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20th Annual Jim Bradford Classic in Grafton, ON

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Grafton – Jim Bradford Classic
June 11-13th , 2010
$450 entry
Guaranteed 3 games
Top 10 go into a single elimination bracket
Looking for 20 teams
Teams already showing interest are:
Cobourg Force
Quyon Combat Flyers
Ottawa Team Easton
Contact Steve Bedard

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Canada East Travel League meeting moved to Dec 13

Friday, November 6th, 2009

The ISC Travel League of Eastern Canada – CHANGE OF DATE

The league meeting scheduled for Sunday November 8th has been CANCELLED and is rescheduled for Sunday December 13th, 2009 at 10:30 at the Grand Valley Golf Course

All Canada East ISC and ISC II teams are invited to attend the “state of the league” meeting for the Canada East ISC League on Sunday DECEMBER 13 at 10:30am at the Grand Valley Golf Club.

1910 Roseville Road
Cambridge ON N1R 5S3

For more information, please contact one of:
David Bakker
League President

Blair Setford
ISC Canada East VP

Joe Todd
Canada East Regional Commissioner

St Thomas League 2009 season Awards

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Team MVP’s
Alvinston – Joe Triest
Glanworth – Jake McKillop
Glencoe – Shaun Winship
Morpeth – Mike Speed
Shedden – Jason Dawdy
St. Thomas – Dan Beecroft

Batting Champion – Brent MacPherson (.390)
Home Run Champ – Rowan Lam and Jason Dawdy (5)
RBI Champ – Jeff MacPherson (17)

Rookie of the Year – Brent MacPherson (Glanworth)

Best ERA “Jack McAlpine Memorial Award” – Dan Beecroft (1.42)

MVPitcher – Dan Beecroft (St. Thomas)

MVPlayer of League “Don Squeak Hanley Memorial Award” – Shaun Winship (Glencoe)

Playoff MVP – John Ferguson (Alvinston)

Elmer Dude Lach Memorial Award – Tim Wilkins

Jeff Carder Memorial Award – John Ferguson (Alvinston)

Steve Palmer Memorial Award – Rowan Lam (Glencoe)

Lorne Thomson Memorial Award – Gary Wren/Paul McCart (Alvinston)

League Champs Plaques for St. Thomas
League Playoff Champs Plaques for Alvinston
Playoff Finalist Plaque for Shedden

GOFL All-Stars

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Editor’s Note: Courtesy of our good friend Adam Brown in Fitzroy Harbour, is the list of players voted to the All-Star teams by the Greater Ottawa Fastball League. Read Adam’s Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog here.

Congratulations to the players voted to the 2009 All-Star teams for the Greater Ottawa Fastball League, as elected by the team representatives.

View stats at the website.

First Team:
Pitcher: Dan Bradley, Stittsville 56ers
Catcher: Joe McCleary, Quyon COMBAT Flyers
1st Base: Anil Hayne, Greely DNTW Eagles
2nd Base: Joel Langford, Orleans Gators (unanimous)
3rd Base: Nick Armitage, Quyon COMBAT Flyers
Shortstop: Scott Herriot, Stittsville 56ers
Designated Player: Will Mood, Ottawa Blitz
Outfielders: Dan Jessiman, Stittsville 56ers (unanimous); Don Cox, Manotick Lomor Printers; Darren Featherstone, Stittsville 56ers

Second Team:
Pitcher: Drew Hathway, Quyon COMBAT Flyers
Catcher: Dave Tubman, Ottawa Team Easton
1st Base: Derick Bulley, Ottawa Blitz; Scott Jessiman, Stittsville 56ers (tie)
2nd Base: Andrew Bruce, Ottawa Blitz
3rd Base: Kyle Gourgon, Ottawa Team Easton; John Craig, Stittsville 56ers (tie)
Shortstop: Kevin McGuire, Carp I4C Victory
Designated Player: Kyle Jamieson, Stittsville 56ers
Outfielders: Calvin Medynski, Manotick Lomor Printers; Cory Morrison, Ottawa Team Easton; Ryan Bond, Stittsville 56ers

Stittsville wins GOFL title

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Stittsville 56ers make it two years in a row, winning the I4C Consulting trophy and the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff championship with a 3 games to 2 series win over the Quyon COMBAT Flyers.

The 56ers won Game 4 by a score of 6-0. This game was started on Monday and completed on Tuesday. Game 5 immediately followed with Stittsville taking the deciding game 3-2 to win the Finals.

For more details, see the Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog written by our good friend Adam Brown:

Greater Ottawa Fastball League results

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009



The Greater Ottawa Fastball League ( best-of-five finals are knotted at one game apiece as both Stittsville 56ers and Quyon COMBAT Flyers won at home last week.

Game 1, Tuesday September 22
Stittsville 7 Quyon 1

Game 2, Thursday September 24
Quyon 4 Stittsville 3

Game 3 will be played at the Grove in Stittsville on Thursday October 1 at 8:30pm.
Quyon wins 2-1 in 8 innings

Game 4 rained out – to be resumed Tue October 6
Tied 0-0 in third inning

Alvinston wins St. Thomas league title

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Courtesy Andy Triest

The Alvinston Indians completed a task that they had not completed since the 2003 season. They won their first St. Thomas & District Major Fastball League Playoff Championship in 6 seasons, their 5th playoff championship in their 14 years in the league.

Alvinston was quick to get the offence going in Game 4 in Fingal versus Shedden on Sunday evening, when with two out and Steve Donald on first base, Theo Metron crushed a two-run home run to put Alvinston in front early.

John Ferguson started on the mound for Alvinston, and surrendered a run to Shedden in the opening inning, when Jeff MacPherson doubled to score Jason Dawdy. With the score now 2-1, Alvinston went away quietly in the second inning, but in the third, they got back to business in a big way. Andy Triest led off the inning for Alvinston with a walk, Joe Triest advanced him to second on a bunt, and then with 2 out, Chris Drew and Theo Metron both earned their way on base via walks, to load the bases. That set the stage for Alvinston’s big first baseman Jeff Ingram who hit a monster grand slam for Alvinston, to extend the lead to 6-1, and give Shedden the crushing blow that would ultimately seal their fate in the series.

Shedden did chip back in the bottom of the third when they counted a run, when Gary Cooke singled home Rob Burns for their second run, and a 6-2 deficit. Ferguson would then shut the door in the fourth for Alvinston, but in the fifth, allowed a couple base runners, and turned things over to Brad Young, who shut the door recording the final 2 outs of the inning, as Shedden had runners on second and third and were threatening to make the game closer, but failed to capitalize.

In the top of the seventh, Alvinston put the final nail in the coffin, when with two out, Scott Smith hit a 2 rbi single that scored both Jamie Shields (who led off with a pinch-hit double) and Theo Metron (who walked), to make the score 8-2. Brad Young would retire Shedden in order in the seventh inning, to make the Alvinston Indians the league’s well deserved playoff champions for 2009.

John Ferguson was the pitcher of record for Alvinston, as he earned the win, with Brad Young pitching effectively in relief to close the game and series out. The series finished with Alvinston defeating Shedden 3 games to 1.

All-in-all, Alvinston posted a record of 8 wins, and 3 losses in the playoffs. They defeated Glanworth 2-0 in the opening round best of three series, dethroned Glencoe, last year’s playoff champions, in a superb best 3 out of 5 semi-final series that went the distance, and then cruised to the playoff title in the finals, posting wins of 8-3, 9-4, and 8-2 in games 2, 3, and 4 versus Shedden to end the series, after an opening game loss of 2-1. Alvinston was a perfect 6-0 on the road in the playoffs, and were 2-3 on home soil.

Alvinston finished their successful 2009 season, with a record of 43 wins and 24 losses on the season, as they completed a 67 game schedule in 2009. They won two tournaments, as they were Champions of the Port Huron Invitational ISC II Qualifier, and the Pete Schwab Memorial Tournament in Frankenmuth, posting 6-0 records in each tournament. They finished in a tie for 9th at the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Rock Island, Illinois, and then capped off their season, by earning the St. Thomas & District Major Fastball League Playoff title. Congratulations are in order to Alvinston on a fantastic season, and a big thanks goes out to all of our loyal supporters and fans in the playoffs, who cheered us on to the Playoff Championship!

The Indians will be back in 2010, for their team’s 15th season!

Alvinston advances to play Shedden in St. Thomas league final

Friday, October 2nd, 2009


Game 1 Shedden @ Alvinston Thursday Sept 24 7:30 pm – Shedden wins

Game 2 Alvinston @ Shedden Sunday Sept 27 2:00 or 7:00 – Alvinston wins

Game 3 Tuesday Sept 29 Cancelled due to Rain.

Revised Schedule

Game 3 Thursday Oct 1 Shedden VS Alvinston 8:00 Alvinston wins 9-4

Game 4 Sunday Oct 4 Alvinston VS Shedden 7:00 In Fingal

Game 5 Wednesday Oct 7 Shedden VS Alvinston 8:00 In Alvinston If Necessary

***Note All of Sheddens Home Games are Played in Fingal

Videos from Ontario Challenge Cup

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Below are links to videos from the Ontario Challenge Cup held Sept 18-20 in Stratford.

Video comes from Blair Setford shot using a Blackberry Curve and are posted on Blair’s You Tube channel. A total of eight videos have been posted.

2010 Wyevale Tournament

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Wyevale, ON

2010 Tournament Particulars
Dates: June 25-27
Entry Fee: $400
Prize Money: $2,500 Total ($1,500 for 1st)
# of Teams: 12
Pitching: ISC II Only
Location: Elmvale & Wyevale
UIC: Doug Cundall

The 2010 edition of the Wyevale Tournament will mark the 11th consecutive year that the Tribe has organized this annual event held in Elmvale & Wyevale. The tournament itself is a local tradition that is nearly 50 years old, and the Tribe is honoured to be carrying on a tradition that is so deeply rooted within our community.

The 2009 tournament was a resounding success both on and off the field, and the 2010 version will undoubtedly build upon the momentum created by last years competition.

In 2009 the Port Elgin Blue Devils defeated the Kitchener Outlaws in the championship game, and in doing so claimed the $1,500 1st prize. Noteably the Blue Devils went on to claim the ISC II TOC crown in Rock Island, IL. When asked after the TOC championship game by a Springwater News journalist ‘if there was a single reason why they were able to complete their magical chamionship run in 2009’, manager Jim McKinnon replied ‘There are many things that go into winning a championship, pitching, hitting, defence, but the single biggest factor for us this year was participating in Wyevale’s tournament”. (Note: Interview may not have actually taken place.)

Last Year’s Participants Included:

Port Elgin – 2009 TOC Champs, 2009 Wyevale Champs
Kitchener – 2009 St Clements Champs, 2009 Oswego Champs
Cobourg – 2009 OASA Masters Champs
Napanee – 2009 Jr Canadian Bronze Medalists
Minesing – 2009 Huntsville Champs
Palermo – 2009 TOC 17th Place (tied)
Waterloo – 2009 Jr Canadian 4th Place
Wyevale – 2009 TOC 5th Place (tied), 2009 North Ont Champs
Georgian Bay – 2009 Wyevale 3rd Place
Orangeville – 2009 IFL 2nd Place
Linwood – 2009 Jr Elims 5th Place
Toanche – 2009 SRFL 6th Place

Michael Kelly

Ontario Challenge Cup Sunday Scores

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Sunday Schedule
9:00 am
Game 28
Shakespeare Falcons 11 Glencoe Astros 7
WP Kevin Pomfret
LP Shaun Winship

11:00 am
Game 29
Wellington Sox 3 Shakespeare Falcons 2 – 8 innings
WP: Todd Uhrig
LP: Kevin Pomfret

Championship game
1:00 pm
Elmira Expos 5 Wellington Sox 4 – 11 innings
Elmira scores an unearned run in B11 for the win
WP: Casey Halstead in relief of Dan Martin
LP: Todd Uhrig

Congratulations to Elmira Expos, defending their Ontario Challenge Cup title and earning a berth to the 2010 ISC II Tournament of Champions in Midland, Michigan.

Thanks to Murray Patterson and Stratford Memorials Softball for hosting, UiC Paul Baier and his blue crew, Joe Todd, Rick Boyd, Doug Bach, Jim Marr and Jeff Whetstone along with Dennis Dosman and all of the scorekeepers and all the teams, players and fans.

Challenge Cup Schedule

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Below is the opening round schedule for the 2009 ISC II Challenge Cup qualifier tournament in Stratford Sept 18-20.

Full schedule here.

The winner of the tournament will receive an entry-fee paid berth in the 2010 ISC II Tournament of Champions in Midland, Michigan.

All games will be played at the Packham Complex in Stratford.

Gm 1 Friday 9 pm D3 Shakespeare Falcons vs Wiarton Nationals
Gm 2 Friday 9 pm D4 Glencoe Astros vs Minesing Monarchs
Gm 3 Friday 7 pm D3 Waterdown Target vs Kitchener Selects
Gm 4 Friday 7 pm D4 Mississauga Sox vs Wellington Sox
Gm 5 Friday 9 pm D5 Hickson Reds vs Cambridge Reds
Gm 6 Friday 9 pm D2 Zurich Rangers vs Alvinston Indians
Gm 7 Friday 7 pm D5 Ohsweken Redmen vs Ingersoll Crush
Gm 8 Friday 7 pm D2 Arthur Merchants vs Elmira Expos

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