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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Monday, February 18, 2019

CCHL2 all-stars have fastball connections

The Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 (formerly Eastern Ontario Junior B) announced their all-star teams today.

There are two fastball connections on the list.

Andrew McIntrye, shortstop for the Micksburg Twins who was named to the Greater Ottawa Fastball League first team all-star this fall, was also named a first team all-star forward for Renfrew Timberwolves of CCHL2. McIntyre is the leading scorer and point-getter in the league.

The all-star General Manager of the league is Mike "Bundy" Seed. Bundy is the general manager for the U16 Westport Storm boys fastball team which participates in Ontario Amateur Softball Association play. It's also a club on which the Caveman has played for a couple of seasons.

Congratulations to both.

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Greater Ottawa Fastball League expanding to nine teams

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League, the premier men's fastpitch softball league in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, intends to expand to nine teams for the 2019 season.

Orleans will re-join the GOFL after a ten year hiatus. Orleans previously had a team in the league from 2007 to 2009. They Rebels will play, as the previous club did, at Pierre Rocque Park.

Kemptville was a GOFL 'affiliate' last season, playing each team once in games that counted in the standings. The Black Sox will play home games at Riverside Park as they did in 2018.

The seven returning teams and their home diamonds are: West Carleton Electric (Fitzroy Harbour CC), Ottawa Valley As (Carp Fairgrounds), Micksburg Twins (Micksburg CC), Quyon Flyers (Quyon Fairgrounds and Shawville R.A.), Stittsville 56ers (Alexander Grove Park), I4C Victory (Manotick Arena) and Kars Aces (Manotick Arena).

With the addition of the two teams, there will be an unbalanced schedule to reduce travel.

The league also decided to go with best-of-three playoff series for the entirety of the playoffs, following a one game "play in" match between the 8th and 9th place finishers.

The GOFL will start play the second week of May.


Monday, February 04, 2019

Softball Canada internship opportunities in Ottawa

Softball Canada is looking for student interns for a couple of positions in Ottawa this summer. If you have studied sport management, physical education, graphic design, journalism or related programs, these may be good positions for you.

Links here and here.