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, July 31, 2008

Congrats to Barton family

Congratulations to Trevor Barton of West Carleton Electric. Trev and his wife Kelly welcomed a new baby boy this week, a brother for Finn.

GOFL standings and playoff picture

The close standings in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League will make for an interesting finish. As of right now only two positions of nine are for sure:

See updated standings at www.GOFL.ca

- Easton is a good bet for first. Only Quyon has a chance to catch them. In order for Quyon to finish first, the Flyers have to beat Easton by two runs or more, and then beat Orleans; then Easton has to lose their game to the Gators. Otherwise, Easton gets the #1 seed.

- Quyon and Stittsville can both finish no lower than third. The 56ers are back by a point, but Stittsville can still slip by Quyon into second depending on next week's games.

- Fitzroy and Carp are stuck where they are. Fitzroy will finish in fourth, and Carp will finish in fifth. The 'Trics will meet I4C in the first round of the playoffs. Fitzroy's season is done, but Carp's game next week has implications for the Blitz.

- Manotick is in sixth and can't get higher. They could conceivably fall to eighth if Orleans and the Blitz crank out some wins next week.

- Greely's season is done. They are in seventh but theoretically could fall as low as ninth if Orleans and the Blitzos run the table next week. However, if the Blitz and Greely stay tied at 11 points, the Blitz get eighth since Greely has more wins.

- Depending on how the Blitz do next week and how Manotick and Orleans fare, they could finish as high as sixth or seventh, stay in eighth or even slip to ninth.

- And finally, Orleans is in in ninth, but could finish as high as sixth if they win all three of their make up games.

So those games in Week 14 mean quite a bit for seedings in the first round of the playoffs.

Just a reminder, the playoffs work as follows:

Series A: Play in game 9th at 8th - one game

1/4 finals (best of three):

Series B: 1st vs. winner of Series A
Series C: 2nd vs. 7th
Series D: 3rd vs. 6th
Series E: 4th vs. 5th (West Carleton Electric vs. I4C Victory)

Semi-finals (best of five):

Series F: Top seed vs. lowest seed remaining
Series G: Two remaining seeds

Finals (best of five)

GOFL Week 14

Well we supposed to get things done in 12 weeks. But a washed out showcase, lots of rainouts, and a need to get the games in since the standings are so tight has resulted in "Week 14" of the regular season:

Wednesday August 6
Easton vs. Orleans (in Manotick) 7pm
Manotick vs. Orleans (in Manotick) 9pm

Thursday August 7
Quyon at Orleans 8:15pm

Stittsville vs. Blitz (in Carp) 7pm
Blitz at Carp 9pm

Still not scheduled: #49 Manotick vs. Stittsville

Blitzos get three points on Wednesday night

The Ottawa Blitz took 3 of a possible 4 points on Wednesday night in Manotick, tying the Quyon Flyers 3-3 and defeating Manotick Printers 1-0. This moves the Blitz into a tie at 7th place with the Greely Eagles. The Eagles have the tie-breaker based on more wins - however the Blitz have two games left to get a point and avoid the sudden death 8th vs. 9th playoff game.

Note - the Blitz were supposed to play the Stittsville 56ers tonight (Thursday) but this game has been deferred until next week. Info to follow.

from Andrew Bruce, our newest correspondent

Game 1 - Quyon 3 vs Blitz 3

Quyon scored 1 run in the top of 3. Matt Greer hit a leadoff triple and was scored by Luke Young on a fielder's choice. The Blitz responded with 1 in the bottom of 3. Jamie Blakely reached base on a fielder's choice and was scored on consecutive singles by Tony Searle and Pierre Lalonde. Joe McCleary scored 1 run in each of the top of 4th and 5th for Quyon, putting them ahead 3-1. Pierre Lalonde and Ron Hrycak each scored for the Blitz in the bottom of the 6th. Darron Barr and Duane Bromley were each credited with RBI singles. The game ended in a 3-3 tie.


Starter - Pierre Lalonde 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 K, 6 Hits
Jamie Blakely 2 IP, 0 R, 4 K, 1 Hit

Darron Barr 3/3 2B, RBI
Pierre Lalonde 2/3 1 R, RBI
Duane Bromley 1/3 RBI
Tony Searle 1/4

Matt Greer 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 K, 7 Hits

Joe McCleary 2/3 3B, 2 R
Matt Greer 1/2 3B, 1 R, BB
Nick Armitage 1/3 RBI
Jordan Kearns 1/3 RBI
Ben Younge 1/2 HBP
Shawn Laframboise 1/4

Game 2 - Blitz 1 Manotick 0

Jamie Blakely had the win while Trevor Lahey took the loss. The Blitz scored an unearned run in the sixth to seal the victory.

More details to follow

Thanks from Orleans Jr. Ladies

from Scott Searle

The Orleans Jr Ladies Rebels would like to send a big thank you to the greater Ottawa softball community for its tremendous support over the past few weeks.

We hosted an event at Boston Pizza and a Dedication Game against the Kanata Pirates Midget team last night and raised over $300 from community donations.

The athletes have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity from the community as they have been preparing for the National Championships.

Thanks to everyone for their support and donations.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Heritage Day" in Chapeau, QC

Looking forward to this Sunday's event in Chapeau. Should be a great time. Here is some information on the day.

From Len Burger

Heritage Day

The Municipality of Allumette Island will be celebrating its heritage in Chapeau Quebec on August 3, 2008. Food and refreshments are available all day. Several different events will take place throughout the day including and antique car show, many tours of the Island, music by local entertainers, lumberjack show , children’s games, 3-pitch family games and of course the main event a fastball game between Quyon COMBAT Flyers and West Carleton Electric at 3:00 p.m. This event will take place at Harrington Hall, Chapeau Arena and the Chapeau Ball Field.

If you want more information of this event, please refer to http://www.isle-aux-allumettes.com/Heritage_Day_English.htm

The best way to get to the ball field is to take HWY-17 and turn right onto CR-40 Greenwood Rd (located on the top of Meath Hill just before Pembroke). Follow this road until you reach the Quebec turn off (just before the Esso and Ultramart gas stations) Turn right on HWY-148 and cross the Ottawa River and continue approximately 3 or 4 kms and turn left on Chemin de Pembroke. Stay on this road until you reach Chapeau where you will see the ball field on the right.

Make up changes

Due to player shortages, Manotick will not be able to field a team on Thursday July 31 vs. Stittsville for their previously scheduled make up game.

Other make ups have been scheduled for Week 14 as follows:

Tue Aug 5 8pm Easton at Quyon

Wed Aug 6 7pm Manotick vs. Orleans (in Manotick)
Wed Aug 6 9pm Easton vs. Orleans (in Manotick)

Thur Aug 7 8:15pm Quyon at Orleans

Thur Aug 7 8:30pm Blitz at Carp

Easton and Stittsville tie - with details

from Sam Oliver

A tight battle between the 56ers and Team Easton ended in a 4 – 4 tie on Tuesday night in Stittsville. Dan Konkle went the distance for Easton giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits, walking 3, while striking out 13. Darren Featherstone pitched all seven innings for Stittsville, also allowing 4 runs (2 earned), on 3 hits, walking 4, and striking out 6.

Easton opened the scoring in the 4th inning. Cory Morrison hit a chopper towards second for an infield single. Randy Peck then hit a high pop up to short stop. Dan Jessiman made the catch and attempted to double Morrison off at first. The throw was errant and found the Easton dugout and Morrison was awarded third base on the play. With pat O’Connor at the plate, a Featherstone offering in the dirt found its way to the screen allowing Morrison to score from third.

The 56ers scored three in the top of the 6th to take a 3 – 1 lead. John Craig drew a one out walk, and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Dan Jessiman hit a clutch two out single to score Craig. Ryan Bond then hit a liner to right that eluded the diving Morrison allowing Jessiman to score from first, and Bond to reach third standing up. Darren Featherstone then doubled to score Bond. Konkle was able to get the next Stittsville batter to ground out to end the inning.

Easton answered with two runs to tie the game in the bottom half of the 6th. Kevin Chevrier led things off with a grounder to third that was mishandled allowing the speedy Chevrier to reach first. Morrison walked to put runners on first and second with no one out. Featherstone K’ed the next Easton batter bringing Pat O’Connor to the dish. He stroked a Featherstone pitch off the right field wall, missing a home run by a couple of feet. The triple was enough to score both Chevrier and Morrison to tie the game. Featherstone was able to get the next two Easton batters to end the inning.

Stittsville regained the lead in the top of the 7th. Tyler Nystedt reached on error to start things off. Despite striking out the next two 56er batters, Konkle delivered a wild pitch that allowed Nystedt to reach second. It would prove costly as John Craig hit a clutch single to score Nystedt. Craig advanced to second on the throw to the plate, and he ambitiously tried to sneak third as well, but was alertly thrown out to end the inning.

Easton finished the scoring in the bottom of the 7th. Lukas Kamps reached first on a bad throw by the 56er second baseman. Scott Marion singled to put runners on the corners with no outs. The next batter Dave Tubman lined out to short and Marion was caught straying too far from first for the double play. Chevrier then hit a chopper that was fielded cleanly by Featherstone, but his throw hit the speedy base runner allowing him to reach and Kamps to score.

For Easton:
Dan Konkle 7IP, 4R, 3ER, 6H, 3BB, 13K

Cory Morrison 1 for 3, 1B, BB, 2R
Pat O’Connor 1 for 3, 3B, 2RBI
Scott Marion 1 for 3, 1B

For Stittsville
Darren Featherstone 7IP, 4R, 2ER, 3H, 4BB, 6K

Darren Featherstone 3 for 3, (2) 1B, 2B, RBI
Dan Jessiman 1 for 3, 1B, R, RBI
Ryan Bond 1 for 3, 3B, R, RBI
John Craig 1 for 2, 1B, (2) BB, RBI

Greely and Carp split doubleheader on Monday

from info from Eric Rosenquist

After a delay to get the diamonds in shape, the games got underway.

Greely won the first game 5-1. Shannon Borho went the distance for the win, Neil Cooke took the loss for Carp. Greely scored 4 in the bottom of the 4th inning to break the game open, and Carp was unable to get much going offensively off Borho.

In the second game the Carp bats came alive early, scoring 9 runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 15-0 three-inning mercy. Shannon Borho started for Greely and was relieved by Ryan Cox after 2/3 inning. Trevor Wood pitched the shut-out for Carp.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ball Park Radio at ToC

Once again games at the ToC will be broadcast over the Internet on Ball Park Radio. Check here for the complete schedule - note times are Central time zone which is one hour west from Eastern.

Team Easton will be live over the Internet on Monday August 11 at 5:30 our time, versus Sacramento, California.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

GOFL make up games - UPDATED AGAIN

Assuming the Showcase doesn't have any weather issues on Saturday, here is a list of games to be made up, updated on Sunday night.

These games scheduled below may be altered to accommodate making up some of the other games to make up - but these are what I have so far. Team reps please let me know if the games change.

#50 Carp at Greely - Monday July 28 7pm
#41 Greely vs Carp (in Greely) - Monday July 28 9pm

#32 Stittsville at Easton (in Stittsville) - Tuesday July 29 8:30pm

#16 Quyon at Blitz - Wednesday July 30 7pm
#88 Blitz at Manotick - Wednesday July 30 9pm **had the times wrong on these ones in the original post

#5 Stittsville vs Blitz (in Stittsville) - Thursday July 31 7pm
#49 Manotick at Stittsville - Thursday July 31 9pm

Other games to make up

#35 Easton at Orleans
#55 Manotick at Orleans
#30 Blitz at Carp
#57 Easton at Quyon
#90 Quyon at Orleans

OASA Intermediate Eliminations

There are 8 teams competing at the OASA Intermediate Eliminations on the long weekend in August in Cobourg. Ottawa Team Easton is in a division with Alvinston Indians, Colborne Merchants and Jarvis Rock. The other division consists of Cobourg Force, Elmira Cubs, Stouffville Mennos and Wellington County Canucks.

The Seniors elims have only Jarvis and St. Thomas competing.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

GOFL Showcase results

Results from the Greater Ottawa Fastball League showcase in Metcalfe today. These are the results as I recall - please let me know if I get anything wrong or missed anything - as I know you will.

Ottawa Team Easton 8 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 4
WP: Dan Konkle
LP: Bud Hanlon with relief from Steve Cavanagh
HR: Randy Peck (Easton)

Quyon COMBAT Flyers 5 Greely Eagles 4
WP: Matt Greer
LP: Ryan Cox
HR: Shawn Laframboise (Quyon)

Manotick Printers 5 Greely Eagles 2
WP: Trevor Lahey
LP: Ryan Cox
HR: Don Cox, Michael Vandenberg (Manotick). Jason Smith also had a triple for Manotick.

Ottawa Blitz 8 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 8
P: Jamie Blakely with relief from Derick Bulley
P: Brad Porter with relief from Steve Cavanagh
HR: Chris Carroll (Blitz) - Grand Slam

Quyon COMBAT Flyers 7 Manotick Printers 4
WP: Matt Greer
LP: Tony Riches with relief from Lyle Schell
HR: Steve Walman (Manotick)
HR: Shawn Laframboise, Steve McCord (Quyon)

Some comments/news:

- Weather was a bit iffy, but we got all five games in. There was a delay for lightning/rain during the 10am games but it was only about 20 minutes or so.

- The umpires took the opportunity to work on their mechanics with the three umpire system in a couple games. Congratulations to Paul Colotelo on getting an assignment to officiate at the Canadian Midget Nationals in Brantford, ON in August.

- GREAT job on the kids' clinic by the Eagles, especially by Tyler Cox. Nice to see so many GOFL players out to help with the event and over 20 kids that showed up seemed to love it. An excellent idea and one that more teams (including my own) should copy.

- Matt Greer of Quyon will be playing the Quebec representative at the Junior Nationals in Owen Sound. Congrats to Cooney and I'm sure all GOFL players wish him luck in his third crack at the Junior "natties".

- The GOFL standings are tight in several areas. While Easton looks pretty comfortable in first, both Quyon and Stittsville have a shot at finishing #1, and both have games to play against Easton. Fitzroy can finish no higher that fourth, but could potentially fall to fifth if Carp runs the table to finish the season. Manotick can finish no higher than sixth but could fall further down in the standings depending on how the make up games shake out. Looks like Greely, the Blitzos and Orleans will be battling for seventh to avoid the "one game loser leaves town" showdown between the eighth and ninth place teams.

- Once I have news on when the make up games will be played I will post here. Cross your fingers for good weather.

- Fitzroy is the only team that has completed their season. Given the likely two week make up schedule, followed by the ISC ToC week, that could be three weeks off for the 'Trics. However, they will fill the gap somewhat with an exhibition game on Sunday August 3 up in Chapeau against the Quyon Flyers as part of the summer festival up there. Lenny Burger has invited both teams up and it should be a great time. More info on that later.

Special bonus feature:

- So I do a quick Google search on "Chapeau Quebec". It comes up with a YouTube video - for those of you that have been on a Pontiac road tour to "Fred's" in Chapeau, you will appreciate this. I've had a steak there...anyone else? ("Try the steak!").

Friday, July 25, 2008

Quyon / Orleans game rained out

The Quyon and Orleans game scheduled for Thursday night was postponed due to the rain and field conditions.

WC Electric and I4C Victory split doubleheader UPDATED

West Carleton Electric and I4C Victory split a doubleheader in Carp on Thursday night.

Game 1 WC Electric 3 I4C Victory 1

WC Electric took the first game 3-1, with Brad Porter scatting two hits over seven innings and getting the win in relief of Bud Hanlon who left the game hurt after the first batter. Trevor Wood took the loss.

Mike Money had a solo homer to score Carp's only run in the top of the first.

Fitzroy scored two in the third. Adam Brown led off with a single. Jon Daley then had an infield single. When I4C let up on the play, Brown took third which was uncovered and Daley took second to put two in scoring position with none out. Steve Johnson then hit a grounder and Brown scored, with Johnson reaching on a fielder's choice and getting the RBI. When Michael Cavanagh hit a fly ball to right, Matt McNish made a good catch and douled Johnson off first base. However, Daley tagged up and scored.

The last run of the game came in the top of the seventh. Jason Cope led off with a single, and Adam Brown bunted him to second. Jon Daley hit an RBI single to score Cope and put the game at 3-1.

Carp had their only chance with two baserunners in an inning in the bottom of the seventh. Shawn Simzer singled to lead off. When Trevor Wood hit a comebacker to Porter, he tried to get Simzer at second, but he was safe, putting two on with none out. Porter close the door however, with a strike out, ground ball and strike out to preserve the win in relief - LONG relief.

Fitzroy pitching
Bud Hanlon - 1 batter - 1R 1H (ERA: Infinity)
Brad Porter - win - 7IP 0R 2H 14K 1BB

Carp pitching
Trevor Wood - 7IP 3R 3ER 8H 1K 1BB 1HBP

Fitzroy batting
Jon Daley 2-4, RBI, R
Steve Johnson 1-3, RBI, HBP
Mike Cavanagh 1-3, RBI, sac fly
Troy Wilson 1-3
Jason Armstrong 1-3
Jason Cope 1-2, BB, R
Adam Brown 1-2, R

Carp batting
Mike Money 1-3 HR
Matt McNish 1-3
Shawn Simzer 1-3

Game 2: I4C Victory 4 WC Electric 3

Victory took game two by a score of 4-3, with Neil Cooke getting the win and Porter taking the loss. Tim Power had two homers in this one for Carp, while Jason Cope had a solo shot for Fitzroy.

Fitzroy threatened in the first. Jon Daley led off with a double and moved to third on a wild pitch. Steve Johnson walked then stole second. Mike Cavanagh hit a shallow fly to right, and with the speedy Daley on third, WC elected to send him on the tag. However Matt McNish's throw to home was accurate, getting the double play.

Carp got a run in the top of the second when Tim Power hit a solo shot.

Fitzro got on the board to tie things in the fourth. Mike Cavanagh singled and scored all the way from first on a hit and run on a Shawn Rebertz double to left centre.

Carp regained the lead in the top of five. Brooks Paziuk singled and Eric Rosenquist entered the game to pinch run. Neil Cooke hit a blooper to right. When the right fielder (i.e. me) bobbled the ball, Rosequist took third. This error proved costly as Mike Money then hit a sac fly to left to score Rosenquist.

WC Electric again tied things in the bottom of five on a Jason Cope solo HR, this third of the season.

I4C put two on the board in the top of the sixth when Shawn Simzer singled. The next at bat was a classic as Matt McNish and Brad Porter battled with Porter coming out on top with the K. However, the 'Trics might have been guilty of breathing too big a sigh of relief at getting McNish when Tim Power hit his second homer of the game to put I4C up 4-2.

Fitzroy answered with a single run in the sixth as Cavanagh and Rebertz once again teamed up. Mike Cavanagh singled, stole second and was brought in on a Rebertz hit.

With Fitzroy trying to score the tying run in the bottom of the seventh, Jon Daley walked with two out. When Daley took off to steal second, Tim Power threw him out to end the match and seal his award as Panasonic Player of the Game.

Carp pitching
Neil Cooke - win - 7IP 3R 3ER 7H 9K 2BB

Fitzroy pitching
Brad Porter - loss - 7IP 4R 3ER 7H 13K 1BB

Carp hitting
Mike Money 1-3, Sac Fly RBI
Shawn Simzer 1-3
Tim Power 2-3, 2 x HR, 3 RBI
Brooks Paziuk 2-3
Neil Cooke 1-3

Fitzroy hitting
Jon Daley 2-3, 2B, BB
Mike Cavanagh 2-3, 2R
Shawn Rebertz 2-3, 2x2B, 2RBI
Jason Cope 1-3, HR, RBI

Stittsville beats Manotick 6-1 on Weds UPDATED

from Sam Oliver

The Stittsville 56ers defeated the Manotick Lomor Printers by a score of 6-1 on Wednesday night in Manotick. Dan Bradley pitched the complete game win for the 56ers allowing one run on 5 hits, 1BB, with 12Ks. Trevor Lahey took the loss, also going the distance allowing 6 runs on 7 hits, 4BB while striking out 6.

Stittsville jumped out to an early lead on the strength of a Ryan Bond home run which cashed John Craig who had tripled to start the first inning rally. Scott Parsons then hit his 3rd home run in as many nights to give the 56ers a 3 run lead.

Stittsville would add another run to the lead in the 3rd. Scott Herriot drew a lead off walk. With one away and Bond at the dish Herriot swiped 2nd, and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Bond hit a sharp come backer that Lahey couldn’t field cleanly which allowed Herriot to score, however Bond was retired at first.

The Printers got on the board in the 4th thanks to the Medynski brothers. Calvin drew a two out walk to start things and scored when brother Lindsay doubled over the left fielder's head.

The 56ers answered that run in their half of the 4th. Sam Oliver drew a one out walk which was followed by a Darren McCartney single. A Dan Bradley single would load the bases with one out. Oliver would score on a Ben Gigliotti fielder’s choice to the right side, and Lahey escaped further damage by striking out the next 56er batter to end the inning.

The last of the scoring came in the 6th inning. Darren McCartney’s second single of the game started the inning. Bradley then reached on error and Ben Gigliotti walked to load the bases. McCartney would score on a Scott Herriot sac fly, and the Printers once again escaped further damage as Lahey was able to induce an inning ending double play.

For Stittsville:
Ryan Bond 1 for 3, HR, R, 3RBI
Scott Parsons 1 for 2, HR, BB, R, RBI
Darren McCartney 2 for 3, 1B(2), R
John Craig 1 for 4, 3B, R
Darren Featherstone 1 for 3, 1B
Dan Bradley 1 for 3, 1B

For Manotick:
Lindsay Medynski 2 for 3, 1B, 2B, RBI
Joe Allan 1 for 3, 1B
Rich Antunes 1 for 3, 1B
Tony Riches 1 for 3, 1B

The second game of the double dip - Stittsville vs. Blitz got rained out. So...add another one to the make up list.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Orleans Rebels Jr Women news

Boston Pizza and Dedication Day for Orleans Rebels Jr Women
from Scott Searle

The Orleans Rebels junior womenʼs fastball team is in the 2008 Junior Canadian Softball Championships in Prince Edward Island in August! This accomplishment marks only the 3rd time a team from the Ottawa area has qualified for a National Championship. All of our Rebel athletes are either post-secondary students or pursuing careers in their fields now and, as such, are juggling numerous financial pressures to continue to play this sport at such a high level. They have been given the time off work by their respective employers to travel to participate in the event but are still actively seeking sponsorship to help them afford the trip.

On Wednesday July 30th, please join us at Boston Pizza on Innes Road between 4:30 and 7:30 and Boston Pizza has generously offered to donate 10% of the profits of all food and drink to our Rebel athletes.

After Dinner, follow the team down to Pierre Rocque Park and watch them compete in our last game in Ottawa before we head off to Nationals. Each athlete has dedicated this game to a person who has helped them in their athletic career and made a significant impact in helping them achieve their goals. It promises to be a special night and we hope that you can join us!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Team Easton takes both over Blitz on Tuesday night

from Cory Morrison

Game 1: Ottawa Team Easton 8 Ottawa Blitz 1

Dan Konkle started for Easton while the Blitz countered with Derick Bulley. Blitz opened the scoring in the top of the 2nd as Will Mood led off with a homerun over the left field fence. Easton tied the game in their half of the second as Cory Morrison doubled, advanced to 3rd on a passed ball then scored on a Lukas Kamps sac fly. Easton took the lead in the bottom half of the 5th as Chad Milne walked then scored on a Pat O'Connor triple. Randy Peck then singled to score O'Connor and put the home side up 3-1. The Blitz made a pitching change in the 6th and brought in Will Mood. Easton promptly sent 10 batters to the plate and scored 5 runs to invoke the mercy rule. The inning was highlighted by a 2run double off the bat of Chad Milne.

Pat O'connor 3/4 1B 2B 3B 2Rbi 2 runs scored
Chad Milne 1/1 2B 2Rbi 2 runs scored

Will Mood 1/2 HR

Game 2: Ottawa Team Easton 4 Ottawa Blitz 1

Dan Konkle started again for Easton while Jamie Blakely countered for the Blitz. Easton opened the scoring in their half of the second as Cory Morrison walked then Chad Milne homered to put the home side up 2-0. Easton added to their lead in the 3rd as Jeff Seed singled, advanced to second on Randy Peck fielder's choice then scored on a single off the bat of Cory Morrison. The Blitz got one back in the 4th when Will Mood singled and advanced to second on a passed ball. Mood took a big lead off second and the throw down from Randy Peck had him caught in a pickle but Easton ended up throwing the ball away and Mood plated to make the score 3-1. Dan Konkle then homered to lead off Easton's end of the 4th and cap the scoring at 4-1.

Dan Konkle 1/2 HR BB Rbi run scored
Chad Milne 1/3 HR 2Rbi
Cory Morrison 2/2 Rbi run scored

Will Mood 1/3 1B run scored
Duane Bromley 1/3 1B

WC Electric 6 Orleans Gators 3 - WITH DEETS

In the second half of the doubleheader in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday night, the home team West Carleton Electric defeated Orleans 6-3.

Brad Porter had the complete game win for WC Electric while Nick Bowman took the loss.

Joel Langford hit the first pitch of the game for a homer for Orleans. Matt Bowman and Chad Hargove both singled in the inning but were stranded.

WC Electric got a run back in the bottom of the first. A walk to Jon Daley, a single by Trevor Barton and a walk to Michael Cavanagh loaded the bases with none out. Shawn Rebertz hit a sac fly to centre to score Daley, but Bowman struck out the next two batters to keep the game at 1-1.

Orleans scored another run in the third. Jordan Adams led off with a double, was moved on a sac bunt by Derek Barber the brought in on a single by Matt Bowman. Bowman's hit was misplayed and he made it to third, but he was left there.

In their half of the third, Fitzroy scored two to make it 3-2. Trevor Barton singled and took third on two subsequent passed balls. Michael Cavanagh walked to put runners on the corners. When Cavanagh took off for second on a steal, Orleans made the throw, but cut it and caught Barton off third base for the first out. Two more walks to Shawn Rebertz and Beef Johnson loaded the bases. Steve Cavanagh hit a grounder to short but the throw to the plate was errant and both Mike Cavanagh and Rebertz scored. Bowman induced a ground ball 4-3 double play to end the inning.

Orleans tied things at 3 in the fourth. Nick Bowman singled. Then with two out and the hit and run on, Joel Langford lined one to left that was misplayed, scoring Bowman.

WC Electric threatened in the fourth. Troy Wilson reached on an error. Jason Armstrong was then hit by a pitch. Both runners advanced 60 feet on a wild pitch. Then after a strike out, Orleans made their second double play of the night, a 4-3-2 play the saw Wilson get thrown out at the plate.

After giving up seven hits in the first four innings, Porter settled in and only allowed two hits and no runs over the final three innings.

West Carleton scored one in the fifth and two in the sixth to seal the win. In the fifth Shawn Rebertz singled and made it to third on two wild pitches. A long sac fly to deep left centre by Jason Cope scored Rebertz - Derek Barber (corrected) made a tremendous catch for the out on this play.

The two runs in the sixth were scored on a Michael Cavanagh two RBI single that scored Troy Wilson and Jason Armstrong who had reached on a double and a single respectively.

Fitzroy pitching
Brad Porter 7IP, 3R, 2ER, 9H, 12K, 0BB

Orleans pitching
Nick Bowman 6IP, 6R, 5ER, 7H, 6K, 6BB, 1HBP

Fitzroy hitting
Trevor Barton 2-4, SB
Michael Cavanagh 1-2, 2xBB, 2RBI, R
Shawn Rebertz 1-2, sac fly, RBI, BB, 2xR
Steve Cavanagh 0-2, RBI
Jason Cope 0-0, sac fly RBI
Troy Wilson 1-3, 2B, R
Jason Armstrong 2-2, HBP, SB, R

Orleans hitting
Joel Langford 2-4, HR, 2B, RBI, R
Jordan Adams 1-4, 2B, R
Matt Bowman 3-4, RBI
Chad Hargrove 1-3
Nick Bowman 2-3, R

Orleans Gators 18, Stittsville 56ers 17......WOW **

** as per Sam Oliver

35 runs, 6 pitchers, 6 home runs, and 2 hours and 50 minutes to play. The score in the GOFL game on Tuesday was (for real) Orleans 18 Stittsville 17.

It looked like a mercy in the bottom of five when Stittsville was down 15-8...but they came back.

Here are the basics on this one:

Winning Pitcher: Chad Hargrove who came in relief in the sixth. Nick Bowman had the start and Phil Drew also saw some work on the slab for the Gators.

Losing Pitcher: John Craig in his first appearance throwing in the GOFL in two years. Darren Featherstone had the start and Ben Gigliotti (newly acquired by the 56ers) also saw some middle relief.

Home runs were hit by Chad Hargrove and Matt Bowman for the Gators and by Scott Parsons, Sam Oliver, Scott Jessiman and Darren Featherstone for the 56ers.

Stittsville wins both games in DH on Monday

With info from TylerCox.Blogspot.com

Stittsville won both ends of the doubleheader in Greely on Monday night.

In the first game, the 56ers prevailed 4-2. Darren Featherstone had the win and Shannon Borho took the loss. Scott Parsons had a homer for the 56ers.

For the second game, Stittsville was the "home" team, and they won this one as well with Dan Bradley throwing the shutout 5-0 win. Bradley had 15 strikeouts. Ryan Cox took the complete game loss for the Eagles. Darren McCartney had a homerun for the 56ers.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Make up games

In order to get everyone's twenty games in, we have a few more games to schedule. "Week 13" has five games to be made up scheduled already (see www.GOFL.ca for the games listed).

However there are five other GOFL games to squeeze in to complete the schedule. Watch for details as they become available.

Game #16 - Quyon Flyers at Ottawa Blitz
Game #57 - Team Easton at Quyon Flyers
Game #30 - Ottawa Blitz at Carp I4C Victory
Game #35 - Team Easton at Orleans Gators
Game #55 - Manotick Printers at Orleans Gators

GOFL week 12

It's a week of doubleheaders in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League for the 12th week of the season. All doubleheaders are a 7pm start with a game to follow.

Monday night is sees Stittsville visit Greely for these two teams first meeting of the year. This was a "regularly scheduled" doubleheader.

Tuesday night sees the Ottawa Blitz go to Stittsville for a double header against Team Easton - one regular game with a make up game added.

Also on Tuesday night is a double header in Fitzroy Harbour. Stittsville 56ers will face Orleans Gators in game one with Stittsville as the home team - a make up from the Showcase. The second game will see West Carleton Electric host the Gators.

Stittsville plays their fourth and fifth games of the week on Wednesday night in a make up from the first week of the season, as they visit Manotick to play the Printers and the Blitz.

Thursday night will see West Carleton Electric visit Carp to play I4C Victory in the fifth doubleheader of the week, with one regular scheduled game and a second make up from the Showcase (WC home game).

Finally on Thursday, Quyon will travel to Orleans to play the Gators at 8:30 in a regularly scheduled game.

The Showcase is scheduled for Saturday July 26, with games to be played as per the post below, barring any further changes.

GOFL showcase schedule revised - again

This is hopefully the final draft of the showcase schedule for this Saturday July 26 in Metcalfe. As you can see a few teams can't make it, but this is what we have:

10am Quyon vs Greely A
10am Easton vs Fitzroy B
12pm Kid's Clinic A
1pm Greely vs. Manock A
2pm Fitzroy vs Blitz B
3pm Manotick vs. Quyon A

Softball Ontario coaching grants


NORTH YORK, ONTARIO – Softball Ontario is pleased to share information about the General Motors: Making Dreams Possible Community Coaching Grants, which are available to provide funding for softball coaching clinics at the house league level. This opportunity is ideal for local Softball Associations in Ontario who are interested in hosting a Softball Ontario/National Coaching Certification Program “Learn to Coach” and "Keep Coaching" clinic(s). Softball Ontario delivers the National Coaching Certification Program for Softball in the province of Ontario.

A young athlete's involvement in any sport should be a positive and memorable experience. That is why the Making Dreams Possible program is committed to developing coaching excellence at the grassroots level in communities across the country.

The Making Dreams Possible program offers Dealers and Retailers the opportunity to ensure that a club or coaching grant is awarded to a sport organization in their community. We appreciate the Dealerships that have contributed $1,000 towards a grant. GM will match their contribution, ensuring that a full $2,000 grant is awarded to a local applicant in their community.

These additional contributions made by local Dealers and Retailers, combined with GM's ongoing commitment to help fund Canadian athletes, will enable over 100 grants to be delivered on an annual basis. It does not stop there! GM has made a promise that grants will be awarded in each city across Canada in which there is a GM plant location.

In an effort to continually enhance Canada's community sport programs through coach training and developmental activities, 100 grants of $2,000 each will be awarded to local sport organizations for youth aged 5 to 18.

Not-for-profit community sport clubs, associations and/or leagues for youth participating in Olympic or Paralympic sports are eligible to apply for a community-coaching grant. The organizations must also be affiliated with their respective provincial or territorial sport organization or national sport organization. Complete eligibility information is available at www.coach.ca .

The community coaching grants will be awarded twice annually. The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is responsible for the administration of Making Dreams Possible. If your local softball association would benefit from this program, visit the CAC Web site at www.coach.ca and download an application form today. Applications must be received by September 26, 2008.

If you have any questions on applying for the GM: Making Dreams Possible Community Coaching Grant for your Association, contact Stephanie Sutton at ssutton@softballontario.ca or call 416-426-7150.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday night in Quyon cancelled

Unfortunately with the rainy weather tonight, the Friday night fastball in Quyon got cancelled.

Toledo Jets win Peewee Title in Kingston

from Luke Healey

Saturday July 5th was a triumphant day for the Toledo GIM Jets Peewee Rep Boys Fastball Team. The Jets brought home the Kingston Tournament “A” Championship. Undefeated in 4 games, the Jets scored 28 runs while only allowing 9 runs. The Jets displayed that talent, teamwork and intelligence can win a Championship.

In the first game the Jets shut out Frontenac 4-0 and in game 2 the Jets won 10-2 over host Kingston. The Jets then faced Scarborough for game 3. Just two weekends prior, Scarborough defeated the Jets in a game at a Cobourg tournament that prevented them from playing in the A Final. This time the outcome was different when the Jets garnered a 5-2 win to advance to the A Final, where they faced Kitchener. This was a team that the Jets had not competed against yet in all their tournament play, so the Jets did not know how strong of a squad Kitchener had. In the end, the Jets achieved a 9-5 win.

The Jets were tenacious throughout the day, displaying strong defensive play as well as depth in the offensive department, with each player having at least one RBI each. The Jets came to Kingston hoping to win and they did! Congratulations Jets!

The next Peewee games for the GIM Jets, ranked fifth in Ontario, will be a double header against Napanee currently ranked number one. Both games will be played Sunday, July 27th, starting 10:30 AM. at Kitley Park in Toledo.

Top flight women's fastball coming to Arnprior

from the Arnprior Weekender

Top flight women's fastball coming to Arnprior
Exhibition games will decide Nova Scotia roster for 2009 Canada Games

There will be two special fastball games set up with the Kanata Pirates Midget Team and the Nova Scotia Canada Games team on Wednesday July 23 in Arnprior at the ABBA ball diamonds. The games will be at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The team from Nova Scotia is doing a week long trip into Ontario and will be playing some games down in southern Ontario first before heading home.

On their way home they will be stopping in Ottawa to play two games against the Kanata Pirate midget team.

The Nova Scotia team is coached by the head coach of the Canada’s men’s senior team, Mark Smith. He also is a past player for Team Canada as well.

The team is bringing 20 players and will be doing these exhibition games in Ontario to cut their roster down to 15 players that will make up team Nova Scotia for the 2009 Canada Games in PEI.

For more information visit www.karsacesmidget.ca and follow the links.

Carp I4C Victory defeats Orleans Gators 15-3

with info from Eric Rosenquist and Jeff Langford

On Thursday in Orleans, Carp defeated Orleans 15-3 in 5 innings. Neil Cooke went the distance for Carp. Nick Bowman started for Orleans and was relieved by Keenan Haight and Phil Drew, both added to the Gators roster from the Fingal Juniors as these two guys are working this summer in Ottawa.

Kevin McGuire, Tim Power and Kyle Gourgon (2) all hit homers for I4C Victory, while Chad Hargrove had a homer for Orleans.

For more details, see the I4C website.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Gil Read Tourney Photos

Some pictures from the Gil Read tournament on the I4C website.

Friday Night Fastball in Quyon

Friday night fastball in Quyon (July 18) will feature two men's games.

First up is Micksburg Senior Twins and Corey Costello facing the Shawville Snappers in Upper Ottawa Valley Men's Fastball League play at 7pm.

Next game is Team Easton into play the Quyon Flyers. Note that this will no longer be a GOFL league game (that will be rescheduled) but instead will be an exhibition game.

Hop on the boat and go over for some 2 for $5 beers and watch some good ball.

Revised GOFL Showcase Schedule

With the new date of July 26 for the Showcase in Metcalfe, unfortunately some teams are having player issues. So, there will be a reduced schedule as follows:

July 26 at Metcalfe
10am Manotick vs Quyon A
10am Easton vs Orleans B
12pm Kid's Clinic B
12pm Fitzroy vs Blitz A
1pm Manotick vs Orleans B
2pm Quyon vs Greely A

Easton 7 Manotick 0 on Wednesday

from Cory Morrison

Manotick 0 vs Easton 7

Easton topped the Printers 7 - 0 last night in Manotick with Easton being the home team. Dan Konkle got the win pitching a 4 hit shutout while Trevor Lahey took the loss.

Easton opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st as Dave Tubman led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Chad Milne who also reached on an error. After Lahey caught Todd Fraser looking Randy Peck singled to score Tubman, Cory Morrison doubled to score Milne and Pat O' Connor singled to score Peck putting Easton up 3-0 after one.

Easton added to their lead in the 5th as Chad Milne doubled and advanced to 3rd on a kevin Chevrier single then scored on a fielders choice off the bat of Randy Peck.

Up 4-0 headding into the 6th Kyle Olson reached on a fielders choice then scored on Dan Konkle's 2run shot to center field. Dave Tubman then reached on error followed by a chad mile single. After Lahey got Chevrier to fly out to center Randy Peck singled to score Tubman and induce the mercy rule.

Easton Batters
Randy Peck 2/4 3Rbi run scored
Dan Konkle 1/3 HR 2Rbi
Chad Milne 2/3 1B 2B
Cory Morrison 1/3 2B Rbi

Manotick Batters
Steve Edgerton 2/3
Joe Allan 1/3

Wednesday night GOFL roundup UPDATED

I hope to get more details on some / all of these games, but here are the scores from Weds night GOFL play for those of you waiting patiently by your computer.

Stittsville 56ers 3 Quyon COMBAT Flyers 0

Dan Bradley had a one-hitter in the win for Stittsville. Matt Greer took the loss.

Carp I4C Victory 4 Ottawa Blitz 2

Trevor Wood had the win and Jamie Blakely took the loss. The I4C website has some details.

Ottawa Team Easton 7 Manotick Lomor Printers 0

Dan Konkle had the shut out win. Trevor Lahey took the loss. Konkle had a home run as well.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

UOVMFL update

from Shawn Laframboise

The Upper Ottawa Valley Men's Fastball League standings and scores have been updated, as of July 12. Visit the website.

Shawville Snappers 5-1-2 - 12pts
Fitzroy/McNab Badham Carpentry 5-5-0 - 10pts
Micksburg Twins Seniors 2-3-1 - 5pts
Micksburg Twins Juniors 1-4-1 - 3pts

WC Electric shuts out Quyon 1-0

Brad Porter celebrated his 33rd birthday in fine fashion on Tuesday night, throwing a 2-hit shutout 1-0 win for West Carleton Electric over the Quyon Flyers in GOFL action in Fitzroy Harbour. Drew Hathway went the distance taking the loss for the Flyers allowing only four hits.

Neil Murphy's line drive homer in the second with two out proved to be the difference in this pitchers' duel. Murphy hit his line drive homer in the second just to the south of the "Grey Monster" in right to score the game's only run.

Quyon threatened in the third when Ben Younge doubled and Matt Greer singled putting runners on the corners with two out. However, Porter induced a ground ball to end the threat.

In the bottom of the third, Fitzroy had a small rally when Joe Sawyer, a pick up from the Fitzroy town league in his first GOFL at bat, drew a walk. After Jon Daley hit into a fielder's choice, Trevor Barton hit an infield single. Hathway got out of the innning getting the next batter to pop up.

WC Electric had a chance to get Porter some insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Barton led off with a single. Steve Johnson dropped a sacrifice bunt and the Flyers opted to attempt to try for the play at second but failed. When a wild pitch moved the runners to second and third, Quyon intentionally walked WC Electric's Michael Cavanagh loading the bases with none out. Hathway again worked out of the jam, with a strike out, a ground ball resulting in an out at home, and another strike out, to keep the game within one.

Porter managed to keep Quyon off the board in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the 1-0 win for West Carleton Electric.

Fitzroy pitching:
Brad Porter 7IP 0R 0ER 2H 10K 0BB

Quyon pitching:
Drew Hathway 6IP 1R 1ER 4H 7K 2BB

Fitzroy hitting:
Trevor Barton 2-3
Michael Cavanagh 1-2, BB
Neil Murphy 1-3, solo HR
Joe Sawyer (rookie debut) 0-1, BB

Quyon hitting:
Matt Greer 1-3
Ben Younge 1-2, 2B

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Napanee wins Midget Elims, Joran Graham is MVP

from the Kingston Whig Standard

Dynamic softball duo
Napanee, Kingston earn berths in national midget championship

CONSIDERING THE NAPANEE EXPRESS had just secured the Ontario midget fastball elimination crown with an unblemished 5-0 record, the victory celebration on the Richard Dickson Fairgrounds Field was rather low key.

Express pitcher Ian Wallwork, who won the Barry Ellerbeck Memorial award with a 3-0 record and no earned runs allowed in the tournament, said the players are focused on a bigger prize.

"We know what is ahead of us. We have a pretty big task. We've got to get ready for that," said Wallwork, referring to the Canadian midget championship in Brantford, Aug. 3-10.

"The bottom line is we have three guys who have been to the Canadians twice without [winning] a gold medal. They really want that gold," said Dave Kerr, the coach of the Express.

"We wish they would show a little more emotion. They take this stuff for granted and as coaches we know it is not that easy."

While the victory by the Express, who have now won two straight provincial eliminations and four in the last 13 years, was anticipated, there was definitely a surprise in the three-day, 19-team double-knockout championship.

It was supplied by the Kingston Kobras, who finished with a 6-2 mark and secured the second Ontario berth in the Canadian final. It's the first time a Kingston midget fastball team has advanced to the Canadian championship since the midget eliminations were first held in 1980.

Although coach Matt Allen's Kobras lost 7-2 to Napanee in yesterday championship game before approximately 500 fans at the Napanee Fairgrounds, the trip to the nationals had been secured earlier by an 8-3 Kingston win over the Paris Predators in the semifinal of the B-side competition.

"I'm very proud of the guys," Allen said. "We're definitely happy. [Qualifying for nationals] was our goal."

"After the Saturday morning loss it was a tough road back, but the boys did the job. It was perfect to see that out of them."

The Kobras, who lost 2-1 to the Frontenac Cyclones on Saturday morning to fall out of the unbeaten bracket, came back with wins over Kitchener Waterloo Twins and Cobourg later Saturday and then had to win out yesterday. Kingston defeated Chepstow 13-1, Paris 8-3 and Newmarket 11-2 in the span of five hours before taking on Napanee.

The Express countered a Kobras run in the first off of Joran Graham with four in the bottom half of the inning. Wallwork, Graham and Matt Henwick drove in three of the runs as the Express jumped on a sagging Kobras club.

"Kingston was a tired team," Kerr said. "They're a better club than what we saw. They didn't have much left in the tank.

"We didn't give them any opportunities after the one in the first. We came back with four and shut the door on them. It was important to us to kind of get them down and keep them down."

Left-handed hurler Cory Alkerton went the distance against Napanee in his second game of the day. He also drove in both Kingston runs, the last one with a triple to right-centre field.

Graham collected the most valuable player award for the championship game. Besides striking out 10 and tossing a four-hitter, he doubled and singled to drive in two runs. Four other Express players -Ryan Mills, Dave Pratt, Cal McGarvey and Matt Clement -had two-hit games.

The balanced hitting was typical for a Napanee club that outscored its opposition 31-3.

"It wasn't just one guy going with the bat," Kerr said. "At different times different guys were going, which is huge. You need all nine in the batting order going to win games. "I cant say enough of our two throwers. We're got more guys who can throw but we went with the two big guys for the weekend and they didn't disappoint at all.

Kerr was most impressed by Graham's 16-strikeout performance in a 6- 1 win over Chepstow on Saturday.

"That ranked up there with the Gregg Garritys, Blake Orrs and Jordan MacDonalds," Kerr said, referring to former Napanee pitching aces. "It was one of the best pitching performances I've ever seen."

Joining Napanee and Kingston as the third team to advance to the nationals was the Newmarket Stingers, who won three straight before losing 9-0 to Napanee and 11-2 to Kingston. Host Brantford will be Ontario's fourth entry.

The fifth-and sixth-place teams at the elimination tournament are eligible to go to the Eastern Canadian midget championships in New Brunswick next month. Paris, the fifth-place team, declined. The Frontenac Cyclones and Chepstow were next and both indicated they would go.

Greely defeats Orleans 5-0

from Tyler Cox

Borho Leads Greely Eagles to Victory
Borho Pitches One-Hitter Against Orleans Gators

GREELY VILLAGE, OTTAWA—On Monday night Greely DNTW Eagles picked up a 5-0 win at home against the Orleans Gators.

Eagles' captain Shannon Borho pitched a spectacular game, allowing no runs on one hit and one walk. Over seven innings, he threw 86 pitches. Gators' catcher Matt Bowman earned the walk for Orleans in the second inning.

Borho carried a no-hitter into the top of the seventh inning. The bid at the no-no was broken up when Jordan Adams hit a slow seeing-eye single up the middle. Borho was frustrated by the hit, but gave credit to Adams.

"Adams hit a good pitch," said Borho. "It was a nice piece of hitting on his part."

Catcher Pedro Sanchez was behind the plate all game for Borho. He commented on the club's performance.

"Shannon pitched great and our defense was flawless," said Sanchez. "That was our best game of the season."

Offensively, the Eagles had a well balanced attack. Borho helped his own cause in the second inning. He led off the inning with a single off Gators' pitcher Nick Bowman. Borho then moved all the way around the bases to score on three passed balls.

The Eagles' second run came in the third inning when Derek Dummond reached base on balls. He also moved around to score on three passed balls.

The Eagles entered the fifth inning ahead 2-0. A fifth inning rally gave the Eagles more breathing room. Stéphane Vinette led the charge with a one-out single to right field. Eagles' shortstop Mike Savoie was then hit by a pitch, putting runners at first and second. Both runners then scored on a triple by Tyler Cox. Borho then drew a walk for the Eagles, putting runners on the corners. Breaking hard for home, Cox then scored on a fielder's choice to the Gators third baseman. The Eagles were now ahead 5-0, which ended up being the final score.

Greely is hosting the hard-hitting Stittsville 56'ers for the first time next week in a doubleheader. The first game is at 7 PM and the second game is at 9 PM at Andy Shields Family Park in Greely.

Monday, July 14, 2008

AuSable Forks, NY tourney

Local teams competed in the 10 team tourney this past weekend in AuSable Forks, New York and by all accounts fun was had by all attendees.

The Ottawa Blitz, bolstered by the addition of veteran lefty Steve Price went 2-1-1 but unfortunately missed the playoff round based on plus-minus tiebreaker.

Gordon Oil, a AuSable sponsor of a team composed of players from Team Easton, Manotick and Quyon finished 0-4 and missed the playoff round.

Carp I4C Victory was the most successful local entry going 2-2-1, losing out in the Semi-Finals 5-2 to Razzano's Trucking and Gregg Garrity.

GOFL week 11

The eleventh week in GOFL play sees the following match-ups:

Tonight, Monday, the Orleans Gators were scheduled to play in Greely at 8:30PM vs. the Eagles.

On Tuesday, the Quyon Flyers catch a boat to Fitzroy to face the West Carleton Electric at the FHCC at 8:30PM. The Blitz vs. Easton game originally scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed.

Wednesday night will the see Quyon continue their "road trip" with a game in Stittsville against the 56ers at 8:30PM. Double header action in Manotick has the Printers facing Team Easton (an Easton "home" game) at 7PM with Carp I4C Victory vs. Blitz to follow at 9PM.

Thursday night will see I4C travel to Orleans to face the Gators at 8:30.

Quyon is home to some "Friday night fastball" as Team Easton will play the Flyers in Quyon as part of doubleheader with the UOVMFL Shawville Snappers playing the Micksburg Twins on the same night. (Start times anyone? Leave a comment).

Sunday, July 13, 2008

ISC II Rankings, Pools and Schedule announced

The ISC has released the final rankings for the ISC II teams. Team Easton comes in at #7, while Carp I4C comes in at #21 of the 32 teams attending. Complete rankings here.

Here are the pools for the tourney:

Pool A
Bakersfield, CA Taylor Farms LumberKings
Wyevale, ON Tribe
Memphis, TN Posse
Lloydminster, AB Dodgers

Pool B
South Lebanon, PA TNT
Bridgeport, ON Braves
Sioux Falls, SD Sox
Bulyea, SK Rustlers

Pool C
New York, NY Knights
Elora, ON Wellington Brewers
Sun Valley, CA Rude Pac
Kenosha, WI Earl's Club

Pool D
Oswego, NY CPI
Kitchener, ON Outlaws
Salt Lake City, UT Innovative Communications
Mascoutah, IL Pete's Blues

Pool E
Ashland, OH Stockpack
Palermo, ON Athletics
Carp, ON I4C Victory
Winterset, IA A's

Pool F
Elmira, ON Cubs
Perkasie, PA Hoffman Rise
Hermann, MO Black Gold
Appleton, WI Bar of Appleton II

Pool G
Ottawa, ON Team Easton Thunder
Sacramento, CA River City Rockers
St. Paul, MN ASB Villard
Kelvington, SK PDC Comets

Pool H
Wilkes-Barre, PA Keatings' Fitness
Waterdown, ON Hammer
Waverly, MN Herda & Sons
Chicago, IL Fastpitch Club

Schedule is available here. Play begins on Sunday August 10 with the finals set for the afternoon of Wednesday August 13.

I4C Fundraiser for Wisco trip

from Eric Colvin

Basket of Booze Draw - Fundraiser

The Carp I4C Victory Fastball Club is selling tickets for a "basket of booze" draw. The winner will be awarded a basket worth approximately $400.00. In order to purchase tickets, people must be 19 years of age or older. The money raised from this will go to assist the team in the expenses associated with the upcoming Tournament of Champions in Appleton, Wisconsin.

To purchase tickets, email ecolvin_at_thermec.ca or contact any of the players on the team.

The draw will be held on August 21, 2008. Thank you for your support.

Ottawa Rapidz Tickets

I received an email this week from the new baseball team in town. If you are interested in going to a game, see the message below:

The Ottawa Rapidz would like to take this opportunity to invite the members of the
Greater Ottawa Fastball League, Family and Friends to enjoy Ottawa’s newest baseball team in an exciting Can-AM league game at a discounted rate.

Cost – a great value! $4 (Children & Adults)

Your association name will be announced over the PA and displayed on our Scoreboard.

Choose from one of the following games:

Saturday July 26 vs. New Jersey 1:05PM
Friday August 8 vs. Brockton 7:05PM
Sunday August 10 vs. Brockton 1:05 PM

To organize your group for one of the listed games, please contact:

Jason Smith, Account Executive
(613) 747-5969 x231

Weds night recap from Manotick (updated)

Wednesday night GOFL action in Manotick:

Blitz 5 Orleans 3

Derick Bulley had the pitching win for Orleans and Pierre Lalonde picked up a save in two innings of relief. Nick Bowman went the distance for the Gators.

Manotick 10 Orleans 3

Trevor Lahey had the victory in the 5-inning mercy win. Chad Hargrove had the start and took the loss, while Phil Drew worked in relief.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Stittsville wins one, ties one in Carp on Thursday

Stittsville 56ers defeated West Carleton Electric and tied Carp I4C Victory in a doubleheader in Carp on Thursday night.

Stittsville 8 West Carleton Electric 2

Darren Featherstone had the complete game win for Stittsville, while Bud Hanlon took the loss, getting relief from Brad Porter.

Dan Jessiman was the offensive star of the game going 4 for 4 with a homer and triple, just a double away from the cycle.

Stittsville started off the scoring in the bottom of the second going up 4-0. Dan Jessiman led off with a solo homer. Sam Oliver then reached a pop up that was a tough play. Darren Ladouceur then singled setting the table for Scott Parsons who hit a two rbi double. When Parsons scored on a subsequent single by the 56ers second baseman, Porter came in to pitch and got out of the inning.

The WC Electric has baserunners but could not get key hits to score runs, stranding two in the second, two in the third, two in the fifth and leaving the bases loaded in the fourth.

Stittsville score their fifth run in the top of the 5th. Scott Jessiman singled to lead off, was bunted over to second by Featherstone and was brought in on brother Dan's single.

The Electric got their first run in the bottom of the 6th to make the score 5-1. Jason Cope walked, moved to second on a ground out, and moved to third on an error. Cope scored on a Trevor Barton fielder's choice.

The 56ers padded their lead in the top of the 7th as Scott Herriott led off with a solo shot to centre. Once again the Jessiman connection produced as Scott hit a single and was brought in on a triple by Dan, his third RBI of the night. Sam Oliver scored the eighth run with an RBI single.

Fitzroy could only manage one run to respond in the bottom of the seventh when Shawn Rebertz hit a double, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a Beef Johnson sac fly for a 8-2 final.

Stittsville Pitching:
Darren Featherstone - win - 7IP 2R 1ER 6H 6K 6BB

Fitzroy pitching:
Bud Hanlon - loss - 1.1IP 4R 3ER 4H 1K 0BB
Brad Porter - 5.2IP 4R 4ER 8H 7K 1BB

Stittsville hitting:
Scott Herriott 1-4, HR
Scott Jessimaon 2-4, 2R
Dan Jessiman 4-4, 3RBI, HR, 3B, 2R
Sam Oliver 2-4, RBI, R
Darren Ladouceur 1-4, R
Scott Parsons 1-2, 2B, 2RBI, BB

Fitzroy hitting:
Jon Daley 2-4
Shawn Rebertz 2-4, 2B, R
Steve Johnson 0-1, 2xBB, RBI, sac fly
Jason Armstrong 1-4
Jason Cope 1-2, 2xBB, R

Stittsville 1 Carp 1

In the second game of the night, the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Neil Cooke threw for Carp while Dan Bradley threw for Stittsville. If I get more details I'll post them.

Complete results from Gil Read Memorial Tournament

from Al Read

Here are all the scores from the Gil Read tourney on the July 4-6 weekend:

Game 1 – Friday July 4th - 7Pm

Easton Thunder 8 – Local Heroes 2
WP – Dan Bradley
LP – Nick Bowman

Game 2 – Friday July 4th – 9pm

I4C Pirates 8 – Greely Eagles 4
WP - Neil Cooke
LP - Ryan Cox

Game 3 – Saturday July 5th – 10am

Quyon Flyers 9 - Kingston Cobras 8
WP – Matt Greer
LP – Jeff Barber

Game 4 – Saturday July 5th – 11am

West Carleton Electric 13 – Ed Taylor’s 6
WP – Bud Hanlon
LP – Arron Amo

Game 5 – Saturday July 5th – 12pm

Easton Thunder 8 – Kingston Cobras 0
WP – Dan Bradley
LP – Josh Lockridge

Game 6 – Saturday July 5th – 1pm

Quyon Flyers 3 - Local Heroes 1
WP – Jorain Graham
LP – Duane Bromley

Game 7 – Saturday July 5th – 2pm

West Carleton Electric 4 - I4C Pirates 1
WP – Brad Porter
LP – Neil Cooke

Game 8 – Saturday July 5th – 3pm

Greely Eagles 0 - Ed Taylor’s 0
Greely P – Ryan Cox
Ed’s P – Darren Featherstone

Game 9 – Saturday July 5th – 4pm

Quyon Flyers 3 - Easton Thunder 2
WP – Matt Greer
LP – Dan Konkle

Game 10 – Saturday July 5th – 5pm

Kingston Cobras 4 - Local Heroes 3
WP – Cory Alkerton
LP – Nick Bowman

Game 11 – Saturday July 5th – 6pm

I4C Pirates 11 - Ed Taylor’s 4
WP – Trevor Wood
LP – Darren Featherstone

Game 12 – Saturday July 5th – 7pm

Greely Eagles 4 - West Carleton Electric 0
WP – Shannon Borho
LP – Bud Hanlon


Game 13 – Sunday July 6th – 10am

Easton Thunder 6 - Greely Eagles 1
WP – Dan Bradley
LP – Shannon Borho

Game 14 – Sunday July 6th – 10am

I4C Pirates 5 - Kingston Cobras 1
WP - Neil Cooke
LP – Cory Alkerton


Game 15 – Sunday July 6th – 12pm

Easton Thunder 10 - Quyon Flyers 0
WP – Cory Costello
LP – Matt Greer

Game 16 – Sunday July 6th – 12pm

I4C Pirates 7 – West Carleton Electric 2
WP – Trevor Wood
LP – Brad Porter


Game 17 – Sunday July 6th – 3pm

Easton Thunder 4 - I4C Pirates 1
WP – Cory Costello
LP – Neil Cooke
SV- Dan Bradley

1st place – Easton Thunder – 5 wins – 1 loss – $1,000.00 – Team MVP – Cory Costello
2nd place – I4C Pirates – 4 wins – 2 losses – $500 – Team MVP – Chris Read & Al Read
T – 3rd place – Quyon Flyers – 3 wins – 1 loss – Team MVP – Matt Greer
T – 3rd place - West Carleton Electric – 2 wins – 2 losses – Team MVP – Trevor Lahey
T – 5th place – Greely Eagles – 1 Win – 2 Losses – 1 tie – Team MVP – Ryan Cox
T – 5th place – Kingston Cobra’s – 1 Win – 3 Losses – Team MVP – Josh Lockridge
7th place - Ed Taylor’s – 0 wins – 2 losses – 1 tie – Team MVP – Darren Featherstone
8th place - Local Heroes – 0 wins – 3 losses – Team MVP – Duane Bromley

Quyon 7 Orleans 0 on Thursday night

from Shawn Laframboise

Quyon 7 Orleans 0

The Quyon Flyers travelled to Orleans to take on the Rebels at Pierre Rocque park Thursday night. Quyon handed the ball to Matt Greer while Orleans turned to Nick Bowman. Derek Bergeron saw some action in relief for the Rebels.

The visiting team jumped out to a hot start. Luke Young led off the inning with a walk. Dennis McCleary followed that up with a bunt, and reached first on the throwing error to the third baseman. This brought big Joe to the plate and as a repeat to Tuesday night, he took the first pitch he saw deep over the right field fence to give Quyon a 3-0 lead.

In the bottom half of the first, Greer struck out three of the first four batters, with Matt Bowman singling to centerfield before being left stranded.

In the second, Jordan Kearns led things off for the Flyers with a walk. After retiring the next two batters, J. McCleary knocked in his fourth run of the game with a single to right field.

The Flyers added another run in the third to take a 5-0 lead. Steve McCord led off with a double to the gap in left-center, however a ground ball to the third baseman by Shawn Laframboise caught McCord off-guard and was tagged out. Matt Greer scored Laframboise all the way from first with a stand-up triple to the gap in right-center.

The Rebels seemed to get a bit of momentum going in the top of the fourth, with both Matt Bowman and Chad Hargrove drawing walks. Greer got the next batter to hit a ground ball to second base, setting up the 4-3 double play.

Joe McCleary added another RBI single, in the top of four, to finish his hot night at the plate. Greer would add a solo homerun in the fifth to help his own cause and solidify the victory.

Greer went five strong, allowing only one hit, three walks, with 9 strikeouts. Bowman had the loss for Orleans, going 3 1/3 innings before handing the ball over to Bergeron.

Quyon Hitting

Joe McCleary: 3/3 - HR, 5 RBI
Matt Greer: 2/3 - HR, 2 RBI
Luke Young: 1/2 - 2B, BB, two runs scored

Orleans Hitting

Matt Bowman: 1/1 - 1B, BB
Nick Bowman: 0/1 - BB
Chad Hargrove: 0/1 - BB

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Quyon wins both in doubleheader vs. I4C on Tuesday

from Shawn Laframboise

Quyon snags two wins in their double-dip vs. Carp

Game 1 - Quyon 5 Carp 2

JJ was wrong yet again, as they were calling for thunderstorms on the night of a Quyon home game (for a change). In the first match, Drew Hathway got the nod for Quyon, while Carp countered with Trevor Wood.

Quyon got out of the first inning unscathed and put the bats to work right away in the bottom half of the inning. Matt Greer led off with a walk. After the next two batters were retired, big Joe "wheels" McCleary stroked a two-out, two-run homerun to deep right field with the first pitch he saw.

The Flyers were back at it again in the bottom of the third inning. Joran Graham led off the inning, reaching first base on an error charged to the shortstop. He then advanced to second on a Wheels McCleary single to centerfield, and promptly took third when the ball was misplayed. With the Carp centerfielder hesitating to bring the ball in, Graham made a dash for home, just beating out the throw. Wheels was subsequently thrown out trying to take third.

Quyon would add two more runs to take a 5-0 lead before the Carp bats finally woke up and got to Hathway.

In the top half of the sixth the I4C sticks came alive, producing two runs on three hard hit balls. Shawn Simzer started things off with his second hit of the night, and would later score on an Eric Colvin RBI single. Colvin would come across the plate as Carp's second run with a single from Ben Gigliotti. Eric Rosenquist hit a ball to the gap in right-center and had extra bases written all over it. Steve "Toad" McCord tracked it down and made a stellar diving catch to kill any I4C momentum and end the inning. Hathway would then proceed to strike out the side in the seventh to preserve the victory.

Game 2 - Quyon 7 Carp 0

The second half of the doubleheader saw Quyon turn to their Ontario Import, Joran Graham. Bill Gerber got the nod for Carp and hurled all five innings.

In the first inning for Carp, Ben Gigliotti led things off with a walk. After retiring the next batter, Graham got Kevin McGuire to hit a soft pop-up to second base, and Quyon in turn doubled off Gigliotti to end the top half of the inning. In the bottom half of the first, the Flyers got right back on the sticks, opening up the scoring with one run. With the bases loaded Toad McCord hit a soft dribbler towards third base, and the only play on the ball was to go to one, allowing Luke Young to score.

Quyon got right back at it in the third inning. Shawn Laframboise led off with a bloop single over first base. Ben Younge followed that up with a beautiful sacrifice bunt, however the Carp third baseman elected to go to second, and Laframboise beat out the throw. Laframboise advanced to third on a pass ball. With runners on the corners, Matt Greer grounded to third base, advancing Younge to second. Wheels McCleary then knocked in two runs with a single of his own.

In the bottom half of the fifth, Wheels hit a grounder to shortstop and was able to reach safely on the error. He would later score on a Steve McCord single to centerfield. With two men on and no out, Nick "Albert" Armitage came to the plate. After a short battle, Albert smashed a no-doubter to straight-away centerfield to give Quyon the walk-off 7-0 mercy. Graham would finish the game with a no-hitter through 5, walking two, and one runner reaching on an error to the Quyon shortstop.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Greely defeats Blitz 4-2

TC's blog has the story.

Monday, July 07, 2008

OASA Junior Elims

Not too much detail on the OASA website, but it looks like Scarborough won the OASA Junior Elims this past weekend.

The lads from Smiths Falls went 1-2, with losses to Fingal and Glanworth, but a win over Newmarket.

Fingal, with some players from Orleans Gators, finished 4th.

Standings updated

I was a little negligent but the standings have been updated at http://www.GOFL.ca.

Toledo Jets 5th of 19 at Peewee Eliminations

from Luke Healey

Four consecutive Toledo wins and a fifth place finish could not erase the feeling that the outcome could have been different. The Toledo Peewee Jets completed the 19 team Ontario eliminations with a final record of 4 wins and 2 loses in the double knock out tournament. A Friday opening tournament loss to the host club Stratford meant 7 consecutive wins were required to finish in the top 2 and advance to the Eastern Canadian championships

In route to their 6th game, the Jets eliminated Scarbourgh, Kingston, Pickering and Mitchell. Two of these wins featured no hitters by Toledo pitchers Austin Healey and Kirk Jordan. The Jets generated 36 runs while allowing just 4 during this Saturday streak.

The six and final game for Toledo was a tough 5-4 loss to Mildmay that ended in the 9th inning. Battling back from 4-1 deficit to tie the game and push it into extra innings things seemed to be going Toledo’s way once again. This after an illegal pitch call with a runner at third had allowed the Mildmay to open a 2-0 lead after the first inning. This call and an extra inning foul ball off the back stop screen and caught by the Mildmay catcher for an easy out left both coaches Robertson and Healey visibly frustrated. Mildmay went on to beat Springbrook and Stratford to claim the second place and a trip east. Napanee claimed top prize going undefeated in the tournament.

The Toledo Jets competed well in all 6 games, but could not get key hits at the most critical time. The four wins were a huge step forward after being eliminated in 2007 after two games.

The Jets will complete their four tournaments in 4 weekends on Saturday traveling to Kingston.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

GOFL Week 10 preview

Hard to believe but week 10 of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League is already upon us.

Monday night in Greely sees the DNTW Eagles hosting the Ottawa Blitz at 8:30pm.

Tuesday night, fastball returns to Quyon after a long hiatus, as the Carp I4C Victory arrive for a scheduled doubleheader against the COMBAT Flyers, starting at 7pm.

On Wednesday night, the Orleans Gators go to Manotick for a double dip, with the first game against the Blitz at 7pm followed by a 9pm match up against the Printers.

Stittsville visits Carp on Thursday night for two games - first is against West Carleton Electric ('Trics home game) at 7pm with the 9pm match up against I4C Victory. The other Thursday night game has Quyon travelling to Orleans for a 8:30pm game against the Gators.

As per an earlier blog posting the WC Electric / Easton match up on Monday has been postponed due to diamond availability issues - new date to be announced.

As well, the revised GOFL Showcase will be played July 26 at Metcalfe. Some schedule changes will be necessary as only eight teams can attend (Stittsville does not have enough players).

Team Easton wins the Gil Read Memorial Tournament

Beautiful weekend for ball at the Gil Read Memorial Tournament this past weekend at Carlington Park in Ottawa.

Ottawa Team Easton came away as first ever champions of the tournament, defeating Carp I4C "Pirates" in the final game 4-1. Corey Costello had the win, with relief from Dan Bradley, while Neil Cooke took the loss.

West Carleton Electric won their division and got a bye to the semi-finals. (Fitzroy and Manotick essentially combined to enter a team so as per Steve Johnson's suggestion they also were known as the "Mano-Trics" this weekend.)

Quyon Flyers won their division earning the bye to Sunday's semi-final.

In the quarter-finals it was Team Easton over Greely and Carp I4C Pirates over Kingston Kobras. Local Heroes and Ed Taylor's did not make the playoff round.

Both bye teams lost, as Team Easton mercied Quyon and the I4C Pirates defeated the "Mano-Trics" 7-2. Costello had the win for Easton and Matt Greer took the loss while Trevor Wood had the win for I4C and Brad Porter took the loss.

I hope to get a full report with scores to post on the blog - stay tuned.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Gil Read this weekend

Good luck to all teams at the Gil Read Memorial Tournament at Carlington Park in Ottawa this weekend July 4-6. The weather is predicted to be excellent, so let's hope JJ is right on this one.

See below for the 8 team schedule which culminates with the final at 3pm on Sunday.

Carp wins both sides of doubleheader against Manotick

My sources tell me that Carp I4C Victory won both games over Manotick Thursday night in Carp.

Game 1 was 4-1 for Carp, with Neil Cooke getting the win and Trevor Lahey taking the loss. Kevin McGuire had a homer for I4C.

Game 2 was 2-0 again in favour of I4C. Trevor Wood had the win while Lahey also threw this one for Manotick.

Stittsville gets two wins at Orleans

from Sam Oliver

The Stittsville 56ers took both ends of a double header on Thursday night in Orleans, winning by scores of 4 – 0, and 4 – 1.

The first game saw Dan Bradley out duel Orleans ace Chad Hargrove for the win. All 4 Stittsville runs came in the top of the 5th inning. Tyler Nystedt led things off with a double, and advanced to third when pinch hitter Dan Jessiman grounded out to the Orleans short stop. The next 56er batter James Holden was hit by a pitch to put runners at the corners with one out. With Scott Herriot batting, Orleans catcher Matt Bowman threw the ball back to Hargrove who unfortunately had his back to the play. The ball sailed into centerfield allowing Nystedt to score and Holden to advance to second. Herriot singled, scoring Holden, and promptly swiped second. Three consecutive walks to John Craig, Darren Featherstone, and Dan Bradley pushed another run across. Sam Oliver then grounded to the right side of the diamond to plate the 4th and final 56er run.

Orleans has threatened in the first inning when Hargrove was hit by a pitch and that was followed by a Matt Bowman single, but Bradley was able to escape the jam by striking out the next Orleans batter.

Matt Bowman tripled to start the Orleans half of the 4th inning, but once again Bradley was able to escape the jam.

Bradley 5IP, 0ER, 3H, 10K, 1BB, 1HB

Hargrove 5IP, 4R, 3ER, 5H, 3BB, 1HB

Matt Bowman 2 / 2 – 1B, 3B
Derek Barber 1 / 2 – 1B

Scott Herriot 1 / 2 – 1B, SB, RBI, R
Dan Bradley 1 / 2 – 1B, BB, RBI
Tyler Nystedt 1 / 2 – 2B, R
James Holden 1 / 1 – 1B, HBP, R

Game 2 of the double header saw Dan Bradley once again start for the 56ers, but he would be replaced in the third inning by Darren Featherstone. Orleans countered with Nick Bowman. Stittsville opened the scoring in the bottom of the first. A Scott Herriot walk was immediately followed by a John Craig single putting two men on with no one out. Both runners advanced 60 feet on a wild pitch. After Dan Jessiman flew out to shallow left field, Bradley was able to push Herriot across when he grounded out to short. Bowman was able to escape the jam without further damage.

The 56ers added another run in the 3rd inning. Darren McCartney started things with a hard single. He advanced to second on the Herriot sacrifice bunt. After a John Craig walk, Dan Jessiman singled sharply to center to score McCartney. Once again, Bowman was able to pitch out of the jam with minimal damage.

Orleans answered with a run of their own in the top half of the 4th. Chad Hargrove led things off with a hard hit ball to centerfield that eluded the dive attempt by the 56er centerfielder, putting Hargrove on 3rd with a stand up triple. He wasn’t there long as the next batter, Matt Bowman, collected his third hit of the night, singling to plate the run. Brian Friesen followed this with a walk and a Featherstone wild pitch moved the runners to second and third. With one out Max Serre hit a sharp come backer to Featherstone who alertly caught Matt Bowman, who was wandering a little too far off third base, in a pickle. The 56ers were able to record the rare 1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 5 for the second out of the inning. The next Orleans batter grounded out to first base to end the inning.

The 56ers added some insurance in the bottom half of the 4th inning. Darren Ladouceur singled and was advanced to second by a well executed bunt by Tyler Nystedt. Mike Barrett then singled putting runners at the corners with one out. With Darren McCartney batting, a wild pitch allowed Barrett to move into scoring position. This proved costly as McCartney singled to score both runners.

Dan Bradley 2IP, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 4K
Darren Featherstone 3IP, 1ER, 4H, 2BB, 2K

Nick Bowman 5IP, 4ER, 6H, 4BB, 3K

Chad Hargrove 1 / 3, 3B, R
Matt Bowman 1 / 2, 1B, RBI
Derek Bergeron 2 / 2, (2) 1B

Darren ladouceur 1 / 2, 1B, R
Mike Barrett 1 / 2, 1B, R
Darren McCartney 2 / 2, (2)1B, R, 2RBI

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Easton 6 I4C Victory 2

from Cory Morrison

Easton 6 VS Carp 2

Easton topped Carp 6-2 Wednesday night at the Grove in Stittsville. Dan Konkle got the win for Easton while Neil Cooke suffered the loss.

Carp came out strong in the top of the 1st as Mike Money hit a line shot off Konkle's leg that bounced back into foul territory. Konkle seemed a little shook-up on the play but was able to continue. After Shwan Houle popped up trying to sacrifice Money to second, Kevin McGuire hit a flare over the shortstop's head which enabled Money to take 3rd on the play while McGuire scampered into 2nd. Kyle Gougon then grounded out to 2nd to score Money and put Carp up 1-0.

Easton responded in their half of the 1st as Dave Tubman walked and was sacrified to second by Kevin Chevrier. Easton's latest addition Jeff Seed walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd and then were advanced to 2nd and 3rd on a passed ball. Randy Peck then hit a ball in the hole between 1st and 2nd. Kyle Gougon made a good play to knock the ball down but was not able to get the speedy Peck at 1st base and both runners ended up scoring to put Easton up 2-1.

Carp quickly knotted the game at 2 as Eric Colvin led off with a single then advanced to second on a passed ball. Colvin then stole 3rd on a fake bunt and came home on the overthrow.

The score stayed tied at 2 until the 5th inning. With 1 out Jeff Seed hit a high fly ball to shallow center that dropped in after some miscommunition between the center fielder and 2nd baseman. This proved costly as Easton's next batter Peck took the 1st pitch he saw over the right field fence to put the home squad up 4-2.

Easton added some insurance in the 6th as Pat O'Connor led off with a double and took 3rd on a fielder's choice. Lukas Kamps then walked to put runners on the corners. Dave Tubman hit a sac fly to deep right to score O'Connor. Kamps stole second and scored on a throwing error to cap the score at 6-2.

Easton Batters
Randy Peck 2/4 HR 3Rbi Run scored
Jeff Seed 2/3 (2)1B BB 2Runs scored
Pat O'Connor 2/3 2B 1B Run scored

Carp Batter
Kevin McGuire 2/3 (2) 1B
Mike Money 1/4 1B run scored
Erin Colvin 1/2 1B run scored

Fastball coverage in the Pontiac Equity

Check out the fastball coverage from Wilbur McLean in the Pontiac Equity, including some information about Joran Graham's trip to the World Juniors.

West Carleton Electric outlasts Manotick 3-2

A two run homer by Jason Cope was the difference on Wednesday night as Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric defeated the Printers by a score of 3-2 in Manotick on Wednesday night.

Brad Porter had the win for West Carleton, while Trevor Lahey took the loss despite allowing only three hits.

The game remained scoreless through three complete, with Lahey striking out seven batters in a row from the last batter of the first through to the end of the third.

The Electric scored all their runs in the fourth inning. Trevor Barton led off with his second single of the game and moved to second on a wild pitch. A Troy Wilson fly ball to right moved the speedy Barton to third. Barton then scored on a Shawn Rebertz sacrifice fly. Beef Johnson walked putting Jason Cope at the plate. Cope stroked a pitch deep to centre to make the score 3-0 for Fitzroy.

Manotick answered with a run in the fourth. Steve Edgerton continued his hot hitting with a single to lead off the inning. Steve Walman sacrifice bunted Edgy to second. After an infield pop out, Trevor Power hit an RBI single to score Edgerton and draw the Printers within two.

The Printers scored a second run in the bottom of the sixth. Steve Edgerton again singled to lead off the inning. Steve Walman then singled to put runners on first and second. After a Mike Branchaud ground out advanced both runners sixty feet, a Trevor Power pop fly to shallow left was misplayed, allowing Edgerton to score a second time on the night. Porter struck out the next two batters to hold the Electric lead at 3-2.

With Lahey not allowing any Electric offense to be generated, Manotick had a chance to win in the bottom of seven. Lyle Schell walked to lead off the inning. After a pop out, Rich Antunes singled to put runners on first and second. When Steve Edgerton lined out to short for the second out, the Electric tried for the double play at first but the throw was a bit off the mark and the runners advanced putting runners on second and third. Steve Walman was the next batter, working a full count and earning a walk to load the bases. However Porter was able to get the next batter to strike out to finish the game and earn the win.

Fitzroy pitching
Brad Porter - win - 7IP 2R 1ER 9H 2BB 7K

Manotick pitching
Trevor Lahey - loss - 7IP 3R 3ER 3H 2BB 8K

Fitzroy hitting
Jason Cope 1-3 HR 2RBI
Trevor Barton 2-3 run scored
Shawn Rebertz 0-1 sac fly, RBI, BB
Steve Johnson 0-2, BB, run scored

Manotick hitting
Joe Allan 1-4
Rich Antunes 1-4
Steve Edgerton 2-4 runs scored x 2
Steve Walman 2-2, BB, sac bunt
Trevor Power 1-3, RBI
Don Cox 1-3
Lindsay Medynski 1-3

Pakenham game postponed

The West Carleton Electric vs. Team Easton neutral site game originally scheduled for Monday July 7 in Pakenham has been postponed until later in the season...date to be determined.

Blitz win first game of the season

The Ottawa Blitz won their first game of the season in GOFL play in Manotick on Wednesday night, besting the Greely Eagles by a score of 6-2.

TC's blog has the details.

Team Easton tops Greely 2-1

Team Easton beat Greely in a 2-1 squeaker on Canada Day in Kenmore on Tuesday. For full details, see TC's blog.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

GOFL Week 9

Here's what's on tap for Week 9 in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League.

Today (Canada Day), the Greely DNTW Eagles and Team Easton play in a league game in the village of Kenmore as part of their holiday celebrations. First pitch is (ok was) at 4pm.

Wednesday sees I4C Victory going to Stittsville to face Team Easton at 8:30. Manotick Arena Diamonds host a doubleheader on Wednesday with Greely facing the Ottawa Blitz at 7pm and West Carleton Electric facing the Manotick Printers at 9pm.

Thursday sees two doubleheader match ups. Stittsville 56ers are in Orleans to face the Gators for two games, including one which is a rain out make up. Due to the late start of 8:30pm, the plan is for both games to be 5 innings. In Carp on Thursday, I4C and Manotick Printers will play a double bubble. The first game will be a continuation of a rain-halted game earlier in the season, starting at 7pm, with the second full regularly scheduled game to follow.

Of course coming up this weekend is the Gil Read Tournament at Carlington Park, with 8 teams competing.