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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Tuesday, August 03, 2021

GOFL week 4

All the games in Week 4 of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League are on Thursday this week.

The doubleheader in Carp features Kars Aces (1-2) against the Ottawa Valley As (1-2) at 7 p.m. while the Orleans Rebels (0-3) face the Micksburg Twins (2-0) at 9 p.m.

West Carleton Electric (1-1) will host the Manotick Brewers (3-0) at 8 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre.

Monday, August 02, 2021

Napanee finishes second at U16 Elims

The Napanee Express finished second with a 4-2 record at the Ontario Amateur Softball Association U16 Elimination tournament this past long weekend in Cambridge, losing to the Wilmot Thunder in the final. Gavin Brooks threw a no hitter and a one hitter during the weekend.

The Express secured their spot at the Eastern Canadian Softball Championship in Fredericton, New Brunswick as there are no Canadian championships this year and will also be at the U16 Provincial A tournament in Drumbo.

West Carleton Junior Electric also participated in the event, losing both games, including their first to Napanee. Their only hit of that game was an inside the park home run by Zach Branchaud. WC will participate at the end of the month in the U16 Provincial B event in Princeton.

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GOFLers playing with Bear Creek Express

With the "official" Canadian national softball championships cancelled this year, Softball Canada is still putting on an event for Senior Men in Saskatoon from September 2 - 5 to be known as the Rawlings Grand Slam.

There are ten Senior Men's teams participating, representing B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. There are also nine U23 men's teams at the event. The newly formed Bear Creek Express out of Melbourne, ON will be participating in the Senior Men's side, put together by Paul "Chico" McCart. 

Three GOFLers will be on the Bear Creek team. Matt Greer, normally with the Quyon Flyers but this year with West Carleton Electric is playing, along with Joran Graham of the Micksburg Twins and Gregg Garrity of the Kars Aces. Scott Searle of Orleans, who is currently coaching the Team Ontario U21 squad getting ready for the 2022 Canada games is also coaching with Bear Creek at the event.

The three players will also be going to the International Softball Congress World Tournament in Iowa in mid-August with the Express.

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Twins beats Aces...on TV

The Micksburg Twins beat the Kars Aces 3-0 on Friday night in the 'Burg in a game covered by the local Cogeco affiliate.

A good crowd was on hand to see Joran Graham pitch the complete game win, allowing only two hits and striking out 14. Brad Porter took the loss and had relief from Gregg Garrity. 

Connor Moss (2) and Jared Steege batted in the runs for the Twins.


Brewers and Electric win on Thursday in Carp

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader in Carp on Thursday saw Manotick and West Carleton earn wins.

The early game result was 7-2 for the Manotick Brewers over the Ottawa Valley As. Adam Smith earned the win, and Ben Broek took the loss with an inning of relief from Adam Rueckwald. Sean Lecuyer hit a home run for Valley while Luc D'Entremont put one over the fence into the outdoor rink for the Brewers.

The night cap saw West Carleton Electric get out to a 8-0 lead over the Orleans Rebels after two innings and hold on for an 8-5 win. Cory Baldwin earned his first win for WC on the slab with Trevor Lahey getting the save. Jeff Barber was the losing pitcher, with Andy Barber throwing in relief. Matt Greer hit one out for the Electric as did Manuel Luna for the Rebels.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

ISC tournament starts August 14

The International Softball Congress World Tournament and Legends Tournament are a go for this year in Quad Cities, with 22 teams in the WT and 8 in the Legends.




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Kingston Axemen to host event August 14-15

The Kingston Axemen are looking to host a men's fastpitch event on August 14-15 in Inverary, just north of Kingston. Word is that they may have four teams committed but will take up to six. 

The format and fee will be determined based on the number of teams finalized but they will guarantee three games.

To sign up or to learn more, call Jordan at 613-449-0415.

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GOFL Week 3

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League third week features the three games.

Thursday night sees the Manotick Brewers and Ottawa Valley As play at 7 pm and West Carleton Electric faces Orleans Rebels at 9 pm for the Carp doubleheader.

There is a Friday night matchup in Micksburg at 8 pm with the Twins hosting the Kars Aces. This matchup will be broadcast the local Cogeco TV affiliate in Pembroke.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

North Leeds league returns

info from William Earl

The North Leeds Men's Fastball League is returning after Covid hiatus. The league is operating with six teams in a shortened seven game season followed by two playoff rounds. Top two teams from each division make playoffs.

(Dale "Kinger") Kingston Division

Maitland Marlins
North Augusta Trappers
(Joes Bar) Spencerville 

(Max) Putnam Division

Eastons Corners Athletics
Eastons Corners Haymakers
Lyn Lightning

Schedule, standings and HR leaders to be posted on northleedsmensfastball.ca

Maitland defeated Spencerville 10-3 in the season opener Tuesday July 27. The other teams get underway in North Augusta July 29th.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Brewers best Rebels

The Manotick Brewers defeated the Orleans Rebels 6-2 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action on Friday night at Pierre Rocque Park in Orleans.

Adam Smith earned the complete game win and notched eight strikeouts. Jeff Barber, who also hit a homer, took the loss for the Rebels and had relief from brother Andy.

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Twins, Aces win in Thursday

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader on Thursday in Carp saw the Micksburg Twins and Kars Aces emerge victorious .

The early game saw the Twins defeat the Ottawa Valley As 6-1. Joran Graham earned the win for Micksburg with relief from Noah Fleurie. Adam Rueckwald took the loss and had relief from Ben Broek. Cousins Andy and Matt McIntyre hit hoe runs for Micksburg. 

The second game had Kars defeat West Carleton Electric 14-3 in a five-inning run rule game. Brad Porter took the win while Steve Cavanagh was the loser with relief from Matt Greer. Brad Pender continued with his hot hitting, putting two homers out for Kars, and Cory Alkerton also homered. Neil Murphy and Greer batted in the WC runs via homers.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Harbour Ball is back

Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League is back after a year off.

The 2021 season starts July 28 and games will be played at 7 pm and 9 pm every Wednesday until the fall.

There are four men's teams sponsored by Bren Electric, Anderson Automotive, Murphy’s Plumbing and Campbell Fuels and a youth team, West Carleton Electric Juniors.

July 28

7pm Bren Electric vs Anderson Automotive

9pm Murphy’s Plumbing vs Campbell Fuels

August 4

7pm Campbell Fuels vs Bren Electric

9pm WC junior Electric vs Anderson Automotive 

August 11

7pm Anderson Automotive vs Murphy’s Plumbing 

9pm Bren Electric vs WC Junior Electric

August 18

7pm WC Junior Electric vs Murphy’s Plumbing

9pm Anderson Automotive vs Campbell Fuels

August 25

7pm Campbell Fuels vs WC Junior Electric

9pm Bren Electric vs Murphy’s Plumbing

Playoffs

4th seed vs 5th seed - play in game

Semi finals

Best of 3 

1st seed vs winner of play in game

2nd seed vs 3rd seed

Final

Best of 3

 

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GOFL Week #2

The schedule for week two of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League sees a double header in Carp on Thursday with 7 pm - Micksburg Twins vs Ottawa Valley As (1-0) and 9 pm West Carleton Electric vs Kars Aces (0-1). There is a Friday nighter in Orleans at 8 pm with Orleans Rebels (0-1) hosting Manotick Brewers (1-0)



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Shawville men's fastball showcase results

 

Gregg Garrity bats against Adam Rueckwald in the first game of the Showcase.

Congratulations to Shawville Men's Fastpitch and Matt Greer on putting on a successful showcase event in Shawville, QC this past weekend. Results as provided.

Overall Record

Quyon Flyers 4-0

Kingston Axemen 3-1

Napanee Express U19 1-2-1

Quebec Canada Games 1-2-2

Ottawa Valley A’s 0-1-1

Micksburg Twins 0-3


FRIDAY

7 pm QUYON FLYERS 5 vs MICKSBURG TWINS 4

WP - Greg Garrity

LP - Noah Fleury in relief of Adam Rueckwald


Quyon Hitting:

Gregg Garrity

Matt Greer 2/3, HR, BB, 4 rbi

Dennis McCleary 3 BB 


Micksburg Hitting:

Joran Graham 2/3 BB


9 pm - QUYON FLYERS 5 vs KINGSTON AXEMEN 3

WP - Trevor Lahey

LP - Clayton Robinson, relief from Jordan MacDonald


Quyon Hitting:

Luke Young 1/3 3b 2 rbi 

Lane McMurtry 2/3  2 rbi 

Evan Atkinson 1/1 3b


Kingston Hitting:

Cory Alkerton 2/3

Nick Ellis 2/3 2b &3b


SATURDAY

9:30 am - NAPANEE EXPRESS  1 vs MICKSBURG TWINS 0

WP- Connor Brooks

LP- Joran Graham


11:15 am - QUEBEC U19 CANADA GAMES  5 vs KINGSTON AXEMEN 10

WP - Brad Porter with relief from Jordan MacDonald

LP - ?


Kingston Hitting:

Kyle Lloyd 2/3

Dan Powers 1/3 BB 3 rbi


Quebec Hitting:

Ben Roy 1/2

Nathan Caron 1/2


1:00 pm - KINGSTON AXEMEN 8 vs NAPANEE EXPRESS 0

WP - Clayton Robinson complete game shutout

LP - Caley Whiteeye


Kingston Hitting:

Kristian Knapp 2/2 BB 3 rbi

Ian King 2/3 2 runs scored 

Kurtis Summers 2/2 2 runs scored 


2:45 pm - QUYON FLYERS 10 vs NAPANEE EXPRESS 1

WP - Matt Greer

LP - Blair Greene with relief from Connor Brooks


Quyon Hitting:

Evan Atkinson 1/2 HR 

Dennis McCleary 1/2 BB & HR 

Gregg Garrity 1/2 HR 


Napanee Hitting:

Connor Brooks HR 


4:30 pm - KINGSTON AXEMEN 8 vs MICKSBURG TWINS 6

WP - Brad Porter in relief of Jordan MacDonald

LP - Adam Rueckwald with relief from Noah Fleurie


Kingston Hitting:

Nick Ellis 2/2 HBP

Danny Powers 3/3 HR 6 rbi

Brandon Tucker 1/2 HR

Matt Alkerton game ending catch at the fence


6:15 pm - QUYON FLYERS 5 vs QUEBEC U19 CANADA GAMES 3

WP - Gregg Garrity

LP - ?


Quyon Hitting:

Gregg Garrity 2/2 BB & HR

Lane McMurtry 2/2 2 x 2b

Marc Lavigne 1/2


Quebec Hitting:

Olivier Godbout 1/3 3 run HR

Nathan Caron 1/2

Ben Roy 1/2


8:00 PM - QUEBEC U19 CANADA GAMES 2 vs NAPANEE EXPRESS 2

Quebec Pitching - Shane Lecaire 

Napanee Pitching - Connor Brooks 


Quebec Hitting:

Nathan Caron 1/2 BB 

Olivier Godbout 2/2

Shane Lecliare 1/2


Napanee Hitting:

Connor Brooks 1/3 run scored 

#34 2/3 

#13 2/3


SUNDAY

11 am - QUEBEC U19 CANADA GAMES 12 VS OTTAWA VALLEY A’S 8

WP - Alex Ballengeur in relief of Jeremy Bruron 

LP - Ben Broek, relief from Adam Rueckwald


1 PM – OTTAWA VALLEY A’S VS QUEBEC U19 CANADA GAMES 

- Game ended in the top of 6 tied 6-6 due to rain.


Quebec Pitching: ?

Valley Pitching: Adam Rueckwald 


Valley Hitting:

Marc lavigne 2/4

Lane McMurtry 2/4

Matt Greer 1/2 BB


Quebec Hitting:

Zach Dutil 2/3 

Nathan Caron 1/3 – 3 RBI HR 


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Niagara Falls looking at hosting a men's fastball tournament in September

Niagara Falls is hoping to get at least one men's softball tournament in this summer and are hoping to do so over the September 10-12 weekend. Looking for an open division as well as a secondary division. We are only gauging interest at this time. If interested please reach out to Darrin Newson at 905-321-6418 or dnewse[at]hotmail.com.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

West Carleton Jr Electric to play at OASA Elimination tournament

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association will be hosting a 13 team Elimination tournament at the U16 level in Cambridge from July 30 - August 1. Draw is posted here: www.oasa.ca.

West Carleton Jr. Electric (Caveman's team) will be participating in the event. Westport and Napanee are other Eastern Ontario teams entered.

The Junior Trics have played five exhibition games so far, winning two and losing three.

In those five games, four members of the team have now hit their first career homers - congrats to Conner Hopper (now with two HRs), Jack Armstrong, Joshua Langford, and Zach Branchaud. 

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Quyon comes back to beat Micksburg at Showcase

The first game at the Shawville men's fastpitch showcase on Friday night saw the Quyon Flyers come back to defeat the Micksburg Twins 5-4 in front of about 80 fans.

Gregg Garrity went the distance for Quyon. Matt Greer had a double, a homer and four RBIs for the Flyers.

Adam Rueckwald threw four scoreless for Micksburg and 16-year old Noah Fleurie finished the game for the Twins.

The second game of the night, attended by many more mosquitoes than fans, saw the Flyers defeat the Kingston Axemen 7-4. Trevor Lahey threw for the Flyers and Clayton Robinson and Jordan Macdonald pitched for the Axemen. Brad Pender hit one out for Kingston.

Seven more games are on tap at the Shawville R.A. on Saturday, with action starting at 9:30 a.m. The Quebec provincial Canada Games team will be playing as well as the Napanee U19 Express.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

As win on Thursday, game 2 rained out

The Ottawa Valley As won their first Greater Ottawa Fastball League game of the season on Thursday night with a 9-4 victory over Orleans Rebels in Carp.

Adam Rueckwald earned the win on the slab. Andy Barber, who hit a home run, took the loss and had pitching relief from his brother Jeff.

The second game of the night between West Carleton Electric and Micksburg Twins got started but was halted before the first inning could be completed due to rain, and was eventually declared a rain out.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

GOFL is back!

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League officially got back on the field on Wednesday night for the first time since September 2019 at the Manotick Arena diamond.

The Manotick Brewers (formed from what was previously I4C Victory) won 5-4 over the Kars Aces.

Adam Smith earned the win while Nick Ellis took the loss in relief of Cory Alkerton. Brad Pender hit a two run homer for the Aces.

Next up in GOFL action is a Thursday doubleheader in Carp with Ottawa Valley As facing Orleans Rebels at 7 pm and the Micksburg Twins playing West Carleton Electric at 9 pm.

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Friday, July 09, 2021

Shawville R.A. to host a fastball showcase July 16-17

The Shawville Recreation Association diamonds will be the site of a men's fastball showcase on July 16 and 17. Five teams will be participating and there will be two games on Friday and seven on Saturday.

Friday
7 pm -Quyon Flyers vs Micksburg Twins
9 pm  Quyon Flyers vs Kingston Axemen

Saturday
9:30 am Napanee U19 Express vs Micksburg Twins
11:15 am Quebec Canada Games vs Kingston Axemen
1 pm Kingston Axemen vs Napanee U19 Express
2:45 pm Quyon Flyers vs Napanee U19 Express
4:30 pm Kingston Axemen vs Micksburg Twins
6:15 pm Quyon Flyers vs Quebec Canada Games
8 pm Quebec Canada Games vs Napanee U19 Express

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Monday, July 05, 2021

Orleans League to expand?

The Orleans Men's Fastball League has four teams and is looking to start play on Sunday July 11.

According to their Facebook page, they are trying to expand to have a fifth or sixth team in the OFL. Their Facebook site has more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/297025021632705

UPDATE July 9 - they are going with four teams.

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Harbour Ball looking likely this summer

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League - "Harbour Ball" appears to be getting back on the diamond this summer after taking a year off. 

The league had 8 teams in 2019, but will likely be going with a 4 team league for 2021, with hopes of adding teams back in 2022.

Games will be Wednesday nights and will likely start mid-July.

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Shawville Men's fastpitch starts Thursday

The Shawville Men's Fastpitch League will start play with all four teams in action on Thursday July 8. The league normally plays Sundays but will kick off mid-week due to the long weekend.

For more info, including rosters, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Shawvillefastpitch

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"The Glen" gets started this week

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League gets started this week with four games Monday and four games on Tuesday.

The league has 8 teams. They originally were going to have 4 team "cohorts" but with changes to provincial regulations, all teams will now play all others.

Check out their website at Glen Cairn Men’s Fastball League – Dynes Sports Management.

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Friday, July 02, 2021

GOFL website up and running

Check out the Greater Ottawa Fastball League website at GOFL.ca.

Thanks to Chad Milne for being the webmaster.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Elkland Molly Sherman Memorial tournament this weekend

The Elkland, PA Molly Sherman Memorial tournament will be held this coming weekend instead of its usual end of May timeframe.

This year's event features 10 teams in a 3-game guarantee bracket format starting on Saturday morning.

UPDATE: NY Bombers won the event.



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Friday, June 18, 2021

Greater Ottawa Fastball League planning on returning for 2021

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League plans on returning for the 2021 season after a league meeting on Thursday. 

Six teams have declared their intention to play a ten-game season, projected to begin in mid-July. Returning teams are West Carleton Electric, Ottawa Valley As, Micksburg Twins, Kars Aces, Manotick Brewers (former I4C Victory) and Orleans Rebels. Stittsville 56ers and Quyon Flyers won't be playing this year.

More info to be released soon, including the schedule.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Local men's fastball leagues looking to start soon for 2021

With COVID restrictions easing, several local men's fastball leagues are looking to start up soon.

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League plans on having two cohorts of four teams. They have six men's teams, a U19 team and a U23 team. 

Reports indicate that the Blackburn Men's Fastball League plans on running a four team league after shutting down for 2020.

The Orleans Men's Fastball League hopes to return with a four team league.

Shawville Men's Fastpitch League is looking this year at moving to Sundays, and will likely be a four team loop.

The commissioner of the Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League is looking to putting the league back together after taking a hiatus in 2020. Details are still being determined.

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League will host a meeting this week to determine plans for the 2021 season, hoping to return after taking last year off.

If you have any intel on any other men's leagues in eastern Ontario or west Quebec, let us know at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com, or in the comments.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Softball Canada confirms changes for 2022

 Softball Canada's membership confirmed major changes to age categories, ball sizes and pitching distances to take effect for the 2022 season.

Learn more on at softball.ca.



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Sunday, March 07, 2021

A message from the Eastern Ontario Umpires Association

from Dave Herbst

I realize that softball in 2021 is not yet a known quantity, but I would appreciate you letting players in your league know that the Eastern Ontario Umpire Association is always welcoming new umpires in both Fast Pitch and Slo Pitch. It is a good way for older players to stay with the game, for younger players to learn the rules and for both to pick up a little extra money. Normally we would have Softball Ontario sanctioned clinics for umpires. Given Covid in our lives, this may not be possible this year. In that event, the EOUA would contact informal instruction for new umpires that would respect the integrity of Covid rules. In addition, we have some uniform components and equipment donated to us by umpires that would be available to assist new umpires in getting started.

While umpiring in the league in which you play is not possible, we umpire a number of leagues so there is ample opportunity.

Umpiring is fun, try it you'll like it.

Anyone interested, or with questions, should contact me.

David Herbst
President
Eastern Ontario Umpire Association
613-791-6767
eoua.president[at]gmail.com

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Saturday, March 06, 2021

Local minor softball associations taking different approaches

With an uncertain 2021 season ahead, minor softball leagues in our area are taking different approaches.

So far, both West Carleton Softball and McNab/Braeside Minor Ball have announced that they are intending to attempt to have some sort of season, but are holding off on registration for the time being.

Stittsville Minor Softball has opened up registration: Stittsville Softball - Powered bySportsSignUp Play

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Monday, February 01, 2021

2021 ISC World Tournament moving to Iowa

The International Softball Congress has announced that the 2021 ISC Men's World Tournament originally scheduled to be hosted in Kitchener in August will be moving to the Quad Cities, in Iowa.

More info here: ISC Announces 2021 ISC World Tournament to be held in Eldridge, IA | INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL CONGRESS (iscfastpitch.com)

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Ty Stofflet, lefty pitching legend, dead at 79

The International Softball Congress announced that left-handed fastball pitching legend Ty Stofflet has died at the age of 79.

Stofflet, a Pennsylvania native who played in events at Elkland, was renowned by some as the greatest lefty - and perhaps greatest overall pitcher - the game has ever seen.

More info here from the ISC page.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Former elite Indigenous fastball pitcher continues to enjoy the sport (Darren Zack)

 An article about about Darren Zack, Indigenous fastball pitching legend and ambassador of our game. (Hat tip to TC for the article link):

Sports Series: Former elite Indigenous fastball pitcher continues to enjoy the sport (anishinabeknews.ca)

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Leapin' Lou Nistico, dead at 67

 Lou Nistico has died at 67.

"Leapin' Lou" was born in Thunder Bay, but has lived in eastern Ontario for many years, most recently in the Vankleek Hill area. He was a professional hockey player in the World Hockey Association in the 70s and played three games in the NHL. Lou was a mainstay coaching and managing in the local Junior A hockey league for many seasons.

Lou was also a senior men's fastball player, including with Ottawa Turpin Pontiacs back in the hey dey of men's fastball when many pro hockey players also participated in the fastball circuit. 

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Scott Searle wins F.R. Feaver Award

 At the Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Amateur Softball Association, Orleans resident Scott Searle was named the winner of the F.R. Feaver Award.

This prestigious award is presented annually to a player, official or officer of any league or association, who in the opinion of the Feaver awards committee has made an outstanding contribution to the game of softball.

Scott has most certainly made an outstanding contribution through many different ways, but especially through his coaching in both the men's and women's game. He has coached at almost all levels, including at the ISC with Scarborough Force. I have had the pleasure of being on the field with Scott at youth clinics and he does a great job at engaging with kids and helping them learn skills while having fun.

Scott has a passion for the game like few others I have met, and has a great sense of humour, even if he does like occasionally making fun of bloggers.

Congrats to Scott, well earned. 

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Softball Canada looking at forming U18 Men's National team

Softball Canada is creating a U18 Men's Development Program for male athletes born in 2004-2006 who will be eligible for the 2021 WBSC Americas Qualifier and 2022 WBSC World Cup. Please complete the following information form to express your interest:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIhWPQEjyd4zdvCv37WslFGuFQTmf7XAO9tzbl1V2HHgbkUQ/viewform

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EOUA message re: Ted Metcalfe


A message on Facebook from the Eastern Ontario Umpires Association

 

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Long time men's fastball sponsor Jack Fireman dies

The was an announcement that long time men's fastball sponsor Jack Fireman died this weekend. A successful lawyer, he was the money behind the Toronto Gators - the nickname being short for "litigators".

Here is a write up on Twitter that gives an idea of the time, money and energy Mr. Fireman put into fastpitch softball: https://twitter.com/TorontoGators/status/1315336121501519872.

 

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Team White wins the Orleans Men's Fastball League


The Orleans Men's Fastball League just got their season completed on Thursday night before the Ontario Stage 2 regulations went back into effect in Ottawa (which would have prevented games from being played).

Team White won the A Championship Title with a 9-2 win over Team Orange. Andy Barber earned the win while Jeff Barber took the loss.

The B Championship saw Team Red win 5-3 over Team Blue.

Congratulations to Andy Barber for salvaging a Covid fastball season in the east end, and complying with City of Ottawa and Province of Ontario regulations to make it happen.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Brewers win Shawville league playoff title (now with photo)


The Trudeau Collision Brewers defeated the Gannon / Blackburn Electric Bucks in the Shawville Men's Fastpitch League playoff final on Saturday evening by a score of 8-2 to earn the title.

Joran Graham earned the win while Gregg Garrity, in his second game of the day, took the loss.

The Brewers put up eight runs in the first inning, sending 12 men to the plate. Ryan McIntyre had a bases loaded double which cashed two, while Chris Hearty hit a grand slam to help the cause. For the remainder of the game, Garrity shut down the Brewers. However, the Bucks were only able to score two runs in the top of the second, led by hits from Jared Murray and Ron Laronde.

The Bucks advanced to the finals by defeating the Tubman Autobody Twins 6-3 in the semi-final earlier in the day. Garrity earned the win while Adam Rueckwald took the loss.

The Bucks were led by Murray and Chad Costello who both hit solo homers, as well as Laronde who had a sacrifice fly and a double to account for two RBIs.

Congratulations to the Shawville R.A., especially Matt Greer, for putting on successful and enjoyable two month men's fastpitch season despite the pandemic restrictions in west Quebec.

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Monday, October 05, 2020

Orleans League regular season wraps up, one night left

The Orleans Men's Fastball League regular season wrapped up on Sunday. The final standings were:

1. Team White 4-1-1
2. Team Orange 3-2-1
3. Team Red 3-3-0
4. Team Blue 0-5-1

Chris MacFarlane and Brad Pender led the league in homers. Jeff Barber was named the season MVP.

The Playoffs will feature an A final and a B final, with Blue playing Red for the consolation at 7 pm and White facing Orange at 9 pm for the first even Orleans Men's Fastball League championship.

Expected starters in the A Final are Andy Barber for Team White and Jeff Barber for Team Orange.

For more on the league, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/297025021632705/

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Friday, October 02, 2020

Shawville league Thursday night results, Saturday final day set

The Shawville Men's Fastpitch League playoffs continued on Thursday night with two games at the R.A. Centre.

The first match of the night was the "winner - winner" game of the double elim playoffs, with the Brewers facing the Twins. The Brewers got out to an early 7-0 lead in the first and went on to a 9-0 rur rule shortened victory. Joran Graham earned the win while Adam Rueckwald took the loss. The Brewers advance directly to the League final.

The nightcap saw the "loser - loser" game with the Bucks edging the Athletics 4-2'. The Athletics were eliminated from the playoffs and the Bucks face the Twins at 3 pm on Saturday to see which team moves on the Final at 6 pm that night. Gregg Garrity was the winning pitcher while Matt Greer threw well in a losing effort.

The As got off to a 2-0 lead on a Greer RBI in the first and a later run scored by Greer on an error.

The Bucks halved the lead by captain Jared Murray solo shot to left field in the fifth.

The Bucks then scored three in top of what could be referred to as an event-filled seventh inning. The first run was on a bases loaded sacrifice fly RBI by Kaelan Ireland and a subsequent misplayed fly ball with two out gave them a 4-2 lead, which the Bucks kept despite the Athletics threatening in the bottom of the frame.

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