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.

Follow fitzroyfastball on Twitter

Friday, October 04, 2019

NAPA Shockers "3-peat" in Ashton

From Eric Rosenquist

The NAPA Shockers scored three runs in the bottom of the 7th inning against the Ashton Farmers on Thursday night to earn a 12-11 walk-off win and claim their third straight Ashton Men's Fastball League championship.

With the temperature hovering around 6 degrees, gusty winds and heavy drizzle made it challenging at times for the pitchers to hit their spots and for fielders to make clean throws.

The Shockers got off to a quick start, scoring 3 in the bottom of the first, then tacked on some insurance runs to carry a 9-1 lead through three innings. The resilient Farmers team however put up a huge 4th inning, hitting two home runs and scoring 7 to narrow the margin to 9-8.

The 9-8 score held until the top of the 7th, when the Farmers pushed three runs across the plate to take an 11-9 lead. In the bottom of the 7th, the Shockers got back-to-back doubles to start the frame and make it a one-run game. After a strikeout, Curtis Scurr singled home the tying run and later moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Ryan Clare then hit a sharp single to centre field, causing Scurr to round third and head home. Farmers' centre fielder Jordan Hansen made an incredible one-hop throw from the outfield that beat Scurr to home plate, but the wet ball was bobbled just enough by the catcher that Scurr was ruled safe and the Shockers won the game 12-11.

The cold drizzly weather had grown steadily worse during the course of the game, so the B Final scheduled for 9PM was postponed and will be played on October 10th at 7PM.



Post a Comment

<< Home