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Woodstock Legends 2006 - Al's wrap up

June 4, 2006

Woodstock, ON

Woodstock Legends of Fastball 2006
Friday, June 2, 2006
Woodstock, ON
Game 1
7pm – played at 11pm
Kitchener Hallman Twins vs. Patsy’s of New York.
Part of the team delayed due to problems getting out of New York today, so tournament directors ask Hallman Twins if they will play at 11pm if Patsy’s can make it by then. Graciously, Twins agree to play at 11pm
Patsy’s arrive around 10pm and by 11pm are on diamond 1 with Kitchener warming up and by 1115 Game 1 is finally underway. Unfortunately, the weather that held Patsy’s in New York was now moving in on the Woodstock area.
Bill Simmons started the game off with one of his classic singles
for Kitchener, hustling to beat the throw at first, then moments
later stole second.
Next inning, Simmons on base again, and Red Levy hit a home run.
In the 3rd inning, Kitchener were leading 3-2 when the game was
called. at 1155 it was raining very hard and the lightening was
Todd Martin had the ball for Kitchener and Heinie Shannon was on
the rubber for Patsy’s.
So it was 3-2 Twins in the 3rd when UIC Peter Kluszczynskicalled the game.
Not a complete game.
Heflin Gremlins at Jarvis Merchants
WP: Paul Algar: 7Ip, 2R, 2ER, 6H, 9K, 1BB
C: Chris Kostez
LP: Andrew Phibbs: 7IP, 3R, 3ER, 6H, 8K, 3BB
C: Allan Phibbs
For Heflin, Edwardo Leonardo had a home run.
Dave Thompson, 3 hits, 2 RBIs.
For Jarvis, Chris Smith had a home run in the 1st.; first pitch of the game.
MVP of game went to Dave Thompson, left fielder for Heflin, 3 for 3, 2 RBIs, 3 put outs.
This game was played on diamond 1 since Patsy’s was not available to play Kitchener at the scheduled 7pm start time.
Innerkip Eagles at Orillia River Sharks
Orillia: 10
Innerkip: 0
5-inning mercy
WP : Michael White : 5IP, 0R, 0ER, 6H, 8K, 0BB
C: Sean O’Brien
LP: Jamie Simpson: 3IP, 6R, 6ER, 7H, 2K, 3BB
    Jeremy DeBelleville: 2IP, 4R, 4ER, 6H, 4K, 1BB
C: Pat Humfries
MVP of Game: Rob O’Brien of River Sharks
2 singles, 2 doubles, 
Fehrman had 3 hits and one RBI
MCtavish had 3 RBIs, 2 run homer.
For the Eagles, Derek Wright had one triple.
St. Thomas Centennials at Midland Explorers
St. Thomas: 1
Midland:     0
St. Thomas:
WP: Darren Zack: 7IP, 0R, 0ER, 2H, 7K, 1BB
2-hit game for Zee man
C: Dave Bomberry
LP: Doug Gillis: 7IP, 1R, 1ER, 5H, 9K
C: Steve Roberts
Brian Harvey had two hits for St. Thomas
With one out in the top of the 6th, Troy Rick had a single. Left fielder Mark Coleman drove in Troy Rick with a two out single.
MVP of Game: Mark Coleman
Lots of action planned for Saturday:
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Note on GAME 1 from last night. Rain delay (and lightening) at midnight, game called at 1155pm. Could not re start due to storm. 
ALSO NOTE: the schedule has changed from the original due to the very late arrival of Patsy’s last evening. Kitchener graciously agreed to play at 11pm and tournament organizers then traded Kitchener’s next couple of games with Patsy’s. See the new schedule. If the team name is highlighted its because they traded between Kitchener and Patsy’s. See
Elmira Cubs at Heflin Gremlins
Exciting extra inning game.
WP: Blair Ezekiel: 8 IP, 2R, 0ER, 5H, 3K, 0BB
C: Ryan Kostel
LP: Mark Bradley: 8 IP, 3R, 0ER, 4H, 6K, 3BB
C: Graham Baechler
For Heflin:
Edwardo Leonardo had a single in B8 to drive in the winning run.
For Elmira:
Brad Thompson had a single and a home run.
Adam Hiller hit a triple.
MVP of Game: Blair Ezekiel
A beautiful morning in this great ball park in Woodstock.
Bridgeport PROforma Braves at New York Patsy’s
(this was originally Kitchener’s game – see note above).
WP: Gerald Muizelaar: 5 IP, 3R, 3 ER, 5H, 5K, 1 BB
C: Frank deGroat
LP: Jim Schnaar: 5.1 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 5 H, 2 K, 2 BB
 Don Harris:          0.1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 K, 1 BB
C: Ron McWhirter
For Bridgeport:
Jody Schnarr had a home run and 2 RBIs
For Patsy’s:
Travis Wilson had 2 home runs, 3 RBIs
Jeff Hook had a single, a triple, and 2 RBIs
Adam Lalonde had a single and a triple.
MVP of the Game: Travis Wilson

Elmira Cubs at Innerkip Eagles
Casey Halstead:            2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 K, 0 BB
Ryan French:                5.2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 6 K, 6 BB
Dan Bradley:                0.1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 K, 0 BB
C: Graham Baechler
Halstead hit in wrist by line drive end of 2nd inning.
Bradley came into the game in Bottom of 8th inning with the bases loaded and only one out and was instrumental in turning the double play that ended the game and the win for his team, Elmira.
Jeremy deBellevil:         5 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 4 K, 2 BB
Jamie Simpson: 3 IP, 6 R, 0 ER, 6 H, 4 K, 2 BB
C: Chris White
For Elmira, Brad Thompson had a home run.
This was a team effort by the gutsy Cubs from Elmira who kept the fans entertained and on the edge of their seats for 8 innings of good old fashioned fastball.
For Innerkip, Mike Pullin had a home run, a single and a BB.
Midland Explorers at Bridgeport Proforma Braves
WP:     John McGarr:               7 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 8H, 1 K, 0BB
C: Ron McWhirter
LP:       Grant Patterson:            6 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 8 H, 9 K, 1 BB
C: Craig Crawford
MVP of the Game: Rob Weiler with the game winning RBI.
Kitchener at St. Thomas
St. Thomas: 1
Kitchener: 0
Six inning game called due to heavy rain 2pm Saturday.
St. Thomas:        
WP: Trevor Wardell:    6.1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 K, 1 BB
C: Chris Wisner
LP: Paul Koert: 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 10 K, 0 BB
C: Chris Shewfelt
For St. Thomas: Brian Harvey had a triple and a single.
For Kitchener: Ron White, a triple, and Jody Eidt, a triple.
This was a hard fought match that everyone wanted to see finish, but it was not to be, it rained hard and never stopped. The rest of the day was washed out.
Jarvis Merchants at Innerkip Eagles
Jarvis: 3
Innerkip: 2
This was another game stopped in the middle of the 6th inning with only one run separating these two teams. The rain put an end to that.
WP: Scott Wagar         no stats available – c: Allen Phibbs
LP: Dan Skillings          no stats available – c: Pat Humpries
For Jarvis, Smith had 2 hits.
For Innerkip, Kevin Cassels hit a 2 run home run in the 2nd inning.
Bridgeport PRO Forma Braves at Kitchener Hallman Twins
Bridgeport: 3
Kitchener:    1
WP: Todd Winkworth: 7 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 K, 1 BB
C: Jason Hoch
LP: Todd Martin:                      7 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 8 K, 4 BB
C: Chris Shewflet
For Bridgeport:
Sam Forbes went 1-4, singled in the game winning run.
Trevor Eaton scored 2 runs.
For Kitchener, Ron White hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning.
MVP of the Game: Sam Forbes singled in two runs in the 1st inning.
Kitchener were eliminated from the tournament in this game.
Bridgeport moves on to play Patsy’s at 1pm.
Interesting to note that this game featured the Host team for the 2006 ISC World Tournament being held in Kitchener, August 11-19 AND the Host team for the ISC II Tournament of Champions being held in Kitchener and Cambridge August 13-18.
Also interesting to note that both pitchers are well known in the area and are named “Todd”, Winkworth for Bridgeport and for their cross town friends, Martin for Twins.
If anyone ever had any doubt about the quality of play one can expect at an ISC II tournament, this game in particular, and the play by both the Braves of Bridgeport and the Cubs of Elmira, should put it to bed for good. Both teams played their hearts out and went home proud. They also behaved like gentlemen on and off the field all weekend. Congratulations to both the Braves and the Cubs. Larry Lynch and his group did a good thing bringing in these two popular local teams.
Jarvis Merchants at Patsy’s of NY
Patsy’s: 1
Jarvis:    0
WP: Adam Folkard:     7 IP, 0R, 0 ER, 4 H, 7 K, 2 BB
C: ?
LP: Andrew Phibbs:      6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 9 K, 3 BB
C: ?
MVP of Game: Adam Folkard from Australia (pitcher for Patsy’s).
Another tightly fought contest that made it a pleasure to be in the ball yard on a sunny Sunday morning.
St. Thomas Evergreen Centennials at Heflin Gremlins
Heflin:   8
St. Thomas: 5
St. Thomas:
Paul Algar:                    3 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 K, 0 BB
Brian Urquahart            4 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 K, 0 BB
C: Ryan Kostel
Darren Zack:                5 IP, 8 R, 8 ER, 9 H, 3 K, 1 BB
Trevor Wardell:            1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB
C: Dude Bomberry
For Heflin:
Steve Shucker had a single, a home run and an RBI
Nate Fish had 2 home runs and 5 RBIs
Dave Thompson had a double and a single.
For St. Thomas:
Brian Harvey had a home run, 2 RBIs
Troy Rick had a single, a double, and two RBIs
MVP of the Game Nate Fish
St. Thomas is eliminated.
This was a closely fought contest until the bottom of the 5th when Heflin broke out for four runs. Up until then it was a sea saw battle, with many thinking that St. Thomas with their powerful bench strength would out last the very short bench of Heflin, but it was not to be.
Elmira Cubs at Orillia Riversharks
Orillia 6
Elmira 5
Mike White:     6 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 0 BB
Rob O’Brien:    1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 K, 1 BB
C: Sean O’Brien
Dan Bradley:    8 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 10 H, 2 K, 2 BB
C: Graham Baecher
For Orillia:
Rob O’Brien had a triple and a single.
Rhys Casley had 2 singles.
Steve Mullally had a home run and a single (game winner) (2 run)
For Elmira:
Brad Thompson a home run and a single
Lyndon Grovum, a home run
Kevin Guschner, a home run and a single. (home run in top of 8th)
MVP of Game: Steve Mulally with a home run, a single and 2 RBIs. Game winning RBI (in bottom of the 8th with Rob O’Brien and Rhys Casley on base – to score).
Another great game to watch with the gutsy ISC II team from Elmira dragging Orillia into an eight inning nail biter.
Bridgeport Braves at Patsy’s of NY
Patsy’s: 9
Bridgeport: 2
5 inning mercy game
WP: H. Shannon:         5 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 8 K, 0 BB
C: Frank deGroot
John McGarr:               2 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 K, 1 BB
Todd Winkworth:         2.2 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 BB
Jim Schnarr:                  0.1 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 0 K, 0 BB
C: Jason Hoch
For Patsy’s:
Travis Wilson, a single and two home runs, went 3-3
Frank de Grout, a home run and a single, went 2-3
Chad Busch, a home run and a single, went 2-3
Louis Joglar, a single, a double and a triple, went 3-3
For Bridgeport:
Jodie Schnarr a home run.
Jodie Schnarr hit a two run home run in the 3rd inning for Bridgeport to almost tie it up but Patsy’s came back in the bottom of the inning to push ahead 5-2 and almost out of reach. Bridgeport Braves had a great run this weekend.
Orillia Riversharks at Heflin Gremlins
Orillia:   4
Heflin:   1
WP: Frank Cox:          10 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 13 K, 8 BB
C: Sean O’Brien
Brian Urquhart: 9 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 1 K, 3 BB
Paul Algar:                    1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K, 0 BB
C: Ryan Kostel
For Orillia:
Pat Graham had a single and a triple
Rob O’Brien a single and 2 RBI
Ian Fehrman had the game winning RBI in the top of the 8th.
Another nail biter and with a very short of bench Heflin, clawing all the way to the 10th inning.
MVP of Game: Pat Graham
Patsy’s of New York at Orillia River Sharks
Orillia: 7
Patsy’s:            0
WP:     Rob O’Brien:                5 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 12 K, 0 BB
C: Sean O’Brien
LP:       Gerald Muizelaar:         5 IP, 7 R, 7 ER, 6 H, 3 K, 1 BB
For Orillia:
3 run home run by 3rd baseman Ian Fehrman went into the duck/swan pond way over the right field fence (wild life and SPCA are looking for him).
2nd baseman Rhys Casley hit a two run home run.
Andy Jackson hit a two run home run with Ian Fehrman on base in the bottom of the 5th to wrap it up.
MVP of the Game: Rob O’Brien, 1-hitter, 12 Ks
How do you explain this one? Orillia struggled against both Elmira (an ISC II team) and Heflin Gremlins, who were playing with a very short bench. Then they go up against the “Team of Giants” from NYC and blow them out of the park. I cannot explain it. Patsy’s must have the biggest team I have ever seen, the average size must be about 6’3”, and there are not enough seats in a dugout to hold them all, there are so many of them. They had one tight game today and a slug fest, but their final game, they forgot their bats, it seems. Maybe Orillia was just up for it and were at their peak, I do not know.
Quote of the Weekend: “I would not want to have to pay Patsy’s grocery bill!”
Not sure its going to make good TV viewing, but any men’s fastball on TV is worth promoting so look into the Roger’s network (in Ontario only) tomorrow, Monday evening, June 5th and again next Saturday, June 10th. At least you will see the two of the better teams to take the field this year, even if it is only a five inning game.
My thanks to ALL the game scorers and announcers who took great care to prepare these game reports and a special thanks to Joe Todd for bringing every one of them to me.
I cannot do justice to thanking Larry Lynch, Chuck Hendricks, Brian Paton and all their colleagues and friends who worked so hard to bring us a great weekend of ball. We cannot blame them for the weather but we can thank them for making sure we got in great ball when it was not raining on Sunday. I know Larry will do his usual great job of a tournament wrap up, after he takes a couple of well earned days of rest. And I am sure we will hear from many teams who participated and hear their side/s of the story. This is a quality event at a great park and should be added to your MUST LIST for 2007.
It was great seeing so many fans who are old friends in the park again after a long cold winter; welcome back to all of you. Sighted in the park (only a partial list) Maz without Pat; Bill and Anne; Gibby without the cat; John and his other brother John; the whole gang from KW; Marg and her room mate; Joe Todd and his gang of score keeper/announcers; and sorry to all I have missed. Prominent missing: Jing, Spring, Joe T. Roger, Pat. We missed you.
Al Doran