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, May 31, 2010

Caveman plays well in Fitzroy Team 1 victory

The Caveman had a good showing in his first game called up to the bigs this season in Atom 5-pitch Softball. With the Fitzroy squad shorthanded, he filled in for a game against Carp.

Things were a bit worrisome when 9 of my "regulars" showed up when I was expecting only 8. Initial thought was that I was going to have to break the Caveman's heart and sit him down, and that would not have went over well. Problem resolved when the opposing Carp coach said no worries, just play 10 in the field.

The issue with the 10 players did not last long - one of our other fielders received the highly unusual parental ejection. This young lad, we'll call him Arnold, was playing in the dirt and his dad (we'll call him Abe), a good friend of mine and former fastball player himself, shouted at young Arnold to "stop playing in the dirt and pay attention". Then Arnold turned toward Abe and gave him the finger. So, that didn't go over well with his dad and he was dragged off the field and home to bed without the obligatory freezie.

Thus we were back down to 9 and it was a good thing Caveman was there.

Caveman was a strong 2 for 3 at the plate, hitting the ball in play at every at bat. Even when he was thrown out one time at first, he didn't take a fit, cry or attempt to attack any of his opposing players, which was a good sign.

He also fielded several balls in the outfield and did a pretty good job running them down and throwing them into his brother in the infield. "Daddy, that was good, right Daddy?" He also was quick to offer some assistance shouting in with the count from centre field "Daddy, that kid missed four pitches, right Daddy? So just one more or he's out, right Daddy?"

And as a good coach should, I learned my lesson from last year's "incident". When the Caveman was on in a "last batter" scenario, I gave clear instructions to the little speedster behind him to stay a few feet back to avoid any major collisions!

All in all, a good night at the park.

GOFL Week 5

This week in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League sees five games on the regular schedule plus a "mini" version of the GOFL Showcase. The Showcase this year will feature only 4 teams, as half the teams in the league are unable to attend, and the venue has been changed to Fitzroy Harbour. (Changes to the GOFL website still pending).

The Kars Aces have changed some home games to Mondays - and first up is a game tonight against the Quyon COMBAT Flyers at 8pm. The game (#71) will be played in North Gower.

Tuesday night in the Gower sees the Marlboroughs hosting the Barrhaven Broadway Blues at 7pm (#28).

At the Grove in Stittsville on Wednesday, the 56ers will host Carp I4C Victory (#31). The doubleheader in Manotick has North Gower facing Barrhaven at 7pm (#29) and the Ottawa Blitz hosting Kars at 9pm (#30).

Thursday night's game (Blitz at Quyon) has been postponed until June 17 (#62).

The Showcase in Fitzroy Harbour will have games played as follows:

Stittsville at WC Electric on Friday night at 8:30pm (#34).
Kars vs Stittsville (flip for home) on Saturday at 9am (#84).
WC Electric at Kars at 11am (#73).
Blitz at North Gower at 1pm (#16).

Team Quebec wins Casy at the Bat in Williamsburg

from Drew Hathway

Team Quebec walked through the Williamsburg, On tournament this weekend going a perfect 4 wins and 0 losses throughout the weekend.

Game 1 featured Team Quebec versus the Ottawa Blitz and the always crafty Derrick Bulley. It took a while for the Frenchmen to wake up but once they did (in the 5th inning) the boys in blue hit back-to-back jacks, securing the contest with a 2-0 victory.
WP: Drew Hathway
LP: Derrick Bulley

Next on the sked for Quebec was the up and coming Napanee Midget squad. It was a less than exciting game with the final tally being QC 12 Napanee 0
WP: Joran Graham
LP: Matt McDonald

This put the blue boys at the top of their pool putting their time slot for the semi finals at 9am vs the Napanee Intermediates.

Once again, the lads had some trouble waking up but when they did they erupted for 6 runs in the top of the second. Final score being 7 - 0.
WP: Drew Hathway
LP: Bryan Brooks

This set up a "belle match" against the home town favourites the Williamsburg Cigars in the final. However the boys in blue ended up "smoking" them with a final score of 5 - 0.
WP: Drew Hathway
LP: jason Smith

Tournament highlights:
0 runs allowed in 24 innings played
26 runs for in 24 innings
5 hits allowed by Team Quebec Pitching
5 walks given up by Team Quebec Pitching
Joran Graham: Tournament Top Hitter. .500 avg 3 h r 8 rbi
Drew Hathway: Tournament Top Pitcher. 19 inn 34 k 3 h 3 bb

Friday, May 28, 2010

GOFL Mercy Rule reminder

The game last night in Quyon was ended 6-0 after 5 innings - but the GOFL mercy rule, as per the league meetings in February is actually 7 runs after 5 or 6. Just a reminder!

Quyon 6 Carp 0 - WITH DETAILS

from Shawn Laframboise

COMBAT Flyers best I4C Victory 6-0

On a warm evening in May, the Quyon COMBAT Flyers won in front of the home crowd by a score of 6-0 in five innings over the Carp I4C Victory.

Drew Hathway toed the rubber for the Flyers, while I4C countered with Kyle Olsen. Hathway was credited with the win, throwing five innings of perfect ball, allowing no Victory base runners, and striking out six.

Quyon got on the board early on in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Shawn Laframboise hit the 1-1 offering to deep left-centre, off of the light standard to give the home team a 1-0 advantage..

The score stayed the same until the bottom half of the third inning, when Laframboise reached 1st with a two-out single, and advanced to second on a fielding error. He would then score on a Joe McCleary RBI single. Up next, Matt Greer regained his team HR lead with an opposite field blast, plating the third and fourth runs of the game.

Hathway continued to work fast and effectively, retiring the side on 5 pitches in the fourth.

Also in the fourth, Greer moved from his SS position and moved out to the outfield, relieving Steve McCord of his duties for the night. This brought in Nick Armitage and he took over at short for Greer.

Carp made a pitching change in the fourth, bringing in Dan Konkle to relieve Olsen. After escaping the fourth unscathed, DK surrendered a full swinging bunt to Hathway, and he used his wheels to reach first base despite a good effort from the I4C catcher to bare hand the ball and almost make the play. Armitage was up next, replacing McCord, and he scorched a two-run shot to leftfield, ending the game by way of the mercy rule.

Quyon Pitching
Drew Hathway (Win) 5IP, 0R, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 6K

Quyon Batting
Nick Armitage 1/1, HR, 2RBI
Shawn Laframboise 2/3, HR, 2R
Matt Greer 1/3, HR, 2RBI
Joe McCleary 1/3, RBI, R
Drew Hathway 1/3, R, RoE
Steve McCord 1/2
Tim Craig 1/2

Molly Sherman Memorial Tournament this weekend in Elkand

from Bill Sherman

The fourth annual Molly Sherman Memorial Tournament, kicks off this Saturday at 9 am with twelve teams looking to take the first place prize of $1200. This year ESA has decided to go with twelve teams with a three game guarantee for this ESA level II event. Below is the list of teams and their schedule for the fourth annual Molly Sherman Memorial tournament, in Elkland, PA 2010.

Saturday 9:00am Games

Game 2 ESA vs Dog House Field 1
Game 3 Keenyville vs Busters field 2
Game 4 J.A. Transportation vs Express Field 3

Saturday 10:45 Games

Game 6 Merchants vs Winner of Game 2 Field 1
Game 1 CPI vs Bedford Rays Field 2
Game 8 Knoxville Ontario vs winner of game 4 Field 3

Saturday 12:30 Games

Game 7 NY Bombers vs winner of game 3 Field 1
Game 5 Ricola vs winner of game 1 Field 2
Game 9 Loser of G3 vs Loser of G2 Field 3

Saturday 2:15 Games

Game 10 Loser of G4 vs Loser of G6 Field 1
Game 11 Loser of G1 vs Loser of G7 Field 2

Saturday 4:00 Games

Game 18 Winner of G7 vs Winner of G8 Field 1
Game 15 Loser of G10 vs winner of G11 Field 2
Game 12 Loser G5 vs Loser of G8 Field 3

Saturday 5:30 Games

Game 17 Winner of G5 vs winner of G6 Field 1
Game 14 Loser of G11 vs winner of G10 Field 2
Game 13 Loser of G12 vs winner of G9 Field 3

Saturday 7:15 Games

Game 16 Loser of G9 vs winner of G12 Field 1

Sunday Games

Sunday 10:00 am Games

Game 19 Winner of G13 vs winner of G14 Field 1
Game 20 Winner of G15 vs winner of G16 Field 2

Sunday 11:30 Games

Game 23 Winner of G17 vs Winner of G18 Field 1
Game 22 Loser of G17 vs winner of G20 Field 2
Game 21 Loser of G18 vs winner of G19 Field 3

Sunday 1:00 Game
Game 24 Winner of G21 vs Winner of G22 Field 1

Sunday 2:30 Game
Game 25 Loser of G23 vs winner of G24 Field 1

Sunday 4:00 Game (Championship Game)
Winner of G23 vs Winner of G25 Field 1

If Necessary Game 5:30 Field 1

Williamsburg Tournament this weekend - now with schedule

This weekend is the Williamsburg Tournament - six teams participating.

fri 730 williamsburg vs roebuck
sat 9am quebec vs blitz
sat 11am napanee int vs roebuck
sat 1pm blitz vs napanee mid.
sat 3pm williamsburg vs napanee int
sat 5pm napanee mid. vs quebec
sat 7pm 3rd vs 3rd
sun 9am 1sta vs 2ndb
sun 11am 1stb vs 2nda
sun 1pm L g8 vs Lg9
sun 3pm W g8 vs W g9

group A Williamsburg, Roebuck, Napanee Int.
group B Quebec, Blitz, Napanee Mid.

Kars holds on to defeat the Blitz 11-8 - MORE DEETS

txt msg from Cory Morrison

Kars Aces staked out a 11-2 lead over the Ottawa Blitz in the first game of the doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night and held off a comeback to get the 11-8 win.

Brad Porter got the win allowing 7 runs over 4 innings while Cory Alkerton picked up the save allowing 1 run over 3 innings. Derick Bulley took the loss getting tagged for 8 runs over 3 while Will Mood gave up 3 runs over 4 in relief.

Chad Milne, Cory Morrison and Kristian Knapp (inside the park) homered for Kars. The Aces also turned a rare 5-3-5 triple play.

more to follow

Kars top Blitz in first half of double dip in Manotick

The Blitz opened the scoring in the bottom of 1 as Andrew Bruce walked, stole second then scored as the throw to the bag ended up in shallow left. Kars responded with 6 runs in the top of the 2nd. Chad Milne and Cory Morrison hit back to back homerun's then singles by Andy Davey, Curtis Summers, Scott Marion followed by a 3 run inside the park homer by Kristian Knapp put the visitors up 6-1. After the Blitz made it 6-2 Kars added two more runs as Milne and Morrison walked then were plated by singles off the bats of Davey and Summers. In the 4th Will Mood replaced Derek Bulley on the mound and Kevin Chevrier singled, Dave Tubman was HBP, Chad Milne Tripled, then Cory Morrison singled to put Kars up 11-2. The Blitz chased Kars starter Brad Porter in their half of the 4th by scoring 5 runs to put the score at 11-7. Cory Alkerton pitched the last 3 innings giving up 1 run to earn the save. Final score was Kars 11 Blitz 8.

Kars Batters
Chad Milne 2/3 HR 3B 3Rbi 3Runs
Cory Morrison 2/3 HR 2Rbi 2Runs
Kristian Knapp 1/4 HR 3Rbi Run
Andy Davey 2/4 Rbi Run
Curtis Summers 2/4 Rbi Run

Blitz Pitchers
Derek Bulley 3IP 8Runs 8Hits 2BB 3K's
Will Mood 4IP 3Runs 3Hits 1BB 6K's

Thursday, May 27, 2010

News from the Cornwall League

from www.standard-freeholder.com

Looks like they have four teams again this year in the Cornwall League:

O'Neill shines with bat

Brian O'Neill went 4-4 with a homerun, five RBI and two runs scored to lead O'Neill Taping & Painting to a 16-2 beating of Bojangles on opening night for the Cornwall and District Men's Fastball League.

O'Neill finished a triple short of the cycle.

Jack Chisholm picked up the complete-game, five-hit victory while also scoring three runs and adding an RBI.

Darryl Beck, Bryan Lamarche, Thorin Gault and Richard Francis scored two runs each while Trevor Shayler, Benoit Brunet and Shea Alguire each counted once. Shayler (with two), Chisolm, Beck, Francis and Lorne Taillon had RBIs.

Kevin Wheeler went 2-3 with one of the runs for Bojangles. Scott Guppy also scored while Cass Massia picked up an RBI. Jamie Lapensee was tagged with the loss.

* Steve McGillis pitched a complete-game, four-hitter as Navy Club shaded Yum Yum Chips 3-2.

McGillis had 12 strikeouts. Randy McGillis paced Navy's offence, going 2-3 with an RBI. Kevin Williams, Scott Rogers and David Murphy scored while Chad Samson added an RBI.

Brian Tardiff went 2-4 with two doubles and an RBI to lead Yum Yum. Tom Hutchingame scored both runs while Jim Martell had an RBI.

Pete Marion suffered the loss.

Games resume tonight at King George Park with Yum Yum hosting O'Neill Taping & Painting (6:15 p.m.) and Bojangles getting home field advantage against Navy Club (8:15 p.m.).

News from the North Leeds League

from www.recorder.ca

MAYNARD -- The first-year Maynard team has a win in its opening game of the North Leeds Fastball League.

The Maynard Dukes downed the Smiths Falls Redmen 11-4 last week.

Billy Gerber scattered six hits and struck out 17 batters in the pitching win. Andrew Wiggins allowed 10 hits in the loss.

Ted Kimmett, Joe Murray and Hugh Murray had two hits each for Maynard.

Tyler Hughes hit a home run among his two hits for Smiths Falls while Wiggins also had two hits.

Maynard will host Easton Corners on Thursday May 27 at 8:15 p.m.

Carp pounds Barrhaven 14-3

from Trevor Wood

Carp I4C Victory won big in the second game of the Wednesday night doubleheader in Manotick, winning by a 14-3 score over Barrhaven.

Barrhaven was actually leading 3-0 when Carp scored 14 runs in the third, batting around twice.

Kyle Olson had the win. Trevor Lahey took the loss with relief from Paul Ceppi.

Quyon and North Gower tie at 1-1 - UPDATED

from Shawn Laframboise

Marlies Stay Hot with Tie vs. Flyers

In GOFL action Tuesday, the Quyon COMBAT Flyers travelled to North Gower to take on the red hot Marlies. Matt Greer got the nod for Quyon while NG countered with Shannon Borho. Both went the distance for their respective clubs, each earning a tie.

Luke Young started off the game with a single, and advanced to second on a sac bunt from Shawn Laframboise. With two-out Greer drew a walk to put runners on first and second. Borho would induce a groundout to get out of the inning.

The Marlies threatened in the bottom half of the first. Kevin Shonfield walked and advanced to third on a single from Derek Dumond. After walking Stephane Vinette to load the bases, Greer would get Borho to ground out to third to escape the inning.

Quyon scored the game’s first run in the third inning. Luke Young reached 1st on an error to the shortstop, and advanced to second on a passed ball. He would then take third after a fly ball to centrefield off the bat of Laframboise. Running on contact, Young would then score on a ground ball to shortstop, narrowly beating out the throw home.

Quyon threatened again in the fourth, with newcomer Troy “Tron” Coté lining a triple to deep leftfield. He would be left stranded at third however.

The Marlies tied things up in their half of the fifth inning. With two-out and none on, Schonfield kept his strong day at the plate going with a double down the third base line. He would then score on a grounder off the bat of Dumond, with the error charged to the Quyon shortstop.

Matt Greer (Tie) 7IP, R, 0 ER, 3H, 4BB, 9K
Shannon Borho (Tie) 7IP, R, 0 ER, 4H, 2BB, 6K

Quyon Hitting
Luke Young 1/4, R, RoE
Troy Coté 1/3, 3B
Joe McCleary 1/3, 2B
Tim Craig 1/3

NG Hitting
Kevin Shonfield 1/2, 2B, 2BB
Derek Dumond 1/4, RBI, RoE
Shannon Borho 1/3

Stittsville wins 8-7 over WC Electric

The Stittsville 56ers held on for a 8-7 win in GOFL play at the Grove on Wednesday night.

Steve Cavanagh took the loss in relief of Bud Hanlon while Darren Featherstone went the distance for the home team.

Stittsville plated their first consecutive six batters of the game in the first off starter Hanlon. Dan Jessiman, Scott Jessiman, Dan Bradley (2) and John Craig all had RBIs in the first to stake out a 6-0 lead. Steve Cavanagh came in on relief with none out down by six and got the next three outs.

WC Electric responded with three in the top of the second. After Neil Murphy singled, Andy Barber walked and Derek Barber was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Trevor Barton's fielder's choice scored Murphy. Troy Wilson reached on a fielder's choice to score the youngest Barber. Barton scored later in the inning on Jon Daley's RBI single.

Stittsville put a single across in the bottom of the second frame as Scott Herriott tripled and scored on Dan Jessiman's RBI double.

Fitzroy closed the gap to 7-5 by scoring two in the fourth. Derek Barber reached on an error, stole second and scored on Jeff Barber's RBI two-out single. Daley then hit an RBI single to score J Barber but was thrown out trying to stretch into a double to end the inning.

The home side threatened in the fourth, loading the bases on walks to Herriott and Dan Jessiman and a single by Darren Ladouceur but Cavanagh got out of the jam with a strikeout and a pop up.

The 56ers' insurance run in the bottom of the sixth turned out to be the game winner. Darren Ladouceur hit a sharp comebacker off Cavanagh's left arm for an infield single. He advanced on Dan Jessiman's single and scored on Scott Jessiman's RBI single.

It looked like the 'Trics might even the game in the top of the seventh. Jeff Barber reached on an infield single and Daley singled with one out. Beef Johnson's RBI single put the game within two runs. After a K for the second out, Murphy beat out a grounder for an infield single to load the bases. Andy Barber walked to put the 'Trics within one run, but a ground out ended the game and preserve the Stittsville win.

Fitzroy hitting
Jon Daley 3-4, R, 2RBI
Beef Johnson 1-4, RBI
Neil Murphy 2-4, R
Andy Barber 0-2, 2BB, R, RBI
Jeff Barber 2-3, RBI, 2R

Stittsville hitting
Scott Herriott 2-3, 3B, 2R, BB
Dan Jessiman 3-3, BB, 2B, 2RBI
Scott Jessiman 2-4, 2RBI, R
Dan Bradley 1-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
John Craig 1-3, RBI, R
Darren Ladouceur 2-3, R

Fitzroy pitching
Bud Hanlon 0IP 6R 4ER 5H 0K 0BB
Steve Cavanagh LOSS 6IP 2R 2ER 6H 10K 2BB

Stittsville pitching
Darren Featherstone WIN 7IP 7R 5ER 8H 2BB 1HBP

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Caveman to be called up to the bigs


Fitzroy Atom Softball Team #1 has announced that the Caveman will be called up to West Carleton Minor House League Softball action versus Carp Team #3 on Monday May 31 at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre.

Fitzroy Team #1 will be lacking players May 31 due to something known as a "Brownie Fly Up", which requires the attendance of three of the team's female players.

The Caveman has had strong start to his season in the minors so far, toiling for Team Vanilla in the Fitzroy T-Ball league. Reports indicate that he has been hitting the ball well all year, has managed to run the bases in the correct order every time and has even made an unprecedented force play on second base to record an out - the first in many seasons in the T-ball minors.

When contacted by fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com, the Caveman said: "Daddy, do I get to play real ball Daddy?". Mrs Fastball was unavailable for comment on the call up but did mention a recent outbreak of head lice in the area and recommended that the Caveman and Fitzroy Junior share a batting helmet between them.


Peterborough to host tourney July 9-11

Al's Fastball has an item on a Peterborough tournament on July 9-11.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Week 4 in the GOFL

There are five more games this week in the GOFL.

The week begins with a game tonight (#22) at 8:30pm in North Gower as the Quyon Flyers travel to NG to face the red-hot Marlboroughs.

Wednesday's doubleheader in Manotick has the 7pm game (#23) with the Kars Aces against the Ottawa Blitz followed by the 9pm game (#76) featuring Carp I4C victory at the Barrhaven Broadway Blues.

WC Electric travels to Stittsville on Wednesday at 8:30pm (#25) to face the 56ers at the Grove.

The week wraps up with I4C Victory catching a boat to Quyon to face the Flyers in a 7:30pm start (#26).

Current records:
Barrhaven 3-1
Kars 3-1
North Gower 2-1-2
Carp 2-3-1
Fitzroy Harbour 2-4-1
Quyon 2-1
Ottawa 1-2-2
Stittsville 1-3

GOFL sched online

The GOFL full schedule is now online . Some changes still to be made, but the base schedule is there.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kars 5 Carp 4 - UPDATED

from Cory Morrison

Kars held on for a 5-4 victory over Carp in GOFL action on Thursday evening. Corey Alkerton got the win while Dan Konkle took the loss with relief from Kyle Olson. Kars opened the scoring in their half of the 2nd as Cory Morrison homered to right. Carp responded by scoring two in in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead. The Aces regained the lead in the 4th by scoring four runs. Brad Pender reached base on an error then scored on Cory Morrison's double. Corey Alkerton followed that with a double of his own to plate Morrison and two batters later Scott Marion hit a moon shot over the center field fence to put Kars up 5-2. Carp added singles runs in the 6th and 7th and had the winning run on 2nd base with two outs in the 7th but Corey Alkerton was able to pitch out of the jam to give Kars the win.

Kars Pitching
Corey Alkerton 7IP 4Runs 7Hits 2BB's 11K's

Carp Pitching
Dan Konkle 4IP 5Runs 4Hits 0BB's 8K's
Kyle Olson 3IP 0Runs 0Hits 0BB's 5K's

Kars Batters
Cory Morrison 2/3 HR 2B 2Rbi 2Runs
Scott Marion 1/3 HR 2Rbi Run
Corey Alkerton 1/3 1/3 2B Rbi

Carp Batters
Al Read 2/2 2B HBP Rbi Run
Shawn Simzer 2/3 2B 2Rbi

West Carleton 5-pitch league update

Figured it was time for a West Carleton Minor Softball 5-Pitch Atom League update.

Fitzroy Harbour Team #1 played in Dunrobin tonight. The Dunrobin ranks were depleted a bit due to the Taylor Swift concert at SBP. Hopefully the Kars / Carp GOFL game wasn't similarly affected this evening.

Fitzroy Fastball Junior is playing well and I'm proud to say he's one of the stronger players on the team. He's hitting the ball well, really coming along with his fielding and certainly has some "ball sense" unlike some others. He assisted on a nice 5-3 put out in today's game. Believe me, that doesn't happen often in this league. He also gave catching a try tonight. When I told him he should play catcher like "Beefy Steve" he got into a classic catcher's crouch and set up a target for the coach pitching for the other side. Steve Johnson, role model! While he is playing well, he has unfortunately inherited a family trait of extremely slow foot speed - in this, he clearly takes after Mrs Fastball.

The Caveman may be looking at a career in broadcasting. He's still playing t-ball so he wasn't suited up tonight for Fitzroy, but he was there watching. He has this peculiar repetitive way of speaking - one of the many reasons he's the Caveman. For every play we got a shouted comment "Daddy, that was an out Daddy!", "Daddy, he was safe right Daddy", or when the neighbour's kid missed all five of his pitches "Daddy, that's not good hitting, is it Daddy!"

The best player on our team would be the oldest of "les freres". Yes, we have French people in Fitzroy - probably more than in Quyon. Le frere made a great unassisted double play at shortstop, with the tag on the runner and stepping on second base. Again, you don't see these too often in 5-pitch. Le frere can also hit the ball hard. They use these 11 inch training softballs so they don't hurt that bad if you get whacked with it, but they can still leave a mark. Keep in mind the coach (i.e. me) is pitching to his own team, and we are in there fairly close. So when the older frere drove one back at me, I just got turned in time to avoid a "Sami Salo". Ha ha ha from the lady coach on the other team. Not funny, lady, not funny at all. Also not funny was the fact that it went off my hip directly to third baseman to give Dunrobin an out!

Anyway, 4 games over, 8 to go, lots of fun and looking forward to the big tournament on June 19. Who needs the ISC Qualifier when you have the Atom 5pitch West Carleton Championship?

Blitz edges WC Electric 5-2

Ottawa Blitz were 5-3 winners over West Carleton Electric in game two of the doubleheader on Wednesday night in Manotick.

Derick Bulley had the complete game win for the first team win of the season. Jeff Barber threw well in taking the loss for the Electric in his first game on the slab for WCE.

The Electric cashed the first run of the game in the top of two when Jeff Barber walked, move to second on a passed ball, then third on a ground out, and scored on Troy Wilson's RBI single.

Blitzos took a 3-1 lead after the third. Jamie Blakely tripled deep to right then Derek Bergeron walked. Russ Mitchell reached on an infield single to load the bases. Andrew Bruce earned an RBI when he reached on a fielder's choice. Then Will Mood doubled to score two more runs, but was thrown out 8-6 trying to get back to the two bag.

WC tied things in the top of the fourth, scoring two runs with two out. Wilson and Adam Brown hit back to back singles and were driven in on Steve Johnson's 2RBI double.

The home side took the lead for good in the bottom of five. Derek Bergeron led off with a double and scored on an Andrew Bruce single.

An insurance run was added by Ottawa in the sixth as Derek Martin walked and scored on Brett Dugan's triple.

The Electric had a great chance to even things in the top of the seventh but fell short. Beef Johnson led off with a fading off hand drive to right field, but Darron Barr came up with a big catch for the first out. Derek Barber then singled, Jeff Cavanagh reached on a dropped fly ball, and Neil Murphy hit a sharp single that went directly to the centrefielder preventing any runs. With the bases loaded, Bulley was able to induce a strikeout, bringing Dave Bahm to the plate. After a good at bat, Bahm drove the ball up the middle of the diamond, but the agile Bulley made an excellent play to field the ball and retire the final out of the game.

Blitz pitching
Bulley WIN 7IP 3R 2ER 8H 6K 1BB

Fitzroy pitching
J Barber LOSS 6IP 5R 5ER 7H 3K 2BB

Blitz hitting
Russ Mitchell 1-3
Andrew Bruce 1-3, 2RBI, R
Will Mood 2-2, 2RBI
Brett Dugan 1-3, 3B, RBI
Jamie Blakely 1-2, 3B, R
Derek Bergeron 1-2, 2R, BB, 2B

Fitzroy hitting
Beef Johnson 1-4, 2B, 2RBI
Derek Barber 2-4
Neil Murphy 2-4
Troy Wilson 2-3, RBI, R
Adam Brown 1-3, R

Barrhaven beats WC Electric 9-2

The Barrhaven Broadway Blues defeated West Carleton Electric in game one of the doubleheader on Wednesday night in Manotick despite a depleted roster.

Paul Ceppi threw well to earn the win, while Steve Cavanagh took the loss in the sixth inning mercy rule shortened game.

The triple Bs started off quickly scoring three in the first on back to back doubles by Steve Edgerton and Trevor Power, followed by a 2-run shot by wily veteran Donny Cox.

WC got back in the game with a pair in the top of the third. Jon Daley reached on a an error, Beef Johnson doubled and both were brought in by a 2RBI single off the bat of Derek Barber in his 'Trics debut.

Barrhaven's continued to pound the ball in the fourth, scoring two. First run was on a solo shot by Power. Then an RBI single by Trevor Lahey drove in Cox who had singled and stole second base.

The Blues put two more across in the fifth, with Joe Allan singling, then being driven in on Power's second home run of the night.

Barrhaven finished off the game in the sixth on Allan's two RBI triple, plating Lahey who had walked and Ceppi who reached on an error.

Barrhaven pitching
Ceppi - WIN 6IP 2R 0ER 3H 12K 2BB

Fitzroy pitching
Cavanagh - LOSS 5.2IP 9R 7ER 5K 1BB

Barrhaven hitting
Joe Allan 2-5, R, SB, 2RBI
Steve Edgerton 2-4, 2B, R
Trevor Power 3-4, 2xHR, 2B, 4RBI
Don Cox 3-4, HR, SB, 2RBI
Lindsay Medynski 2-4, 2B
Trevor Lahey 1-3, RBI, R

Fitzroy hitting
Jon Daley 1-2, R
Beef Johnson 1-2, BB, R, 2B
Derek Barber 1-3, 2RBI

Kars 7 Stittsville 0

from Cory Morrison

Kars defeated 56er's 7-0 Wednesday night at the Grove in Stittsville. Brad Porter got the win while Darren Featherstone to the loss. Kars opened the scoring in their half of the 1st as lead off hitter Christain Knapp took the first pitch off the bucket then Kevin Chevrier reached on an error to put runners on 1st and 2nd. After Chad Milne grounded out and Dave Tubman walked Cory Morrison hit a sac fly to score Knapp. Cory Alkerton then walked to load the bases and Chirs Hall hit a chopper between first and second beating our the throw to put the Aces up 2-0. Kars scored 4 more in the second as Knapp reached on an error, Chevrier singled, Tubman walked, Morrison doubled to clear the bases then Alkerton singled to score Morrison. The Aces added another in the 5th as Tubman doubled and later scored on a throwing error to 1st base.

Kars pitching
Brad Porter W 5IP 0R 4H 2BB 7K's

Stittsville pitching
Darren Featherstone L 4IP 7R 5H 3BB 4K's

Kars Batters
Dave Tubman 1/1 2B 2BB 2 runs
Cory Morrison 1/2 2B 4Rbi run
Cory Alkerton 1/2 Rbi run
Christian Knapp 1/2 2 runs

Stittsville Batters
Darren Featherston 1/3 3B
Ryan Bond 1/3
Dan Jessiman 1/3

Upper Ottawa Valley league to have four teams

from Ron Laronde

The Upper Ottawa Valley Men's Fastball League will have four teams this season: Micksburg Juniors, Micksburg Seniors, Douglas and Beachburg.

All games will be played in Micksburg on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:15. Each tame will play 9 games = 1 game against a local midget team. The season starts June 2nd with Douglas vs Beachburg and June 4th Micksburg Srs vs Micksburg Jrs.

Wednesday night in the GOFL

Wednesday night round up in GOFL play. More to follow on all results:

Barrhaven Broadway Blues 9 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 2
WP: Paul Ceppi
LP: Steve Cavanagh

Ottawa Blitz 5 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 3
WP: Derick Bulley
LP: Jeff Barber

Kars Aces 7 Stittsville 56ers 0
WP: Brad Porter
LP: Darren Featherstone

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

North Gower 4 Ottawa Blitz 0

from Andrew Bruce

North Gower kept their winning streak going with a 4-0 win over the Ottawa Blitz on Tuesday night in the 'Gower.

Ryan Chatten had the win with relief from Shannon Borho, while Jamie Blakely took the loss. Stephane Vinette had a two run HR for the Marlies.

more to follow

Monday, May 17, 2010

Carp wins at home 8-1 over Stittsville - WITH REPORT

from Mike Money

Carp I4C Victory (2-2-1) handed Stittsville 56ers (1-2) their second mercy rule loss in as many nights as the home side won 8-1.

Dan Konkle (1-1) and Kyle Olson threw for I4C, while Darren Featherstone (1-1) threw for Stittsville.

report from Eric Rosenquist

Carp I4C Victory bounced back nicely from a disappointing pair of results the night before, coming away with an 8-1 victory over the Stittsville 56ers on Thursday night.

Dan Konkle started for Carp and was relieved by Kyle Olson after one out in the 4th. The two Carp pitchers limited the Stittsville batters to just four hits over five innings.

Konkle struggled with his rise ball in the first inning, walking leadoff hitter Scott Herriot and then giving up a single to Darren Featherstone, but he got his drop and change working and retired the next two batters. Carp then caught a break when, with Herriot on third base, a ball to the backstop that would have normally meant a run bounced off the backstop and directly to catcher Al Read, who was able to tag Herriot for the 3rd out.

A similar play in the bottom of the first allowed Carp to score a run. With two away, Kevin McGuire hit a triple and then came home on a passed ball that hit the backstop and bounced away from Stittsville catcher Tyler Nystedt.

Carp added two more runs in the bottom of the third off a double by Tim Power, an RBI single by Aaron Amo, and an RBI double by Todd Storms. The damage might have been worse in the third had Stittsville LF Dan Jessiman not made a spectacular catch off a hit by Brooks Paziuk to end the inning.

The Carp bats kept things going in the bottom of the fourth, adding five more runs, including three off a Kevin McGuire home run to centre field.

With Kyle Olsen working a 1-2-3 5th inning, the 7 run lead was enough for a mercy win and the game ended after five innings.

ISC preseason rankings now available

The ISC preseason rankings are now out. This year, since there is no ISC II separate division, all teams are ranked together. The Quyon COMBAT Flyers come in at #36 in the rankings. Donnacona Blue Sox show up at #27.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Week 3 in the GOFL

The third week in GOFL play sees five games on the schedule before we get into the long weekend.

Tuesday night in the Gower sees the Marlboroughs (1-1-2) hosting the Ottawa Blitz (0-1-2) at 8:30pm.

The usual Wednesday night doubleheader in Manotick will see West Carleton Electric (2-2-1) in to play two games - 7pm against the Broadway Barrhaven Blues (2-1) and 9pm against the Blitz.

Also on Wednesday, at the Grove in Stittsville at 8:30pm the Kars Aces (1-1) come to town to face the 56ers (1-2).

The final game of the week sees Kars to play I4C Victory (2-2-1) at the Carp Fairgrounds on Thursday at 8:30pm.

Originally the Blitz were supposed to travel to Quyon to face the Flyers (2-1) on Thursday, however that game has been postponed to a later date.

Friday night fastball results in Fitzroy UPDATED

In the doubleheader in Fitzroy Harbour on Friday night, North Gower took 3 of a possible 4 points.

West Carleton Electric 6 North Gower Marlboroughs 6

Game one saw West Carleton Electric and North Gower tie at 6-6. The home side at one point has a 6-1 lead, but squandered it as the Marlies scored 4 in the seventh for the tie.

Bud Hanlon threw the complete game for Fitzroy, while Shannon Borho, Andrew Wiggim and Gord Flannery all threw for North Gower, with the veteran Flannery earning the "tie".

North Gower scored in the top of the first as Anil Hayne's ground out scored Kevin Schonfeld who had singled, moved to second on a wild pitch, and took third on a throwing error. WC Electric responded with two in the bottom half as Neil Murphy continued his hot hitting with a two run homer.

Fitzroy added a run in the second when Dave Bahm reached on a misplayed fly ball and scored after consecutive singles by Jon Daley and Beef Johnson. Borho was removed mid inning and replaced by Wiggim on the slab.

WC pushed the lead to 6-1 in the fourth. Daley and Johnson led off the inning with a pair of walks. Neil Murphy marked his third RBI in the book with a single and Jeff Cavanagh drove in another pair with a double. This ended Wiggin's turn on the slab as the wily veteran Flannery came in to throw and got the Marlies out of the inning.

Anil Hayne's solo shot in the sixth narrowed the lead to four runs for Fitzroy.

North Gower completed the comeback in the top of the seventh. Benoit Boivon led off with a shallow single that was tricky to play in the wind. Nick Bowman then singled up the middle. Derrick Lichti's high fly ball was tricky to play in the swirling wind and became a two RBI triple to give the Marlboroughs some life. After a ground out and a strikeout, Derek Dumond's clutch RBI single narrowed the gap to one. After Lichti moved to second on a wild pitch, the tying run was scored when Anil Hayne hit an infield single deep to shortstop. The throw to first was offline, and Dumond rounded third and scored on an errant attempt at the plate. Hanlon got out of the inning and WC Electric was enable to score in the bottom of the frame, so the game remained tied at 6-6.

Fitzroy pitching
Bud Hanlon - TIE - 7IP 6R 4ER 11H 5K 0BB

North Gower pitching
Shannon Borho - 1.2IP 3R 1ER 4H 4K 0BB
Andrew Wiggim - 1.2IP 3R 3ER 2H 1K 4BB
Gord Flannery - TIE - 3.2IP 0R 0ER 2H 4K 0BB

Fitzroy hitting
Jon Daley 1-3 2R BB
Beef Johnson 1-2 R RBI BB Sac
Neil Murphy 3-4 HR 3RBI 2R
Jeff Cavanagh 2-4 2RBI
Jason Armstrong 1-4

North Gower hitting
Kevin Schonfeld 2-4 2B 2R
Derek Dumond 1-4 R RBI
Anil Hayne 2-4 HR 2RBI R
Gord Flannery 2-2 2B
Benoit Boivon 1-3 R
Nick Bowman 1-3 R
Derrick Lichti 2-3 3B 2RBI R

North Gower Marlboroughs 9 West Carleton Electric 2

The second game was a 9-2 five-inning mercy win by North Gower over Fitzroy. Ryan Chatten had the win while Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

The Marlies scored early and often, plating 1 in the first, 4 in the second, 1 in the fourth and three in the fifth to seal the mercy win.

WC Electric managed to push singles across in the third and fifth.

Fitzroy pitching
Steve Cavanagh - LOSS - 5IP 9R 8ER 14H 6K 0BB

North Gower pitching
Ryan Chatten - WIN - 5IP 2R 2ER 5H 5K 1BB

Fitzroy hitting
Jon Daley 1-3 R SB
Beef Johnson 1-3 RBI
Neil Murphy 1-3 2B RBI
Shawn Ryan 1-2 R
Adam Brown 1-2

Thanks to North Gower for representing in the hall afterward and supporting our sponsor through refreshment sales. We closed the hall just before 1am...and I got up at 5am to do some fishing hoping to erase memories of a not so successful Friday at the ball park. But the fishing was no good either.

Quyon makes it to A semi final in Millgrove Tournament

updates from Kenny Fleck and Moe Laframboise

Quyon COMBAT Flyers were undefeated in the round robin of the Millgove Tournament (near Burlington) but lost out in the A semi-final on Sunday.

Saturday games (round robin)

Game 1: In the early morning game, Quyon defeated Curve Lake 3-1 with Joran Graham throwing the complete game.

Game 2: Just after noon, Quyon faced the always strong Waterdown Hammer and came away with a 3-2 victory. Drew Hathway had the win and Joran Graham had a two run homer.

Game 3: The Flyers stayed undefated in early evening game with an 11-7 win over Linwood. Quyon scored 4 runs with 2 out in top 1, capitalizing on some errors. But in the bottom of the first Linwood scored seven runs, 5 off Chad Hargrvoe, then 2 off Drew Hathway. Tourney pick up Mike Noftall came in to pitching in the second inning and he stayed in to finish the game as Quyon came back for the win. Joran Graham hit a 3-run moon shot that as per reports may have landed near Brampton.

Sunday elimination round:

The perfect record put the Flyers through the A division semi-final of the 12 team tournament.

Game 4: Quyon played Ohsweken Redmen and were shutout 2-0 by Tom Berube. Mike Noftall took the loss.

You would known all this earlier if you were following fitzroyfastball on Twitter.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Quyon has good start in Millgrove Tournament

The Quyon COMBAT Flyers started well at the Millgrove tournament.

In the early morning game they defeated Curve Lake 3-1 with Joran Graham throwing the complete game.

At the noon game against the Waterdown Hammer, Quyon again won, this time by a score of 3-2. Drew Hathway had the win and Joran Graham had a two run homer.

Next up at 5:40pm is Linwood.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Quyon in Millgrove this weekend

The Quyon COMBAT Flyers will be in Millgrove this weekend, down in the Burlington area, for the Early Bird Tournament.

There are twelve teams entered with some quality competition: Curve Lake Smoke Cignals, Garden City Lizards, Cobourg Force, Linwood, Kitchener Outlaws, Elmira Expos, Ohsweken Redmen, Kitchener Selects, Waterdown Hammer, Waterdown Target and Niagara Dawgs.

The Flyers start Saturday and will face Curve Lake at 8:30am, Waterdown Hammer at 12:40pm and Linwood at 5:40pm. All teams advance on Sunday to the elimination playdowns for the A, B or C final.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jim Bradford Tournament

The word from Steve Bedard is that the Jim Bradford Memorial tournament down in Grafton June 11-13 will have about 16 teams this year. He was hoping for 20, but doesn't look like he'll quite get there. But no shame in 16 teams, that's a good showing. WC Electric, Kars and Quyon are going from this area.

Quyon wins big in Stittsville - UPDATED INFO

from Joe McCleary

In the Wednesday night GOFL game in Stittsville, the Quyon Flyers (2-1) defeated Stittsville 56ers (1-1) by a score of 10-1.

Matt Greer (2-0) had the win, throwing a one hitter. Chad Hargrove (0-1) took the loss.

details from Moe Laframboise

Quyon Wins At The Grove

The Quyon Combat Flyers returned to Alexander Grove Park for the 2nd time this year on Wednesday night and evened up the season series against the hosting 56ers.

Chaz Hargrove got the start for the 56ers and took the loss, while Matt Greer toed the rubber for Quyon and was credited with the win.

Quyon got on the board early with two in the first. After retiring the first two batters he faced, Hargrove surrendered a triple to #3 hitter Nick Armitage. Armitage would then score on Greer's hard hit grounder to thirdbase. The Flyers 2nd run came by way of Greer swiping home on a passed ball.

Stittsville got one back in the bottom half of the inning. With two-out, Dan Jessiman hit a moon shot to centrefield. This proved to be Stittsville's only hit of the night.

Greer's solid pitching performance was backed by some good defence by the Quyon middle infield, turning two double-plays on the night (6-3, 4-6-3).

The Flyers stranded 7 runners through the 1st 4 innings, before breaking out for 6 runs in the 5th.

After a Luke Young 2 RBI single, Quyon loaded the bases for Greer. Cooney responded with a hit, which ended up clearing the bases on a fielding error. Greer would then score on a Joe McCleary RBI single.

Quyon Combat Flyers
Luke Young 2-4 2R 2B 2RBI
Nick Armitage 2-2 2R 3B 2RBI BB SAC
Matt Greer 1-2 2R 4RBI 2BB
Joe McCleary 2-4 RBI
Steve McCord 1-1 2R 2BB

Barrhaven upends Carp 6-1 in nightcap - WITH STORY

from Eric Rosenquist

The Barrhaven Broadway Blues (2-1) defeated Carp I4C Victory (1-2-1) in the second game of the GOFL doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night by a score of 6-1.

from Tony Riches

Another cold night of ball saw Barrhaven Broadway Blues defeat Carp I4C Victory 6-1 Wednesday night in the second game of Carp`s doubleheader at the Manotick Arena.

Trevor Lahey (1-1) had a very strong outing for the Blues, allowing only three hits and an unearned run in the complete game win. Kyle Olson (1-1) took the loss in relief of Dan Konkle, both pitchers having thrown complete games earlier in the evening.

Barrhaven opened the scoring with two runs in the fourth, greeting Olson with four consecutive hits and a walk before he escaped the bases loaded jam.

They added a single run in the fifth before putting up three more in their last at bat.

Steve Edgerton continued his hot start with three hits and two runs batted in. Shawn Simzer scored the lone Carp run, reaching on a dropped fly ball, then coming around to score on a passed ball and another error.

Al Read 1-3
Dan Konkle 1-3
Todd Storms 1-3

Konkle 3IP 2H 0R 6K
Olson (L) 3IP 8H 4ER 2BB 3K

Edgerton 3-4 2 RBI
Lindsay Medynski 2-3 2 RBI
Calvin Medynski 1-3 2B 2R BB
Don Cox 1-4 3B RBI R

Lahey 7IP 3H 0ER 8K 0BB

FF now on Twitter

All the cool kids are on Twitter now I guess.

I'm going to try tweeting for a while, so if you are into that kinda thing, start following fitzroyfastball and we'll see how it works out.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blitz and I4C tie at 5 - UPDATED

In GOFL action on Wednesday night, in the first of the doubleheader in Manotick, the Ottawa Blitz (0-1-2) scored three in the seventh inning to earn a 5-5 tie with Carp I4C Victory (1-1-1).

from Andrew Bruce

Blitz Rally for 3 to tie Carp I4C Victory

For the second time in three games the Blitz rallied from behind in their final at bat to salvage a point.

The Blitz opened the scoring in the bottom of the second on a leadoff walk to Jon Ferguson and an RBI single from Derek Martin.

Carp responded in the top of the third and pushed a run across on singles from the bats of Dan Rollin, Al Read and Dan Konkle.

In the bottom of the third Andrew Bruce singled with one out and was advanced to third on two wild pitches and later scored on an RBI single from Ron Hrycak, putting the Blitz up 2-1.

Carp broke things open in the 5th inning when Todd Storms hit a 2-out triple to right centre field cashing Kevin McGuire and Dan Konkle. Storms was then scored on a single by Brooks Paziuk, putting Carp up 4-2 after 5 innings.

Al read added some insurance for Carp in the top of 7. Read led off with a single, followed by a double by Kevin McGuire and a walk to Dan Konkle to load the bases with no one out. Derick Bulley entered the game to replace Jamie Blakely on the mound for the Blitz. Bulley surrendered a 1-out sac fly to left field before closing the inning with his second strike out. Carp up 5-2.

The Blitz started their rally in the bottom of the 7th with a leadoff double by Russ Mitchell. With one away Tony Searle and Andrew Bruce both singled, closing the gap to 5-3, followed by 3 two-out walks to score the tying run. Dan Konkle was able to stop the Blitz rally with the bases loaded and the go-ahead run on third base, ending the game in a 5-5 tie.

Blitz Pitching:

Jamie Blakely: 6 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 9 H, 7 K, 3 BB
Derick Bulley: 1 IP, 0 R, 2 K

Blitz Hitting:

Andrew Bruce: 2 for 4, 2 R
Tony Searle: 1 for 2, 1 R, RBI
Russ Mitchel: 1 for 2, 1 R, BB
Ron Hrycak: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI
Derek Martin: 1 for 3, 2 RBI
Jon Ferguson: 4 BB, 1 R

Victory Pitching:

Dan Konkle: 7 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 11 K

Victory Hitting:

Dan Konkle: 2 for 3, 1R, BB, RBI
Dan Rollin: 2 for 4, 1 R
Al Read: 2 for 4, 1 R
Kevin McGuire 2 for 4, 1 R
Brooks Paziuk: 1 for 3, 2 RBI, BB
Todd Storms: 1 for 4, 3B, 1R, 2 RBI

Smiths Falls Juniors holding open tryouts

Junior-aged male fastball players (23 and under) and invited to try out for the Smiths Falls redmen Junior Fastball team.

First tryout will be on Sunday May 16th at 1pm at Lower Reach Park in Smiths Falls.

For questions call Bob Mulrooney @ 613-284-2128 or Greg Purcell @ 613-283-8429.

Stats being fixed

GOFL stats geeks may have noticed that the player statistics on our website at www.GOFL.ca are not working properly. Our webmaster is working to get it fixed, and once things are ready to go all teams will be asked to update their statistics accordingly.

Kars downs Blitz 7-0 in nightcap at North Gower UPDATED

from Cory Morrison

Kars Aces Defeat Ottawa Blitz 7-0

Kars Aces (1-1) notched their first win of the season with a 7-0 of the Ottawa Blitz (0-1-1) at the North Gower Community Park on Tuesday night.

Kars opened the scoring in the first as Christian Knapp hit a lead off triple and scored on Kevin Chevrier's fielder's choice. A single by Dave Tubman followed by two walks to Chad Milne and Cory Morrison led to a 2 run single by Andy Davey to put the home side up 3-0.

Kars added to their lead in the 3rd when Corey Alkerton's sac fly scored Dave Tubman who had walked to lead off the inning then Scott Marion singled to bring home Milne who had earlier singled.

Cory Morrison hit a 2 run double in the 4th to score Knapp and Milne to put the Aces up 7 after 4 innings. Brad Porter retired the side in the 5th to end the game due to the mercy rule.

Easton Batters

Chad Milne 1/1 2BB's 3 Runs Scored
Dave Tubman 1/2 1B 2 Runs Scored
Andy Davey 1/2 1B 2Rbi
Cory Morrison 1/2 2B 2Rbi

Ottawa Blitz Batter

Easton Pitching
Brad Porter (1-0) 0R 3H 3BB 8K

Ottawa Blitz Pitching
Derek Bully (0-1) 7R 6H 6BB 4K

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

WC Electric wins 1-0 over North Gower

with info from Bud Hanlon, Jon Daley and TC - I was coaching Fitzroy Jr's game tonight (he won, thanks for asking) so I am relying on these reporters for the details

West Carleton Electric (2-1) prevailed by a score of 1-0 in GOFL action Tuesday night in North Gower in the first game of the doubleheader over the NG Marlboroughs (0-1-1).

Bud Hanlon (2-0) had the win, throwing six innings, while Steve Cavanagh threw the final frame and earned the save. Ryan Chatten (0-1) took the loss and had relief from Shannon Borho.

The Electric scored the only run of the game in the first when Jon Daley lead the game off with a walk and scored on Neil Murphy's double.

The two teams will meet up again on Friday night in a doubleheader in Fitzroy Harbour. Game times are 7pm and 9pm.

Gil Read Memorial Tournament has a new venue - Carp

from Al Read

There have been some new developments regarding the 3rd Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament. As many of you are aware, the City of Ottawa has increased their prices for the diamonds around the City. The contract we received this year also includes HST and totals $5,552.18 to rent Carlington Park for one weekend.

Consequently we have decided to change venues to decrease our costs. Therefore, the tournament will still be held July 23rd, 24th & 25th, however they will now be at the Carp Fairgrounds in the town of Carp, 10 minutes north of Kanata. There will not be a women’s division. Everything else will remain the same, including the entry fee and the prizes.

We hope you enjoy the new venue. Should you wish to contact me about entry to the tournament or for anything else including exact location or hotel information, please don’t hesitate to call Allan Read, Wk - 613-599-9600 ext 246, Hm - 613-435-3199 or aread@LWLaw.com.

3rd Annual Gil Read Memorial Men's Fastpitch Tournament

The 3rd Annual Gil Read Memorial Men’s Fastpitch tournament will be held at the Carp Fairgrounds in Carp Ontario the weekend of July 23rd, 24th and 25th 2010.

The first 12 teams will be accepted with entry fee set at $450.00

Prize money will be handed out as follows:

1st Place $1800.00
2nd Place $700.00

Tournament is open to all players with pitchers required to be of ISC II caliber.

Beer tent onsite!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Other area men's fastball leagues

Some info one other men's fastball leagues in the area.

- Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League has 10 teams this season.

- Trend Arlington Men's Fastball League has 6 teams this season.

- Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League has six teams this season, up from 4 last year.

- Kingston Men's Fastball League has 6 teams.

- Upper Ottawa Valley Men's Fastball League reportedly will have 4 teams this season - they are still finalizing things.

Anyone with any information on the other men's fastball leagues in the area (South Grenville League? Cornwall district league?) feel free to send me the deets at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com).

Loughborough Fastball League report

from Jeff Hannah

The Loughborough Fastball League will once again have 9 teams this season. The Battersea Merchants have folded, but there is a new team out of Newburgh (North of Napanee) with a core group of players that graduated from the Napanee Junior team last year.

The teams in the league are:

Kingston Cowboys
Napanee North Key Juniors
North Fredricksburg Kings
Sunbury Merchants
Enterprise Oasis Pools
Sydenham Men's
Newburgh Men's
Napanee Midgets
Sydenham Midgets

The league will hold two League showcase nights where 4 league games will be played at one park. One at Keeley Rd in Sydenham, and one in Napanee.

June 17th will be the LFL night at Keeley Rd with the following schedule:

6:30 Enterprise vs Sydenham Midgets
6:30 Kingston Cowboys vs North Fred Kings
8:30 Newburgh vs Sydenham
8:30 Napanee Jrs vs Sunbury

July 22th will be the LFL night in Napanee with the following schedule:

6:30 Napanee Midgets vs Sydenham Mens
6:30 Enterprise vs North Fred Kings
8:30 Sunbury vs Napanee Jrs
8:30 Kingston Cowboys vs Newburgh

The league has voted for a year end tournament for the second year in a row, which will be held Sept 10-12 weekend at the Keeley Road Diamonds in Sydenham. This tournament will be a true Double Knock out tournament.

North Leeds League update

from Terry McCann

Good news from the North Leeds Men's Fastball League - it appears that they have expanded to 6 teams this year. The four returning teams (Greenbush, Lyn, Newboro and Smiths Falls Juniors) will be joined by two new teams from Eastons Corners and Maynard. Apparently there are a lot of new young players in the league.

Teams will play a 10 game schedule every Thursday night, starting on May 20th.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Week 2 in the GOFL

Let's hope things warm up for week 2 of the GOFL season, as there are eight games on tap including three doubleheaders.

Tuesday night will see a doubleheader at the North Gower diamond, with West Carleton Electric facing North Gower Marlboroughs at 7pm followed by Ottawa Blitz at the Kars Aces in the 9pm game.

The Wednesday night doubleheader in Manotick sees Carp I4C Victory playing two games - first against the Ottawa Blitz at 7pm then the Barrhaven Broadway Blues at 9pm.

The Grove in Stittsville on Wednesday at 8:30pm sees Quyon COMBAT Flyers back again to avenge last week's loss against the Stittsville 56ers.

Thursday night in Carp, I4C will host the 56ers at 8:30pm.

To wrap up the week, Friday night fastball in Fitzroy Harbour has the Marlboroughs in town to face the Electric for a two game set at 7pm and 9pm.

Watch the blog and www.GOFL.ca for some upcoming changes to the schedule as some games in June and July will need to be moved.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

North Gower's new logo

TC sends on the new logo for the North Gower Marlboroughs.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Carp wins 6-5 at home over Barrhaven

from Tony Riches

In an otherwise well pitched game, big innings were the story at the Carp Fairgrounds Thursday night. Carp I4C Victory stormed out to a 5-0 first inning lead then saw Barrhaven Broadway Blues come back with four runs of their own one frame later and eventually tie the game in the fifth before Kevin McGuire`s solo home run in the bottom of the inning provided the deciding run.

Blues starter Paul Ceppi experienced some early grip problems on the chilly evening, which led to the first four Carp batters reaching base, three of those with walks. Aaron Amo and Shawn Simzer came up with big hits to produce runs, Simzer`s double falling out of Steve Edgerton`s glove as he hit the ground attempting to end the inning with a diving catch. Barrhaven missed another chance to get out of the inning limiting the damage to three runs, but an infield throwing error allowed two more to cross. The former Manotick squad came back right away however, thanks to Edgerton`s bases loaded triple and Trevor Power`s infield hit. Ceppi and Victory starter Dan Konkle found a groove for the remainder of their evenings, each throwing four before giving way to Kyle Olson and Trevor Lahey in the fifth. The Blues took advantage of a Carp error and a two out RBI single by Jordan Adams to tie the game before McGuire broke the tie leading off the Carp`s half of the inning.

Adams 2-3, R, RBI
Don Cox 2-3
Edgerton 1-3, 3B, R, 3RBI, BB

Ceppi 4IP 3H 3ER 4BB 9K
Lahey (L) 2IP 1H 1ER 2BB 4K

Amo 2-4 3B, R, RBI
McGuire 1-2 HR, BB
Eric Colvin 3BB, R, SB

Konkle 4IP 5H 4ER 4BB 8K
Olson (W) 3IP 2H 0ER 4K

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Quyon tops WC Electric 7-0 on Thursday

The Quyon COMBAT Flyers bested West Carleton Electric in a 5-inning mercy game by a score of 7-0 in Quyon's home opener on Thursday night.

It was a frosty evening for ball, as a good crowd was on hand in anticipation of the annual Basket of Booze draw.

Matt Greer had the two-hit shutout win, while Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

Quyon scored a single in the second when Tim Craig reached on a single, took second on a wild pitch, and scored on a Troy Cote RBI single.

A six run outburst on seven hits in the bottom of the fourth sealed the win for the Flyers, as they sent 10 men to the plate. Kenny Fleck, Shawn Laframboise, Nick Armitage (2) and Matt Greer (2 run homer) all had RBIs.


Matt Greer WIN 5IP 0R 2H 9K 1BB 1HBP

Steve Cavanagh LOSS 4IP 7R 7ER 11H 6K 0BB 1HBP


Shawn Laframboise 2-3, RBI, R
Nick Armitage 2-2, 2B, 2RBI, R
Matt Greer 1-3, HR, 2RBI, R
Steve McCord 1-3
Tim Craig 2-3, 2xR
Curtis Daly 1-2, R
Kenny Fleck 1-2, RBI, R

Jon Daley 1-3
Dave Bahm 1-2

Stittsville wins 4-2 in rain-shortened game over Quyon

with info from Joe McCleary and John Craig

Stittsville 56ers won their home opener at the Grove 4-2 in a rain-shortened game in the fourth over the Quyon COMBAT Flyers.

Darren Featherstone had the win for the 56ers while Drew Hathway took the loss for Quyon.

North Gower and Ottawa Blitz tie at 5 in second game of DH

with info from Tyler Cox

The North Gower Marlboroughs and Ottawa Blitz tied 5-5 in the second game of the doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night.

The game was played in a constant rain until it was called after the fifth.

North Gower used four pitchers. Shannon Borho started, was relieved by Ryan Chatten, who was relieved by Gord Flannery, who was relieved by Andrew Wiggin (who only faced one batter). Flannery earned the credit for the tie.

Jamie Blakely earned the tie for the Blitzos, throwing 4 1/3, and had relief for the final two outs from Derick Bulley.

The Blitz threatened in the bottom of the fifth. With two out, the bases loaded and the score tied 5-5 and rookie Wiggam in to pitch, wild pitch went into the screen. North Gower catcher Benoit Boivin scrambled and flipped the ball to Wiggim who applied a tag on the runner to get the final out.

Barrhaven Broadway Blues newest GOFL team

The former Manotick Lomor Printers will now be known as the Barrhaven Broadway Blues, as per an announcement today from team captain Tony Riches.

Trevor Power of the Broadway restaurant in Barrhaven is the new sponsor of the veteran GOFL team.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Barrhaven defeats Kars 9-2 in first game of doubleheader UPDATED

from Tony Riches

Two old teams with new names and a few new faces met in GOFL action Wednesday night in Manotick. Barrhaven Broadway Blues, formerly Manotick Lomor Printers, used a couple of big innings and two double plays to defeat the Kars Aces, formerly Team Easton, by a score of 9-2.

Last year`s Easton workhorse Brad Porter drew the starting assignment for Kars while the Blues sent lefty Trevor Lahey to the mound. Both starters threw very well for two innings before umpire Teddy Metcalfe summoned a tape measure and determined thst the pitchers were firing bullets from the ladies mound. A short search uncovered the pitching rubber three feet behind and the game resumed, with new Kars addition Kristian Knapp opening the scoring with a two run homer. The Aces held that lead into the fifth when both teams changed pitchers and the Blues jumped on league newcomer Chris Hall for a six run inning highlited by Calvin Medynski`s two run single. Barrhaven added to their lead and closed out the game in the sixth with three runs, the final blow being delivered by their newest addition, Jordan Adams.

Knapp 1-2 2 run HR, BB
Alkerton 1-2, R

Porter 4IP 0H 4BB 8K
Hall(L) 1.2IP 5H 4BB 2K 2HBP

C Medynski 1-3 2RBI HBP
Power 1-3 2RBI BB
Steve Edgerton 1-2 2R 2BB

Lahey 4IP 4H 3K
Paul Ceppi(W) 2IP 0H 3K 2BB

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

WC Electric wins home opener 3-0 over I4C Victory

West Carleton Electric won their home opener 3-0 over Carp I4C Victory in GOFL play in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday night.

The Electric used two pitchers, two home runs and two timely double plays to come out on top in the first game of the season.

Bud Hanlon had the win for the home squad, while Troy Wilson earned the save. Dan Konkle took the loss and had relief from Kyle Olson.

Dave Bahm put Fitzroy on the board with a home run in his first at bat in GOFL play, nailing the first pitch he saw deep to centre-right field for a 1-0 lead in the second.

WC Electric also scored one in the third, but could have scored more, as they left the bases loaded. Jon Daley singled with one out for the 'Trics. After a strikeout, Mitchell Taylor singled and agressive baserunning by Daley put him on third. When Jeff Cavanagh reached on an error, the score was 2-0. Troy Wilson then walked to load the bases, but Konkle ended the inning with a pop up.

Kevin McGuire led off the fourth for I4C with an infield single, and moved to second on a Konkle walk. After Hanlon struck out the next batter, a well executed 4-6-3 double play finished the inning.

Beef Johnson's lead off home run in the fifth was the third run of the game for WC Electric, as Kyle Olson came in on relief.

With Troy Wilson in to finish the game on the slab for Fitzroy, I4C Victory had their best chance of the night to score in the sixth. Aaron Amo doubled to left-centre to lead off. After walks to Kevin McGuire and Kyle Olson, the bases were loaded with one out. Wilson struck out the next batter for the first out. The next batter dribbled one just in front of the plate and catcher Beef Johnson pounced on the ball, got the force at home and the out at first to end the inning and preserve the shutout.

I4C had two base runners in the seventh with Shawn Simzer reaching on an error and Eric Colvin's single, but Wilson got out of the inning to give WC Electric their first win of the 2010 campaign.


Bud Hanlon WIN 5IP 0R 2H 6K 2BB 1HBP
Troy Wilson SAVE 2IP 0R 2H 2K 2BB

Dan Konkle LOSS 3IP 2R 1ER 4H 5K 1BB
Kyle Olson 3IP 1R 1ER 3H 4K 0BB 1HBP


Jon Daley 1-4, R
Beef Johnson 2-3, HR, RBI, R
Mitchell Taylor 1-3
Jeff Cavanagh 1-3
Dave Bahm 1-3, HR, RBI, R
Adam Brown 1-3, HBP

Eric Colvin 1-4
Aaron Amo 2-4, 2B, SB
Kevin McGuire 1-2, BB
Dan Konkle 0-2, 2xBB

Monday, May 03, 2010

2010 is about to begin....but let's not forget the past

Welcome back to all you blog readers who are just now returning for your Fitzroy Fastball fix.

Over the winter, the blog featured several blasts from the past. In case you missed them, here they are:

July 14, 1994
September 24, 1956
May 17, 1995
July 8, 1985
July 29, 1991
August 12, 1990
June 1, 1973
February 25, 1993
May 9, 1990
August 15, 1986

Millgrove Early Bird and Snapper Shootout schedules

Al's Fastball has the schedules posted for both the Millgrove Early Bird (May 14-16) and Snapper Shootout (June 4-6) tournaments.

The Quyon COMBAT Flyers are entered in both of these events.

ISC Qualifiers in June

from Blair Setford

With teams starting to get their first taste of action in the next few days, I want to take this opportunity remind you of the two Canada East ISC Qualifiers in Innerkip & Napanee June 18-20 plus the "Last Chance" qualifier in Port Huron June 25-27.

Spots are limited in all of these tournaments and entries will be decided on a first-paid entry basis.

A total of five berths to the 2010 ISC World Tournament in Midland, MI are available to won.

Please make your cheque for $365 payable to ISC Canada East and mail to:

Blair Setford
ISC Canada East
2927 Nipiwin Drive
Mississauga, ON L5N 1Y1

Additional info is below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Blair Setford at blairjs@rogers.com. We ask that you submit a preliminary roster by May 15. Changes can be made up to June 14.

Thanks for your past support of the ISC. We look forward to seeing you on a diamond this summer.

June 18-20, 2010
Canada East ISC Qualifier – Napanee, ON
Berths: 2 ISC berths to highest finishing Canada East teams (additional berth may be available)
Format: Double-knockout
Entry Fee & Deadline: $365 CDN, payable to ISC Canada East – May 15, 2010 deadline
Local Contact: Brad MacDonald - brad.macdonald99@yahoo.com
ISC Contact & Rep: Blair Setford – blairjs@rogers.com
UIC: Steve Bedard – sjbgolf@hotmail.com

June 18-20, 2010
Canada East ISC Qualifier – Innerkip, ON
Berths: 2 ISC berths to highest finishing Canada East teams (additional berth may be available)
Format: Double-knockout
Entry Fee & Deadline: $365 CDN, payable to ISC Canada East – May 15, 2010 deadline
Local Contact: Tim Wright – twri7823@rogers.com
ISC Contact & Rep: Blair Setford – blairjs@rogers.com
UIC: Peter Kluszczynski – kluzzy@sympatico.ca

June 25-27, 2010
Port Huron, MI
Berths: 1 ISC berth to highest finishing Canada East team.
Format: 3-game guarantee – Pool winners advance to elimination round
Entry fee: $375 - $400US depending on number of teams
Contact: Kurt Schieman – kurt.schieman@semcoenergy.com
UIC: Ted Germaine – teddyump57@yahoo.com
ISC Rep: tba
Note: One berth will be available to the top finishing Canada East team

Elkland Softball Association Round Robin tournament results

from Bill Sherman

The Elkland Softball Association's 9th annual early bird round robin had some great competition all day long as the NY Bombers captured the title in 80 degree weather. The Bombers finished the tourney with a 3 and 1 record while only giving up 6 runs all day to be crowned champions at the 2010 opener in Elkland,Pa.

1st NY Bombers 3-1
2nd NY Express 3-1
3rd ESA Bellys 3-1
4th Papa Johns 1-3
5th J.A Transportation 0-4

Game 1
ESA Bellys 8
JA Transportation 1
WP Bill Sherman
LP Dean Vanzile

Game 2
NY Bombers 8
NY Express 1
WP Shawn Sampson
LP Chip Gifford

Game 3
ESA Bellys 5
Papa Johns 2
WP Ryan Cummings
LP Ricky Skidowski

Game 4
NY Bombers 11
JA Transportation 0
WP Justin Heymen
LP Ira Davenport

Game 5
NY Express 5
ESA Bellys 4
WP Geoge Topper
LP Bill Sherman

Game 6
Papa Johns 7
JA Transportation 4
WP Sam Shuss
LP Dean Vanzile jr

Game 7
ESA Bellys 5
NY Bombers 2
WP Ryan Cummings
LP Shawn Sampson

Game 8
NY Express 13
Papa Johns 4
WP Jim Bevacqua
LP Rick Skidowski

Game 9
NY Bombers 7
Papa Johns 0
WP Justin Heymen
LP Sam Shuss

Game 10
NY Express 6
JA Transportation 4
WP Chuck Smith
LP Dean Vanzile

Sunday, May 02, 2010

GOFL starts this week

After a long winter, the 2010 Greater Ottawa Fastball League season is finally getting ready to start this week.

The GOFL will feature eight teams this season.

Defending champions Stittsville 56ers will be out to try and retain possession of the I4C Consulting Trophy. Also back are 2009 finalists Quyon COMBAT Flyers, Carp I4C Victory, Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric, Manotick Lomor Printers and the Ottawa Blitz.

Returning teams with a new look are the Kars Aces (formerly Ottawa Team Easton) and North Gower Marlboroughs (formerly Greely Eagles).

The Orleans Gators have withdrawn from the GOFL for 2010 due to player availability issues and hope to return in the future.

The first game of the season will be at the newly renovated diamond in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday at 8:30pm as West Carleton Electric host Carp I4C Victory.

Wednesday night will feature a rematch of last year's finals as the Quyon COMBAT Flyers visit the Grove to face the Stittsville 56ers at 8:30pm.

The Wednesday night doubleheader at the Manotick Arena diamonds will see the Kars Aces face Manotick Lomor Printers at 7pm, with North Gower Marlboroughs visiting the Ottawa Blitz in the night cap at 9pm.

Quyon will have their home opener with their new Thursday night time slot at 7:30pm, hosting their cross-river rivals WC Electric.

The final game of the opening week see the Printers at the Carp Fairgrounds to face I4C Victory at 8:30pm.

Season starts tonight for BMFL

Fastball in eastern Ontario officially kicks off tonight, with the first three games in the Blackburn Men's Fastball League. Looks like seven teams in Blackburn this year.