Toronto Champion Indians win OCDFL title

Oshawa On

Wednesday October 12th 2005

Under very wet and cool conditions these two teams battled it out in this final deciding game to determine the Oshawa City And District Fasball League 2005 playoff champions.

Very fine misty rain prevailed for the whole game, pitchers had trouble hanging onto the ball having to constantly ask for a towel to dry of the ball. Kudos to the catchers.

Toronto Champion Indians 2005 playoff Champions

Game # 5
Cobourg Diamond Kings @ Toronto Champion Indians

Toronto 9
Cobourg 5

WP Tom Berube
LP Wayne Wells

Tom Berube 4Inn 3R 6H 2BB 5K’s
Grant Patterson 3Inn 2R 3H 4BB 2K’s
Wayne Wells 6Inn 9R 6H 6BB 7K’s

Jamie Murchison 2-3 2R 2RBI
Pete Mintsopoulos 1-3 HR 1R
John Batten 2R 1RBI
Ken Innes 1-2 1R

Derek Coyle 3-4HR 2RBIs
Troy Gilmour 2-4 RBI

Cobourg scored first in the first inning with a double from Jason Cane who was sent home on a single RBI from Pete Cane Toronto went ahead 2-1 in the 2nd Jamie Murchison reached base on a hit batter John Batten walked and both came home when Cyril Nibbs reached on an error Cobourg scored two in the fourth to go up 3-2 with a home run off the bat of Derek Coyle, a single by Rob Doncaster who was brought home with a RBI single from Troy Gilmour.

Toronto answered in the 4th with four runs, Jamie Murchison singled, John Batten was hit by a pitch, Cyril Nibb safe on an error, Ken Innes singled where a run scored Mark McCulligh sent two runs home on a double and Pete Mintsopoulos’ sac for the fourth run of the inning
Cobourg scored another run in the fifth with a RBI single from Derek Coyle to bring home Derek Wright to make the score 6-4 for Toronto.

The home half of the fifth Norm Estabrooks hit a triple and ran home on a RBI single from Jamie Murchison. Toronto added two more in the bottom of the sixth to put the score at 9-4. Cobourg tried valiantly to come back in the seventh with bases loaded but were only able to send one run home, Derek Wright scored on a RBI SAC from Rob Doncaster.

Final score Toronto 9 Cobourg 5

Congratulations to both teams for a great final series.

Wayne Wells pitched all five final series games for Cobourg. Grant Patterson pitched the first four and came on in relief of Tom Berube in the fifth game.

A great year for our league. Thank you to all the teams for your sportsmanship and camaraderie all year.

Sylvia Ryan
Secretary/Treasurer Oshawa City & District Fastball League

Manager Claremont Rebels
Manager Bracebridge Dura Pros
Vice President Canadian Masters Fastball Association
e-Mail: sylvia.ryan at

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