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A blog dedicated to news about the Greater Ottawa Fastball League and other happenings in the world of fastball / fastpitch softball in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, with occasional stories featuring Mrs Fitzroy Fastball, Fitzroy Fastball Junior and the Caveman. If you have info to send on, send me an email at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com. Follow @fitzroyfastball on Twitter.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

GOFL playoff scenarios - updated from Thursday

It's that time of year when the Greater Ottawa Fastball League regular season starts to wind down and playoffs are coming up soon, likely the week of August 9th. As such, here is a breakdown of where teams may end up in the standings.

Kars Aces (12-5-1)
The Aces are currently in top spot, and could stay there. However, if the Flyers win their final game, Kars loses the tiebreaker as Quyon has the season series. If Micksburg wins their remaining games, the Aces could finish as low as third.

Quyon Flyers (11-5-1, one game remaining vs I4C)
The Flyers are in second, but with a win in the final game could finish on top as they hold the season series advantage over Kars. If they lose their final game, and Micksburg wins out, they could finish as low as third.

Micksburg Twins (9-5, three games* remaining against I4C, one game remaining vs WC Electric)
The * above is because the Twins are actually going to play a doubleheader against I4C with six points on the line - three per game. If the Twins win out, they could go as high as first. If they lose their remaining games, they could go as low as fourth.

Stittsville 56ers (7-9-2)
The 56ers are in fourth. They could fall to as low as sixth depending on how I4C and West Carleton do in their remaining games.

West Carleton Electric (7-9-1, one game remaining vs Micksburg)
WC is in fifth, but a win in their last game could see the Electric bump up to fourth. However, a loss and some wins by I4C in their remaining games could the Trics bump down to sixth.

I4C Victory (6-8, three games* remaining against Micksburg, one game remaining vs Quyon)
As mentioned above, the "six point" doubleheader next week will be a big determining factor on where I4C ends up. The could go as high as third, but if they lose all their remaining games, they could be sixth.

Ottawa Valley As (3-14-1)
The As will finish seventh.


Thursday night results from the GOFL

Thursday night scores in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League

Kars Aces 9 Quyon Flyers 6
The Aces won a big game in Quyon by a score of 9-6. Brad Porter had the win and Luke Severson earned the save. Trevor Lahey started for Quyon, with Matt Greer ending up with the loss, and Drew Hathway seeing time in relief.

Stittsville 56ers 8 Ottawa Valley As 5
In the first game of a doubleheader in Carp, the 56ers scored three late to win 8-5, lead by two home runs from Dan Jessiman. Adam Smith had the pitching win. Adam Rueckwald took the loss in relief of Todd Wilson.

West Carleton Electric 12 Ottawa Valley As 6
The Electric prevailed in the second game of the doubleheader by a score of 12-6. Andy Barber had the win in relief of starter Steve Cavanagh. Bryan Armstrong took the loss in relief of Rueckwald. Charlie Ross had a homer for the Trics.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday night in the GOFL

Greater Ottawa Fastball League results from Wednesday night:

Kars Aces 14 Stittsville 56ers 3
Luke Severson got the win for the Aces, while Luc D'Entremont took the loss for Stittsville.

Micksburg Twins vs I4C Victory was rained out in the first inning. A make up doubleheader in Micksburg will be played on Thursday August 4.


Article: Oswego becomes first U.S. team to capture Gil Read tournament in Carp

Some media coverage of the Gil Read Memorial Tournament - article posted here.


Flyers over As 4-3

In Greater Ottawa Fastball League last night in the Pontiac, the Quyon Flyers defeated the Ottawa Valley As 4-3.

Drew Hathway, in his first GOFL game since 2013, had the start for Quyon, with Trevor Lahey getting the win in relief. Hathway drove in the winning run for the Flyers.

Adam Rueckwald had a start for Valley with Todd Wilson see action in relief.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Action photos from the Gil Read

Some action photos from the Gil Read Memorial Tournament - photo credit Jessica Cuhna, Metroland.

 Andy Barber pitching with Steve McCord playing third base
 Jeff Barber at bat
Neil Murphy at bat


Helene Rivest wins volunteer award

Helene Rivest, a common sight at Greater Ottawa Fastball League games, won an award from the Goulbourn Museum in recognition of her volunteer efforts.  Helene is the official scorekeeper for the Stittsville 56ers and also kept score at the Gil Read Memorial Tournament this past weekend as well as the OASA Squirt Qualifier in Fitzroy Harbour the weekend before that.

Congrats Helene!

Article here: http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/6781624-goulbourn-museum-s-heritage-advocacy-award-presented-to-helene-rivest-of-stittsville/

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2016 Ontario Challenge Cup to be played in Glanworth

2016 Ontario Challenge Cup to be played in Glanworth

Glanworth, ON - ISC Canada East is pleased to announce that the 2016 Laverne Reichert Memorial Ontario Challenge Cup will be played in Glanworth on the weekend of September 16-18, 2016.

Hosted by the Glanworth Gators fastball team, the 2016 OCC will be contested by up to 14 teams. Defending champions Sweaburg Crush will lead the field competing for a coveted paid berth in the 2017 ISC World Tournament.

Entry fee is $350 for the double knockout tournament (single championship game).

All men's fastball leagues across Ontario (as well as Manitoba, Quebec and Atlantic Canada if they're willing to make the trip) are invited to register to send their league representative. The first 14 paid league entries will be accepted. We encourage payment by safe, secure and convenient Interac email transfer.

As always, we thank you for your support and look forward to a terrific ending to the fastball season, capped by the 2016 Ontario Challenge Cup at Glanworth Park in September.

For additional information, please contact any of the following:

Blair Setford

Joe Todd

Kyle Smith

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

CPI Classics win the 9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament

The CPI Classics of Oswego, New York won the 9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament in Carp with a 1-0 victory over the Micksburg Twins. Caleb Keeshig won the Joel Langford Memorial Trophy as the tournament's most valuable player, throwing 14 innings on Sunday including the championship game. Catcher Greg Casbeer drove in the game's only run with a double in the second inning.

Sunday results:

Napanee Intermediates 5 Oswego CPI 5
Nap: Ian Wallwork CPI: Jeffrey Mayer

Micksburg Twins 5 Quebec Juniors 0
WP Mark Power LP Marc-Andre Villeneuve, relief Kirk Santella

Round Robin Final Order of Finish

  1. Oswego CPI 3-0-1
  2. Micksburg Twins 3-1
  3. Kingston Axemen 3-1
  4. West Carleton Electric 2-1-1
  5. Quebec Juniors 2-2
  6. Ottawa Valley As 2-2
  7. Napanee Intermediates 1-2-1
  8. Ottawa Broker4Tickets 0-3-1
  9. Chisasibi Comets 0-4

Playoff round

Quarter Final #1
Quebec Juniors 8 West Carleton 4
WP Marc-Andre Villeneuve LP Brad Porter relief Andy Barber

Quarter Final #2
Kingston Axemen 10 Ottawa Valley As 3
WP Jamie Thompson relief Kyle Ainsley LP Trevor Lahey relief Todd Wilson

Semi Final #1
Micksburg Twins 9 Kingston Axemen 0
WP Joran Graham relief Mark Power LP Jordan MacDonald relief Kyle Ainsley

Semi Final #2
Oswego CPI 6 Quebec Juniors 2
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Marc-Andre Villeneuve relief Kirk Santella

Oswego CPI 1 Micksburg Twins 0
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Joran Graham


Standings at the Gil after Saturday night

Oswego CPI                   3-0       +11
Kingston Axemen          3-1       +10
Micksburg Twins           2-1       +11
West Carleton Electric   2-1-1    +5
Quebec Juniors               2-1       +7
Ottawa Valley As           2-2        Even
Napanee Intermediates   1-2        -7
Broker4Tickets               0-3-1     -9
Chisasibi Comets            0-4        -28

Round Robin games remaining on Sunday at 9 am:

Micksburg Twins vs Quebec Juniors
Napanee Intermediates vs Oswego CPI

To follow, playoff round
QF #1:  3rd seed vs 6th seed
QF #2:  4th seed vs 5th seed
SF #1:   1st place team vs lowest remaining seed
SF #2:   2nd place team vs highest remaining seed
Final:  Winner of SF#1 vs Winner SF #2


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday at "The Gil" UPDATED

Results from Saturday at the Gil Read Memorial Tournament in Carp.

Quebec Juniors 8 Chisasibi Comets 0
WP Marc-Andre Villeneuve LP Ray Shanoush

Oswego CPI 8 West Carleton Electric 3
WP Jeff Mayer SV Caleb Keeshig LP Andy Barber relief Steve Cavanagh

Kingston Axemen 9 Ottawa Valley As 0
WP Kyle Ainsley LP Todd Wilson relief Adam Rueckwald

Napanee Intermediates 6 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 5
WP Ian Wallwork in relief of Eric Morgan LP Neil Cooke in relief of Patrice Leclerc

West Carleton Electric 7 Chisasibi Comets 0
WP Brad Porter LP Ronnie Rupert relief Lloyd Matthew

Oswego CPI 2 Micksburg Twins 1
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Mark Power relief Joran Graham

Quebec Juniors 10 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 1
WP Marc-Andre Villeneuve LP Neil Cooke relief Cody Price, Luc Thibault

Oswego CPI 7 Kingston Axemen 2
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Matt Greer relief Jamie Thompson, Jordan MacDonald

Micksburg Twins 5 Napanee Intermediates 0
WP Joran Graham LP Cole Bolton relief Ian Wallwork

Ottawa Valley As 13 Chisasibi Comets 1
WP Adam Smith LP Chad Hargrove relief Lloyd Matthew

Kingston Axemen 14 Quebec Juniors 3
WP Kyle Ainsley LP Guillaume Fournier

West Carleton Electric 6 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 6
WC: Andy Barber, Brad Porter B4T: Shane McNish, Patrice Leclerc

Ottawa Valley As 10 Napanee Intermediates 7
WP Trevor Lahey LP IanWallwork relief Cole Bolton


Friday night at "The Gil"

Results from Friday night at the Gil Read Memorial men's fastball tournament in Carp:

West Carleton Electric 4 Ottawa Valley As 1
WP: Steve Cavanagh LP: Trevor Lahey

Micksburg Twins 12 Chisasibi Comets 0
WP: Cory Alkerton, relief Jason Smith LP: Lloyd Matthew

Kingston Axemen 2 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 1
WP: Jordan MacDonald in relief of Jamie Thompson LP: Patrice Leclerc


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Valley As come back to beat Aces

The Ottawa Valley As staged a seventh inning comeback to beat the Kars Aces in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday in Carp. Down 3-1 after six and half, the As walked it off with a 4-3 win on a bases loaded hit by Ben Wade. Ryley Burns was 2 for 3 and scored twice for Valley.

Todd Wilson had the win, while Brad Porter took the loss.


Quyon wins at home against Stittsville

The Quyon Flyers won at home 4-1 against the Stittsville 56ers in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night.

Trevor Lahey had the win for the Flyers while Kyle Olson took the loss. Scott Jessiman scored the 56ers only run on a solo home run. Matt Greer had a two run homer for Quyon, while Joe McCleary had a solo homer and added another RBI.


Kars defeats Stittsville 5-2 on Wednesday night

from Chad Milne

Kars Aces travelled to Stittsville on Wednesday night to take on the 56ers, looking to avenge their last meeting that ended in a tie after Stittsville staged an improbable comeback.

Back on June 29th in Manotick, Kars looked to be cruising to a 4-1 win when with a two out and nobody on in the top of the seventh and Stittsville down to their final strike, the 56ers erupted for 3 runs to tie the game 4-4.

Fast forward to Wednesday, the Aces jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. With one out in the top of the first inning, Brad Pender walked and scored on Nick Ellis’ two-run homer. Ellis hit the first pitch he saw from Adam Smith down the line in left field, curling it just enough to sneak it around the foul pole.

Stittsville got one run back in the bottom of the third, but the Aces immediately answered with two more runs in the top of the fourth. Cory Morrison led off with a double down the right field line and later scored when with two out Kyle Gourgon drilled a pitch into the left-centre field gap. It would have been an easy stand-up triple for the speedy Gourgon, but Stittsville had some trouble getting the ball back to infield and Gourgon never slowed up, scoring easily to make it 4-1 Aces.

Stittsville threatened in the bottom of the fifth, loading the bases with one out, but only managed to score one run. Trevor Scott hit a flare just over the infield in right field that second baseman Kristian Knapp raced a long way to catch but lost control of the ball. Knapp recovered to throw the ball toward home, but the short relay from the pitcher Severson to the catcher Alkerton was not in time to get the out at home. After a pop-out, the next batter grounded into an unassisted double play by the third baseman Gourgon to end the inning.

The Aces got an important insurance run in the top of the seventh, playing some textbook fastball. Gourgon led off with a single, was sacrificed to second on Chad Milne’s bunt and was driven home on a two-out single by Knapp.

Stittsville tried to stage another last inning comeback in the bottom of the seventh loading the bases thanks to some defensive miscues on the Aces’ infield, but Severson wriggled out of the jam to preserve the 5-2 win. Cory Alkerton had the win, with Severson getting the save in relief. Adam Smith took the loss for Stittsville.

With the win and the Micksburg loss to Quyon, Kars moved into sole possession of first place in the GOFL with a record of 10-4-1.


Article and photos on Squirt Qualifier

Some media coverage on the OASA Squirt Qualifier held in Fitzroy Harbour this past weekend, including one of the Caveman legging out a ground ball, using the speed he inherited from his mother.


Photo credits: Derek Dunn


GOFL Wednesday night results

Quyon 7 Micksburg 3
The Quyon Flyers won up on the road in Micksburg on Wednesday in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play, with a 7-3 victory. Matt Greer had the win for the vistors. Matt McIntyre was the losing pitcher and had relief from Joran Graham.

Kars 5 Stittsville 2
At the Grove, the Kars Aces bested the Stittsville 56ers 5-2 on Wednesday night. Cory Alkerton had the win and had relief from Luke Severson. Adam Smtih took the loss.

more to follow


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I4C Victory and West Carleton Electric split doubleheader

I4C Victory and West Carleton Electric split a doubleheader in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Tuesday night in Fitzroy Harbour.

West Carleton Electric 9 I4C Victory 8
In the first match up, Victory got out to a early 7-2 lead, but West Carleton came back to take a 8-7 lead after six innings. In the top of the seventh, Curt Scurr hit a solo shot to tie the game. Steve Cavanagh's walk off homer in the bottom of the final frame earned WC the win. Cavanagh started while Jeff Barber saw action in relief for WC. Neil Cooke started for I4C and Cody Price took the loss.

I4C Victory 8 West Carleton Electric 1
I4C jumped out to a big lead in the third and didn't look back in this run rule game. Andrew Putnam earned the win while Jeff Barber took the loss with relief from Steve Cavanagh. Chris MacFarlane had two homers for I4C.

more to follow


Monday, July 18, 2016

9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament

The ninth annual men's fastball tournament in support of the Gil Read Memorial Foundation will be played in Carp this weekend (July 22-24) with 9 teams participating.

Teams participating are:

Ottawa, ON Broker4Tickets
Micksburg, ON Twins
Fitzroy Harbour, ON West Carleton Electric
Ottawa Valley, ON A's
Napanee, ON Intermediates
Kingston, ON Axemen (ISC #18)
Quebec, QC Juniors
Chisasibi, QC Comets
Oswego, NY CPI Classics (ISC #21)

Diamond 1
Friday 7pm West Carleton Electric vs Ottawa Valley As 
Friday 9pm Broker4Tickets vs.  Kingston Axemen
Saturday 9am CPI  vs.  West Carleton Electric
Saturday 11am Napanee Intermediates vs.  Broker4Tickets
Saturday 1pm CPI vs.  Micksburg Twins
Saturday 3pm Broker4Tickets vs.  Quebec Juniors
Saturday 5pm Napanee Intermediates vs.  Micksburg Twins
Saturday 7pm Quebec Juniors vs.  Kingston Axemen
Saturday 9pm Napanee Intermediates vs.  Ottawa Valley As 
Sunday 9am CPI vs.  Napanee Intermediates
Sunday 11am seed #3 vs Seed #6
Sunday 1pm Seed #1 vs lowest seed remaining 
3 / 3:30pm Finals 

Diamond 2
Friday 8pm Chisasibi Comets vs Micksburg Twins
Saturday 8:30am Chisasibi Comets vs.  Quebec Juniors
Saturday 10:30am Kingston Axemen vs.  Ottawa Valley As 
Saturday 12:30pm West Carleton Electric vs.  Chisasibi Comets
Saturday 2:30pm Girls Game
Saturday 4:30pm CPI vs.  Kingston Axemen
Saturday 6:30pm Chisasibi Comets vs.  Ottawa Valley As 
Saturday 8:30pm Broker4Tickets vs.  West Carleton Electric
Sunday 9am Micksburg Twins vs.  Quebec Juniors
Sunday 11am seed #4 vs Seed #5
Sunday 1pm Seed #2 vs highest seed remaining 


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Springbrook wins OASA Squirt Qualifier (east) tournament in Fitzroy

Fitzroy Harbour hosted the Ontario Amateur Softball Association eastern qualifier for Squirt U12 this past weekend. There were 11 teams participating, to be seeded as "A", "B" or "C" for provincial tournaments in August.

Springbrook Royals won the event with a 4-1 record, defeating Napanee Express (4-2) in the "if necessary" game.

The Westport Storm finished in third spot with a 4-2 record losing both times to Napanee. Stouffville ended with a 3-2 record and fourth spot.

The host West Carleton team opened up with a 6-2 win over Campbellord, with the Caveman earning the victory striking out eight and allowing only four hits. The host's next game was a 14-4 loss to the eventual champions from Springbrook, after the locals held the Royals to a 5-4 lead until the fifth. West Carleton was eliminated by Stouffville by a score of 9-5 on Sunday morning.

Other teams participating were from Laurentian Valley, Oshawa, Greely, Micksburg, and Tweed.

Thanks to the hard working grounds staff, the OASA convenors, the officials, the scorekeepers (Helene and Pugger) and firefighters from Ottawa Station 62 (bbq and onsite medical) who all helped to make the event a success.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Article on the Gil Read Memorial Tournament

Some press coverage for the Gil Read Memorial Tournament coming up on July 22-24.


Stittsville defeats As in first game, second game rained out

The Stittsville 56ers defeated the Ottawa Valley As 7-0 in the first game of Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night in Carp. Adam Smith got the win, while Adam Rueckwald took the loss.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to rain with Stittsville leading 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Quyon edges by West Carleton 1-0

In what observers were calling a "well played game of fastpitch softball" that took just over 70 minutes, the Quyon Flyers won a close one over West Carleton Electric by a score of 1-0 on Thursday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play.

Both pitchers had great nights on the slab, with Matt Greer getting the win and Andy Barber throwing very well in a losing effort.

Quyon threatened in the bottom of the first. Dennis McCeleary lead off with a single, took second on a passed ball, and moved to third on wild pitch. After a strike out, Matt Greer walked and stole second. Barber got a ground out, and second baseman Trevor Barton stole a hit getting to a sharply hit line drive to end the inning.

The Flyers had another threat in the second. After back to back strikeouts, both Jordan Kearns and Curtis Daley walked. A sharply hit ball up the middle was once again cleanly field by Barton who stepped on second base to end the inning and save runs.

The top of the fourth saw the Electric get a good chance to get on the board. Barber's hard hit ball was misplayed and he reached frist. After the sac bunt attempt was popped up, Michael Cavanagh singled. However good defense by Quyon by Nick Armitage at second and Steve McCord at third on consecutive ground balls stopped the rally.

The home team also had a good chance in the fourth. McCord walked with one out, and a bunt by Shawn Laframboise was misplayed to put two on. Barber got a strikeout, followed by a grounder to third on which Steve Edgerton made a huge stretch to get out at first base.

The fifth saw West Carleton get Edgerton on with a lead off walk, move him to second on a Chris Costello sac bunt. However, Greer got a strike out for the second out, and flare by Joey Sawyer that looked like it might drop in shallow right was caught by Armitage.

The Flyers scored the game's only run in the fifth. With one out, Dave Hobbs doubled down the left field line and score on Matt Greer's double.

With their last chance at bat, the Trics rallied in the seventh. The first out of the inning was a sharply hit grounder that was well fielded by Hobbs at short to get the put out at first. Steve Cavanagh then singled, follow by a single from Edgerton. Greer got the next batter to K, and the game was ended when Hobbs made another excellent play at short on a grounder to finish things at 1-0 for Q-town.

Matt Greer WIN 7IP 0R 0ER 4H 4K 1BB

Dennis McCleary 1-3
Dave Hobbs 1-3, 2B, R
Matt Greer 1-2, BB, 3B, RBI, SB

Andy Barber LOSS 6IP 1R 1ER 3H 9K 5BB

Trevor Barton 1-3
Mike Cavanagh 1-3
Steve Cavanagh 1-3
Steve Edgerton 1-2, BB


Fitzroy Harbour to host OASA Squirt U12 East Qualifier

This weekend, Friday July 15 to Sunday July 17, the Ontario Amateur Softball Association "east qualifier" for U12 Squirt boys will be held at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre diamonds.
There are 11 teams participating from across eastern Ontario in this competitive fastpitch softball event.
Action starts at 5:30 pm on Friday evening and continues until the final at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon.
The host West Carleton team, featuring the Caveman, plays their first game at 9 am on Saturday morning. Other local teams participting include Micksburg, Laurentian Valley, Westport and Greely.
There is no charge to attend and there will be a bbq and canteen onsite.
Following this event, based on results, teams will be seeded "A", "B" or "C" for play in the Provincial tournaments on August 13-14.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

GOFL round up for Wednesday

Greater Ottawa Fastball League results for Wednesday

I4C Victory 8 Stittsville 56ers 0
At the Grove, Andrew Putnam had a no hitter in getting the 8-0 win for I4C over the 56ers. Kyle Olson took the loss. Chris MacFarlane and Cody Price had home runs for Victory.

Kars Aces 10 Micksburg Twins 1
In the first game in Manotick, the Aces prevailed 10-1 over the Twins. Luke Severson had the win for Kars while Matt McIntyre took the loss.

Micksburg Twins 4 Kars Aces 0
The second game of the doubleheader saw the Twins shut out the Aces 4-0 behind the pitching of Joran Graham. Cory Alkerton was tagged with the loss for Kars.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Flyers beat Electric 9-5

The Quyon Flyers beat West Carleton Electric 9-5 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday night. Matt Greer earned the win, while Steve Cavanagh took the loss. The big difference was a 7-run third for the Flyers.

Greer had a two run homer for Quyon and Dennis McCleary added a solo shot. Derek Barber had a solo homer for the Electric. Cavanagh had all three of the other RBIs for WC.

more to follow


Monday, July 11, 2016

West Carleton at the Masters 40+ provincials

A group of seasoned veterans from the Greater Ottawa Fastball League and North Leeds Men's Fastball League sponsored by West Carleton Electric entered a team this past weekend in the Ontario Amateur Softball Association Men's Masters (40+) Provincial tournament in St Clements.

The team wasn't able to win a game at the event, going 0-4, losing to Cobourg (twice), St Thomas, and Waterdown.

The "A" title was won by the Waterloo Classics for the second year in a row. Other teams participating were from Mississauga and Grimsby.


Friday, July 08, 2016

West Carleton Electric wins Harbour Days game (WITH DETAILS)

West Carleton Electric won the Harbour Days game 4-3 over the Ottawa Valley As in a well played game on Thursday in Fitzroy Harbour in front of a good crowd.

Andy Barber earned the win for WC, while Adam Rueckwald threw well taking the loss for Valley.

The Electric got on the board in the bottom of the first. Barber singled and scored all the way from first on Mike Cavanagh's double to right field.

After three scoreless frames, Valley tied it up in the top of the fifth. Clay Vance lead off with a triple and scored on Kyle Couvieau's ground out.

West Carleton got that run back in the fifth on an Andy Barber solo home run.

The A's answered right back in the top of the sixth. Steve Frost doubled to start the inning, stole third on a fake bunt and scored on a Ryley Burns single to tie things at 2-2.

West Carleton took back the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Jeff Cavanagh started things with a single and was moved to second on a sac bunt by Shawn Rebertz. Neil Murphy's double off the grey monster in right field scored Cavanagh. Murphy then attempted to take third on a wild pitch, but a good bounce had the catcher immediately get the ball and try to throw him out. An errant throw allowed Murphy to score.

Clay Vance lead off the seventh with a single, took second on a wild pitch and scored on Couvieau's single. Pinch runner Jackson Vance stole second, but Barber left him there, striking out the remaining three batters to get the 4-3 victory.

Andy Barber WIN 7IP 3R 3ER 8H 13K 0BB

Andy Barber 3-3, HR, RBI, 2R
Mike Cavanagh 1-3, 2B, RBI
Jeff Cavanagh 2-2, HBP, R
Neil Murphy 1-3, 2B, RBI, R
Dave Bahm 1-1

Adam Rueckwald LOSS 6IP 4R 4ER 8H 5K 0BB 1HBP

Steve Frost 1-3, 2B, R
Lindsay Medynski 1-3
Ryley Burns 1-3, RBI
Clayton Vance 2-3, 3B, 2R
Kyle Couvieau 2-3, 2RBI
Adam Reuckwald 1-3


Kars wins on the road in Micksburg

The Kars Aces won on the road in Micksburg in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action on Thursday night by a score of 7-4.

Brad Porter had the win and Cory Alkerton threw in relief. Corey Costello took the loss and had relief from Joran Graham.

Kristian Knapp had a homer and four runs batted in for the Aces. Matt Alkerton also had two RBIs for Kars.


Thursday, July 07, 2016

GOFL Wednesday night results

Quyon 8 I4CVictory 2
The Flyers won the first game of their doubleheader in Manotick against I4C Victory. Trevor Lahey had the win while Shane McNish took the loss. Steve McCord went 3 for 5 with four runs batted in for Quyon. Matt McNish had a homer for I4C.

I4C Victory 4 Quyon 2
The second game of the doubleheader saw I4C defeat Quyon 4-2. Andrew Putnam had the win, and Matt Greer took the loss.

Micksburg 8 Stittsville 1
The Twins beat the 56ers at the Grove by a score of 8-1. Joran Graham at the win and also had a home run. Kurt Levet also had a homer for Micksburg. Kyle Olson took the loss for Stittsville.


Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Stittsville 16 West Carleton 7

Stittsville 56ers blew by West Carleton Electric in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play by a score of 16-7 in Tuesday night action in Fitzroy Harbour.

Luc D'Entremont got the win for the 56ers with relief from Adam Smith. Steve Cavanagh took the loss for the home team.

After scoring two runs in each of the first and second innings, the 56ers put up seven runs in the third to take a commanding 11-1 lead.  The Electric battled back with a six run inning in the bottom of the third to make it 11-7, but the visiting team sealed the win with an additional five runs in the top of the seventh.

Aaron Amo was 3 for 5 for Stittsville, while Scott Jessiman had a grand slam. D'Entremont was 3 for 4 with a three run homer and John Craig was 2 for 5..

Derek Barber had a solo homer for Fitzroy, while Michael Cavanagh was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs, Shawn Rebertz was 3 for 4 and an RBI and Adam Brown was 2 for 2 with a walk and double.


Tuesday, July 05, 2016

GOFL Week #9

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League has six games on the schedule this week.

Tonight (Tuesday) in Fitzroy Harbour, West Carleton Electric (4-5-1) will host the Stittsville 56ers (4-4-2) at 8:30 pm.

Wednesday night doubleheader in Manotick is a true double dip with the Quyon Flyers (5-3-1) in for a pair against I4C Victory (2-9-1) at 7 pm and 9 pm. Also that night, the 56ers host the Micksburg Twins (7-2) at the Grove at 8:30 pm.

Thursday sees the Kars Aces make the trip up to play the Twins in the 'Burg at 8:30 pm, while in Fitzroy it's the annual Harbour Days game, with the Ottawa Valley As (2-9-1) in for the game and post-game activities at 8:30 pm.

Standings as of the end of Week 8

Micksburg Twins7200.778-97 - 2 - 04122
Kars Aces7310.682.5117 - 3 - 14948
Quyon Flyers5310.6111.595 - 3 - 14833
Stittsville 56ers4420.5002.5104 - 4 - 25055
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric4510.4503104 - 5 - 15357
I4C Victory3600.333493 - 6 - 04140
Ottawa Valley A's2910.2086122 - 9 - 14168


Monday, July 04, 2016

OASA Squirt Qualifier in Fitzroy on July 15-17

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association is holding an 11-team qualifier for Squirt (U12) Boys in Fitzroy Harbour on July 15 to 17.

Draw here: http://oasa.ca/2016_Info/Fitzroy_Harbour_Info_Squirt_East_Qualifier.pdf

More to follow.

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Fenelon Falls Tournament Sept 9-11

Fenelon Falls Tournament 
September 9-11, 2016
Looking for at least 12 teams
Winner takes $900, Runner up $450, and winner of B gets $450. 
There will be a beer tent, and prizes. entry fee is $450/team. 
Open tournament. 
Info: davidlembke10@hotmail.com


Friday, July 01, 2016

Quyon beats West Carleton 6-4

At the Quyon Canada Day game the Quyon Flyers defeated West Carleton Electric 6-4 amidst the fireworks on Thursday night.

Trevor Lahey had the win, while Andy Barber took the loss.

Quyon got on the board in the first with their first batter of the game Dennis McCleary hitting the first pitch he saw for a solo homer. The Flyers had the bases loaded in the first after a single by Nick Armitage and walks to Steve McCord and Randy Peck, but Barber got out of the inning with just the one run allowed

However, the Flyers put up five in the second. Jordan Kearns lead off with a single, and Lahey also singled. Both advanced a based on a passed ball. After a ground out and pop up, the Trics elected to intentionally walk Matt Greer to get the force on. A two RBI double by Armitage and subsequent three run homer by Steve McCord made it 6-0.

For the next four innings, Barber settled in and allowed only one further base runner.

It looked like Fitzroy might get on the board in the fourth. Shawn Rebertz singled, and advanced to second on a wild pitch. With two out, Mitch Taylor hit a screamer deep to centre, but an excellent catch but McCleary got the last out.

As Lahey scattered hits for the first six frames, WC finally got on the board with four in the top of the seventh. Taylor started off the inning with a single. Lahey struck out the next two. Andy Barber then singled. Trevor Barton's double scored Taylor, and Neil Murphy's double scored Barber and Barton. Jeff Cavanagh then singled, scoring Murphy to make it 6-4. Rebertz then hit a long fly ball that was just short of the fence, and the Flyers sealed the win as the fireworks went off over the Ottawa River.

Trevor Lahey WIN 7I 4R 4ER 10H 10K 1BB

Dennis McCleary 1-4, HR, RBI, R
Nick Armitage 1-3, 2B, 2RBI, R
Steve McCord 2-2, HR, 3RBI, R, BB
Jordan Kearns 1-3, R
Trevor Lahey 2-3, R

Andy Barber LOSS 6IP 6R 6ER 7H 6K 3BB

Andy Barber 2-4, 2B, R
Trevor Barton 1-4, 2B, RBI, R
Neil Murphy 1-3, 2B, 2RBI, R, BB
Jeff Cavanagh 1-4, RBI
Shawn Rebertz 2-4
Mitch Taylor 1-3, R
Chris Costello 1-3
Adam Brown 1-3