Stittsville wins GOFL title

October 7th, 2009

Stittsville 56ers make it two years in a row, winning the I4C Consulting trophy and the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff championship with a 3 games to 2 series win over the Quyon COMBAT Flyers.

The 56ers won Game 4 by a score of 6-0. This game was started on Monday and completed on Tuesday. Game 5 immediately followed with Stittsville taking the deciding game 3-2 to win the Finals.

For more details, see the Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog written by our good friend Adam Brown:

Greater Ottawa Fastball League results

October 6th, 2009



The Greater Ottawa Fastball League ( best-of-five finals are knotted at one game apiece as both Stittsville 56ers and Quyon COMBAT Flyers won at home last week.

Game 1, Tuesday September 22
Stittsville 7 Quyon 1

Game 2, Thursday September 24
Quyon 4 Stittsville 3

Game 3 will be played at the Grove in Stittsville on Thursday October 1 at 8:30pm.
Quyon wins 2-1 in 8 innings

Game 4 rained out – to be resumed Tue October 6
Tied 0-0 in third inning

Alvinston wins St. Thomas league title

October 5th, 2009

Courtesy Andy Triest

The Alvinston Indians completed a task that they had not completed since the 2003 season. They won their first St. Thomas & District Major Fastball League Playoff Championship in 6 seasons, their 5th playoff championship in their 14 years in the league.

Alvinston was quick to get the offence going in Game 4 in Fingal versus Shedden on Sunday evening, when with two out and Steve Donald on first base, Theo Metron crushed a two-run home run to put Alvinston in front early.

John Ferguson started on the mound for Alvinston, and surrendered a run to Shedden in the opening inning, when Jeff MacPherson doubled to score Jason Dawdy. With the score now 2-1, Alvinston went away quietly in the second inning, but in the third, they got back to business in a big way. Andy Triest led off the inning for Alvinston with a walk, Joe Triest advanced him to second on a bunt, and then with 2 out, Chris Drew and Theo Metron both earned their way on base via walks, to load the bases. That set the stage for Alvinston’s big first baseman Jeff Ingram who hit a monster grand slam for Alvinston, to extend the lead to 6-1, and give Shedden the crushing blow that would ultimately seal their fate in the series.

Shedden did chip back in the bottom of the third when they counted a run, when Gary Cooke singled home Rob Burns for their second run, and a 6-2 deficit. Ferguson would then shut the door in the fourth for Alvinston, but in the fifth, allowed a couple base runners, and turned things over to Brad Young, who shut the door recording the final 2 outs of the inning, as Shedden had runners on second and third and were threatening to make the game closer, but failed to capitalize.

In the top of the seventh, Alvinston put the final nail in the coffin, when with two out, Scott Smith hit a 2 rbi single that scored both Jamie Shields (who led off with a pinch-hit double) and Theo Metron (who walked), to make the score 8-2. Brad Young would retire Shedden in order in the seventh inning, to make the Alvinston Indians the league’s well deserved playoff champions for 2009.

John Ferguson was the pitcher of record for Alvinston, as he earned the win, with Brad Young pitching effectively in relief to close the game and series out. The series finished with Alvinston defeating Shedden 3 games to 1.

All-in-all, Alvinston posted a record of 8 wins, and 3 losses in the playoffs. They defeated Glanworth 2-0 in the opening round best of three series, dethroned Glencoe, last year’s playoff champions, in a superb best 3 out of 5 semi-final series that went the distance, and then cruised to the playoff title in the finals, posting wins of 8-3, 9-4, and 8-2 in games 2, 3, and 4 versus Shedden to end the series, after an opening game loss of 2-1. Alvinston was a perfect 6-0 on the road in the playoffs, and were 2-3 on home soil.

Alvinston finished their successful 2009 season, with a record of 43 wins and 24 losses on the season, as they completed a 67 game schedule in 2009. They won two tournaments, as they were Champions of the Port Huron Invitational ISC II Qualifier, and the Pete Schwab Memorial Tournament in Frankenmuth, posting 6-0 records in each tournament. They finished in a tie for 9th at the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Rock Island, Illinois, and then capped off their season, by earning the St. Thomas & District Major Fastball League Playoff title. Congratulations are in order to Alvinston on a fantastic season, and a big thanks goes out to all of our loyal supporters and fans in the playoffs, who cheered us on to the Playoff Championship!

The Indians will be back in 2010, for their team’s 15th season!

Individual team stats now available

October 4th, 2009

Individual team stats now available from the 2009 ToC.

Click here.

Alvinston advances to play Shedden in St. Thomas league final

October 2nd, 2009


Game 1 Shedden @ Alvinston Thursday Sept 24 7:30 pm – Shedden wins

Game 2 Alvinston @ Shedden Sunday Sept 27 2:00 or 7:00 – Alvinston wins

Game 3 Tuesday Sept 29 Cancelled due to Rain.

Revised Schedule

Game 3 Thursday Oct 1 Shedden VS Alvinston 8:00 Alvinston wins 9-4

Game 4 Sunday Oct 4 Alvinston VS Shedden 7:00 In Fingal

Game 5 Wednesday Oct 7 Shedden VS Alvinston 8:00 In Alvinston If Necessary

***Note All of Sheddens Home Games are Played in Fingal

Videos from Ontario Challenge Cup

September 23rd, 2009

Below are links to videos from the Ontario Challenge Cup held Sept 18-20 in Stratford.

Video comes from Blair Setford shot using a Blackberry Curve and are posted on Blair’s You Tube channel. A total of eight videos have been posted.

McDoo A’s win the Kingston Fastball League

September 22nd, 2009

Cap tip Ivan Taylor’s Facebook:

Behind strong pitching from Barry and Jeff Van Hooser, the McAdoo A’s claimed their fifth consecutive Kingston Men’s Fastball League title with a 2-0 win over the Red Dogs Monday night at Garrigan Park.

The A’s won the best-of-five series 3-2 with the victory in the fifth and deciding game.

Chad Miller drove in Scott McDonald to open the scoring and Dave Baird homered in the fourth for an insurance run.

2010 Wyevale Tournament

September 22nd, 2009

Wyevale, ON

2010 Tournament Particulars
Dates: June 25-27
Entry Fee: $400
Prize Money: $2,500 Total ($1,500 for 1st)
# of Teams: 12
Pitching: ISC II Only
Location: Elmvale & Wyevale
UIC: Doug Cundall

The 2010 edition of the Wyevale Tournament will mark the 11th consecutive year that the Tribe has organized this annual event held in Elmvale & Wyevale. The tournament itself is a local tradition that is nearly 50 years old, and the Tribe is honoured to be carrying on a tradition that is so deeply rooted within our community.

The 2009 tournament was a resounding success both on and off the field, and the 2010 version will undoubtedly build upon the momentum created by last years competition.

In 2009 the Port Elgin Blue Devils defeated the Kitchener Outlaws in the championship game, and in doing so claimed the $1,500 1st prize. Noteably the Blue Devils went on to claim the ISC II TOC crown in Rock Island, IL. When asked after the TOC championship game by a Springwater News journalist ‘if there was a single reason why they were able to complete their magical chamionship run in 2009’, manager Jim McKinnon replied ‘There are many things that go into winning a championship, pitching, hitting, defence, but the single biggest factor for us this year was participating in Wyevale’s tournament”. (Note: Interview may not have actually taken place.)

Last Year’s Participants Included:

Port Elgin – 2009 TOC Champs, 2009 Wyevale Champs
Kitchener – 2009 St Clements Champs, 2009 Oswego Champs
Cobourg – 2009 OASA Masters Champs
Napanee – 2009 Jr Canadian Bronze Medalists
Minesing – 2009 Huntsville Champs
Palermo – 2009 TOC 17th Place (tied)
Waterloo – 2009 Jr Canadian 4th Place
Wyevale – 2009 TOC 5th Place (tied), 2009 North Ont Champs
Georgian Bay – 2009 Wyevale 3rd Place
Orangeville – 2009 IFL 2nd Place
Linwood – 2009 Jr Elims 5th Place
Toanche – 2009 SRFL 6th Place

Michael Kelly

Ontario Challenge Cup Sunday Scores

September 20th, 2009

Sunday Schedule
9:00 am
Game 28
Shakespeare Falcons 11 Glencoe Astros 7
WP Kevin Pomfret
LP Shaun Winship

11:00 am
Game 29
Wellington Sox 3 Shakespeare Falcons 2 – 8 innings
WP: Todd Uhrig
LP: Kevin Pomfret

Championship game
1:00 pm
Elmira Expos 5 Wellington Sox 4 – 11 innings
Elmira scores an unearned run in B11 for the win
WP: Casey Halstead in relief of Dan Martin
LP: Todd Uhrig

Congratulations to Elmira Expos, defending their Ontario Challenge Cup title and earning a berth to the 2010 ISC II Tournament of Champions in Midland, Michigan.

Thanks to Murray Patterson and Stratford Memorials Softball for hosting, UiC Paul Baier and his blue crew, Joe Todd, Rick Boyd, Doug Bach, Jim Marr and Jeff Whetstone along with Dennis Dosman and all of the scorekeepers and all the teams, players and fans.

Challenge Cup East – Sunday scores

September 20th, 2009

Ontario East Challenge Cup Sunday results.

Game 11 … North Fred 3 – Carp 1
Wp- Bryan Brooks … Lp- Dan Konkle in relief of Neil Cooke

Game 12 … Quyon 7 – North Fred 3
Wp- Joran Graham … Lp- Lyle Brown in relief of Bryan Brooks

—- Ontario East Challenge Cup 2009 —-
Champions … Quyon Combat Flyers
Runners-up … North Fred Kings
3rd place … Carp I4C Victory

Congratulations to the Quyon Combat Flyers and a big thank you to all the teams for entering the Challenge Cup East this year. A big thank you to the Blue Crew and U.I.C. George Findley.

And thank you to Harold MacMillan and McNabb Minor Softball for hosting the 2009 Challenge Cup East.

Ontario Challenge Cup Saturday Scores

September 19th, 2009

game # 12
Ingersoll Crush 4
Arthur Merchants 3
8 innings
wp Todd Winkworth
lp Jayme Ames
todd winkworth wp and drove home 3 runs in the b 8 for the victory

game 13
Shakespeare Falcons 5
Glencoe Astros 2
wp Fred Follings lp Steve Cook
Faulhafer Brothers Dave and Rob both had hr

game 14
Wellington Sox 6
Kitchenere Selects 0
wp Jeff Detta one Hitter lp Doug Hoffman

Game 15
Alvinston Indians 5
Hickson Reds 1
wp Brad Young
lp Mel Ross / releif Mark Van Vliet

Game 16
Elmira Expos 4
Oshweken Redmen 0
wp Casey Halstead 2 hitter and a 2 run homer and a single
lp Darren Zack

Game 17
Oshweken Redmen 8
Minesing Monarchs 2
wp Lee Hopkins and scored 3 runs
lp Mike Crawford, Kurt Glover

Game 18
Hickson Reds 1
Mississauga Sox 0
wp Mark Van Vliet
lp Glenn Dorrington

Game 20
Glencoe Astros 2
Ingersoll Crush 1
wp Shaun Winship
lp Adam Martin

game # 19
Cambridge Reds 7
Kitchener Selects 2
wp Kevin Buckley
lp Doug Hoffman

game 21
Hickson Reds 3
Osweken Redmen 0
wp Mark VanVliet,
lp Darren Zack

Game 22
Glencoe Astros 9
Cambridge Reds 2
wp Shaun Winship
lp Derek Mitchell

Game 23
Wellington Sox 6
Shakespeare Falcons 3
wp Todd Uhrig
lp Fred Follings

Game 24
Elmira Expos 2
Alvinston Indians 0
wp dan Martin
lp John Ferguson

Game 25
Shakespeare Falcons 3
Hickson Reds 0
wp Nic Laurette,
lp Mark Van Vliet

Game 26
Glencoe Astros 5 8 innings
Alvinston Indians 3
wp Shaun Winship in reflief of Steve Cook
lp Brad Young

Undefeated Game
game # 27
Elmira Expos 5
Wellington Sox 4
wp Casey Halstead
lp Todd Uhrig
Expos Travis Martin 2 singles and a home run, 1 of the singles and gwrbi in B7

Sunday Schedule
9:00 am
Game 28
Shakespeare Falcons Vs Glencoe Astros

11:00 am
Game 29
Wellngton Sox will play winner of Game 28

Championship game
1:00 pm
Elmira Expos vs winner Game 29

3:00 pm
If necessary

Challenge Cup East – Saturday Scores

September 19th, 2009

(Separate tournament from the Chall. Cup in Stratford, Ontario)
Carp defeated Blackburn 6-4 tonight at the ISC II Challnge Cup in McNab/Braeside
WP-Dan Konkle in relief of Darren Featherstone
LP-Bud Hanlon

Great game but very cold here tonight…


Game 2 … North Fred 3 – Team Easton 2
Wp- Bryan Brooks … Lp- Jeff Murphy

Game 3 … Donnacona 7 – Manotick 0
Wp- Francis Leclaire … Lp- Paul Ceppi

Game 4 … Team Easton 5 – Blackburn 2
Wp- Cory Costello … Lp- Andy Barber

Game 5 … Quyon 7 – Carp 1
Wp- Chad Hargrove … Lp Neil Cooke

Game 6 … North Fred 3 – Donnacona 2
Wp- Bryan Brooks … Lp- Francis Leclaire

Game 7 … Team Easton 7 – Donnacona 0
Wp- Cory Costello … Lp Francis Leclaire

Game 8 … Carp 9 – Manotick 6
Wp- Neil Cooke … Lp Trevor Lahey

Game 9 … Quyon 5 – North Fred 1
Wp- Drew Hathway … Lp Bryan Brooks

Game 10 … Carp 5 – Team Easton 4
Wp- Dan Konkle … Lp Dan Bradley

Harold MacMillan