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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Friday, July 29, 2011

Fastball news round up

Spotted three interesting articles on the Inter-Web today.

1. An article on the Junior Canadians coming up soon in Napanee.

2. An article on the Canadian Native Fastball Championships being held in Winnipeg.

3. An article about the Orleans Rebels women's program.

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GOFL Week 13 - FINAL week preview

The final week of Greater Ottawa Fastball League play will feature two make up games.

On Wednesday, Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric will face I4C Victory at the Carp Fairgrounds in a 9pm start. The winner of this game will earn 5th place.

Thursday will see the final GOFL games with Quyon Combat Flyers hosting Kars Aces in a doubleheader at 7pm and 9pm.

GOFL best of five playoff series will start the week of August 8th. Winners of the three playoffs series will join the Quyon Combat Flyers in the "Final Weekend Showdown" double knockout tournament in Quyon on September 9 and 10 to determine the GOFL playoff champion.


Quyon sweeps doubleheader, remains undefeated

The Quyon Combat Flyers undefeated season continued with two wins over I4C Victory in GOFL play in Carp on Thursday night.

In the first game, the Flyers won 9-1 in five innings. Drew Hathway had the win, with a one hitter. Bill Gerber took the loss for Carp.

The nightcap saw Quyon win 9-3. Joran Graham was the winning thrower for the Flyers, while Neil Cooke took the loss and had relief from Ryan Chatten.

Quyon has a double header remaining against Kars to finish off the season, while Carp will host Fitzroy next week in their last game.

The Thursday results solidify some positions in the GOFL standings.

1. Quyon (13-0-3) will finish first overall, and will take the bye to the GOFL Final Weekend Showdown tournament in Quyon on September 9/10.

2. Kars (11-5) will finish second place. They will face Stittsville in a first round best of five match up.

3. Barrhaven (7-8-3) clinches third place and home field advantage for the first round. They will play the sixth seed in a best of five series.

4. The Blitz (7-9-2) end up in fourth place and also have home field advantage for the first round. The Blitzos will play the fifth seed in a best of five series.

5/6. Carp (6-11) and Fitzroy (6-10-1) have a game remaining to be made up next week. If Carp wins, the get the fifth seed and will play the Blitz and Fitzroy plays Barrhaven. If Fitzroy wins, or the game ends in a tie, WC Electric will play the Blitz and Carp will play Barrhaven.

7. Stittsville (5-12-1) finishes in seventh and as mentioned plays Kars in the first round.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

EMC article on the Gil Read Memorial

Jeff McGuire of the West Carleton EMC newspaper files this article on the tournament.


Blitz win fin game of 2011 over Stittsville 4-2

from Marcel Mondoux

In GOFL action on Wednesday night in Manotick, the Ottawa Blitz won 4-2 over the Stittsville 56ers in what is the final game of the regular season for both clubs.

Jamie Blakely and Darren Featherstone started for their respective teams and Shannon Borho came in for relief for the Blitz in the top of the 6th with 1 run in, men on 1st and 3rd with none out.

Blitz scoring came in the bottom of 4 with Tony Searle on base with a double and was brought in on a FC by Borho. 1-0 Blitz.

Bottom of 5, Blitz added another run when Russ Mitchel started the inning with a triple and was brought in by a double on the next at bat by Marcel Mondoux. 2-0 Blitz.

Top 6, Stittsville answered back by Ben Gigliotti starting the inning with a single, substitution brought in Scott Jessiman for an RBI single and single for Dan Bradley. Pitching change for the Blitz saw Borho come in for Blakely. Darren Ladouceur drove a one hop line drive off the chest of the Blitz second baseman to score Jessiman. Kyle Jamieson (subbed in, in the 4th) followed with a walk to load the bases. A line drive to the second baseman was caught and quickly doubled off the runner on 1st. Borho was then able to retire the next batter on a shallow fly ball to right, caught by second baseman, Andrew Bruce. 2-2.

Bottom 6 saw Borho come up with 1 out and reached second base on an infield error and was drove in by Ron Hrycak which ended up being a very close play at the plate as the throw was darted in by left fielder Ryan Bond. After an out, Russ Mitchel grounded into a close DP ball which ended up resulting in a FC which then scored Hrycak who was on third. Blitz 4-2.

Borho finished the game with 2 k's, a single to Gigliotti and a F8 to Hrycak for the ball game and the win. Blitz 4-2.

The Blitz finish the season 7-9-2 and currently sit in fourth place. Stittsville ends the season at 5-12-1 and finish seventh.

Blitz hitting:
Marcel Mondoux - 2/3 2B, SB, RBI
Tony Searle - 1/3 2B, R
Jamie Blakely - 1/3
Shannon Borho - 0/3 ROE, R, RBI
Ron Hrycak - 2/3 R, RBI
Andrew Bruce - 1/3
Russ Mitchel - 1/2 R, BB, RBI

56ers hitting:
Ryan Bond - 1/3 BB
Darren Featherstone - 1/4
Scott Parsons - 1/4 2B
Ben Gigliotti - 2/3 R, BB
Tyler Nystedt - 1/3 2B
Scott Jessiman - 1/1 R, RBI
Dan Bradley - 1/2 BB
Darren Ladouceur - 1/3 RBI

Blitz Pitching:
Jamie Blakely - 5IP 8H 3BB 0R 2ER 7K
Shannon Borho - W 2IP 2H BB 2R 0ER 2K

56ers Pitching:
Darren Featherstone - 6IP 7H BB 4R 3ER 7K


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kars beats Barrhaven on Wednesday

With info from Cory Morrison

In the first game of the doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night, Kars Aces rebounded from their loss on Monday to defeat the Barrhaven Broadway Blues 6-1. Brad Porter had the win while Corey Alkerton earned the save. Paul Ceppi took the loss for Barrhaven, giving up a home run to Chad Milne.

Barrhaven's season is now complete and they finish with a 7-8-3 record. Kars is at 11-5 and has a doubleheader remaining against first place Quyon.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Stittsville beats Kars on Monday night

In GOFL action on Monday night at the Carp Fairgrounds, the Stittsville 56ers defeated the Kars Aces by a score of 7-2. Darren Featherstone had the win and also hit a homer to help his cause. Scott Herriot also had a homer for the 56ers. Corey Alkerton took the loss for the Aces.


Photos from the Gil Read Memorial

Bruce Hackett, who played with I4C Victory this weekend, has some great pics from the Gil Read Memorial Tourament on his Facebook site in two albums.

UPDATE: if the links above don't work, they these:

Album 1.
Album 2.


Men's Nationals to have eight teams

Bayshore Broadcasting is reporting that there will be eight teams in at Softball Canada Senior Men's Nationals next month in Owen Sound.

1. Owen Sound, ON
2. Port Elgin, ON
3. Waterloo, ON
4. Quebec
5. British Columbia
6. Prince Edward Island
7. Newfoundland
8. New Brunswick

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Americans eat dirt?

Fitzroy Junior and his brother the Caveman spent lots of time at the ball diamond this weekend watching the Gil Read Memorial tournament and had a great time. They were helpful in offering some coaching tips ("Put yourself in to hit, Daddy!") and retrieving foul balls.

West Carleton Electric had some "import US Americans" for the weekend: Tom Dexter, Grant Sherman and Bill Sherman from the Elkland Thunderbellys. Tom and Bill also came last year and Fitzroy Junior was excited to meet some "real Americans".

Fitzroy Junior had a question for me on Sunday night. He said "Daddy, why do Americans eat dirt?" As you can expect, I wasn't sure what he was talking about. He insisted he saw the guys eating dirt. Turns out, he saw the guys "dipping" and since he doesn't really know anyone with that habit around here, he thought they were taking chunks of dirt of a little can and chewing on it and spitting it out!


Congrats to Jenny Allen

from Scott Searle

Former Orleans Rebels standout fastball player, and current UOttawa Assistant coach Jenny Allen currently plays with the Pickering Heat and they won the Senior Women's Provincials this weekend. This is the second Provincial Championship this year for Jenny as she also led the Algonquin Thunder Basketball team to a Provincial Championship in the Spring.


We found him Chevy!

Now we know why Brad Pender of the Kars Aces wasn't around after Friday for the Gil Read Memorial - he was in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction! The Ottawa Sun tracked him down (see the bottom of the story). Note that accompanying him was Erin Durant - the only woman to have ever played in a GOFL game.

(h/t to Scott S)


GOFL Week 12 preview

This was supposed to be the twelfth and final week of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League season, but it turns out we will still have three make up games played in "Week 13" before the playoffs start.

Up this week are five make up games, starting off with a game on Monday at 8pm between the Kars Aces (10-4) and the Stittsville 56ers (4-11-1). This game will be played at the Carp Fairgrounds since the Grove was unavailable.

On Wednesday in Manotick the doubleheader will feature Kars at Barrhaven Broadway Blues (7-7-3) at 7pm, and Stittsville at the Ottawa Blitz (6-9-2) at 9pm. After this night, the regular season will be completed for Barrhaven, Stittsville and the Blitzos.

Thursday night in Carp will be a doubleheader at 7pm and 9pm between Quebec Combat Flyers (11-0-3) and Carp I4C Victory (6-9). Quyon will actually be the "home team" in the second game of the night.

Week 13 will feature the three games needed to be completed before the playoffs start, with Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric (6-10-1) against Carp I4C Victory and a doubleheader between Kars Aces and Quyon Flyers. The games will very likely all mean something in the final standings. All games are in the process of being scheduled.

Playoffs will start the week of August 8 and the teams will have five weeks to get in their best-of-five playoff series before the "Final Weekend Showdown" tournament on September 9-10 in Quyon.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quebec Seniors wins the Gil Read Memorial Tournament

The Quebec Seniors scored 60 runs in six games en route to winning the 4th Annual Gil Read Memorial fastball tournament in Carp this weekend. The victory wraps up a productive past three weekends, with a tourney win at the ten team Au Sable, NY event, a finalist showing at Cambridge, MASS, and now a championship at the ten team Gil Read.

Without their ace Francis Leclair this weekend, the Quebec team relied on scoring runs - and lots of them - on Saturday, and turned the ball over to Gregg Garrity on Sunday for two wins.

The defending Canadian Junior Champions, the Napanee North Key Express, were the finalists, while the Kars Aces and Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric shared third place.

The weather was outstanding all weekend and facility top notch. Congratulations to Al Read, Chris Read and the rest of the organizing committee on an excellent event. The local community, both Carp area residents, and eastern Ontario and western Quebec fastball fans came out in good numbers to watch and support the cause. (Rumour going around was that they sold more beer by 3pm on Saturday then they did at the entire event last year.)

These results are "unofficial" but should be pretty close - if you have any updates or corrections, please let me know at fastball@fitzroyharbour.com.

Friday Pool Play

Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 8 Carp I4C Victory 5
WP: Steve Cavanagh
LP: Neil Cooke with relief from Bill Gerber
Jeff Cavanagh and Neil Murphy had home runs for West Carleton Electric in the tourney opener, with two local teams playing in front of a good crowd.

Barrhaven Broadway Blues 6 Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 2
WP: Paul Ceppi with relief from Trevor Lahey
LP: Shannon Borho

Kars Aces 6 Napanee Shoeless Joe's Juniors 0
WP: Jeff Murphy
LP: Matt Hannewich with relief from Kyle Crawford

Saturday Pool Play

Quebec Seniors 14 Napanee North Key Express Juniors 8
WP: Pat Leclerc
LP: Ian Wallwork in relief of Joran Graham with relief from Cory Alkerton
The score was 6-5 in the sixth until Quebec blew the game open with eight runs in the of the seventh. Matt Greer had a grand slam for Quebec.

Barrhaven Broadway Blues 5 Stittsville 56ers 3
WP: Paul Ceppi, Save: Trevor Lahey
LP: Dan Bradley in relief of Adam Smith
The Blues scored two in the top of the seventh to break the tie and take the win.

Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 4 Napanee Shoeless Joe's Juniors 3
WP: Bill Sherman
LP: Jordan Wrightly
The Electric were up 4-2 after six and the Juniors came close to tying the game in the top of the seventh as the tying run was called out at the plate when trying to score on a wild pitch.

Napanee North Key Express Juniors 15 Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 4
WP: Cory Alkerton
LP: Matt Davis

Kars Aces 8 vs Cree Nation 1
WP: Brad Porter
LP: Will Lowe

Quebec Seniors 15 vs Stittsville 56ers 8
WP: Jonathan Roy
LP: Darren Featherstone
The games was tied 8-8 until the Quebeckers scored seven runs in the sixth inning.

Carp I4C Victory 9 Napanee Shoeless Joe's Juniors 0
WP: Sean Cleary
LP: Kyle Crawford
Newfoundlander Cleary shut down the Juniors and also hit a monster bomb that made it to second base on diamond two - probably about 320 feet.

Kars Aces 9 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 0
WP: Jeff Murphy
LP: Steve Cavanagh
Murphy threw a three hitter and Cory Morrison had two home runs for Kars.

Quebec Seniors 9 vs Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 8
WP: Pat Leclerc in relief of Luc Thibault
LP: Shannon Borho
Quebec won the game on a home run by Steve Savard that tipped off the centre fielder's glove and went into the beer garden.

Carp I4C Victory 9 vs Cree Nation 1
WP: Sean Cleary
LP: Ray Shanoush with relief from Will Lowe

Napanee North Key Express Juniors 6 vs Barrhaven Broadway Blues 5
WP: Ian Wallwork
LP: Jason Smith with relief from Paul Ceppi

Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 4 Stittsville 56ers 0
WP: Shannon Borho
LP: Kyle Jamieson with relief from Darren Featherstone

Napanee Shoeless Joe's Juniors 5 Cree Nation 2
WP: Matt Hannewich
LP: Will Lowe

Sunday Pool Play

Napanee North Key Express Juniors 8 Stittsville 56ers 0
WP: Joran Graham
LP: Darren Featherstone

Barrhaven Broadway Blues 6 Quebec Seniors 6
P - Barr: Trevor Lahey and Paul Ceppi
P - QC: Jonathan Roy and Pat Leclerc
With the tiebreaker in place, Barrhaven needed to win by four runs. They were up 6-2 at one point but the Quebec team came back to tie the game.

Kars Aces 6 Carp I4C Victory 2
WP: Steve Price with relief from Brad Porter
LP: Sean Cleary

Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 11 Cree Nation 10
WP: Jeff Barber in relief of Bill Sherman
LP: Duane Bromley in relief of Will Lowe with relief from Gord Flannery
This was a wild game that kept the good crowd on hand entertained. The Crees got out to a 5-1 lead until Fitzroy scored nine runs in the third, but almost blew the lead. Tom Dexter had two home runs for Fitzroy and went 4 for 4.

Pool Standings
Kars Aces 4-0
West Carleton Electric 3-1
Carp I4C Victory 2-2
Napanee Shoeless Joe's 1-3
Cree Nation 0-4

Quebec Seniors 3-0-1
Napanee North Key 3-1
Barrhaven Blues 2-1-1
Taylor's Blitz 1-3
Stittsville 56ers 0-4


Quebec Seniors 10 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 1
WP: Gregg Garrity
LP: Steve Cavanagh
Garrity hit a two run homer and Joe McCleary had a three run homer for Quebec.

Napanee North Key Express Juniors 8 Kars Aces 5
WP: Joran Graham in relief of Ian Wallwork
LP: Jeff Murphy
One inning was the difference as Napanee scored six runs on only two hits in the fifth.


Quebec Seniors 6 Napanee North Key Express Juniors 0
WP: Gregg Garrity
LP: Joran Graham
Quebec was never really threatened in this game as they finished 5-0-1 and won the Gil Read championship title.

Order of finish:
1. Quebec Seniors 5-0-1
2. Napanee North Key Express Juniors 4-2
T3. Kars Aces 4-1
T3. Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 3-2
5. Barrhaven Broadway Blues 2-1-1
6. Carp I4C Victory 2-2
T7. Napanee Shoeless Joe's Juniors 1-3
T7. Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 1-3
T9. Cree Nation 0-4
T9. Stittsville 56ers 0-4


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday night results from the Gil Read Memorial

Results from the Gil Read Memorial Tournament in Carp on Friday night. Beautiful night at the ball park and a good crowd on hand for the first three games.

Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 8 Carp I4C Victory 5
WP: Steve Cavanagh
LP: Neil Cooke with relief from Bill Gerber
HR: Jeff Cavanagh, Neil Murphy (WCE)

Barrhaven Broadway Blues 6 Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 2
WP: Paul Ceppi with relief from Trevor Lahey
LP: Shannon Borho

Kars Aces 6 Napanee Shoeless Joe's Juniors 0
WP: Jeff Murphy
LP: Matt Hannewich with relief from Kyle Crawford

Saturday schedule as follows:

Saturday July 23
9am Napanee North Key vs. Quebec Seniors (D1)
10am Stittsville vs Barrhaven (D2)
11am WC Electric vs Napanee Shoeless Joe's (D1)
Noon Napanee North Key vs Ottawa Taylor's Blitz (D2)
1pm Kars vs Cree Nation (D1)
2pm Quebec Seniors vs Stittsville (D2)
3pm Carp I4C vs Napanee Shoeless Joe's (D1)
4pm WC Electric vs Kars (D2)
5pm Quebec Seniors vs Ottawa Taylor's Blitz (D1)
6pm Carp I4C vs Cree Nation (D2)
7pm Napanee North Key vs Barrhaven (D1)
8pm Stittsville vs Ottawa Taylor's Blitz (D2)
9pm Cree Nation vs Napanee Shoeless Joe's (D1)


Friday, July 22, 2011

Gil Read results

Just a reminder, the results of the Gil Read tournament will be posted as soon as possible to the @fitzroyfastball Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/#!/fitzroyfastball


GOFL playoff situation

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff situation is getting a bit clearer - but there are still lots of possibilities for final standings.

At the top of the heap, Quyon Combat Flyers (11-0-3) and Kars Aces (10-4-0) both have four games left and they will finish first and second, with the order to be determined. The big difference maker will likely be the doubleheader between the two teams in Quyon for which a time is being found to play these make up games. Kars also has games against Stittsville and Barrhaven, while Quyon has two to make up against Carp.

In the middle of the pack, it's a log jam with Barrhaven Broadway Blues (7-7-3), Carp I4C Victory (6-9-0), Ottawa Blitz (6-9-2), and Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric (6-10-1) all very close in the standings. Barrhaven, with one game left against Kars, will either finish third or fourth. If Barrhaven wins the final game against Kars they clinch third. The only team that can catch the Blues is Carp, who would have to run the table with wins in their remaining three games - two against Quyon and one against Fitzroy. However, I4C could fall as far as sixth, if the lose all three remaining games. The Blitz could finish as high as fourth if they get help and win their remaining game against Stittsville, but the Blitz could fall as low as sixth if they lose. If Fitzroy wins their last game against Carp and gets help, they too could finish as high as fourth, but a loss means they finish sixth.

Stittsville 56ers (4-11-1) could tie Fitzroy in points, but given the head to head record between the two teams, the 56ers will finish the season in seventh place.

The GOFL playoffs in 2011 work as follows:

First round, best of five, to be played during the month of August: 2nd vs 7th, 3rd vs 6th, 4th vs 5th. First place gets a bye.

The winners of the first round and the first place team advance to a double knockout "Final Weekend" playoff tournament to determine the league champion. It will be played on September 9 and 10 in Quyon.


GOFL results from Quyon on Thursday

In GOFL action on Thursday night in Quyon the Combat Flyers came away with three points in a double header against Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric.

Quyon Combat Flyers 7 West Carleton Electric 7

In the opening game, the Flyers staked out a 7-1 lead, but the Electric came back to tie things at 7-7. Andy Barber went the distance for Fitzroy while Matt Greer and Joran Graham split pitching duties for the Quyon.

Quyon set the tone early, with their first three batters of the game scoring. Michael Baker singled to lead off and Matt Greer reached on a misplayed fly ball. Nick Armitage walked to load the bases. Then Joran Graham's single scored two runs. A Steve McCord ground out later in the inning scored a third run to put the home team up 3-zip after the first.

WC Electric got on the board in the top of the second. Jeff Cavanagh doubled to lead things off, and later scored on Jon Daley's RBI single with two out.

A montrous solo homer by Joran Graham in the third put Quyon up 4-1 and a three run fourth created a large 7-1 lead. In the fourth, Steve McCord led off with a single. After a ground out moving McCord to third, he scored on a wild pitch. Curtis Daley walked and stole second. Troy Cote's RBI single scored Daley. Baker then got on by a fielder's choice which put Cote out at second, and Baker took second on an error. An RBI single by Matt Greer scored Baker. A single by Nick Armitage and walk to Joran Graham loaded the bases, but Barber got out of a bases loaded jam with a fly out to centre.

Fitzroy began to chip away at the lead in the fifth. Derek Barber lead off with a walk and advanced on Jeff Barber's single. After a strikeout, Troy Wilson singled to drive in a Barber. Following a ground out, Beef Johnson hit an infield single to drive in a run, and subsequent run scored when the ball was bobbled to make it 7-4.

WC Electric tied things at 7-7 in the sixth. After a fly out, Andy Barber singled, Derek Barber walked and Jeff Barber also singled to load the bases. Neil Murphy's bloop single drove in a run, chasing Greer as Quyon manager Kenny Fleck brought in Graham to relieve. Troy Wilson subsequently hit an infield single to make the score 7-6. A bases loaded walk to Jeff Cavanagh tied the game at 7-7, the final score.

Quyon had a good chance to win the game in the bottom of the seventh. Nick Armitage singled, but was caught stealing. Joran Graham was walked, as was Joe McCleary. A fielder's choice hit by McCord put Graham out at third and resulted in runners in first and second with two out. A further walk, this time to Luke Young, loaded the bases. However, Andy Barber beared down to get a full count, two out strikeout to make the final 7-7.

Fitzroy pitching
Andy Barber 7IP 7R 6ER 8H 9K 6BB

Quyon pitching
Matt Greer 5.1IP 5R 7ER 11H 2K 4BB
Joran Graham 1.2IP 2R 0ER 1H 3K 1BB

Fitzroy hitting
Jon Daley 2-5, RBI
Andy Barber 1-4, BB, R
Derek Barber 3BB, 2R
Jeff Barber 3-4, 2R
Neil Murphy 2-4
Troy Wilson 2-4, 2RBI, R
Jeff Cavanagh 1-3, 2B, 2R, BB
Beef Johnson 1-3, HBP, RBI

Quyon hitting
Mike Baker 1-4, 2R
Matt Greer 1-4, R, RBI, SB
Nick Armitage 2-3, BB, R, SB
Joran Graham 2-2, 2BB, 3RBI, HR, R
Steve McCord 1-4, RBI, R
Troy Cote 1-2, RBI

Quyon Combat Flyers 5 West Carleton Electric 3

In the second half of the doubleheader, the Flyers won 5-3 in another tight game over WC Electric. Joran Graham went the distance for the win for Quyon as did Jeff Barber in taking the loss for Fitzroy.

WC threaten in the top of the second but came away empty. Neil Murphy walked, Mitch Taylor singled, and Adam Brown reached on an error, loading the bases with two out. A sharply hit liner to centre by Jon Daley looked like it would score some runs, but a nice catch by Steve McCord ended the inning cleanly for Quyon.

Quyon again staked out an early lead, scoring three in the bottom of the second. Mike Baker walked and stole second with one out. After a ground out, Luke Young and Matt Greer both walked to load the bases. A gapper to left-centre field cleared the bases and earned three RBIs for Shawn Laframboise and put the Combat Flyers up 3-0.

Derek Barber got Fitzroy on the board in the top of the third with a line drive home run to left to make the score 3-1 for Quyon.

The Flyers responded with another run in the third. Graham walked to start the inning. Joe McCleary launched a long fly ball that just missed going out and stayed in for a double to put men on second and third. Steve McCord's sac fly to centre scored Graham to make it 4-1 Quyon.

Quyon added an insurance run in the fourth. Matt Greer did it all himself, walking with one out, stealing second and taking third and home on wild pitches.

A rally in the fifth by the Electric scored two. Jon Daley was hit by a pitch, Derek Barber walked. Troy Wilson's RBI single scored Daley. Jeff Barber then walked to load the bases. After a strikeout, Jeff Cavanagh hit an RBI single. The bases were loaded with one out, but the next two batters hit shallow fly balls to centre and the inning ended. With no further scoring the game ended 5-3.

Quyon pitching
Joran Graham WIN 7IP 3R 3ER 6H 8K 4BB 2HBP

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

Quyon hitting
Matt Greer 2BB, 2R, SB
Shawn Laframboise 2-3, 3RBI, 2B
Joran Graham 2BB, R
Joe McCleary 1-3, 2B
Steve McCord Sac Fly RBI, BB
Mike Baker BB, SB, R
Luke Young BB, R

Fitzroy hitting
Jon Daley 1-3, R, HBP
Derek Barber 1-3, HR, RBI, 2R, BB
Troy Wilson 1-4, RBI
Jeff Cavanagh 2-4, SB, RBI
Mitch Taylor 1-3


ISC Final Rankings

The ISC Final Rankings have been announced. Jarvis remains #1 - the Quyon Combat Flyers are at #22.

The initial round at the World Tournament has also been released.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gil Read Memorial Tournament schedule

Don't forget the Gil Read tournament this weekend in Carp. The weather is looking excellent and there should be some very good pitchers and players in attendance.

Watch the blog for updates. More frequent updates will be posted to Twitter - games results as they come in, and if possible, I will "live Tweet" the final. To sign up for Twitter, go to www.twitter.com and 'follow' @fitzroyfastball

The schedule has been released for the Gil Read Memorial Tournament July 22-24 in Carp. Ten teams will compete for the title, including six teams from the Greater Ottawa Fastball League. Each team will get four games, with the top two from each pool advancing to the semi-finals on Sunday afternoon.

For more on the Gil Read Memorial Tournament and the Foundation, visit their website.

Pool A:
Kars Aces (Kars, ON)
West Carleton Electric (Fitzroy Harbour, ON)
Napanee Shoeless Joe's Juniors (Napanee, ON)
Cree Nation Bears (Eastmain, QC)
I4C Victory (Carp, ON)

Pool B:
Stittsville 56ers (Stittsville, ON)
Taylor's Blitz (Ottawa, ON)
Napanee North Key Express Juniors (Napanee, ON)
Barrhaven Broadway Blues (Barrhaven, ON)
Quebec Seniors (Donnacona, QC)

Friday July 22
7pm I4C vs WC Electric (D1)
8pm Blitz vs Barrhaven (D2)
9pm Shoeless Joe's vs Kars (D1)

Saturday July 23
9am North Key vs. QC Seniors (D1)
10am Stittsville vs Barrhaven (D2)
11am WC Electric vs Shoeless Joe's (D1)
Noon North Key vs Blitz (D2)
1pm Kars vs Cree Nation (D1)
2pm QC Seniors vs Stittsville (D2)
3pm I4C vs Shoeless Joe's (D1)
4pm WC Electric vs Kars (D2)
5pm QC Seniors vs Blitz (D1)
6pm I4C vs Cree Nation (D2)
7pm North Key vs Barrhaven (D1)
8pm Stittsville vs Blitz (D2)
9pm Cree Nation vs Shoeless Joe's (D1)

Sunday July 24
9am Barrhaven vs QC Seniors (D1)
9am Stittsville vs North Key (D2)
11am Kars vs I4C (D1)
11am WC Electric vs Cree Nation (D2)

Semi Finals
1pm Winner of A vs 2nd place in B (D1)
1pm Winner of B vs 2nd place in A (D2)

Finals at 3pm


Stittsville splits doubleheader in Manotick

The Stittsville 56ers won one and lost one in the GOFL doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night.

In the first game, Stittsville defeated Barrhaven Broadway Blues 9-5. Darren Featherstone had the win while Trevor Lahey took the loss.

For the night cap, the Ottawa Blitz came from behind to beat the 56ers 11-6. Marcel Mondoux provides this recap:

The Blitz came back from being down 5-0 after 2 1/2 innings to score 5 in the bottom of the third to tie it. Stittsville went up 1 in the 4th until the Blitz scored 4 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th to end up with an 11-6 win.

Blitz hitting:
Marcel Mondoux - 1/3 R
Ron Hrycak - 4/4 2B, 3R, RBI
Derick Bulley - 3/4 2 run HR, 3B, 2B, 3R, 5 RBI
Tony Searle - 3/4 3B, 2R, 2 RBI
Anil Hayne - 1/2 RBI
Jamie Blakely - 1/3 2 RBI

Blitz pitching:
Shannon Borho - 4IP, 9h, 1HR, 6r, 3er, 7k
Derick Bulley - 3IP, W, 2h, 0r, 0er, 4k, 2bb

Stittsville hitting:
John Craig - 1/3 2B, BB
Darren Featherstone - 3/4 2B, 2r
Scott Herriot - 1/4 2r, 2 RBI
Kyle Jamieson - 2/4 HR, 3 RBI
Ben Gigliotti - 3/4 3B, RBI

Stittsville pitching:
Adam Smith - 6IP, 13h, 1HR, 11r, 11er, 5k, bb


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kars takes both games of doubleheader against Carp

In GOFL action on Tuesday night in North Gower, the Kars Aces swept their doubleheader against Carp I4C Victory.

The Aces won the first game 11-1, with Cory Alkerton getting the win and Bill Gerber taking the loss. In the nightcap it was Kars 6 Carp 3, with Brad Porter earning the win and Neil Cooke on the losing end.

This moves the Aces at 10-4 to two points behind first place Quyon Combat Flyers (10-0-2), while Carp (6-9) is in a three way tie (WC Electric 6-9 and Ottawa Blitz 5-9-2) for fourth with 12 points. Barrhaven is in sole possession of third with 17 points and Stittsville is in seventh with 7 points.

QUY 10-0-2
KAR 10-4-0
BAR 7-6-3
CAR 6-9-0
WCE 6-9-0
BLZ 5-9-2
STI 3-10-1


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fishing with the Caveman

On Sunday, I decided to take Fitzroy Junior and the Caveman fishing. One of the benefits of living in Fitzroy is the proximity to the water. We can walk to go fishing and we have a choice between the Ottawa River and the mighty Carp River and we regularly take advantage.

This weekend we decided to go to the Ottawa, and go over to "Uncle Bert's", just a short piece away from our house. He's the uncle of a friend of mine and we often go catch rock bass, sunfish, perch and the odd smallmouth bass down by his place. It's a nice spot, just between the public boat launch and the beach at the Provincial Park..

Recently, the Caveman finally learned how to ride a two wheeler without training wheels. He was a little late finally 'getting it' but now that he can do it, he loves his freedom and always wants to ride. So Caveman and Fitzroy Junior head out on the bicycles and I'm a few yards behind, pulling the wagon with our 'supplies' (juice boxes, worms, lawn chairs, tackle boxes, etc).

As we near Uncle Bert's place, we get closer to a the large drop off to the river. It's a gravel pathway about one lane wide, probably 70 feet long on about a 45 degree angle down to the water.

We are getting closer and the Caveman is still pedalling away furiously. Then I notice he's not braking. He's about 20 yards in front of me - and he's not putting on the brakes as he's starts down the hill. Fitzroy Junior is cautiously easing down the hill but not Caveman. I scream "BRAKE!" and start running frantically, but he's cruising down the hill. He must be doing about 25 miles an hour and I drop all the stuff and scream "BRAKE! BRAKE! BRAKE!" but to no avail. He's started to panic and he's going top speed.

The Caveman whips down the hill, not even touching the brake, hits a big rock at the bottom and flies - and I mean literally airborne - up in the air, landing about 10 feet away SPLASH in the water. I am running as fast as I can, frantic, worried about broken bones.

Thankfully nothing was hurt but his pride but he was soaked to the skin. And he was MAD. Crying, but not tears of pain, but tears of rage. Furious with his bike, with me, the fact that he's soaked, he thinks the fishing trip is over, Mommy is going to be mad, his brother better not laugh and don't tell anyone Daddy. I was so happy he wasn't hurt and was trying not to laugh but didn't dare chuckle. We went back to our place got him dry clothes and went back to fish.

Fitzroy Junior mentioned that is a 'bad luck' spot for the Caveman as it wasn't far from a another soaker this past winter.

Later, I was telling a few people what happened and he said "Do you have to tell EVERYONE, Daddy?" No son, not everyone...but the blog readers would probably like to know. So if you see him at the Gil Read this weekend, don't mention it, OK?


Monday, July 18, 2011

Barrhaven tops WC Electric 8-5 on Monday night

The GOFL Monday night game, originally scheduled for Fitzroy Harbour was moved to Carp with the power outage in the Harbour.

Barrhaven Broadway Blues prevailed with a 8-5 win over West Carleton Electric. Chad Hargrove went 6 innings for the win, getting a save from Trevor Lahey. Steve Cavanagh took the loss going the distance for Fitzroy.

The Blues staked out a 5-0 lead after the first two innings. Don Cox led the game off with a hard hit double, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Joe Allan's bloop RBI double. Allan subsequently scored on Kevin Schonfield's off hand single to left. Chad Hargrove then walked and the runners advanced sixty feet on Etienne Edgerton's sacrifice bunt. Schonfield scored on a wild pitch to put Barrhaven up 3-0.

Barrhaven scored another pair in the second inning. Jordan Adams led off with a single. After a strikeout, Don Cox reached on a fielder's choice. Joe Allen then singled. Kevin Schonfield's double to left scored with two out cashed two runs to put the visitors up 5-0 in the top of the second.

Fitzroy got one back in the bottom of the frame. With one out, Jeff Cavanagh singled, the Steve Cavanagh walked. Dave Bahm's ground put Jeff Cav out, and then Mitch Taylor walked to load the bases. Another walk to Adam Brown scored the first run for Fitzroy, but Hargrove then indcued a ground ball to end the threat.

In the bottom of the third, WC Electric tightened the gap to 5-3. Troy Wilson walked with one out, moved to second on Derek Barber's single and both advanced on a passed ball. Jeff Cavanagh then drove in two runs with a single.

The Blues scored another run in the top of the fourth. Scott Adams tripled off hand to right field with one out, and scored on Don Cox's deep sac fly to centre to make it 6-3 for Barrhaven.

WC Electric scored another run in the fourth. Jeff Barber doubled with one out, moved to third on a ground ball and scored on Troy Wilson's RBI single.

The Trix made it a one run game in the sixth. Mitch Taylor led off with a single, took second a wild pitch, moved to third on a ground out and scord on Jeff Barber's sac fly to right to make it 6-5.

The Blues added two insurance runs in the top of seven as Kevin Schonfield singled and Chad Hargrove homered to finalize the scoring at 8-5.

Trevor Lahey came in for the bottom of the seventh and finsihed things for the save.

Chad Hargrove WIN 6IP 5R 5ER 7H 8K 4BB
Trevor Lahey SAVE 1IP 0R 0ER 0H 1K 0BB 1HBP

Steve Cavanagh LOSS 7IP 8R 8ER 12H 4K 1BB

Barrhaven hitting
Don Cox 1-3, 2R, Sac Fly RBI, 2B
Joe Allan 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
Kevin Schonfield 3-4, 2R, 2RBI
Chad Hargrove 1-3, BB, 2RBI, HR, R
Steve Edgerton 1-3, sac bunt
Lindsay Medynski 1-4
Jordan Adams 1-3
Scott Adams 2-3, 3B, R

Fitzroy hitting
Jeff Barber 1-3, 2B, Sac Fly RBI R
Troy Wilson 1-3, BB, RBI, R
Derek Barber 1-4, R
Jeff Cavanagh 2-3, 2RBI, HBP
Steve Cavanagh 1-3, BB, R
Mitch Taylor 1-2, BB, R
Adam Brown BB, RBI


Barrhaven vs WC Electric Monday night moved to Carp

The WC Electric / Barrhaven game scheduled for Fitzroy Harbour has been moved to Carp. When a game decision had to be made, the power was out in Fitzroy so it was decided to move things to Carp. (Power has since been restored at 5:30pm, but the game will remain in Carp.)


GOFL Week 10

The GOFL season is getting closer to the end. Week 10 on the schedule has seven games, including three doubleheaders.

Monday's game has Barrhaven Broadway Blues (6-6-3) visiting West Carleton Electric (6-8) at 8:30pm. (Note: as of 1pm on Monday, the power is out in Fitzroy and may not be coming back on until Tuesday. The diamiond for this game may change).

Tuesday has a doubleheader in North Gower as Carp I4C Victory (6-7) in for a double dip with Kars Aces (8-4) at 7pm and 9pm.

The Wednesday doubleheader in Manotick has the Stittsville 56ers (3-10-1) in for two games against Barrhaven at 7pm and the Ottawa Blitz (5-9-2) at 9pm.

Thursday night sees another doubleheader with West Carleton Electric visiting the Quyon Flyers (10-0-2) for two games on the Quebec side at 7pm and 9pm.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

4th Annual Parry Sound Hawks tournament

from Roger Legendre

Friday September the 9th to Sunday September 11th , 2011

Entry fee $400, three games guaranteed

Men’s open division
Men’s masters division (37+ and 40+ to pitch).

Prize money for the open is set at $2000 for 1st place and $1000 for second

In all games open and masters there will be MVP prizes for each team and special additional prizes in the open for the champions and runners up.

Registered and carded umpires

Further information please contact Roger Legendre (head convener and chairperson) at 1-705-969-7268 or cell at 1-705-561-7268 or email at er_legendre@sympatico.ca

Deadline for entry is Friday September the 2nd

You may send your entry fee as well as entry form to :

Parry Island Hawks Fastball
c/o Roger Legendre Convener
968 Jeanne D’Arc Street
Hanmer , Ontario
P3P 1R9
Cheques to be made out to Parry Island Fastball/Roger Legendre

BBQ and Beer Garden on site as well as a dance at the Community Centre on Saturday evening starting at 9 PM.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Junior B provincials this weekend in New Dundee

The OASA Junior B provincials are being held this weekend in New Dundee, near Kitchener. Six teams are competing, including the Sydenham Cyclones with GOFL'ers Barber brothers (Andy, Derek, and Jeff) of WC Electric and Kevin Schonfield of Barrhaven.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Big John's wins Lackawanna tournament

Big John's, the host team at the Mickey Brennan Memorial Tournament in Lackwanna, NY won this year's 10 team event. There were teams from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario in attendance.

There are some good pitchers in attendance at this event - for instance this year Ty McKinney, Ryan Cummings, Bill Hillhouse, Tom Berube, Justin Heyman, Barry van Hooser and Jeff van Hooser were all there.

It's a good alternative to the Au Sable tournament held the same weekend if for some reason you can't go to that one and/or have been banned from 20 Main.

Lackawanna is just outside Buffalo and is home to the Bear's Den - which makes the Moose Lodge in Elkland look like the Ritz, but is a good spot to hoist a pint or two.


I4C Victory finishes second in Au Sable tournament

from Eric Rosenquist

I4C Victory had a great weekend in Au Sable, getting all the way to the final before losing 7-1 to Donnacona to finish second.

In game #1 at 9:30 AM Saturday I4C mercied the Quebec Jrs 10-3. Neil Cooke had the win with relief from Cory Alkerton. Kevin McGuire and Eric Colvin hit HRs.

In game #2 at 2:00 PM Saturday I4C beat Razzano's Trucking 6-2. Ian Wallwork had the win. Ian Wallwork and Cory Alkerton hit HRs.

In game #3 at 8:30 PM Saturday I4C lost 2-0 to Scooter's Bar with Gregg Garrity pitching for them. Ian Wallwork took the loss. Garrity had 13 Ks in 6 innings (round robin games were 6 innings).

At the end of play on Saturday night, four teams in our division were 2-1 and the fifth was 0-4. The 2-1 teams each had a game against another 2-1 team on Sunday morning, so the Sunday morning game was a "must win" in both of the games.

In game #4 at 10:30 AM Sunday I4C beat Barrhaven 7-0. Neil Cooke pitched a 2-hitter. Dan Loney hit a HR. I4C scored 3 runs in the first inning and never looked back.

That gave top spot in the division to I4C because the Quebec Jrs beat Garrity & Scooter's in the other game, and since I4C had the head-to-head win over Quebec, I4C finished first. That set up a semi final against CPI out of Oswego NY.

In the first semi-final at 1:00 PM Sunday I4C mercied CPI 9-0 in 5 innings. Ian Wallwork threw a 3-hitter. Derek Barber hit a 3-run HR that made it 6-0. I4C sent 12 guys to the plate in the 3rd and scored 8 runs. Eric Colvin scored twice in that inning, getting a walk to start the inning and hitting a single his second time up.

After the win, the team sat in the shade and waited while the other semi-final between Donnacona and the Quebec Jrs was played. Donnacona won that game so I4C faced the Blue Sox at 5PM in the finals.

Neil Cooke got the start and it was 0-0 through 3 innings, but Cookie had nothing left by the 4th and came out after giving up a couple of runs. Ian Wallwork went in and didn't have much left in the tank either, giving up 4 more runs over the next couple of innings. Cory Alkerton closed out the last two innings holding Donnacona to one run, making the final score 7-1 for Donnacona and putting I4C Victory in second place. Francis Leclair had the win for the Blue Sox.


GOFL Thursday night results - UPDATED

Doubleheader action in Carp on Thursday night.

Kars Aces 9 Carp I4C Victory 6

Steve Price had the win for Kars, with relief from Cory Alkerton. Neil Cooke took the loss for Carp.

Kars Aces 13 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 3 (5 innings)

Cory Alkerton had the win for Kars. Andy Barber took the loss, with relief from Jeff Barber.

Kars sent 23 men to the plate in the first and second inning, scoring 12 runs along the way. Cory Alkerton and Matt Alkerton had homers for Kars. The Aces added another run in the fourth on a bases loaded walk to Cory Alkerton.

Fitzroy scratched out three runs in the fifth on six singles.

Kars hitting
Steve Price BB, R
Brad Pender 1-3, R
Kristian Knapp 2-4, 2R
Chad Milne 3-3, BB, 2R, RBI
Dave Tubman 2-3, 2RBI, R
Cory Alkerton 1-2, 2xBB, 2R, 3RBI, HR
Kurtis Summers 1-3, BB, 2RBI, 2R
S Forbes 1-3, R
Matt Alkerton 2-2, BB, 5RBI, R, 2B, HR

Fitzroy hitting
Shawn Ryan 1-3, R
Neil Murphy 2-3, RBI
Derek Barber 1-3, R
Dave Bahm 1-2, BB, RBI
Jeff Cavanagh 1-3, RBI
Adam Brown 1-1, R


Thursday, July 14, 2011

GOFL Wednesday night round up

info from Marcel Mondoux

Game 1 in Manotick
Ottawa Blitz 2 Barrhaven Broadway Blues 2
The Blitz were down 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th and came back to tie. Complete games by Jamie Blakely (Blitz) and Trevory Lahey (Blues). Derick Bulley had a homerun for the Blitz.

Game 2 in Manotick
Ottawa Blitz 7 Barrhaven Broadway Blues 7
Once again the Blitz came back - they were trailing 5-1 after 4 innings. Paul Ceppi had a complete game for the Blues while the Blitz used Derick Bulley (4 inn), Shannon Borho (2 inn) and Jamie Blakely (1 inn). Jon Ferguson had two homers and Borho had a homer for the Blitz.

info from John Craig
in Stittsville
Quyon Combat Flyers 8 Stittsville 56ers 1
Joran Graham had the win for the Flyers and Darren Featherstone took the loss for the 56ers. Matt Greer had a homer for Quyon.


Thursday, July 07, 2011

Blackburn Men's Fastball League update

The BMFL reduced its schedule to 21 games (from 24) due to rainouts. As such, the schedule is roughly at its midway mark. The Knights and the Guzzlers have been in the finals for the last several years, and continue to be the teams to beat:

Knights 10-1 = 20
Guzzlers 6-3 = 12
Good Ol' Boys 4-2 = 8
Mr. Electric 4-5 = 8
Exit A's 4-6 = 8
Gloucester Heating 3-3 = 6
Goodfellow Cleaners 3-5 = 6
Rogues 2-7 = 4


Carp beats Barrhaven 3-1 on Thursday

info from Eric Rosenquist

Carp I4C Victory defeated Barrhaven Broadway Blues 3-1 in GOFL play on Thursday night in Carp.

Neil Cooke had the win and Chad Hargrove took the loss.

more to follow


Quyon ties Stittsville, stays undefeated UPDATED

from GOFL.ca

The Quyon Combat Flyers pushed their record to 9-0-2 with a 5-5 tie with the Stittsville 56ers on the Quebec side on Thursday night.

Darren Featherstone was on the slab for Stittsville while Quyon split duties between Drew Hathway and Matt Greer.

Stittsville got on the board in the top of the 1st. Scott Herriot singled to lead off the game and advanced to second on Featherstone's sac bunt. After advancing to third on Dan Jessiman's groundout he would score on an RBI single from Scott Jessiman.

Quyon plated 3 in their half of the first to take a 2 run lead. Matt Greer started things off with a walk and stole second. After advancing to third on a wild pitch he scored on a Joe McCleary bunt single. With two out, Hathway hit a two run shot to deep right-center to give the home team a 3-1 lead.

The 56ers answered back with one in the second on a Scott Parsons homerun. The score remained 3-2 until the top of the 4th when Parsons went yard for the second time to tie it up at 4.

Quyon regained the lead in the bottom half of the 4th. Hathway led off with a single and was replaced by Shawn Laframboise. Laframboise would steal second and subsequently score on a Steve McCord single.

The Flyers went up 5-3 in the 5th. Curtis Daley led off with a walk and stole second. After advancing to third on a groundout, he would score on a wild pitch to give the home team a two run cushion.

Stittsville would claw back in the final two frames to tie it up at 5. In the 5th, Scott Jessiman and Ryan bond each walked to start the inning. A strikeout and fly out to centerfield allowed Jessiman to tag and advance to third. He would score on a Darren Ladouceur grounder up the middle.

In the 7th the 56ers completed the comeback with a Featherstone double to leftfield, followed by an RBI single from Dan Jessiman. After advancing to 3rd, Greer was able to escape the inning without further damage.


Blogging to be sporadic

Blog entries will be sporadic for the next week or so. However, I will be trying to keep "The Twitter" updated, so feel free to check that out at @fitzroyfastball for the latest news.


Quyon wins both in Manotick - UPDATED AGAIN

The Quyon Flyers extended their unbeaten run to 10 games to start the season after two more wins in Manotick Wednesday night.

The Flyers defeated Barrhaven Broadway Blues 4-1 in the opener and beat Ottawa Blitz 10-2 in the night cap to push their record to 9-0-1.

Quyon 4 Barrhaven 1

In the 1st half of the double-dip Joran Graham took the win, pitching all seven innings for Quyon. Paul Ceppi took the loss going the distance for Barrhaven.

Quyon started with 1 run in the top of the first inning. Matt Greer walked and then advanced to 3rd on a Tim Craig single. Joe McCleary laid down a perfect squeeze bunt to score Greer and put runners on the corners. Ceppi would settle in and get out of the jam with two strike outs and a ground out. Barrhaven threatened in the home half of the inning. Joe Allan led off with a double and Kevin Shonfield was hit by a pitch to put two on with no out. Graham would then settle in however, and retire the next three batters.

The Flyers added two more in the 2nd inning. Mike Baker walked with one out and stole 2nd. After a strike out, Matt Greer stroked a two out double to left field to score Baker. Greer would then score on Tim Craig’s RBI single.

A solo homerun off the bat of Graham in the top of the 3rd inning scored the 4th run for the visiting team.

The Blues threatened in the 4th, loading the bases with only 1 out, but Graham was able to get out of the jam. After a Trevor Power walk, Steve Edgerton singled. Lindsay Medynski popped out the third base before Mike Branchaud walked to load the bases. Graham was able to strike out the next two hitters to escape the inning.

Barrhaven added their lone run in the 6th inning. Power singled to lead things off and Edgerton walked. Power would later score on a single from Branchaud.

Joran Graham WIN 7IP ER R 5H 4BB HBP 8K’s
Paul Ceppi LOSS 7IP 4ER 4R 7H 2BB 7K’s

Quyon Hitting
Matt Greer 1/3 2B, BB, RBI, 2R
Joran Graham 2/4 HR
Tim Craig 2/4 RBI
Joe McCleary 1/4 RBI
Luke Young 1/3

Barrhaven Hitting
Mike Branchaud 1/1 2BB, RBI
Trevor Power 1/2 BB, R
Steve Edgerton 1/2 BB
Joe Allan 1/4 2B
Don Cox 1/4

Quyon 10 Blitz 2

Quyon took the second half of the doubleheader by a score of 10-2. Matt Greer earned the victory, tossing all seven innings for the visiting team. Derrick Bulley took the loss and had relief from Shannon Borho.

The Blitz got out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Derek Bergeron started things off with a one-out bunt single and advanced to second on an error charged to the Quyon 2nd baseman. Tony Searle cashed in both runners with a 2 RBI triple to the gap in right-centerfield. Greer would get out of the inning with two strikeouts.

Quyon answered back with one in the second. Joran Graham led off with a single and advanced to 2nd on Tim Craig’s sac bunt. Bulley then issued walks to Steve McCord and Luke Young to load the bases. Mike Baker scored Graham with a sac fly to left field.

The visiting squadron tied the game up in the top half of the third frame. Shawn Laframboise reached on an error to the Blitz shortstop and stole second. He would then score on Armitage’s RBI single.

The Blitz threatened in the fourth. Searle led off with his second hit of the game. After a Jamie Blakely pop out to the catcher, Anil Hayne hit into a fielders choice. Ron Hrycak then reached on an error but Greer was able to get out of the jam with a strikeout.

The Flyers put the game out of reach in the fifth, sending 11 batters to the plate. With one out, Nick Armitage singled and advanced to second on a walk to Graham. After a strikeout, McCord battled his way to his second walk of the game to load the bases for Young. Young then let the hammer loose for the second straight night, blasting a grand slam to left-centerfield to make the score 7-2.

Quyon added 3 more in the seventh for a final score of 10-2.

Greer WP 7IP 2R 1ER 4H BB HBP 7K’s

Bulley LP 4 2/3IP 7R 6ER 7H 6BB 5K’s
Borho 2 1/3IP 3R 3ER 4H BB 4K’s

Quyon Hitting
Luke Young 1/2 HR, 2BB
Steve McCord 1/2 3B, 2BB, 2R
Matt Greer 2/5 2B, R
Mike Baker 2/3 SAC, ROE, R
Nick Armitage 2/5 2B, RBI, R
Joran Graham 1/3 BB, 2R
Troy Cote 1/3 BB, R
Shawn Laframboise 1/5 R, ROE


WC Electric prevails 14-10 in Stittsville

West Carleton Electric blew a 8-2 lead in Wednesday night GOFL play, but managed to come back and win 14-10 over the Stittsville 56ers in the Grove.

Steve Cavanagh had the win, with a save from Jeff Barber. Darren Featherstone had the loss and had relief from Adam Smith.

The 56ers score two in the bottom of the first. Scott Herriot hit an infield single and took second when the throw went into the dugout. Herriot then stole third and took home when the throw to the bag was errant. Then with two out, Scott Jessiman singled and moved to third on Ben Gigliotti's double. When John Craig hit a soft pop up that fell directly between the pitcher and second base, Scott Jessiman scored.

Fitzroy answered back with a big second inning, sending 11 men to the plate and scoring seven runs. However all runs came with two out. Jeff Barber led things off with a single. Neil Murphy laid down a bunt, and reached safely when the throw hit him, allowing Barber to move to third. Murphy then advanced to second on a wild pitch. With Beef Johnson at bat, Barber turned his back when going back to the base and Scott Jessiman threw the ball quickly to third to pick him off for the first out. Johnson walked, then after a strike out, both Johnson and Murphy moved up 60 feet when the third strike evaded the catcher. A clutch double by Jeff Cavanagh scored two runs. Mitch Taylor then walked and Jon Daley stroked an RBI single to score Cavanagh. Andy Barber then walked to load the bases, setting up a grand slam by big brother Derek Barber.

The 'Trics added a run in the third. Beef Johnson walked, then Dave Bahm singled to put runners on the corners. Jeff Cavanagh's hard hit ball to second put Bahm out but allowed Johnson to score.

The home team answered in the top of third. Dan Jessiman singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on brother Scott's double to left. Dan Bradley later drove in S Jess to make it 8-4.

The 56ers battled back in the fourth to tie things at 8-8. Adam Smith hit a solo homerun. Then Ryan Bond singled with one out, and scored on Dan Jessiman's two run shot. Scott Jessiman again doubled (his third hit of the game) and scored on John Craig's RBI single.

Fitzroy regained the lead in the top of the fifth. Beef Johnson singled, then Dave Bahm singled. After a strikeout, a Mitch Taylor walk loaded the bases. Jon Daley's off hand liner to left scored all three runners, but Daley was thrown out attempting to stretch the hit into a triple.

Jeff Barber came in to relieve Steve Cavanagh in the bottom of the frame. Darren Ladouceur led of with a walk. After a strikeout, Scott Herriot singled then Ryan Bond walked to load the bases with one out. Dan Jessiman ripped a ball up the middle - but it went directly into Barber's glove on a bounce, setting up the 1-2-3 double play.

WC added some insurance runs in the sixth. Derek Barber singled, took second on a wild pitch. Jeff Barber's singled put runners on the corners. Jeff stole second. Derek scored on a misplayed grounder off the bat of Beef Johnson, and Dave Bahm and Jeff Cavanagh hit back to back RBI singles. A line drive double play at first base ended the inning.

Stittsville inched closer in the sixth. After two strikeouts, John Craig reached on a single and was scored on Dan Bradley's monstrous homerun. But that was the end of the scoring and the game ended 14-10.

Stittsiville pitching
Darren Featherstone LOSS 6IP 14R 12ER 14H 8K 6BB
Adam Smith 1IP 0R 0H 0K 0BB

Fitzroy pitching
Steve Cavanagh WIN 4IP 8R 8ER 13H 3K 0BB
Jeff Barber SAVE 3IP 2R 2ER 3H 5K 2BB

Stittsville hitting
Scott Herriot 3-5, 3B, R
Ryan Bond 1-4, BB, R
Dan Jessiman 2-4, 2RBI, HR, 2R
Scott Jessiman 3-4, 2x2B, 3R, RBI
Ben Gigliotti 1-4, 2B
John Craig 3-4, 2RBI, R
Dan Bradley 2-4, 2B, HR, 3RBI, R
Adam Smith 1-3, HR, RBI, R

Fitzroy hitting
Jon Daley 2-5, 4RBI, R, 2B
Andy Barber 1-3, BB, R
Derek Barber 2-5, 4RBI, HR (grand slam) 2R
Jeff Barber 2-3, BB, R
Neil Murphy 1-4, R
Beef Johnson 1-2, 2BB, ROE, 4R
Dave Bahm 3-4, R, RBI
Jeff Cavanagh 2-4, 3RBI, R
Mitch Taylor 2BB, 2R


Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Article on the Tavistock Tournament July 15-17

An article in the Stratford paper about the upcoming Tavistock tourney.


Quyon defeats Carp 9-0 on Tuesday - UPDATED

info from Moe Laframboise

The Quyon Combat Flyers remained undefeated with a 9-0 win over Carp I4C Victory at the Carp Fairgrounds on Tuesday night's GOFL game in five innings.

Joran Graham had the win for the Flyers, allowing only one hit, while Bill Gerber took the loss for Carp.

Matt Greer led off the game with a walk. With none out Quyon executed the hit-and-run with Shawn Laframboise placing a grounder between 3rd base and short stop, moving Greer from 1st to 3rd. As the left fielder hesitated to get the ball in, Laframboise took second base and Greer subsequently advance to home. Graham worked efficiently in the bottom half (and throughout the entire game really) striking out a pair along with a Kevin McGuire groundout to end the inning on only 8 pitches.

The Flyers would tack on one more in the 2nd inning by way of a Luke Young solo homerun to right field. Graham continued his strong outing in the bottom half with a pop out and another two strikeouts on just 9 pitches.

The score remained 2-0 until the 4th when Quyon plated 7 more to put the game out of reach. Tim Craig led off the inning with a single. After swiping 2nd base, Luke Young reached on an error charged to the Carp 2nd baseman. A Troy Cote sac bunt advanced the runners 60 feet. After striking out the next batter, Carp pitcher Bill Gerber got Greer to hit a grounder to 3rd base, however the errant throw allowed the inning to continue. After back-to-back singles from Laframboise and McCleary, both Graham and Nick Armitage drew walks. Craig and Young followed that up with singles before Gerber got out of the inning with a strikeout.

In the bottom half of the 5th, Al Read led off with a single to rightfield, breaking up the perfect game for Graham. After a one out walk to Brooks Paziuk, Graham was able to retire Medaglia and Chatten to get out of the jam and seal the victory for the Flyers.

WP - Joran Graham - 5IP 0R 1H 1BB 10K
LP - Bill Gerber - 5IP 9R 3ER 7H 5BB 7K

Carp Hitting
Al Read - 1/2
Brooks Paziuk - 0/1 BB

Quyon Hitting
Luke Young - 2/3 HR, ROE, 4 RBI, 2 R
Tim Craig - 2/3 RBI, R
Shawn Laframboise - 2/4 RBI, R
Joe McCleary - 1/3 SB
Joran Graham - 0/1 2BB
Matt Greer - 0/3 RBI, ROE, BB


Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Kars takes both games in doubleheader in Fitzroy

The Kars Aces won both games of a doubleheader in Fitzroy Harbour against West Carleton Electric on Monday night in GOFL play.

Kars 6 WC Electric 2

In the first game, Kars won 6-2. Corey Costello had the win while Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

Kars got on the board in the first. Brad Pender doubled and scored on Cory Morrison's RBI single.

They extended their lead to 2-0 in the second when Chad Costello was hit by a pitch, moved to second on Corey Alkerton's sac bunt and scored on Kurtis Summers' RBI double.

The lead extended to four runs in the third as Kristian Knapp walked, Brad Pender doubled, and both players were brought in on Corey Costello's two RBI single.

Another Kars run was added to the total in the fourth. Summers singled, followed by an infield single by Knapp. A wild pitch moved Summers to third, and he scored when a grounder was misplayed.

Fitzroy responded in the bottom of the fourth. Andy Barber laid down a bunt single and gained second on an errant throw. Dereck Barber singled to put runners on the corners and Jeff Barber's RBI fielder's choice put a run on the board for the home team.

Kars made it 6-1 in the top of the seventh when Cory Morrison hit a solo homerun.

A pimnch hit solo homerun by Dave Bahm in the bottom of the seventh made it 6-2 and that was the final.

WP: Corey Costello 7IP 2R 1ER 5H 13K 0BB

LP: Steve Cavanagh 7IP 6R 5ER 11H 4K 1BB

Kars hitting
Kristian Knapp 1-3, R, BB
Brad Pender 2-4, 2R, 2x2B
Corey Costello 1-4, 2RBI
Cory Morrison 2-4, 2RBI, HR
Chad Milne 2-4
Cory Alkerton 1-3, Sac
Kurtis Summers 2-3, R, 2B

Fitzoy hitting
Andy Barber 2-3, R
Derek Barber 1-3
Jeff Barber RBI
Dave Bahm 1-1, HR, RBI, R
Beef Johnson 1-2

Kars 12 WC Electric 3

In the nightcap, Kars won 10-3 in six innings, with Brad Porter getting the win and Jeff Barber taking the loss with relief from Andy Barber.

Kars started things off with five runs in the top of the first. Corey Costello had a two run homer that casched Brad Pender who had singed. Chad Milne tripled to score Cory Morrison that singled and Milne was driven in by Dave Tubman who singled. Kurtis Summers also singled and Kevin Chevrier's single drove in Tubman to put Kars up 5-0.

Fitzroy got a run in the second. Neil Murphy singled to lead off and moved up a base on consecutive ground ball outs, scoring on Dave Bahm's RBI single.

WC edged closer in the fourth. Beef Johnson walked, moved to second on a ground ball and scored on another RBI single by Bahm.

In the top of the fifth, Cory Morrison led off with a double and scord on Scott Marion's RBI single with two out to make it 6-2 for Kars.

The home team got another run in the bottom of the frame from the Barber brothers. Andy Barber singled, moved to third on Jeff Barber's double and scored on Derek Barber's sac fly to left.

Kars put the mercy in effect in the sixth by scoring six runs to win 12-3. Brad Pender had an RBI, Cory Morrison had a 2RBI double, and Dave Tubman had a three run homer.

WP: Brad Porter 6IP 3R 3ER 6H 4K 4BB

LP: Jeff Barber 5.1IP 12R 12ER 16H 5K 0BB
Andy Barber 0.2IP 0R 0H 1K 1BB

Kars Hitting
Kristian Knapp 1-4, SB
Brad Pender 2-4, 2R, SB, RBI
Corey Costello 1-2, HR, 2RBI
Corey Alkerton 1-2, R
Cory Morrison 3-4, 3R, 2RBI
Chad Milne 2-4, 3B, RBI, 2R
Dave Tubman 2-4, 2B, 3RBI, 2R
Scott Marion 1-3, RBI, BB
Kurtis Summers 1-3
Kevin Chevrier 2-4, RBI, R, SB

Fitzroy Hitting
Andy Barber 1-3, R
Jeff Barber 2-2, BB, 2B
Derek Barber sac fly RBI
Neil Murphy 1-3, R
Beef Johnson 2BB, R
Dave Bahm 2-3, 2RBI


Monday, July 04, 2011

Things looking up for Napanee fastball teams

By Mike Koreen/The Whig-Standard
With little on the line, two Napanee Express junior fastball teams delivered promising performances this weekend.

As a result of their play at Ontario eliminations in Owen Sound, the North Key Express and the Shoeless Joe's Express will enter the national under-23 championship in Napanee next month feeling optimistic.

The defending national champion North Key Express bounced back from a loss in their opener to reach the final, where Napanee lost 6-1 to the reigning elimination champion Owen Sound Selects on Sunday.

The Shoeless Joe's Express, in the nationals as the host team, went 3-2 on the weekend and finished sixth at the 14-team event.

The North Key Express, of course, will be in the spotlight Aug. 8 to 14 at the Napanee Fairgrounds. The elimination tune-up showed the players and the coaches that the team is ready to compete against all the top squads.

"After losing the first game (against another Owen Sound entry), it's definitely a good weekend for us to come all the way back and reach the final," said Dave Kerr, who coaches the team with Joe Lewis. "(The final) was our third game in six hours and it was really hot out there. The boys were starting to run out of gas and we've already qualified (for nationals), so it's hard to get guys motivated. We started to wear down a bit."

Napanee won five in a row after the Friday night setback, setting up a confrontation with Owen Sound in the elimination final for the second year in a row.

The championship game really was an exhibition for both teams. Two national berths were up for grabs for the rest of the field and they were secured by undefeated Owen Sound and the Linwood Chiefs, who lost 5-0 against North Key earlier Sunday in a semifinal. Owen Sound won bronze last year at nationals.

"We had to come the long way back (to reach the final) and they were kind of there waiting for us," Kerr said. "It's kind of what we expected (for the weekend)."

Kerr and Lewis were pleased with all three of the team's pitchers — Ian Wallwork, ace Joran Graham and Cory Alkerton. (Pitcher Josh Lockridge of Kingston is battling a knee injury).

Graham also swung a hot bat, belting three home runs. Left fielder Luke MacDonald was the other big hitter for the defending champs.

"Everybody got some good playing time and the pitchers got some work," Kerr said.

Coaches with the Shoeless Joe's Express felt much the same way. The team's only two losses were against the host Owen Sound squads.

"We did very well," manager Daryl MacDonald said. "We showed everybody who we are and what we can do."

One highlight was a 10-3 win over the reigning Canadian midget champion Walkerton Southwestern Jays. The Express also beat the Jarvis Juniors and Freelton.

Matt Hannwich and Jordan Wrightly did the pitching for Napanee. Fellow pitcher Kyle Arsenault was sidelined because of work commitments.

"We kind of wanted to get up there and prove we deserve to be (at nationals)," MacDonald said. "Now, we know what we have."

The Shoeless Joe's Express, MacDonald said, relied on their speed to make things difficult on opposing defences.

"It was just an all-around effort (offensively)," he said.

Meanwhile, the Sydenham Cyclones went two-and-out, falling 15-6 to Linwood and 8-2 against the Newmarket Stingers.

Both Napanee teams will continue playing a Loughborough League schedule in July. Later this month, they'll travel to Ottawa for a tournament.

At the Ontario bantam eliminations in Stratford this weekend, the Napanee Allen Insurance Group Express went 1-2.

Napanee opened with a 9-7 win over the host Stratford Memorials before losing 10-3 against Kitchener-Waterloo and 8-6 against Pickering.

Next weekend, teams from Napanee and Belleville compete in the Ontario peewee eliminations in Penetanguishene.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Quyon wins 2-1 at Harbour Days

Quyon defeated WC Electric 2-1 in the Harbour Days game on Friday afternoon.

Matt Greer had the win throwing a three hitter, while Steve Cavanagh took the loss allowing only four hits.

Jon Daley was the first WC Electric batter of the game and scored - but it was the only run the Electric could manage. Daley led off with a double, and Trevor Barton walked. After a strikeout, Daley and Barton advanced each on a wild pitch. Shawn Rebertz's ground out RBI scored Daley to put the home team on the board.

Quyon replied with their runs in the second. Nick Armitage singled to lead off. After a fly out, Shawn Laframboise was hit by a pitch. After a strikeout, Quyon excuted a double steal and the runners moved up a base when the throw to third was high. Curtis Daley's clutch single up the middle scored both runs to put the Flyers up 2-1.

With the exception of a bunt single in the fourth and a single in the sixth, Cavanagh shut down the Flyer offense the rest of the way but couldn't get any run support.

Fitzroy had an opportunity in the sixth. Trevor Barton led off with a triple to right. Mike Cavanagh then hit a shallow fly to left, and the speedy Barton tagged up. However the throw from Curtis Daley was right on the money and saved a run. The next batter, Shawn Rebertz, then stroked one that just missed going out of the park and hit the fence in right centre. When he tried to stretch it into a triple, Nick Armitage's throw was also perfect and got the third out of the inning to preserve the lead. (Editor's note: Bad decision on both plays by the third base coach.)

The opening fastball game of the event saw the Ottawa Valley Heat midget team squeak out a 5-4 win over the Fitzroy Men's League "All Stars". Adam Rueckwald was the winner for the Heat, while Todd Wilson took the loss.

Quyon pitching
Matt Greer WIN 7IP 1R 1ER 3H 5K 3BB

Fitzroy pitching
Steve Cavanagh LOSS 7IP 2R 2ER 4H 6K 1HBP

Quyon hitting
Nick Armitage 2-3, SB, R
Joe McCleary 1-3
Shawn Laframboise 0-2, HBP, R
Curtis Daley 1-3, 2RBI

Fitzroy hitting
Jon Daley 1-3, 2B, R
Trevor Barton 1-2, BB, 3B
Shawn Rebertz 1-3, RBI, 2B
Mitch Taylor 2xBB


GOFL week 9

GOFL week nine is another busy one, as there are eight games scheduled.

Monday night is a doubleheader between Kars Aces (4-4) and West Carleton Electric (5-5) at the Fitzroy Harbour diamond at 7pm and 9pm.

Quyon Flyers (6-0-1) and Carp I4C Victory (5-5) will be playing a make up game on Tuesday at the Fairgrounds in Carp at 8:30pm.

Quyon then has a doubledip in Manotick as they face the Barrhaven Broadway Blues (6-4-1) at 7pm then the Ottawa Blitz (5-8) at 9pm. West Carleton Electric will also face the Stittsville 56ers (3-8) at the Grove at 8:30pm on Wednesday.

Thursday night ends the week with Barrhaven travelling to Carp for a 8:30 start and the 56ers going to Quyon for a 8pm game.


Bracebridge tourney info

For the 2011 season Blackdog Farm, in conjunction with the Town of Bracebridge, will be hosting a multi division tournament at Peake Fields in Bracebridge.

This tournament is being held on 26-28 Aug2011. In this tournament there will be multiple divisions for teams to enter. On the Fastball side there will be an Open division as well as a Recreational division.

The Open Division will have a prize purse of $2000 with winner take all. The recreation division will have a purse of $875 with money going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd. (Based on 8 teams entering each division.)

There is also Muskoka Beer fest running at the same time. Teams can buy team passes for up to 14 players at a cost of $150.

Entry FEES:
Open Fastball $500
Rec Fastball $350

To register or for accommodation information please contact Ted CONWAY 705-644-7676


Junior Elims

At the Junior Eliminations in Owen Sound, they are down to four teams on Sunday.

After an opening round 5-2 loss to Owen Sound Volkswagen, the defending champions from Napanee (which includes Joran Graham and Joel Langford) came back with three straight wins over Jarvis, New Dundee and Tavistock. On Sunday, Napanee beat the other Owen Sound team (the Selects) and Linwood to make it to the final, where they lost once again to the Owen Sounds "Volkswagen" team, to finish second.

The Sydenham Cyclones, which has the Barber brothers and Kevin Schonfield, lost two straight to Linwood and Newmarket.

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Thursday night in the GOFL

The results of the doubleheader in Carp on Thursday night:

Kars 11 Stittsville 10

Kars came back from a 10-4 deficit to edge a shorthanded Stittsville team 11-10. Brad Porter got the win in relief of Corey Alkerton. Adam Smith took the loss. Cory Morrison (2), Brad Pender and Corey Alkerton homered for Kars.

Carp 12 Stittsville 0
In the second game of the doubleheader, Carp mercied Stittsville 12-0. Bill Gerber had the win, while Scott Herriot took the loss with relief from Ben Gigliotti and Scott Jessiman. Aaron Amo led off the game with a home run for I4C Victory.