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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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Valley As win game one in Quyon

The Ottawa Valley As won game one of the best-of-three Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff series by a score of 4-2 over the Quyon Flyers on Thursday night.

Adam Rueckwald was the winning pitcher, while Trevor Lahey took the loss and had relief from Drew Hathway. Ben Wade had a two run homer for the Valley As and Steve Frost had a solo shot for the visitors.

Next game is Wednesday in Carp at 8 pm.


Eastons Corners win North Leeds league

Eastons Corners As won the North Leeds Men's Fastball League playoffs last night with a 7-6 win over Lyn to sweep the best-of-three final.

Zachary Thompson was the winning pitcher in relief. Jeff McNish took the loss. Eastons Corners had home runs from Andrew Wiggins and Dusty Lavier.


Elkland Labour Day Durk Sherman Tournament starts Saturday

The 65th Annual Labour Day tournament aka Durk Sherman Classic starts this Saturday in Ekland, Pennsylvania. There are 12 teams participating with four from eastern Ontario: West Carleton Electric, Greenbush Generals, Broker4Tickets and Party Lake.

The teams will participate in pool play with each club playing three games. Following that, the teams will be seeded 1 through 12. Teams ranked 1-4 will get a double life, while teams 5-12 play in a single elimination bracket.

See here for the pool play and here for the bracket schedule.


Micksburg Men's Rec Fastball League becomes a reality

from Scott Conroy

Micksburg Rec Fastball League a Home Run

The first season of recreational fastball was back in Micksburg this year. Players ranging from 17 years old all the way to mid/high 50’s participated. The league consisted of 4 teams and games were played each Monday night in the ‘burg. It was a short season, beginning in July and ending at the end of August.

For those of you unfamiliar with Micksburg, is situated in the middle of Cobden, Eganville and Pembroke. Micksburg Road runs 17 km long. Cobden Road is at the west end and Hwy 41 meets at the east end. In Micksburg you will find a few things: farm land, a church on Snake River Line, M&R Feeds, a community hall, and of course, the ball field (which made Google Maps). 

Inside the Twins' ball clubhouse the bright white walls are complimented of reminders of all the great players, teams, and games played on the field in Micksburg with pictures circling the room. The ball house also has jerseys of the teams that played out of Micksburg dating back to the 70s and 80s. This is where our story begins...

The Rec League was a conversation in the ball house after many Twins home games. We discussed how we could get more people playing, how we could play more, and how we could keep kids playing upon graduating minor ball. This has been a thing for a couple seasons now. But one night in the middle of June 2017 in the Twins ball house, we said it was time to put our words into action. A schedule and a budget were made, 3 dozen K-master lime green balls ordered in, and jerseys were put in for production.

The North Stars, wearing a royal blue with white lettering were managed by Matt McIntyre and finished the season in first place. Their team was a pleasant surprise as they had a lot of first time fastpitch players that adjusted quite nicely.  They faced off against the Blackwell Brewers in the A final but the game was postponed after 2 1⁄2 innings of play due to rain. The Brewers wore a red jersey; the Blackwell name comes from an old sponsor. Blackwell’s was a popular bar located on the main strip in Cobden owned and founded by Mike Hennessy. Mike’s son, Riley Hennessy, managed this team. Although no longer in business, their legacy lives on via the Rec League. The Micksburg Seniors brought back the purple jersey with the gold lettering. They were the most experienced team in the league and so nicknamed the Seniors. It was great to see players come out of retirement to join this club captained by Jamey Mick. Rounding out the four team league was the Golden Gloves. They wore a slimming burgundy shirt with a Golden Glove logo on the front. This team was managed by Joran Graham. The Golden Gloves finished fourth in league play and were defeated by the Micksburg Seniors in the B final.

A day of ball happened on the August long weekend Monday. People were at the ball field all day and this was the day I believe everyone realized how nice it was to see ball back and the diamond getting more usage in Micksburg. None of this would have been possible without the volunteers, players, and of course, the fans! We will continue to try and grow this league and make necessary changes each season to keep it a fun and enjoyable league to play in.


Carp league wraps up season

The Carp Men's Fastball League wrapped up their season with all four teams participating in a year end tournament this past weekend.  The champs were the Red team, led by savvy veteran Bryan Armstrong, defeating the Black team in the final.

The Carp league plays Tuesday nights at the Fairgrounds diamonds.


Harbour Ball finalists determined

The finalists have been determined for the Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League as both Anderson Automotive and All-in-One Septic and Excavating won their semi-final series in two straight. The final series will begin next week.


Kars wins game 1 over 56ers

Kars Aces won the first game of their best of three series in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play over the Stittsville 56ers 3-1 on Wednesday night in Manotick.

Cory Alkerton earned the win while Kyle Olson got tagged with the loss. Brad Pender had an inside the park homer for Kars.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Micksburg league almost done first season

The Micksburg Men's Recreational Fastball League wraps up their inaugural season tonight as all four teams will be in action.

In the B final at 7 pm, Micksburg Seniors face the Golden Gloves.

The A final follows with the North Stars playing the Blackwell Brewers.


Shawville Men's Fastpitch playoffs have begun

The Shawville Men's Fastpitch league playoffs have begun. The four teams will play a double knockout tournament spread over a few weeks to declare a champ. Last night the first place Twins beat the Bucks 7-0 with Matt Greer getting the win and Jason Armstrong the loss with relief from Joe McCleary.

Follow them on Facebook. Here are the final standings.


Harbour Ball playoffs underway

The eight team Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League is down to the "Final Four" in the playoffs.

In one best-of-three semi-final, it is the Blue team (Campbell Fuels) against the Red team (Anderson Automotive). The other semi sees Yellow (All-in-One Septic and Excavation) against the Black team (Clouthier Custom Carpentry).


North Leeds playoff update

From Hugh Murray

In the North Leeds Men's Fastball League, Eastons Corners is playing Lyn in the final.

Game 1 saw Eastons Corners win last night 7-2. Dan Thompson was the winning pitcher with Andrew Fortier taking the loss with relief from Jeff McNish. EC got homers from Matt Healey, Ryan Reynolds and Dusty Lavier.

Game two of the best of three is Thursday in Eastons Corners at 8:30 pm.

Leading up the finals, Eastons Corners beat Athens in the quarter finals and Seeley's Bay (which had received a bye) in the semi-finals.

Westport defeated Greenbush in the quarter-finals, then lost to Lyn who had received the bye to the semis.


Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League playoffs have started

Playoffs have started in the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League - check out this link here.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Micksburg sweeps I4C in GOFL season finale

The Micksburg Twins swept the last two games of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League season over I4C Victory in Micksburg on Monday night.

The first game saw the Twins win 9-2 with Corey Costello earning the win and Neil Cooke taking the loss.

The second match up was 7-0 for Micksburg with Costello again earning the win with relief from Matt McIntyre. Matt McNish took the loss.


Friday, August 25, 2017

GOFL standings and playoff update

With the Micksburg vs Kars doubleheader split last night, we still don't know where six of the seven teams will finish in the standings.

The best of three games first round pairings are all still to be confirmed and hinge on what happens in the doubleheader on Monday night between I4C Victory and Micksburg up in the 'Burg. We do know however, that Kars will play Stittsville in the first round.


1st: West Carleton Electric 11-6-1 = 23 pts 
West Carleton finish first, since they have advantage on season series play with Micksburg if the Twins were to win out. This is the first time the Electric have finished first in the regular season standings in 14 years of GOFL play.

Kars Aces 11-7 = 22 pts 
The Aces will finish second or third depending on how Micksburg does on Monday - see below

Quyon Flyers 10-6-2 = 22 pts
Based on wins, the Flyers finish behind Kars. They will finish third or fourth. Their season series with Micksburg was 1-1-1, but the Twins would win tiebreaker based on head to head runs if they tie in the standings.

Micksburg Twins 9-6-1 = 19 pts
The defending champs could finish second, third or fourth depending on Monday's result.
If Micksburg sweeps I4C on Monday, Twins finish second, Kars gets third and Quyon fourth.
If Micksburg wins one and ties one, Twins finish third, Kars gets second and Quyon fourth.
If Micksburg doesn't win one of the games, they finish in fourth, Kars gets second and Quyon third.

Ottawa Valley As 6-11-1 = 13 pts
The Valley As will finish either fifth or sixth. If there is a tie with I4C in the standings, Valley As have the tiebreaker as the won the series series.

Stittsville 56ers 4-10-4 = 12 pts
The Sixers will finish either sixth or seventh - see below.

I4C Victory 5-10-1 = 11 pts
Victory could finish fifth, sixth or seventh depending on Monday's result.
If I4C sweeps Micksburg, or wins one and ties one, Victory finishes fifth, Valley finishes sixth and the 56ers get seventh.
If I4C splits a win apiece with Micksburg, ties both or loses one and ties one, Valley gets fifth, I4C finishes sixth and 56ers are seventh.
If I4C loses both to Micksburg, they finish seventh, Valley gets fifth and Stittsville is sixth.

So, while first is confirmed, 2nd through 4th are to be determined, as are 5th through 7th. An update will be provided immediately following the games in Micksburg on Monday.

Possible match ups:
Micksburg wins both on Monday
Micksburg (2nd) vs. I4C (7th); Kars (3rd) vs. Stittsville (6th); Quyon (4th) vs. Valley (5th)

Micksburg wins one, ties one on Monday
Kars (2nd) vs Stittsville (7th); Micksburg (3rd) vs I4C (6th); Quyon (4th) vs Valley (5th)

Micksburg and I4C split a win apiece on they tie both on Monday
Kars (2nd) vs Stittsville (7th); Quyon (3rd) vs I4C (6th); Micksburg (4th) vs Valley (5th)

I4C wins both or I4C wins one, ties one on Monday
Kars (2nd) vs Stittsville (7th); Quyon (3rd) vs Valley (6th); Micksburg (4th) vs I4C (5th)

Note: Kars and West Carleton had a suspended game July 18 with Aces leading 7-3 in the seventh when the lights went out. WC has conceded this game to Kars.


Micksburg and Kars split doubleheader

Micksburg Twins and Kars Aces split their doubleheader in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night in the Burg.

The Twins took the first game 7-6 on a walk off single in the seventh. Joran Graham had the win while Brad Porter took the loss.

In the second game the Aces rebounded for a 5-4 win with Luke Severson getting the W and Graham the loss.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GOFL make up games up coming

There are four upcoming Greater Ottawa Fastball League games which will determine playoff series positioning - and they are all in Micksburg.

Thursday August 24 will see the Kars Aces into play the Twins in a double dip at 7:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Then, Monday August 28 I4C Victory will play the Twins in a similar doubleheader.

As soon as placements become finalized, playoff series for the first round will be announced.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Elkand "B" Weekend bracket now available

This weekend is the 24th Annual Elkland First Weekend Tournament, also known as the Gary Sherman Knockout. It starts with a game on Friday August 25 and concludes on Sunday August 27. There are 16 teams participating.


Monday, August 21, 2017

GOFL playoff scenarios - updated with new math

Where can GOFL teams finish? Well, that depends on how the make up games go. I've updated things as the previous version wasn't 100% correct.

West Carleton Electric
Current record: 11-5-1
Games remaining: none, except a suspended game vs Kars
Where can they finish? First or second

Quyon Flyers
Current record: 10-6-2
Games remaining: none
Where can they finish? Second, third or fourth

Kars Aces
Current record: 9-6
Games remaining: doubleheader vs Micksburg, suspended game vs West Carleton
Where can they finish? First, second, third or fourth

Micksburg Twins
Current record: 8-5-1
Games remaining: two each against I4C and Kars
Where can they finish? First, second, third, fourth

Ottawa Valley As
Current record: 6-11-1
Games remaining: none
Where can they finish? Fifth or Sixth
If I4C win both, or win one tie one in remaining games vs Micksburg - Sixth
Otherwise - Fifth

I4C Victory
Current record: 5-10-1
Games remaining: two vs Micksburg
Where can they finish? Fifth or Sixth
If they win both, or win one tie one in remaining games vs Micksburg - Fifth
If they lose both vs Micksburg - Seventh
Otherwise - Sixth

Stittsville 56ers
Current record: 4-10-4
Games remaining: none
Where can they finish? Seventh, unless I4C loses both vs Micksburg then Sixth


West Carleton Junior Electric Mites win Gold at Provincial "B" Tournament

The West Carleton Junior Electric Mites (U10) team won gold at the Ontario Amateur Softball Association Provincial "B" tournament in Ponsonby and Elora on the weekend.

The Junior 'Trics went 4-0 to win the title at the six-team event.

The mites had hosted a qualifier in Fitzroy Harbour in late July at which they went 1-2, getting them placed in the "B" Provincial event.

In the round robin portion of the event, West Carleton won both their games - 19-8 over Wellesley Wildcats and 14-6 over the Curve Lake Trappers.

The semi-final match up against Havelock Express saw WC prevail 20-6, setting up a rematch in the gold medal game against Wellesley, which the Junior Electric won 18-4 to take the title.

At the "A" level provincial tournament at the same location, Napanee won the eight-team event.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bytown Belles finish 4th at the Canadian Nationals Championships

From Erin Durant

The Bytown Belles finished 4th at the Women's Canadian Championships in what was the team's second season and first trip to the Canadians. The Belles also finished 4th in the round robin portion of the tournament.

The Belles only loses came to the three teams that finished above them - the Whitby Eagles, the Calahoo Erins and the Quebec Rebelles.

The Quebec Rebelles knocked the Belles out of the tournament in a 4-2 heartbreaker. The Rebelles scored all 4 runs in the top of the second inning with two out.

The Belles efforts to rally in the 7th fell short thanks to some incredible defence by the Rebelles left fielder.

Two members of the Belles went home with individual honours. Hayley Bennett and Alysse Volpe were named to the All Canadian team as top outfielders. The Belles also had incredible pitching all week from Jean Cardona, Elissa Sivel and Allie Hipgrave. The pitchers combined for a team ERA in the round robin of only 1.50 - giving up only 9 earned runs in 6 games.

The Belles received considerable assistance throughout the tournament from their pick ups - Volpe, Rainey Psenicka and Robyn Draper. The team wishes all three of these talented athletes success next season.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

West Carleton Squirts win silver at Provincials

A nice article on Caveman's team winning silver at OASA Squirt Provincial "B" tournament last weekend:


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Micksburg wins at home

The Micksburg Twins won their Greater Ottawa Fastball League game at home on Thursday against the Ottawa Valley As 8-1.

Corey Costello had the win on the slab while Adam Rueckwald took the loss.

Valley joins Quyon, West Carleton and Stittsville as having finished their regular season games.

Micksburg has two games against both I4C Victory and Kars. Playoff match ups will depend on those games.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

I4C edges Stittsville

I4C Victory edged the Stittsville 56ers 4-3 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Wednesday night at the Grove.

Matt McNish had the win for the visitors while Kyle Olson took the loss for the 56ers.

I4C had homers from McNish, Chris MacFarlane and a timely seventh inning solo shot from Ryan Clare.

Stittsville threatened to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh but a close play at the plate ended the game.


Monday, August 14, 2017

West Carleton defeats Quyon 5-3

In a rare Monday night Greater Ottawa Fastball League game in Quyon, West Carleton Electric won 5-3 over the hometown Flyers.

Steve Cavanagh had the win for Fitzroy in relief of Andy Barber. Drew Hathway and Trevor Lahey threw for Quyon.

Alex Boucaud hit two Homers for WC.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

West Carleton Squirts finish second at Provincials

West Carleton Junior Electric Squirts (U12) team finished second at the Ontario Amateur Softball Association Provincial "B" Tournament in Napanee on the weekend.

The mini-'Trics did things the hard way in the eight team double knockout event, losing the first game Saturday morning 7-6 against the Kitchener-Waterloo Hallman Twins.

WC then reeled off four straight wins:
16-0 over Oshawa BBs
7-4 over Westport Storm
12-10 over Kitchener-Waterloo Hallman Twins
6-5 over Baden Pirates

Out of gas in the final, they lost 17-6 to the Tavistock Athletics who went undefeated on the weekend.

Caveman had a 2-0 pitching record and saw relief duty in the two losses as well.

In the Squirt Provincial "A" Tournament held the same weekend, Napanee Express were champs, defeating the Tweed Longhorns in the final.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Micksburg defeats Valley

from Scott Conroy

The Micksburg Twins travelled to Carp on Thursday to face off against the home side Ottawa Valley A’s. Rain came down briefly just after 7 pm but the clouds passed and there would fastball. Joran Graham had the ball for Twins and Ben Broek countered for the A’s.

Micksburg struck early in the top of one. Matt McIntyre walked to start the game and was driven in two batters later with Joran Graham’s RBI single. With Kyle Jackson taking a walk two batters later Scott Conroy was able to cash in Jackson and Graham on a double. A misplayed ball plated the fourth run of the inning on a Connor Moss groundout.

The A’s wouldn’t score in the bottom of one. Mcintyre started another rally for the Micksburg team with a one out double. RBI singles in the inning by Riley Hennessy and Corey Costello would score three runs for the Twins.

That would be all the scoring for the game. Ben Broek settled in and only allowed three hits the rest of the way. Joran Graham went all five innings allowing only two hits. Final score 7-0 Twins.

A rained out game is rescheduled for next Thursday August 17th at 8pm in Micksburg with the Ottawa Valley A’s making the trip west.

Joran Graham heads out to Michigan Saturday for the ISC World Tournament with the Kingston Axemen. Best of Luck Jo!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday night in the GOFL

There were two games in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night.

In Carp, the Micksburg Twins won 7-0 over the Ottawa Valley As. Joran Graham had the shutout win. Ben Broek took the loss for the As.

Over in Quyon, the hometown Flyers and the Stittsville 56ers battled to a 3-3 tie. Veteran third baseman John Craig of the 56ers had a solo homer.


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Wednesday night results - I4C and Kars win

In the first of two games in Manotick on Wednesday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play, I4C Victory won 7-1 over the Stittsville 56ers. Neil Cooke had the win for I4C while Kyle Olson took the loss for the 56ers. Victory had four homers - solo shots from Matt McNish and Ryan Clare, and two x two run shots from Derek Martin. Luc D'Entremont hit one out for Stittsville.

The nightcap saw the Kars Aces edge the Quyon Flyers 3-1. Luke Severson earned the pitching victory with relief from Brad Porter. Matt Greer took the loss for the visitors.


Bancroft hosting men's fastball tournament

Bancroft has recently started up a new men's fastball league after many years absence. They brought a team to the Fitzroy Harbour tournament back in June.

Bancroft is now looking at hosting a tournament of their own on the weekend of September 30th.

If your team is interested, contact Mike Murphy at 613-332-8405.

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Shawville to host Men's Fastball tournament

Shawville, QC Men's Fastpitch League is planning on hosting a tournament on September 22-24 at the R.A. Centre diamond in Shawville.

They are looking for six teams and the entry fee will be $300. The exact format and prize money will be determined once teams are finalized.

To register your team or for more information, email shawvillefastpitch@gmail.com.


West Carleton holds on for 7-5 win over Ottawa Valley

West Carleton Electric held on for a 7-5 over Ottawa Valley As in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Tuesday night in Fitzroy Harbour.

Andy Barber had the win for Fitzroy going four innings, while Steve Cavanagh picked up the save shutting out the As in three innings of work. Adam Rueckwald went the distance for Valley.

Valley had two on in the top of the first. With one out, Ben Wade walked. Clayton Vance then reached on a misplayed ground ball. A hard hit ball by Ryley Burns looked like it was going to drop, but a good catch by WC centrefielder Alex Boucaud and subsequent throw to second got the double play to end the threat.

Fitzroy responded with a five run outburst in the first. Trevor Barton singled, then scored on Barber's double. After a walk to Neil Murphy, there were two men on. Rueckwald got a strikeout and a hard hit ball to second was fielded nicely by Burns for the second out. Steve Cavanagh then singled to score two more runs. SCav was subsequently cashed on a two run homer from Boucaud to give the Electric a 5-0 lead after one.

The As got on the board in the second. Steve Frost reached on an error, was moved to second on a sac bunt by Dave Baird and scored on Gavan Boyd's double.

The visitors pushed another two across in the third. Clayton Vance lead off with a single. A hard hit grounder by Burns was misplayed, scoring Vance who had stolen second. Steve Frost then singled and after a strikeout, Lindsay Medynski reached on a fielder's choice in which no out was made. Boyd's ground out scored another to make it 5-3 Trics.

West Carleton added a run in the bottom of the third. Murphy lead off with a single but was erased at second on a fielder's choice that put Christ Costello on. Costello stole second and scored on Jeff Cavanagh's  single.

Valley put another two across in a bizarre fashion in the top of the fourth. Jackson Vance singled to start things off. A double by Wade scored him. Clayton Vance then hit a ball to the right side of the infield and when the Electric tried to get Wade at third, all were safe. A walk to Burns loaded the bases. Steve Frost hit a flare to shallow left in no man's land. It looked like shortstop Steve Cavanagh may get to the ball but it just fell into play fair. However, the ball bounced directly into Cavanagh's glove and he promptly threw it to third for one out and the third baseman Murphy threw it to second for another out. Wade scored on the play and the next batter struck out making the score 6-5 for the home team.

West Carleton made the pitching change in the top of the fifth, replacing starer Barber with Steve Cavanagh. Cavanagh threw well, allowing only two hits and no runs in three innings of work.

The Electric added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth. After two fly outs, Barton singled. Andy Barber then singled as well, followed by an infield single by Murphy to load the bases. Costello's hard hit ball scored Barton but a good defensive play by left fielder Dave Baird prevented Barber from scoring.

Andy Barber WIN 4IP 5R 3ER 6H 4BB 5K
Steve Cavanagh SAVE 3IP 0R 0ER 2H 0BB 5K

Trevor Barton 2-4, 2R
Andy Barber 2-4, R, RBI, 2B
Neil Murphy 2-3, BB, R
Chris Costello 2-4, R, SB, RBI
Jeff Cavanagh 1-4, RBI
Steve Cavanagh 1-3, 2RBI, R
Alex Boucaud 1-3, HR, R, 2RBI
Steve Edgerton 1-2, 2B

Adam Rueckwald LOSS 6IP 7R 7ER 12H 1BB 5K

Jackson Vance 2-3, BB, R
Ben Wade 1-2, BB, 2B, R, RBI
Clayton Vance 1-4, SB, R
Steve Frost 3-4, RBI, R
Gavan Boyd 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Harbour Ball Playoffs start Wednesday

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League aka "Harbour Ball" playoffs start this Wednesday, with all eight teams in action in the first game of best-of-three series.

Harbour Ball is brought to you by the following sponsors:

Murphy's Plumbing
Campbell Fuels
Clouthier Carpentry
All in One Septic & Excavating
Clean Cut Construction
Anderson Automotive
Al's Corner Store
Cheshire Cat Pub


Friday, August 04, 2017

West Carleton Review article on the Gil Read Memorial Tournament

Jake "Scoop" Davies of the West Carleton Review published an article on the Gil Read Memorial tournament from last weekend. Check it out here.


Eastern Ontario teams at OASA Provincials

Some local teams participated recently at Ontario Amateur Softball Association provincial tournaments.

At the Midget (U18) Provincial B tournament in Jarvis, Osgoode finished with two wins and two losses and finished second in the four team event, losing both times to the champions from Cambridge.

At the Peewee (U14) Provincial A tournament in Stouffville, the Westport Storm finished with one win and two losses in a very tough field of eight teams to finish fifth.  At the Peewee C tournament, also in Stouffville, Ottawa South lost two straight at the six team event.

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Kars defeats Valley and Stittsville

The Kars Aces came away as big winners in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader in Carp on Thursday night.

The Aces opened up things with a 13-0 victory over the Ottawa Valley As. Cory Alkerton had the pitching win while Todd Wilson took the loss with relief from Ben Broek. Cory and Matt Alkerton both had homeruns for the Aces.

Kars continued their heavy hitting ways in the late game, staking out a 9-1 lead in the second inning. They ended up defeating the Stittsville 56ers 10-2. Luke Severson earned the pitching victory and Kyle Olson took the loss with relief from Luc D'Entremont. Matt Alkerton had another two home runs in this match up while brother Cory had two triples.


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Wednesday night in the GOFL (corrected)

The Quyon Flyers won 8-1 over I4C Victory in Manotick in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Wednesday. Matt Greer had the win while Neil Cooke took the loss.

At the Grove, the Stittsville 56ers fell 7-4 to the Ottawa Valley As. Adam Rueckwald had the win and Kyle Olson took the loss. The As put up a big six run inning in the first. Ryley Burns had a homer for Ottawa Valley.


West Carleton wins two over Micksburg

West Carleton Electric won both games in a Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday night against the Micksburg Twins.

West Carleton Electric 13 Micksburg 6

The first game of the night saw WC prevail 13-6 over the Twins. Steve Cavanagh had the win for the 'Trics while Matt McIntyre took the loss for the visitors.

The Electric got a run in the first as Kevin Shonfield doubled, stole third and scored on Andy Barber's ground out.

WC scored three in the third on Barber's based loaded double.

Three more runs for the home team made it 7-0 as Steve Cavanagh and Matt McKay both drove in runs.

Micksburg responded with a large fourth inning. Joran Graham hit a two run homer, Riley Hennessy had a 2 RBI single, as did Scott Conroy.

However, WC Electric were able to respond with a six run inning of their own in the bottom of the fourth. Jeff Cavanagh had an RBI single, Shonfield had a two RBI single and Andy Barber hit a three run homer.

With the mercy rule in effect, S Cav shut down the Twins in order in the bottom of the fifth to finalize the win.

West Carleton Electric 5 Micksburg Twins 3

In the night cap, the Electric won another, this time 5-3. Joran Graham had the start for the Twins but was replaced after three by Matt McIntyre who took the loss. Matt McKay went the distance for Fitzroy and earned the win in his first GOFL start.

After two scoreless, the Twins scored first on a solo home run by Andrew McIntyre.

West Carleton took over the lead in the fourth as McKay hit a three run shot.

The fifth inning saw 14 year old Joseph Mick double for the Twins to earn his first career hit in the GOFL.

The home squad added to their lead in the sixth. Derek Barber reached on an error and Jeff Cavanagh singled to put two on. A single by McKay drove in a run and another single by Jeff Barber drove in another to make it 5-1.

The Twins got two more back in the top of the seventh when Andrew McIntyre homered again - a two run shot - to make it 5-3, but McKay go out of the inning and preserved the win.


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

North Leeds playoffs set to begin

Lyn and Seeleys Bay have clinched first round byes for the North Leeds Men's Fastball League playoffs. 

The first round will be:
ECAs vs Athens
Greenbush vs Westport (Game 1 in Greenbush Thur Aug 3rd , Game 2 in Westport Tues Aug 8th)

First round must be completed before Thur Aug 10th , 2nd round starts on Thur Aug 10th
Second round will be a best of 2 of 3 to start on Thur Aug 10th

First round is a 2 game series if tied at one game each there will be a mini game to decide the series, first team ahead after any completed inning wins. 

Game 1 is played at lower placed team game 2 at higher seed team.

No extra innings played in game 1 or 2 a tie stays a tie  (a win and a tie wins the series).

No time limit in the playoffs.  

Seeleys Bay
ECAS (Easton Corners As)
Easton Corners Haymakers)