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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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Elkland tournaments for 2023

Elkland, PA will be hosting four men's fastpitch tournaments this upcoming season.  As always, you can contact Tournament Director, Bill Sherman at esabill30@yahoo.com or (607) 857-8128 for more information or to enter a team.





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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Carp Shootout coming in 2023

The same organizing committee which put together the Ontario Amateur Softball Association Boys U19 provincials in 2019 as well as the Softbal Canada Men's U23 Championship in 2022 presents the Carp Shootout, a Men's International Softball Congress level tournament this July 21-23 at the Carp Fairgrounds.

The committee hopes to attract several teams that intend to compete in Wisconsin at this year's ISC World tournament. See below for the poster and stay tuned as teams are confirmed for the event.



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Hugh Murray tribute night - February 4

 from Tony Riches

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League has reserved the party room at Local Heroes sports bar on Clyde Avenue (Merivale and Baseline, near the Queensway) in Nepean on Saturday February 4 from 7PM to close for a ballplayers gathering to celebrate Hugh Murray. The idea is for friends and teammates to reminisce and honour his memory with the approval and support of his family, some of which will be in attendance. At 8PM there will be a tribute, then a moment of silence and a toast. Also available will be a collection bowl so we can make a donation to the cancer society in Hugh's name.

This central location was chosen because Hugh also played in the Blackburn league as well as the GOFL, and their players are invited. As for the date, there are no NFL games and the NHL is on hiatus for its all star break.
Hugh was a longtime GCMFL member and absolute gentleman that spared actively and often for all teams that requested.

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U23 Men's Roster announced

Softball Canada has announced the list of the 16 athletes who will represent Canada at the Men's U23 World Baseball Softball Confederation U23 World Cup championship in Argentina in April.

The "core 11" has been named earlier this month, but today's announcement finalizes the roster.

Tyler Branchaud of Metcalfe is on the team. He plays in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League with the Manotick Brewers and his U20 club team is the Napanee Express.

Also on the team is Connor Brooks of Napanee, also of the U20 Napanee Express. Brooks has played some GOFL games with the Micksburg Twins.

Many of the players on the team were standout participants at the Softball Canada Men's U23 Championship in Carp this past summer.




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Monday, January 16, 2023

Go Fund Me online to support Easton Adams

 A "Go Fund Me" has been established to support Easton Adams, a three-year-old local cancer patient.

Easton is the son of Jordan Adams, a long-time local fastball player in Blackburn Men's Fastball League and formerly of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League.

For more information and to donate, visit the webpage: gofund.me/450a5ca7.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

NY Gremlins invitational coming to Elkland

The Men's major fastpitch circuit is back in Elkland, PA this summer with a five-team event on July 28-30. 



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Monday, January 09, 2023

Hugh Murray (obit added)

Hugh Murray of Algonquin (near Brockville) died yesterday from cancer-related complications. He was 60.

Hugh was a very avid and skilled fastpitch softball player. He played in at least four leagues in 2022, including the Blackburn Men's Fastball League, the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League, the North Leeds Men's Fastball League with Lyn Lightning, and the Greater Ottawa Fastball League with West Carleton Electric. He also enjoyed playing in the North Augusta Old Timers tournament.

Hugh played at the Legends 50+ level with the Waterdown Hammer this past season, including at the International Softball Congress event in Illinios. He played all over North America with various teams in tourneys throughout the years and had many friends through softball across the continent. He was also instrumental in getting Latino players in the Ottawa area involved in local leagues and tournaments.

Hugh was also a hockey player, participating in many leagues and tournaments each winter.

The onset of Hugh's illness was relatively quick. To quote the Caveman, "How can Hugh be dead, Dad? He was hitting bombs in August." 

Above all, Hugh was a kind person and a great guy. I know from personal experience, you could take a 15-hour road trip with him, and he would never tire of talking about softball, hockey, and his grandchildren's hockey and baseball exploits.

Condolences to Hugh's mom, children, grandchildren and extended family and friends on their loss. I'll post arrangement information once available.

UPDATE: Obituary, with arrangements added: Hugh Murray Obituary - Maitland, ON | Irvine Memorial - Funeral Homes - Crematorium - Cemetery | Brockville (irvinefuneralhome.com)

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Napanee to host men's tournament May 19-21

The AFW Men's open fastpitch softball tournament will be held May 19-21 at the Napanee Fairgrounds. Entry fee is $600. Open to Men's, U23 and U20 teams. The winner will gain a berth at the ISC World Tournament. Canteen and BBQ onsite.


Contacts:
Ryan Reynolds, napexpressu19{at}gmail.com or 613-453-8224
Cory Brooks, brookscory8{at}gmail.com or 613-453-2018

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

GOFL All-Stars 2022

Better late than never - here are the Greater Ottawa Fastball League all-star teams for 2022, based on voting by team representatives.

1st Team All-Stars

Pitcher: Joran Graham, Micksburg
Catcher: Brad Pender, Kars **unanimous choice
First Base: Cole Hodges, Osgoode
Second Base: Matt McIntyre, Micksburg
Third Base: Jared Steege, Micksburg
Shortstop: Nick Ellis, Kars
Outfield: Dennis McCleary, Quyon; Chris MacFarlane, Manotick; Tyler Branchaud, Manotick
Designated Player: Cory Alkerton, Kars

2nd Team All-Stars

Pitcher: Luc D’Entremont, Manotick
Catcher: Shawn Laframboise, Quyon
First Base: Danny Powers, Kars
Second Base: Kristian Knapp, Kars
Third Base: Steve McCord, Quyon
Shortstop: Andy McIntyre, Micksburg
Outfield: Jeff Barber, Orleans; Matt Healey, Orleans; Quinton Rook, Micksburg
Designated Player: Nick Armitage, Quyon

The winner of the Tim Craig Memorial Award as the league's top utility player is Matt Greer of Quyon.


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Sunday, December 04, 2022

Canada in Gold Medal Game at WBSC World Cup - Update: they won silver

Team Canada will play Australia for the gold medal at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Men's World Cup in New Zealand tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Both the Canadians and the Aussie Steelers have only lost one game all tournament. Canada lost to Argentina, which is playing the bronze medal game versus the United States. The Aussies have lost to Canada.

Canada defeated Cuba last night 2-0, with Sean Cleary perfect through 26 batters before giving up a walk and a hit. Australia upset Argentina 2-0 last night to earn a spot in the gold medal game.

Both bronze medal game (7 p.m. start EST) and the gold medal game will be streamed (subscription fee required) at the GameTime website.

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Update: Canada won the silver medal, falling 5-2 from Australia. Info here

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Thursday, December 01, 2022

Kars Aces Champions! (In 1953)

This beauty was found on Facebook, courtesy of the Rideau Township Historic Society, and sent on by Riley Dunbar.


Kars Aces - Carleton Softball League Champions - 1953



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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

GOFL regular season and playoff home run hitters

 Here are the home run hitters in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League for 2022.




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GOFL regular season and playoff pitching stats

Here are the pitching appearances and decisions in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League for 2022 both regular season and playoffs. 







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Monday, November 21, 2022

Noah Fleurie wins OASA Scholarship

Each year the Ontario Amateur Softball Association awards scholarships to post-secondary students. Among the three winners this year was Noah Fleurie of Eganville. 

Noah plays in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League for the Micksburg Twins and he pitched U20 OASA ball last summer for the Provincial B champions Westport Storm.

Prior to this year, the most recent winner from our area was Dan Jessiman of Stittsville who won in 2000.

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Monday, October 17, 2022

The last out of the season

Joran Graham gets his 20th strikeout in the top of the seventh of game three of the GOFL Finals, the last out of the ball season in Eastern Ontario and West Quebec this year.

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

I4C Cup presentation

The I4C Consulting Cup is presented on Friday night to Paul Griffith of the Micksburg Twins, Greater Ottawa Fastball League 2022 Champions.

Photo courtesy of the Eganville Leader



 


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Video highlights from Friday

Your TV Ottawa Valley was on hand Friday night and captured some video highlights from Game 3 of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League final in Micksburg. 

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Micksburg fans don't mind the cold....

Last night's Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff game in Micksburg had a great crowd out, despite the temperatures of about 2 degrees Celsius by the time we got to the seventh inning.

Excellent to see the interest in our game.





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Micksburg wins GOFL championship

The Micksburg Twins defeated the Kars Aces 5-1 on Friday night in a chilly game in Micksburg to win the best-of-three Greater Ottawa Fastball League championship series two games to one.

The Twins have won every GOFL playoff championship that's been held since 2016 with the exception of 2018 (Quyon Flyers). Given in 2020 there was no season due to COVID, that's three in a row and five of the last six. The Twins also won their first title in 2013.

Despite the frosty temperatures, a good crowd was in attendance with approximately 125 fans on hand, including not just locals but many who made the trip from several kilometres away.

Joran Graham earned the win, allowing only two hits - the first two batters of the game - and striking out an incredible 20 batters. Brad Porter took the loss; he gave up nine hits and struck out eight, allowing three earned runs.

Kars got on the board first with Brad Pender leading off the game with a single and scoring on a Kristian Knapp double.

The Twins responded in the bottom of the first frame. Matt McIntyre walked with one out, Graham singled and Scott Conroy's RBI single scored McIntyre. An infield error then allowed Graham to score.

The Aces threatened in the top of the third when both Chad Milne and Pender reached base on defensive miscues. However, Graham got out of the jam with three straight Ks.

Micksburg got their next three runs in the fourth. John Enright dropped a bunt single and was moved to second on a Ryan McIntyre sacrifice bunt. Paul Griffith then doubled, his second hit of the game, to drive in Enright. After Quinton Rook reached on an infield error, Matt McIntyre doubled to score Griffith and Rook.

Graham retired the next nine batters in a row (a fly out and eight strike outs) to seal the championship win.


Micksburg Twins, 2022 GOFL Champions 
Jared Steege, Joran Graham, Paul Griffith, Nolan Costello, Scott Conroy, Nolan Rook, Noah Fleurie, Quinton Rook 

Ryan McIntyre, Joe Mick, Matt McIntyre, John Enright, Jamey Mick, Andy McIntyre

Kars Aces, 2022 GOFL Finalists 

Nick Ellis, Brad Porter, Matt Alkerton, Brad Pender, Danny Powers, Dylan Toms 

Cory Morrison, Brady Hamilton, Cory Alkerton, Chad Milne, Kristian Knapp 

Play by play 

Umpires: Marc Beaulne (plate), Dave Herbst (first), Gord Atchison (second), Gary Findley (third)

Kars lineup: Brad Pender c, Kristian Knapp 2b, Nick Ellis ss, Dylan Toms rf, Danny Powers 1b, Matt Alkerton cf, Brady Hamilton lf, Cory Morrison dp, Chad Milne 3b, Brad Porter p / flex

Micksburg lineup: Quinton Rook cf, Matt McIntyre ss, Joran Graham p, Scott Conroy lf, Jared Steege 3b, Joe Mick c, John Enright rf, Ryan McIntyre 2b, Paul Griffith 1b

Top 1st Kars

Pender single to rf; Knapp double to cf, Pender scores, RBI; Ellis strike out; Toms strike out; Knapp steals third; Powers strike out. 

1 run 2 hits 0 errors 1 LOB

Bottom 1st Micksburg 

Rook strike out; M. McIntyre walk; Graham single to cf, M. McIntyre to 2nd; Conroy single to rf, M. McIntyre scores, RBI, Graham to 3rd; Steege fly out to cf; Mick reaches 1st on E4, Graham scores, Conroy to 3rd; Enright strike out.

2 runs 2 hits 1 error 2 LOB

Top 2nd Kars

M. Alkerton strike out; Hamilton strike out; Morrison strike out. 

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom 2nd Micksburg 

R. McIntyre strike out; Griffith single to cf, Nolan Costello pinch run; Rook walk, Costello to 2nd; M.McIntyre reaches on fielder's choice, Costello out ss to 3b, Rook to 2nd; Graham pop up to 2b.

0 runs 1 hit 0 erros 2 LOB

Top 3rd Kars

Griffith re-enters at 1b.

Milne reaches 3rd on E7; Pender reaches 1st on E3; Pender to 2nd on defensive indifference; Knapp strike out; Ellis strike out; Toms strike out. 

0 runs 0 hits 2 errors 2 LOB

Bottom 3rd Micksburg 

Conroy strike out; Steege fly out to cf; Mick strike out. 

0 runs 0 hits 0 erros 0 LOB

Top 4th Kars

Powers strike out; M. Alkerton strike out; Hamilton strike out.

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom 4th Micksburg 

Enright bunt single; R. McIntyre sacrifice bunt p to 1b; Griffith double to cf, Enright scores, RBI; Rook reaches 1st on E6, Griffith to 3rd; M. McIntyre double to lf/cf, Griffith scores, Rook scores, 2 RBI; Graham strike out; Conroy ground out 2b to 1b.

3 runs 3 hits 1 error 1 LOB

Top 5th Kars

Morrison strike out; Milne strike out; Pender strike out. 

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom 5th Micksburg 

Steege pop out to ss; Mick strike out; Enright reaches 2nd on E9; R. McIntyre infield single, Enright to 3rd; Griffith strike out.

0 runs 1 hit 1 error 2 LOB

Top 6th Kars

Knapp fly out to lf; Ellis strike out; Cory Alkerton pinch hit, strike out.

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom 6th Micksburg 

C. Alkerton to rf.

Rook single to lf; M.McIntyre single to lf, Rook out lf to 3b, M. McIntyre to 2nd on throw; Graham walk, Noah Fleurie to pinch run; Conroy reaches on fielder's choice, Fleurie out 2b to ss, M. McIntyre to third; Steege fly out to lf.

0 runs 2 hits 0 erros 2 LOB

Top 7th Kars 

Graham re-enters at p.

Powers strike out; M. Alkerton strike out; Hamilton strike out

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

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Friday, October 14, 2022

GOFL Finals results

The schedule for the best of three playoff finals for the Greater Ottawa Fastball League.

Game 1: Kars 9 Micksburg 1 (October 6)

Game 2: Micksburg Twins 11 Kars Aces 0 (October 12)

Game 3: Micksburg Twins 5 Kars Aces 1 (October 14)

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Thanks for reading

I haven't checked the analytics thingy for the Blog lately, but I did tonight.

Turns out this site has 16,719 page views since September 1st. There have been about 122,000 page views in the past year. Since I started this site there has been, as of this exact moment of writing, 1,294,309 page views. Remarkable.

I've been at this blogging thing a long time. So long in fact that the 6 year old Fitzroy Junior and the 4 year old Caveman described in this post from 2009 about their 5 pitch league now play in the GOFL with me.

It's a fair bit of work, and my revenue level is low (as in $0), but it's gratifying that people actually still read the Blog. I appreciate the information, stories and photos sent my way and the people that take time to tell me they read it when they see me at the diamond or elsewhere.

If you have a favourite post from the past, let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading. 


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Pembroke Observer article on Game 2 of the GOFL final

An article in the Pembroke Observer about game two results and upcoming game three of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff final.

Fastball championship will be decided Friday night in Micksburg   | Pembroke Observer

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Lynn Dewan obituary

Lynn Dewan of Osgoode died on October 6. Mr. Dewan was a fan of fastpitch softball and spent many nights watching Greater Ottawa Fastball League games at the Manotick diamond.

Condolences to his family and friends.

https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/lynn-dewan-1086407193


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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Micksburg evens series with 11-0 win over Kars

The Micksburg Twins evened the best-of-three Greater Ottawa Fastball League series in Manotick on Thursday night at a game apiece with a 11-0 win over the Kars Aces on a beautiful October night in front of about 50 fans, several of whom made the trip from the Upper Ottawa Valley.

After losing at home 9-1 last week, the Twins put up a big win setting up a decisive game three for the I4C Consulting Cup on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Micksburg. 

So far this year's series is in stark contrast to the 2019 GOFL final which saw Micksburg defeat Kars two games to one in which every game in the series finished with a score 1-0.

Joran Graham earned the win tonight, allowing only two hits and striking out 17. Brad Porter took the loss for the Aces.

Micksburg scored three in the second inning. Joe Mick hit a solo homer to right-centre field, followed later in the inning by a two RBI double by Matt McIntyre scoring Paul Griffith and Quinton Rook who had both singled.

The Twins got another run in the fourth on an RBI infield single by Ryan McIntyre, driving in Jared Steege who had singled and move to third on a Mick single.

The visitors put together a seven-run inning in the top of the final frame to seal the victory. Griffith singled down the right field line (his second hit of the night) to lead off the inning and Nolan Rook went in to pinch run. That was followed by a Quinton Rook infield single. Matt McIntyre singled to left field for his third RBI of the night, followed by a Graham single to left. After a pop up, Steege singled to right field for an RBI. When Mick walked, the bases were loaded. John Enright then mashed a grand slam homer to right field to put the Twins up 11-0.

Graham struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to close the game.

A good crowd is anticipated Friday night in the 'Burg for the final fastball game of the season in Eastern Ontario to decide the GOFL champions for 2022.

Joran Graham gets set to pitch while Jared Steege patrols third base and umpire Marc Beaulne looks on

Play by play

Umpires
Plate: Dave Herbst
First: Dan Seguin
Third: Marc Beaulne

Micksburg line up: Quinton Rook cf, Matt McIntyre 2b, Joran Graham p, Scott Conroy lf, Jared Steege 3b, Joe Mick c, John Enright rf, Ryan McIntyre 2b, Paul Griffith 1b. Spares: Nolan Rook, Noah Fleurie, Jamey Mick (coach), Andy McIntyre (scorekeeper)

Kars line up: Brad Pender c, Kristian Knapp 2b, Nick Ellis ss, Dylan Toms 3b, Danny Powers 1b, Matt Alkerton cf, Brady Hamilton lf, Cory Morrison rf, Chad Milne dp, Brad Porter p / flex

Top of 1st for Micksburg 

Quinton Rook - Strike out looking
Matt McIntyre - ground out ss to 1b
Joran Graham - single to lf
Scott Conroy - single to cf, Graham to third
Jared Steege - strike out swinging

0 runs 2 hits 0 errors 2 LOB

Bottom 1st for Kars

Brad Pender - single to lf
Kristian Knapp - Pender out for lead off attempting to steal; Knapp strike out looking
Nick Ellis - strike out swinging

0 runs 1 hit 0 errors 0 LOB

Top of 2nd for Micksburg 

Joseph Mick - solo HR to cf, RBI
John Enright - strike out swinging
Ryan McIntyre - strike out looking
Paul Griffith - single to rf
Quinton Rook - single to cf, Griffith to third, Q. Rook to second on throw
Matt McIntyre - double to left centre gap, Griffith scores, Q. Rook scores, 2 RBI
Joran Graham pop out to 2b

3 runs 4 hits 0 errors 1 LOB

Bottom of 2nd for Kars

Dylan Toms strike out looking
Danny Powers strike out looking 
Matt Alkerton strike out looking

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Top of 3rd for Micksburg 

Scott Conroy ground out ss to 1b
Jared Steege ground out 2b to 1b
Joe Mick strike out swinging

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom of 3rd for Kars

Brady Hamilton strike out swinging
Cory Morrison single to cf
Chad Milne strike out looking 
Brad Pender strike out looking

0 runs 1 hit 0 errors 1 LOB

Top of 4th for Micksburg 

John Enright strike out looking
Ryan McIntyre strike out swinging 
Paul Griffith ground out 1b unassisted

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom of 4th for Kars

Kristian Knapp ground out p to 1b
Nick Ellis strike out looking
Dylan Toms strike out looking 

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Top of 5th for Micksburg 

Quinton Rook strike out swinging
Matt McIntyre pop up to 1b
Joran Graham strike out looking

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Bottom of 5th for Kars

Danny Powers walk
Matt Alkerton; Powers to second on wild pitch; Powers thrown out at third stealing; Alkerton strike out looking
Brady Hamilton strike out looking

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Top of 6th for Micksburg

Scott Conroy strike out looking
Jared Steege single to rf
Joe Mick single to lf, Steege to third, Mick to second on throw
John Enright pop up to 2b, goes in to run for Mick on 2 out catcher
Ryan McIntyre infield single, Steege scores, RBI, Enright thrown out at third ss to 3b

1 run 3 hits 0 errors 1 LOB

Bottom of 6th for Kars

Cory Morrison ground out to 1b unassisted
Chad Milne strike out swinging
Brad Pender walk
Kristian Knapp; Pender to second on wild pitch; Pender to third on wild pitch; Knapp strike out looking

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 1 LOB

Top of 7th for Micksburg 

Paul Griffith single to rf, Nolan Rook to pinch run
Quinton Rook infield single, N. Rook to second
Matt McIntyre single to lf, N. Rook scores, RBI
Joran Graham single to lf, Q. Rook scores, RBI, Noah Fleurie to pinch run
Scott Conroy foul pop to 1b
Jared Steege single to rf, M. McIntyre scores, RBI , Fleurie to second
Joe Mick; Fleurie to third, Steege to second on wild pitch; Mick walks
John Enright grand slam HR, Fleurie scores, Steege scores, Mick scores, 4RBIs
Ryan McIntyre lines to cf
Nolan Rook ground out ss to 1b

7 runs 6 hits 0 error 0 LOB

Bottom of 7th for Kars

Graham re-enters for Fleurie at p
Nick Ellis strike out swinging
Dylan Toms strike out swinging
Danny Powers strike out swinging 

0 runs 0 hits 0 errors 0 LOB

Micksburg 11 runs on 15 hits, no errors, 4 left on base
Kars 0 runs on 2 hits, no errors, 2 left on base

Pitching
Joran Graham, WIN, 7IP, 0R, 0ER, 2H, 17K, 2BB
Brad Porter LOSS 7IP, 11R, 11ER, 15H, 10K, 1BB

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Game 2 of GOFL final tonight

The second game of the best of three Greater Ottawa Fastball League final is scheduled for tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. at the Manotick Arena diamond with the Kars Aces hosting the Micksburg Twins.

The I4C Consulting Cup will be at the park as the Aces win game one up in the Burg last week and look tonight to win their first title since 2012, while the Twins look to force a third game. The Twins have won the previous two GOFL titles and four of the past five championships.

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Vance's Service Centre wins the Glen (with players' names)

Vance's Service Centre won the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League sweeping the best of three playoff final series on Tuesday night with a 6-2 win over Micksburg / Kool Vent Heat.

Luc D'Entremont earned the pitching win while John Enright took the loss.

Back row: Warren Fisher, Tommy Hay, Jordan Hansen, Evan Belshaw, Brendan Cowan, Kyle McGuire. 

Front row: Vince Pennock,Jeff Heika, Andrew Yates, Corey Bainerman, Spencer Lee and Luc d’Entremont


Saturday, October 08, 2022

Los Caballos win Blackburn title (now with players' names)

After forcing the "if necessary" game in the Blackburn Men's Fastball League double knockout playoff bracket on Tuesday, Los Caballos won the title with a 5-0 victory over Chips N Dip on Thursday night.

Will Lowe earned the win while Jeff Barber took the loss. 

Wilmer Lovera had a three run homer, and Lowe hit a solo shot.

¡Caballos campeón!


Yefry Castillo, Moises Del Corral, Juan Morales, Fredyan Carpio, Jonady Nuñez, Pedro Lopez, Oxalc Lovera 

Felipe Morales, Wilmer Lovera, Luis Anguas, Elvin Gomez, Will Lowe

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Friday, October 07, 2022

Glen Cairn finals game 2 on Tuesday

The second game of the best of three Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League finals between Vance's Service Centre and Micksburg / Kool Vent Heat will be Tuesday October 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the AY Jackson diamond. 

VSC won game one to lead the series.

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Joe Mick named MVP of Napanee U20

Joe Mick, of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League's Mickburg Twins, was named Most Valuable Player of his U20 team, the Napanee Express.

The coaching staff of the Express, a team which finished second at the U20 Canadians this year, noted the following:

This years AFW u20 Midget Express has had the honour of having this young athlete join us in 2021. He is one of many hard working athletes that we have had the privilege to coach this year!

This young man is one of the best! He works hard and pushes all his team mates to do the same. When he’s not playing, he is the loudest most influential players we have on the bench. His role as a team mate is second to none. What he showed our community this year was inspiring and unbelievable. This player is the true definition of a team player on and off the field.
He takes the time to chat with every young player that has questions for him. Even spends some time still in his gear to catch, a few up and coming pitchers. Joe Mick (Jean Jacket Joe) is our MVP this year. Hard work pays off Joe! Joe ages out this year and will be truly missed! 

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Aces win game one in GOFL final - with further details

The Kars Aces won the first game of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League best of three final series 9-1 on the road Thursday night against the Micksburg Twins in front of a good crowd. The game ended after six due to the run ahead rule.

Brad Porter (5 hits, 11 Ks) earned the win and Joran Graham took the loss, also striking out 11.

Kristian Knapp hit a two run homer and had another RBI, while Nick Ellis also had a two run homer for Kars. Brad Pender was 2 for 3 with 4 RBIs and a sacrifice fly for the Aces.

Matt McIntrye was was 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI for the Twins.

Game two is scheduled for Wednesday October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Manotick. 

Crowd at Game 1 - photo credit Jamie Bramburger

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Batter by batter breakdown of Game 1.

Top 1st for Kars
Brad Pender, struck out
Kristian Knapp, doubled
Nick Ellis, ground out pitcher to 1b
Danny Powers, wild pitch Knapp to third, walk
Matt Alkerton, struck out

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 left on base

Bottom 1st for Micksburg
Quinton Rook, popped out to 2b
Matt McIntyre, doubled
Joran Graham, ground out pitcher to 1b, McIntyre to 3rd
Scott Conroy, struck out

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on base

Top 2nd for Kars
Brady Hamilton, struck out
Cory Morrison, singled
Chad Milne, doubled
Brad Porter, struck out
Brad Pender, doubled, 2RBIs, scored Morrison and Milne
Kristian Knapp, singled, RBI, scored Pender
Nick Ellis, Knapp steals second, struck out

3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on base

Bottom 2nd for Micksburg
Jared Steege, flew out to centrefield
Joe Mick, struck out, put out catcher to 1b
John Enright, struck out

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on base

Top 3rd for Kars
Danny Powers, struck out
Matt Alkerton, grounded out 3b to 1b
Brady Hamilton, struck out

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on base

Bottom 3rd for Micksburg
Ryan McIntyre, struck out
Paul Griffith, struck out
Quinton Rook, doubled, moved to third on error by centrefielder
Matt McIntyre, doubled, RBI, scored Rook
Joran Graham, struck out

1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 left on base

Top 4th for Kars
Cory Morrison, moves to second on error by rightfielder
Chad Milne, hit by pitch
Brad Porter, sacrifice bunt 1b unassisted, Morrison to third, Milne to second
Brad Pender, sacrifice fly to RF, RBI, Morrison scored
Kristian Knapp, home run, 2RBI, Milne scored, Knapp scored
Nick Ellis, struck out

3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 left on base

Bottom 4th for Micksburg
Scott Conroy, singled
Jared Steege, singled, Conroy to second
Joe Mick, struck out
John Enright, struck out
Ryan McIntyre, struck out

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on base

Top 5th for Kars
Danny Powers, struck out
Matt Alkerton, struck out
Brady Hamilton, singled
Cory Morrison, Hamilton steals second, struck out

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on base

Bottom 5th for Micksburg
Paul Griffith, struck out
Quinton Rook, flew out to rightfielder
Matt McIntyre, lined out to 2b

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on base

Top 6th for Kars
Chad Milne, walk
Brad Porter, sacrifice bunt out 1b unassisted, Milne to second
Brad Pender, singled, RBI, Milne scored
Kristian Knapp, grounded out 1b unassisted
Nick Ellis, home run, 2RBI, Pender scored, Ellis scored
Danny Powers, popped up to 2b

3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on base

Bottom 6th for Micksburg
Joran Graham, popped out to 1b
Scott Conroy, struck out
Jared Steege, flew out to centrefield

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on base

Game over based on run ahead rule.


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Media coverage of the GOFL Finals game one

An article in the Pembroke Observer from Jamie Bramburger about game one of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League finals in Micksburg last night.

Kars Aces dominate game one of fastball final over Micksburg Twins | Pembroke Observer

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Thursday, October 06, 2022

Game one of the GOFL final in Micksburg on Thursday night

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League Finals get started tonight (Thursday October 6) with game one of best of three series.

The Kars Aces, who defeated the Manotick Brewers in the East Final will make the trip up to Micksburg to play the Twins, who defeated the Quyon Flyers in the West Final. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Games two and three (if necessary) are still to be scheduled.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2022

VSC wins first game of Glen final

Vance's Service Centre overcame a 4-0 deficit on Tuesday night to defeat Micksburg/Kool Vent Heat 5-4 to win the first game of the best of three playoff final in the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League.

Luc D'Entremont had the win and John Enright took the loss.

Game 2 is scheduled for Tuesday October 11 at 7:30 p.m. 

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Blackburn playoffs going to the "if" game

The Blackburn Men's Fastball League double knockout playoff bracket final Tuesday night saw Los Caballos edge Chips N Dip 3-2 to force the "if necessary" game.

Will Lowe earned the win while Jeff Barber took the loss.

The final game of the Blackburn season is scheduled for Thursday October 6 at 7 p.m. at the Arena diamond.

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GOFL playoff update October 4

GOFL playoff semi-final scores recorded below.

GOFL East Division Final

Game 1: Manotick Brewers 2 Kars Aces 0 (September 7)
Game 2: Kars Aces 4 Manotick Brewers 3 (September 14)
Game 3: Kars Aces 4 Manotick Brewers 2 (October 3)

GOFL West Division Final

Game 1: Micksburg 9 Quyon 1 (September 8)
Game 2: Micksburg Twins 3 Quyon Flyers 2 - nine innings (September 14)

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Monday, October 03, 2022

Kars advances to GOFL Final

The Kars Aces advanced to the Greater Ottawa Fastball League final with a 4-2 win on Monday night over the Manotick Brewers in the deciding Game 3 of the East Division final.

Brad Porter earned the win, while Luc D'Entremont took the loss.

Manotick took a 2-0 lead in the first.  Chris MacFarlane drove in Ty Branchaud and Ryan Clare who had both singled.

Kars tied things at 2-2 in the top of the third when Nick Ellis had a 2 RBI inside the park homer.

The score remained tied until the fifth when Ellis drove in another two runs.

Manotick threatened in the bottom of the seventh with one on and one out, but a game ending double play sealed the win for the Aces.

Game one of the final is scheduled for Thursday October 6 with the Micksburg Twins hosting the Aces at 7:30 p.m.

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Glen Cairn final series starts Tuesday

The best of three final series for the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League gets started tomorrow (Tuesday October 4) at 7:30 p.m. at the A.Y. Jackson diamond.

Vance's Service Centre will be facing Micksburg / Kool Vent Heat to determine the Glen playoff champion.

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Sunday, October 02, 2022

Los Caballos advance to Blackburn Final

Los Caballos win the Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoff semi-final game 12-2 over the Blue Jays on Sunday night.

Will Lowe earned the win. Andy Barber started the game for the Jays but had to leave early due to injury and Ted Easterman finished.

Los Caballos advance to the Final against Chips N Dip at 7 p.m. on Tuesday October 4.

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Women's softball this weekend

The Ontario University Softball league has several games on tap this weekend for fans to watch.

On Friday September 30, the Carleton Ravens will host the Ottawa GeeGees at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Kars Recreation Centre diamond.

Saturday October 1 will see the Ravens hosting the York Lions at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Kars, while the GeeGees will host Queen's Gaels at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Carp Fairgrounds.

Sunday October 2nd has the GeeGees hosting the Lions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Carp while the Ravens host the Gaels at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Kars. 

Queen's currently leads the East division with a 8-1 record, while York is 5-3, Carleton is 0-4 and Ottawa is 3-4.

For more info visit https://ontariouniversitysoftball.ca/.


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Three teams remain in Blackburn playoffs

There are three teams remaining in the Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoffs after the Blue Jays eliminated the Rogues 3-0 on Thursday night. Andy Barber had the win and Matt Cox took the loss.

The Jays advance to the semi-final game schedule for Sunday October 2 at 6 p.m. The winner of that game will face Chips N Dip in the Final, scheduled for Tuesday October 4 at 7 p.m. All games are at the Blackburn Arena diamond.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Glen Cairn finals now set

The Wednesday night games in the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League have now determined the playoff finalists.

In the early game, Vance's Service Centre defeated KookiJar 3-0 in the deciding game three of their semi-final. Luc D'Entremont earned the win, tossing a one hitter, while Kyle Olson threw well despite taking the loss.

The late game saw Micksburg / Kool Vent Heat come back from a 4-0 deficit to edge West End Landscapes 6-5 with a walk off run in the bottom of the seventh. John Enright was the winning pitcher and Matt McKay took the loss. Joe Mick hit a homer for Kool Vent and Zach Branchaud hit the walk off RBI.

Vance's will now face Micksburg in the Glen playoff final best of three series.

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Blackburn league Sunday results - Chips N Dip move the Final (updated)

Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoff results from Sunday: Chips N Dip defeated Los Caballos 10-1 in the undefeated game. Jeff Barber earned the win while Will Lowe took the loss. CnD advance directly to the BMFL Final, while Los Caballos move down to the losers' bracket.

In the losers' bracket site, the Blue Jays eliminated the Bandits with a 4-0. The Jays will now play the Rogues on Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Thursday at 8 p.m.

Playoff bracket available here: Blackburn Men's Fastball League (bmfl.ca)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Athletics win Shawville title

The Bristolview Enterprises Athletics won the Shawville Men's Fastpitch League playoff title on Tuesday night with a 2-0 victory over the Trudeau Collision Brewers in the championship game. 

Matt Greer was the winning pitcher, throwing a two hitter. Adam Rueckwald took the loss, only allowing five hits.

Luke Young and Greer hit back to back solo homers in the third inning for the game's only runs. Greer had another single later in the game. Cade Kuehl and Kayser Lavigne also had hits for the Athletics.

The Brewers' only hits came from Jeff Tanguay in the first and Gabe Brown in the fifth.

The Athletics completed an undefeated season in both regular season and sweeping the double knockout playoff bracket.


Back row: Marc "Kayser" Lavigne, Matt Greer, Luke Young, Nick Armitage, Ralph Horner

Front row: Jean-Michel Landry, Cade Kuehl, Hunter Beauregard, Hunter Hitz.

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GOFL game in Manotick postponed

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League East Divison Final deciding game three was postponed on Tuesday night in Manotick due to poor field conditions. 

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Glen Cairn Monday night results

In the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League playoff semi-final action on Monday night, Kooki Jar beat Vance's Service Centre to force a deciding game three of their semi-final. That will be played Wednesday September 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Micksburg/ Kool Vent Heat beat West End Landscapes 6-4 to take a one game lead in their best of three semi-final. Game two will be Wednesday September 28 at 8:30 p.m.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Brewers advance to play Athletics in Shawville league final

The Brewers defeated the Royals 4-0 in the Shawville Men's Fastpitch League semi-final on Monday night.

Adam Rueckwald earned the win, allowing only four hits in the shutout. Trevor Lahey took the loss.

Todd Hearty, Adam Brown, and Gabe Brown were all 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Brewers. Hearty also scored from third on a wild pitch.

The Brewers advance to the single game Final on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the undefeated Athletics.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Bren Electric repeat as Harbour Ball Playoff Champs

Game three of the Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League playoff finals was halted in the third inning on Wednesday with the score 13-10 in favour of Bren Electric over Baird Carpentry.

The game picked up where it left off on Sunday afternoon. The Electricians added a run in the sixth, and that was all of the scoring today, with the game ending 14-10.

Adam Rueckwald and Mitch Taylor were the pitchers for Bren, while Ryland Hill and Rory Burns threw for the Carpenters. Bren were also Harbour Ball playoff champs in 2021.


Back row: Adam Rueckwald, Josh Hemphill, Mitch Taylor (captain), Kevin Bisch, Ryan Conners, Darren Mayhew, Blake Valiquette
Front row: Denis Hill, Todd Clouthier, Brendan Coker (sponsor), Les McLeod
Missing: Andrew McNair, Blair Foley


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Blackburn on Thursday (updated again)

Word from Blackburn playoffs on Thursday is that the Blue Jays eliminated Goodfellows 8-1 with Andy Barber getting the win and Matt McKay the loss. 

As well, the Rogues eliminated the Bytek Braves 12-1. Matt Cox had the win for the Rogues and Nick Bowman took the loss. Jefferson Roman had a grand slam and Jose Sandoval hit a solo shot as well for the Rogues.

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Sunday in Blackburn

The undefeated game in the Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoff bracket will be played Sunday night at 7 p.m. as Los Caballos play Chips N Dip with a direct trip to the Final on the line, scheduled for next Sunday at 7 p.m. Expected starters are Will Lowe for Los Caballos and Jeff Barber for CnD.

Then at 8 p.m. the Blue Jays will play the Bandits in a losers' bracket game. The winner of that will play the Rogues on Tuesday at 7 p.m., the loser is eliminated. 

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Harbour Ball to wrap up Sunday

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League final game three was halted due to rain with Bren Electric leading Baird Carpentry 13-10 in the third inning.

The game will continue 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and the Harbour Ball champion will be crowned.

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Glen Cairn playoffs next week

The best of three semi-final series for the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League continue next week.

Monday:

630pm - Vances Service Centre @ Kookijar (game 2)

830pm - Mickburg @ West End Landscapes (game 1)


Wednesday:

630pm - Kookijar @ VSC (game 3 if needed)

830pm - WEL @ Micksburg (game 2)

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Annual GOFL history lesson

Once again, a yearly tradition (except for 2020) - blog readers' annual history lesson on the GOFL. The Greater Ottawa Fastball League and its predecessor, the Kemptville Men's Fastball League have been around since 2000.

Here are the past winners/finalists, as well as the league teams and franchise histories.

Past winners / finalists

2000 Dolco defeated Macton (3-0, best of five)
2001 Macton defeated D.T.I. (3-1)
2002 Lomor defeated Macton (3-0)
2003 Team Easton defeated Macton (1 game final, 8 innings)
2004 Team Easton defeated West Carleton (3-1)
2005 Team Easton defeated Stittsville (3-1)
2006 Team Easton defeated Stittsville (3-1)
2007 Team Easton defeated West Carleton (3-0)
2008 Stittsville defeated Team Easton (3-1)
2009 Stittsville defeated Quyon (3-2)
2010 Kars defeated Quyon (2-0, series shortened to best of three)
2011 Kars defeated Quyon (Final Weekend Showdown tournament format)
2012 Kars defeated Quyon (FWS tournament format)
2013 Micksburg defeated Kars (FWS tournament format)
2014 I4C Victory defeated Micksburg (FWS tournament format)
2015 I4C Victory defeated Micksburg (2-0, best of three)
2016 Micksburg defeated Kars (Final Four format)
2017 Micksburg defeated West Carleton (Final Four format)
2018 Quyon defeated Kars (Final Four format)
2019 Micksburg defeated Kars (2-1, best of three)
2020 No league - COVID
2021 Micksburg defeated Orleans (COVID double knockout bracket)

League Composition

2000 - 6 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kemptville D.T.I.
Stittsville 56ers
Kemptville Dolco Printing
Kemptville Thunder Juniors
Kanata Pirates Juniors

2001 - 5 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kemptville D.T.I.
Stittsville 56ers
Kemptville Dolco Printing
Kanata Pirates Juniors

2002 - 4 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kemptville Team Easton (formerly D.T.I.)
Stittsville 56ers
Kemptville Lomor Printers (formerly Dolco Printing)

2003 - 4 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kemptville Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Kemptville Lomor Printers

2004 - 5 teams
Kemptville Macton Muckdogs
Kanata Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric

2005 - 4 teams
Kanata Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric

2006 - 6 teams
Kanata Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz

2007 - 8 teams
Ottawa Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers
Orleans Gators

2008 - 9 teams
Ottawa Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers
Orleans Gators
Greely DNTW Eagles

2009 - 9 teams
Ottawa Team Easton
Stittsville 56ers
Manotick Lomor Printers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers
Orleans Gators
Greely DNTW Eagles

2010 - 8 teams
Kars Aces (formerly Team Easton)
Stittsville 56ers
Barrhaven Broadway Blues (formerly Lomor Printers)
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers
North Gower Marlboroughs (formerly Greely Eagles)

2011 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Barrhaven Broadway Blues
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Taylor's Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers

2012 - 7 team
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Barrhaven Broadway Blues
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Ottawa Taylor's Blitz
Quyon Combat Flyers

2013 - 8 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Barrhaven Broadway Blues
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Carp I4C Victory
Manotick Taylor's Blitz (changed name to Manotick)
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins

2014 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory (home diamond moved to Manotick)|
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Kanata Pirates

2015 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Ottawa Valley As

2016 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Ottawa Valley As

2017 - 7 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Ottawa Valley As

2018 - 7 teams + 1 affiliated team
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Ottawa Valley As
Kemptville Black Sox (affiliate team)

2019 - 9 teams
Kars Aces
Stittsville 56ers
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
I4C Victory
Quyon Flyers
Micksburg Twins
Ottawa Valley As
Kemptville Black Sox (joined full time)
Orleans Rebels

2020 - no season (COVID)

2021 - 6 teams
Kars Aces
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Manotick Brewers (formerly I4C Victory)
Micksburg Twins
Ottawa Valley As
Orleans Rebels

2022 - 8 teams
GOFL East
Orleans Rebels
Manotick Brewers
Kars Aces
Osgoode Chiefs U23
GOFL West
Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric
Ottawa Valley As
Micksburg Twins
Quyon Flyers

Franchise History - Current Teams

Kars Aces
Home Diamond: Manotick
Years in League: 22 (2000-22)
Previous Names: D.T.I., Team Easton
Previous Home Diamonds: Kemptville, Stittsville, Kanata, North Gower
Championships: 8 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Finalists: 5 (2001, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019)

West Carleton Electric
Home Diamond: Fitzroy Harbour
Years in League: 18 (2004-2022)
Championships: none
Finalists: 3 (2004, 2007, 2017)

Manotick Brewers
Home Diamond: Manotick
Years in League: 16 (2006-2022)
Previous name: I4C Victory
Previous Home Diamonds: Carp
Championships: 2 (2014, 2015)
Finalists: none

Micksburg Twins
Home Diamond: Micksburg
Years in League: 9 (2013-2022)
Previous League: Upper Ottawa Valley Men's Fastball League
Championships: 5 (2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021)
Finalists: 2 (2014, 2015)

Ottawa Valley As
Home Diamond: Carp
Years in League: 7 (2015-2022)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Orleans Rebels
Home Diamond: Orleans
Years in League: 3 (2019-22)
Championships: none
Finalists: 1 (2021)

Quyon Flyers
Home Diamond: Shawville
Years in League: 14 (2007-2019, 2022)
Previous Names: Quyon Combat Flyers
Previous League: Ottawa R.A. League
Previous Home Diamond: Quyon
Championships: 1 (2018)
Finalists: 4 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Osgoode Chiefs U23
Home Diamond: Osgoode, Manotick
Years in League: 1 (2022)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Franchise History - Defunct Teams

Stittsville 56ers
Home Diamond: Stittsville
Years in League: 20 (2000-19)
Championships: 2 (2008, 2009)
Finalists: 2 (2005, 2006)

Kemptville Black Sox
Home Diamond: Carp, Kemptville
Years in League: 2 (2018-2019)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Kanata Pirates
Home Diamond: Carp
Years in League: 1 (2014)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Manotick Taylor's Blitz
Home Diamond: Manotick
Years in League: 8 (2006-2013)
Previous Names: Ottawa Blitz, Ottawa Taylor's Blitz
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Barrhaven Broadway Blues
Home Diamonds: Manotick, Kemptville
Years in League: 14 (2000-2013)
Previous Names: Lomor Printers, Dolco Printing
Championships: 2 (2000, 2002)
Finalists: none

North Gower Marlboroughs
Home Diamonds: North Gower, Greely
Years in League: 3 (2008-2010)
Previous Names: Greely DNTW Eagles
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Orleans Gators
Home Diamond: Orleans
Years in League: 3 (2007-2009)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Macton Muckdogs
Home Diamond: Kemptville
Years in League: 5 (2000-2004)
Championships: 1 (2001)
Finalists: 3 (2000, 2002, 2003)

Kanata Pirates Juniors
Home Diamond: Kemptville
Years in League: 2 (2000-2001)
Championships: none
Finalists: none

Kemptville Thunder Juniors
Home Diamond: Kemptville
Years in League: 1 (2000)
Championships: none
Finalists: none 

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Four teams remain in Glen Cairn playoffs

The best of three semi-final series are set for the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League playoffs.

In Wednesday night action, Vance's Service Centre defeated Kooki Jar 8-7 to win their first game of their series.

Also Wednesday night, Micksburg / Kool Vent Heat beat Upper Canada Elevators 9-0 to sweep their long delayed quarter-final series. They will now play West End Landscapes in the other semi-final.

Playoffs in the Glen resume on Monday night at the A.Y. Jackson diamond in Kanata.

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Harbour Ball Finals tied at one game apiece

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League best-of-three playoff final series is now tied at one game each following a 13-10 victory by Bren Electric over Baird Carpentry last night. Adam Rueckwald and Mitch Taylor pitched for Bren while Rory Burns and Ryland Hill threw for Baird.

Ryan Conners had six RBIs for Bren, including a three run homer. John Sullivan had four RBIs for Baird.

Immediately following game two, the third and final deciding game was started. It was halted when lightning started getting close to the diamond, just before a downpour of hard rain and hail. At the time the game was suspended, Bren was leading by a score of 13-10, the same score the previous game ended at; however, this game was only in the bottom of the third.

In game three (so far), Rueckwald and Conners hit homers for the Electricians, while sponsor Dave Baird hit one out for the Carpenters.

The date for the continuation of game three is being determined.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Harbour Ball finals continue Wednesday

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League final series is a best-of-three. 

Game 2 is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. with Baird Carpentry, up 1-0 in the series, playing Bren Electric.

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Athletics advance to Shawville final

The Athletics defeated the Brewers 6-0 in Shawville Men's Fastpitch League playoffs last night to advance to the final game, scheduled for Tuesday September 27 at 7 p.m. Matt Greer earned the win, and had three hits for the Athletics. Adam Reuckwald took the loss. Ron Laronde had two hits for the Brewers.

The Brewers will play the Royals on Monday September 26 at 7 p.m. in the semi-final game to see which team advances to the Final.

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Blackburn playoff update

In Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoffs on Tuesday night, the continuation of the suspended Game #3 resulted in Chips N Dip beating the Blue Jays 2-1 in 10 innings.

Chips N Dip then defeated the Bytek Braves 5-0 immediately afterward to advance to the undefeated game against Los Caballos at 6 p.m. on Sunday September 25.

Next up on the BMFL playoff schedule are two games in the losers' bracket on Thursday September 23. The Blue Jays will play Goodfellows at 7 p.m. with the loser eliminated and the winner to play the Bandits on Sunday September 25 at 8 p.m. At 9 p.m. on Thursday, the Bytek Braves play the Rogues.

Full bracket info here.


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