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, April 30, 2012

New local tournament in Eastons Corners

There is a new eastern Ontario tournament in Eastons Corners this season on June 1-2.

For those of you unfamiliar with this location, it's just east of Jasper and west of Hemlock Corners. Or if that doesn't narrow things down for you, it's not far from Merrickville and Smiths Falls.

Entry fee is $375 with prize money based on number of teams. This tournament is a fundraiser for the local ball park. There will be a hip of beef on Saturday with full canteen on both days. Organizers are hoping for 10 teams. To enter of for more information, contact Mike Hanna at mikehanna447@hotmail.com.

Best of luck to the organizers, I hope they can make a go of it.


Junior National Team Selection Roster announced

Softball Canada has announced the 27 men that will be invited to try out for the national team that will represent Canada at the ISF U21 worlds in Argentina in November.

Nick Gannon of Perth Road, north of Kingston, has been named to the selection roster.

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Blackburn League preview

Thanks to Nick Bowman for the preview - if any other leagues would also like to send somethingm please do to fastball at fitzroyharbour.com.

2012 BMFL Preview

For the 2012 season, the BMFL has dropped to seven teams. As a result of the draft, the seven teams are looking stronger and more equal. Here is a quick preview on what we can expect for the 2012 season.


The defending champs have managed to have all 13 players return for the season. After a slow start to the 2011 season, the Guzzlers will be looking for a strong start to their 2012 season. On the mound, Jeff and Andy Barber will share the pitching load and the Guzzlers will look for some offense from their veterans and their young core.


After leading the league in runs for and least runs against, the Knights will strive to repeat as regular season champions and try to bounce back from a loss in the Championships. Jamie Blakely and Ryan Chatten will share the pitching duties and the Knights rely on solid bats throughout their lineup for their wins. Derek Martin will be looking to repeat as homerun champ for the 2012 season.

Gloucester Heating

The Heat are happy to have veteran hurler Pierre Lalonde back for the 2012 season. After losing Guy Levesque for the 2012 season, the Heat are please to have Andrew Bruce back in their lineup. The Heat are hoping that the 2011 Rookie of the year, Spencer Rodd, can continue to impress.

Good Ol’ Boys

The GOB will have a few different faces for the 2012 season. The GOB have lost John Tremblay, Jonathan Roy, Jonathan Grimes and Jeremy Grimes for the 2012 season. They hope that the addition of Kris Knowles, Derrick Lichti, Justin Norris, Alain Pilion, and Brett Watts will lead them to a Championship season.

Mr. Electric

Mr. Electric will have some new faces for the 2012 season. Mr. Electric will be without Bill Blad for the year; Bill has been with the league since 1991. On the mound, Al Tomlinson and Will Mood will be sharing the pitching duties. Offensively, Matt Bowman, Will Mood, and Steve Walman will surely intimidate some pitchers. Mr. Electric are also hoping that a few hit-by-pitch to Kelly Burchill might quiet him for the 2012 season.


The 2011 expansion team will be returning with some line-up changes for the 2012 season. Veteran hurler Gord Flannery will not be returning and he has been replaced by workhorse, Will Lowe, who will share the duties with Mike Goodfellow. With the addition of Jordan Adams, Kevin Ayotte, Jamie Duncan, Hugh Murray, and Rob Trudeau, the Goodfellows are looking for a stronger 2012 season.


The Rogues have 12 players returning for their season. With the loss of Jeff Houlton, the Rogues are hoping that Shane McCarney will fill the load. On the mound, the Rogues will be using a committee of pitchers with Marv Fletcher, Chuck Musicka, Matt Cox, and Kevin Wilson all seeing some action on the mound. The Rogues are hoping their team chemistry will lead them to the 2012 BMFL Championships.

Good luck to all teams!

We are always looking for new players for the season. Any players interested in being added to the reserve list can contact Nick Bowman at nick_bowman22@hotmail.com or Dennis Murphy at denmurphy@rogers.com.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fenelon Falls Tournament August 24-26

Fenelon Falls will host a tournament again this year on August 24-26. For more info, contact Shannon Post at 705-341-8078 or heyu686[at]hotmail.com.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Ottawa area men's fastball league round up

Fastball season is coming up soon and area men's leagues are getting ready to play. For those leagues starting next week, think about longjohns under the ball pants and trading in your batting gloves for skidoo mitts.

If any league representatives wish to send me any more information, I'd be pleased to post it.

Greater Ottawa Fastball League: The GOFL gets underway on May 16. Seven teams are participating this year again: West Carleton Electric from Fitzroy Harbour, I4C Victory from Carp, Kars Aces playing out of North Gower, Quyon Combat Flyers, Barrhaven Broadway Blues and Ottawa Blitz playing out of Manotick. Stittsville 56ers will have to start the season in Carp before they move back to a refurbished Grove in the 'ville. The website is http://www.gofl.ca/ but it still needs to be updated for 2012.

Blackburn Men's Fastball League: The east end league appears to have seven teams for this season: Goodfellow Cleaners, Good Ol' Boys, Rogues, Guzzlers, Gloucester Heating, Knights and Mr. Electric. Play begins on May 1st. The league website is http://www.bmfl.ca/.

Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League: The west end league has eight teams for 2012: Broadway Bar & Grill, Laurysen Kitchens, Don Cherry's Sports Grill, Mattamy Homes, ASAP Print Management, OHS Ottawa Home Services, Taggart's Welding and East Side Mario's. Play begins on May 1st. The league website is www.eteamz.com/gcmfl/.

Trend Arlington Fastball League: This rec league has four teams this year: AC Automotive, That`s How We Roll, Vipond Fire Protection and PJ Quigley`s Bar and Grill. The TA league gets things going on May 2. League website: http://www.tafastball.ca/.

Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League: The town league in the Harbour continues to thrive, with eight teams drafted to play on Wednesday and Thursday nights. There are eight new sponsors this year. The Internet hasn't quite made it to Fitzroy so they don't have a website, but I'm playing so I'll keep you up to date.

And last but not least,,,

Eastern Ontario Umpires Association is getting ready for another season of officiating. Can't have a game without umps! Do yourself a favour and visit their website and check out Teddy Metcalfe's mug shot on the home page: http://leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=eouaump.

There is also the New Edinburgh Men's Fastball League which I believe has four teams again - anybody with info on that let me know.  As well the Ashton league usually has four teams. And if you know of any other leagues that deserve a shout out, be sure to drop me a line at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com.

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Softball Canada job available

Softball Canada seeks Full-Time (One Year Materity Leave) Contract Position (Starting July 2012) For Manager - Domestic Programs

OTTAWA, ON - Softball Canada, the national sport governing body for Fast Pitch, Slo-Pitch and Orthodox softball is seeking a dynamic individual to fill a one year maternity leave position where the individual will assist in the continued development and roll-out of a variety of programming areas. This is a full-time position working with and reporting to Softball Canada’s CEO and Board of Directors.

Key areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

Assisting in the continued development and roll-out of the following programs:

Learn to Play program

CANpitch program

Player Development program

SAFE Star program

Other programs as developed

Providing administrative support and assistance to the Player Development, Learn To Play and CANpitch committees and working groups

Providing day-to-day office administrative activities, including reception, mail and shipping and processing of resource orders

Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will ideally possess:

A post secondary degree in sport administration, or equivalent area of study/experience

Proven administrative skills managing a variety of projects

Familiarity with Long-Term Player Development principles and delivery of associated programming

Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office 2007)

Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal). Bilingualism (English/French) is strongly valued in this position

Experience working with volunteers and boards

Knowledge of softball is an asset

This position is based in the Softball Canada office in Ottawa, ON and is supported by Sport Canada.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their applications by mail, email or fax with cover letter and salary expectations by May 25, 2012 to:

Angela Ballantyne

Manager, Domestic Programs

Softball Canada

Suite 212 - 223 Colonnade Road

Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7K3


Fax 613-523-5761


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Semi-regular assortment of random fastball info

If you followed me on Twitter you'd know all this already....

The Mickey Brennan tourney in Lackawanna, NY is looking for teams for their event July 6-8. I've been there four times, it's a good event to see some different teams. (From Al's Fastball).

The Niagara Snappers have announced their ISC roster and GOFLer Steve Price from the Kars Aces is on the list. (Also from Al's Fastball).

Andrea Chiaradio, a pitcher in US girls' high school fastball threw a "perfect" perfect game - 21 strikeouts. I saw Corey Costello strikeout 20 in the ISC II in Kitchener in 2006 but not aware of any 21 stright K games in the local men's game. From Deadspin.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Article on Cornwall Men's Fastball League

In the swing for fastball
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
Posted 1 day ago

CORNWALL - It's time for some spring training, in the Cornwall Men's Fastball League.

Players from the league will gather on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Optimist Park, for the first workout of the 2012 campaign.

The first registration session is tonight, at the Navy Club on Sixth Street in Cornwall, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and league organizers are again hoping that players new to the sport will give it a try.

It could be the key to the league's future.

"We always need new players coming in," said Brian O'Neill, one of the league's founders.

"We've looked (in the past) to former Cornwall Black Sox (baseball) players, who may be interested in making the transition (to fastball)."

The league has in past years welcomed women, as well. It's all in an effort to keep the sport alive.

It had died, or was at least dormant, during the Nineties and early last decade.

But in 2004, O'Neill, along with Jim Martell, Frank Marceau and Steve McGillis, got fastball back on its feet.

All four are still on the executive today - Martell is the league president - and their goal each spring is to have a big registration surge to ensure enough players sign up to create four teams.

"We need four, that's what we're hoping for," O'Neill said.

Sometimes it's a struggle, but the league has managed to keep the game alive in Cornwall - and even to represent the city and the country every four years at the World Masters Games.

Seven years ago, a team comprised mainly of Cornwall league players competed at the Games in Edmonton, Alberta. Three years ago, Cornwall-Team Canada won the silver medal, at the Games in Sydney, Australia.

Already, plans are being made to field at team in Turin, Italy, in 2014.

"We're actually looking at having maybe two teams in Turin, we're beginning fundraising," said O'Neill, mentioning that the league may be able to send both a 45-and-over squad and a 35-and-over squad overseas.

At home, the league plays all its games at King George Park, on Tuesday and Thursday nights, with doubleheader action, the games starting at 6:30 p.m. and at 8:15 p.m.

The format is similar to how it was nine years ago, when fastball first enjoyed its revival. There'll be a draft system in place, with each team initially allowed to protect three players.

It's a format that has led to good competition each spring and summer.

"It's amazing, it's always been different teams (winning championships)," O'Neill said.

Regular season play for the league is expected to begin during the second week of May.

• Registration sessions for the league will continue for the next three Wednesday nights at the Navy Club, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The registration fee is $120.

For more information, contact Brian O'Neill (613-936-1960) or Frank Marceau (613-938-5644).


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

REMINDER: OASA "Springboard" Clinic in Brockville

The OASA will be hosting a "Springboard" Clinic in Brockville this spring for player and coach development. Looks like a great day - I plan on bringing down the Caveman and Fitzroy Junior.

Ontario Amateur Softball Association
Player Skills and Coaching Sessions

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Brockville Thousand Island Secondary School
2510 Parkdale Ave.
Brockville, ON

Clinic Registration
Pre-register up to 1 week before clinic at www.oasa.ca by clicking on the Springboard link on the home page.

Cost: $10.00 per participant per session payable upon arrival.

Coaching Sessions
The coaches’ sessions will begin at 10:00 am and are specific to the minor age group. Coach presenters will discuss techniques, drills and practice organization. There will be a question and answer period. There will also be a qualified Softball Ontario Umpire present to discuss rules of the game and changes for this year.

Player sessions
There will be a morning and afternoon session. The morning session will be for players 7-12 years of age and the afternoon session will be for players 13 to 18 years of age. The coaches’ session will be held in the morning and focus on the minor age group.

Morning Schedule
Ages 7-12
9:00 - 9:15 Warm-up
9:15 - 10:00 Group 1 Hitting / Group 2 Fielding
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:00 Group 1 Fielding / Group 2 Hitting
11:00 – 12:00 Pitching/Catching - Throwing/Base running

Afternoon Schedule
Ages 13-18
Session begins at 12:30pm.
The afternoon sessions will follow the same schedule.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Caveman in the huddle

It was a big sports day in Fitzroy. In addition to a little bit of NHL playoffs on TV, the boys were outside enjoying the nice weather and playing various sports: some road hockey, a little fastball pitching practice so Coach Jamey doesn't get upset, some basketball and some touch football.

The touch football game involved myself, Caveman, Fitzroy Junior, Mrs Fastball, and neighbourhood kids Arnold and the two "lovely ladies" from next door.

Caveman and the seven year old girl from next door were on my team. As we went into the huddle shortly into the game to discuss our next play, I was about to suggest a short pass to Caveman when he interupted:

"Guys, guys, just a sec guys."
"Yes Caveman?"
"Just to let you know, I am NOT wearing underwear."


Jim Bradford Classic looking for teams

from Al's Fastball
I've been to this one a few times, well run tournament.

Cobourg Jim Bradford Classic update

The 22nd annual Cobourg Jim Bradford Classic in cooperation with Cobourg Minor Ball is still looking for a few good teams to fill out the tournament.
June 8-10
Entry $450.00
Guaranteed 3 games

Looking for 16 teams
Top 12 teams enter into a single elimination
Prize money depends on amount of teams

If interested please contact
Steve Bedard
E-mail: sjbgolf [at] hotmail.com or sjbgolf [at] sympatico.ca


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fastball on CSI Las Vegas

From our friends at Fastpitch West - fastball featured on CSI Las Vegas tonight.


North Leeds League update - expansion!

from Terry McCann

The North Leeds Mens Fastball league is back for another season. Returning teams from last year are Eastons Corners, Greenbush and Newboro. There appears to be renewed interest this year with the addition of three new teams in Athens, Seeley’s Bay and the Greenbush Jrs - these teams will be comprised of mainly younger players age 18 to 25. There is also potential interest from a Brockville team. North Augusta is not returning for this season.

Always good to hear about a league expanding. Maybe the return of the Newboro Tournament is next - Ricer is it going to happen? Best of luck to all teams in the North Leeds league this season and I am sure Terry will keep us informed throughout the year.


Friday, April 06, 2012

OASA Springboard Clinic - article

As mentioned on the blog, there will be an OASA Springboard Clinic in Brockville on April 28. This article appeared in the Brockville Recorder-Times.

Top Ontario fastball coaches coming to city
Updated 6 days ago
Eastern Ontario used to be a hotbed for fastball for all ages.

Softball Ontario is hoping it can be again.

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association will be holding a coaches' and players' clinic in Brockville on Saturday, April 28 at TISS.

While the OASA holds one clinic east of Toronto and one west of Toronto each spring, this will be the first time it's ever been held in Brockville and the first time it's been held east of Napanee.

The six-hour clinic -for two age groups of players -will have a number of the top fastball coaches in the province.

"This will really help the kids. They will find the three hours go flying by and they will go away with more knowledge," said Paddy Nolan, the treasurer for OASA. "The coaches can come and watch and learn what to do in practices."

Nolan, who lives in Warkworth now but grew up in the Newboro-Westport area, knows how popular fastball used to be in this area.

Thirty years ago, Eastern Ontario used to be strong in fastball. Twenty years ago, teams and leagues began to disappear.

Now, there are very few men's or women's leagues in the area. There is still minor softball in a number of communities, although there hasn't been girls softball in Brockville for about 10 years.

There are young players from this area who are trying out with Team Ontario.

"We want to make sure we can bring it back to life in some areas," said Nolan. "That's what we're trying to do."

There is a morning session fron 9 a.m. to noon for boys and girls, ages seven to 12. The afternoon session will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for players ages 13 to 18.

There is no registration cost for coaches but there is a $10 fee for players, who receive a t-shirt on the day of the clinic.

There will be sessions for pitching, hitting, catching, fielding and throwing, along with age-appropriate drills for players.

"We want to introduce new skills to them and have fun at the same time," said Nolan of what the clinic hopes to accomplish with the players. "They can pick up some extra knowledge."

Local coaches will benefit by learning new drills and techniques with a question-and-answer period to help them get specific information.

There will also be a Softball Ontario umpire present to explain new rules and answer any questions on current rules and situations.

To register, players and coaches are asked to go to the website at www.oasa.ca.

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Top Fastball coaches at local clinic

* George Ryder, the Team Canada junior national team assistant coach

* Dave Hoffman, the Team Ontario under-21 head coach

* Scott Searle, the head coach of the University of Ottawa

* Scott Morrow, coach of the Napanee Express

* Brent Mills, a player for the Napanee Express Canadian junior men's team.

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Fastball article from the Brockville Recorder-Times

By Ron Smith, Brockville-Recorder Times

Will area's ladies softball league fold?
Posted 8 days ago
It's the final attempt at keeping the league alive.

The Leeds and Grenville Ladies Softball League will be holding a general meeting on Tuesday, April 3 at the hall in North Augusta at 7 p.m.

After only having two communities willing to field teams last year -and not operating a league in 2011 -organizers are going to try once again to keep it going.

If there are any representatives from women's fastball teams looking for somewhere to play, they are urged to attend the meeting that will determine the future of the league.

"If the interest isn't there, we will face the reality of shutting the league down," said Les McAllister, a long-time coach and organizer in this league.

North Augusta and Johnstown are willing to enter teams. Athens is a possibility again.

Organizers have been trying to contact as many possible teams as they can think of in the hopes of saving the league.

"Even if we get three teams, we'll keep it going," said McAllister.

If there are only two teams, there's not much point in having a league.

It's a far cry from what used to be a very popular and competitive league when it began in the 1960s.

It's a league that produced a Row's Corners team that won the Ontario intermediate women's championships in two straight years.

Smiths Falls won that provincial title once.

The Prescott Angels, in their first year in the Leeds and Grenville ladies league in the B division, won the Ontario midget playdowns in 1975.

It's a league that once had 15 teams, spread between A and B divisions. And, based on performance, the bottom team from the A division would be dropped into the B division with a team from there making the move to the top division.

There was plenty of interest in the women's league in the 1980s but then it began to drop off.

The number of teams has been up and down over the past number of years.

The rollercoaster ride has seen it drop to four, rise to seven, fall to three and then come up eight teams just a few summers ago.

There used to be teams in To l e d o, Maynard, Roebuck, Greenbush, Iroquois, Delta and other communities within the two counties.

There were a variety of reasons but the popularity of slopitch and work schedules cut into the number of available players.

The league tried to adapt in attempts to survive, making sure it finished the playoffs in August before younger players needed to return to university.

Players became older, and minor softball leagues, like Brockville's, disappeared in the early 2000s.

And, it's not just the women's fastball league that has declined rapidly in the past 20 years.

Fastball used to be the dominant summer sport for men and women before its major decline.

There used to be four quality men's leagues in the Brockville area that included the Dundas Fastball League, the Brockville city league, the North Leeds League and the South Leeds League.

In its heyday, the Dundas fastball league was one of the best senior men's leagues in the province.

McAllister still remembers going to a cold, fall, playoff game between the Williamsburg Pioneers and the Cardinal Pats.

Doug Casselman was throwing for Williamsburg with Ted Hoy, one of the many fastball players in the Brockville and Area Sports Hall of Fame, pitching for Cardinal.

The game ended up lasting 23 innings -with Casselman and Hoy going the distance -before the Pioneers won, recalled McAllister.

A player could be playing every night of the week in different leagues and then again on every weekend from June to September in tournaments.

There was no lack of places to play.

Then, fastball disappeared. The Dundas league folded. The South Leeds league became extinct. The Brockville city league was the next to fall.

It's been more than 20 years since there was a meaningful, adult fastball game at the cozy but quirky Kelly Park in Brockville.

The North Leeds league, operating now for more than 60 years, is the only competitive league still going -thanks to Terry McCann -and it's been flying under the radar without promoting itself.

There's an old-timers league in the North Augusta area for the relics from the days of rascally Lyle Lawrence.

There are still people trying to keep minor and junior fastball alive in the area but it's been tough.

The Leeds and Grenville women's league could be the next one to disappear forever if it doesn't run this year.

Anyone interested in putting a team into that league is urged to contact Les McAllister at 613- 925-2084 or Sherry Peters at 613- 926-2773.

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Good year ahead for West Carleton Minor Softball

Another great year is ahead for West Carleton Minor Softball, with registration numbers looking good.

The year, the league will feature nine Atom "5 pitch" teams, with Constance Bay returning to the loop for the first time in many years, two teams in Carp, two teams in Kinburn, two teams in Dunrobin and two teams in Fitzroy Harbour (with one team featuring the Caveman in the lineup and Mrs. Fitzroy Fastball handling coaching duties).

There will be seven Mites teams, with three in Carp, two in Kinburn, one in Dunrobin and one in Fitzroy Harbour (featuring Fitzroy Junior in the field and yours truly handling coaching duties.

The Squirt Boys league will have five teams: one in Fitzroy Harbour, two in Carp, one in Kinburn and one in Dunrobin. There will also be a Peewee Boys league with a team in each of Fitzroy, Carp, Kinburn and Dunrobin.

Squirt and Peewee Girls will combine to form a four team league with two team in Carp and one each in Fitzroy and Kinburn.

At the Bantam level, there will be three combined West Carleton girls teams which will play out of Kinburn and two combined WC boys teams which will play out of Carp. These teams will requesting to join with the Stittsville league.

The league is also currently hosting a Softball Ontario pitching dlinic which was completely "sold out". Both the Caveman and Fitzroy Junior will be toeing the slab this year after some expert instruction by Jamey Mick.

WCMSA is hosting an intro to softball coaching clinic from 6pm to 9:30pm on April 12 and 13. For more information contact fastball(at)fitzroyharbour.com


Stittsville Minor Softball article

Article from today's Stittsville News.

SMSA clinics
Posted Apr 5, 2012 By EMC News


EMC sports - Online registration for the 2012 season of the Stittsville Minor Softball Association (SMSA) is now open at www.stittsvillesoftball.org.

Action is beginning soon, albeit indoors at the Bell Senxplex in Kanata.

That's when SMSA will be holding warm-up clinics and pitching clinics for all registered House League players.

These clinics will be held on Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, April 21, with mite level players on the field from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and with squirt and peewee level players taking over from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.

In addition, any bantam or midget level players are welcome to attend.

Players planning to attend these clinics should take along a ball glove and wear athletic clothing and running shoes.


Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League sign up

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League got some publicity in the local paper this week:

Fitzroy men's fastball seeks players
Posted Apr 5, 2012 By EMC News

EMC news - Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League seeks players for the upcoming season.

The league which runs Wednesday nights from May to September, is a fun league open to all skill levels, however the calibre of ball has been better quality the last few years with the addition of many new players.

Most of the players come from West Carleton or Arnprior/McNab-Braeside areas and range from age 17 to 60+.

The league consisted of eight teams last season with a new addition of a competitive midget team from the area. The cost for the season is just $120 a player, well below any other league around the city.

Anyone interested can call Brendan at 613-229-6838.


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Pickering Recreational Fastball Association Tournament

from Dave Northern

In 2011 PRFA hosted our inaugural mens invitational tournament with 8 teams participating. Al Leighton's Angels from Mississauga took home the championship.

For 2012 PRFA is looking to host both a mens and a womens tournament running concurrently in June. These are for rec and intermediate calibre players - not ISC or senior OASA or PWSA players or teams.

Games will be played Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 14 - 16.
Teams will be asked to play 1 game either Thursday or Friday night and then play their 2nd and 3rd round robin games on the Saturday.
Depending on how many teams enter there will be semi finals and then the finals late Saturday.

Tournament entry fee is $350 per team.
The top 2 or 4 teams will receive prize money.

If you are interested in participating please contact me to reserve your spot and obtain more details.

Dave Northern
PRFA Tournament Director
905-420-0628 - H
905-706-7873 - C


Monday, April 02, 2012

Bracebridge Tournament

from Ted Conway

The Bracebridge Farm Fastball Club would like to invite you to our tournament: Bracebridge Aug 24-25-26

There will be 2 divisions for Fastball;

1.) Open Division with a $500 entry. Prize money to be determined by the number of entries, and will be winner take all. (Last year was $1000)

2.) Recreation Division with a $350 entry. Prize money to be determined by the number of entries, and will be 70% 1st place and 30% 2nd place.

Riverside Inn in Bracebridge 705-645-8775 has a block of rooms set aside for this weekend. They will be releasing the rooms that are blocked off for the tournament back to the public 60 days prior to the tournament. Call and reserve ASAP as not to get missed. I am also going to be looking for deposits to guarantee teams as I want to be sure I have 8 in each division. A Div Deposit $300B Div Deposit $200

Cheques can be made out to Bracebridge Farm Fastball

Mailed to:
1149 Fraserburg Rd
Bracebridge, ON
P1L 0A1