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Dieppe Ridge win ISC Legends Championship

September 7, 2019

Toronto, ON  - - Dieppe Ridge win ISC Legends Championship



 

Toronto, Ontario


Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends win 2019 ISC Legends World
Championship.
 


Game by game recap from World Tournament.



How the team was born...

The team's name ( Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends ) was the
brainchild of Manager Doug Anderson. The names "Dieppe"
and "Ridge" have significant meaning in Canadian war history. Skipper
Doug Anderson wanted to incorporate these names to honour Canadian war vets.
Without their sacrifices we wouldn't have the freedom we enjoy today. The name
"Dieppe" is also the park
(Dieppe Park)
where many of the players on the team played with and against each other for
decades. The Dieppe Ridge Legends are a
2nd. year team, last year the team suffered through some growing pains losing a
couple of heartbreaking games in different tournaments. Those losses last year
played a huge part of the team's success this year. Sometimes you need a little
adversity to toughen you up. Back in June the Ridge won the ISC Canada East
Legends Qualifier. This was the first ever tournament win for the team and
solidified their belief that they could compete with the top teams at the World
Tournament.



The Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends travelled to Denmark
Wisconsin in August to compete in the 16 team ISC Legends World Tournament.



Game #1

Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends kicked off the tournament
taking on the Calgary Painters.

Dieppe Ridge squeaked out a close 3-2 decision over a tough Calgary
team.

Tom Berube started on the mound for Dieppe,
Berube was masterful tossing a complete game 4 hitter allowing 2 runs and no
walks, Tom picked up 7 strike outs.

The offense was led by Tracy Woolridge and Tom Berube, each
going 2/3 at the plate.

Jeff Lane
chipped in with 2 rbi's.



Game #2

In game # 2 the Ridge sent Dan Duemo to the hill to face
B&L Plumbing from Colorado Springs CO. Duemo was almost un-hittable tossing
a complete game 2 hitter as the Ridge defeated B&L Plumbing 4-0. Rob
Greatrix, Norm Estabrooks and Bill Fairman each chipped in with 2 hits a piece.
Mike Yaworski, Estabrooks and Greatrix each collected one rbi. The Ridge did
all of their scoring in the first 2 innings.



Game #3

In their final round robin game the Ridge took on the host
team, Circle Tap Legends.

The Ridge got the bats going and defeated the host team by a
score of 10-3 in 5 innings.

This was a much anticipated game, many expected to see a
pitchers dual between the Ridge's Tracy Woolridge and Circle Tap's Dean
Holoien, Holoien did not pitch for Circle Tap. Tracy Woolridge started and went
3 innings with 7 k's, Tracy was
pulled from game with a perfect game going and a 10-0 lead after 3 complete
innings. Dan Duemo came on in relief with 4 k's in 2 innings to secure the win
for Dieppe Ridge. Troy Parker, Rob Greatrix, Norm Estabrooks and Jeff Lane each went 2/3 at the plate. Phil Slaney was
1/3 with an rbi.

Norm Estabrooks belted a home run and added 4 rbi's.



The Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends finished the round robin in
first place in their division with 3 wins and no losses. The top 2 teams from
each of the 4 divisions would move on to a single elimination playoff. To win
it all a team would have to win 3 games on Championship Saturday.



Playoff Round Game #1
( Quarter Finals )



The Ridge would face off against a very familiar foe in the
Waterdown Hammer from Waterdown Ontario.
The Ridge defeated the Hammer 7-0 in 5 innings. Tim Neill pitched for the
Hammer while Tom Berube toed the rubber for the Ridge and threw the first 2
innings allowing 2 hits, 0 runs and 2 k's.

Tracy Woolridge came on in relief of Berube and tossed the
final 3 innings allowing 2 hits, 0 runs and 5 k's. The Ridge bats exploded with
12 hits, led by Tom Berube 2/2, Jeff Lane
2/3, Bill Fairman 2/3 and Dan Doiron 2/3. Phil Slaney picked up 2 rbi's. Troy
Parker was 1/3 and added an rbi.



Playoff Round Game #2 ( Semi Finals )



Next up for Dieppe Ridge was a date with the defending World
Champions, the Sudbury Relics led by their ace pitcher Ward Gosse. The Relics
were looking to try to be the first team to ever repeat as ISC Legends World
Champions. The Relics are a well balanced complete team with great pitching,
hitting and defense and a bunch of good guys. The Ridge were up for this
difficult task and defeated the Relics 3-1 punching their ticket to the
championship game and a shot at winning the coveted ISC Legends World
Championship. The Ridge scored all 3 of their runs in the first inning and then
hung on by ridding the arm of Tracy Woolridge. Woolridge was clutch scattering
3 hits and a walk with 8 k's over his 7 innings of work. Ward Gosse picked up
10 k's allowing 6 hits and 2 walks in the loss. The Ridge bats were led by Troy
Parker going 2/3 while Terry McAleer, Bill Fairman, Tracy Woolridge and Phil
Slaney each added one hit. Rbi's were courtesy of Parker, McAleer and Slaney.



Playoff Round Game #3 ( Championship Game )



Nothing better than playing on Championship Saturday at the
main diamond for all the marbles



Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends - 4

CR Brewers (Portland, OR)
- 1



Tracy Woolridge was once again the man on the hill for
Dieppe Ridge, this was Tracy's 3rd.
game of the day. Woolridge was up for the task and fired a brilliant 4 hitter
with one walk and 8 k's. The one run that scored was unearned. David Beets
started and took the loss for the CR Brewers, Beets was relieved by Rich
Haldane in the 3rd. inning.

The Ridge were led by shortstop Jeff Lane and left fielder
Bill Fairman, Lane went 2/3 with 2 rbi's while Fairman went 1/3 crushing a 2
run homerun to deep left centerfield. Phil Slaney, Dan Doiron and Dean Begley
each chipped in with one hit. Tracy Woolridge scored 2 runs.

Rob Greatrix played a significant role in this game for the
Ridge due to his tremendous speed as the Designated Runner for this game.



Team Stats

Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends go undefeated 6-0, 2 shutouts

Runs scored - 31

Earned Runs allowed - 6

Team ERA - 1.11



Individual Awards

All World Team - Tracy Woolridge, Bill Fairman, Norm
Estabrooks

MVPlayer - Bill Fairman

MVPitcher - Tracy Woolridge



The championship game featuring Dieppe Ridge vs. CR Brewers was
televised live via YouTube. You can still watch the game at the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj7EA_LdQWA

The video is 2 hours long, the game starts at the 4 minute
mark.



Of special note... Father and Son both win ISC World
Championships in Denmark Wisconsin. Toronto Dieppe Ridge infielder Rob Ellis
and his son Nick Ellis both won World Championships 2 days apart. Nick showed
his dad the way by winning the ISC II crown with Cobourg Dirt Road CO. on
Thursday, not to be out done, father Rob won the Legends title 2 days later on
Saturday afternoon.



The Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends are the 2019 ISC Legends
World Champions.

To have success you need a lot of things to fall into place,
you need quality players, good team chemistry and good leadership. The team was
led by Manager Doug Anderson and coaches Brian Finnie and Mark Enman. Skipper
Doug Anderson is a real heart and soul guy and quite the character ! His
players love to play for him. Doug Anderson and his wife Julie Waller are very
generous team sponsors. The Ridge would also like to thank travel consultant Chris Marshall and team photographer Marc Crabtree.



The Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends would like to thank
EVERYONE involved in putting on a top notch tournament in Denmark Wisconsin. Thank
you to the ISC, the Host Committee, Game Controllers, grounds crew,
concessions, souvenirs, volunteers and last but not least, the Umpires, thanks
Blue!



The Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends are already making plans
for 2020 including participating in Kissimmee Florida
in January and Moline Illinois
in August.

See you all next year !



Regards,



Dave Birnie

Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends

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