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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Quyon wins 9-2 over Valley to take series

The Quyon Flyers won 9-2 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff action in Quyon on Tuesday night, winning their series over the Ottawa Valley As three games straight.

Matt Greer had the win and also hit a home run to help his cause. Curtis Daley had a two run shot and an RBI double for the Flyers.

Todd Wilson took the loss with Adam Reuckwald seeing action in relief.

The Flyers will advance to the GOFL Championship round along with the Micksburg Twins, with the other two teams to be determined.

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GOFL playoffs on Wednesday

Tonight in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoffs, Stittsville 56ers will host West Carleton Electric at the Grove for the fifth and deciding game of their series, starting at 8:30 pm.

In Manotick, I4C Victory and the Kars Aces will play a doubleheader starting at 7 pm, games two and three of their series. I4C leads one game to none.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cogeco TV coverage of the GOFL

Cogeco TV has been on site this year for Greater Ottawa Fastball League games in Micksburg, taping them for later broadcast on the local cable station in Pembroke. 

Thanks to Jamie Bramburger and his crew for this coverage and promotion of our league.

If you haven't seen any of the video, check out these links on YouTube - the quality is impressive.

Micksburg vs Stittsville - June 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYESCZOM-DU

Micksburg vs Kars - July 7 (#1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuDyrUfnCT8

Micksburg vs Kars - July 7 (#2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OhNdc6vS80

Micksburg vs Kars - July 7 (#3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MITVehntBz8

Bonus - Jamey Mick hitting a home run last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jB9JJpmDyE





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Valley Heritage Radio supports GOFL

Many times this season I have run into fastball fans in the area and been told "I was listening to Valley Heritage radio and heard that West Carleton Electric won (or lost) last night."

It's excellent for the Greater Ottawa Fastball League to have support from our local Ottawa Valley radio station who have been great at not just providing scores but also game details on their daily sports update.

If you are in their listening area, you can tune in at 98.7. If not, you can give them a listen online at http://valleyheritageradio.ca/. Support your local station!

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Newspaper coverage of the GOFL playoffs

From the West Carleton Review a couple of articles about the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoffs:

http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/sports-story/6819489-west-carleton-fastball-teams-on-brink-of-playoff-elimination/

http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/sports-story/6809604-playoffs-start-in-greater-ottawa-fastball-league/

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West Carleton Electric evens series with Stittsville in extra innings

West Carleton Electric forced a deciding game five in their Greater Ottawa Fastball League series with a 3-2 win over the Stittsville 56ers in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday night. The exciting game was well played in front of a decent crowd and took eight innings to finish.

Andy Barber (WC) and Kyle Olson (56ers) were the pitchers of record, going the distance for their respective teams.

The Electric plated the first run of the game on a Trevor Barton solo homer in the bottom of the first.

Stittsville responded in the top of the second. John Craig singled with one out and took second on a walk to Jamie O'Hare with two out. An infield single to Aaron Amo loaded the bases. Tyler Nystedt's grounder was bobbled and the throw to third to try for the force was late, tying things at 1-1.

Both pitchers continued to throw well and the game ended after seven tied at one, despite both squads having good chances in the seventh.

In the top of the final regulation inning, the 56ers loaded the bases with two out without getting the ball through the infield. Nystedt's swinging bunt got him on base, followed by a walk to Dan Jessiman. Scott Jessiman then drilled one up the middle and it was knocked down by Barton the second baseman to save a run, but he was unable to get an out. Barber induced a strike out to end the threat.

The bottom of the seventh saw Jeff Cavanagh reach on an infield single. He was erased on a fielder's choice to his brother Steve Cavanagh. The Trics elected to put Chris Costello in to run for the SCav and he moved to second on Spencer Rodd's walk. Both runners moved up 60 feet on a wild pitch. Andy Barber then hit a hard grounder but O'Hare made a good play at second base to end the inning.

The eighth inning brought on the international tie breaker, and Ryan Bond went to second for Stittsville. He moved to third on a very well-placed bunt single by Luc D'Entremont. Craig then singled, scoring Bond to get the 56ers the lead. Barber got out of the inning with two strikeouts and a ground out.

The Electric put Andy Barber on second for their half of the eighth. After a strikeout, Barber advanced to third on a wild pitch. Brother Jeff Barber's single to right tied the game. Shawn Rebertz then singled sending Mike Cavanagh to the plate. Cavanagh hit a walk off single to score the game winning run, tying the series at two games apiece.

The series deciding game will be played Wednesday August 24 at 8:30 pm at the Grove in Stittsville.

Fitzroy
Andy Barber WIN 8IP 2R 1ER 7H 5BB 10K

Trevor Barton 1-4, HR, RBI, R
Jeff Barber 2-4, RBI, R
Shawn Rebertz 1-4
Mike Cavanagh 1-4, RBI
Neil Murphy 1-3, 2B
Jeff Cavanagh 2-3

Stittsville
Kyle Olson 8IP 3R 3ER 8H 1BB 5K

Aaron Amo 1-5
Tyler Nystedt 1-4
Dan Jessiman 3BB
Scott Jessiman 2-4
Luc D'Entremont 1-4
John Craig 2-4, R, RBI



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Monday, August 22, 2016

GOFL playoff games

Greater Ottawa Fastball League games this week:

Stittsville 56ers at West Carleton Electric in Fitzroy Harbour on Monday August 22 at 8:30 pm. 56ers lead series 2-1. Game 5 if necessary on Wednesday August 24 at 8:30 pm in Stittsville.

Ottawa Valley As at Quyon Flyers in Quyon on Tuesday August 23 at 8 pm. Quyon leads series 2-0.

I4C Victory and Kars Aces in Manotick on Wednesday August 24, a doubleheader at 7 pm and 9 pm. I4C leads the series 1-0.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Quyon beats Valley 4-2 - the details

from Shawn Laframboise

Quyon took a 2-0 series lead with a 4-2 win over the Valley As Thursday night in Carp. Trevor "Jim" Lahey earned the win while Adam Rueckwald took the loss with both pitchers going the distance for their respective clubs. The game saw lots of base runners but there was only scoring in two innings.

With one out in the top of the first, Dennis McCleary singled, stole second, and took 3rd on a passed ball. Rueckwald escaped the inning with a strike out and a long fly out to the warning track in left field. In the bottom half of the inning the As threatened. With one out, Steve Frost executed a perfect bunt single and moved up to second on Kyle Couvieau's single to right field. Lahey got out of the inning with 2 strike outs. The game remained scoreless after one inning of play. 

The Flyers did all their scoring in the top of the second. After a pop up to the pitcher for the first out, Shawn Laframboise singled up the middle. Chris Hobbs grounded to the pitcher who looked to second to get the lead runner. The ball popped out of the second baseman's glove, leaving both runners safe. Lahey then hit a fly ball to left field for the second out, and both runners advanced 60 feet on the tag up. Jordan Kearns then hit a 2-out flare over short stop, which should have scored 2 easily, but some poor base running led to the runner on second only advancing to third. Dave Hobbs followed that up with a 3-run shot to right field to make it 4-0 for the visitors. 

Both pitchers settled in and the score remained the same until the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Ben Wade singled and advanced to third on consecutive passed balls. He came in to score on Frost's 3rd single of the game. He would also advance to 3rd on consecutive passed balls and score on Ryley Burns soft grounder that eluded Lahey. Lahey was able to get out of the inning with another strike out. 

Quyon threatened again in the sixth and seventh but wasn't able to push anything across. The As went down in order in the last two innings to make the final score 4-2 for Quyon. 

Pitching
Trevor Lahey (win) 7IP, 2R, 1ER, 6H, 1BB, 12Ks
Adam Rueckwald (loss) 7IP, 4R, 0ER, 8H, 2BB, 7K

Quyon Hitting
S. Laframboise 2/3 R
D. Hobbs 1/4 HR, 3RBI
D. McCleary 1/3 BB
J. Kearns 1/3 RBI, R
T. Lahey 1/3
J. McCleary 1/4
N. Armitage 1/4

Valley Hitting
S. Frost 3/4 RBI 
K. Couvieau 1/3
D. Baird 1/3
B. Wade 1/4

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Thursday playoff results

Thursday night playoff results in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League:

The Quyon Flyers beat the Ottawa Valley As 4-2 in Carp to take a 2-0 lead in their best of five series. Trevor Lahey had the win while Adam Rueckwald took the loss.

In Fitzroy, the Stittsville 56ers beat West Carleton Electric 8-4 to go up 2-1 in their series. Kyle Olson got the win, Andy Barber the loss with Steve Cavanagh working relief.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kingston Axemen in top 12 at ISC World Tournament

After losing their first game 4-2 to the Kegel Black Knights of North Dakota, the Kingston Axemen have reeled of three straight wins at the International Softball Congress World Tournament in Moline, Illinois.

All of the Axemen wins have been by a single run: 3-2 over the Todd's Mudjacking of Illinois, 7-6 over Topeka Toros from Kansas, and 8-7 yesterday over the #10 ranked Bloomington, IL Stix.

Next up is a game at 3 pm Eastern Time against the A1 Bombers, based out of Saskatchewan. Kingston is currently one of only twelve teams remaining in the World Tournament.

GOFL players Matt Greer (Quyon), Joran Graham (Micksburg), Brad Pender and Nick Ellis (both with Kars) are on the Kingston roster.


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Stittsville evens series with 10-8 win over West Carleton

The Stittsville 56ers evened their best-of-five Greater Ottawa Fastball League series at 1-1 with a 10-8 win over West Carleton Electric on Wednesday night at the Grove.

Kyle Olson got the win going the distance for the home team while Cole Bolton took the loss in relief of Andy Barber. Steve Cavanagh threw to one batter in relief.

West Carleton got out to an early 7-0 lead. Derek Barber, Jeff Barber and Bolton all had home runs for the Electric.

A three run shot by Dan Jessiman in the fourth narrowed the score to 7-3. After another Stittsville run, the Electric pushed the lead to 8-4 on an RBI single by Neil Murphy in the fifth.

However, a four run inning for the 56ers, including two more RBIs by Jessiman, tied things at 8.

In the bottom of the sixth Luc D'Entremont, with the bases loaded and two out, drove a ball up the middle that hit the pitcher's glove and blooped out into right field, scoring two to get the 56ers ahead.

When the Electric couldn't respond in the top of the seventh, the 56ers tied the series at 1-1.

Game three will be Thursday night at 8:30pm in Fitzroy Harbour.

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Kars - I4C Victory game postponed

Game 2 of the Kars Aces - I4C Victory game had to be postponed tonight. They will play a double header for games two and three on Wednesday August 24 in Manotick.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday games rained out

Both Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff games scheduled for tonight have been rained out.

Game 2 of WC Electric vs Stittsville will be played at the Grove on Wednesday August 17 at 8:30 pm.

Game 2 of Quyon vs Ottawa Valley As will be rescheduled, date to be posted when confirmed.

Game 2 of Kars vs I4C Victory was already scheduled for Wednesday August 17 at 8 pm in Manotick.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Eastern Ontario teams to compete at the Squirt Provincials (UPDATED)

There are 23 teams competing in Ontario Amateur Softball Association provincial tournaments for Squirt boys (U12) softball this weekend.

The "A" tournament will be held in Springbrook, with the Westport Storm competing. (Westport went 1-2)

The "B" tournament is in Cobourg, and will feature teams from Greely, Micksburg and the Caveman's West Carleton squad. (Greely and Micksburg went 0-2. West Carleton went 1-2, including a heart-breaker 3-2 loss to Owen Sound where it was the Caveman vs Frank Cox's son in a pitching duel.)

The "C" tournament is also in Cobourg and has Laurentian Valley (near Pembroke) participating. (LV went 2-2.)

Full links to the tournament draws and results, visit the OASA website.

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I4C Victory takes game one over Kars - WITH DETAILS

I4C Victory won the first game of their Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff best-of-five series over the Kars Aces with a 3-0 win on Wednesday night in Manotick.

Andrew Putnam got the win, throwing a one hitter. Brad Porter took the loss.

details from Adam Fleming


Kars Aces and I4C started their best of 5 playoff series last night in Manotick. Brad Porter had the ball for Kars and Andrew Putnam for I4C.

After a scoreless first, I4C got on the board in the second. Andrew Putnam lead off the inning with a home run to centerfield. Chris MacFarlane then tripled to left field and was scored on a single by Adam Fleming. 

Kars threatened in the 4th with two outs. Cory Morrison singled and Nick Ellis walked. Putnam got the next batters to pop up and strikeout to end the inning. 

I4C added a run in the 6th. Putnam started it with a single that was misplayed in the outfield allowing him to hustle around to third base. Trevor Watts scored him with a line drive to right that just got under the fielder's glove allowing Putnam to score and Watts to end up on third. Porter got out of the inning with a strikeout. 

Kars rallied in the 6th. Morrison lead off with a sharply hit grounder to shortstop that got past the I4C defense. Ellis then reached on an error and the runners moved up on a passed ball. Kyle Gourgon walked to load the bases with none out. Putnam was able to strikeout the next 3 batters to end the inning. 

No runs were scored in the 7th and I4C was able to start the series with a 3-0 win. Andrew Putnam had the win with 16 Ks and Brad Porter took the loss striking out 8. 

Game 2 will be next Wednesday in Manotick at 830.

I4C

Andrew Putnam     2-3, HR, 2R
Chris MacFarlane  2-3, 3B, R
Trevor Watts           1-3, RBI
Adam Fleming        2-3, RBI, 2B
Hunter Macdonald 1-3

Kars 

Corey Morrison 1-3
Luke Serverson BB
Kyle Gourgon    BB

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Five Local Softball Players win Silver at Provincial Women's Championships


from Stephanie Manson

In their inaugural season, the Bytown Belles brought home the silver medal at the Intermediate I Provincials (Provincial Women's Softball Association) in Chepstow, Ontario. The team features five players with connections to the Ottawa Valley: Amber O’Connor, Elissa Sivel and Jean Cardona from Pembroke, Erin Durant (originally from Prescott), who is married to Cobden baseball and softball player Brad Pender, and Stephanie Manson, whose family is originally from Killaloe.

The Bytown Belles started the tournament with a disappointing 1-3 record in the round robin, despite strong offensive performances by O’Connor and Durant and gutsy pitching performances by Cardona and Sivel.
Due to their slow start, the Belles found themselves in a sudden death tie-break game against the Whitby Eagles to advance to the playoff round early Sunday morning. Despite a 9-1 loss to the Eagles earlier in the tournament, the Belles mercied the Eagles 8-1 in only five innings. Durant was 3-4 on the game with a run scored, four RBIs and two triples.

In the semi-finals, the Belles faced the undefeated Windsor Wild. The Wild had beaten the Belles by a significant margin in round robin play. Jean Cardona came up big for the Belles in the semi-finals, pitching a complete game and holding the power-hitting Wild to only one run scored through seven innings. In the bottom of the seventh inning, O’Connor was the hero, hitting a double to the fence to score a runner from first base with one out. The Wild then loaded the bases on walks before Brye Corkum hit a hard groundball at the pitcher, resulting in an error and the Belles’ beating the Wild in walk-off fashion.

The Belles then faced the hometown Chepstow Diamonds in the gold medal game. Cardona pitched in her second game of the day and delivered another excellent complete-game performance against a great hitting team. Unfortunately, the Belles bats went cold and lost 4-1 and settled for the silver medal.

In addition to finishing with the silver medal, Belles pitcher Allie Hipgrave was named top pitcher of the tournament. The Belles opted out of attending the Canadian National Championships in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island from August 24-28. However, Durant and Sivel will be attending the tournament as pickups with the Whitby Eagles.

 (left to right): Amber O'Connor, Erin Durant, Jean Cardona, Elissa Sivel


Back row (left to right): Erin Durant, Elissa Sivel, Stacey Austick, Stephanie Manson, Lisa Ryerson, Shelby Robblee, Leah Mark, Allie Hipgrave

Front row (left to right): Hal Whitcomb (head coach), Shawna Niskanen, Brye Corkum, Jean Cardona, Stephanie Bouchey, Amber O'Connor

Not pictured: Dustin Whitcomb (coach) and Tasha Doucette

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WC Electric win first game over Stittsville

West Carleton Electric took the first game 8-3 in the best-of-five playoff series at the Grove over the Stittsville 56ers on Wednesday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play.

Cole Bolton had the win, with Andy Barber picking up the save. Kyle Olson went the distance for the home team.

The Electric got a run in the first. Andy Barber singled with one out and moved to second on Derek Barber's single. Jeff Barber's grounder erased Andy at third, but he reached safely. Jeff Cavanagh's RBI single cashed Derek.

The 56ers answered back with two in the bottom of the opening inning. Aaron Amo singled, stole second and scored on Dan Jessiman's double. Jessiman scored on Luc D'Entremont's off hand double down the line to left.

West Carleton retook the lead in the second. Neil Murphy reached on an error, moved to second on a ground out and scored on Mike Cavanagh's single. Andy Barber's triple scored Cavanagh to make it 3-2.

The Electric pushed the lead to 4-2 in the top of the third when Jeff Barber doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on Trevor Barton's ground out.

Stittsville answered with one in the bottom of the third. Dan Jessiman was hit by a pitch with two out and scored on brother Scott's triple deep to right-centre.

The 56ers threatened in the fourth. John Craig singled to lead things off, and Olson reached on an error. After two strike outs, Amo walked to load the bases. However Bolton induced a ground ball to get out of the inning.

Andy Barber came in to pitch for WC in the bottom of the fifth and put the 56ers down in order.

West Carleton plated some insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Andy Barber singled to start, and made it to third on Derek Barber's single. A walk to Jeff Barber loaded the bases. Steve Cavanagh then hit a ground and the 56ers went for the out at home but were unable to make the play, scoring Andy. After a fielder's choice by Barton that saw Derek thrown out at home, a ground out by Murphy scored Jeff Barber. Shawn Rebertz then drove in Cavanagh and Barton to make it 8-3.

Stittsville got two runners on in the seventh with a walk to Ryan Bond and a single by Dan Jessiman, but Barber struck out the final two batters to end the game.

Fitzroy
Cole Bolton WIN 4IP 3R 3ER 6H 3K 1BB 1HBP
Andy Barber SAVE 3IP 0R 2H 8K 1BB

Andy Barber 3-4, 3B, RBI, R
Derek Barber 2-4, R
Jeff Barber 1-2, 2BB, 2R, 2B
Jeff Cavanagh 1-3, RBI
Trevor Barton RBI, R
Neil Murphy RBI, R
Shawn Rebertz 1-4, 2B, 2RBI
Michael Cavanagh 1-4, RBI, R

Stittsville
Kyle Olson LOSS 7IP 8R 2ER 9H 4K 3BB

Aaron Amo 1-3, BB, R, SB
Dan Jessiman 2-3, 2R, RBI, HBP
Scott Jessiman 1-4, 3B, RBI
Luc D'Entremont 1-4, 2B, RBI
John Craig 2-3
Kyle Olson 1-3, SB

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Quyon comes back to win 12-5 over the Valley As - WITH DETAILS

The Quyon Flyers came back using the long ball to propel to a 12-5 win over the Ottawa Valley As in the first game of their best-of-five Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff series on Tuesday night.

Drew Hathway had the win, with Trevor Lahey working an inning of relief. Todd Wilson took the loss and Adam Rueckwald saw action in relief.

Valley jumped out to 5-3 lead going into the fourth until the Flyers' come back started.

The Flyers hit six home runs. Dennis McCleary hit two out and drove in five runs. Nick Armitage and Chris Hobbs both had two run bombs, while Joe McCleary and Matt Greer hit solo shots.

Next up in the series is Game 2 on Tuesday August 16 at 8:30 pm in Carp.

Details from Shawn Laframboise


Quyon opened up its first round playoff series with a 12-5 victory at home on Tuesday night. Drew Hathway earned the win, pitching 4 innings and giving up 5 runs, and Trevor Lahey saw an inning of relief action before the game ended by way of the run rule. Todd Wilson took the loss pitching 3+ innings with Adam Rueckwald pitching 1.2 innings in relief for the visitors.

Valley took the lead in the first inning. Steve Frost singled with one out and advanced to second on a fielder's choice. After swiping 3rd on a fake bunt Frost came in to score on a wild pitch. 

The Flyers answered back with 3 in the bottom half of the first. Dave Hobbs led off with a walk and scored on a Dennis McCleary homerun. After retiring the next two batters, Wilson gave up back-to-back base hits to Hathway and Nick Armitage. Hathway then scored on a Shawn Laframboise grounder to short that was misplayed.

Both teams operated a clean second inning and the visitors retook the lead in the third. Clayton Vance and Frost each singled to start the inning. Vance stole third and scored on a Kyle Couvieau ground out to second base. Ryley Burns walked for the second time to put runners on the corners. A Lindsay Medynski base hit scored Frost and Burns came all the way around to score when the ball was misplayed in the outfield. 

The home side threatened in the bottom half but Wilson was able to pitch out of the jam. 

The A's added 1 more in the top of the fourth. Jackson Vance drew a lead off walk and stole second before advancing to third on a wild pitch. Vance then scored on a Shane Boyd sac fly.

Down 5-3, the Flyers bats erupted for 7 runs in the bottom of the fourth, all scoring by way of the long ball. Curtis Daley and Hobbs led off with singles and scored on Dennis McCleary's second homer of the night. The A's made a pitching change and brought in Rueckwald to replace Wilson. After a couple of groundouts, Hathway singled and scored on an Armitage homerun. Laframboise followed that up with a single and he scored on Chris Hobbs' pinch hit two run homer.

Lahey came on to pitch the fifth for Quyon. Frost reached on an error to the second baseman but Lahey was able to retire the next three batters. The run rule was invoked in the bottom of the fifth when Joe McCleary and Matt Greer but back-to-back solo homeruns to make it a 12-5 final.

Quyon Pitching
Drew Hathway (W) 4IP, 5R, 5ER, 4H, 4BB, 2K
Trevor Lahey 1IP, 0R, 1K

Valley Pitching
Todd Wilson (L) 3+IP, 6R, 5ER, 8H, 1BB, 2K
Adam Rueckwald 1.2IP, 6R, 6ER, 6H, 1K

Quyon Hitting
Nick Armitage 3/3 HR, 2 RBI
Chris Hobbs 1/1 HR, 2 RBI
Dennis McCleary 2/4 2 HR, 5 RBI
Matt Greer 2/4 HR
Joe McCleary 1/4 HR
Drew Hathway 2/2 SAC, 2R
Curtis Daley 1/2 BB, R
Shawn Laframboise 1/3 R, ROE

Valley Hitting
Steve Frost 2/3 2R, ROE
Lindsay Medynski 1/3 2 RBI
Clayton Vance 1/3 R
Shane Boyd 0/1, SAC, RBI
Riley Burns 0/1 2 BB, R
Kyle Couvieau 0/2, SAC, RBI
Jackson Vance 0/1 BB

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Monday, August 08, 2016

GOFL 2016 playoffs

Greater Ottawa Fastball League best of five playoff series are as follows:

1st Micksburg Twins (13-5) have the bye to the next round

2nd Quyon Flyers (12-5-1) vs 7th Ottawa Valley As (3-14-1)

The Flyers won the season series with two wins and a tie. First game of the series will be on Tuesday August 9 at 8:30 pm in Quyon, with the next games to be determined.

3rd Kars Aces (12-5-1) vs 6th I4C Victory (6-11)

The Aces won the season series with two wins and a loss. First game of the series will be on Wednesday August 10 at 8:30 pm in Manotick, with the next game to be determined.

4th Stittsville 56ers (7-9-2) vs 5th West Carleton Electric (7-10-1)

The 56ers and Electric were evenly matched this year with the teams each winning a game, losing a game and tying one for the regular season series. The first three games of the series will be as follows:
Wednesday August 10 in Stittsville at 8:30 pm
Tuesday August 16 in Fitzroy Harbour at 8:30 pm
Wednesday August 17 in Stittsville at 8:30 pm

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Quyon defeats I4C Victory 8-1

The Quyon Flyers defeated I4C Victory 8-1 in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League final regular season game on Monday in Quebec.

Trevor Lahey earned the win while Matt Mackay took the loss for I4C.

The win sealed second place for Quyon while Victory finished in sixth.

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GOFL playoff picture - with an UPDATE

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoff picture, explained.

1st: Micksburg Twins have clinched first with 26 points. They will take the bye into the final playoff round.

2nd / 3rd: Kars Aces (25 points) and Quyon Flyers (23 points) await the results of the final regular season GOFL game on Monday (tonight) with the Flyers hosting I4C at 8 pm. A win by Quyon sees them earn second, based on head to head results with Kars. A loss or tie for the Flyers sees the Aces take second place.

If Quyon wins, they will host Valley As in the 2 vs 7 series first game on Tuesday August 9 at 8 pm. The Aces would then play I4C in first of the 3 vs 6 series on Wednesday August 10 in Manotick, time TBD.

If Quyon loses or ties, they will host I4C Victory in the 3 vs 6 series opener on Tuesday August 9. Kars would play Valley and they would likely get started on Wednesday August 10 in Manotick.

4th / 5th: Stittsville 56ers (16 points) and West Carleton Electric (15 points) finish 4th and 5th respectively and will play each other in the best of five first round.
Game 1: Wednesday August 10 at 8:30 pm in Stittsville
Game 2: Tuesday August 16 at 8:30 pm in Fitzroy Harbour
Game 3: Wednesday August 17 at 8:30 pm in Stittsville

6th: I4C Victory (12 points) has their final game on Monday. As described above, if they win or tie, they will face Quyon in the playoffs. If they lose, the play Kars.

7th: Ottawa Valley As (7 points) await the game result on Monday to see if their opponent is Quyon or Kars.

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Quebec Juniors wins U21 National title in Tavistock

The Quebec Juniors, fresh off a semi-final appearance at the Gil Read Memorial Tournament, won the Softball Canada U21 Men's Nationals in Tavistock this past weekend in dramatic fashion with a 11-10 walk off win in the final over Oshawa. Team QC went undefeated in the event at 8-0.

More info here:
http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/2016/08/07/the-quebec-st-leonard-express-won-the-under-21-canadian-fast-pitch-nationals-with-a-walk-off-in-the-bottom-of-the-seventh#

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Micksburg wins both games in doubleheader, clinches first

from Scott Conroy

Micksburg Twins won both games in their doubleheader against I4C Victory on Thursday night in the 'Burg to clinch first place in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League. I was "gone fishin'" so just posting now.

Game 1:

Game one of the double header worth 6 points started under the sun in Micksburg. A hot night saw Joran Graham pick up the win and Shane McNish take the loss.

A good crowd on hand in Micksburg was treated to the “visiting” team threatening early, as Micksburg played game 1 as the visitor. After loading the bases with none out in the first, McNish was able retire the next 3 batters faced to keep it a 0-0 game.

The Twins would strike 4 times in the third inning. Jamey Mick would drive in Andy McIntyre on a single followed by a Joran Graham single. Corey Costello then put a 3 run home run over the left field fence.

Joran Graham would continue to shut down the I4C order. The Twins added 5 to their lead in the top of the fourth and seal the win after 5 innings.

Andy Mcintyre 1-2, BB, 2 runs
Jamey Mick 1-1, 2 BB, RBI, run
Joran Graham 1-1, 2 BB, 2 runs
Corey Costello 1-2, HR, BB, 3 RBI
Chad Costello BB, run
Kyle Jackson 1-2, BB, 2 RBI, run

Game 2:

After a quick 20 minute break to allow the players to re hydrate, many fans stuck around for a sure to be entertaining second game. Again worth 3 points, Corey Costello took the ball for Micksburg and Andrew Putnam countered for I4C.

Both pitchers started the game strong by each striking out the side in order. It wasn’t until the top of the fourth where Matt McNish had a two out double before Andrew Putnam drove him in with a single.

Micksburg would answer right back. Joran Graham would walk to start the bottom of 4. With two outs, Kyle Jackson drove a ball over the center field fence to make it a 2-1 game.

The game had a playoff like atmosphere to it all the way to the end as both teams refused to give an inch. Micksburg would add a run in the bottom of the 6th. Costello would finish it off in the seventh striking out the side for the complete game win. Putnam was handed the loss.

Joran Graham BB, run
Corey Costello BB, run
Kyle Jackson 1-1, HR, 2 RBI, 2 HBP

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Micksburg beats WC Electric 9-2

Micksburg Twins defeated West Carleton Electric 9-2 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action up in the 'Burg on Tuesday night.

Joran Graham had the win while Steve Cavanagh took the loss.

West Carleton took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth - then the Twins scored eight to end the game on the run rule.

Mickburg got on the board in the third when Jamey Mick's double scored Andrew McIntyre who had reached on a fielder's choice and stole second.

West Carleton answered back with two in the fourth. Neil Murphy singled to start the inning. He took second on a wild pitch. Shawn Rebertz's flare to right was misplayed and the ball knocked out of bounds scoring Murph. Rebertz subsequently scored on Jeff Cavanagh's single.

The Twins ended the game on the run rule by putting up an eight spot in the fifth. Jamey Mick had another double and Quentin Rook had a three run homer in the inning.

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Get together for Daryle Meek

Info from Paul Sauve



There will be a get together for Daryle Meek at the Braeside RA Centre on Saturday August 13 at noon, rain or shine. Daryle played many fastball for many years including the Arnprior Men's Fastball League. He also played for the Arnprior Packers Jr B team as well as in local men's hockey leagues.

Organizers are inviting anyone who was played fastball or hockey with or against Daryle over the year to come out and support. There will be a BBQ and a pick up game of softball on the diamonds, and a DJ with music.

Daryle has some health challenges and is looking forward to see all his friends, former teammates and opponents that can attend.


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Stittsville wins bronze at midget qualifier

from Al Read

The Midget Girls Tier II Stittsville 56’ers attended the 2016 Provincial Women's Softball Assocaition Eastern Provincial Qualifier this past weekend in Port Perry.

The first game was against La Salle (near Windsor) and the 56’ers didn’t get off to the start they were looking for. With lefty Sara Entwistle on the mound for Stittsville, the team struggled early with some errors and every ball put in play by La Salle found a hole. In a shorten game decided by the mercy rule, the 56’ers fell 10-3.

The team then had to go the “long road” with the first game against host Port Perry. Katie Wolf was dominant on the rubber and the bats came alive with an impressive 8-1 win also via the mercy rule.

There wasn’t much rest to be had as the 56’ers then took on Kitchener Black. With Katie Wolf back on the hill, her performance was superb recording 14 strikeouts. Alex Demers hit a home run in the 6th inning to put the 56’ers up 5-2 and although Coach Al Read tore some hair out, they hung on in the 7th for a 5-4 win, sending them to the 7pm game.

The 7pm game matched them up with the other Kitchener team, Kitchener White. Sara Entwistle was back on the mound and was awesome! An unfortunate injury to the 56’ers center fielder Sara (Pillar) Prebinski, forced veteran and team co-captain Erika Geoffrion into the position for most of the game…. And she made it count, starting with throwing out a runner at the plate when the score was 0-0, she followed it up with an amazing catch in the gap  with the bases loaded and only 1 out. So shocked were the Kitchener team, no one tagged up and the score remained 1-1. Following a line drive to Rachel Ross at 2nd base, the 56’ers got out of it. In the bottom of the 6th, the bottom of the order came through scoring 2 runs and staking the 56’ers to a 3-1 lead which they held on to and punch their ticket to the Provincial A championships in Ancaster in two weeks.

After 4 long hard fought games however, Stittsville wasn’t finished their comeback. Sunday morning matched them up once again with the La Salle team that mercied them in game one and sent them on this long hard road. The 56’ers had revenge on their minds. With Katie Wolf on the hill, every single player on the team rose to the occasion – doubles, triples, another home run by Alex Demers and some real solid defence… the team from LaSalle didn’t know what hit them. The 56’er sent them home via a 14-6 win.

The 56’er followed the big win with a match vs. rivals Brampton. The heat, the exhaustion and the emotions got the best of the 56’ers in this one though spotting Brampton to an early 5-0 lead. However they wouldn’t go away quietly. Stittsville scored 4 in the 3rd and the game remained 5-4 until the bottom of the 6th when Brampton scored 2 more to win the game 7-4. This sent Stittsville home with an extremely hard fought Bronze medal and a spot in the Provincial A championship.



From left to right front row
Sara Entwistle, Rachel Ross, Alex Demers, Alex Geoffrion, Shaylyn James, Ryann Seiler

Back row
Asst coach Peter Read, Erika Geoffrion, Zoe More, Asst coach Dale Aiken, Sara Prebinski, Claire Campbell, Katie Wolf, Asst coach Nicole Dunlop, and Head coach Al Read.

Missing from picture Jenna Bjornson

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Friday, July 29, 2016

GOFL playoff scenarios - updated from Thursday

It's that time of year when the Greater Ottawa Fastball League regular season starts to wind down and playoffs are coming up soon, likely the week of August 9th. As such, here is a breakdown of where teams may end up in the standings.

Kars Aces (12-5-1)
The Aces are currently in top spot, and could stay there. However, if the Flyers win their final game, Kars loses the tiebreaker as Quyon has the season series. If Micksburg wins their remaining games, the Aces could finish as low as third.

Quyon Flyers (11-5-1, one game remaining vs I4C)
The Flyers are in second, but with a win in the final game could finish on top as they hold the season series advantage over Kars. If they lose their final game, and Micksburg wins out, they could finish as low as third.

Micksburg Twins (9-5, three games* remaining against I4C, one game remaining vs WC Electric)
The * above is because the Twins are actually going to play a doubleheader against I4C with six points on the line - three per game. If the Twins win out, they could go as high as first. If they lose their remaining games, they could go as low as fourth.

Stittsville 56ers (7-9-2)
The 56ers are in fourth. They could fall to as low as sixth depending on how I4C and West Carleton do in their remaining games.

West Carleton Electric (7-9-1, one game remaining vs Micksburg)
WC is in fifth, but a win in their last game could see the Electric bump up to fourth. However, a loss and some wins by I4C in their remaining games could the Trics bump down to sixth.

I4C Victory (6-8, three games* remaining against Micksburg, one game remaining vs Quyon)
As mentioned above, the "six point" doubleheader next week will be a big determining factor on where I4C ends up. The could go as high as third, but if they lose all their remaining games, they could be sixth.

Ottawa Valley As (3-14-1)
The As will finish seventh.

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Thursday night results from the GOFL

Thursday night scores in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League

Kars Aces 9 Quyon Flyers 6
The Aces won a big game in Quyon by a score of 9-6. Brad Porter had the win and Luke Severson earned the save. Trevor Lahey started for Quyon, with Matt Greer ending up with the loss, and Drew Hathway seeing time in relief.

Stittsville 56ers 8 Ottawa Valley As 5
In the first game of a doubleheader in Carp, the 56ers scored three late to win 8-5, lead by two home runs from Dan Jessiman. Adam Smith had the pitching win. Adam Rueckwald took the loss in relief of Todd Wilson.

West Carleton Electric 12 Ottawa Valley As 6
The Electric prevailed in the second game of the doubleheader by a score of 12-6. Andy Barber had the win in relief of starter Steve Cavanagh. Bryan Armstrong took the loss in relief of Rueckwald. Charlie Ross had a homer for the Trics.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday night in the GOFL

Greater Ottawa Fastball League results from Wednesday night:

Kars Aces 14 Stittsville 56ers 3
Luke Severson got the win for the Aces, while Luc D'Entremont took the loss for Stittsville.

Micksburg Twins vs I4C Victory was rained out in the first inning. A make up doubleheader in Micksburg will be played on Thursday August 4.

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Article: Oswego becomes first U.S. team to capture Gil Read tournament in Carp

Some media coverage of the Gil Read Memorial Tournament - article posted here.

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Flyers over As 4-3

In Greater Ottawa Fastball League last night in the Pontiac, the Quyon Flyers defeated the Ottawa Valley As 4-3.

Drew Hathway, in his first GOFL game since 2013, had the start for Quyon, with Trevor Lahey getting the win in relief. Hathway drove in the winning run for the Flyers.

Adam Rueckwald had a start for Valley with Todd Wilson see action in relief.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Action photos from the Gil Read

Some action photos from the Gil Read Memorial Tournament - photo credit Jessica Cuhna, Metroland.

 Andy Barber pitching with Steve McCord playing third base
 Jeff Barber at bat
Neil Murphy at bat

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Helene Rivest wins volunteer award

Helene Rivest, a common sight at Greater Ottawa Fastball League games, won an award from the Goulbourn Museum in recognition of her volunteer efforts.  Helene is the official scorekeeper for the Stittsville 56ers and also kept score at the Gil Read Memorial Tournament this past weekend as well as the OASA Squirt Qualifier in Fitzroy Harbour the weekend before that.

Congrats Helene!

Article here: http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/6781624-goulbourn-museum-s-heritage-advocacy-award-presented-to-helene-rivest-of-stittsville/

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2016 Ontario Challenge Cup to be played in Glanworth


2016 Ontario Challenge Cup to be played in Glanworth

Glanworth, ON - ISC Canada East is pleased to announce that the 2016 Laverne Reichert Memorial Ontario Challenge Cup will be played in Glanworth on the weekend of September 16-18, 2016.

Hosted by the Glanworth Gators fastball team, the 2016 OCC will be contested by up to 14 teams. Defending champions Sweaburg Crush will lead the field competing for a coveted paid berth in the 2017 ISC World Tournament.

Entry fee is $350 for the double knockout tournament (single championship game).

All men's fastball leagues across Ontario (as well as Manitoba, Quebec and Atlantic Canada if they're willing to make the trip) are invited to register to send their league representative. The first 14 paid league entries will be accepted. We encourage payment by safe, secure and convenient Interac email transfer.

As always, we thank you for your support and look forward to a terrific ending to the fastball season, capped by the 2016 Ontario Challenge Cup at Glanworth Park in September.

For additional information, please contact any of the following:

Blair Setford

Joe Todd

Kyle Smith

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

CPI Classics win the 9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament

The CPI Classics of Oswego, New York won the 9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament in Carp with a 1-0 victory over the Micksburg Twins. Caleb Keeshig won the Joel Langford Memorial Trophy as the tournament's most valuable player, throwing 14 innings on Sunday including the championship game. Catcher Greg Casbeer drove in the game's only run with a double in the second inning.



Sunday results:

Napanee Intermediates 5 Oswego CPI 5
Nap: Ian Wallwork CPI: Jeffrey Mayer

Micksburg Twins 5 Quebec Juniors 0
WP Mark Power LP Marc-Andre Villeneuve, relief Kirk Santella

Round Robin Final Order of Finish

  1. Oswego CPI 3-0-1
  2. Micksburg Twins 3-1
  3. Kingston Axemen 3-1
  4. West Carleton Electric 2-1-1
  5. Quebec Juniors 2-2
  6. Ottawa Valley As 2-2
  7. Napanee Intermediates 1-2-1
  8. Ottawa Broker4Tickets 0-3-1
  9. Chisasibi Comets 0-4

Playoff round

Quarter Final #1
Quebec Juniors 8 West Carleton 4
WP Marc-Andre Villeneuve LP Brad Porter relief Andy Barber

Quarter Final #2
Kingston Axemen 10 Ottawa Valley As 3
WP Jamie Thompson relief Kyle Ainsley LP Trevor Lahey relief Todd Wilson

Semi Final #1
Micksburg Twins 9 Kingston Axemen 0
WP Joran Graham relief Mark Power LP Jordan MacDonald relief Kyle Ainsley

Semi Final #2
Oswego CPI 6 Quebec Juniors 2
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Marc-Andre Villeneuve relief Kirk Santella

Final
Oswego CPI 1 Micksburg Twins 0
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Joran Graham

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Standings at the Gil after Saturday night

Oswego CPI                   3-0       +11
Kingston Axemen          3-1       +10
Micksburg Twins           2-1       +11
West Carleton Electric   2-1-1    +5
Quebec Juniors               2-1       +7
Ottawa Valley As           2-2        Even
Napanee Intermediates   1-2        -7
Broker4Tickets               0-3-1     -9
Chisasibi Comets            0-4        -28

Round Robin games remaining on Sunday at 9 am:

Micksburg Twins vs Quebec Juniors
Napanee Intermediates vs Oswego CPI

To follow, playoff round
QF #1:  3rd seed vs 6th seed
QF #2:  4th seed vs 5th seed
SF #1:   1st place team vs lowest remaining seed
SF #2:   2nd place team vs highest remaining seed
Final:  Winner of SF#1 vs Winner SF #2

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday at "The Gil" UPDATED

Results from Saturday at the Gil Read Memorial Tournament in Carp.

Quebec Juniors 8 Chisasibi Comets 0
WP Marc-Andre Villeneuve LP Ray Shanoush

Oswego CPI 8 West Carleton Electric 3
WP Jeff Mayer SV Caleb Keeshig LP Andy Barber relief Steve Cavanagh

Kingston Axemen 9 Ottawa Valley As 0
WP Kyle Ainsley LP Todd Wilson relief Adam Rueckwald

Napanee Intermediates 6 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 5
WP Ian Wallwork in relief of Eric Morgan LP Neil Cooke in relief of Patrice Leclerc

West Carleton Electric 7 Chisasibi Comets 0
WP Brad Porter LP Ronnie Rupert relief Lloyd Matthew

Oswego CPI 2 Micksburg Twins 1
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Mark Power relief Joran Graham

Quebec Juniors 10 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 1
WP Marc-Andre Villeneuve LP Neil Cooke relief Cody Price, Luc Thibault

Oswego CPI 7 Kingston Axemen 2
WP Caleb Keeshig LP Matt Greer relief Jamie Thompson, Jordan MacDonald

Micksburg Twins 5 Napanee Intermediates 0
WP Joran Graham LP Cole Bolton relief Ian Wallwork

Ottawa Valley As 13 Chisasibi Comets 1
WP Adam Smith LP Chad Hargrove relief Lloyd Matthew

Kingston Axemen 14 Quebec Juniors 3
WP Kyle Ainsley LP Guillaume Fournier

West Carleton Electric 6 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 6
WC: Andy Barber, Brad Porter B4T: Shane McNish, Patrice Leclerc

Ottawa Valley As 10 Napanee Intermediates 7
WP Trevor Lahey LP IanWallwork relief Cole Bolton

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Friday night at "The Gil"

Results from Friday night at the Gil Read Memorial men's fastball tournament in Carp:

West Carleton Electric 4 Ottawa Valley As 1
WP: Steve Cavanagh LP: Trevor Lahey

Micksburg Twins 12 Chisasibi Comets 0
WP: Cory Alkerton, relief Jason Smith LP: Lloyd Matthew

Kingston Axemen 2 Ottawa Broker4Tickets 1
WP: Jordan MacDonald in relief of Jamie Thompson LP: Patrice Leclerc

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Valley As come back to beat Aces

The Ottawa Valley As staged a seventh inning comeback to beat the Kars Aces in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday in Carp. Down 3-1 after six and half, the As walked it off with a 4-3 win on a bases loaded hit by Ben Wade. Ryley Burns was 2 for 3 and scored twice for Valley.

Todd Wilson had the win, while Brad Porter took the loss.

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Quyon wins at home against Stittsville

The Quyon Flyers won at home 4-1 against the Stittsville 56ers in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night.

Trevor Lahey had the win for the Flyers while Kyle Olson took the loss. Scott Jessiman scored the 56ers only run on a solo home run. Matt Greer had a two run homer for Quyon, while Joe McCleary had a solo homer and added another RBI.

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Kars defeats Stittsville 5-2 on Wednesday night

from Chad Milne

Kars Aces travelled to Stittsville on Wednesday night to take on the 56ers, looking to avenge their last meeting that ended in a tie after Stittsville staged an improbable comeback.

Back on June 29th in Manotick, Kars looked to be cruising to a 4-1 win when with a two out and nobody on in the top of the seventh and Stittsville down to their final strike, the 56ers erupted for 3 runs to tie the game 4-4.

Fast forward to Wednesday, the Aces jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. With one out in the top of the first inning, Brad Pender walked and scored on Nick Ellis’ two-run homer. Ellis hit the first pitch he saw from Adam Smith down the line in left field, curling it just enough to sneak it around the foul pole.

Stittsville got one run back in the bottom of the third, but the Aces immediately answered with two more runs in the top of the fourth. Cory Morrison led off with a double down the right field line and later scored when with two out Kyle Gourgon drilled a pitch into the left-centre field gap. It would have been an easy stand-up triple for the speedy Gourgon, but Stittsville had some trouble getting the ball back to infield and Gourgon never slowed up, scoring easily to make it 4-1 Aces.

Stittsville threatened in the bottom of the fifth, loading the bases with one out, but only managed to score one run. Trevor Scott hit a flare just over the infield in right field that second baseman Kristian Knapp raced a long way to catch but lost control of the ball. Knapp recovered to throw the ball toward home, but the short relay from the pitcher Severson to the catcher Alkerton was not in time to get the out at home. After a pop-out, the next batter grounded into an unassisted double play by the third baseman Gourgon to end the inning.

The Aces got an important insurance run in the top of the seventh, playing some textbook fastball. Gourgon led off with a single, was sacrificed to second on Chad Milne’s bunt and was driven home on a two-out single by Knapp.

Stittsville tried to stage another last inning comeback in the bottom of the seventh loading the bases thanks to some defensive miscues on the Aces’ infield, but Severson wriggled out of the jam to preserve the 5-2 win. Cory Alkerton had the win, with Severson getting the save in relief. Adam Smith took the loss for Stittsville.

With the win and the Micksburg loss to Quyon, Kars moved into sole possession of first place in the GOFL with a record of 10-4-1.

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Article and photos on Squirt Qualifier

Some media coverage on the OASA Squirt Qualifier held in Fitzroy Harbour this past weekend, including one of the Caveman legging out a ground ball, using the speed he inherited from his mother.

http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/sports-story/6773279-springbrook-claims-squirt-softball-qualifier-tournament-in-fitzroy/




Photo credits: Derek Dunn

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GOFL Wednesday night results

Quyon 7 Micksburg 3
The Quyon Flyers won up on the road in Micksburg on Wednesday in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play, with a 7-3 victory. Matt Greer had the win for the vistors. Matt McIntyre was the losing pitcher and had relief from Joran Graham.

Kars 5 Stittsville 2
At the Grove, the Kars Aces bested the Stittsville 56ers 5-2 on Wednesday night. Cory Alkerton had the win and had relief from Luke Severson. Adam Smtih took the loss.

more to follow

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I4C Victory and West Carleton Electric split doubleheader

I4C Victory and West Carleton Electric split a doubleheader in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Tuesday night in Fitzroy Harbour.

West Carleton Electric 9 I4C Victory 8
In the first match up, Victory got out to a early 7-2 lead, but West Carleton came back to take a 8-7 lead after six innings. In the top of the seventh, Curt Scurr hit a solo shot to tie the game. Steve Cavanagh's walk off homer in the bottom of the final frame earned WC the win. Cavanagh started while Jeff Barber saw action in relief for WC. Neil Cooke started for I4C and Cody Price took the loss.

I4C Victory 8 West Carleton Electric 1
I4C jumped out to a big lead in the third and didn't look back in this run rule game. Andrew Putnam earned the win while Jeff Barber took the loss with relief from Steve Cavanagh. Chris MacFarlane had two homers for I4C.

more to follow

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Monday, July 18, 2016

9th Annual Gil Read Memorial Tournament

The ninth annual men's fastball tournament in support of the Gil Read Memorial Foundation will be played in Carp this weekend (July 22-24) with 9 teams participating.

Teams participating are:

Ottawa, ON Broker4Tickets
Micksburg, ON Twins
Fitzroy Harbour, ON West Carleton Electric
Ottawa Valley, ON A's
Napanee, ON Intermediates
Kingston, ON Axemen (ISC #18)
Quebec, QC Juniors
Chisasibi, QC Comets
Oswego, NY CPI Classics (ISC #21)

Diamond 1
Friday 7pm West Carleton Electric vs Ottawa Valley As 
Friday 9pm Broker4Tickets vs.  Kingston Axemen
Saturday 9am CPI  vs.  West Carleton Electric
Saturday 11am Napanee Intermediates vs.  Broker4Tickets
Saturday 1pm CPI vs.  Micksburg Twins
Saturday 3pm Broker4Tickets vs.  Quebec Juniors
Saturday 5pm Napanee Intermediates vs.  Micksburg Twins
Saturday 7pm Quebec Juniors vs.  Kingston Axemen
Saturday 9pm Napanee Intermediates vs.  Ottawa Valley As 
Sunday 9am CPI vs.  Napanee Intermediates
Sunday 11am seed #3 vs Seed #6
Sunday 1pm Seed #1 vs lowest seed remaining 
3 / 3:30pm Finals 

Diamond 2
Friday 8pm Chisasibi Comets vs Micksburg Twins
Saturday 8:30am Chisasibi Comets vs.  Quebec Juniors
Saturday 10:30am Kingston Axemen vs.  Ottawa Valley As 
Saturday 12:30pm West Carleton Electric vs.  Chisasibi Comets
Saturday 2:30pm Girls Game
Saturday 4:30pm CPI vs.  Kingston Axemen
Saturday 6:30pm Chisasibi Comets vs.  Ottawa Valley As 
Saturday 8:30pm Broker4Tickets vs.  West Carleton Electric
Sunday 9am Micksburg Twins vs.  Quebec Juniors
Sunday 11am seed #4 vs Seed #5
Sunday 1pm Seed #2 vs highest seed remaining 

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Springbrook wins OASA Squirt Qualifier (east) tournament in Fitzroy

Fitzroy Harbour hosted the Ontario Amateur Softball Association eastern qualifier for Squirt U12 this past weekend. There were 11 teams participating, to be seeded as "A", "B" or "C" for provincial tournaments in August.

Springbrook Royals won the event with a 4-1 record, defeating Napanee Express (4-2) in the "if necessary" game.

The Westport Storm finished in third spot with a 4-2 record losing both times to Napanee. Stouffville ended with a 3-2 record and fourth spot.

The host West Carleton team opened up with a 6-2 win over Campbellord, with the Caveman earning the victory striking out eight and allowing only four hits. The host's next game was a 14-4 loss to the eventual champions from Springbrook, after the locals held the Royals to a 5-4 lead until the fifth. West Carleton was eliminated by Stouffville by a score of 9-5 on Sunday morning.

Other teams participating were from Laurentian Valley, Oshawa, Greely, Micksburg, and Tweed.

Thanks to the hard working grounds staff, the OASA convenors, the officials, the scorekeepers (Helene and Pugger) and firefighters from Ottawa Station 62 (bbq and onsite medical) who all helped to make the event a success.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Article on the Gil Read Memorial Tournament

Some press coverage for the Gil Read Memorial Tournament coming up on July 22-24.

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Stittsville defeats As in first game, second game rained out

The Stittsville 56ers defeated the Ottawa Valley As 7-0 in the first game of Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night in Carp. Adam Smith got the win, while Adam Rueckwald took the loss.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to rain with Stittsville leading 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Quyon edges by West Carleton 1-0

In what observers were calling a "well played game of fastpitch softball" that took just over 70 minutes, the Quyon Flyers won a close one over West Carleton Electric by a score of 1-0 on Thursday night in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play.

Both pitchers had great nights on the slab, with Matt Greer getting the win and Andy Barber throwing very well in a losing effort.

Quyon threatened in the bottom of the first. Dennis McCeleary lead off with a single, took second on a passed ball, and moved to third on wild pitch. After a strike out, Matt Greer walked and stole second. Barber got a ground out, and second baseman Trevor Barton stole a hit getting to a sharply hit line drive to end the inning.

The Flyers had another threat in the second. After back to back strikeouts, both Jordan Kearns and Curtis Daley walked. A sharply hit ball up the middle was once again cleanly field by Barton who stepped on second base to end the inning and save runs.

The top of the fourth saw the Electric get a good chance to get on the board. Barber's hard hit ball was misplayed and he reached frist. After the sac bunt attempt was popped up, Michael Cavanagh singled. However good defense by Quyon by Nick Armitage at second and Steve McCord at third on consecutive ground balls stopped the rally.

The home team also had a good chance in the fourth. McCord walked with one out, and a bunt by Shawn Laframboise was misplayed to put two on. Barber got a strikeout, followed by a grounder to third on which Steve Edgerton made a huge stretch to get out at first base.

The fifth saw West Carleton get Edgerton on with a lead off walk, move him to second on a Chris Costello sac bunt. However, Greer got a strike out for the second out, and flare by Joey Sawyer that looked like it might drop in shallow right was caught by Armitage.

The Flyers scored the game's only run in the fifth. With one out, Dave Hobbs doubled down the left field line and score on Matt Greer's double.

With their last chance at bat, the Trics rallied in the seventh. The first out of the inning was a sharply hit grounder that was well fielded by Hobbs at short to get the put out at first. Steve Cavanagh then singled, follow by a single from Edgerton. Greer got the next batter to K, and the game was ended when Hobbs made another excellent play at short on a grounder to finish things at 1-0 for Q-town.

Matt Greer WIN 7IP 0R 0ER 4H 4K 1BB

Dennis McCleary 1-3
Dave Hobbs 1-3, 2B, R
Matt Greer 1-2, BB, 3B, RBI, SB

Andy Barber LOSS 6IP 1R 1ER 3H 9K 5BB

Trevor Barton 1-3
Mike Cavanagh 1-3
Steve Cavanagh 1-3
Steve Edgerton 1-2, BB

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Fitzroy Harbour to host OASA Squirt U12 East Qualifier

This weekend, Friday July 15 to Sunday July 17, the Ontario Amateur Softball Association "east qualifier" for U12 Squirt boys will be held at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre diamonds.
There are 11 teams participating from across eastern Ontario in this competitive fastpitch softball event.
Action starts at 5:30 pm on Friday evening and continues until the final at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon.
The host West Carleton team, featuring the Caveman, plays their first game at 9 am on Saturday morning. Other local teams participting include Micksburg, Laurentian Valley, Westport and Greely.
There is no charge to attend and there will be a bbq and canteen onsite.
Following this event, based on results, teams will be seeded "A", "B" or "C" for play in the Provincial tournaments on August 13-14.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

GOFL round up for Wednesday

Greater Ottawa Fastball League results for Wednesday

I4C Victory 8 Stittsville 56ers 0
At the Grove, Andrew Putnam had a no hitter in getting the 8-0 win for I4C over the 56ers. Kyle Olson took the loss. Chris MacFarlane and Cody Price had home runs for Victory.

Kars Aces 10 Micksburg Twins 1
In the first game in Manotick, the Aces prevailed 10-1 over the Twins. Luke Severson had the win for Kars while Matt McIntyre took the loss.

Micksburg Twins 4 Kars Aces 0
The second game of the doubleheader saw the Twins shut out the Aces 4-0 behind the pitching of Joran Graham. Cory Alkerton was tagged with the loss for Kars.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Flyers beat Electric 9-5

The Quyon Flyers beat West Carleton Electric 9-5 in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play in Fitzroy Harbour on Tuesday night. Matt Greer earned the win, while Steve Cavanagh took the loss. The big difference was a 7-run third for the Flyers.

Greer had a two run homer for Quyon and Dennis McCleary added a solo shot. Derek Barber had a solo homer for the Electric. Cavanagh had all three of the other RBIs for WC.

more to follow




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Monday, July 11, 2016

West Carleton at the Masters 40+ provincials

A group of seasoned veterans from the Greater Ottawa Fastball League and North Leeds Men's Fastball League sponsored by West Carleton Electric entered a team this past weekend in the Ontario Amateur Softball Association Men's Masters (40+) Provincial tournament in St Clements.

The team wasn't able to win a game at the event, going 0-4, losing to Cobourg (twice), St Thomas, and Waterdown.

The "A" title was won by the Waterloo Classics for the second year in a row. Other teams participating were from Mississauga and Grimsby.

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Friday, July 08, 2016

West Carleton Electric wins Harbour Days game (WITH DETAILS)

West Carleton Electric won the Harbour Days game 4-3 over the Ottawa Valley As in a well played game on Thursday in Fitzroy Harbour in front of a good crowd.

Andy Barber earned the win for WC, while Adam Rueckwald threw well taking the loss for Valley.

The Electric got on the board in the bottom of the first. Barber singled and scored all the way from first on Mike Cavanagh's double to right field.

After three scoreless frames, Valley tied it up in the top of the fifth. Clay Vance lead off with a triple and scored on Kyle Couvieau's ground out.

West Carleton got that run back in the fifth on an Andy Barber solo home run.

The A's answered right back in the top of the sixth. Steve Frost doubled to start the inning, stole third on a fake bunt and scored on a Ryley Burns single to tie things at 2-2.

West Carleton took back the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Jeff Cavanagh started things with a single and was moved to second on a sac bunt by Shawn Rebertz. Neil Murphy's double off the grey monster in right field scored Cavanagh. Murphy then attempted to take third on a wild pitch, but a good bounce had the catcher immediately get the ball and try to throw him out. An errant throw allowed Murphy to score.

Clay Vance lead off the seventh with a single, took second on a wild pitch and scored on Couvieau's single. Pinch runner Jackson Vance stole second, but Barber left him there, striking out the remaining three batters to get the 4-3 victory.

Andy Barber WIN 7IP 3R 3ER 8H 13K 0BB

Andy Barber 3-3, HR, RBI, 2R
Mike Cavanagh 1-3, 2B, RBI
Jeff Cavanagh 2-2, HBP, R
Neil Murphy 1-3, 2B, RBI, R
Dave Bahm 1-1

Adam Rueckwald LOSS 6IP 4R 4ER 8H 5K 0BB 1HBP

Steve Frost 1-3, 2B, R
Lindsay Medynski 1-3
Ryley Burns 1-3, RBI
Clayton Vance 2-3, 3B, 2R
Kyle Couvieau 2-3, 2RBI
Adam Reuckwald 1-3

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Kars wins on the road in Micksburg

The Kars Aces won on the road in Micksburg in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action on Thursday night by a score of 7-4.

Brad Porter had the win and Cory Alkerton threw in relief. Corey Costello took the loss and had relief from Joran Graham.

Kristian Knapp had a homer and four runs batted in for the Aces. Matt Alkerton also had two RBIs for Kars.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

GOFL Wednesday night results

Quyon 8 I4CVictory 2
The Flyers won the first game of their doubleheader in Manotick against I4C Victory. Trevor Lahey had the win while Shane McNish took the loss. Steve McCord went 3 for 5 with four runs batted in for Quyon. Matt McNish had a homer for I4C.

I4C Victory 4 Quyon 2
The second game of the doubleheader saw I4C defeat Quyon 4-2. Andrew Putnam had the win, and Matt Greer took the loss.

Micksburg 8 Stittsville 1
The Twins beat the 56ers at the Grove by a score of 8-1. Joran Graham at the win and also had a home run. Kurt Levet also had a homer for Micksburg. Kyle Olson took the loss for Stittsville.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Stittsville 16 West Carleton 7

Stittsville 56ers blew by West Carleton Electric in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play by a score of 16-7 in Tuesday night action in Fitzroy Harbour.

Luc D'Entremont got the win for the 56ers with relief from Adam Smith. Steve Cavanagh took the loss for the home team.

After scoring two runs in each of the first and second innings, the 56ers put up seven runs in the third to take a commanding 11-1 lead.  The Electric battled back with a six run inning in the bottom of the third to make it 11-7, but the visiting team sealed the win with an additional five runs in the top of the seventh.

Aaron Amo was 3 for 5 for Stittsville, while Scott Jessiman had a grand slam. D'Entremont was 3 for 4 with a three run homer and John Craig was 2 for 5..

Derek Barber had a solo homer for Fitzroy, while Michael Cavanagh was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs, Shawn Rebertz was 3 for 4 and an RBI and Adam Brown was 2 for 2 with a walk and double.

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