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, June 30, 2022

Thursday night GOFL results

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League played three games on Thursday night.

In Shawville, the Quyon Flyers beat West Carleton Electric 8-1. Matt Greer had the pitching win and hit a home run for the Flyers. Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

The early game in Carp saw the return of Todd "Willy White Shoes" Wilson to the pitching circle for the Ottawa Valley As, as he earned the win in a 6-2 victory over Kars Aces. Kristian Knapp homered for the Aces.

The late Carp game had Adam Smith back on the slab for Manotick Brewers as he hurled a one hitter to lead his team to a 9-0 win over the As. Curt Scurr had a homer for the Brewers. Bryan Armstrong pitched for Valley.

U20 Eliminations in Wilmot July 8-10

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association U20 Men's Elimination tournament will be held in New Hamburg (in Wilmot Township) from July 8-10. There are 13 teams participating. Berths are at stake for the Canadians in Napanee, August 2-7.

Westport Storm will be there, along with Canadians host Napanee Express. There a few GOFLers who will be playing in the event.

Noah Fleurie (Micksburg Twins), Owen Arseneault (Ottawa Valley As) and Owen Brown (West Carleton Electric) will be playing for the Westport Storm.

Joe Mick (Micksburg Twins) and Tyler Branchaud (Manotick Brewers) will be playing for the Napanee Express. Connor Brooks of Napanee also played a couple of GOFL games for the Twins last year.

The bracket is on the OASA website: https://oasa.ca/documents/tournaments/OASA-U20-Elimination-Wilmot-2022.pdf

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U15 Eliminations in Grafton July 8-10

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association U15 Boys Elimination tournament will be held in Grafton from July 8-10. There are 13 teams participating. Berths are at stake for the Canadians in Wilmot, ON from August 3-7.

Stittsville has a team entered in the event, coached by former GOFLer Al Read. Napanee Express will also be there. 

The bracket is on the OASA website: https://oasa.ca/documents/tournaments/OASA-U15-Elimination-Grafton-2022.pdf

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Au Sable 60th Anniversary tournament schedule announced

There are 8 teams in the Au Sable men's fastpitch tournament on the July 8-10 weekend. 

The Kingston Axement are participating in the event.

Schedule below.



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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

GOFL Wednesday nighr round up

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League had three games in Manotick on Wednesday night.

Quyon Flyers 7 Kars Aces 2

Trevor Lahey had the pitching win for Quyon while Brad Porter took the loss for Kars. Shawn Laframboise hit a solo homer and Dennis McCleary hit a two run shot for the Flyers.

Quyon Flyers 9 Orleans Rebels 1

The Flyers also won the late game, with the craft lefty Laney getting another win, this time in a five inning run rule match. Andy Barber took the loss for the Rebels. 

Ottawa Valley As 9 Kars Aces 3

Ben Broek was the winning putcher in this match up while Nick Ellis was tagged with the loss.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

U23 Canadians weekly passes on sale

Week long passes for the Softball Canada U23 Men's Championship in Carp from August 2-7 are on sale at a discounted price until June 30!

Check out this link to purchase your pass.

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GOFL Week 8

Week 8 of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League will feature six games.

Wednesday night there are three games in Manotick. At 7 p.m. on the main diamond, the Kars Aces (4-3) host the Quyon Flyers (3-3). Following that, the Flyers will play the Orleans Rebels (5-3) at the Arena diamond at 9 p.m. At the main diamond at 9 p.m., the Ottawa Valley As (2-5-2) will play the Aces.

On Thursday there is a doubleheader in Carp, with the Valley As hosting the Aces at 7 p.m. and the Manotick Brewers (5-3) at 9 p.m.

In Shawville on Thursday, West Carleton Electric (1-4-2) will face the Flyers at 7:30 p.m.  

The Micksburg Twins (5-2) were scheduled to play that night as well in Shawville, but that game will be postponed as the Cheneaux Bridge at Portage-du-Fort crossing the Ottawa River is out of service from 8 p.m. that night until 5 a.m. the next day.

The Osgoode Chiefs (3-5) also have the week off as they prepare for the U23 Elimnation tournament in Woodstock this upcoming weekend.



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Monday, June 27, 2022

U23 Eliminations in Woodstock on July 2-3

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association U23 Men's Elimination tournament will be held in Woodstock on July 2 and 3. There are 5 teams participating. Berths are at stake for the Canadians in Carp on August 2-7, 2022

Osgoode Chiefs of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League will be bringing their tournament team to U23 elims and will be the host team for the event. 

The bracket is on the OASA website: https://oasa.ca/documents/tournaments/OASA-U23-Elimination-Woodstock-2022.pdf

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

U17 Eliminations in Napanee July 1-3

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association U17 Boys Elimination tournament will be held in Napanee from July 1-3. There are 13 teams participating. Berths are at stake for the Canadians in Saskatoon, August 10-14.

West Carleton Electric and Westport Storm will be there along with host Napanee Express. Gabe Brown and Conner Hopper of the GOFL's West Carleton Electric also play on the U17 team. Zach Branchaud of the GOFL's Manotick Brewers will be there with Napanee.

The bracket is on the OASA website. As luck would have it, the random draw selected West Carleton to play Westport in first game of the event. 

Bracket: https://oasa.ca/documents/tournaments/OASA-U17-Elimination-Napanee-2022.pdf

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Gremlins win Hill United Tournament in Simcoe

The New York Gremlins won the eight team Hill United Chiefs Challenge tournament in Simcoe, ON this past weekend with a dramatic 5-4 win over the Grande Prairie, AB Pirates in the final. Seven of the teams were in the International Softball Congress Top 16 ranked teams.

Australian pitcher Andrew Kirkpatrick drilled a solo shot over the deep fence (275 ft) to win the game for the Gremlins in the bottom of the seventh. Zach "Zippy" Pierce took the loss. The Pirates had pitcher Riley Manion of Napanee on their roster, but he did not see any action in the final.

Hill United and Toronto Batmen lost in the semi-finals.

The Niagara Stompers lost in the quarter-final. GOFLers Matt Greer and Gregg Garrity were playing for the Stompers. Napanee U20 player Connor Brooks also played for the Stompers and pitched in their playoff game.

The other participating teams were Ohsweken Redmen, Bear Creek Express and Niagara Snappers.

The games were livestreamed on Softball Premier TV on YouTube and Facebook, with play-by-play by Blair Setford, who did an excellent job. I am not just saying that because he gave this blog a shout-out on Friday night, though it was appreciated!

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Trics and As tie again

For the second time this season, the Ottawa Valley As and West Carleton Electric tied 4-4 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday in Carp. 

Steve Cavanagh threw for WC while Ben Broek was on the slab for Valley. 

Chris Costello was 4 for 4 for the Electric,  including two home runs and three RBIs. 

Clayton Vance was 3 for 4 for the As.

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Flyers beat Brewers

The Quyon Flyers beat the Manotick Brewers 11-2 in six innings in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night in Shawville. 

Trevor Lahey earned the win for the Flyers. Luc D'Entremont took the loss.

Steve McCord hit a two run homer for Quyon while Jared Murray hit a three run bomb in bottom of the sixth to invoke the run rule.

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Aces over Twins on Wednesday

The Kars Aces overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Micksburg Twins 9-4 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play Wednesday in Manotick.

Gregg Garrity had the win for Kars with relief from Brad Porter. Garrity and Nick Ellis each hit two run homers for Kars.

John Enright was tagged with the loss with relief from Noah Fleurie. Scott Conroy hit one out for Micksburg. 

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Kars beats Osgoode 5-1

The Kars Aces beat the Osgoode Chiefs 5-1 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Monday night in Osgoode.

Nick Ellis had the pitching win for Kars, his first in the GOFL. Cory Baldwin was the losing pitcher. 

Danny Powers hit a two run homer for the Aces.


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GOFL Week #7 - updated (again)

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

Monday night in Osgoode, the Chiefs (3-4) host the Kars Aces (2-3) at 8 p.m.

Wednesday night is a rare single game in Manotick as the Micksburg Twins (5-1) are in to play the Aces at 7:30 p.m. (time updated).

Thursday night in Carp sees the Ottawa Valley As (2-5-1) host West Carleton Electric (1-4-1) at 8:30 p.m. That night there is also a game in Shawville, with the Quyon Flyers (2-3) hosting Manotick Brewers (5-2) at 7:30 p.m. Osgoode was to play in Shawville on Thursday as well but that will be moved until later in the season.

The Orleans Rebels (5-3) have the week off.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Kool Vent Heat and the Junior 'Trics win titles in Harbour Ball

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League annual tournament wrapped up on Sunday afternon with the "A" champions and "B" champions being crowned.

The "A" side semi-finals saw the Micksburg Kool Vent Heat beat Hicks Custom Interiors to make the finals, while Bren Electric edged Baird Construction 4-3 in the other semi-final.

The "A" final was a barnburner. Kool Vent was up 6-2 after six complete, but the Electricians came back to tie the game in the seventh, with Adam Rueckwald's homer tying it up. There were no runs scored in the eighth and top of the ninth. Matt McIntyre's walk off three run homer in the bottom of the ninth earned Kool Vent the Harbour Ball championship. Rueckwald and McIntyre were named their respective teams' MVP of the final. Rueckwald, Mitch Taylor and Kevin Bishop threw for the home town Bren Electric, while John Enright and Noah Fleurie pitched for the Heat.

Back row: Tyler Branchaud, Riley Hennessey, Nolan Rook, Joel Corbin, Zach Branchaud, Noah Fleurie
Front row: Joseph Mick, John Enright, Andrew McIntyre, Matt McIntyre
Missing: Quinton Rook


On the "B" consolation side of the event, the semi-finals had West Carleton Junior Electric U17 edge Carlsbad 6-5 and Murphy's Plumbing got by Westport Storm U17 by a score of 8-4.

The "B" final match up had the Junior 'Trics emerge victorious with a 10-7 win over the Plumbers, making several fathers happy on their day. Gabe Brown and Blake Bramburger pitched for WC Electric while Shawn Ryan and Tyler Craig threw for Murphy's. Conner Hopper, the WC catcher who hit a homer, was named MVP for the winners, while Ryan took MVP honours for the finalists.

Back row: Blair Armstrong, Sean Lecuyer, Blake Bramburger, Nolan Costello, Jack Armstrong, Will Potten, Brent Almeida, Garrett Box, Adam Brown
Front row: Gabe Brown, Conner Hopper, Dawson Pennock, Hayden "H.K." Khan and Taelyn Lecuyer

Congratulations to Harbour Ball Commissioner Brendan Coker and the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association for putting on a fantastic event.

 

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Playoff Sunday in Fitzroy

After pool play, the playoff schedule has been set for the ten team Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League tournament on Sunday.

B semi-finals at 9 a.m.

#5 Westport Storm U17 (1-2) vs #8 Murphy's Plumbing (0-2-1)

#6 Carlsbad (1-2) vs West Carleton Electric U17 (1-2)

A semi-finals at 11 a.m.

#1 Micksburg Kool Vent Heat (3-0) vs Hicks Custom Interiors (2-1)

#2 Bren Electric (3-0) vs Baird Carpentry (3-0)

A and B Finals at 1:30 p.m.

Campbell Fuels (0-2-1) and Clean Cut Construction (0-3) were eliminated after pool play.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Micksburg wins two at home

The Micksburg Twins won both games of their Thursday night Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader on Thursday night.

Micksburg 9 West Carleton 7

The first game of the night saw the Twins prevail 9-7 over West Carleton Electric. Noah Fleurie earned the win, striking out eight batters and allowing five hits. John Enright faced two batters in relief to save the game. Steve Cavanagh took the loss. 

Andy McIntyre was 2 for 3, and scored two runs for the Twins, while cousin Matt McIntyre was 3 for 4 with a triple and scored twice. Scott Conroy had two singles and a double, two RBIs and scored twice.

Chris Trafford had a two RBI double for WC, while Chris Costello had a single and a walk and scored twice.

Micksburg 7 Ottawa Valley As 0

In the late game the Twins prevailed 7-0 over the Ottawa Valley As. John Enright earned the win. Ben Broek took the loss. Paul Griffith had two hits for the Twins, and a spectacular slide at third.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wednesday night GOFL round up from Manotick (updated)

There were three games in Manotick in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Wednesday night.

Manotick Brewers 8 Ottawa Valley As 3
Luc D'Entremont earned the win for the Brewers on the first game at the main diamond. Chris MacFarlane and Tyler Branchaud hit homers for Manotick. Ben Broek took the loss for Valley.

Ottawa Valley As 5 Osgoode Chiefs 4
Adam Rueckwald was the winning pitcher while Cory Baldwin was tagged with the loss at the late game on the main diamond.

Orleans Rebels 14 Kars Aces 5
Andy Barber took the win for the game at the arena diamond. Brother Derek Barber hit a homer for the Rebels, as did Spencer Rodd. Nick Ellis was the losing pitcher and he had relief from Kurtis Summers. Kristian Knapp had a grand slam for the Aces.

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GOFL week #6, including schedule adjustments

The Wednesday night schedule for the Greater Ottawa Fastball League has been adjusted.

There will be a doubleheader in Manotick on the main diamond, with the Ottawa Valley As in for two games - 7 p.m. vs Manotick Brewers and 9 p.m. vs Osgoode Chiefs.

The previously scheduled doubleheader at Pierre Rocque Park (Quyon vs Kars / Orleans) is postponed due to diamond availability issues. However, there is a game added to the schedule at the Manotick second diamond, with the Orleans Rebels playing the Kars Aces at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday night sees the Micksburg Twins hosting a doubleheader with West Carleton Electric in at 7 p.m. and Valley As at 9 p.m.

The Monday game already played had the Chiefs defeating the Aces 7-4 at the first over GOFL game at the Osgoode diamond.

The Quyon Flyers now have the week off since their doubleheader was postponed.

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Osgoode wins 7-4 over Kars

The Osgoode Chiefs won over the Kars Aces 7-4 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play in Osgoode on Monday night.

Cory Baldwin earned the win while Brad Porter took the loss. Kristian Knapp and Matt Alkerton had solo homeruns for the Aces. Cole Hodges had an inside the park homer for Osgoode which plated three runs.

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Glen tournament cancelled Sunday (updated)

Update: unfortunately the rainy weather and dismal forecast have cancelled the Sunday of the Glen tournament.  

Congratulations to Tom Chambers and his co-organizers on a successful event Friday & Saturday. 

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Eight of eleven teams advanced to Sunday at the Glen Cairn league tournament in Carp.

B semi-finals
10 a.m. #5 KookiJar vs #8 Vance's Service Centre (D1)

10 a.m. #6 Los Caballos vs #7 Upper Canada Elevators (D2)

A semi-finals
Noon #1 PJMP Pigeons vs #4 Corfix (D1)

Noon #2 Micksburg Kool Vent Heat vs. #3 West End Landscaping (D2)

B finals 2 p.m.

A finals 4 p.m.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Kingston Axemen fastpitch day

Kingston Axemen are hosting an event in Inverary at Ken Garrett Memorial Park on June 11.

10am - North Augusta Trappers vs Osgoode U23

Noon - Osgoode U23 vs Kingston Axemen

2pm - North Augusta Trappers vs  Kingston Axemen

4pm-5pm - Youth softball clinic

5:30pm - Kingston Axemen vs Osgoode U23

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Thursday, June 09, 2022

GOFL games Thursday postponed due to rain (updated)

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League games in Micksburg on Thursday night are postponed due to the heavy rain rendering the field unplayable. The Twins were scheduled to host the Manotick Brewers and Quyon Flyers. 

The game in Carp was also postponed. The Ottawa Valley As were supposed to host the Kars Aces.

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Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League tournament schedule announced

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League tournament is scheduled for June 17-19 in Fitzroy.  There are 10 teams, seven from Harbour Ball and three additional clubs. Beer garden and BBQ onsite - it promises to be a good weekend of fastpitch softball.









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Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Orleans wins one, loses one on Wednesday

The Orleans Rebels hosted a doubleheader on Wednesday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play in Manotick.

The first game saw the Manotick Brewers win 8-1 over the Rebels.  Luc D'Entremont earned the pitching win. Jeff Barber took the loss. Chris MacFarlane hit a home run for Manotick.

The late game saw the Rebels rebound for a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Valley As. Andy Barber was the winning pitcher. Ben Broek threw well but was tagged with the loss.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Glen Tournament schedule

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League will be hosting their tournament in Carp (with one game in Kanata) from June 10 - 12. There are eleven teams participating - seven from the Glen and four outside teams.

Div 1
Micksburg (Glen)
West Carleton U17 (Fitzroy League)
Corfix (Glen)
Vance's Service Centre (Glen)

Div 2
KookiJar (Glen)
Rogues (Blackburn League)
WestEnd Landscapes (Glen)

Div 3
Los Caballos (Blackburn League)
Upper Canada Elevators (Glen)
Laurysen (Glen)
PJMP Pigeons (Quebec)

Friday

Diamond #1

6:30pm KookiJar WEL

8:30pm Rogues VSC

Diamond #2

6:30pm Corfix VSC

8:30pm Micksburg WC U17

AY Jackson Diamond

7:00pm UCE Laurysen


Saturday

Diamond #1

8:30am PJMP Laurysen

10:15am  WC U17 Corfix

12:00pm UCE PJMP

1:45pm Kookijar Rogues

3:30pm Micksburg Corfix

5:15pm Rogues WEL

Diamond #2

9:00am UCE Los Caballos

10:45am Kookijar WEL

12:30pm Mickburg   VSC

2:15pm Laurysen Los Caballos

4:00pm WC U17   VSC

5:45pm PJMP Los Caballos

Sunday

Diamond #1

10:00am Semi-Final

12:00pm Semi-Final

2:00pm B Final

4:00pm A Final

Diamond #2

10:00am Semi-Final

12:00pm Semi-Final



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GOFL Tuesday rained out

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League game scheduled for Tuesday in Fitzroy Harbour (West Carleton Electric hosting Osgoode Chiefs) was rained out and will be played at a later date.

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GOFL Week #5

Week 5 of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League schedule features the following games.

Tuesday night in Fitzroy Harbour, Osgoode Chiefs (2-3) at West Carleton Electric (1-3-1) at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday night doubleheader hosted by Orleans Rebels (3-2) at 7 p.m. vs Manotick Brewers (3-2) and 9 p.m. vs Ottawa Valley As (1-2-1). These games were originally slated for Pierre Rocque Park but have been moved to the Manotick diamonds.

The As host the Kars Aces (2-1) at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Carp diamond. Also on Thursday, the Micksburg Twins (3-1) host a doubleheader vs. Quyon Flyers (2-3) at 7 p.m. and the late game against the Brewers.

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Thursday, June 02, 2022

Twins edge As

The Micksburg Twins edged the Ottawa Valley As 5-3 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night in Carp.

Seventeen year old Noah Fleurie earned his first career GOFL pitching win. Ben Broek took the loss. Jared Steege had a couple of key hits for the Twins.

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Orleans wins in Shawville

The Orleans Rebels won 6-4 on Thursday night in Shawville over the Quyon Flyers.

Andy Barber had the pitching win and hit a solo home run. Matt Greer took the loss. Steve McCord hit a two run shot for Quyon.

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Manotick, Osgoode win in Wednesday doubleheader

The Manotick Brewers and Osgoode Chiefs won their games in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League Wednesday night doubleheader in Manotick.

The Brewers won the early game 11-4 over West Carleton Electric. Luc D'Entremont earned the win on the slab, while Steve Cavanagh took the loss. 

The late game saw the Osgoode Chiefs shut out the Electric 11-0, with Matt McKay earning the win and Gabe Brown taking the loss.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2022

U23 Softball Canada Championship in Carp seeks volunteers

The Softball Canada Men's u23 Fast Pitch Canadian Championships are taking place this August 2nd - 7th in Carp! The organizers are looking for volunteers to help us put on this amazing event. We're looking for people to help us with scorekeeping, announcing games, running the scoreboard, taking/selling tickets at the gate, and general volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering please fill out this google form or contact Steph Bouchey (stephbouchey@gmail.com) or Adam Rueckwald (arueckwald@outlook.com) directly. 

We will be holding a free scorekeeping clinic for all interested scorekeepers on June 16th at the Carp Fairgrounds. 



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Monday, May 30, 2022

GOFL Week #4 - updated

There are five games on the Greater Ottawa Fastball League schedule for Week 4. (The Monday game schduled between Ottawa Valley and Osgoode has been postponed.)

The Wednesday night doubleheader in Manotick sees West Carleton Electric (1-1-1) in to play two games - 7 p.m. vs Manotick Brewers (2-2) and 9 p.m. vs Osgoode (1-3).

Thursday night has the Ottawa Valley As (1-1-1) hosting the Micksburg Twins (2-1) in Carp at 8:30 pm. Also Thursday in Shawville,  Quyon Flyers (2-2) host the Orleans Rebels (2-2) at 7:30 p.m.  The Quyon - Kars game scheduled that night has been postponed.

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Fishers wins the Molly

Fisher's Automotive from Lancaster, PA won the twelve team Elkland Molly Sherman Memorial tournament this past weekend with a 5-0 record. Jerlin Rutt was named the top pitcher and Owen Lukens was named MVP.

Kingston Axemen were the lone Canadian team at the event.  They won two and lost one in pool play and advanced to the playoff round, where they lost a quarterfinal game.

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Micksburg finishes second at St Clements tournament

The Micksburg Twins were finalists at the St Clements ten team tournament.

The Twins finished 3-0 in pool play defeating Tavistock, Waterdown and Linwood.

They defeated tournament hosts Elmira Expos 9-0 in the semi-final, and dropped an 8-4 decision in the final to the Toronto Batmen. Ryan French and Kyle Linton pitched for Micksburg while Tyler Randerson and Ty Sebastian threw for the Batmen in the final.



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Friday, May 27, 2022

Osgoode edges Valley on Thursday

The Osgoode Chiefs picked up their first win as members of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League on Thursday night in Carp, edging the Ottawa Valley As 9-8.

The Chiefs were up 7-6 after five and a half, but the As put up two to make it 8-7 after six. However Osgoode rallied for two in the top of seven and shutdown Valley in the bottom.

Cory Baldwin had the complete game win. Adam Rueckwald took the loss in relief of Ryland Hill.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Wednesday night GOFL round up (updated)

Scores as reported for the Greater Ottawa Fastball League double doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night.

Game 1 - Main Diamond

The Manotick Brewers edged out a 3-2 walk off win over the Micksburg Twins in the bottom of the seventh. Luc D'Entremont earned the win. Noah Fleurie took the loss. Curtis Scurr had a homer for the Brewers.

Game 2 - Main Diamond

Micksburg won 16-10 over the Osgoode Chiefs. Osgoode rallied from a 16-2 deficit. John Enright got the pitching win and had relief from Fleurie. Cory Baldwin was tagged with the loss and had relief from Matt McKay. Quinton Rook hit a homer for the Twins.

Game 1 - Arena Diamond

The Kars Aces won the early game against the Orlean Rebels by a score of 7-2. Brad Porter got the pitching win. Andy Barber took the loss. Brad Pender and Cory Alkerton had homers for the Aces, while Jeff Barber hit one out for Orleans.

Game 2 - Arena Diamond

The late game saw the Aces win 9-6 over the Rebels. Cory Alkerton earned the win in relief of the starter Porter. Andy Barber took the loss in relief of brother Jeff. Pender hit one out in this game as well, as did Derek Barber for the Rebels.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Manotick shuts out West Carleton 6-0

Luc D'Entremont led the Manotick Brewers to a 6-0 win over West Carleton Electric in Fitzroy Harbour in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Tuesday.

D'Entremont threw a three hitter and hit two home runs to lead the Brewers. Gabe Brown took the loss for WC.

Manotick scored three in the top of the first. Tyler Branchaud led off the game with a solo shot. Ryan Clare singled with one out and scored on D'Entremont's first homer of the game.

The Brewers pushed across three more in the fourth. D'Entremont homered to lead off the frame. Zack Branchaud hit an infield single, Riley Dunbar singled, then Jeremy Malloy was hit by a pitch to load the bases. After a fielder's choice put the younger Branchaud out at the plate, Tyler Branchaud's well hit ball to Mike Cavanagh at short was fielded to put Malloy out at third but scored Dunbar. Tyler Alexander then held back on a change up and punched a ball to left field to score another run to make it 6-0.

West Carleton never had a man reach beyond first base and D'Entremont threw a tidy three hitter.

Manotick
Luc D'Entremont WIN 7IP 0R 0ER 3H 12K 1BB

Tyler Branchaud 1-3, HR, 2RBI, R, BB
Tyler Alexander 1-3, BB, RBI
Ryan Clare 1-3, R, BB
Luc D'Entremont 2-3, 2xHR, 3RBI, 2R, BB
Zack Branchaud 1-4
Riley Dunbar 1-4, R
Tristan Brown 1-3, R

West Carleton 
Gabe Brown LOSS 7IP 6R 6ER 8H 8K 4BB 1HBP

Michael Cavanagh 1-3
Jeff Campbell 1-2, BB
Adam Brown 1-2

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GOFL Week #3 (updated)

After the devastating storm that came through eastern Ontario and western Quebec on Saturday, the Greater Ottawa Fastball League schedule for Week 3 may be disrupted. However, as of now, the games are still on. If anything changes, info will be posted here and on Twitter @fitzroyfastball as soon as we hear.

Tuesday night in Fitzroy Harbour at 8:30 p.m. has the Manotick Brewers (0-2) in to play West Carleton Electric (1-0-1). WC will be down at least of couple of players as two 'Trics work for Hydro Ottawa and will be on the job restoring power for the third straight day.

Wednesday night's schedule has two doubleheaders. In Manotick, the Micksburg Twins (1-0) are in to play the Brewers at 7 p.m. and the Osgoode Chiefs (0-2) at 9 p.m. 

In Orleans, the Rebels (2-0) host the Kars Aces (0-1) at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. UPDATE: This doubleheader is moving from Orleans to the other Manotick diamond.

Thursday night has Osgoode in Carp to play the Ottawa Valley As (1-0-1) at 8:30 p.m.

The Quyon Flyers have the week off.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

16th Annual Molly Sherman Memorial schedule announced

The 16th Annual Molly Sherman Memorial Tournament will be held May 27-28 in Elkland, PA. There are 12 teams competing at this year's "Molly" and all three Elkland Softball Association diamonds will be used.

Teams will be have three games of pool play, followed by the top six moving on to a single elimination bracket on Sunday.

The Kingston Axemen will be attending this year's event.



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Sunday, May 22, 2022

North Leeds league returns for 2022

The North Leeds Men's Fastball League is back for another season in 2022. There will be 7 teams, each playing a 12 game season starting on Tuesday.

This year's teams are the North Augusta Trappers, Eastons Corners Athletics, Eastons Corners Haymakers, Maitland Marlins, and Lyn Lightning returning from 2021, and the Westport Lumberjacks and Greenbush Generals re-entering the league. The Spencerville team from 2021 is not returning.


Information on the league will be posted at northleedsmensfastball.ca.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Kingston Axemen Fastpitch Shootout to be held June 11-12

Tournament just announced:

Kingston Axemen Fastpitch Shootout
June 11,12
Ken Garrett Memorial Park
4010 Perth Rd, Inverary ON
(10 min north of Kingston)

3 games guaranteed
Entry fee $475
Contact: Jordan MacDonald 613-449-0415 or Brad MacDonald 613-583-2128
Also ability to earn a berth at the 2022 ISC World Tournament in Moline, IL




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Friday, May 20, 2022

Carp league back in action

Word is that the Carp Men's Fastball League is back at it this season, having started earlier this month. The four team league plays Tuesday nights and there is a combination of young, and not so young players at the Carp Fairgrounds diamonds, the host for the Softball Canada Men's U23 Championship this August.

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Kars - Micksburg postponed

The Kars Aces - Micksburg Twins Greater Ottawa Fastball League game scheduled for Thursday night up in the 'Burg was postponed. A make up date will be announced later.

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Valley As come back to tie Electric 4-4

The Ottawa Valley As scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie West Carleton Electric 4-4 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday in Carp.

Ben Broek went the distance for Valley on the slab while Steve Cavanagh had the ball for WC.

West Carleton got off to a big start in the top of the first. Chris Costello singled with one out. Chris Trafford reached base on a passed ball third strike, which allowed Costello to score. A single by Hugh Murray was followed by Neil Murphy's single which plated Trafford. Jeff Campbell then singled to load the bases. Broek got out of the inning with a ground ball resulting in an out at the plate and a strike out.

Valley threatened in the third after a single by Connor Armstrong and a misplayed ground, but a timely 5-3 double play helped to end the threat.

The Electric scored another run in the fourth. Steve Cavanagh doubled off the left field fence to start the inning. A ground out moved Cavanagh to third. Owen Brown's single up the middle scored Cavanagh to make it 3-0.

The visitors scored their fourth run in the fifth. Murphy reached based on a passed ball third strike with two out and made it to second base. He took third on a wild pitch and scored when Jeff Cavanagh hit a chopper. 

The home team once again looked like they may score in the sixth. Broek and Ryley Burns started the inning with back to back singles. A 5-4 double play was big defensively to help the Trics.

WC had a chance to make the lead bigger in the seventh. Murray reached on an error, Murphy singled, and Jeff Cavanagh singled to load the bases with none out. A strike out, followed by a 6-2-5 double play ended the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, down 4-0, the Valley As rallied back for the second time this season. Connor Armstrong started off the inning with a double, his third straight hit of the night. Cole Ross singled, driving in Armstrong. Then Brendan Coker hit an infield single. After a strikeout, Broek hit a three run shot to tie the game. Valley contined to press with a Burns single, a long flyout and man reaching on error, but Cavanagh got a strikeout to end the game tied 4-4.

West Carleton
Steve Cavanagh 7IP 4R 4ER 10H 1BB 8K

Chris Costello 2-4, R
Chris Trafford 1-4, R
Hugh Murray 2-4
Neil Murphy 2-4, R, RBI
Jeff Campbell 1-2
Jeff Cavanagh 2-2, RBI
Steve Cavanagh 1-4, 2B, R
Owen Brown 1-3, RBI
Adam Brown 1-1

Valley
Ben Broek 7IP 4R 2ER 13H 0BB 12K

Ben Broek 2-4, HR, 3RBI, R
Ryley Burns 2-4
Adam Rueckwald 1-4
Connor Armstrong 3-3, 2B, R
Cole Ross 1-3, R, RBI
Brendan Coker 1-3, R

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Quyon wins two in Manotick - game report

by Shawn Laframboise

The Quyon Flyers of Shawville travelled South-East to Manotick for some interleague play Wednesday night, coming away with two victories to improve their record on the season to .500.

Game 1

In the first game, the Flyers took a 9-3 win over the Osgoode Chiefs on the back of 7 solid innings from Matt Greer. Cory Baldwin took the loss throwing the complete game for the Chiefs.

The Flyers scored 2 in the 2nd inning to take an early lead. Steve McCord walked to start the inning and advanced to second on a groundout. The next batter hit a shallow pop fly behind first that was caught by the second baseman. As he went to the ground, McCord was able to tag up and advance to third. A short popup from Trevor Lahey off the glove of the pitcher allowed McCord to score. Walks to Evan Atkinson and Todd Hearty loaded the bases and Lane McMurtry and he came through with an RBI single. Atkinson was thrown out at home to end the inning.

Quyon added to their lead in the 3rd, putting another four runs across. Shawn Laframboise and Greer both singled and McCord cashed in Laframboise with an RBI single. Back-to-back walks scored another run before a fielder's choice put McCord out at home. Two more runs came in on a wild pitch that bounced out of play before the Chiefs were able to get out of the inning.

The Chiefs scored one in the 4th to narrow the gap to 6-1. Hudson Collins tripled to left field and scored on a sac fly. After a 1-out walk, the Flyers got out of the inning with a 6-4-3 double-play.

Both teams added two runs in the 6th. In the top-half, Laframboise doubled and scored on McCord's two-out RBI double. A single off the bat of Curtis Daley scored McCord. In the bottom half, after a lead-off single on a hard-hit ball to right field, Greer was able to get the next two batters out. With two outs, a high fly ball to left field was dropped and scored a run. That batter then came in to score on an RBI single. The Flyers added one in the 7th to round out the scoring.

Pitching
WP Greer - 7IP, 3H, 3 ER, BB, 10K
LP Baldwin - 7IP, 9H, 9R, 8ER, 9BB, 9K

Quyon Hitting
McCord - 2/3, 2B, 2RBI, 2R, BB
Laframboise - 2/5, 2B, 2R
Greer - 2/5, R
Daley - 1/3, RBI, R, BB
Atkinson - 1/3, RBI, BB
McMurtry - 1/5, RBI

Osgoode Hitting
Collins - 1/3, 3B, R
Lafontaine - 1/2, R
Sam - 1/2, BB

Game 2

Quyon took game two of the night by a score of 4-2 over the Manotick Brewers. Trevor Lahey pitched the win while Luc D'Entremont was hit with the loss. 

The Flyers got on the board first in the 2nd inning. A one-out line-drive double to centre field by Trevor Lahey was cashed on a two-out RBI single from Todd Hearty. Quyon scored singles in innings 2, 3, 5 and 6 to go out to a 4-0 lead. Daley, McCord, and Hearty (2) had the RBI as the Flyers combined 7 hits and 3 walks for offense.

The Brewers scored both of their runs in the bottom of 6. Ryan Clare hit a line drive single with one out and scored on Chris MacFarlane's towering no-doubter to deep left field. That was all the Brewers could muster and the game ended 4-2.

Pitching
WP Lahey - 7IP, 4H, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
LP D'Entremont - 7IP, 7H, 4ER, 3BB, 10K

Quyon Hitting
Hearty - 2/3, 2RBI
McCord - 2/4, RBI
Daley - 1/4, 2B, RBI
Lahey - 1/3, 2B, R
Atkinson - 1/3

Manotick Hitting
MacFarlane - 1/3, HR, 2RBI
Clare - 1/2, BB, R
T. Branchaud - 1/2, BB
Malloy - 1/3

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Flyers take two on Wednesday

The Quyon Flyers won both games of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night. 

The 7 p.m. game saw the Flyers beat the Osgoode U23 Chiefs 9-3. Matt Greer earned the win while Cory Baldwin took the loss.

The late game saw Quyon defeat the Manotick Brewers 4-2. Trevor Lahey had the win and Luc D'Entremont took the loss. Chris MacFarlane had a two run homer for the Brewers.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

St. Clements tournament scheduled announced May 25-27

The St. Clements Tournament, hosted by the Elmira Expos, will be held May 25-27 with ten teams participating.

The GOFL's Micksburg Twins, along with some tournament reinforcements, are participating at the event.



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Blackburn league is back

The Blackburn Men's Fastball League (website) is back after a two year hiatus. The league has seven teams and plays at the Blackburn Arena in the east end of Ottawa.

Games are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Los Caballos are off to a hot start with two wins. Will Lowe earned both wins. The Rogues are also 2 and 0, with Derick Bulley racking up two Ws.

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Glen Cairn league and Fitzroy leagues have started

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League and the Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League (aka Harbour Ball) both got started last week.

In The Glen (website), Vance's Service Centre got off to a hot start with two wins, led by pitcher Luc D'Entremont. There are seven clubs in the league for 2022 and they play Mondays and Tuesdays. Last year's champions, the Osgoode U23 Chiefs have left The Glen to play in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League.

Harbour Ball also has seven teams - six men's and the West Carleton Electric U17 team - that plays on Wednesday nights. Opening night in Fitzroy Harbour was a big deal last week, as the park was full of players and fans, the patio was full, and the bar was open. The West Carleton Junor Electric, which played a winless season in 2021, got their first ever Harbour Ball win in a close 6-4 game. Blake Bramburger and Gabe Brown combined for the pitching win. Brett Almeida played some spectacular defense at shortstop to help the Junior 'Trics.

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Shawville opener postponed again

The Shawville league opener on May 9 was postponed due to no officials being available. Then May 16 was cancelled due to rain. 

The league hopes to get started on May 23.  There are four teams in the SMFL.

League info is posted on Facebook.

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GOFL Week #2

There are four games in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League week #2.

The Quyon Flyers (0-2) are in for a doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. against Osgoode U23 (0-1) and 9 p.m. against Manotick Brewers (0-1).

On Thursday, the Kars Aces (0-1) head up to Micksburg at 8 p.m. to play the Twins (1-0). That same nights, West Carleton Electric (1-0) are in Carp to play the Ottawa Valley As (1-0) at 8:30 p.m.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League tournament

Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League is hosting a tournament in Carp on June 10 - 12. They are looking for at least two teams to join the seven teams from the Glen league at the event.

The fee is $250 per team, with one game Friday, two games Saturday and up to two games on Sunday depending if the team advances to the semi-finals or finals.

Contact Tom Chambers to enter. tom.chambers@live.com

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Owen Sound Junior Selects U23 win Napanee Early Bird

The Owen Sound Selects U23 team won the Napanee AFW Early Bird tournament this past weekend.

The Selects won six straight games to take the title at the ten team event but did have some close games along the way.

In the round robin, Owen Sound beat Micksburg Twins (2-0), Port Perry U20 (20-1), Kingston Axemen (5-1), and the Quebec Pidgeons (7-6).  The Selects had a tight semi-final with Ogsoode U23 edging them 3-2, then had a rematch against the Axemen in final, winning 10-6. The final game had Riley Manion earning the win, with Jordan MacDonald taking the loss.

The finalists from Kingston finished with four wins and two losses. Clayton Robinson threw a five-inning perfect game against the Quebec Juniors in a divisional game.

Osgoode U23 won three and lost one in divisional play, losing only to Napanee U20. They then were edged 3-2 in the semi-final to finish tied for third. 

Napanee Express U20 went undefeated in divisional play, winning three and tying a game against the Hamilton Pirates. They lost a very close semi-final to the Axemen, falling 6-4 in nine innings.

Micksburg Twins, without ace Joran Graham for the weekend, won two and lost two in divisional play, beating Port Perry U20 and Quebec Juniors but losing to the two finalists. The Twins had three other GOFL pitchers for the weekend, bringing along Adam Rueckwald, Andy Barber and Gregg Garrity.

Other teams in the event were the Quebec Pidgeons and Dundalk.




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