ORILLIA, ONTARIO

 

 

 

CASINO RAMA

 

 

 

2006

 

 

 

WORLD SERIES OF FASTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

See detailed game results below schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 14

 

Fri

 

 

Score

4:30 pm

Gm

Innerkip Eagles

0

 Upper

1

Hallman Twins

1

 

 

 

 

 4:30 pm

Gm

Heflin Gremlins

10

 Lower

2

St. Thomas Centennials

1

 

 

 

 

6:30pm

 

OPENING CEREMONIES Lower Diamond

 

 

 

 

 

6:45pm

3

Innerkip Eagles

2

Upper

 

Patsys

3

 

 

 

 

6:45pm

4

River Sharks

4

Lower

 

Kegal Knights

3

 

 

 

 

8:45pm

5

Explorers

0

Upper

 

County Materials

5

 

 

 

 

8:45pm

6

River Sharks

2

Lower

 

The Farm

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 15

Score

Sat

 

 

 

8:15am

Gm

Heflin Gremlins

7

 Upper

7

Kegal Knights

9

 

 

 

 

 8:30am

Gm

Patsys

2

 Lower

8

Hallman Twins

4

 

 

 

 

10:15am

Gm

Heflin Gremlins

7

 Upper

9

The Farm

8

 

 

 

 

10:30am

Gm

Innerkip Eagles

4

Lower

10

Explorers

1

 

 

 

 

12:15pm

Gm

Patsys

1

 Upper

11

County Materials

6

 

 

 

 

12:30pm

Gm

River Sharks

5

Lower

12

St. Thomas Centennials

 0

 

 

 

 

2:30pm

Gm

County Materials

7

Upper

13

Innerkip

2

 

 

 

 

2:30pm

Gm

St. Thomas Centennials

11

Lower

14

Kegal Knights

4

 

 

 

 

4:30pm

Gm

River Sharks

0

Upper

15

Heflin Gremlins

1

 

 

 

 

4:45pm

Gm

Explorers

0

Lower

16

Hallman Twins

5

 

 

 

 

6:30pm

Gm

Kegal Knights

5

Upper

17

The Farm

6

 

 

 

 

6:45pm

Gm

Patsys

5

Lower

18

Explorers

0

 

 

 

 

8:30pm

Gm

The Farm

2

Upper

19

St. Thomas Centennials

4

 

 

 

 

 8:45pm

Gm

Hallman Twins

0

 Lower

20

County Materials

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 16

Score

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playoffs

 

9:00am

Gm

2nd A Kitchener Hallman Twins

3

Upper

21

3rd B Orillia River Sharks

4

 

 

 

 

9:00am

Gm

2nd B NY Heflin Gremlins

1

Lower

22

3rd A NY Patsys

5

 

 

 

 

11:15am

Gm

1st B The Farm Tavern

3

Upper

23

Winner Game 21 Orillia River Sharks

8

 

 

 

 

11:15am

Gm

1st A County Materials

Lower

24

Winner Game 22 NY Patsys

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Championship Game

 

1:45pm

Gm

Winner Game 23 Orillia River Sharks

1

 

25

Winner Game 24 County Materials

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD SERIES OF FASTBALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the County Materials!
2006 World Series of Fastball Champions!

 

Friday, 14 July

Game 1
4:30pm

 

Innerkip Eagles At Hallman Twins

 

Innerkip: 0 0-2-0 0.0.0.0.0.0.0.

Twins: 1 1.5.0 1.0.0.0.0.0.x

 

WP: Todd Martin 2 hits, 0 runs, 13 Ks

 

LP: Jeremy DeBelleval 5 hits, 1 run, 5 Ks

 

Game ended 5:55pm

 

 

Game 2

4:30pm

 

NY Heflin Gremlins at St. Thomas Centennials

 

Heflin: 10 10-12-0 4.4.0.0.2.x.x.

St. Thomas 1 1.1.1. 0.0.1.0.0.x.x.

 

 

WP: Blair Ezekial 1 hit, 1 run, 4 Ks

C: Mike Gasaway

 

LP: Darren Zack

With relief from Trevor Wardell 12 hits, 10 runs, 6 Ks

C: Robert Bomberry

 

 

Game MVP: Blake Miller, Gremlins

 

Highlights:

 

Blake Miller: 3 hits, 3 runs

Jordan Tayrras 3 hits, 3 runs

 

Heflin hit Zack for 8 runs in first two innings.

 

 

Blistering hot afternoon in the ball park but the fans are loving it.

 

 

Game 3

6:45pm

 

Innerkip Eagles at NY Patsys

 

Innerkip: 2 2-7-0 0.0.0.0.0.2.0

Patsys 3 3.7.1 1.1.1.0.0.0.x

 

WP: Adam Folkard with relief from Muizelaar in 5th, but Folkard came back into the game

7 hit, 0 runs, 9 Ks

Folkard got the win and the save

C: Louie Joglar

 

LP: Jamie Simpson: 7 hits, 3 runs, 5 Ks

C : Pat Humfries

 

Game MVP : Louie Joglar

 

Highlights :

 

Louie Joglar, catcher for Patsys, 2 singles and one RBI

 

Derek Pukash, CF for Patsys had 2 singles and one RBI

 

Fine defensive play by Patsys short stop Omar Moraga in the top of the 6th inning with Dave Fowler of Innerkip at the plate. Caught a sure fire single and turned it into a fielders choice.

 

For Innerkip:

Pat Humphries, catcher, 2 singles.

Ryan Thompson, SS, 2 singles.

 

Innerkip came on strong in the 6th against Muizelaar but could not get that elusive 3rd run to tie the game.

 

Game ended 8:20pm.

 

 

Game 4

6:45pm

 

Kegal Black Knights at Orillia River Sharks

 

Black Knights: 3 3.8.2 0.0.0.0.2.1.0.0.

River Sharks: 4 6.4.7. 1.1.0.0.0.0.1.1.

 

 

WP: Frank Cox 8 hits, 3 runs, 7 Ks

C: Sean OBrien

 

LP: Tim Macumber with relief from Ward Gosse 6 hits, 4 runs, 7 Ks

C: Brad Twordik

 

Pat MacKintosh, 1st inning home run to start River Sharks off on top.

Rob OBrien key hit in bottom of 7th to tie the game.

Very steady defense by River Sharks.

 

Kegal CF, Ellsworth, outstanding catch in b5 off of Robbie OBrien.

 

A well played tight match, a pleasure to watch by the large crowd out for a great night in the ball park.

An 8 inning thriller.

 

The heat of the day was gone and the weather was very enjoyable.

 

 

Game 5

8:45pm

 

Midland Explorers at County Materials

 

Midland: 0 0.2.1. 0.0.0.0.0.x.x.

County: 5 5.5.2 0.0.0.5.x.x.x.

 

WP: Lucas Mata 2 hits, 0 runs, 6 Ks, 3 BBs

C: Pat Shannon

 

LP: Grant Patterson 5 hits, 5 runs, 6 Ks, 4 BBs

C: Craig Crawford

 

County broke the game up in their 4th, with 5 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks, and 2 Midland errors.

 

Kris Kiefel had a double in the 5th.

Zenon Winters had a key single in the 5th driving in 2 runs.

 

5 inning mercy game.

 

 

Game 6

9:15pm

 

The Farm Tavern at Orillia River Sharks

 

Farm: 3 3.4.x 0.0.0.1.0.0.1.1

River Sharks 2 2.1.x 1.1.0.0.0.0.0.0

 

WP: Dean Holoien 1 hit, 0 runs, 4 Ks

 

LP: Rob OBrien 4 hits, 3 runs, 10Ks

 

 

Another spectacular game to watch but the outcome for Orillia was not to be as much fun as their previous game, a win, also in 8 innings.

 

 

 

Saturday, July 15, 2006

 

Game 7

8:15am

 

Kegal Knights at Heflin Gremlins

 

 

Kegal: 9 9.8.x 1.2.2.4.0.0.0

Heflin: 7 7.5.x 0.0.3.2.0.0.2

 

 

WP: Ward Gosse: 5 hits, 2 runs, 5 Ks

 

LP: Steve Langley: 8 hits, 5 runs, 0 Ks

 

Jeff Ellsworth, a home run

Dane Clarkson, a home run

 

Ed Leonardo, a home run for Heflin

 

 

Game 8

8:45am

 

Patsys of NEW YORK at Kitchener Hallman Twins

 

Twins: 4 4.8.x 0.0.1.1.0.0.2.

Patsys 2 2.4.x. 0.0.0.1.0.1.0

 

 

WP: Paul Koert: 4 hits, 2 runs, 8 Ks

C: Shewfelt

 

LP: Gerald Muizelaar with relief from Folkard

8 hits, 2 runs, 3 Ks

 

 

A well played game, enjoyed by a large crowd out early morning to enjoy the fantastic weather and great ball.

Some of the smaller guys on the Twins team got the hits once again proving you do not need to be 63 to hit the ball well.

(Patsys have one of the biggest teams I have ever seen, fine looking athletes, but IMHO, they are not yet playing up to their billing, ie., they are not playing like a team yet.)

 

Apparently a rain overnight cleared the humidity we had yesterday so today we have light breezes and reasonable temperatures.

 

New in the park this morning, much to the delight of many, Roger May and Neil Fennell.

 

 

Game 9

10:15am

 

The Farm Tavern at Heflin Gremlins

 

Farm: 8 8runs 0.5.0.2.0.0.1.

Heflin 7 7 runs 0.2.2.3.0.0.0.

 

WP: Dean Holoien 9 Ks

C: Troy Gilmore

 

LP: Brian Urquhart 3 Ks

C: Greg Wallace

 

Game MVP: Blair Ezekial

 

 

Game 10

10:35am

 

 

Innerkip Eagles at Midland Explorers

 

Explorers: 1

Innerkip: 4

 

WP: Jeremy deBelleval: 3 hits, 1 run, 6 Ks

 

LP: Doug Gillis, relief from Mike Crawford 8 hits, 4runs, 5 Ks

 

 

 

Game 11

12:15pm

 

County Materials at NY Patsys

 

County: 6 6.8.x. 2.1.1.0.1.0.0.

Patsys 1 1.7.x. 0.0.0.1.0.0.0.

 

 

WP: Andrew Kirkpatrick 7 hits, 1 run, 4 Ks

 

LP: Tomas Cameron in relief of Muizelaar

8 hits, 6 runs, 5 Ks

 

County Donny Hale hit two home runs in this game, one deep over centre field.

 

 

Game 12

12:55pm

 

St. Thomas Centennials at Orillia River Sharks

 

St. Thomas 0 0.6.x. 0.0.0.0.0.x.x.

Orillia 5 5.9.x. 0.0.3.0.2.x.x.

 

WP: Michael White 6 hits, 0 runs, 4 Ks

C: Dwayne MacKenzie

 

LP: Trevor Wardell 9 hits, 5 runs, 2 Ks

 

 

Game 13

3:20pm

 

Innerkip Eagles at County Materilas

 

 

Innerkip: 2 2.4.x. 0.0.0.1.0.1.x

County: 7 7.8.x. 1.0.2.1.0.3.x

 

 

WP: Karl Gollan 4 hits, 2 runs, 6 Ks

 

LP: Jamie Simpson 8 hits, 7 runs, 3 Ks

 

 

Kevin Cassels had a double, a triple and a home run for Innerkip

 

Thomas Makea had a home run and 3 RBIs for County

 

 

Game 14

2:35pm

 

 

St Thomas Centennials at Kegal Knights

 

 

St. Thomas: 11 11.11.x 0.3.2.1.0.0.5

Kegal: 4 4.9.x. 0.0.3.1.0.0.0

 

 

WP: Darren Zack: 9 hits, 4 runs, 9 Ks

 

LP: Steve Langley: 11 hits, 11 runs, 4 Ks

 

Game ended 4:50pm

 

 

 

Game 15

5:10pm

 

 

Orillia River Sharks at Heflin Builders

 

Orillia: 0 0.4.0. 0.0.0.0.0.0.0.

Heflin: 1 1.4.2 0.0.0.1.0.0.x

 

 

WP: Brian Urquhart: 4 hits, 0 runs

C: Mike Gasaway

 

 

LP: Michael White, relief from OBrien then Cox

4 hits, 1 run, 6 Ks

C: Sean OBrien

 

Game MVP: Blair Ezekiel key hit

 

The very large and very pro Orillia crowd was into this game. The River Sharks have built up a very strong and vocal following locally and they were all out to cheer on their home town team but it was not to be. Yet another 1 run loss for the River Sharks who played an excellent game but the Heflin team continue to have more lives than a lucky cat, scratching out another surprise win.

 

 

 

Game 16

5:00pm

 

Midland Explorers at Kitchener Hallman Twins

 

Midland: 0 0.2.0. 0.0.0.0.0.0.x.

Kitchener: 5 5.9.0 0.1.1.0.0.3.x

 

 

WP: Todd Martin 2 hits, 0 runs, 12 Ks 6 innings

C: Chris Shewfelt

 

LP: Mike Crawford 9 hits, 5 runs, 2 Ks

C: Craig Crawford

 

Battle of the two Bracebridge boys, Todd Martin and Mike Crawford.

 

Dale Levy double and a single and one RBI.

 

Evan Boys had 2 singles.

 

 

A spectacular afternoon in the ball yard in Orillia today! The weather is perfect, bright, warm and sunny but low humidity and a very nice breeze blowing in off of the lake.

 

Lots more action tonight.

 

 

Game 17

7:00pm

 

 

The Farm Tavern at Kegal Black Knights

 

Farm: 6 6.11.x 3.1.0.0.2.0.0.

Kegal 5 5.3.x 0.0.4.1.0.0.0.

 

 

WP: Dean Holoien 3 hits, 1 run, 3 Ks

 

LP: Ward Gosse 11 hits, 6 runs, 4 Ks

 

Kegals Tim Macumber hit a home run, 3 RBIs

 

Farms Rosebush went 3-4, double and a single

 

 

 

Game 18

6:55pm

 

 

NY Patsys at Midland Explorers

 

Midland: 0 0.0.0 0.0.0.0.0.x.x.

Patsys: 5 5.12.0 0.1.4.1.x.x.x.

 

WP: Adam Folkard: 0 hits, 0 runs, 9 Ks in 4 innings mercy

With relief from Heinie Shannon in last inning

C: Frank deGroat

 

LP: Doug Gillis for 2.2 innings, and relief from Mike Crawford the rest of the way

10 hits, 5 runs, 3 Ks

C: Craig Crawford

 

 

Game MVP: Adam Folkard, no hitter, in 4 innings.

 

Louie Joglar, DP for Patsys hit a 3 run home run with 3 RBIs in the 3rd inning homer landed on the edge of Lake Simcoe!

 

Jeff Hook had 2 singles

 

Orlando Rodriguez had 2 singles

 

Brad Rona had 2 singles.

 

 

Game 19

9:25pm

 

The Farm Tavern at St. Thomas Centennials

 

Farm: 2 2.1.x. 0.0.0.0.2.0.

St. Thomas: 4 4.5.x. 1.0.0.0.0.3.

 

WP: Darren Zack 0 hits, 0 runs, 4 Ks

In relief of Trevor Wardell

C: Chris Wismer

 

LP: Jeff Wilson: 5 hits, 4 runs, 7 Ks

Wilson went the distance for the Farm

 

As these two teams prepared to take the field to start their game, the host committee took the field and announced a very special award this year for someone who has contributed in many ways to the success of the Annual World Series of Fastball and to the sport. No one was more surpsised than Mr. Darren Zack to receive this special award from the committee. Darren was the winner of the first MV Pitcher award nine years ago and has won it since, along with being on the winning team in the past and receiving many other awards during this annual tournament. The committee kept this award a secret until the last moment.

 

Congratulations Darren! Well deserved.

 

Game ended 11:30pm

 

 

Game 20

8:50pm

 

 

Kitchener Hallman Twins at County Materials

 

Kitchener: 0 0.3.1. 0.0.0.0.0.x.x.

County: 6 6.4.1. 1.0.0.1.4.x.x

 

WP: Lucas Mata: 3 hits, 0 runs, 7 Ks

C: Pat Shannon

 

LP: Don Scott: 11 hits, 6 runs, 7 Ks

C: Chris Shewfelt

 

Run 1: Thomas Makea first batter, lead off with a double, scored on a one out single by Donnie Hale.

 

Run 2: Pat Shannon, got hit in helmet by pitch to lead off the 4th. Jarrod Martin got walked. Shawn Rychcik SAC bunt and Shannon scored on an infield out by Kris Kiefel.

 

Run 3: Zennon Winters lead off home run in the b5.

 

Run 4-6: Jarrad Martin had a three run home run to end the game in the 5th. Mercy.

 

Game ended 10:07pm

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, July 16, 2006

 

Game 21

9:00am

 

 

Orillia River Sharks at Kitchener Hallman Twins

 

Orillia: 4 4.6.x. 2.0.0.2.0.0.0.

Kitchener: 3 3.4.x 0.0.0.0.2.0

 

WP: Rob OBrien, relief from Cox 3 hits, 4 runs, 6 Ks

C: Sean OBrien

 

LP: Paul Koert, relief from Martin 6 hits, 3 runs, 3 Ks

 

Game MVP: Ian Fehrman

 

A thriller of a game. Kitchener had the go ahead runs on base when they ran out of batters in the 7th.

 

A well played game.

 

 

Wonderful but hot morning in the ball park.

 

Orillia will now play the Farm.

 

 

Game 22

9:00am

 

NY Heflin Gremlins at NY Patsys another battle of New York.

 

Heflin: 1 1.2.1. 0.1.0.0.0.0.0

Patsys: 5 5.7.0. 0.0.2.1.2.0.x

 

 

WP: Adam Folkard 2 hits, 1 run, 10 Ks

C: Frank deGroat

 

LP: Brian Urquart: 7 hits, 5 runs, 1 K

C: Mike Gasaway

 

Heflin got the jump on Patsys, scoring in the 2nd inning but Patsys big bats came on strong in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

 

Brad Rona had a 2 run home run in B3.

 

Double by Hook

 

Frank de Groats second single of the day in b5 scored 2 runs.

 

Top of the 2nd, Nate Fish lead of triple and scorned on a one out infield by Mike Gasaway.

 

Patsys will now play County Materials.

 

11am

 

 

Game 23

11:25am

 

 

Orillia River Sharks at The Farm Tavern of Madison Wisconsin

 

Orillia: 8 8.5.x. 1.0.3.0.1.2.1.

Farm: 3 3.5.x 1.0.1.1.0.0.0.

 

WP: Frank Cox in relief of Rob OBrien: 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 Ks

C: Sean OBrien

 

LP: Dean Holoien in relief of Korrey Gareau: 5 hits, 8 runs, 4 Ks

C: Todd Twachtman

 

A great game to watch. The score does not indicate how close this game really was. It was tight all the way until Orillia added 1 in 5th, 2 more in 6th and insurance run in 7th.

 

Enjoyed by large crowd of enthusiastic Orillia River Shark fans but also strong support for the always popular Farm Boys.

 

 

 

Game 24

11am

 

 

New York Patsys at County Materials

 

Patsys: 1 1.5.0 0.0.0.1.0.x.x.

County: 6 6.7.0 2.0.2.0.2.x.x.

 

 

WP: Lucas Mata 5 hits, 1 runs 3.2 innings pitched giving up one run and 4 hits.

Relief from Andrew Kirkpatrick.

C: Pat Shannon

 

LP: Gerald Muizelaar 5 hits, 4 runs

Relief from Heinie Shannon. Muizelaar went 3 innings with 4 runs on 5 hits.

C: Louie Joglar

 

Donnie Hale single in the 1st inning drove in Nathan Nukunuku. Shawn Rychcikdouble in the 1st drove in Donny Hale.

Donnie Hale 2 run homer in the 5th.

 

Jeff Hook of Patsys hit a single HR in the T4.

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 

County will play Orillia in final game.

 

 

Game 25

 

 

 

Orillia River Sharks at County Materials

 

Orillia: 1 0.1.0.0.0.0.0.

County: 3 0.0.2.0.0.1.x

 

WP: Carl Gollan

Relief from Lucas Mata and Andrew Kirkpatrick who came in as the stopper in the 7th for County.

C: Pat Shannon

 

LP: Andy Jackson went the distance and pitched a great game.

C: Dwayne MacKenzie

 

Nathan Nukunuku hit a home run. Not the biggest hitter on the team but hit a big one with the right part of the bat to take it out of the park.

 

A close, well played game enjoyed by a large crowd baking under blistering hot sun without a breath of air.

 

Congratulations to County Materials on another win at Casino Rama. A well earned win, playing great ball all weekend.

 

MV Player awards went to Nathan Nukunuku of County Materials.

 

MV Pitcher awards went to Lucas Mata of County Materials.

 

An award went to Andy Jackson who pitched a great game for Orillia. Andy does not get the ball often in the big tournaments these days, but any team at this tournament would be happy to have him. A great bat in ever game, he loves to get the ball and threw a wonderful game for River Sharks.

 

 

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS to COUNTY MATERIALS on your 2006 win of the World Series of Fastball!

 

Watch for a wrap up soon this coming week from Paul.

 

Congratulations to Paul and Kathy Barnetson and their wonderful team of volunteers in Orillia for once again delivering a great weekend of ball. Many of the strongest fastball fans in the country turned out for this one and enjoyed every minute of it.

 

Thanks to the Comfort Inn in Orillia which served as my HQ where their wireless connection enabled us to update the web site on a regular basis.

 

See you in Kitchener!

 

 

 

 

 


Casino Rama World Series of Fastball

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Orillia, Ontario, Canada

 

 

With only hours to go before the first pitch will be thrown at the 9th Annual Casino Rama World Series of Fastball things are starting to take shape at the park.  A full crew of tournament volunteers have just completed the installation of over 3,000 feet of temporary fencing, the installation of the new scorers booths and a general park clean-up.  The crew will be back tomorrow morning to continue to set up the diamonds, install tenting, trailers and everything else that is needed for a tournament of this magnitude. 

 

The park in undergoing a complete transformation and all the volunteers can't wait to get the tournament under way.

 

The park layout has been completely redesigned and for all of our regular visitors you will be pleasantly surprised with the new park layout.  First off the beer tent has been increased in size and moved down the 3rd base of the lower diamond, greatly improving the sightlines to the action on the diamond.  Our signature souvenir tent has been relocated to below the permanent concession building (in the area of the old beer tent) and the large tournament master schedule will be located in the same area.  There will be many other small changes to the normal park layout for this year.

 

As for getting scores and details out to all the fans that cannot make the trip to Orillia, we will be getting scores out in a few different ways,  First off, Al Doran will be in attendance throughout the weekend and he will be getting results out over his network throughout the weekend.  New for this year we will be scoring games electronically and our plan (provided everything works) is to post a full game report, with play-by-play on the tournament website at www.city.orillia.on.ca/worldseries.

 

The final bit of news is about the one thing that no tournament director can control but we all wish we could - THE WEATHER.  The latest forecast for the Orillia area is hot, hot, hot with lots of sun.  If you are coming to the park make sure you bring lots of sunscreen and get ready to sit back and watch the most exciting game on the planet, played by the best players in the world.

 

Things get under way here in Orillia tomorrow night (Thursday) with an exhibition double header between the Orillia River Sharks and a local all-star team.  The games will get under way at 7:00 PM and there is no cost to take in these games.  If you cannot make it out to the game make sure you tune into CTV Sports at around 6:45 PM as Lance Brown will be at the park doing the evening sportscast live on location.  Tournament games will get under way at 4:30 PM on Friday evening with all 10 teams playing during the evening.  Round-robin games will continue throughout Saturday with elimination games getting under way Sunday morning.  The Championship game will start at 1:45 PM on Sunday afternoon with Rogers Cable on-hand to tape and televise the game.

 

For a complete tournament schedule and much more check out the tournament website at www.city.orillia.on.ca/worldseries.

 

I look forward to seeing everyone at Kitchener Park in Orillia this weekend

 

 

Paul Barnetson

Chairman

Casino Rama World Series of Fastball
pmbarney@rogers.com
www.city.orillia.on.ca/worldseries