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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Saturday, June 30, 2012

OASA Elims this weekend

Here is the draw for the OASA Junior U21 Eliminations this weekend in Owen Sound with 12 teams. Sydenham is the only eastern Ontario team participating. Andy Barber of WC Electric is throwing for Sydenham.

The OASA Bantam Eliminations are also this weekend in Napanee - draw here. There are 15 teams in that one, with eastern Ontario representation from Lyn and an "Ottawa" team which I believe is from the Rideau-Osgoode area.

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One day fastball event in Greenbush

The Greenbush Junior Men's Team is holding a four team men's fastball event on Sunday July 8th in order to help them prepare for their provincial event. Athens and Seeley's Bay are participating and they are looking for a fourth team to play. For more information contact Carl Trafford at carltrafford@hotmail.com.

Greenbush is just north of Brockville.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

GOFL standings

Updated GOFL standings after tonight's games:

1. Kars 5-1 (.833)
2. Carp 6-3 (.667)
3. Barrhaven 4-4-1 (.500)
4. Quyon 3-3-1 (.500)
5. Blitz 4-5-1 (.450)
6. Stittsville 2-4-2 (.375)
7. Fitzroy 2-6-1 (.278)


Thursday night GOFL results with some updates

Quyon Combat Flyers 11 Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 4, in 6 innings. Joran Graham had the win, Derick Bulley took the loss with relief from Will Mood. Steve McCord had a three run homer for Quyon and is the Caveman's Choice as player of the game.

Carp I4C Victory 8 Barrhaven Broadway Blues 2. Cody Price with the win, throwing a one hitter. Paul Ceppi with the loss, relief from Jason Smith. Matt McNish had a homer for Carp. Price with the complete game one-hitter is the Caveman's Choice for player of the game.

more to follow


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Barrhaven and Stittsville split doubleheader in Manotick - UPDATED

from Trevor Power

At the GOFL doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night the Stittsville 56ers and Barrhaven Broadway Blues split the games.

In the first one of the night, Barrhaven won 4-1. Jason Smith had the win - he allowed 5 hits and one walk, striking out 13. Darren Featherstone took the loss allowing 7 hits, walking one and striking out four. Trevor Scott saw action in relief for the 56ers. Chad Hargrove went three for three for the Blues scored two runs and had an RBI to earn the Caveman's Choice as player of the game.

In game two, Stittsville prevailed 5-3 with Featherstone earning the win tossing a 4 hitter, walking three and striking out six. Paul Ceppi took the loss giving up 7 hits, walking two and striking out 7. Scott Herriot had another good game at the plate for the 56ers, going 1 for 2 and walking twice and cashing an RBI to earn the Caveman's Choice nod in the second game of the doubleheader.


Condolences to the Costello family UPDATED

Kirby Costello, 31, of the Whitewater Region area, died on Sunday in a car accident.

Kirby is the brother of Shawn and Joey Costello, son of Jack, and cousin to Corey and Chad, all familiar names to fastball players and fans in the area.

I am sure everyone in the fastball community joins me in expressing condolences to the Costello family.

UPDATE: The arrangement information.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I4C Victory wins in Fitzroy 2-1

For the second week in a row, Carp I4C Victory defeated West Carleton Electric in Fitzroy Harbour. On Tuesday night it was a 2-1 game which was very well pitched.

Paul Koert, of the #3 ISC ranked Jarvis Travellers, took the win in his GOFL debut, with Cody Price picking up the save. Steve Cavanagh threw very well in a losing cause for WC only allowing four hits.

The game saw only three base runners through the first three innings.  Carp opened the scoring in the fourth on Bobby Jack Hart's solo homerun to centrefield.

Fitzroy responded in the bottom of the frame. Neil Murphy led off with a double, taking third on a misplayed relay. After a strikeout, Troy Wilson's RBI single scored Murphy.  With Derek Barber walking and the speedy (?!) Adam Brown in to run for Wilson, the 'Tric threatened, but two strikeouts got Koert out of the inning with a 1-1 tie.

The decisive run came in the top of the fifth. With two out, Joel Langford tripled, and scored on Kevin McGuire's RBI single.

Price came in for Carp to close the game and threw to six batters over two innings to earn the save.

Bobby Jack Hart gets the honours as Caveman's Choice for player of the game for his homerun and solid defensive game as catcher.

Paul Koert WP 5IP 1R 1ER 3H 10K 1BB
Cody Price SV 2IP 0R 0H 2K 0BB

Joel Langford 1-3, 3B, R
Kevin McGuire 1-3, RBI
Bobby Jack Hart 1-3, HR, RBI, R
Shawn Simzer 1-3

Steve Cavanagh 7IP 2R 2ER 4H 7K 0BB

Neil Murphy 1-3, 2B, R
Troy Wilson 1-3, RBI
Jeff Barber 1-3


Monday, June 25, 2012

Tuesday doubleheader postponed

Unfortunately the doubleheader planned for North Gower on Tuesday night between the Ottawa Taylor's Blitz and the Kars Aces has had to be postponed. New date(s) to be announced.


Carp wins both in Thursday doubleheader - UPDATED

from Cory Morrison / Eric Rosenquist

In the first game of the Thursday doubleheader in Carp, I4C Victory were 4-2 winners over the Kars Aces. Neil Cooke had the win while Brad Porter took the loss. Matt McNish was 3 for 3 and hit a homer. Brad Pender and Kristian Knapp hit back-to-back homers to start the game for Kars.

Caveman's Choice for player of the game in this one was McNish for his big night at the plate.

The nightcap result was I4C Victory 10 Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 7. Cody Price earned the win for Carp while Jamie Blakely was the losing pitcher.

Marcel Mondoux of the Blitz is the Caveman's Choice for player of the game in a losing cause, as he was 2 for 2 with 2 walks, 3 runs and an HR.

more to follow


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Good news, bad news for Fitzroy fans of minor ball

It was a busy weekend for fans of fastball in Fitzroy Harbour this weekend with mixed results.

As two teams were at the Glen Cairn Men's Tournament composed almost exclusively of Fitzroy Town League players, there was lots of minor ball also going on for Fitzroy parents this weekend.

The village was celebrating however on Saturday during West Carleton Minor Softball Championship Day. The Harbour hosted the event for four different levels: Mites (U10 mixed), Squirt Boys (U12), Peewee Boys (U14) and Squirt/Peewee Girls. In every level, the Fitzroy entry made it to the A final. And in all four tiltle games the Fitzroy teams won bragging rights for the 2012 West Carleton house league season. The fourth championship was a nailbiter as Fitzroy Junior's team won 11-10 in the mites game to complete the sweep.

On to Sunday where the West Carleton Mites Select team (comprised of Fitzroy, Kinburn and Carp players) participated in a "tri-meet" in McNab. First up was the McNab host team who won a close 3-1 game over the WC crew. The second game was a little more high scoring as Micksburg defeated West Carleton 18-6. With a pair of brothers unavailable  for WC for game two, the seven-year old Caveman was pressed into service to play against the nine and ten-year olds and was very excited about being part of the game. He took three walks (two of them with the bases loaded) and scored a run. Who says being 3'11" doesn't have advantages! The WC Selects main problem is we have great pitchers in warm up - but once a batter gets in there it's a different story. (We're working on it.) It's great to see the pitching training for local teams playing off and well-played ball by an Under 10 group.

Any select or rep minor teams looking for games, let me know and I can try and connect you with some folks that I know are looking to play.

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GOFL Week 7

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League week 7 has seven games on the schedule, the busiest yet.

Tuesday night in a 7pm and 0pm doubleheader in North Gower, Ottawa Taylor's Blitz (4-4-1) play the Kars Aces  (5-1). That same night at 8:30pm in Fitzroy Harbour, Carp I4C Victory (4-3) will once again face West Carleton Electric (2-5-1).

Wednesday night in Manotick will feature the Stittsville 56ers (1-3-2) in for a 7pm and 9pm doubleheader with the Barrhaven Broadway Blues (3-2-1), freshly returned from "The Rock".

Thursday night on the Quebec side has the Blitz in to face the Quyon Combat Flyers (2-3-1) at 7:30 pm, while at the Carp Fairgrounds, I4C Victory will host the Blues at 8:30pm.


Broadway Bar & Grill wins the Glen Cairn Tournament

Info from SCav and Hélène Rivest

Broadway Bar & Grill won the Glen Cairn Men's League Tournament in Carp this past weekend.  Broadway finished 2-1 in the round robin but secured the fourth spot to enter the A round of playoffs. Despite losing on Saturday morning to the Blackburn Men's League Rebels 3-2, they avenged the loss with a 3-1 win in the semi-finals to advance. In the other semi, the previous undefeated Mattamy Homes and Taggart's Welding faced off with Mattamy prevailing 9-4.

Broadways' defated Mattamy in the finals 1-0, with Neil Cooke's squad edging Darren Featherstone's team for the title. 

On the B side, ASAP beat OHS 3-2 and Don Cherry's beat Laurysen Kitchens 8-5 to set up the final where Don Cherry's prevailed 5-1.

The Glen Cairn site will likely be updated with more info soon.

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Sunday schedule for Glen Cairn Tournament

from Darren Featherstone

After the round robin games the standings are as follows:

1 - Blackburn Men's League (*Group B winner)
2 - Mattamy Homes (*Group C winner)
3 - Taggart's Welding (*Group A winner)
4 - Broadway Bar & Grill
5 - ASAP Print Management
6 - Don Cherry's Bar & Grill
7 - Laurysen kitchens
8 - Ottawa Home Services
9 - Murphy's Plumbing
10 - East Side Marios
11 - Fitzroy Men's League
12 - Domville Aces

B Semis:
North Main Diamond
10:00 AM ASAP Print Management (H) vs Ottawa Home Services (V)
South Diamond
10:00 AM Don Cherry's Bar & Grill (H) vs Laurysen Kitchens (V)

A Semis:
North Main Diamond
12:00 PM Blackburn Men's League (H) vs Broadway Bar & Grill (V)
South Diamond
12:00 PM Mattamy Homes (H) vs Taggart's Welding (V)

Main Diamond
2 pm B finals (winners of 10:00 am games)
4 pm A finals (winners of 12:00 pm games)

Information on Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League website.

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Glen Cairn tournament results

Here are the results from Friday night. I'll try and get all the results to post.

North Diamond:

ASAP 5 - Laurysen 3
Broadway 6 - OHS 0
Mattamy 5 - Don Cherry's 4

South Diamond:
Taggart's 8 - Fitzroy Men's League 7
Blackburn Men's League 18 - Domville 0
Murphy's Plumbing 14 - East Side Mario's 4

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Broadway Blues finish 1-2 in Newfoundland

Sent by carrier pigeon from NFLD by Trevor Power

The Barrhaven Broadway Blues dropped a close one in their opener at the St. John's Days Senior Men's fastpitch tournament in Newfoundland Friday night. Barrhaven lost 3-2 to Imagewear Custom Apparell, the second place team from the St. John's Senior League. The Blues scored two in the seventh and left men on second and third but couldn't come back. Jason Smith took the loss for the Blues.

In their second game, the Blues defeated Kelly's Pub Molson Bulldogs 4-1. Paul Ceppi had the win throwing a three hitter. Lindsay Medynski (2), Jeff Lane and Kevin Schonfield had the RBIs.

In their next game, for some reason, they had to play the Bulldogs again. This time they fell short 12-4. Trevor Lahey, Jason Smith and Paul Ceppi all threw for the Blues. Unfortunately the Barrhaven boys were eliminated after this game.

More info here and here.


Friday, June 22, 2012

REMINDER: Glen Cairn Men's League Tournament

Reminder, Glen Cairn tourney this weekend.

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League tournament is being held in Carp on the weekend of June 22 - 24 with the eight league teams plus four outside teams participating.

Group A
Laurysen Kitchens
ASAP Print Management
Taggart's Welding
Fitzroy Men's League

Group B
Broadway Bar & Grill
Ottawa Home Services
Blackburn Men's League
Domville Aces (Midgets)

Group C
Mattamy Homes
Don Cherry's Bar & Grill
East Side Mario's
Murphy's Plumbing (Fitzroy League)

Friday - Main
6:00pm Laurysen vs ASAP
7:45pm Broadway's vs OHS
9:30pm Mattamy vs Don Cherry's

Friday - Diamond 2
6:00pm Taggart's vs Fitzroy
7:45pm Blackburn vs Domville
9:30pm ESM vs Murphy's

Saturday - Main
9:00am ASAP vs Fitzroy
10:45am OHS vs Domville
12:30pm Don Cherry's vs Murphy's
2:15pm Laurysen vs Fitzroy
4:00pm Broadway's vs Domville
5:45pm Mattamy vs Murphy's

Saturday - Diamond 2
9:00am Laurysen vs Taggart's
10:45am Broadway's vs Blackburn
12:30pm Mattamy vs ESM
2:15pm ASAP vs Taggart's
4:00pm OHS vs Blackburn
5:45pm Don Cherry's vs ESM

Sunday - Diamond 2
10:00am #6 vs #7
Noon #2 vs #3

Sunday - Main
10:00am #5 vs #8
Noon #1 vs #4
2:00pm B final (10 am winners)
4:00pm A final (Noon winners)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Blitz win two on Wednesday night - the details

By Marcel Mondoux

Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 10 Quyon Combat Flyers 4

Game one of the Manotick double header featured the Quyon Flyers vs the Ottawa Taylor's Blitz. Matt Greer and Jamie Blakely took the slate for their respective clubs while both going the distance.

The top of the first inning saw Blakely strikeout the side getting the home team on the sticks quickly.

The Blitz took full advantage of their opportunities in their half of the inning pushing 7 runners across the plate. Marcel Mondoux started the game off with a walk and a stolen base. Blakely legged out an infield single followed by a stolen base of his own putting two in scoring position for Derick Bulley. A sac fly scored Mondoux giving the Blitz a quick lead. Tony Searle followed up getting on base by being hit by a pitch. After a second out, Russ Mitchell put a ball in play in the infield which was bobbled loading the bases. Ryan Mitts followed with a walk to score Blakely. Taiki Nishimura then laced a 2 run single into center field scoring Mitchell and Mitts. Adam Grier, Mondoux and Blakely continued the 2 out rally with RBI singles to go up 7-0.

The top of the second started with back to back to back singles by the Flyers (Nick Armitage, Steve McCord - RBI and Curtis Daley - RBI) scoring 2 runs in the frame. 7-2 Blitz.

In the bottom half of the inning, Andrew Bruce forced an infield error and stole second. After advancing to third, Mitts lined a ball to the outfield which was misplayed scoring Bruce for an 8-2 lead.

The Flyers chipped away in the fourth scoring 2 more runs. Daley led the inning off with a single and was sacrified over to second base. Tim Craig came up with a two out single to score Daley and was then scored on a double by Dennis McCleary. 8-4 Blitz.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Blitz added two more runs. Blakely led off with a walk and was scored on Bulley's double to the gap. Bulley then advanced to third and was scored on a Tony Searle sac fly. Final Score in favour of the Blitz 10-4.

Caveman's Choice for player of the game is Jamie Blakely for his complete game win and 3 for 3 performance at the plate.

Quyon lines:
Dennis McCleary 1/4 2B, RBI
Matt Greer 2 BB
Nick Armitage 1/2 R, BB
Steve McCord 1/3 R, RBI
Curtis Daley 2/3 R, RBI
Jordan Kearns 1/3
Tim Craig 1/3 R, RBI, SB

Matt Greer 6IP L 10R 5ER 9H 3BB 3K HBP

Blitz lines:
Marcel Mondoux 1/3 R, RBI, BB, SB
Jamie Blakely 3/3 2R, RBI, SB
Derick Bulley 1/3 R, 2B, 2RBI, SAC
Tony Searle R, RBI, SAC, HBP
Andrew Bruce 1/4 R, SB
Russ Mitchell 1/4 R
Taiki Nishimura 1/3 R, 2RBI
Adam Grier 1/3 R, RBI

Jamie Blakely 7IP W 4R 4ER 7H 4BB 9K

Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 10 Stittsville 56ers 9

Game 2 featuered the Stittsville 56er's to face the Blitz. This one was a see saw battle all the way with 19 runs scored for both sides. Trevor Scott and Derick Bulley started for their respective clubs.

The top of the first inning, the 56er's got rolling. After recording the first out, John Craig hit a double and advanced to third on a passed ball. Scott Herriot knocked him in on a single and advanced to second on a stolen base. Herriot reached third base on a passed ball and was scored on an infield error. Trevor Scott followed up with an RBI single to put the 56er's up 3-0.

Skip to the bottom of the second where the Blitz put 4 on the board. Bruce led off on a ROe and stole second. He was brought in by a Russ Mitchell shot to straight away center. After two outs, Grier reached on a ROE. Mondoux reached base with a single up the middle and both were scored on Blakely's triple. Blitz 4-3.

In the third, Herriot led off with a triple plus an outfield error to score himself. The 56er's put men on second and third with singles by Dan Jessiman and Scott. Bulley however, escaped the inning by getting the next two batters. Tie game at 4.

Searle led off the bottom half with a double and was scored on a single off the bat of Mitts. Blitz 5-4.

Top 5 saw Dan Jessiman put up a lone run on a solo homerun to left center field. Tie game at 5.

In the fifth, the Blitz bats sparked for 4 more runs. Searle led off with a single, Bruce walked and Mitchell reached on an infield single loading the bases. Mitts came clutch with a run single. Nishimura then bunted to two runners over 60 feet where Mondoux then put a ball in play and reached on a ROE that went in the dugout scoring the two on base. Blitz 9-4.

Stittsville stormed back with 5 runs in the top of the 6th to tie it once again. Blakely came in with two outs and was able to stop the bleeding.

In the sixth, the 56er's brought in Adam Smith to relieve Scott and with one out, Bruce walked and stole second. He was then cashed in by Mitts again to put the Blitz up by 1.

Blakely retired the 56er's in the seventh to record his second win of the night.

Caveman's Choice for player of the game was Ryan Mitts for his big game at the plate, 3 for 4 with 4RBI, including the game winner.

56er's lines:
John Craig 1/2 R, 2B
Scott Herriot 3/3 2R, 3B, SB
Scott Jessiman 1/3 2R HR
Dan Jessiman 1/2
Trevor Scott 3/3, RBI
Adam Smith 1/3

Trevor Scott 5IP 10H 9R 6ER 1BB 5K
Adam Smith 2IP L 1H 1R 1ER 1BB 2K

Blitz lines:
Marcel Mondoux 2/4 R, 2RBI, SB, 2ROE
Jamie Blakely 2/3 3B, 2RBI, SAC
Tony Searle 2/4 2R, 2B
Andrew Bruce 0/1 3R, 2BB, 2SB
Russ Mitchell 2/4 2R, HR, 2RBI
Ryan Mitts 3/4 R, 4RBI

Derick Bulley 5 2/3IP 9R 6ER
Jamie Blakely W 1 1/3IP 0R 0ER


GOFL Wednesday night action in Manotick

As per the @OttawaBlitz twitter feed, the Ottawa Taylor's Blitz won both games in Wednesday night doubleheader action in Manotick.

In the first game, the Blitz won 10-4 over the Quyon Combat Flyers. Jamie Blakely had the win, while Matt Greer took the loss.

In the second game, the Blitz outlasted the Stittsville 56ers 10-9. Jamie Blakely again had the win, this time in relief of Derick Bulley, while Adam Smith took the loss in relief of Trevor Scott.

more to follow


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thursday night now a doubleheader

The Ottawa Taylor's Blitz vs Carp I4C Victory game originally slated for 8:30 pm on Thursday has been bumped to 9 pm.
Carp will face the Kars Aces at 7pm in a make-up of the June 12th cancelled game. Kars is the home team for the 7 pm game.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Elkland Labour Day 60th Annual Tourney Update

from Bill Sherman

The Elkland Softball Association is pleased to celebrate 60 years of fastpitch softball in Elkland PA this year!

There are currently 15 teams who have given a verbal committment and 5 teams who are almost ready to commit.

1 - This year is an ISC world tournament dual bid for 2013 (now the rule states that you would have to return only 50% of your team for the 2013 world tourney)

2 - ESA is asking that all teams complete a roster this year for program purposes only and they will need that no later than August 3rd. If you will be going for the bid they need a completed roster filled out from the ISC website.

3- FIREWORKS ARE A DEFINITE and will be approximately 20-30 min long and slated for Saturday night following an 8pm game. Rain date for that will be Sunday night. So if you are bringing your family along this will be a good night to hang around the ballpark! Farr fireworks company was hired for the display

For more information or to contact Bill visit the ESA Website.

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Minor ball update

In other news, Fitzroy Junior's Mites team advanced to championship Saturday with a 19-18 playoff win over Kinburn tonight. Junior struggled a bit pitching, having trouble finding the plate (nerves for the big game?) but was a solid two for three at the dish.

It went down to the bottom of the fifth and final inning tied at 18 but ended somewhat anticlimatically on a bases loaded walk to end the game in favour of the Harbour.

Fitzroy is looking to avenge last year's loss in the finals to Carp to take the West Carleton mites title on Saturday afternoon.

The Caveman finished things off this past Saturday as the 5-pitch season wrapped up in Carp with a 9 team fun day. They don't keep score at this level (officially) but the Fitzroy 1 Atoms coached by Mrs Fastball did very well, and in their final game, after a refreshing dip in the splashpad, the Caveman made a rarely seen 6-3 putout on a ground ball against Carp. Not too often you see a 7 year old whip it cross diamond from short for the out!

Following the Atom games, the West Carleton Mite Boys Select team (featuring Fitzroy Jr) played the McNab Boys Select team in a very tight and well played game that ended 4-3 in favour of the McNab side. A very well played game, great to watch young lads playing such a high level of ball.

Just a reminder, if you know of any Mites Boys Select teams looking for a game, please contact me at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com.

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I4C Victory win 6-4 in Fitzroy

In Monday night GOFL action in Fitzroy Harbour, Carp I4C Victory came back to beat West Carleton Electric 6-4.

Cody Price was the winning pitcher in relief of Neil Cooke, while Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

In the top of the first Price walked, moved to second on Kevin McGuire's walk and scored on Bobby Jack Hart's RBI single to left.

West Carleton responded with three runs in the bottom of the first. Neil Murphy singled with one out and moved to second on wild pitch. Derek Barber's double scored Murphy. Shawn Rebertz then hit the first pitch thrown to him this season over the fence to the opposite field and cashed Barber to put the 'Trics up 3-1.

Carp responded in the top of the third. Adam Purdy tripled to start the inning and scored on Kevin McGuire's single. Neil Cooke's two run homer scored McGuire to put Victory up 4-3. "It was a pretty large shot to centre," said Cooke afterwards enjoying a beverage in the Fitzroy Hall.

Fitzroy tied things up in the bottom of the fourth. Dave Bahm singled, moved to second on Matt Bowman's walk and scored on Trevor Barton's RBI double.

Carp made the pitching change for the fifth, replacing starter Cooke with Price.

I4C Victory regained the lead in the top of the seventh. With one out, Hart ran out a misplayed grounder and reached first. Al Read then singled to put two on. Eric Colvin's hard hit grounder to short was bobbled and the bases were loaded. Matt Medaglia's single to right scored two runs to put the Victory ahead 6-4.

West Carleton came close in the bottom of the last inning. After a strikeout, Jeff Barber walked, Murphy reached on an error and Andy Barber walked to load the bases. However, two consecutive strikeouts by Cody Price ended the game and sealed the win for Carp.

Medaglia was 3 for 4 on the night and drove in the game winning runs, and despite the protests of his teammates he is named the Caveman's Choice as player of the game.

Cody Price WP 3IP 0R 0ER 1H 3BB 6K
Neil Cooke  4IP 4R 3ER 6H 1BB 6K

Adam Purdy 1-4, 3B, R
Kevin McGuire 1-2, 2BB, RBI, R
Bobby Jack Hart 1-4, RBI, R
Al Read 1-3, R, sac bunt
Neil Cooke 1-3, HR, 2RBI, R
Matt Medaglia 3-4, 2RBI

Steve Cavanagh LP 7IP 6R 4ER 8H 4BB 5K

Neil Murphy 1-3, R, BB
Derek Barber 1-4, 2B, RBI
Shawn Rebertz 1-4, HR, 2RBI
Dave Bahm 2-3, 2B, R
Trevor Barton 2-3, 2B, RBI


Sunday, June 17, 2012

GOFL Week 6

We are at week six in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League and there are four games on the schedule.

With a rare Monday game, Carp I4C Victory (1-3) will visit Fitzroy Harbour to play West Carleton Electric (2-4-1) at 8:30pm.
The Wednesday night doubleheader in Manotick sees the Quyon Combat Flyers (2-2-1) playing the Ottawa Taylor's Blitz (2-3-1) at 7pm, while the Stittsville 56ers (1-2-2) play the Blitz in the 9pm game.

It's a busy week for the Blitz as they play their third game of the week on Thursday in Carp against I4C Victory in an 8:30pm start.

The Kars Aces (5-0) / Stittsville game that was scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed as several Kars players are unavailable.

The Barrhaven Broadway Blues (3-2-1) will have the week off as the team departs on a trip to Newfoundland where they will be vacationing for a few days then playing ball in a fastball tournament in St. John's. Word is that former 56ers Sam Oliver, currently living in Newfoundland, will be joining the team there as well. Best of luck to the Blues as they represent the GOFL on the Rock and we should hopefully get some updates for the blog.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blitz, Barrhaven win in Manotick on Wednesday - now with details

Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 7 West Carleton Electric 4

In the first game of the doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night the Ottawa Taylor's Blitz beat West Carleton Electric 7-4. Jamie Blakely had the complete game win and Andy Barber took the loss with relief from Steve Cavanagh.

After the Electric left the bases loaded in the top of the first, the Blitz went up 2-0 in the bottom of the frame. Jamie Blakely hit a long fly ball to left that was misplayed and made it to third base. Derick Bulley then singled to drive in Blakely. After a Tony Searle single, Jon Ferguson's ground out to first scored Bulley.

The Electric got on the board with a solo homer from Jeff Barber in the top of the third.

However, the Blitz had a big response in the bottom of three. Marcel Mondoux double to start things off. Blakely reached base on a fielder's choice when the Electric tried to get Mondoux at third but he slid in safely. A misplayed grounder resulted in Mondoux scoring and Bulley reaching base. Searle the singled to drive in Blakely and Bulley. Searle took second on the throw in - and the scored on Jon Ferguson's single. Russ Mitchell singled  later in the inning to score Ferguson and put up the Blitz 7-2.

Steve Cavanagh came in to pitch for the Electric and shut down the Blitz the rest of the game, but the offspeed pitching of Blakely prevented WC from coming back.

West Carleton did manage a run in the fifth when Derek Barber singled and scored on newcomer Matt Bowman's single.

As well the Electric got two in the seventh when Jeff Barber tripled and scored on Derek Barber's single, followed by Dave Bahm's RBI single which drove in Derek. But the comeback fell short and the Blitz prevailed 7-4.

For his complete game win, Jamie Blakely, who also scored twice to help his cause, was named Caveman's Choice player of the game.

Jamie Blakely WP 7IP 4R 4ER 11H 3BB 7K

Marcel Mondoux 2-4, R, 2B
Jamie Blakely 2R
Derick Bulley 1-4, RoE, 2R, RBI
Tony Searle 3-4, R, 2RBI
Jon Ferguson 1-3, 2RBI, R
Andrew Bruce 1-3
Russ Mitchell 1-2, RBI

Andy Barber LP 3IP 7R 4ER 7H 0BB 3K
Steve Cavanagh 3IP 0R 0ER 2H 0BB 1K

Jon Daley 1-4
Jeff Barber 2-3, HR, 3B, 2R, RBI, sac
Derek Barber 2-4, 2R, RBI
Neil Murphy 2-3, BB
Andy Barber 2BB
Dave Bahm 1-2, RBI
Matt Bowman 1-2, RBI
Jeff Cavanagh 1-4
Jeff Eastman 1-2

Barrhaven Broadway Blues 10 West Carleton Electric 0

In the nightcap, the Blues defeated the Electric 10-0 in a five inning mercy.

Trevor Lahey had the complete game win, while Andy Barber took the loss with relief from Steve Cavanagh.

Barrhaven got to work early in the bottom of the first. Aaron Amo singled, took second on a wild pitch and scored on Don Cox's RBI single. Trevor Power then walked. Cox scored on Derek Martin's RBI single. Jordan Adams doubled to bring in Power and Martin and put the Blues up 4-0.

Six runs in the third broke the game open. Power singled, followed by Martin singling and another single by Adams drove in Power. Mike Branchaud then doubled to score two more runs. After a pitching change to bring in Cavanagh, the hits continued as Jay Smith singled, followed by Lindsay Medynski's first GOFL single of the year (an RBI) which brought a large cheer from the Barrhaven bench. Power's second single of the inning drove in another two runs and make it 10-0.

For his big night at the plate and his strong defensive play, Jordan Adams was named the Caveman's Choice for player of the game.

Trevor Lahey WP 5IP 0R 0ER 4H 0BB 8K

Aaron Amo 1-3 R
Kevin Schonfield 2BB, SB
Don Cox 1-3, R
Trevor Power 2-2, BB, 2R, 2RBI
Derek Martin 2-3, RBI, 2R
Jordan Adams 2-3, 2B, R, 3RBI
Mike Branchaud 1-2, BB, 2B, 2RBI
Jason Smith 1-3, R
Lindsay Medynski 1-3, RBI, R

Andy Barber LP 2IP 7R 8ER 8H 2BB 4K
Steve Cavanagh 2IP 3R 2ER 3H 2BB 3K

Jeff Barber 1-2
Derek Barber 1-2
Neil Murphy 1-2
Andy Barber 1-2, 2B


Friday, June 15, 2012

Kyle Jamieson gets a head coaching job in NCAA Women's softball

Congrats KJ, great news. For a very informative interview with Kyle a couple of years ago, check out this link.

Furman Names Kyle Jamieson Head Softball Coach

Greenville, S.C. -- Kyle Jamieson has been named Furman University's new head softball coach, it was announced on Wednesday by director of athletics Dr. Gary Clark.

Jamieson, a native of Stittsville, Ontario, takes the reigns of the Paladin softball program after serving as assistant coach at Fordham University during the 2011 season where he helped guide the Rams to a 32-26 overall record, 14-6 league mark, second place finish in the Atlantic 10 Conference and an 8-5 victory over eventual national champion Alabama in the regular season finale. Under Jamieson's guidance, the Rams paced the Atlantic 10 with 54 home runs and ranked second in the league in runs scored (236), doubles (63) and walks (169).

"Every college team that Kyle Jamieson has worked with has gotten better," said Clark. "He has the technical knowledge and communication skills necessary to be a top head coach. We are fortunate to have someone with his skill and experience leading our softball program."

Jamieson's pitching staff at Fordham posted a 2.35 ERA, ranked second in the Atlantic 10 with 466 strikeouts and issued a league-low 84 walks last season. The Rams placed five players on the All-Atlantic 10 First Team, including pitcher Jen Mineau, who fashioned a league-best 1.62 ERA under Jamieson's tutelage and earned third team Capital One Academic All-America honors.

"I would like to thank President Smolla, Dr. Clark and Elaine Baker for believing in me and my vision for this softball program and giving me this wonderful opportunity," said Jamieson. "It is truly a privilege to be the head softball coach at Furman University and to be a part of the Paladin family. Furman is a prestigious university and is well known across the country for its academics and beautiful campus. It is my goal to put Furman Softball on the map. I look forward to meeting the team, and I can't wait for practice to start in the fall."

Jamieson began his college coaching career as an assistant at the University of Toledo during the 2000 season. After serving as assistant coach with the Danish Men's National Team in 2001, he returned to NCAA softball at Bowling Green in 2003, helping the Falcons to the 2004 Mid-American Conference championship while leading the MAC in ERA in each of his three seasons with the program. Along the way, Jamieson coached both the MAC Tournament MVP and MAC Player of the Year.

Hired as associate head coach at Syracuse University prior to the 2007 season, Jamieson made an immediate impact with the Orange by guiding a pitching staff coming off of a 4.88 ERA the previous season to a 3.35 ERA in 2007. During his tenure, Jamieson cut Syracuse's team ERA in half as the staff finished the 2009 campaign with a 2.42 ERA. Under Jamieson's watch, Syracuse pitcher Jenna Caira was named 2009 Big East Rookie of the Year and a member of the third team all-conference.

Prior to joining the coaching staff at Fordham in the fall of 2011, Jamieson spent two seasons helping to rebuild the University of Arkansas softball program. In his first season in Fayetteville, he helped the Razorbacks lower the team ERA from 4.75 the previous season to 3.67 in 2010.

Jamieson, 37, grew up playing men's fast pitch softball and helped pitch the Canadian National Team to the 1993 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. He was named the Male Gold Card Athlete of the Year by Softball Ontario in 1993, and also was named one of Ontario's Elite Athletes by that organization. The next year, he was inducted into the Goulbourn Township Sports Wall of Fame. Jamieson was also a member of the 2003 Kemptville Thunder Fastpitch squad that claimed the silver medal at the ISC World Championships.

Jamieson earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Brock University in 1997 and a bachelor's degree in education from Nipissing University in 1998.


"Coach Jamieson will bring a legitimate wealth of knowledge of fastpitch softball to the Furman softball program. Any time you can get a coach that not only has had success with some of the best collegiate pitchers in the game but also a coach that has played at the highest level you have to consider yourself lucky. The student athletes at Furman should be excited to have Coach Jamieson as he strives to bring Furman into the national picture again."

Ken Eriksen
Head Coach
University of South Florida/United States National Team

"Furman made an excellent choice when selecting Kyle Jamieson as its new head softball coach. Kyle has tremendous passion, knowledge and love for the game. Furman is not only getting a great coach, but also a great person. He is very much deserving and I couldn't be happier for him."

Bridget Orchard
Head Coach
Fordham University

"I think Kyle is a rising star in the college softball ranks and will do a fantastic job at Furman University. As a player, he had a great career and he is bringing that passion and excitement to the game as a coach. I think Furman has hired a true winner who has a plan to build a successful softball program."

Patrick Murphy
Head Coach
University of Alabama

"Kyle has a great passion for the game and I know he will work hard to help each player reach their potential as well as bring success to the program."

Sandy Pearsall
Head Coach
University of Louisville

"Furman is hiring a great softball mind in Kyle. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a strong ability to train the softball athlete in all phases of the game. He has a proven record of attracting quality student-athletes at every stop of his coaching career and is deserving of this opportunity. Kyle's passion and commitment to the sport and his athletes will build momentum for Furman Softball immediately."

Shonda Stanton
Head Coach
Marshall University


Barrahaven beats the Flyers in Quyon

info from Big Joe, Hatty and Edgy

The Barrhaven Broadway Blues came up with a big road win on Thursday in Quyon, beating the Combat Flyers 2-1 in a tight game.

Paul Ceppi took the win, throwing 4 innings, while Jason Smith earned the save with three innings in relief. Drew Hathway in his season debut was the hard luck loser.  Matt Greer hit a solo homer for Quyon and was 2 for 3 with double.  Lindsay Medynski had the lone Barrhaven RBI on a fielder's choice and the other run was on an error.

For their oustanding pitching performance, Ceppi and Smith share the Caveman's Choice player of the game honours.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kars 6 Stittsville 2 - with details

from Cory Morrison

Kars topped Stittsvile 6-2 on the newly reno’d Grove field last night. Brad Porter had the win in relief of Steve Price, while Trevor Scott took the loss with relief from Dan Bradley and Adam Smith.

Nick Ellis singled and scored on a 2-run homer by Cory Morrison in the top of 1 to put Kars up 2-0.

Stittsville answered back in the bottom of 1 as Ryan Bond doubled and advanced to 3rd on an infield single by John Craig. Scott Herriot and Dan Jessiman were issued back to back walks to score Bond.

The 56er’s tied the game in the 3rd as Scott Herriot walked and stole 2nd then scored on a dropped fly ball in the outfield.

Kars regained the lead again in the 5th as Scott Marion homered with two men on putting the visitors up 5-2 then Marion singled in the 7th to score Morrison and round out the scoring.

Marion was named the Caveman's Choice as player of the game.

Scott Marion 2/4 HR 4Rbi Run
Cory Morrison 1/3 HR BB 2Rbi
Nick Ellis 2/4 Run

Ryan Bond 2/2 2B BB Run
Scott Herriot 2BB Run
John Craig 2/3 2B


ISC Qualifier in Niagara Falls

Here is the schedule for the ISC Canada East qualifier this weekend in Niagara Falls, as per Al's Fastball.

ISC Canada East Niagara Falls Qualifier Schedule

Fri 6:30 pm Gm 3 Toronto Gators vs Ohsweken Redmen
Fri 7:00 pm Gm 4 Scarborough Force vs Waterdown Hammer
Fri 9:00 pm Gm 1 Kitchener Outlaws vs Niagara Snappers
Sat 9:00 am Gm 2 Alvinston Indians vs Elmira Expos
Sat 9:00 am Gm 5 Hickson Reds vs Donnacona Blue Sox
Sat 9:00 am Gm 6 Shakespeare Falcons vs Wyevale Tribe
Sat 11:00 am Gm 7Perry Island Hawks vs winner 1
Sat 11:00 am Gm 9 winner 2 vs winner 3
Sat 11:00 am Gm 10 winner 4 vs winner 5
Sat 1:00 pm Gm 8 Cree Nation Fireballs vs winner 6
Sat 1:00 pm Gm 11 loser 2 vs loser 3
Sat 1:00 pm Gm 12 loser 4 vs loser 5
Sat 3:00 pm Gm 13 loser 1 vs loser 10
Sat 3:00 pm Gm 14 loser 6 vs loser 7
Sat 5:00 pm Gm 15 loser 8 vs winner 11
Sat 5:00 pm Gm 16 loser 9 vs winner 12
Sat 7:00 pm Gm 20 winner 8 vs winner 10
Sat 9:00 pm Gm 19 winner 7 vs winner 9
Sun 9:00 am Gm 17 winner 17 vs winner 15
Sun 9:00 am Gm 18 winner 16 vs winner 14
Sun 10:00 am Gm 23 winner 19 vs winner 20
Sun 11:00 am Gm 21 loser 20 vs winner 17
Sun 11:00 am Gm 22 loser 19 vs winner 18
Sun 1:00 pm Gm 24 winner 21 vs winner 22
Sun ~3:00 pm Gm 25 winner 24 vs loser 23
Sun ~5:00 pm Gm 26 winner 23 vs winner 25
Sun ~7:00 pm Gm 27 winner 26 vs loser 26 (if necessary)

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GOFL Wednesday night round up

A round up of the GOFL games on Wednesday night - more to follow.

Kars Aces 6 Stittsville 56ers 2

Brad Porter earned the win, in relief of Steve Price. Trevor Scott took the loss and had relief from Dan Bradley and Adam Smith. Scott Marion was 2 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBI, while Cory Morrison was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI. Marion earned the Caveman's Choice as player of the game.

Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 7 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 4

Jamie Blakely had the complete game win for the Blitzos, while Andy Barber took the loss and had relief from Steve Cavanagh. Tony Searle was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI for the Blitz. Jeff Barber was 2 for 3 with a solo HR for Fitzroy. Blakely earns the Caveman's Choice for the complete game win, scoring two runs to help his own cause.

Barrhaven Broadway Blues 10 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric 0

Trevor Lahey had the complete game win over five innings. Jeff Barber was the losing pitcher and had relief from Steve Cavanagh. Trevor Power was 2 for 2 with a walk and 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI, and Jordan Adams was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI. Adams is the Caveman's Choice for player of the game for his offensive output and his defensively strong play at short.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Junior Men's Elimination June 29 - July 1

The OASA Junior Men's Eliminations in Owen Sound has 12 teams this year. Junior has changed to U21 from U23. The only eastern Ontario team is the Sydenham Cyclones which features West Carleton Electric's Andy Barber as a pitcher. Unfortunately Napanee's team ha folded. Click here for the draw.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Blackburn tournament write up

from Eric Rosenquist

The Glen Cairn "Red" squad won the BMFL tournament this past weekend in Blackburn Hamlet. Many thanks to the BMFL organizers for putting on a great event and for having a beer tent and BBQ at the diamond.

The tournament was "open" calibre, meaning any level of pitcher or player was allowed, but it still followed the rec-league style rules that both the Blackburn and Glen Cairn leagues use: unlimited defensive substitutions, and everyone in the line-up hits. The Glen Cairn squad was a mixture of players from the GCMFL with a few pickups from other leagues. The team used a set of red & white jerseys with logos from current sponsor Don Cherry's as well as older jerseys from a few years ago when Local Heroes Kanata sponsored a Glen Cairn team, so the team dubbed itself "Glen Cairn Red".

The Reds made it through the round-robin portion of the tourney with a 3-0 record to win their division. Friday night saw them defeat the Barrhaven Broadway Blues with Cody Price picking up the pitching win and Jason Smith getting the loss. On Saturday afternoon the team defeated the Knights squad from the BMFL with Neil Cooke getting the win and Ryan Chatten taking the loss. Saturday evening's game ended 7-3 for the Reds over the BMFL's Rogues, with Duane Bromley getting the complete game win. Tony MacDonald got the Reds off to a fast start, belting a no-doubt three-run homer to left field in the first inning. Shawn Simzer capped the evening's scoring for the Reds with a solo shot over the top of the tall fence in left center in the top of the 7th.

Sunday's action had the Glen Cairn squad playing the BMFL's Guzzlers in the 11AM semi-final. The Guzzlers are one of the top squads in the BMFL, having won the league playoffs for the past couple of seasons. The Guzzlers jumped out to a quick lead on Glen Cairn starter Cody Price, getting a triple from Jeff Barber followed by an RBI single from Derek Barber. The Reds answered back in the bottom of the 1st when Scott Herriot and Cory Morrison hit back to back doubles. Scott Parsons followed that with an RBI single to make the score 2-1 for Glen Cairn. The Glen Cairn bats stayed hot in the early innings, giving the squad a 6-2 lead after three innings, but the Guzzlers continued to chip away and narrowed the lead to 6-4 after five. Neil Cooke took over the pitching duties for Glen Cairn in the 6th, but the Guzzlers managed to score a pair of runs courtesy of a leadoff triple by Kevin Spears and a one-out triple by Kevin Shonfield. Shonfield then alertly took home moments later on a wild pitch to tie the score before Cooke retired the side. Guzzler pitcher Jeff Barber took over for younger brother Andy Barber in the 6th and managed to keep the score tied at 6 through 7 complete innings. Extra innings saw both pitchers wiggle out of bases-loaded situations in the 8th. Glen Cairn ended the game in the bottom of the 9th when Cory Morrison hit a hard grounder that bounced off the Guzzlers first-baseman into foul territory. That gave Scott Herriot (starting at 2B due to the tie-breaker rule) more than enough time to round third and cross home for the game winning run.

The finals saw a rematch between Glen Cairn and the Knights, who had defeated the Cree Nation Fireballers in the other semi-final behind the pitching of Ryan Chatten. Neil Cooke had the ball for Glen Cairn with Brad Porter toeing the rubber for the Knights. The scrappy Knights hitters managed to make the most of their chances in the early going, touching up Cooke for 5 runs in the first four innings courtesy of home runs by Matt Edwards and Guy Millette, the latter being a three-run shot in the top of the 4th that looked like it would put the game out of reach for the Knights. Cooke finished the 4th without further damage and handed the ball over to Cody Price to start the 5th. Price shut down the Knight hitters in the 5th getting 3 strikeouts and stranding a 1-out single, and that seemed to spark the Glen Cairn hitters. Scott Herriot hit a solo shot to put the Reds on the board in the bottom of the 5th, then with two out, Scott Parsons, Duane Bromley, and Monty Davis hit consecutive singles to make the score 5-2 after five. Hoping that Knights starter Brad Porter would be feeling the effects of the hot sunny day as much as anyone in the park, the Reds showed great patience at the plate in the bottom of the 6th, getting a leadoff walk from Cody Price, going to a full count in a pair of strikeouts that followed, and then getting runners at the corners when catcher Terry Redden reached base on an error. With the top of the Reds order coming to the plate, the Knights surprised many at the park by electing to pitch to Dan Loney rather than intentionally walk him to load the bases with two out. The move paid off for the Knights as Porter got Loney to ground out to end the threat and keep the score 5-2 heading into the 7th. Cody Price shut down the Knights in the top of 7th with a pair of Ks and a fly-out, putting the Reds back on the sticks for one last time, down by three runs.

Shawn Simzer started the inning by legging out an infield hit, barely beating the throw at first. Scott Herriot then hit his second home run of the game to make the score 5-4 with no one out. Cory Morrison followed Herriot with a single, took second on a passed ball, and scored the tying run via Scott Parsons' RBI single. With the game tied and no one out, Reds batter Duane Bromley bunted Parsons to second to get the winning run in scoring position. Monty Davis capped a 3-for-3 day by hitting a single that scored Parsons and gave the Glen Cairn squad a 6-5 come from behind victory and the tournament championship.


Oswego, NY tournament CORRECTED

updated info from Chad Garcia and Jeff Mayer

The Lewis County Merchants from Croghan, NY won the Oswego tournament beating Team Quebec(Donnacona) in the finals. Donnaconna beat CPI to advance to the finals and Lewis County beat the AuSable Forks Spirits.

Nice to see I have some readers from New York state!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

GOFL week 5

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League Week 5 has four games coming up.

On Wednesday, the Kars Aces (4-0) will go the Grove to face Stittsville 56ers (1-1-2) at 8:30pm. In Manotick, West Carleton Electric (2-2-1) will be in for a doubleheader, playing the Ottawa Taylor's Blitz (1-3-1) at 7pm and the Barrhaven Broadway Blues (1-2-1) at 9pm.

Thursday night sees the Blues travel across the river to face the Quyon Combat Flyers (2-1-1) at 7:30pm.

The game originally schedule for Tuesday which was to feature Kars vs Carp (1-3) has been postponed, so I4C Victory will not play this week.


NAFA Tournament in Elkland

The North American Fastpitch Association announces the Canada & U.S. Northeast Super Regional will be held August 4-5 (Friday late if needed) at the beautiful Durk Sherman Memorial Complex.

The event winners in each division will have their entry fee paid to the 2012 NAFA World Series in Topeka, Kansas.

The NAFA Pitching Lists will be used for each class.

There will be two divisions offered, an A-Major/”A” Divisions with 12 teams and a AA/AA-Major Division with 12 teams.

The format will use the NAFA 3GG Bracket just like at the World Series.

The Official NAFA Ball will be used.

We will only play Friday night if needed due to the number of teams.

To Enter, email NAFA Executive Director, Benjie Hedgecock at Nafafastpitch@gmail.com

The entry fee is $350 per team.

Tournament Director Benjie Hedgecock, 503-559-5398, Nafafastpitch@gmail.com

The top umpires from around the area will be used and the following awards will be given:

Each Division
1st-3rd Team Trophy
MVP Award, MVPitcher Award
14 Champion Awards
10 All Tournament Awards

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Glen Cairn wins Blackburn Tournament

info from @OttawaBlitz and Cory Morrison

The Glen Cairn Don Cherry's team won the eight team Blackburn Tournament on the weekend.

Glen Cairn ran the table with five straight wins, defeating the Blackburn Knights in the finals 6-5. The Glen were down 5-0 after five but came back with 2 in the sixth and 4 in the seventh to win the title. Cody Price had the win in relief of Neil Cooke while Brad Porter took the loss. Scott Herriot had two homers for the Glen.

The Glen had a close 7-6 semi-final win over the Blackburn Guzzlers in nine innings while the Knights beat the Cree Nation Fireballs in the other semi.


Saturday, June 09, 2012

Barrhaven doubles Carp 4-2 - now with details

from Eric Rosenquist

Barrhaven defeated Carp 4-2 in GOFL play on Thursday night in Carp.

Trevor Lahey got the ball for Barrhaven while Carp countered with newcomer Cody Price. Both pitchers worked quickly through the first 4 innings with only 4 runners reaching base between the teams.

Barrhaven opened the scoring in the top of the 4th when Joe Allen reached on a bunt single, stole a base, took 3rd on a wild pitch, and then scored on Trevor Power's ground-out to 2B. Carp starter Cody Price turned the pitching duties over to Neil Cooke to start the 5th, and the Blues promptly added to their lead when Kevin Williams hit a single, took second on a passed ball, then came in to score on Aaron Amo's 2-out double.

Carp answered back in their half of the 5th when Tony MacDonald lead off with a single and then gave way to pinch-runner Ryan Clare. Cody Price followed with a single and both runners were advanced on Matt Medaglia's sac bunt. Lahey induced an infield groundout from the next batter that forced the runners to hold, but Carp second baseman Adam Purdy came through with a 2-out single that scored both runners and tied the game.

Not to be outdone, Barrhaven answered promptly with two runs in the top of the 6th. A pair of doubles from Don Cox and Trevor Power started off the inning; those were followed by a single from Steve Edgerton that scored Power for the insurance run. A fielder's choice off the bat of Jordan Adams erased Edgerton at second for the first out of the inning. Carp avoided further trouble with an inning ending double play when Kevin William's bunt attempt was caught by Neil Cooke who then doubled off Jordan Adams at first.

Lahey held Carp to a pair of singles in the 6th and 7th innings to preserve the win for Barrhaven.  Lahey earned the win and the Caveman's Choice player of the game honours, while Cooke took the loss in relief of Price.


Lahey: 6Ks.
Power: 2B, 2RBI, 1R
Cox: 2 for 3, 1R


Price: 4IP, 6K, 1ER
Cooke: 3IP, 5K, 3ER
Purdy: 2/3, 2RBI


Blackburn Tournament results Thursday & Friday

with info from Derek Martin

Thursday night 7 pm
Blackburn Knights 7
Rogues 0

WP: Brad Porter 10 Ks
LP: Adam Smith

The late game between the Guzzlers and Gloucester Heating was postponed due to rain and will now be played on Saturday at 5pm (Tauvette).

Friday night 7pm
Ottawa Taylor's Blitz 4
Gloucester Heating 3

WP: Derick Bulley
LP: Pierre Lalonde

Friday night 9pm
Glen Cairn Don Cherry's 14
Barrhaven Broadway Blues 1

WP: Cody Price
LP: Jason Smith

The tournament runs all weekend at the Blackburn Ball Park behind the arena.


Friday, June 08, 2012

REMINDER: Blackburn Men's Fastball League tournament schedule

from Derek Martin

POOL A: Guzzlers, Gloucester, Cree Nation, Ottawa Taylor's Blitz
POOL B: Rogues, Knights, Glen Cairn, Barrhaven Blues

Thursday results:
7pm (Arena): Knights 7 Rogues 0
9pm (Arena): Gloucester vs Guzzlers PPD - rain - moved to Saturday at 5pm



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Article on Fitzroy Harbour men's league tournament

From this week's West Carleton Review EMC.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Kars wins 13-2 over Blitz; now with details

Detail from Cory Morrison, Marcel Mondoux

At the schedule doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night, Kars Aces won the first game 13-2 over the Ottawa Taylor's Blitz in five innings; the second game was rained out.

Cory Alkerton had the win for the Aces. Shannon Borho had the start but only threw two pitches before yielding to Derick Bulley. Derek Bergeron saw action in relief. (UDPATE: See comments for who took the loss!).

Kars opened the scoring in the first as Brad Pender walked and stole second. Kristian Knapp’s grounder was misplayed by the shortstop enabling Pender to score. Cory Morrison then doubled off the fence in right scoring Knapp. After Steve Price walked, Chad Milne hit a 3-run shot to right putting Kars up 5-0.

The Aces added to their lead in the second as Knapp and Morrison hit back to back solo shots. Price was HBP and Milne singled. An errant throw by the Blitz outfielder allowed Price to score from second extending the lead to 8-0.

After Bergeron replaced Bulley to start the third, Pender singled and scored on a 2-run shot off the bat of Kevin Phillips. The Blitz got on the board in the bottom of the 3rd as John Ferguson belted a solo shot to deep right.

Kars added 3 more runs in the fourth courtesy of a 3-run shot by Pender. The Blitz added 1 run to round on the scoring in the bottom of 5.

Milne earned the Caveman's Choice for player of the game with a 2 for 4 outing, with the HR and 3RBI.

Kars Aces
Brad Pender 2/3 HR BB 3Rbi 3Runs
Chad Milne 2/4 HR 3Rbi
Cory Morrison 3/4 HR 2B 2Rbi 2Runs
Knapp 1/4 HR 2Runs
Phillips 1/2 HR 2Rbi

Ottawa Taylor's Blitz
Jon Ferguson HR
The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was rained out and will be replayed at a later date.


Caveman misheard lyrics

Caveman: "Daddy, I like the Black Keys."

Have to agree with that, they do have some great tunes.

Me: "Yeah they are good."

Caveman: "I really like 'Gum on the Speedway'"

We really have to get his hearing checked.


Carp at Stittsville rained out

With Carp up 2-1 in the top of the fourth, the game at the Grove in Stittsville was rained out. Matt McNish had hit a large homer for I4C Victory shortly before the game was called.

Unfortunately the Grove's grand reopening was cut short but the fans did go home happy as it was Dirty Herry BobbleHead night. (Or not).

The game will be replayed at a later date.


Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Quyon comes back to beat WC Electric 6-4 - now with Player of Game

The Quyon Combat Flyers came back to beat West Carleton Electric 6-4 in GOFL play Tuesday night in Fitzroy Harbour.

Joran Graham had the win, throwing a two hitter, while Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

West Carleton scored first on a solo homer by Derek Barber in the bottom of the first.

The Flyers responded immediately with two in the top of the second. Nick Armitage singled, moved to second on a ground out and scored on Luke Young's single. Young moved to third on Jordan Kearns' double and scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-1 for the visitors.

In the bottom of the third, Fitzroy took the lead. Jon Daley walked with two out. Jeff Barber reached when his third strike was missed. Derek Barber's second home run of the game, this a three run shot, put the Electric up 4-2.

Graham settled in after that and did not allow another WC Electric baserunner. Meanwhile, the Quyon bats went to work.

In the fourth, Steve McCord doubled and took third on a wild pitch. He scored on Bucky Fleck's RBI single to narrow the game to 4-3.

The Flyers loaded the bases with one out in the fifth on a Matt Greer walk, Joran Graham double and a walk to Armitage, but Cavanagh got out of the jam with two strike outs.

However Quyon took the lead in the top of the seventh. Graham hit a solo shot to tie the game, the back to back to back hits by Armitage, McCord (RBI) and Young (RBI) made it a 6-4 ball game.

West Carleton Electric had four base runners in the ball game - all of who scored.

Joran Graham was the Caveman's Choice for player of the game for his pitching performance (2 hitter with 16Ks) and his night at the plate (2 for 3 with a walk and solo HR).

Joran Graham - win 7IP 4R 1ER 2H 16K 1BB

Matt Greer 2-3, BB
Joran Graham 3-4, HR, RBI, 2B, R
Nick Armitage 2-3, BB, 2R, 2B
Steve McCord 2-4, 2B x 2, 2R, RBI
Luke Young 2-4, 2RBI, R
Jordan Kearns 1-3, BB
Bucky Fleck 1-2, RBI

Steve Cavanagh - loss 7IP 6R 6ER 13H 8K 3BB

Jon Daley BB, R
Derek Barber 2-3, HR x 2, 4RBI


Sunday, June 03, 2012

GOFL week 4

As the Greater Ottawa Fastball League moves on to week 4 of the schedule, almost incredibly all 12 games have been played with no rainouts. Hopefully that trend will continue this week with five game on tap.

On Tuesday night, the Quyon Combat Flyers (1-1-1) will take the boat across to face West Carleton Electric (2-1-1) at 8pm in Fitzroy Harbour.

Wednesday night sees a return to the doubleheaders in Manotick with the Kars Aces (3-0) facing the Ottawa Taylor's Blitz (1-2-1) at 7pm and 9pm.  Also on Wednesday the Stittsville 56ers (1-1-2) finally get to host a game in the Grove at 8:30pm versus Carp I4C Victory (1-2).

The week wraps up on Thursday with Barrhaven Broadway Blues (0-2-1) in Carp to face I4C Victory at 8:30 at the Fairgrounds.


Loughborough Men's Fastball League

info from Jeff Hannah

The Loughborough Fastball League is a long-standing men's league in the Kingston area. This year the league has seven teams, down from eight last year. Enterprise has returned after a year off with many of the graduating Napanee Junior players from last year. Both Napanee Junior teams have folded and the Sydenham Midgets have become the Sydenham Juniors.

The league began May 14 and runs through until the end of July after which "best-of" playoff will begin. The league is hosting double headers weekly in hopes of raising a bit of interest and helping with Umpire costs, with games scheduled on Wednesdays at 7:00 and 9:00 at Keeley Road and on Thursdays at 7:00 and 9:00 in Newburgh.

Teams are:
Sydenham Men
Napanee Midgets
North Fred
Sydenham Juniors


Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League tournament

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League traditonally has a mid-season tournament for the member clubs.  This year's 8 team event was won by Clouthier Custom Carpentry, captained by Richie Caldwell and led by pitchers Jason Armstrong and Kurt Raycroft.  CCC went 4-0 and defeated Al's Corner Store (3-2) in the final by a score of 8-4. Al's has captain Ryley Burns pitching as well as Spencer Campbell.

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Friday, June 01, 2012

Carp downs Stittsville 3-2 with details

From Eric Rosenquist

The I4C Victory squad were down to their last strike, but after narrowly losing their first two games of the season they managed to get into the win column with a 3-2 decision over the Stittsville 56ers in Carp on Thursday night.

Neil Cooke gets credit for the win after taking over the pitching duties for Carp from starter Ryan Chatten in the 5th inning with the score tied 2-2. Trevor Scott went the distance for the 56ers.

Stittsville did all of their scoring in the top of the 1st inning. Leadoff hitter Ryan Bond stroked a single up the middle to get things rolling. Chatten fanned the next batter, but 56ers center fielder Dan Jessiman followed that with another single to give Stittsville two baserunners with only one out. A walk to the #4 hitter Trevor Scott loaded the bases with only one out as Chatten struggled to locate his pitches in the early going.

Ben Gigliotti then hit a hard grounder that got past the Carp third baseman to score Bond and Jessiman. Chatten then settled in and got out of trouble via a fielders choice off the bat of Adam Smith and a strikeout of Dan Bradley.

Chatten threw three scoreless innings before handing the ball over to Neil Cooke to start the 5th. Cooke shut down the Stittsville hitters over the final three innings, fanning 7 batters and giving up only two singles.

Carp got on the board in their half of the first inning when leadoff hitter Eric Colvin hit a hard grounder that took a bad hop on the hard Carp infield and bounced off the third basemen. Colvin then stole second and came home on catcher Al Read's two-out single to left field. Stittsville pitcher Trevor Scott worked himself into and out of trouble, walking the next batter and running the count full on Carp right fielder Adam Fleming before getting Fleming to fly out to RF and end the inning.

Carp tied the game in the bottom of the second when DP Dan Loney drew a leadoff walk, then went first-to-home when Carp rookie Adam Purdy's sac bunt was misplayed. Purdy later went from 2nd to 3rd on a passed ball, and Carp threatened to score more runs when Eric Colvin drew a one-out walk and promptly stole second to give Carp two runners in scoring position. Trevor Scott got the 56ers out of the jam however by getting a ground ball out and a strikeout.

Scott kept the Carp bats at bay the rest of the way, but got into some trouble when Colvin lead off the bottom of the 7th with a single. Carp SS Kevin McGuire then dropped a perfect bunt down to move Colvin to 2B and reach safely himself. With Bobby-Jack Hart at the plate for Carp, the bunt was on again, but this time Stittsville played it perfectly and managed to get the lead runner Colvin out at 3B. It looked like the game might end in a tie when Scott struck out the next batter than then got two strikes on Carp first baseman Tony MacDonald, but MacDonald ripped a ground ball down the 3B line that managed to go through the legs of the 56ers infielder, scoring McGuire from 2nd and giving Carp a 3-2 win.

Caveman's Choice as player of the game is Eric Colvin of I4C Victory.

For Carp:
Colvin: 2/3 - 2H, 1R, 1BB, 2SB
Read: 1/4 - 1H, 1RBI
Loney: 0/0 - 1R, 1BB
Chatten: 4IP, 5H, 1ER, 6K - no decision
Cooke: 3IP, 2H, 0ER, 7K - win

For Stittsville:
Bond: 2/3 - 2H, 1R, 1BB
D. Jessiman: 2/3 - 2H, 1R, 1BB
Smith: 2/4, 2H, FC
Gigliotti: 2RBI
Scott: 6-2/3 IP, 5H, 1ER, 6K - loss


Heard at Harbour Ball

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League is a fun recreational fastball league that has really grown over the last few years to have 8 strong teams with lots of young players. With the youth movement in full swing, it means those of us born in the 70s (the EARLY 70s) feel a bit old.  Heard at Harbour Ball tonight:

Guy has a nice new Easton ball bag.
"Nice ball bag, where did you get it?"
"Not sure, my mom got it for me."

Shortly after.
"That's a nice ball bag you have over there." (As another guy takes his glove out of a yellow plastic Giant Tiger bag.)

"Who's the new guy?"
"Oh that's Troy.  He's my younger brother."
Turns out he's in Grade 12.

Sitting on the bench in the third with the aforementioned Troy and another guy who I know because he plays Junior B hockey. (First thing he said to me "Why did you give me all those penalties?") I do the math and realize that my age is older than both of them combined.

After the game having a beer with another one of the guys, one of my fishin' buddies.  He says "You know, I'm the second oldest on the team after you." He's 28.

Harbour Ball - good times, but sure makes a guy feel old.