2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch Championships

October 11, 2009

Kitchener, ON

Team Score Team Score Comment
G1 St. Clair 8 Calgary 4 Final
G2 Saskatchewan 8 Regina 4 Final
G3 Laurier 6 Western 7 Final
G4 Durham 3 McMaster 0 Final
G5 St Clair 4 Laurier 7 Final
G6 Ottawa 1 Saskatchewan 9 Final
G7 Calgary 1 Western 11 Final
G8 Durham 7 Ottawa 0 Final
G9 McMaster 7 Regina 1 Final
G10 St Clair 0 Western 0
G11 Durham 0 Saskatchewan 0
G12 Calgary 0 Laurier 0
G13 McMaster 0 Ottawa 0
G14 Seed 6 0 Seed 7 0
G15 Seed 8 0 Regina 0
G16 Seed 1 0 Seed 4 0
G17 Seed 2 0 Seed 3 0
G18 Seed 5 0 Winner G14 0
G19 Loser G16 0 Winner G18 0
G20 Loser G17 0 Winner G15 0
G21 Winner G16 0 Winner G17 0
G22 Winner G19 0 Winner G20 0
G23 Loser G21 0 Winner G22 0
G24 Winner G21 0 Winner G23 0

Yours in softball,
Matt Allen


Durham defeated the University of Saskatchewan 7-4 Sunday morning at the 2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch Championship in Kitchener!!! The Lords finished round robin play with a perfect 3-0 record.

DC will begin the playoff portion of the National Championship this afternoon in the quarter-finals (double elimination*).

National Championship Website: http://oiwfa.org/

***Full game report to come at the end of the day.

Wilfrid Laurier University Women's Softball Assistant Coach-
Home of the 2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch Championships
October 9-12 @ Peter Hallman in KW

Durham Lords Media Release
Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lords fall short on day two at nationals

2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch National Championship

Round Robin
Durham defeated McMaster 3-0
Durham defeated Ottawa 7-0
Durham defeated Saskatchewan 7-4

Laurier defeated Durham 4-3
Saskatchewan defeated Durham 3-1

KITCHENER, Ont. – Day two started out on the bright side for the Durham College women’s fastball team after finishing as the number one seed in round robin play at the 2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch National Championship. However, things turned around quite quickly as the Lords lost two tight games in the playoff round, eliminating the team from the National championship.

The Lords opened up day two action with a 7-4 come from behind win over the University of Saskatchewan to finish the round robin a 3-0. The Huskies managed to get out to a first inning 4-0 lead, but the Lords came back with seven runs over the final three innings of the game to pick up the win, clinching the number one seed heading into the playoff round.

Up against the host Laurier Golden Hawks in the quarter-finals, Durham would suffer their first loss of the championship falling in a heartbreaker by a final score of 4-3. With the win, Laurier would advance to the semi-finals and guarantee themselves a medal for the third straight year at the championship.

In the double elimination format, Durham’s hopes for a national championship were still alive as they squared off against Saskatchewan in a rematch of their first game of the day. This time, the Huskies would get the better of the Lords as they would end up with a 3-1 win, eliminating Durham from the tournament.

Saskatchewan would be the Achilles heel of the OCAA schools in the national championship, as they eliminated St. Clair College with a 5-4 win prior to their game with Durham.

On Monday, Laurier and Western will meet up in the semi-finals with a berth to the national title game on the line. The loser of that match will have one more shot to advance to the finals as they will meet the winner of the Saskatchewan/Ottawa match-up.

Durham will now have their sights set on the OCAA provincial championship, set to take place at Mohawk College from October 16-17, 2009.

For complete coverage on the 2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch National Championship, please visit the official website at

Overall Record: 19-5
Conference Record: 11-1

Next Action – OCAA Provincial Championship
Hosted by Mohawk College
October 16-17, 2009

Scott Dennis
Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator
Durham College and UOIT Athletics
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905.721.3117 (F)





Wilfrid Laurier Wins National Fastpitch Championship in Kitchener 

Wilfrid Laurier wins National Intercollegiate Fastpitch Championshipsthis weekend in Kitchener..

It was thanksgiving this weekend, and Oktoberfest here in KW.  TheWilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks Fastpitch team were not very hospitable totheir Oktoberfest guests, but they were very thankful to win theirfirst National Fastpitch Championships.

They followed the instructions of WLU president Dr Max Blouw who onSaturday morning at the opening ceremonies of the tournament, askedthem to play hard, play fair and bring the championship to WilfridLaurier.
KW MP Peter Braid was on hand to bring greetings from the Government ofCanada and to wish all the players well and to enjoy their stay here inKW.

Ann Kelly, University of Saskatchewan second baseman was hitting homeruns all weekend long for the Saxons. She put 6 over the fence,including lead off homers in 4 of her 8 games.  Against WLU in thechampionship game, Golden Hawk pitcher,  Cassie Taylor-Baptiste heldher to a triple, a single, a double and a walk. 

Kelly opened the 3rd inning of the championship game Monday afternoon,with a triple.  Sheena Bezugley sacrificed her to 2nd and DesignatedPlayer, Katherine Guenther scored Kelly with a single in the 3rd. Saxonshort stop Cherie Werezak singled and a wild pitch move both her andGuenther 60 feet closer .  Stacey Boldt singled to score Guenther.

Fourth inning, Saskatchewan up 2 to 0 and WLU had only 2 hits offSheena Bezugly.  Ann Kelly was again at bat for the Saxons. Shedoubled, and Bezugly scored Kelly with a single, 3 to 0 and WLU comesto bat in the bottom of the 4th.

Centre fielder Jenna Campbell walked; Judy Walthro then hit safely,safe on first with a fielders choice and Campbell was safe at 2nd on aU of Sask. error.  WLU right fielder Kari Jenson homered to tie thegame and the Hawks were back in the game.

Pitcher Cassie Taylor-Baptitse singled and moved to 3rd on short stopJenna Taylor's single.  Two down, two on base, both in scoring positionand WLU now at the top of the order.  Robyn Haig at bat, she doubles toscore 2 and take the lead at 5 - 3.

The Saxons went 1 - 2 - 3 in the 5th. 

The Golden Hawks threatened with 4 base runners in the 5th, an out at3rd canceled Kelly Craigs single,.  Jenna Campagnola, Jody Walthro andKari Jansen were stranded to end the inning

Saxons in the 6th  sent 4 batters to the plate, one walk to Ann Kellyand 3 outs.

In the home half of the 6th, Laurier's Kelly, this Kelly, a JennaKelly, doubled.  Lead off hitter Robyn Haid singles to score Kelly. Sarah Wilkes moves Haig to 2nd.  Another Kelly, this one Kelly Craigwas  safe on first moving Haig to 3rd, but Wilkes was out on theFielders Choice, 6 - 4,( short to second).  Jenna Campagnola singles toscore Haig.  After 6, WLU 7, U of S 3.

Top of the 7th, Kelsey Hewitt walks for the Saxons, an error by theGolden Hawks and Lauren Bourdon is at first, Cherie Werezak grounds toshort.  Now there are runners at 3rd and 2nd, one out.  Stacey Boldt atbat and she grounds a ball to WLU 3rd, Robyn Haid who tosses to catcherAmy Oliver Hewitt out at the plate.
Two away, and Bourdon at 3rd, Boldt at 1st on the fielders choice,score 7 - 3.

Pitcher Taylor- Baptiste strikes out McCorriston for the NationalChampionships

The Golden Hawks opened the tournament with a loss to the University ofWestern Ontario 7 - 6.  A win over St Clair College 7 - 4 (KatieWestoby wp), a win over University of Calgary 9 - 1, (another win forWestoby), A win over Durham College 4 - 3 (Cassie Taylor-Baptiste wp)and another win for Taylor Baptiste this time over Western in theplayoffs, 7 - 0.

The University of Saskatchewan opened with a win over University ofRegina, 8 - 4, (Katherine Gunther wp)
9 - 1 over Ottawa Gee Gees (Sheena Bezugley wp) a loss to DurhamCollege Lords, Kayla MacLean got the win for Durham, 7 - 4.  This losswas followed by a close win over the St. Clair Saints 5 - 4 (CandiceGatecliffe wp).  The Saxons revenged their Durham College loss in theplayoffs, eliminating them 3 - 1, the win going to Bezugly.

On championship day Monday, the Saxons defeated University of Ottawa, 4- 3 another Guenther win.
They then met Western in the semi finals and Guenther picked up anotherwin, this time 3 - 2 and went on to meet the Golden Hawks for thechampionship game.


Ann Kelly, second base, for  the University of Saskatchewan had a veryimpressive weekend.

Over her teams 8 games, she got on base 23 times, including 6 homeruns, 1 triple, 3 doubles, 8 singles, 3 walks, and she reached first ona fielders choice and a error as well.  Ann scored 16 times, and had 8RBIs. She was struck out once. What a lead off hitter....


Other scores from the weekend include:

Western 11
Calgary 1

Western 9
St. Clair 1

McMaster 11
Ottawa 0

McMaster 7
Regina 1

Durham College 3
Mc Master 0

Durham 7
Ottawa 0

Ottawa 13
Regina 9

Ottawa 5
McMaster 4

St. Clair 7
Calgary 6

St. Clair 8
Calgary 4

Congratulations to the Golden Hawks.


Dennis Dosman

The Laurier Women's Fastpitch Club Team claimed the 2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch Championship this past weekend. The Lady Hawks started the weekend off with an emotional affair with fellow unbeaten rival from Western on Saturday morning. The offense of both teams was stellar but the Stangs came out on top by a 7-6 final score for Laurier's first loss of the '09 season. Laurier came back against St. Claire College Saturday afternoon with the offense once again flying in a 7-4 victory. The Hawks finished the round robin vs Calgary Dino's and mercied them by a 9-1 final.
This gave Laurier a double life in the medal round and would face number one seeded Durham College. Durham kept the Laurier offense off guard but it couldn't be enough with Laurier hanging on for a 4-3 win over a pesky Lourdes Club who would not give up. The final day of the tournament saw WLU and UWO facing on once again in another emotional affair. Laurier got their redemption in a 7-0 triumph. Kari Jansen hit a 3 run home run to open it up for the Lady Hawks. The gold medal affair was a repeat of the 2008 affair in Calgary vs University of Saskatchewan. The Huskies had an early 3-0 lead before Jansen once again was the hero with a 3 run home-run to tie the game in front of a packed crowd of Laurier fans who made it a noisy affair. The Hawks didn't finish there as they score 5 times in the 4th inning and added two more in the 6th to claim the gold medal in a 7-3 win. Cassie Taylor Baptiste threw the final 3 games for Laurier and shut down any possible come-backs from the opponents thanks in part to great calling behind the plate from catcher Amy Oliver.
Center-fielder Jenna Campagnola and Kari Jansen were named All-Canadians for the tournament. The Lady Hawks Fastpitch club captured their 4th medal in 3 years and will continue the regular season this weekend against McMaster and Brock at home as they hope to finish off a perfect regular season and grab another medal in the Ontario Championships in London in two weeks. For complete results, please visit www.oiwfa.org

Yours in softball,
Matt Allen

Wilfrid Laurier University Women's Softball Assistant Coach-
Home of the 2009 Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch Championships
October 9-12 @ Peter Hallman in KW
2007 Ontario Champions
2008 Ontario Bronze
2008 Canadian National Silver

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