THIS WEEK IN FASTBALL - July 20th 2013

July 22, 2013

Kitchener, ON

THIS WEEK IN FASTBALL - July 20 - 2013

CEPHAS ROTH - Tavistock


Hill United defeated the Hallman Twins in the final of this years Cephas Roth fastpitch tournament
last weekend in sunny and hot Tavistock.

Adam Folkard went the distance for Hill, 7 innings of 3 hit pitching, allowing 3 runs, 2 of them earned, for a 5 - 3 win over Jarvis Twins.

Hill opened the scoring in the top of the 2nd... a walk to Steve Mullaley, a sacrifice bunt from Jason Hill and an RBI single from Craig Crawford scored Mullaley.

The Twins replied in the home half of the 2nd...3 runs on 2 hits, Will Fehrman, Steve Bassingale, a walk for Pat Graham, and RBIs from Ben Enoka and Bradon Horn.

Jeff Ellsworth singled for Hill United, Nick Shailes singled him to 2nd,,and Mullaley singled and scored Ellsworth. Jarvis up 3 - 2...middle of the 3rd.

Paul Koert took the ball for the Twins top of the 4th..3 up, 3 down in the fourth, a walk and 3 outs in the 5th...

In the 6th Mullaley again on base, this time a base hit, another sacrifice bunt from Jason Hill, a walk to Mark Johnson, an RBI single from Craig Crawford, his second of the game, followed by an RBI single by Ryan Thompson gave Hill the 4 - 3 lead.

Pitcher Nik Hayes reentered for the Twins to start the 7th inning. Nick Shailes tripled to lead off the inning, scoring on a throwing error..

Hill reached the championship game with a semi final win over the Kitchener Cubs....5 - 0
Cubs got two hits, one off Adam Folkard, one off Mitch Hardy

The Twins defeated the Elmira Erb Electric Expos 7 - 2 in their semi final game..Paul Koert gave up two earned runs over 6 innings, Nik Hayes pitched the 7th for the Twins..

Elmira Expos beat Scarborough Force 9 - 7 in the quarter final...Dan Martin got the win, going the distance for the Expos.

Andy Skelton went 2 2/3 for Scarborough, Jeremy Tracey was the losing pitcher...

Scott Wagar and Ryan French combined for the Cub's 6- 2 win over Lake Simcoe Lightning.

Great weekend of fastpitch at Tavistock.


Dave Bailey and Tavistock have a great minor ball program. Two teams, the Midgets and the Bantams have qualified for the Canadians later this summer. The PeeWee team was a run away from making it three teams at the nationals.

Dave says that they have put a lot of effort into skills clinics for all their players. Many of the great players in the Cephas Roth tournaments have instructed at the spring clinics. All of the coaches in the program have earned softball coaching certificates.

Tavistock received the Softball Association Merit Award at the 2012 Annual General Meeting of the OASA....

It is a good organization...and it shows on the field and behind the screen...


OASA Great Lakes Championship

This year's senior Men's and Intermediate A championships will be played at New Dundee. OASA Vice President Brad Thomson is hosting 9 teams July 26, 27 and 28th. Four senior teams will qualify to attend the Canadian Senior Men's Championship in Stratford later this summer. The "B" side winners will be Ontario's Intermediate A champions.

Game 1, 7 pm Friday night, will be Hill United Warriors, vs Wellington Sox, with the winners to meet the Kitchener Outlaws, Saturday at 9am

The Outlaws just picked up the championship at last weekends Ponsonby tournament. Wellington Sox are last years South Perth League Champs.

The other 7pm start has Shakespeare Falcons up against the Niagara Snappers. Shakespeare has proven to be a strong team this year with good pool play records at the Legends in Kitchener and Cephas Roth in Tavistock. The Falcons are the host team at the Canadians later this summer.

Scarborough Force and Waterdown Hammer meet Friday at 9pm, on Diam 2, Kitchener Cubs and Alvinston face each other on Diam 1, also at 9pm

The Cubs are the CASA Silver medal winners last year, and are defending OASA Senior Champs. The Hammer is the 2012 Intermediate A OASA champs

That looks like a great lineup for fastpitch fans...The strong Scarborough Force looking for a win after coming close in Tavistock and Kitchener, the Softball Canada host team Shakespeare Falcons looking to break thru preliminary play and do well in the championship games, the defending OASA Senior champs, Kitchener Cubs, wanting to repeat as Ontario champs, Waterdown wanting to stay on the winning side and covert the Intermediate title into a senior championship, and last years winners of the South Perth League...Wellington Sox wanting to compete and win in provincial championship play.....

This is a double knock out tournament...the 2nd round loss in the lower bracket moves a team into the Intermediate bracket

The OASA Jr B championship will also take place in New Dundee. Three Junior teams will meet for the Ontario "B" title. The Junior B OASA title is open to any team that doesn't finish in the top four of the OASA Junior "A" championship.

Elmira, Four Counties and Caledonia are entereed. Elmira 37s vs Caledonia Saturday morning at 9,
Four Counties vs Caledonia at 3pm and Elmira Vs Four Counties at 9pm

2nd vs 3rd Sunday at 11am, and the Championship game at 1 on Sunday

Looks like a good weekend of Fastpitch...

George Ryder is the tournament director, along with Gary Waugh



Jamie Simpson and the Breslau Riverdogs, along with Brad Thomson and the Kitchener Cubs are the hosts

simper7@sympatico.ca thomson.brad@gmail.com


MASTER's Championship - Cambridge

The 2013 Master's (over 50) Ontario Fastpitch championship was held at Ice Park in Cambridge this past weekend...hosted by the Waterdown Hammer.

Eight teams competed this year and the Toronto Gators beat the Stoney Creek Scrappers in the final

The Scrappers eliminated the Cobourg Force and Waterloo Classics were eliminated by the Gators...

Mike Goodridge, OASA convenor will send me the details....and I will pass them on along with the results of the Great Lakes....


48 teams in the WT this year in Quad Cities...11 from Ontario, including the Kitchener Hallman Cubs, Kitchener Bell Cartage Outlaws, Shakespeare Falcons, Elmira Erb Electric Expos, (all out of the South Perth Fastball League), Hickson Reds, Lake Simcoe Lighting, Wiarton Nationals, Wyevale Tribe, Hill United, Scarborough Force and Hallman Twins.



Aug 10th to 17th, Moline Illinois,

See you at the ball yard

Dennis Dosman


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