September2007

Greater Ottawa Fastball League finals

September 12, 2007

Ottawa, ON


Ottawa, ON

The two finalists have now been determined for the Championship Series of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League. West Carleton Electric, of Fitzroy Harbour, ON will face defending champions Team Easton from Ottawa, ON in a best-of-five series for the I4C Consulting Trophy.

Team Easton will be playing for their fifth consecutive playoff title, while West Carleton Electric will be aiming for their first ever championship. Easton and WC Electric faced off in the 2004 Championship Series, with Easton winning three games to one.

Team Easton, the #3 seed in the playoffs, knocked off 2006 playoff finalists and #2 seed Stittsville 56ers in a three game sweep in the semi-finals. West Carleton Electric finished the regular season as the #5 seed and upset regular season title winners Carp I4C Victory in the other semi-final, three games to one.

Pitchers Dan Konkle of Team Easton and Brad Porter of WC Electric both have four playoff wins to lead their teams.

Konkle's playoff numbers: 25 innings, 2 earned runs, 0.56 ERA, 9 hits, and 3 shut outs.
Porter's playoff numbers: 24.1 innings, 3 earned runs, 0.87 ERA, 17 hits, and 1 shut out.

Game 1 of the series will be played Thursday September 13 at 8:30PM in Carp, ON. Game 2 will be contested on Tuesday September 18 at 8:30PM in Fitzroy Harbour. Future dates for subsequent games to be determined shortly.

The GOFL is an eight team men's intermediate fastball league with teams from eastern Ontario and west Quebec.

For more on fastball in the area, visit http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com

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Finals Preview: 3rd Ottawa Team Easton (17-7-2) vs. 5th Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric (14-11-2)

Easton defeated Manotick Lomor Printers in the first round and Stittsville 56ers in the semis, both in sweeps. WC Electric swept the Quyon Flyers in the first round, then beat out regular season champs Carp I4C Victory three games to one in the semis.

In regular season play, Easton won two of three games against the Electric. The last time that Easton and WC Electric met in the playoffs was the 2004 Championship Series, won three games to one by Team Easton.

Here is how the teams fared against one another in the regular season:

Team Easton 9 WC Electric 0 - June 19 in Fitzroy Harbour
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/06/team-easton-pummels-wc-electric-9-0.html

WC Electric 4 Team Easton 3 - July 20 in Fitzroy Harbour
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/07/wc-electric-comes-back-to-defeat-easton.html

Team Easton 4 WC Electric 2 - July 23 in Pakenham
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/07/easton-prevails-4-2-over-wc-electric-in.html

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First round results in GOFL play:

Series A:
Carp I4C Victory 7 (WP: Paul Ceppi) Ottawa Blitz 3 (LP: Jamie Blakely)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/08/carp-takes-game-1.html
Carp I4C Victory 4 (WP: Trevor Wood) Ottawa Blitz 2 (LP: Jamie Blakely) - 8 innings
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/08/carp-defeats-blitz-in-game-2.html

Series B
Stittsville 56ers 9 (WP: Dan Bradley) Orleans Gators 2 (LP: Nick Bowman)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/08/stittsville-takes-game-1-over-orleans.html
Stittsville 56ers 11 (WP: Dan Bradley) Orleans Gators 2 (LP: Nick Bowman)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/08/stittsville-56ers-defeat-orleans-gators.html

Series C
Ottawa Team Easton 5 (WP: Kevin Chevrier) Manotick Lomor Printers 4 (LP: Trevor Lahey)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/08/easton-takes-game-1.html
Ottawa Team Easton 1 (WP: Dan Konkle) Manotick Lomor Printers 0 (LP: Jason Smith)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/08/easton-wins-game-2.html

Series D
Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric 14 (WP: Brad Porter) Quyon Flyers 7 (LP: Len Burger)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/08/wc-electric-takes-game-one-14-7.html
Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric 10 (WP: Jim Ryan) Quyon Flyers 6 (LP: Len Burger)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/08/wc-electric-eliminate-quyon-with-10-6.html

Semi-final results in GOFL play:

Series E
Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric 7 (WP: Brad Porter) Carp I4C Victory 1 (LP: Neil Cooke)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/08/wc-electric-takes-game-one-7-1-over.html
Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric 7 (WP: Brad Porter) Carp I4C Victory 0 (LP: Neil Cooke)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/09/wc-electric-takes-game-2-over-i4c.html
Carp I4C Victory 5 (WP: Trevor Wood) Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric 4 (LP: Steve Cavanagh) - 8 innings
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/09/friday-night-fastball-results..html
Fitzroy Harbour WC Electric 3 (WP: Brad Porter) Carp I4C Victory 1 (LP: Trevor Wood)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/09/wc-electric-to-face-team-easton-in-gofl.html

Series F
Ottawa Team Easton 3 (WP: Dan Konkle) Stittsville 56ers 0 (LP: Dan Bradley)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/09/konkle-outduels-bradley-in-game-1-of.html
Ottawa Team Easton 3 (WP: Dan Konkle) Stittsville 56ers 2 (LP: Dan Bradley)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/09/friday-night-fastball-results..html
Ottawa Team Easton 12 (WP: Dan Konkle) Stittsville 56ers 0 (LP: Dan Bradley)
http://fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com/2007/09/easton-moves-on-to-gofl-finals.html

 
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