Archive for January, 2007

US West Qualifier at Palm Springs Classic

Friday, January 26th, 2007

2007 Palm Springs Classic


2007 Palm Springs Classic
May 18, 19, 20

$400.00 Entry

Prize money to top 3 finishers

ISC Qualifier for western states: 1 ISC and 1 ISC II

If Teams can commit to a Friday Evening game, please contact me at

Teams committed as of January 2007:
So Cal Bombers
Portland Demarini
Vancouver Grey Sox
Pueblo Bandits
Circle Tap
Houston Aces
Lumber Kings
Taylor Farms

Teams Showing Interest:
Larry Miller Hogs
River City Rockers

We will look to add more teams as they confirm. This is looking to be one of the premier ISC Caliber Tournament in the West Coast.

Please take time and look at the Hotel list and call for best prices. The Ramada Inn is giving the Tournament Teams a team discount and great rate for this event, I will post as soon as they send me the room info. THANK YOU RALPH TREJO JR.

Most of these hotels are under $99.99 or less

Quality Inn—1-760-323-2775
Travel Lodge—1-800-578-7878, Palm Springs
Travel Lodge—1-760-328-2616, cathedral city
Vagabond Inn—1-760-325-7211
Royal Sun Inn—1-760-327-1564
Palm Court—-1-760-410-2333
7 Springs Inn & Suites—1-800-670-6799
Inn at Deep Canyon—1-800-253-0004
Comfort Inn—1-760-778-3699
Best Western—1-877-237-8717
Holiday Inn press—–1-760-325-1301
Holiday Inn—1-800-
Red Roof—1-760-343-1381
Shiloh Inn—1-800-222-2244
Super 8 —–1-800-800-8000
Travel Lodge —1-760-327-1211
Best Western—–1-760-327-4200 #1
1-760-325-9177 #2
1-760-340-4441 #3
Motel 6 ——-1-760-327-4200 #1
1-760-325-6129 #2
1-760-251-1425 #3


Greater Ottawa Fastball League to grow to 9 teams in

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

From Al’s Fastball:

OTTAWA, ON-The Greater Ottawa Fastball League held its organization meeting last night (Jan 24/07) and it looks like there will be nine teams in the GOFL for the 2007 season for the eastern Ontario based intermediate fastball league.

The six teams from the 2006 season have all indicated they will be returning, and three teams have confirmed that they wish to join the GOFL this summer, including the first entry from Quebec.

Teams for 2007
1) Ottawa, ON Team Easton – 4 time returning champions
2) Stittsville, ON 56ers
3) Fitzroy Harbour, ON West Carleton Electric
4) Manotick, ON Lomor Printers
5) Carp, ON I4C Victory
6) Ottawa, ON Blitz
7) Quyon, QC Flyers – NEW – Junior team, moving from Ottawa RA
Fastball League
8) Orleans, ON Gators – NEW – Junior team, moving from Ottawa
RA Fastball League
9) Ottawa, ON Valley Raiders – Champions the last 4 years in
the Ottawa RA Fastball League

The 12 weeks of regular season play will start the week of May 7 and end the week of July 23. Teams will play an unbalanced schedule of 20 games, which will include 2 games at a League
“Showcase Weekend”. Quyon offered to host the Showcase Weekend at their home diamond in West Quebec, tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in June.

The GOFL also decided on entering the ISC II Home League Program and has informed the ISC that the league is willing to send a team or teams to Eastern Ontario Challenge Cup in August 2007.

News on the league and other fastball in the area will continue to be published on the online “blog” at and the league will soon unveil a new website in the near future.

Adam Brown
Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric Fastball

Bridgeport Braves, ON Sign Ben Blonde

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

[Kitchener, ON] – The Bridgeport Braves are please and excited to announce the signing of Ben Blonde for the 2007 season. Ben is a workhorse valuable pitcher, that we have admired and played against for a number of years. We welcome Ben and his family to our team, and look forward to a sucessful 2007 Season together

Rick Boyd
Bridgeport Proforma Braves
Your host team for the 2007 ISCII Tof C
Email: rdboyd (at)

Port Elgin Blue Devils Looking for Pitcher

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

From Al’s Fastball:

The Port Elgin Blue Devils are looking for a pitcher who is interested in playing with the team in tournaments and the ISC II qualifier.

Anyone interested can contact Jim McKinnon at, or by phone at 519-832-5375.

Thanks for your time.
Jim McKinnon