Blue Jays beat the Braves 6 to 4. Andy Barber went the distance and picked up the win and Nick Bowman had the loss. Tyler Borris hit a homerun for the Jays and Jeremy Regan hit one for the Braves.

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Ottawa Valley As beat Kars Aces 6-5, advance to semifinal

The Ottawa Valley As advanced to the Greater Ottawa Fastball League Final Four semifinal game with a 6-5 win over the Kars Aces on Wednesday night in Manotick. The Aces were eliminated from the playoffs with the loss.

The As will play West Carleton Electric next week on a night to be determined in Fitzroy Harbour. The winner of that game will play Micksburg Twins in the final.

Adam Rueckwald had the complete game win for Valley, while Cory Alkerton took the loss with relief from Brad Porter.

Kars got on the board in the bottom of the first. Brad Pender doubled, took third on a passed ball and scored on Nick Ellis' sacrifice fly.

In top of the second, the Valley As took a 2-1 lead. Clayton Vance was hit by a pitch and Kyle Couvieau singled to put two on. Vance stole third and the throw went into left field to allow him to score. Dave Baird's ground out allowed Couvieau to score from third.

Ben Wade led off the third for the As with a walk. A sac bunt by Steve Frost was then thrown into right field, allowing Wade to score. Ryley Burns reached on a walk and both Frost and Burns scored when what looked like a sacrifice fly by Vance dropped in. Vance then plated on a wild pitch to make the score 6-1 for Valley after two and a half innings. Porter then relieved start Alkerton and got out of the inning.

The Aces had a chance for multiple runs in the fifth but the As only allowed one. Porter led off with a single, followed by a single by Pender. An infield single by Ellis loaded the bases with none out. After a strikeout, Porter scored on ground out to first by Kurtis Summers. Another strikeout ended it and the score was 6-2 for Valley after five.

The sixth saw Kars score three to make it a one run game. Cory Morrison started things with a single, followed by a single by Milne. A hot grounder by Danny Powers got by first to score Morrison. Then Porter singled, scoring Milne with none yet out. After a pop up, Ellis hit a single that scored Powers, but Porter got thrown out at third on a close play. A strikeout ended the rally.

In the top of the seventh, a big catch in right field with one out by Morrison saved a baserunner and a subsequent single by Couvieau might have cashed a run, but Porter got out of the inning keeping the score at 6-5.

The bottom of the seventh saw the first batter go out on a pop up. Then.....the lights went out, even thought it was only 10 o'clock. After a 13 minute delay, play resumed. The subsequent batter struck out, but Morrison hit an infield single to keep the game alive. When the next batter lined out to short, the Valley As had completed the upset win and advanced to the GOFL semifinal.

Valley
Adam Rueckwald WIN 7IP 5R 5ER 9H 2BB


Ben Wade  1-3, BB, R
Steve Frost 1-2, BB, R
Clayton Vance HBP, 2R, RBI,
Kyle Couvieau 3-3, R, HBP
Dave Baird RBI
Ryley Burns BB, R
Gavin Boyd 1-2, BB

Kars
Cory Alkerton LOSS 2IP 6R 1ER 3H 2BB 3HBP
Brad Porter 5IP 0R 3H 1BB

Brad Pender 2-4, 2B, R
Nick Ellis 2-3, 2RBI
Cory Morrison 3-4, R
Chad Milne 2-3, BB, R
Brad Porter 2-2, R, RBI
Kurtis Summers RBI, R




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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

GOFL Final Four playoff update

The Final Four teams in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoffs are now set. The teams will play in a double elimination format.

**UPDATE: Micksburg advances to the final for the fifth year in a row. Their opponent will be determined in a game between West Carleton Electric and the winnner of the Kars Aces / Ottawa Valley As game on Wednesday. **

Game 1: Tuesday September 12 in Fitzroy Harbour, 8 pm
West Carleton Electric 6 Ottawa Valley As 3

Game 2: Thursday September 14 in Micksburg, 8 pm
Micksburg Twins 6 Kars Aces 2

Game 3: Monday September 18 in Fitzroy Harbour, 8 pm
Micksburg Twins 3 West Carleton Electric 0

Game 4: Wednesday September 20 in Manotick, 8 pm
Ottawa Valley As 6 Kars Aces 5 (Kars eliminated)

Game 5: Wednesday September 27 in Fitzroy Harbour, 8 pm
Ottawa Valley As vs West Carleton Electric

FINAL: Date / Time / Location TBD
Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 5

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First round playoff results best of three)

Micksburg (2nd) vs. I4C (7th) - Micksburg wins series 2 games to 0
Game 1: Tuesday September 5 in Micksburg at 8 pm - Micksburg wins 3-0
Game 2: Monday September 11 in Manotick at 8 pm - Micksburg wins 8-0

Kars (3rd) vs. Stittsville (6th) - Kars wins series 2 games to 0
Game 1: Wednesday August 30 in Manotick, 8 pm - Kars wins 3-1
Game 2: Wednesday September 6 in Stittsville, 9 pm - Kars wins 12-4

Quyon (4th) vs. Valley (5th) - Valley wins series 2 games to 1
Game 1: Thursday August 31 in Quyon, 8 pm - Valley wins 4-2
Game 2: Wednesday September 6 in Carp, 8 pm - Quyon wins 8-0
Game 3: Thursday September 7 in Quyon, 7:30 pm - Valley wins 5-4 (8 innings)

West Carleton (1st) - bye to Final Four

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Blackburn playoff update

from Nick Bowman

The Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoffs, in its 35th season, get underway tonight at 7:00 pm at the Blackburn arena. The BMFL uses a double elimination format for its playoffs. 

Game 1 will feature the number 1 ranked Knights against the Rogues. The Knights will look to continue their strong regular season performance, leading the league in runs for and the least amount of runs against. Offensively, Chris MacFarlane, Nate Blackburn and Derek Martin will hope to continue using the long-ball to drive in runs. BMFL wins leaders, Jamie Blakely, will likely get the call to the mound. Rogues will need stellar pitching from expected starter Matt Cox, who finished second in the league in innings pitched. The Rogues will need a strong defensive game and a team-hitting game to upset the Knights. 

Game 2 will feature the number 3 ranked Bytek Braves against the number 6 ranked Blue Jays. Throughout the season, the Braves relied on a team-game to finish tied for 2nd place. Nick Bowman and Will Mood will likely share pitching duties. Steve Walman, a veteran of 30 years in the BMFL, is looking to celebrate the milestone with a championship. The Blue Jays are led offensively by Andy Barber, Spencer Rodd, and Matt Ellis. Andy Squared (Barber and Dunn) have shared pitching duties throughout the year. Come out tonight at 9 pm to find out who the General Manager will send out to toe the rubber for the Jays.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Micksburg wins 3-0 over West Carleton

The Micksburg Twins won the Greater Ottawa Fastball League Final Four playoff game on Monday night in Fitzroy Harbour by a score of 3-0 over West Carleton Electric.

Corey Costello had the complete game win, allowing only three hits and striking out thirteen. Andy Barber threw well in taking the loss for WC.

The Twins scored one in first. Matt McIntrye led of with a double off the fence, just missing his first career home run. Jamey Mick's hard come backer to the pitcher looked like McIntyre might be thrown out at third, but he slid under the tag and Mick reached on the fielder's choice. A walk to Joran Graham loaded the bases with none out. Corey Costello then hit a sacrifice fly to right centre that scored McIntyre. Barber got out of the jam with a strike out and a pop up.

The game remained at 1-0 until the fifth. Mick started things with a single and pinch runner Andrew McIntyre stole second. Graham then walked. A misplayed ground from Corey Costello loaded the bases. A walk to Chad Costello scored Andy Mac. After a fielder's choice erased a runner at the plate, followed by a fly out to centre, another walk, this time to Connor Moss scored another run.

Micksburg
Corey Costello WIN 7IP 0R 3H 13K 0BB

Matt McIntyre 1-4, 2B, R
Jamey Mick 1-4
Joran Graham 2BB
Corey Costello 1-3, Sac Fly RBI, R
Chad Costello 3BB, RBI
Quinton Rook 2-3
Connor Moss 1-1, BB, Sac Bunt, SB, RBI

Fitzroy
Andy Barber LOSS 7IP 3R 1ER 6H 10K 5BB

Jeff Barber 1-3, 2B
Jeff Cavanagh 1-3
Alex Boucaud 1-3, SB

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uOttawa hosting Canadians, seeking volunteers


The uOttawa women's fastpitch softball team is hosting the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association Championships on October 6 - 8 at the Ottawa R.A. Centre diamonds and they are looking for volunteers for the following jobs.

1) Game Controller
2) Scorekeeper
3) Tournament Convenor

If you are available, please contact Steph Bouchey stephbouchey@gmail.com.


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Twins win Shawville League

The Twins won the Shawville League playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Royals on Friday night in front of a good crowd.

Matt Greer was the winning pitcher while veteran lefty Lenny Burger threw well but took the loss.

Darron Bruce went 2 for 3 for the Twins, driving in both runs. Dave Hobbs went 2 for 2 with a walk and James O'Brien was 1 for 3 with an RBI for the Royals.

The Shawville League is a four team recreation men's fastpitch league that plays at the Shawville, QC RA diamond.


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Friday, September 15, 2017

Shawville Tournament schedule announced

Shawville is hosting a men's fastpitch tournament for the first time in many years on the weekend of September 22 - 24. There are five teams competing in a double knockout event which is being held at the Shawville RA Centre in conjunction with a slopitch tournament.

G1 Friday 6 pm Shawville 1 vs Micksburg
G2 Friday 7:30 pm Shawville 2 vs Fitzroy

G3 Saturday 11 am Winner Game 1 vs Goodfellows
G4 Saturday 12:30 pm Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2
G5 Saturday 4 pm Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 2
G6 Saturday 5:30 pm  Loser Game 3 vs Winner Game 4

G7 Sunday Noon Loser Game 5 vs Winner Game 6
G8 Sunday 3 pm Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 5

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

BMFL playoffs start Tuesday

The eight team Blackburn Men's Fastball League start their playoffs on Tuesday night. They will be using a true double knockout format to declare a champion. The bracket is online here.

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Four teams remaining in the Glen

There are four teams remaining in the playoffs for the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League. The Glen had nine teams this season.

Playoff results so far in the Glen:
Ottawa Home Services defeats Kanata Sports Club in "play in game"
Laurysen Kitchens defeats Don Cherry's 2 games to 0
East Side Mario's defeats Ottawa Home Services 2 games to 0
Kars Aces Juniors defeats Ken Leslie State Farm 2 games to 1
Upper Canada Elevators defeats Broker4Tickets 2 games to 0

Next round sees Laurysen Kitches vs Upper Canada Elevators and Kars Aces Jrs vs East Side Mario's in best of three series, starting Monday.

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NAPA Shockers win the Ashton League

The NAPA Shockers won the Ashton Men's Fastball League finals with a 7-6 win in nine innings over the Lee Plumbing Rockets. Steve Cavanagh and Chris Parrish combined for the pitching win for the Shockers, who have won the league title three of the last four years. The Ashton league has four teams.

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Micksburg beats Kars 6-2

Twitter reports from Jamie Bramburger

The Micksburg Twins won their Greater Ottawa Fastball League Final Four playoff game at home on Thursday night, defeating the Kars Aces 6-2.

Joran Graham had the start for the Twins, but stopped pitching in the first after a being shaken up on a play. He stayed in the game however and hit a two run homer. Corey Costello finished the game and earned the win for the Twins. Brad Porter threw well for Kars in taking the loss. Jamey Mick was 3-3 for Micksburg.

Micksburg will face West Carleton Electric in Fitzroy Harbour in the winner vs winner game on Monday September 18 at 8 pm. The Aces will host the Ottawa Valley As in Manotick on Wednesday September 20 at 8 pm with the loser of that being eliminated.

More to follow


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GOFL annual history lesson


As per the annual tradition, it is time for blog readers' annual history lesson on the GOFL.

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League and its predecessor, the Kemptville Men's Fastball League have been around since 2000.

Here are the past winners/finalists, as well as the league teams.

Past winners / finalists
2000 Dolco defeated Macton (3-0)
2001 Macton defeated D.T.I. (3-1)
2002 Lomor defeated Macton (3-0)
2003 Team Easton defeated Macton (1 game final, 8 innings)
2004 Team Easton defeated West Carleton Electric (3-1)
2005 Team Easton defeated Stittsville (3-1)
2006 Team Easton defeated Stittsville (3-1)
2007 Team Easton defeated West Carleton Electric (3-0)
2008 Stittsville defeated Team Easton (3-1)
2009 Stittsville defeated Quyon (3-2)
2010 Kars defeated Quyon (2-0, series shortened to best of three)
2011 Kars defeated Quyon (Final Weekend Showdown tournament format)
2012 Kars defeated Quyon (FWS tournament format)
2013 Micksburg defeated Kars (FWS tournament format)
2014 I4C Victory defeated Micksburg Twins (FWS tournament format)
2015 I4C Victory defeated Micksburg Twins (2-0, best of three)
2016 Micksburg defeated Kars (Final Four format)

League Composition

2000 - 6 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kemptville D.T.I.
Stittsville 56ers
Kemptville Dolco Printing
Kemptville Thunder Juniors
Kanata Pirates Juniors

2001 - 5 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kemptville D.T.I.
Stittsville 56ers
Kemptville Dolco Printing
Kanata Pirates Juniors

2002 - 4 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kemptville Team Easton (formerly D.T.I.)
Stittsville 56ers
Kemptville Lomor Printers (formerly Dolco Printing)

2003 - 4 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kemptville Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Kemptville Lomor Printers

2004 - 5 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kanata Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric

2005 - 4 teams
Kanata Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric

2006 - 6 teams
Kanata Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz

2007 - 8 teams
Ottawa Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers
Orleans Gators

2008 - 9 teams
Ottawa Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers
Orleans Gators
Greely DNTW Eagles

2009 - 9 teams
Ottawa Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers
Orleans Gators
Greely DNTW Eagles

2010 - 8 teams
Kars Aces (formerly Team Easton)
Stittsville 56ers
Barrhaven Broadway Blues (formerly Lomor Printers)
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers
North Gower Marlboroughs (formerly Greely Eagles)

2011 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Barrhaven Broadway Blues
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Taylor's Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers

2012 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Barrhaven Broadway Blues
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Taylor's Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers

2013 - 8 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Barrhaven Broadway Blues
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Manotick Taylor's Blitz (changed name to Manotick)
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins

2014 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory (home diamond moved to Manotick)
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Kanata Pirates

2015 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Ottawa Valley As

2016 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Ottawa Valley As

2017 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Ottawa Valley As

Franchise History - Current Teams

Kars Aces
Home Diamond: Manotick
Years in League: 18 (2000-17)
Previous Names: D.T.I., Team Easton
Previous Home Diamonds: Kemptville, Stittsville, Kanata, North Gower
Championships: 8 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Finalists: 4 (2001, 2008, 2013, 2016)

Stittsville 56ers
Home Diamond: Stittsville
Years in League: 18 (2000-17)
Championships: 2 (2008, 2009)
Finalists: 2 (2005, 2006)

West Carleton Electric
Home Diamond: Fitzroy Harbour
Years in League: 14 (2004-2017)
Championships: none
Finalists: 2 (2004, 2007)

I4C Victory
Home Diamond: Manotick
Years in League: 12 (2006-2017)
Previous Home Diamonds: Carp
Championships: 2 (2014, 2015)
Finalists: none

Quyon Flyers
Home Diamond: Quyon
Years in League: 11 (2007-2017)
Other Home Diamond Used: Shawville
Previous Names: Quyon Combat Flyers
Previous League: Ottawa R.A. League
Championships: none
Finalists: 4 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Micksburg Twins
Home Diamond: Micksburg
Years in League: 5 (2013-2017)
Previous League: Upper Ottawa Valley Men's Fastball League
Championships: 2 (2013, 2016)
Finalists: 2 (2014, 2015)

OttawaValley As
Home Diamond: Carp
Years in League: 3 (2015-2017)
Other Home Diamond Used: McNab, Pakenham
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Franchise History - Defunct Teams

Kanata Pirates
Home Diamond: Carp
Years in League: 1 (2014)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Manotick Taylor's Blitz
Home Diamond: Manotick
Years in League: 8 (2006-2013)
Previous Names: Ottawa Blitz, Ottawa Taylor's Blitz
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Barrhaven Broadway Blues
Home Diamond: Manotick
Years in League: 14 (2000-2013)
Previous Names: Lomor Printers, Dolco Printing
Previous Home Diamond: Kemptville
Championships: 2 (2000, 2002)
Finalists: none

North Gower Marlboroughs
Home Diamond: North Gower
Years in League: 3 (2008-2010)
Previous Names: Greely DNTW Eagles
Previous Home Diamond: Greely
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Orleans Gators
Home Diamond: Orleans
Years in League: 3 (2007-2009)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Macton Muckdogs
Home Diamond: Kemptville
Years in League: 5 (2000-2004)
Championships: 1 (2001)
Finalists: 3 (2000, 2002, 2003)

Kanata Pirates Juniors
Home Diamond: Kemptville
Years in League: 2 (2000-2001)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Kemptville Thunder Juniors
Home Diamond: Kemptville
Years in League: 1 (2000)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

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Shawville League final playoff game on Friday

Shawville Men's Fastpitch League playoff final is this Friday at 8:30 p.m. in Shawville, PQ with the Royals playing the Twins.

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Softball Ontario Seeks Members for its Coaches Committee


Softball Ontario's Coaching Committee is pleased to announce three (3) openings on the Coaching Committee.

 
Softball Ontario's Coaches program mandate is to create and implement coaching development programs that improve and enhances the quality of Softball Coaching in Ontario.  Our Coaches program offers the following services:
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) - Community Sport Stream and the Competitive Sport Stream contexts
  • Workshops- Beyond the NCCP - interactive clinics for Coaches
  • Coaches Conferences/Symposiums- host and provide coach education opportunities for softball coaches
  • Coach Resources/Materials- designed specifically for softball coaches
Successful candidates will take a leadership role in the development of the Coaching Program in Ontario and will assist the Coaching Committee Chairman in setting program goals and objectives, representing the Coaching Program and working to provide coach education in the Province of Ontario.

Coaching Committee members will be expected to attend all committee meetings (approximately two (2) per year) as well as facilitate two (2) National Coaching Certification Program clinics. Ideally, a Coaching Committee Member will have experience coaching softball in addition to the following qualifications and responsibilities:
 
Qualifications:
  • Good communication and administrative skills
  • A willingness to do tasks as assigned by Softball Ontario Coaches Chairman
  • A keen interest in Coach Development
  • Coaching experience is an asset
  • A good understanding of the National Coaching Certification Program
  • Must be Certified in  Competition-Introduction, Softball
  • Must sign Softball Ontario’s Confidentially Agreement
  • Must complete Softball Ontario’s Volunteer Application
 Responsibilities:
  • Attend all Coaching Committee Meetings
  • Receive and review all materials/meeting minutes distributed by Softball Ontario
  • Do tasks assigned by the Coaches Committee and/or Chair
  • Help promote the Softball Ontario Coaches Program
  • Instruct/Facilitate Coaches Clinic(s)
  • Submit articles for Coaches Clipboard
  • Be a mentor to another softball coach if requested
Click here for a copy of the Softball Ontario Coaches Committee Member Job Description

How to Apply

All interested candidates are asked to apply in writing, expressing your interest in a cover letter along with a detailed resume outlining your softball and coaching background and qualifications for this position. Applications should be received by the Softball Ontario office no later than at Friday, September 29, 2017, 4:30 pm.  If you have applied in the past for a position or held a position on the Coaching Committee, Softball Ontario asks that you re-submit your resume/letter of intent.

Email your resume to Steph Sutton, Technical Program Coordinator atssutton@softballontario.ca for consideration.

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