National Teams to Showcase in Ontario

May 27, 2014

Kitchener, ON

What better way to enjoy major men’s fastball than to be able to watch it in the cozy parks in the many small towns that have nourished the game and developed some of the best players in Canada? Local fans are in for a treat when Canada, New Zealand and the Argentina Men’s National Teams all touch town in southern Ontario this June and fans get a chance to see some of the best players in the world in “grass roots locales” across the province.


The game of fastball still flourishes in rural Ontario and softball associations continue to build on the youth of these small communities. The hard work and dedication of minor associations also means some beautiful facilities rarely get showcased and local players dream about the chance to compete at an international level, if only once in their career. That all changes this Spring !


Members of Softball Canada’s Men’s Athlete Pool will hold a training camp June 13-15, in Brampton ON, and will travel to Ohsweken ( Six Nations ) ON, Friday June 13 to play the ISC World Champion Hill United Chiefs at 6:00 pm. Following that game Canada will play a Red and White exhibition game at 8:00 pm. For information on this event contact , Bryan Porter at (519) 750 -3624 or Larry Lynch at (519) 579 – 2903


 The ISF World Champion New Zealand Black Sox touch down on June 14th and will be based in Kitchener for their 9 day stay in Ontario. The Sox will train locally and have scheduled two double headers prior to participation in the HILL UNITED SNAPPER SHOOTOUT June 20-22, Lancaster Park in St.Catherines, ON. The Sox open that weekend at 9:00 p.m., Friday June 20, against the Hill United Chiefs.


  • ·         The Black Sox will open up their exhibition tour with a doubleheader in Stouffville, ON Tuesday  

      June 17 against the Scarborough Force. Games are scheduled for 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.


  • ·         The Black Sox will be back in action with a double header against the Toronto Gators and the GHFL champion Mississauga Arrows, Wednesday June 18, Meadowvale Park, Mississauga, ON. Game times are 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.


The Argentina Men’s National Team will arrive in Ontario on Wednesday June 18 and will also be based out of Kitchener for their tour. Argentina will be participating in the HILL UNITED SNAPPER SHOOTOUT, June 20 – 22 and the NORTH AMERICAN FASTBALL CHALLENGE, June 27 – 29 in Jarvis, Ontario.


The Argentina squad will also be playing a 10 game exhibition schedule across southern Ontario. Their lineup of games and locations are as follows :


  • ·         Thursday, June 19, Shakespeare, ON   Opponents are the Shakespeare Falcons and the South Perth League All – Stars  - 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
  • ·         Monday, June 23, Innerkip, ON   Opponents are the Sweaburg Crush / Tri-County League All-Stars –  7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
  • ·         Tuesday June 24, Vasey, ON, sponsored by the Township of Oro-Medonte. Opponents are a select area All-Star team. – 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
  • ·         Wednesday June 25, Springfield, ON Opponents are the Springfield Brewers and the ST. Thomas and District Major Fastball League Selects - 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
  • ·         Thursday, June 26, Kitchener, ON  ISC co-host team Kitchener Jax and the Kitchener Fastball League All – Stars – 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Budd Park ** Both games will be featured live on the local Rogers channel 20 that evening!





 Follow Al’s Fastball for more news as the tours get underway.


 Contact Larry Lynch for international tour details.


    Travel details including the tour to Western Canada from the team.



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