Fastball this Week..Oct 11th....

October 12, 2011

Kitchener, ON


Team Canada announced this past Friday, (see Al's Fastball for the
complete story) that 3 great ball players from our area have been
named to Team Canada and will be heading to Hermosillo Mexico this
November 18th to 26th for the VIII Pan American Softball Championship....

A pair of Breslau Badgers of the South Perth Fastball League made the
team....Brandon Horn and Ben Wideman were included on the Team Canada
roster. Andy Skelton of NewMarket was named as well

Brandon and Ben faced each other in the Canadian Fastpitch
championships in Owen Sound this past summer. Ben was lead off hitter
and centre fielder for the host and Ontario Senior Champs, the Owen
Sound Selects. Ben showed the fans at the Canadians that he is one great
centre fielder, and can hit singles, home runs and even can bounce one
off the top of the outfield fence.

Brandon batting at or near the top of the order for the KW Hallman
Twins; the Canadian Fastpitch Champions... is an outstanding second
baseman with two other championships this year at the ASAs in South
Bend and the ISCs in Quad Cities... He showed he could make the
transition quite nicely to short stop with the KW Twins making two
outstanding defensive plays against St John's in the Championship game
in Owen Sound...

Andy Skelton, another outstanding young player was on the Owen Sound
Selects roster with Ben Wideman. He pitched, played second base and
of course was one of the leading batters at the Canadians..

All 3 played outstanding fastball at the Canadian Championships. Ryan
Wolfe will be missed in Mexico but these three are great leaders, and a
great addition to Team Canada.

Team Canada heads to Mexico in November for the Pan Am tournament...a
qualifier for the ISFs in New Zealand in 2013


Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks play a pair of double headers this coming
weekend...University of Windsor at 2 pm and 4 pm at Waterloo's Hillside
Park...and on Sunday at 12 noon and 2pm they meet University of Western

The provincial championships are the following weekend at Western....

This past weekend the Golden Hawks playing out of the Princeton ball
diamonds lost two to McMaster. They had a 7 - 6 lead over the
Maurauders but gave up 3 in the 7th..to lose 9 - 7...The second game was
a an 18 - 11 mercy over 5 innings....

On Sunday the Brock Badgers were in town, and in a battle with
Laurier for 2nd place in the OUA.....the Hawks got 2 wins, 3 - 0 in
the first, and 11 - 5 in the second .....

The split dropped the Golden Hawks to 3rd place in the league

This weekend we have the top three clubs at Hillside...Western,
Windsor and Wilfrid Laurier...


The Children's Wish foundation, (Legends of Fastball Classic sponsors)
will also have the annual Wishmakers's Walk this Saturday at The
Kitchener Auditorium...Registration at 10 AM...

Anne Boehm is looking forward to seeing the local fastball fans out for
this event...


See you at the ball yard....

Go Tigers...


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