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, October 29, 2016

GOFL 2016 All-Stars announced

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League all-stars, as voted on by representatives of each GOFL team, have been announced as follows. Congratuations to all players recognized.

First Team All-Stars
Pitcher: Joran Graham, Micksburg Twins
Catcher: Joe McCleary, Quyon Flyers
First Base: Jamey Mick, Micksburg Twins
Second Base: Kristian Knapp, Kars Aces
Third Base: Steve McCord, Quyon Flyers
Shortstop: Nick Ellis, Kars Aces
Outfield: Brad Pender, Kars Aces
Outfield: Cory Morrison, Kars Aces
Outfield: Dennis McCleary, Quyon Flyers
Designated Player: Corey Costello, Micksburg Twins

Second Team All-Stars
Pitcher: Andrew Putnam, I4C Victory
Catcher: Chad Costello, Micksburg Twins
First Base: Chris MacFarlane, I4C Victory
Second Base: Kevin McGuire, I4C Victory
Third Base: Chad Milne, Kars Aces
Shortstop: Matt Greer, Quyon Flyers
Outfield: Dan Jessiman, Stittsville 56ers
Outfield: Ryan Bond, Stittsville 56ers
Outfield: Matt McNish, I4C Victory
Designated Player: Nick Armitage, Quyon Flyers

The league also names the top utility player of the year as the recipient of the Tim Craig Memorial Award. This year's winner is Quinton Rook of the Micksburg Twins.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Softball Clinic on October 23

from John Campbell

Fall 2016 Camp Quebec-Florida Clinic
for Eastern Ontario Girls Youth Softball Players
Nepean, Ontario

What: Softball players development clinic for girls ages 10 to 21.
Who: Invitation is open to all, no matter where you play fastpitch!
1110, Promenade Longfields Ottawa, Ontario
When: Sunday, October 23, 2016     1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $0.00
Bring: Gym attire, glove, batting helmet, and your best smile.
Info?: Contact John at jcampb8297@rogers.com to register

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Media Coverage of the GOFL (updated again)

Now that the Greater Ottawa Fastball League season has wound up, along with all other leagues in eastern Ontario, it's time to thank all the media outlets that gave the league some coverage this season.

Thanks to the following - if I missed any, please let me know:

West Carleton Review
Stittsville News
Pembroke Daily Observer
Shawville Equity
Valley Heritage Radio
Cogeco Television Pembroke
Eganville Leader
MyFM Pembroke 104.9
Star 96 FM


Local ladies make final push to fundraise for 2017 World Masters Games

Article recently appearing in the West Carleton Review: Local ladies make final push to fundraise for 2017 World Masters Games


Sunday, October 02, 2016

Orioles win Trend Arlington league

Info from Will Dunk

The Orioles won the four team Trend Arlington Men's Fastball League playoffs taking the best of five final series over This is How We Roll. The league plays in the Nepean area of Ottawa.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Scarbourgh Force suspending operations

The Scarborough Force has announced they are suspending operations for 2017. Al's Fastball has the story.


Pembroke Daily Observer article on GOFL Final

The Pembroke Daily Obersver continued with their great coverage of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League with an article, written by Jamie Bramburger, about Micksburg Twins victory over Kars Aces in the playoff final. Article here.