Port Elgin players part of team taking on internationals in Owen Sound – updated

International Fastball
Comes Back To Owen Sound!

It has been 4 years since a team from outside of Canada has played in Owen Sound but August 8 and 9th will mark the return of International Fastball to Duncan McLennan Park.

A team spearheaded by Bill Simpson which includes local talent from the Owen Sound Crunch, Port Elgin Blue Devils, and past Owen Sound Selects will take on international teams from the Czech Republic and Denmark. Both teams are preparing for the ISC World Championships that are being held in Kitchener, Ontario August 11-19th.

This is not the first time that international teams have come to Owen Sound. For the past 35 years, teams have visited the city which included teams from the Bahamas, Barbados, Virgin Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and Czech Republic (2002). Several teams from the United States have entertained the local crowds too (Midland Explorers, Madison Wisconsin, and Penn Corp from Sioux City Iowa)

The Czech Republic will play the Owen Sound squad on Tuesday August 8th and the Denmark squad will come into town on Wednesday August 9th. Each night will consist of a doubleheader with games starting at 7:15 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Costs to get into each doubleheader will be $5.00. All proceeds will go to the Owen Sound Midget Selects Fastball Team.

Come out to experience fastball at its best!


Owen Sound Roster:
Frank Cox
Jamie Simpson
Rob Fawcett – Port Elgin
Trevor Wardell
Matt Turcotte – Port Elgin
Pat Humphries
Tony Lisk
Darryl McKinnon – Port Elgin
Ken Kivell
Ryan Thompson
Aaron Whitney – Port Elgin
Mike Riley – Port Elgin
Mike Taylor
Bill Ottwell

Danish Dynamite Roster
2 Simon Rodgers
5 Thomas Hansen
08 Patrick McCarron
10 Anders Hansen
15 Jason McCarron
19 Alexander Brewerton
20 Jesper Panduro
21 Dennis Kihlgast
24 Gilles Fournier
25 Callum Ryan
29 Rasmus Sørensen
35 Jacob Heller
99 Kim Hansen
44 Jens Terkelsen
00 Don McCarron (assistant coach)
60 Valdemar Terkelsen (bat boy)

Czech National Fastball Team Roster:
Jirí Brabec
Marek Cermák
Michal Hudec
Ales Jetmar
Patrik Kolkus
Kamil Koukolik
Jindrich Majer
Roman Matuska
David Merti
Václav Mudra
Lubos Prochazka
Václav Svoboda
Petr Vacha
Lubos Vrbensky
Jan Cermak
Martin Brummel

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