Waterdown Hammer Bolsters Roster for 2008

Information courtesy of Dave Birnie, Ontario, Canada

Waterdown, Ontario

The Waterdown Hammer ( ISC II ) are pleased to announce 2 significant roster additions for 2008. Today’s signings include pitcher, Wayne Wells who has officially committed for the 2008 tournament season and catcher Troy Gilmour for selected tournaments.
Wayne Wells at 2005 Red Rock tournament
Wayne Wells, the hard throwing veteran right hander has an impressive resume and joins the Hammer unexpectedly. Wayne or “Wellsy” as he’s most commonly referred to is a resident of Peterborough Ontario and works as a Senior Health and Safety Consultant with Ontario Power Generation. This year, at the age of 47 Wellsy was reclassified for ISC II competition. Wellsy has participated in previous ISC World Tournaments with Peterborough Murphy Windmillers, Houston Aces and Happy Hollow Barons ( Wisconsin ) to name a few. Wellsy is a fierce competitor that brings a lot to the table.

Troy Gilmour will add a solid bat into the middle of the Hammer batting order. Gilly is one of those hitters that all coaches love to have, seems like he’s going to get a hit every single at bat and is a very tough out. Gilly and Wellsy have great chemistry together, Gilly has been Wellsy’s catcher for several years now and they will form a solid battery for the Hammer. Gilly is the Parks Superintendent for the Community and Leisure Services Dept. for the City of Quinte West. Gilly has previous ISC World Tournament experience with Peterborough, Napanee Express and the Houston Aces.

There are some key factors when evaluating players such as, longevity, grit, talent and can they win ? We think Wellsy and Gilly more then meet these expectations. Wellsy and Gilly will fit in nicely with their new teammates, actually Wellsy and Gilly aren’t really new to the team, they’ll be playing with some of their friends as several of the current Hammer players and coaching staff members are also former teammates.

The Hammer Coaching Staff of Pete Chambers, Kyle Davis, Tim Coe and Dave Birnie are thrilled to officially welcome Wayne Wells and Troy Gilmour to the Waterdown Hammer, welcome aboard !

Dave Birnie
Waterdown Hammer

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