Greater Ottawa Fastball League 2006 Season

Ottawa, ON

The Greater Ottawa
Fastball League 2006 season kicks off on Weds May 10 with six teams vying for the championship. Playoffs are scheduled for early August, with the first round best of three (3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5), best of five semi finals, and best of five finals, with the league champion facing off in the regional finals vs. the Upper Ottawa Valley league champ.

The league website is Schedule, results and contact information are all available on the site.

Team Easton: Team Easton is looking to win their fourth straight league playoff title this year, after downing Stittsville in the 2005 finals. Dan Konkle will again be the main thrower for Easton, with veterans like captain Kevin Chevrier (All World infielder at the 2005 ToC), Dave Tubman, Randy Peck, John Peck and Todd Fraser anchoring the squad.
Team Easton will play Wednesday night home games in Stittsville until the end of June, when they will play Tuesday nights in Stittsville. The Ottawa Team Easton Thunder ISC II tournament team is ranked #6 in the continent by the ISC and will be participating in the eastern Ontario ISC II qualifier.

Stittsville 56ers: Stittsville were playoff finalists in 2005. Dan Bradley is the top pitcher for the 56ers. Key position players include captain Sam Oliver, Scott Herriott, and Dan Jessiman. The 56ers will play home games at the “Grove” in Stittsville on Wednesday nights throughout the year. After joining ranks with Team Easton for tournaments in past years, Stittsville will be entering the ISC II qualifier on their own and should be one of the favourites.

Manotick Lomor Printers: The veteran Lomor squad, who finished at the top of the GOFL regular season standings in 2005 return for another season. Senior pitcher Jason Smith will be joining Manotick (mostly for home games only), complementing lefty Trevor Lahey and team captain Tony Riches. Position players contributing to Lomor’s success are Mike “Pudge” Branchaud, Calvin Medynski, Lindsay Medynski, Lyle Schell and Adam Bickell. Lomor will play home games in Manotick on Wednesday nights and have entered the ISC II eastern Ontario qualifier. Manotick will also be hosting their own tournament June 2-4.

Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric:
Fitzroy Harbour returns to the league for their third season with essentially the same squad as the 2005 edition that finished second in the regular season and finished second at the OASA Men’s Intermediate Provincials. Bud “The Spud” Hanlon, Brad Porter and Mark Wright will hurl for the ‘Trics. Returning position players are Troy Wilson DP/Util, Neil Murphy 1B, Trevor Barton 2B, Michael Cavanagh SS, Shawn Rebertz 3B, Steve “Beef” Johnson C, Jon Daley OF, Jason Armstrong OF, and captain Adam Brown OF. Todd Clouthier IF/OF, who will join the team full time this year, and newcomer Steve Cavanagh OF/P will replace two departing players. The WC Electric play their home games on Wednesday night in Fitzroy Harbour in front of the best crowds in the league and will host both the league showcase on July 16 as well as the eastern Ontario ISC II qualifier on June 16-18.

Carp I4C Victory: I4C Victory is a new addition to the GOFL this season, comprised mostly of players from the Glen Cairn League. Teams under the I4C moniker have had success in the past atthe Elkland Labour Day tournament and should fit into the calibre of play in the GOFL quite easily. Providing the pitching for I4C will be sponsor Neil Cooke and Trevor Wood, with Shawn Williams managing the squad. I4C Victory will play their home games at the Carp diamond on Monday nights. The team will also be entering the eastern Ontario ISC II qualifier.

Ottawa Blitz: The Ottawa Blitz have also joined the GOFL this season, moving over from the Ottawa RA League to bring the total to six teams. The Blitz fared well in tournaments such as the 2005 OASA Men’s Intermediate Provincials, and wanted to move to play in the competitive Greater Ottawa league. Jamie Blakely, Derrick Bulley, and Jim Blakely will handle pitching duties, with captain Scott Dumouchel leading the squad. The Blitz will play at the Manotick diamond on Wednesday nights, and will be hosting their own tournament at Carlington Park in Ottawa on July 21-23.

submitted by
Adam Brown
Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric

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