Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog

A blog dedicated to news about the Greater Ottawa Fastball League and other happenings in the world of fastball / fastpitch softball in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, with occasional stories featuring Mrs Fitzroy Fastball, Fitzroy Fastball Junior and the Caveman. If you have info to send on, send me an email at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com. Follow @fitzroyfastball on Twitter.

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Spencerville tournament this weekend

There is an eight team recreational men's fastball tournament this weekend at the Spencerville diamonds. 

Teams include: Spencerville, Maynard, Osgoode, Roebuck, Maitland, Kingston, North Augusta Trappers, and T&S Electric also from North Augusta.


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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Carlsbad Springs wins Harbour Ball Tournament

Carlsbad Springs won the Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League tournament "A" Championship with a 3-1 win over Rona U17 on Sunday in front of a good crowd.

Rona U17 won a very well-played semi-final 1-0 over Los Caballos to make it to the final on the strength of a solo shot by Aaron Enright in the second inning. Carlsbad walked off their semi by scoring three in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Ottawa Valley Coffee 4-3.

Carley Shane and Tony Riches threw for Carlsbad in the final while Colton Lecuyer and Finn Barton pitched for Rona. Mark Cormier hit a two run homer for Carlsbad.

The "B" Final earlier in the day saw Bren Electric win 9-8 over The Wizards, walking it off in the bottom of the eighth inning on a two RBI single by Adam Brown. 

Mark Wright and Steve Cavanagh combined for the pitching win. Derick Bulley and Chris Parish threw for the Wizards. Conner Hopper hit two homers for Bren and his teammate Josh Hemphill also hit one out.

Carlsbad Springs, A Champs
Back Row: Triston Brown, Cole Cluskey, Cameron Martin, Tony Riches, Carley Shane, Wade Davidson 
Front Row: Keegan Hewitt, Ty Alexander, Mark Cormier, Andy McIntyre and Matt McIntyre 
Missing: Trevor Lahey, getting his knee checked out at the hospital

A good crowd on hand for the A Final. Note - photo does not include beer garden!

Bren Electric, B Champs
Back row: Steve Cavanagh, Adam Brown, Mark Wright, Todd Smart, Josh Hemphil, Brendan Coker 
Front row: Mitch Taylor, Hunter Beauregard, Cade Kuehl, Conner Hopper, Brady Bates (bat boy)



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Harbour Ball Sunday match ups

The match ups for the Harbour Ball Tournament on Sunday have been determined. 

Games to be played at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre as part of the local men's league annual event which started Friday.

B side semis at 9 a.m.

Bren Electric (5)
Vs 
Clean Cut Construction (8) *

Grandor Farms Logsplitters (6)
Vs
The Wizards (7)

A side semis at 11 a.m.

Los Caballos (1)
Vs 
Rona WC U17 (4)

Carlsbad (2)
Vs
Ottawa Valley Coffee (3)

*Unfortunately Clean Cut Construction cannot field a team so Bren Electric will advance to the B Final at 1 p.m.

A Final at 3 p.m.

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Quyon and U20s rained out

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League exhibition game between Quyon Flyers and West Carleton Electric U20 got through one and a half innings before a major storm ripped through Shawville and stopped the game. 

The match was tied 1-1 at the time. Drew Hathway was throwing for Quyon and Noah Fleurie for the U20s. 

Evan Atkinson had a solo homer for the Flyers and Gabe Brown a sacrifice fly RBI for WC U20.

West Carleton U20 are playing a series of exhibition games versus each GOFL member club this season.

The GOFL game scheduled Wednesday in Micksburg between the Twins and the Osgoode Chiefs has been postponed earlier in the day due to the forecast.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Micksburg and Kars win in Manotick on Wednesday

The Micksburg Twins won one and lost one in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play in Manotick on Wednesday night.

The first game was the GOFL debut for Team Canada athlete pool member Riley Manion who suited up for the Twins. Manion threw a three hitter as Micksburg shutout the Manotick Brewers 3-0. Riley Dunbar started and took the loss, with Carley Shane pitching in relief for the Brewers.

The late game saw the Kars Aces defeat the Twins 5-2. Cory Alkerton earned the win, while Noah Fleurie had the loss with relief from John Enright.

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Fitzroy Harbour tournament schedule for this weekend

The Annual Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball Tournament will be held June 14-16 at the FHCC. Games start on Friday night at 6 p.m. and go on until Sunday afternoon.

BBQ on Friday night, with musical entertainment, food truck on Saturday and Sunday, cold refreshments and great men's fastpitch.

Full schedule below. Eight "Harbour Ball' teams and four teams from outside the league:

FMHFL: Clean Cut Construction, Ottawa Valley Coffee, Campbell Fuels, Grandor Farms, Baird Carpentry, Bren Electric, Hicks Custom Interiors, West Carleton Rona U17.

Outside: Carlsbad, The Wizards, Los Caballos, Amherstview A's U17.




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Electric get by Brewers 10-8

West Carleton Electric defeated the Manotick Brewers 10-8 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday night.

Ben Broek had the win while Carley Shane took the loss.

Manotick started off with three in the top of the first. Tyler Branchaud singled and scored on Ryan Clare's double. Riley Dunbar singled to put two on, followed by a two RBI single by Curt Scurr.

WC matched with three in the bottom of the first. Trevor Barton reached on an error, moved to third on a Conner Hopper double and both scored on Neil Murphy's three run shot over the "grey monster" in right field.

The Brewers got one back in the second, as Trevor Beaulieu reached on a walk and scored on Jack Becker's RBI single.

Manotick added another in the third when Dunbar walked and scored on an infield error.

The Trics took a 6-5 lead in the bottom of three. Murphy walked, moved to second on Dylan Rorwick's single and scored on an error which allowed Steve Cavanagh to reach. Singles by Jeff Campbell and Gabe Brown cashed two more runs.

The visitors evened the scored at six in the top of the sixth. Triston Brown reached on an error, stole second and scored on a Branchaud single.

West Carleton's four run bottom of the sixth put them in front 10-6. Barton and Hopper walked. Broek's single scored one, then a triple by Rorwick scored two. Cavanagh's sac fly scored Rorwick. 

Manotick threatened in the top of the seventh. Beaulieu hit an infield single with the bases loaded after an excellent at bat to score one run and a walk to Branchaud scored another.  However, Broek struck out the last batter to seal the win.


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Sunday, June 09, 2024

Lyn Lightning wins Glen Tournament

The Lyn Lightning won five straight games to take the A Final title at the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League tournament in Carp on the weekend.

After finishing the round robin undefeated they beat Corfix in the semi-finals, then beat Fitzroy Team Red 12-7 in the final game.

Carley Shane and Andrew Fortier pitched for Lyn in the final while Adam Rueckwald and Cole Ross threw for Fitzroy. Tyler Branchaud, Jeff McNish and Ryan Clare had homers for Lyn while Rueckwald hit one out for Fitzroy.

Fitzroy had also finished the round robin undefeated and got by PJMP Pigeons from Quebec in the semi-final. 

The Champs were made up of players from the Lyn team in the North Leeds Men's Fastball League and Manotick Brewers of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League.  Fitzroy Team Red had players from the Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League and the Carp Men's Fastball League.

The B side Consolation Final was won by the Rogues of the Blackburn league by a score of 11-1 over Kaladar Kings U20. Derick Bulley earned the pitching win. Jeremy Regan had a grand slam and Doug Cranston a homer, both for thr Rogues.

Lyn Lightning, Glen tournament A Champs


Blackburn Rogues, Glen Tournament B Champs







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Saturday, June 08, 2024

Glen Tournament Sunday games set

The eight teams advancing to Sunday games at the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League tournament have been determined. Games will be played at the Carp Fairgrounds tomorrow (Sunday).

B SEMIFINALS

Diamond 1 10am

#1 Rogues (2-1) vs #4 Upper Canada Elevators (1-2)


Diamond 2 10am

#2 Kaladar Kings U20 (1-1-1) vs #3 West End (1-2)


A SEMIFINALS

Diamond 1 12pm

#1 Fitzroy (3-0) vs #4 PJMP Pigeons (2-1)


Diamond 2 12pm

#2 Lyn Lightning (3-0) vs #3 Corfix (2-1)



B Finals Diamond #1 2pm

A Finals Diamond #1 4pm

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Friday, June 07, 2024

Spencerville tournament needs one more team

The Men's Fastball tournament in Spencerville on June 21-22 needs one more team.

One game Friday, one or two games on Saturday.  $300 entry fee.

Contact Kurtis 613-640-0155 to enter.

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Thursday, June 06, 2024

Brewers sweep DH

The Manotick Brewers won both games in a Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday night over the Kars Aces.

The early game saw the Brewers edge the Aces 1-0. Luc D'Entremont, in his first game since June 2023, had the complete game shutout. Brad Porter took the loss.

The nightcap was tied 3-3 into the fifth but Manotick ended up coming away with a 12-3 win. Carley Shane earned the win. Daniel Read took the loss in relief of Cory Alkerton. Tyler Branchaud hit a grand slam for Manotick. 

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Wednesday, June 05, 2024

WC edges Kars 8-7

West Carleton Electric overcame a 5-0 deficit to come back to beat the Kars Aces 8-7 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Tuesday in Fitzroy Harbour. 

Adam Rueckwald had the win for the Trics, relieving Ben Broek. Nick Ellis took the loss after coming on for starter Kurtis Summers.

The Aces put up five runs in the first. Kristian Knapp walked and scored on a Summers double. Ellis then walked followed by a two RBI single by Dylan Toms. Danny Powers homered onto the upper diamond to put Kars up 5-0.

WC responded with a Trevor Barton solo homer, and Sean Lecuyer scored after hitting a double and scoring on an error.

The Trics scored two more in the third, with Conner Hopper and Rueckwald driving in runs.

Kars put two more on the board in the fourth. Brad Pender singled, went to second on a wild pitch and scored when Summers reached on an error. Summers later scored on an Ellis sacrifice fly deep to centre.

West Carleton tied it up at 7-7 by plating three in the fifth. Lecuyer's three run homer scored Owen Brown and Barton who had walked.

The winning run was driven in in the bottom of the sixth by 17 year old Colton Lecuyer with his first ever GOFL hit. Rueckwald singled, was replaced by Neil Murphy on the two out pitcher rule, moved to second when Gabe Brown walked, and was plated with young Lecuyer's hard hit single through the infield.

A three up three down top of seven sealed the victory. 

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Wednesday in Manotick

The Grester Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader in Manotick on Wednesday saw a Brewers win and a tie.

Manotick Brewers beat Kars Aces 8-3 in the early game. Carley Shane had the win. Nick Ellis took the loss and had relief from 16 year old Daniel Read who threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his GOFL debut.

In the late game, Orleans Rebels and Osgoode Chiefs tied 7-7. Andy Barber threw for Orleans, Todd Templeton and Mark Corbett for Osgoode.  Mark Corbett had a homer for the Chiefs.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Fitzroy tournament filled

The word from the Commissioner of the Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League is that the 12-team annual tournament has been filled. This year's event will be held June 14-16 at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre.

The eight league teams are: West Carleton Rona U17 , Grandor Farms Logsplitters, Ottawa Valley Coffee, Baird Carpentry, Campbell Fuels, Bren Electric, Clean Cut Construction and Hicks Custom Interiors. They will be joined by The Wizards, Los Caballos, Carlsbad Springs and Amherstview Angels U17.

The schedule will be available soon.

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Micksburg wins in Fitzroy

The Micksburg Twins came back to win 15-8 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday night.

West Carleton had the lead at a couple of different points in the game but a 7-run seventh inning for the Twins was the difference. 

John Enright had the complete game win.

Adam Rueckwald threw five for WC, and Steve Cavanagh took the loss in relief. Gabe Brown got the last two outs for the 'Trics.

There were plenty of homers in this one. 

Micksburg HRs: Matt McIntyre (x2), Jared Steege, Scott Conroy, and Noah Fleurie

West Carleton HRs: Chris Costello and Trevor Barton (×2)

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Schedule out for Glen Cairn tournament June 7-9

The schedule for the 12-team Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League tournament has been released for the June 7-9 weekend in Carp.

Six league teams will be participating, with six "outside teams" in the mix.  Games will be held at the Carp Fairgrounds diamonds.

GCMFL league teams are West End Landscaping, Corfix, Upper Canada Elevators, Sting Electric, Storm and West Carleton Electric U20.

The other teams are Rogues (Blackburn Men's Fastball League), Lyn Lightning (North Leeds Men's Fastball League), Fitzroy (Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League), Kaladar Kings U20, PJMP Pigeons from Quebec and the Amherstview Angels U17, team with several players from the GCMFL's Stittsville squad.











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Waterdown Hammer win the Molly

The Waterdown Hammer won the Molly Sherman Memorial 11-team tournament this weekend in Elkland, PA.

The Hammer defeated the Seadogs from Massachusetts in their opener by a score of 2-0.

In their second game, Waterdown got by the Bedford, PA Rays 7-2.

Sunday's first game was against Team 518 from New York, and the Hammer lost that one 8-5.

The semi-final game was a 13-0 win over the Niagara Snappers, the only other Ontario team in the event.

That set up a rematch in the Final with Team 518 which Waterdown won 2-1. Clayton Robinson got the win and Julian Fernandez the loss. Devon Carson's solo homer in the sixth was the difference. 

Robinson won top pitcher and Carson tournament MVP.




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Micksburg finishes second in Mitchell

The Micksburg Twins finished in second place at the six-team Toronto Batmen tournament in Mitchell on the weekend.

After winning both pool play games on Saturday, the Twins faced the Georgian Bay Giants on Sunday morning defeating them 7-5 to advance to the Final. Joran Graham had the win.

Micksburg fell 7-0 to the hosts Toronto Batmen in the championship game. Ty Sebastian had the win while Riley Manion took the loss.

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Exhibition game in Campbell's Bay

Campbell's Bay, Quebec is a town in the Pontica with a great fastball history, including the legendary Bay Bash tournament back in the early 2000s. 

On Saturday, at the 2nd Annual Maurice Beauregard Memorial 3-Pitch tournament, an exhibition men's fastball game was played between a group of young lads and a team of seasoned veterans.

The young guns prevailed 11-9. Noah Fleurie pitched for them and hit a home run, as did Cade Kuehl. The old fellas had Jeff Tanguay, Blake Bramburger and Ralph Horner pitching.



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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Micksburg wins both on Saturday at Batmen tournament

The Micksburg Twins won both their pool play games on Saturday at the Toronto Batmen tournament in Mitchell.

The early game saw them defeat Okshweken 6-0, followed by a 4-0 win over Goulding Park.

They will get first in their pool and are scheduled to play at 9 a.m. on Sunday in the open division semi-final against Georgian Bay Giants.

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Friday, May 24, 2024

WC U20 and Osgoode tie at 9

The exhibition series of games between Greater Ottawa Fastball League teams and West Carleton Electric U20 continued with a match up Thursday night in Fitzroy Harbour with the Osgoode Chiefs.

It was a high scoring affair, ending 9-9 after six innings as the lights were about to go out.

Ryland Hill, Blake Bramburger and Gabe Brown pitched for the U20s. Conner Hopper walked twice and tripled for WC, and Alex Strathern was two for three with a double. Brett Almeida had a triple for young guys. 

Todd Templeton and Mark Corbett threw for the Chiefs. Osgoode's top hitters included Phil Corbett who was two for two with a walk, a sacrifice fly and three RBIs. Jack Dewan and Wyatt Collins were both two for three.

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Micksburg edge Manotick 7-5

The Micksburg Twins beat the Manotick Brewers 7-5 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night in the 'Burg.

John Enright earned the win, pitching in relief of Joran Graham and Noah Fleurie. Jared Steege had a homer for the Twins.

Carley Shane took the loss for Manotick.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

ISC Schedules announced for Mitchell

The schedules have been announced for the International Softball Congress event in Mitchell, ON on June 14-16 weekend. There is an eight team ISC level tournament, four teams in Legends 50+ and four teams in U20.





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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Manotick, Quyon win on Wednesday - with details

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader at the Manotick Arena on Wednesday night saw the Quyon Flyers in town for games against the Manotick Brewers and Kars Aces.

Manotick 8 Quyon 7

The early game saw the Brewers edge the Flyers 8-7. Carley Shane earned the win while Trevor Lahey took the loss. Zach Branchaud drove in the winning run with a walk off sacrifice fly for the Brewers.

Quyon 9 Kars 8

The Flyers won the late game 9-8 over the Aces. Lahey had the win and Todd Hearty got the save. Brad Porter took the loss and had relief from Nick Ellis. 

Kars led 3-2 after three, but Quyon sent 12 men to the plate in top of the fourth to take a 9-3 lead.

The Aces came back to make it close in the bottom of the fourth. Nick Ellis drove in a run with bases loaded sacrifice fly, then back to back walks made it 9-5. Kristian Knapp hit a three run homer for Kars in the fifth inning to make it 9-8.

Kars made it close in the bottom of the final inning when Matt Alkerton doubled with two out. Cory Morrison's long fly ball to centre field was caught to end the game.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Schedule for "The Molly" released

There are 11 teams signed up for the Molly in Elkland this coming weekend. Here is the information released and the bracket.

Elkland Softball Association welcomes The Sea Dogs, Hammer, Rays, Snappers, Sandlot Merchants, Weaver Painting, Pennton Automotive, High Ballers, Team 518, ProPetro and Team ESA to the Durk Sherman Memorial Complex for the 18th Annual Molly Sherman Memorial Tournament on May 25 & 26.



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Friday, May 17, 2024

Equipment drive for the D.R.

Victor De Los Santos from Kingston is organizing an equipment drive to bring bats, gloves, cleats uniforms and catcher's equipment for youth and young adults in the less fortunate communities of the Dominican Republic.

If you have any equipment to donate, you can contact Victor at vdelossantos@cogeco.ca.

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WC Men edge WC U20

West Carleton Electric U20 played the first of a series of exhibition games against Greater Ottawa Fastball League teams, facing off against the West Carleton Electric men's team and losing 8-6 on Thursday night in Fitzroy Harbour. 

Both teams used all their pitchers as Steve Cavanagh started for the men's side and had relief from Ben Broek and Adam Rueckwald. 

For the U20s, Noah Fleurie started and had relief from Blake Bramburger, Gabe Brown and Ryland Hill. 

Dawson Pennock and Conner Hopper from the U20s both hit homers. 

The men's side got out to an 8-1 lead and the young lads rallied back with five runs to make it close.

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Quyon vs Micksburg postponed

Unfortunately the Greater Ottawa Fastball League game in Shawville tonight between Micksburg Twins and Quyon Flyers is postponed due to unavailability of umpires, due to unforeseen circumstances.

The exhibition game in Fitzroy Harbour between West Carleton Electric men's vs West Carleton Electric U20 is still scheduled to be played at 9 p.m.

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Manotick and Osgoode win GOFL games on Wednesday

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League doubleheader in Manotick saw the Manotick Brewers win the first game 9-0 over the Orleans Rebels. Carley Shane threw a two hitter for the Brewers while Andy Barber took the loss for the Rebels. James Martel led Manotick offensively going 3 for 3 with a triple, a stolen base and two RBIs.

The late game saw the Osgoode Chiefs beat the Kars Aces 11-8. Todd Templeton and Kyle McNamara threw for Osgoode while Nick Ellis and Kurtis Summers threw for Kars.

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Monday, May 13, 2024

2nd Annual Carp Shootout - July 19-21

 


The 2024 edition of the Carp Shootout men's fastpitch tournament will be held at the Carp, ON Fairgrounds from July 19th to July 21st.

Each game will be paying out some of the prize money. 

Entry fee is $550. The host committee is looking for 10-12 teams - the more teams, the bigger the payout. Contact Paul Griffith paulgriffith216@gmail.com. There are 5 teams confirmed.

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Thursday, May 09, 2024

Dunkirk, NY early bird tournament

from John Sliwa

The Dunkirk, NY early bird tournament is on Saturday May 11 at Wright Park. Six teams are participating.




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Quyon edges WC 7-6 in GOFL opener

The first game of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League this season was in Shawville, with the host Quyon Flyers defeating West Carleton Electric 7-6 on Thursday night.

Matt Greer earned the win and hit a homer for Quyon, pitching in relief of Drew Hathway and Trevor Lahey. Adam Rueckwald went the distance for West Carleton.

West Carleton scored two in the first when Neil Murphy's single drove in two runs. Quyon responded in the bottom of the opening frame when Steve McCord's ground out scored Lane McMurtry who had led off the game with a single and advanced to third on an error.

The Electric added a run in the second. Owen Brown walked with two outs, advanced on Chris Costello's single and scored on Trevor Barton's single.

WC pushed the lead to 4-1 in the fourth. Brown singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Costello's double.

Quyon put up four in the bottom of the fourth to take a 5-4 lead. Evan Atkinson had a two run double, scored Luke Young who had reached on an error and Todd Hearty who had singled. McMurtry and Hunter Beauregard each had doubles and an RBI in the inning.

The Flyers added a run in the fifth. With the bases loaded and two out, it looked like Rueckwald was out the inning, but a misplayed grounder put a run across. 

The visitors responded in the top of six to tie the game at 6-6. Conner Hopper's two out single with the bases loaded scored Adam Brown who had walked and Costello who had singled.

A solo homer by Greer in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the game winner as WC couldn't put a run across in the seventh.

Quyon pitching

Drew Hathway 2IP 3R 2ER 3H 2BB 4K
Trevor Lahey 2IP 1R 1ER 3H 0BB 2K
Matt Greer WIN 3IP 2R 2ER 3H 2BB 5K

WC pitching

Adam Rueckwald 6IP 7R 2ER 9H 3BB 5K


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Wednesdays games postponed

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League games scheduled for Wednesday in Manotick were postponed due to poor weather. 

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Sunday, May 05, 2024

Local men's fastball leagues getting ready for 2024 campaign

It is great to hear that men's fastpitch is alive and well in Eastern Ontario and West Quebec this season as several leagues get ready to start play in May.

Here is a roundup of local men's leagues - if I am missing any that should be added, let me know at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com. 

Just a reminder that local leagues are welcome to submit reports throughout the season by emailing the address above.

Greater Ottawa Fastball League: The GOFL is back, slightly bigger and better for 2024. The seven teams from last year are back on a full-time basis: Playoff champions Orleans Rebels, finalists Kars Aces, Micksburg Twins, West Carleton Electric, Manotick Brewers, Osgoode Chiefs and Quyon Flyers. Also joining as an affiliate team are Ottawa Los Caballos - they will play each GOFL team once and the games will count in the standings. Each GOFL team has also committed to playing one game as an exhibition match (won't count in the standings) against West Carleton Electric U20 to help them prepare for their season, which includes being host team for the U20 Men's Canadian Championship in Carp in August. The GOFL is a travel league, with games played in places such as Fitzroy Harbour, Micksburg, Shawville, Manotick, and Carp. First games scheduled are May 8 in Manotick.

Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League: The "Glen" is an eight team men's league that plays at the AY Jackson Secondary School diamond in the Glen Cairn neighbourhood of Kanata. There are six men's teams, West Carleton Electric U20 and a youth team from Stittsville. The league plays on Mondays and Tuesdays, and on Wednesdays on long weekends. League play was to begin on May 6, but the fields aren't ready, so they will get going on May 13. The Glen is also hosting a twelve-team tournament in Carp on June 7-9. 

Blackburn Men's Fastball League: The BMFL will have seven teams, playing on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Arena in Blackburn Hamlet. The first slate of games in Blackburn are scheduled for May 14.

Ashton Men's Fastball League: The Ashton league plays once a week on Thursdays at the Thomas Cavanagh Community Centre. There will be four times in the Ashton league, with the league opener scheduled for May 9.

Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League: Harbour Ball has eight teams again this season for the Wednesday night league  at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. There are seven men's teams plus the U17 West Carleton Rona squad. The leagues plans to begin play on May 8. The Fitzroy tournament, hopefully with 12 teams, will be held June 14-16.

Carp Men's Fastball League: The Carp league has four teams again this season. They play on Tuesday nights at the Carp Fairgrounds. League play is scheduled to start May 7.

Shawville Men's Fastball League: West Quebec's premier fastpitch softball league plays Monday nights at the Shawville Recreation Association. There are four teams planning to start play on May 20.

North Leeds Men's Fastball League: The North Leeds league had eight teams last year and hopefully will again this season. NLMFL is a travel league with teams in Eastons Corners (two), Westport, Spencerville, North Augusta, Lyn, Greenbush and Maitland. Games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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Friday, May 03, 2024

Bellechasse tournament still looking for teams

Reposting:

Bellechasse Open: June 7-9

The Bellechasse Open will be held near Quebec City on June 7-9, 2024 for U23 Men's and Intermediate Men's teams.

Entry Fee: $500  -  3 game guarantee

Prize money depending on the number of teams (8 teams max, already 4 confirmed)

Main field: Ste-Claire and 2nd field (if needed) St-Henri

Plenty of hotels and cabins about 30-40 min from the field.

Hotels and cabins are also 30-40 min from the old Quebec City.

Contact Mathieu Roy at mat.roy16@hotmail.com for more information or to enter.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Toronto Batmen release May 24-26 tournament schedule

The Toronto Batmen, Men's Canadian Championship gold medal winners last year in Surrey, BC, have announced their tournament schedule for May 24-26 in Mitchell, ON.

There is an eight-team "Rec" division which includes two teams of U20 players looking to make Team Ontario for the Canada Summer Games in 2025. 

The six-team "Open" division features the Batmen along with the Micksburg Twins of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League.

The full schedule is posted here on Facebook and cut and pasted below.

Toronto Batmen Tournament Schedule
May 24-26, 2024
Keterson Park
Mitchell, Ontario
Rec Division:
Levy Pool:
Ontario Red
Sebringville Sting
Rostock U20
Brussels Tigers
Scott Pool:
Ontario Black
Meaford Athletics
Walton Brewers
Harwood Corners U23
Open Division:
Martin Pool:
Toronto Batmen
Georgian Bay Giants
Chippewa Chiefs
Wolfe Pool:
Micksburg Twins
Ohsweken Redmen
Goulding Park Fastball
Friday, May 24: Rec Division Play
A Diamond:
7 pm: Ontario Red vs Brussels
9 pm: Ontario Black vs Harwood
B Diamond:
7 pm: Sebringville vs Rostock
9 pm: Rain Delay if needed
D Diamond:
7 pm: Walton vs Meaford
9 pm: Rain Delay if needed
Saturday, May 25: Rec and Open Division Play
A:
9 am: Ontario Black vs Meaford
11 am: Ontario Red vs Rostock
1 pm: Micksburg vs Goulding
3 pm: Sebringville vs Brussels
5 pm: Brussels vs Rostock
7 pm: Ontario Red vs Sebringville
B:
9 am: Rain Delay if needed
11 am: Rain Delay if needed
1 pm: Rain Delay if needed
3 pm: Walton vs Harwood
5 pm: Rain Delay if needed
7 pm: Meaford vs Harwood
D:
9 am: Micksburg vs Ohsweken
11 am: Toronto Batmen vs Chippewa
1 pm: Toronto Batmen vs Georgian Bay
3 pm: Goulding vs Ohsweken
5 pm: Georgian Bay vs Chippewa
7 pm: Ontario Black vs Walton
Sunday, May 26: Rec and Open Division Play
A:
9 am: 3rd Scott vs 4th Levy (Rec ‘B’ Semis)
11 am: 1st Levy vs 2nd Scott (Rec ‘A’ semis)
1 pm: Rec ‘B’ Finals (winners of ‘B’ Semis)
3 pm: Rec ‘A’ Finals (winners of ‘A’ Semis)
B:
9 am: 3rd Levy vs 4th Scott (Rec ‘B’ Semis)
11 am: 1st Scott vs 2nd Levy (Rec ‘A’ Semis)
1 pm: Rain Delay if needed
3 pm: Rain Delay if needed
D:
9 am: 1st Wolfe vs 2nd Martin (Open Semis)
11 am: 1st Martin vs 2nd Wolfe (Open Semis)
1 pm: 3rd Wolfe vs 3rd Martin (Open ‘B’ Finals)
3 pm: Open Finals (winners of Open Semis)

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Team Quebec U20 to play four games in the area

Update as of Friday: with the rainy forecast, Team Québec won't make the trip this weekend.


Team Quebec U20 will be touring the area on an upcoming weekend and playing four exhibition games.

On Saturday May 4, they will face off against the Greater Ottawa Fastball League's Quyon Flyers and Micksburg Twins at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Shawville RA diamonds.

The next day, Sunday May 5, they will play a doubleheader against West Carleton Electric U20 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre.


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Monday, April 22, 2024

Pitcher wanted for North Leeds League

Attention pitchers - a team from Eastons Corners (just south of Smiths Falls) is looking for a pitcher for the North Leeds Men's Fastball League. 

If you are interested, contact William Earl at 613-206-2310.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Kingston Axemen tournament May 18-19

 


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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Harbour Ball tournament slated for June 14-16

The Fitzroy Harbour Men's Fastball League annual tournament is slated for June 14-16 at the FHCC.

Harbour Ball has eight league teams and is looking for up to four teams to join them for this recreational men's fastpitch softball tournament. Three game minimum. Entry fee depending on number of teams, but likely $250.

To enter a team, contact Brendan Coker the Harbour Ball Commish at harbourfastball@gmail.com.



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Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Men's tournament in Westport May 24-25

 


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