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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Micksburg gets by Quyon 1-0

from Scott Conroy

The TV cameras were back in the Valley on Wednesday night as Cogeco broadcasted another great game. The low scoring game saw the home team, Micksburg Twins, come out on top 1-0 over the Quyon Flyers.

Both teams struggled to get hits. The pitchers pounded the zone and hit their spots and made it tough for the teams to muster up offense. Graham struck out 5 of the first 6 batters faced to set the tone. Matt Greer would finally solve him with a double in the third before being stranded.

Jamey Mick picked the Twins up as he often does, hitting a one out single before moving to second on Graham’s single. Mick hustled home to score off Chad Costello’s single in the bottom of five. That would prove to be all with the thanks to Kurt Leavitt, who caught a frozen rope liner to short before doubling up the runner at first in the top of sixth to save Graham’s shut out.

Next games for the Twins is Wednesday July 6th at the Grove in Stittsville against the 56ers, while the Flyers are right back at it tonight against Fitzroy for their Canada Day game.

Jamey Mick 2-2, 2B, BB, run
Joran Graham 1-2, BB
Chad Costello 2-3, RBI
Kyle Jackson 1-3
Quinton Rook 1-3, 3B

Joran Graham 7inn, 3H, 14K, 0ER
Matt Greer 6inn, 7H, 7K, 1ER


Wednesday night GOFL round up

Micksburg 1 Quyon 0
In an old time low-scoring fastball game up in Micksburg, the Twins defeated the Quyon Flyers 1-0. Joran Graham earned the win, throwing a 3-hitter and striking out 14. Matt Greer took the loss for Quyon.

Stittsville 14 I4CVictory 8
In the first game of the doubleheader in Manotick the Stittsville 56ers upended I4CVictory 14-8 in a slugfest. Kyle Olson had the win, while Ty McNish took the loss.

Stittsville 4 Kars 4
The second half of the double dip saw Stittsville come back from a 4-1 deficit with two out in the seventh to tie things up at 4-4. Luke Severson threw for Kars, while Adam Smith had the ball for the visitors.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

KJ joins Team USA

Stittsville native Kyle Jamieson, currently coaching NCAA Women's Softball in South Carolina, has been selected to help Team USA at WBSC World Cup as per this article:


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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Standings for North Leeds Men's Fastball League

Standins as of June 25

Eastons Corners A's           18
Lyn                                         12
Lyn U18                                 8
Westport                               8
Greenbush                            8 
Seeley's Bay                          7 
Athens U21                           6
Athens Assassins                  6 
Eastons Corners HM           1


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Micksburg beats WC 9-1

The Micksburg Twins beat West Carleton Electric 9-1 in a five inning game in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action on Friday night in the 'Burg.

Joran Graham had the win with 9Ks in five innings of work while Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

After a scoreless first, the Twins got on the board with two runs in the second. Quinton Rook singled to start the inning, stole second and moved to third on the overthrow. He was brought home on a single by Connor Moss. Moss also stole second, and moved to third on a wild pitch. He was brought home on a sacrifice fly by Paul Griffith.

In the third, Graham singled, moved to third on a single by Corey Costello and scored on a sacrifice fly by Chad Costello. After a pair of walks to load the bases, a ground out resulted in an out at the plate. However, the next grounder resulted in a run scoring, and a two RBI single by Kurt Levet made it 6-0 after three innings.

West Carleton got on the board in the fourth. Neil Murphy singled, took second on a wild pitch and moved to third on a misplayed grounder that put Mike Cavanagh on base. Charlie Ross's fielder's choice scored Murph.

The Twins put the mercy in effect in the fourth on a three run homer by Connor Moss, which scored Chad Costello and Quinton Rook who had both singled.

Joran Graham 5IP 1R 0ER 2H 9K 0BB

Joran Graham 2-3, R
Chad Costello 1-2, Sac fly RBI, R
Quinton Rook 2-2, BB, 3R, SB
Connor Moss 2-2, HR, 4RBI, 3R, SB
Scott Conroy 1-3, R
Paul Griffiths 1-1, Sac fly, 2RBI
Kurt Levet 2-2, 2RBI

Steve Cavanagh 4IP 8R 8ER 11H 4K 2BB

Neil Murphy 1-2, R
Charlie Ross RIB
John Enright 1-2


Friday, June 24, 2016

Micksburg wins 6-2 over Stittsville (WITH DETAILS)

The Micksburg Twins won 6-2 over the Stittsville 56ers in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action on Thursday night up to Valley. Cogeco TV was on hand to tape the game.

Corey Costello got.the win and had relief from Joran Graham. Adam Smith took the loss.

from Scott Conroy and John Craig

Stittsville travelled to Micksburg for the Thursday night game against the Twins. A perfect night for ball where it was a night of firsts. The first night using the new lights at the diamond which were installed last week. As well as the first Cogeco TV broadcast of the year of Twins home games.

Corey Costello toed the slab for the Twins going 4 1/3 innings earning the win with relief from Joran Graham going 2 2/3. Adam Smith countered for the 56er’s.

The Twins got on the board early. Corey Costello’s based loaded triple scored three while Corey’s brother Chad scored Corey on a sac fly the next at bat.

Stittsville would score two runs in the top of the third to close the gap. Sngles by Adam Smith and Dan Jessiman, who would each score on singles from Tyler Nystedt and John Craig. 

Jamey Mick led off the third with a single and would later score of Chad Costello’s second RBI of the game. Mick then had an RBI of his own hitting in Quinton Rook who hit a lead off triple.

Next game for the Twins is tonight as Fitzroy Harbour comes to town for an 8:30 start. Stittsville goes again Wednesday June 29th for a double header in Manotick against I4C and Kars.

Corey Costello 4 1/3 inn, 9K, 2R
Joran Graham 2 2/3 inn, 4K

Adam Smith, 6 inn, 3K, 6R


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday night results from Manotick

Kars Aces 4 Ottawa Valley As 2
In the first game of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader in Manotick, the Kars Aces doubled the Ottawa Valley As 4-2. Luke Severson had the win, with relief from Cory Alkerton. Todd Wilson took the loss for Valley.

I4C Victory 7 Ottawa Valley As 0
The nightcap in Manotick saw I4C Victory earn a run-rule shortened win over the Valley As 7-0. Andrew Putnam had a one-hitter in earning the win. Adam Rueckwald took the loss. Matt McNish, Chris MacFarlane and Ryan Clare all hit homers for I4C.


West Carleton Electric wins 10-2 over Stittsville 56ers

West Carleton Electric defeated the Stittsville 56ers 10-2 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Tuesday night in Fitzroy Harbour.

Andy Barber got the win, while Kyle Olson took the loss, with relief from Adam Smith and Luc D'Entremont.

It was the visiting team that got on the board first, putting a pair across in the opening frame. Aaron Amo lead off with a single and stole second. Adam Smith then hit a hard ball that was well played by shortstop Michael Cavanagh who was able to get Amo at third base in a run down. After a walk to Dan Jessiman, brother Scott singled to score Smitty. Later in the inning, an infield single by D'Entremont scored Dan Jessiman.

West Carleton responded with four in the bottom of the first. Barber lead off the inning with a solo homer. Trevor Barton then ripped a double, and scored later on Jeff Cavanagh's double. Shawn Rebertz reached on a fielder's choice when the 56ers tried unsuccessfully to get Cavanagh at third. Rebertz took second on a wild pitch. Cavanagh and Rebertz both scored on a misplayed grounder to make it 4-2 and the Trics never looked back.

The Electric put up three more in second. Barber doubled off the fence with one out, and scored on Barton's double. Michael Cavanagh then reached on a fielder's choice when Barton was put out. Jeff Cavanagh's two run shot scored long lost cousin Mike.

The home team added to the lead in the third. Neil Murphy lead off with a single, and Charlie Ross also singled. Both scored on Adam Brown's double, with Brown scoring later in the inning on a single by Barton.

Barber struck out the side in the fourth, and despite allowing two hits in the fifth did not allow any further runs.

Andy Barber WIN 5IP 2R 2ER 6H 9K 3BB

Andy Barber 2-3, HR, 2B, 2R, RBI
Trevor Barton 3-3, 2x2B, R, 2RBI
Jeff Cavanagh 3-3, 2x2B, HR, 3RBI
Neil Murphy 1-3, R
Charlie Ross 1-2, R
Adam Brown 1-2, 2B, 2RBI, R

Kyle Olson LOSS 1.2IP 7R 5ER 6H 1K 0BB
Adam Smith 1.1IP 3R 3ER 4H 0K 0BB
Luc D'Entremont 1IP 0R 1H 1K 0BB

Aaron Amo 1-2, BB, SB
Adam Smith 1-3, R
Dan Jessiman 1-2, BB, R, 2B
Scott Jessiman 2-2, BB, RBI
Luc D'Entremont 1-3, RBI


GOFL Week #7

Week 7 of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League has five games on the schedule.

Tuesday night sees the Stittsville 56ers playing West Carleton Electric in Fitzroy Harbour at 8:30 pm.

On Wednesday in Manotick the Ottawa Valley As are in for two games - 7 pm vs Kars and 9 pm against I4C Victory.

Thursday night has the 56ers up in Micksburg to play the Twins at 8:30 pm.

WC Electric is making the trip up the line to face the Twins in a Friday nighter in Micksburg at 8:30 pm.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Quyon and Valley As tie at 9 - WITH DETAILS

The Ottawa Valley As and the Quyon Flyers tied 9-9 in a wild Greater Ottawa Fastball League game on the Quebec side on Thursday night.

Adam Rueckwald and Bryan Armstrong threw for Valley, while Matt Greer went the distance for Quyon, his third game in three nights for the Flyers.

Nick Armitage had two home runs for Quyon, Dave Baird hit a three run homer for Valley.

details from Shawn Laframboise

The Quyon Flyers and Ottawa Valley As played to a 9-9 draw last night in Quyon. Matt Greer went the distance for the Flyers for the third consecutive night while Adam Rueckwald went 5.1 innings with Bryan Armstrong coming in to close it out for the visiting team.

Quyon opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Dennis McCleary walked with one out and advanced with a walk to Greer. Joe McCleary then reached on an error to the short stop to load the bases with two out. Shawn Laframboise's hard grounder went off the glove of the second baseman to score two and give the Flyers an early 2-0 lead.

The Flyers added to the lead in the second. David Hobbs hit a one-out single and scored on Dennis McCleary's double.

The As answered back with one in the third. Kyle Couvieau led off with a double and scored on Steve Frost's hit to the gap in right-centre. Nick Armitage's solo homerun in the bottom half restored the three run lead making it 4-1 for the home side.

Each team added a run in the fourth. Dave Baird led off with a triple and scored on Rueckwald's sacrifice fly. Hobbs doubled and scored on Greer's misplayed grounder to shortstop for the Flyers. 5-2 Quyon after 4.

The As bats woke up in the fifth and they took a one run lead. Couvieau singled and Clayton Vance reached with a bunt when the catcher's throw sailed into right field. After a groundout, Ben Wade and Lindsay Medynski singled and Ryley Burns doubled home the fourth As run of the inning. Quyon tied things back up at 6 with Armitage's second solo homer of the game.

The Flyers extended the lead to 9-6 in the sixth. Hobbs led off with a deep homer to right-centre.  After a groundout, Greer reached when a fly ball was misplayed in right field and scored on Joe McCleary's line drive homerun to straightaway centre.

Ottawa Valley score three in the seventh to tie things up at 9. Wade singled and Burns walked to put two on with one out. Baird stroked one over the centrefield fence to tie the game at 9. Quyon threatened in the bottom half.  Earl Kearns walked with one out and was thrown out by Wade after trying to go first to third on Dave Hobbs base hit. Armstrong got a ground out to second to end the game.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Stittsville over Quyon 9-1

from John Craig

Stittsville defeated Quyon 9-1 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action on Wednesday night at the Grove. Adam Smith had the win while Matt Greer took the loss.

Quyon scored in top of the first, as Matt Greer walked, stole second and scored on a Joe McLeary single.

Stittsville answered back in the bottom of the inning, starting with a lead-off double by Ryan Bond. After a walk to Scott Jessiman, John Craig hit a bloop single over short to score two. This was followed by a double by Tyler Nystedt and singles to Luc D’Entremont (a line drive off Greer’s ribs) Mike Barrett scored two more. Scored was 4-1 after 1.

In the bottom of the third D’Entremont ripped another line drive single, then a triple to left for newcomer Jamie O’Hare made it 5-1.

In the fourth, Scott Jessiman hit a two run bomb to straight away centre scoring his brother Dan to make it 7-1.

The scoring was capped in the fifth when Bond hit a two run homer scoring D'Entremont who had singled to end the game at 9-1.

Bottom 5 – Another line drive to D’Entremont, Bondo goes yard for the walk off 9-1.

Greer – BB, 1B, 1R
J McCleary - RBI

Bond – 3 for 4.  1B, 2B, HR,2R, 2 RBI -2 run walk off HR,
S Jessiman – BB, HR, 2RBI, 2R
D’Entremont – 3H, 2R
Smith WP


WC Electric at Micksburg postponed

The West Carleton Electric game in Micksburg scheduled for tonight has been postponed until later in the season.


As over I4C, 56ers beat Quyon

In other games in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League on Wednesday night:

Ottawa Valley As 2 I4CVictory 1
In the second game of the Manotick doubleheader, the Valley As beat I4C 2-1. Ryley Burns started and had relief from Ty Alexander on the slab for Valley. Andrew Putnam took a loss.

Stittsville 56ers 9 Quyon Flyers 1
The 56ers got the pitching win from Adam Smith and Matt Greer took the loss. Ryan Bond had a homer for Stittsville.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Kars wins tight game over I4C Victory 1-0

In the first game of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night, the Kars Aces edged I4C Victory 1-0.

Brad Porter earned the win with a complete game two hit shutout, notching 12 strikeouts. Cody Price took the hard luck loss allowing only one hit. He had relief from Shane McNish.

Brad Pender had the game's only RBI, driving in Nick Ellis. Ellis had walked and was stealing second when Pender hit a blooper. Ellis continued running and was safe at home. Pender's hit was the Aces' only hit of the game as both teams combined for only three singles in the match.


Micksburg defeats Quyon 3-1

from Scott Conroy

The Twins headed to Quebec to face the undefeated Quyon Flyers on Tuesday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action, winning 3-1.

Joran Graham had the ball for the Twins earning the win while Matt Greer tossed for Quyon taking the loss.

Things were quiet through the first 4 and ½ innings as both teams struggled to string hits together.

Jordan Kearns took a pitch over the fence in right to lead off the fifth inning for the Flyers.

Micksburg would answer right back in the top of the sixth. Andrew McIntyre started things off with a leadoff single before a Joran Graham walk. Jamey Mick reached on a fielder’s choice. Chad Costello had the game winning hit as he sent a ball deep to left centre for the 3 run homerun.

That would be all Graham needed as he retired the next 6 in order to win the game. Next game for the Twins comes Thursday at home against Fitzroy Harbour while Quyon is in Stittsville at the Grove tonight.

Connor Moss 1-4
Andrew Mcintyre 2-4, 1R
Joran Graham 1-2, BB
Jamey Mick, 1R
Chad Costello 1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Quinton Rook 1-3
Paul Griffith 1-3
Brandon Jackson 1-3


9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament - space still available

Space is still available in the Gil Read tournament

The 9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Men’s Fastpitch tournament will be held once again at the Carp Fair Grounds in Carp, Ontario the weekend of July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2016.

The first 12 teams will be accepted with entry fee set at $450. This is an Open class tournament without restriction.

Based on 12 teams, prize money will be awarded as follows:
1st Place $1,800.00
2nd Place $700.00
3rd place tie - $250 each

Last year’s winners were the Kanata Storm (2015 summary here).

Fantastic beer garden with the best burgers around, and good crowds on hand, all in support of the Gil Read Memorial Foundation.

To register your team please contact:
Adam Brown
613-623-8867 (home)
613-720-3575 (cell: text or call)


Cory Morrison
613-614-7349 (cell: text or call)

Past champions of the Gil Read Memorial:
2015 Kanata Storm
2014 Micksburg Twins
2013 Lake Simcoe Lightning
2012 Toronto Gators
2011 Quebec Seniors
2010 Quyon Flyers
2009 Ottawa Team Easton
2008 Ottawa Easton Thunder


Tuesday night GOFL wrap up

Micksburg Twins 3 Quyon Flyers 1
The Twins won on the Quebec side on Tuesday night by a score of 3-1. Joran Graham had the complete game win for Micksburg, while Matt Greer went the distance for the Flyers. Jordan Kearns had a solo shot for the home team and Chad Costello's three run blast in the sixth was the difference for the Twins.

Kars Aces 10 West Carleton Electric 7
The Electric jumped out to an early 5-1 lead after two innings in Fitzroy, but a big six run inning by the Aces put them in the lead in the fifth. Luke Severson got the pitching victory, throwing in relief of Brad Porter. Cole Bolton was tagged with the loss and had relief from Steve Cavanagh. Cory Morrison had a three run homer and Matt Alkerton launched a solo bomb for the visitors.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Laursyen Kitchens win "The Glen" Tournament

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League held their annual tournament this past weekend in Carp, with the nine league teams hosting three additional squads.

Laurysen Kitchens won the A Championship against Upper Canada Elevators 10-5, with Tony Macdonald stroking a grand slam for the winners. On the B side, the Lyn Midgets beat East Side Mario's to take the consolation title.

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GOFL Week #6

A busy week ahead in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League with seven games on tap.

The Micksburg Twins (3-2) will face the undefeated Quyon Flyers (4-0) on Tuesday at 7:30 pm on the Quebec side. Also that night in Fitzroy Harbour, West Carleton Electric (3-2-1) will host the Kars Aces (4-3) at 8:30 pm.

Wednesday night's doubleheader in Manotick has I4C Victory (2-3) against the Aces at 7 pm, followed by Victory playing the Ottawa Valley As (1-7) at 9 pm.  Also that night in the Grove, the Flyers are in town to play the Stittsville 56ers (2-2-1) at 8:30 pm.

Thursday night will see the A's travel to Q-town to play the Flyers at 7:30 pm and the Electric travel up the line to Micksburg to play the Twins at 8:30 pm.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Twins defeat As 7-0 in Micksburg - WITH DETAILS

info from Matt McIntyre

The Micksburg Twins won 7-0 at home over the Ottawa Valley As on Thursday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action.

Joran Graham was the winning pitcher for the Twins. Adam Rueckwald took the loss.

Micksburg started off sluggish going three up, three down in the first inning but would ramp things up manufacturing a run in the second. Jamey Mick led off the inning with a long single and was moved to third on two groundouts. Scott Conroy had a stand up triple to score Mick.

The Twins were right back at it in the second. After the leadoff man popped out, Kyle Jackson singled and then scored on a Matt McIntyre double. McIntyre would later score on a single by Jamey Mick and the Twins took a 3-0 lead.

Conroy led off the fourth inning with a hard single which was followed by Kurt Levet earning a walk. Kyle Jackson singled to load the bases only to have Joran Graham clear them with one swing of the bat for a final tally of 7-0.

Graham threw another solid game earning the 5 inning shut out.

Kyle Jackson 2-3, 2R, 3B
Matt McIntyre 1-3, 2R, 2B, 1RBI
Joran Graham 1-2, 1R, HR, 4RBI, BB
Jamey Mick 2-2, 1R,
Scott Conroy 2-2, 3B, 1RBI
Kurt Levet 1R, BB


Thursday, June 09, 2016

Tournament schedule for "The Glen"

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League hosts their annual tournament this weekend at the Carp Fairgrounds, with 12 squads participating.

There are nine GCMFL teams competing, as well as a team from the Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League, the Rogues from the Blackburn Men's Fastball League and the Lyn Midgets from the North Leeds Men's Fastball League.

See the schedule here.

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Bradford - Cane Tournament this weekend in Cobourg

The schedule has been released for this weekend's Bradford-Cane Tournament in Cobourg on Al's Fastball. There are five ISC teams and ten additional teams in the Intermediate / Junior / Masters division.


Wednesday night round up

Three games were played in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League on Wednesday night.

Quyon Flyers 5 Kars Aces 1 (Game one in Manotick)
Matt Greer had the win while Cory Alkerton took the loss. Nick Armitage and Steve McCord had home runs for the Flyers. 

Quyon Flyers 8 Kars Aces 2 (Game two in Manotick)
Trevor Lahey earned the victory for the visitors while Luke Severson was tagged with the loss. Armitage had another homer for Quyon, while Nick Ellis and Cory Morrison had dingers for Kars.

West Carleton Electic 7 Stittsville 56ers 7 (at the Grove)
WC took at 7-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh but the 56ers staged a comeback to tie things at 7.
Kyle Olsen went the distance for the home team while Cole Bolton threw for Fitzroy. Bolton, Andy Barber and Trevor Barton all hit homers for West Carleton, while Adam Smith hit one out for Stittsville.

West Carleton got on the board in the third inning. Adam Brown hit a two-out single and scored on Bolton's home run.

The 56ers got a run back in the fourth. Scott Jessiman walked,  and eventually scored on Mike Barrett's single.

The Trics got another two runs in the fifth. Trevor Barton lead off the inning with a solo line drive homer to straight away centre. After a strike out, Bolton tripled to left and scored on Andy Barber's double.

Stittsville responded with two in the bottom of the inning. Aaron Amo whacked a grounder that hit the first baseman on one of his very blue shoes and he ended up at second base. Amo scored on Ryan Bond's single. Bondo later scored on John Craig's double to make it a 4-3 game.

The top of the seventh put West Carleton in what looked like a commanding lead. Brown got on base on a misplayed grounder. Bolton then bunted for a single. Barber's three run shot made it 7-3. Mike Cavanagh subsequently doubled. After a flyout, Shawn Rebertz hit a screamer to centrefield. A diving Ryan Bond almost made a Kevin Pillar-like horizontal catch, but as he hit the ground the ball popped loose. This put runners on the corners, but Olsen was able to strike out the next two batters.

The home team mounted a comeback in the bottom of the final inning. Adam Smith started things with a no-doubter to deep centre.  The Sixers were able to rally to tie things, capped off by a key RBI double Luc D'Entremont to tie it up at 7-7.


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

GOFL Week #5

After some changes to the original schedule, there are four games coming up this week in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League.

Wednesday night in the Grove will see the Stittsville 56ers (2-2) host West Carleton Electric (3-2) at 8:30 pm.

The doubleheader last week that was postponed is moved to this Wednesday in Manotick as the Quyon Flyers (2-0) are in for two games at 7 pm and 9 pm against the Kars Aces (4-1).

Thursday night up in Micksburg has the Twins (2-2) hosting the Ottawa Valley As (1-6) at 8:30 pm.

The Tuesday night game schedule for Quyon vs WC Electric is being moved to July 12. The I4C Victory (2-3) game at Quyon that was schedule for Thursday is postponed to a later date.


Friday, June 03, 2016

West Carleton Electric holds on for 6-5 win over Ottawa Valley As

West Carleton Electric staked out an early lead and held for a 6-5 win over the Ottawa Valley As in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play in Carp on Thursday night.

Andy Barber earned the win, while Steve Cavanagh got the save in an inning of relief. Todd Wilson took the loss, with Adam Rueckwald throwing well in relief.

West Carleton put up a four run inning in the second. Shawn Rebertz lead off with a chopper single. Neil Murphy then doubled. Steve Cavanagh's pop up was misplayed to load the bases. A walk to Charlie Ross scored a run. After a pop out, Andy Barber's single drove in two runs, followed by a Trevor Barton sacrifice fly to make it 4-0.

WC added a fifth run in the third. Jeff Cavanagh singled, moved to second on a grounder, moved to third on Neil Murphy's infield single, an scored on Steve Cavanagh's sacrifice fly.

The As got two back in the bottom of the third. Kyle Couvieau and Gavan Boyd both walked. Adam Rueckwald drive in Couvieau, and Steve Frost's ground out scored G Boyd.

The Electric got what turned out to be the game winning run in the fourth. Dave Bahm lead off with a single, which was followed by a walk to Barber. This prompted the pitching change for starter Wilson to give way to Rueckwald. Rueckwald got two fly balls, but a clutch single by Jeff Cavanagh scored Mike Cavanagh who was running for the catcher Bahm to make it 6-2.

Valley got another two back in the fourth. After a strike out, Shane Boyd reached on an error and Clayton Vance singled. When the Electric tried to pick off Boyd at third, he scored on an overthrow. Walks to Couvieau and Gavan Boyd loaded the bases. A grounder to third erased a runner at the plate but a walk to Frost then made it 6-4.

The home team got things within a run in the sixth. Vance walked, and moved to second on a wild pitch. A ground out put him on third. Gavan Boyd's third walk of the game put runners on the corners. Vance scored when the Electric tried to throw Boyd out stealing second. Barber was able to get a pop up and strike out to the end the threat.

After the Electric failed to score in the top of the sevent, Steve Cavanagh came it to close the door in the bottom of the final inning and earn the save.

Andy Barber WIN 6IP 5R 3ER 3H 7K 7BB
Steve Cavanagh SAVE 1IP 0R 0ER 0H 2K 1BB

Andy Barber 1-3, 2RBI, BB
Trevor Barton RBI
Mike Cavanagh 1-4, 2B
Jeff Cavanagh 2-4, R, RBI
Shawn Rebertz 1-4, R
Neil Murphy 3-3, BB, 2B, R
Steve Cavanagh RBI
Charlie Ross BB, RBI, R
Dave Bahm 1-3

Valley As
Todd Wilson LOSS 3IP 5R 6ER 7H 1K 2BB
Adam Rueckwald 4IP 1R 0ER 2H 3K 1BB

Steve Frost 1-3, 2RBI
Clayton Vance 1-2, BB, R
Kyle Couvieau 2BB, 2R
Gavan Boyd 3BB, 1R
Adam Rueckwald 1-3, RBI


Thursday, June 02, 2016

56ers get past Victory 6-5

The Stittsville 56ers won their Greater Ottawa Fastball League game on Wednesday at the Grove in dramatic fashion, with a 6-5 walk off win over I4C Victory.

Adam Smith had the win for the home team, while Neil Cook took the loss for I4C in relief of Cody Price.

Going into the bottom of the seventh inning, Stittsville had a 5-2 lead. Kevin McGuire's two run double got I4C back into the game, and Ryan Clare's RBI single tied things up.

The 56ers were able to secure the W in the bottom of the seventh when Ryan Bond's walk off RBI single score Smith to win the game.

more to follow