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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Monday, February 26, 2007

Shake up at the ISC, Bob McGowan steps down

From Al's page, Bob McGowan is stepping down and Blair Setford is taking over the reins of ISC II. Clink on the title above for the details.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Erie, Pennsylvannia Tournament

Just in case any teams are interested in making the trip down to Erie, PA on the last weekend in May.

From Bill Hillhouse (houseofpitchingyahoo.com)

I'm writing to you guys in hopes you have interest in coming to the Erie PA tournament May 25-27. It will be an ISC and ISC II qualifier, which provides an alternative way for Ontario teams to qualify. (Note: with the new ISC and ISC II qualifying system, teams can get a berth at the Tournament of Champions through designated invitational tourneys, even those not in their area.)

Contact Bill Hillhouse if interested. Top 2 teams pay ($1000 and $500) . Winner of the ISC II berth will get $500 also. Format to be determined.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Blackburn League news for 2007

Looks like the Blackburn league will officially be going with 8 teams this season, with the addition of the Rogues. The Orleans Midgets had made inquiries, but eventually decided to join the Ottawa RA League.

Also sounds like the Blackburn Bombers will not be trying to host a tourney this season. In 2006 they unfortunately had to cancel it, but in past years, it was a well run tourney and was the inaugral ISC II eastern Ontario qualifier in 2005.

Friday, February 09, 2007

RA League a go for 2007, adds Women's Fastball


February 9, 2007
Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Valley Raiders Owner Shawn Moher and General Manger Roy Black are pleased to announce that the RA Centre will once again offer men’s fastball in 2007. This “open” league is now called the “RA Men's Fastball League,” abandoning the former “Grey Division” moniker.

At Wednesday night’s coaches meeting, RA Centre officials confirmed that a men’s fastball league will proceed with at least four teams: CBU Publishing, Orleans Midget Rebels, Ottawa Valley Raiders, and Team Six. Matt Greer and the Shawville Snappers are also thought to be interested in joining the League. However, they were not in attendance on Wednesday night.

The four team league will play 12 regular season games on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The playoffs will consist of two rounds of best-of-five games. Gold, silver and bronze awards will be presented to the first, second and third-place teams, respectively.

There will also be a Women's Fastball League at the RA this year. The six team league will play most games at the RA Centre, and some games at other sites to promote their comeback.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Saint-Léonard-d’Aston Express Fastpitch Tournament

Saint-Léonard-d’Aston Express Fastpitch Tournament
June 29-30, July 1, 2007

Saint-Léonard-d’Aston Express will be holding a fastpitch tournament at the municipal ball field of Saint-Léonard-d’Aston on June 29-30, July 1 ,2007. This tournament is intended for junior and senior fastpitch teams, which will be playing in a single class.

A purse of $1200 will be distributed between the two finalists. The entry fee is $300 per team.

To get to Saint-Léonard-d’Aston, take Exit 200 on Highway 20.


Michel Leclair
60, rue Caya
Saint-Léonard-d’Aston, QC J0C 1M0
(819) 399-3063

Jean-Yves Doucet
17, rue Caya
Saint-Léonard-d’Aston, QC J0C 1M0
(819) 399-2932


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Some umpire news on Al Doran's site

For those with an interest in the new Umpires' Association for the province, check out the announcement on Al's page by clicking on the title above.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Millgrove Tournament announcement

The Waterdown Hammer Men's Fastball Team would like to invite all intermediate caliber teams to the Millgrove Early Bird Tournament.

Date : May 11, 12, 13 / 2007

Location : Millgrove, Ontario

Entry Fee : $ 350

Guaranteed 3 games

16 Team Tournament

No ISC / Senior / Open level pitchers
Pitchers from the ISC II ineligible list not allowed.

A maximum of 2 Senior / ISC / Open level POSITION PLAYERS allowed per team.

Tournament Contact : Dave Benallick
(905) 679-2261
E-mail : benallick@)hhsc.ca