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West Coast Fastpitch Association 2011

Monday, November 15th, 2010

From Bob Chapel:


March 26-27 MFP- – STOCKTON Bob Chapel
APR ? MFP — LAS VEGAS NV Robert Hernandez 714-392-1387
APRIL 16-17 MFP- – LODI Bob Chapel 406-690-0664
April 30-MAY 1 MFP- – SONORA Bob Chapel
June 4-5 MFP- – FOLSOM Bob Chapel
JUL 9-10 MFP- – SONORA Bob Chapel 406-690-0664
JUL 30-31 MFP-– CARSON CITY Bob Chapel
Aug 11-14 NAFA World Series (A Major/AA – ROCKFORD IL
Aug 18-21 NAFA World Series (A/AA Major) – ROCKFORD IL

I need to hear from all the teams with any suggestion to make our play better in 2011. If you want to have a meeting to discuss the league, in late January or February let me know so I can schedule it.

-Bob Chapel

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St. John’s Senior League

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

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Senior League POM (September 2010)

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Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League

Player of the Month (September 2010)

CF Brad Ezekiel (Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians & 3Cheers Pub Bud Light)

Brad Ezekiel Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians and 3Cheers Pub Bud Light Centerfielder Has Been Named The Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League Player of the Month for September 2010.


-Member of the Bronze Medal Winning 3Cheers Pub Bud Light At The 2010 Senior Nationals
-Named To The All-Star Team At The 2010 Senior Nationals (Outfield)
-Senior Provincial: Won Batting Title With A .545 Average (6-for-11)

Brad Ezekiel’s Batting Stats:

Senior League: 1-3 .333BA, R, HR, RBI
Senior Playoffs: 2-9 .222BA, R, SB, BB
Senior Provincial: 6-11 .545BA, 5R, D, 3HR, SAC, BB, 7RBI
Senior Nationals-Round Robin: 13-29 .448BA, 10R, 4RBI
Senior Nationals-Playoffs: 6-14 .429BA, 3R, 5RBI
Totals: 28-66 .424BA, 20R, 17RBI

Grafton Jays crush Foodland’s dream of fourth title

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Editor’s note: The money quote:

“Nobody remembers who finishes first in the regular season.”


The Grafton Jays have ended the three-year reign of Foodland Crush.

Grafton completed the sweep of Foodland on Wednesday night at Legion Fields with a 8-5 victory to clinch the 2010 Cobourg Men’s Fastball League championship. The Jays won the best-of-five series 3-0.

Grafton last won the Town League title in 2006, when they defeated the Crush. which went on to beat the Jays in the final the past three years.

After a long summer, leading into fall, winning the championship is the ultimate goal.
“It’s always great to win, regardless of who you play,” said Derek Wright, who shared playoff Most Valuable Player honours with teammate Scott Leblanc. They both batted .500 (14-for-28) in the playoffs while also playing superb defence.

“It’s a tough match (against Foodland). We’re an older team now and they’re what we used to be, but all our guys have won before and know what it takes to win.”

Grafton has become accustomed to being one of the top two teams in the league, but this year it was Foodland and eagle.cathat battled for first place during the season. The Jays finished in third after the 20-game schedule.

“A veteran team goes on cruise control a lot of the time and we knew we’d play well enough and get enough at-bats in to be there at the end,” Wright said. “Nobody remembers who finishes first in the regular season.”

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Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs Capture St. John’s League Title

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Senior League Final (Result: Game #5)

Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League (Playoffs)

League Final (Best-of-7)

Result: Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Game #5: Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs 2 vs. West Side Charlies Bud Light 0

The Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs blanked West Side Charlies Bud Light 2-0 Wednesday night at Lions Park to capture the 2010 Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League Championship.

The Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs took the title in five games, their third straight Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League Championship and fourth in the last five years. The Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians won the Senior League Championship in 2007.

2010-Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs
2009-Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs
2008-CBC Senior Canadians
2006-North Atlantic Marine

Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs Pitching Stats:
WP: Blair Ezekiel 7IP, 0R, 1H, 2BB, 10K

Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs Top Batters:
Doug Marshall 2-3, 2R, SB, BB
Jon Kelly 2-4, 2RBI
Gary Bruce 1-2, Double, BB
Blair Ezekiel 1-2, HBP, BB
John Farrell 1-3, BB

Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs (RUNS)
1R T1ST: Doug Marshall singled to left-field, advanced to second on a pass ball and scored on Jon Kelly’s RBI single to centerfield.

1R T5TH: Doug Marshall singled to centerfield, advanced to second on a SAC Bunt 3-4 by Stephen Strapp and scored on Jon Kelly’s RBI single to centerfield.

West Side Charlies Bud Light Pitching Stats:
LP: Stephen Mullaley (Starter) 4.1IP, 2R, 5H, 2BB, 2K
Lee Cose (In Relief) 2.2IP, 0R, 2H, 2BB, 2K

West Side Charlies Bud Light Top Batters:
Mark Lewis 1-3 (Only Hit Off Blair Ezekiel; single to left-field to lead off the Bottom of the 7th Inning)

West Side Charlies Bud Light (RUNS)

Note: Blair Ezekiel (KPMB) took a No-Hitter into the Bottom of the 7th Inning, but WSCBL 3B Mark Lewis led off the Bottom of the 7th Inning with a single to left-field.

2010 Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League

Playoff Awards

MVP: John Farrell (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs) 12-28 .429BA, 6R, D, HR, 6RBI
Top Batter: Blair Ezekiel (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs) 11-23 .478BA

Members of the Championship Team:

Doug Marshall, Stephen Strapp, Blair Ezekiel, Jon Kelly, John Farrell, Donny Cleary, Gary Bruce, Sean Cleary, Tyrone Fewer, Wayne Bruce, Rylee Costello, Jerry McCarthy, Scott Myers, Al Hurlburt and Mike Gregory. Coach Ron Ezekiel.

‘Hammer Repeats as GHFL Champion

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Golden Horseshoe Fastball League
Niagara Falls, Ontario

The GHFL crowned a repeat champion Sunday afternoon as the Waterdown Hammer defended their league title with a thrilling 9-6 come-from-behind win over the top-seed Niagara Falls Fury. Full scores below.

Bob Blamauer, who belted six home runs in six games for the Hammer, was named the Gord Newman Memorial Playoff MVP.

Matt Lyon, of the Niagara Snappers, was the 2010 GHFL MVP, with a .610 average, nine home runs and 30 RBIs in 19 games played. Lyon also finished with 12-3 pitching record.

Scott Wagar, of the Niagara Falls Fury, was the 2010 GHFL Top Pitcher, compiling a 14-3 record leading his Fury to first place overall.

Rookie Joel Langford, second basemen for the Mississauga Arrows, was the 2010 Russ Dekker Memorial Defensive Player of the Year.

Dan Bernard, of the Niagara Snappers, was the 2010 recipient of the Janet Greatrix Memorial Sportmanship & Dedication Award for his tireless behind-the-scenes work over many years with his team and the league.

On behalf of the GHFL, congratulations to all award winners. Thanks to Rob Greatrix and the entire Niagara Falls committee for outstanding work in hosting the annual playoff tournament. We also want to thank Peter Kluszczynski and his Blue Crew for excellent work this past weekend along with all of the GHFL umpires who work the regular season.

September 10-12
GHFL Playoff Tournament
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Lizards 19 Dawgs 0 – 3 innings

WP: Rich Vassos 5Ks
LP: Jeff Bolton, relief Gerry Bongers
Lizards: Jason Surdyke 2-4 HR; Darren Newson 3-3 HR; Darryl Breadner 3-3 HR

Snappers 1 Tazco 0 – 9 innings

WP: Matt Lyon 6Ks
LP: Tom Berube 13Ks
Snappers: Scott Young 2-4 2b GWRBI
Tazco: Jeff Kraneyk 2-4

Fury 8 Royals 0 – 5 innings

WP: Scott Wagar 14Ks
LP: Marvin Smith, relief Joe Parker
Fury: Adam Dearborn HR, 3b 3RBIs; Ray Carr HR
Royals: Dom Demasi 2b

Fury 1 Arrows 0

WP: Scott Wagar 4 hits 14Ks
LP: Jeff Wilson 3 hits, unearned run

Target 1 Knights 0

WP: Gord Scott 2 hits 13Ks
LP: Kyle Linton 9Ks
Target: Mark Cameron 1-3 RBI

Hammer 6 Tazco 0

WP: Doug Hoffman 3 hits 7Ks
LP: Mike Joseph 11 hits 2Ks
Hammer: Bob Blamauer 3-3 2 HRs 4RBIs; Steve Gillis 3-3 HR

Lizards 8 Royals 4

WP Dan Duemo
LP Marvin Smith
Lizards: Dan Edholm 2b 2RBIs; Darrin Newson 2-3 3RBIs
Royals Adam Solnik HR 3RBIs; Jason Young 2-3 HR

Arrows 7 Dawgs 0 – 6 innings

WP: Chris McColl
LP: Gerry Bongers

Hammer 10 Snappers 1 – 5 innings

WP: Rod Fevereau
LP: Jason Paylove, relief Perry Bartley
Hammer: Dave Brownhill 2-3 2b; Will Lake 2-3; Kyle Davis 2-3
Snappers: Mike Bateman HR

Fury 11 Dawgs 4 – 6 innings
WP: Butch Provost
LP: Brad Wills
Fury: Ray Carr HR 2RBIs; Phil John 3-4 HR; Mark Korten HR
Dawgs: Jordan Lewis HR; Steve Veenstra HR

Hammer 5 Knights 4
WP: Doug Hoffman in relief of Jim Hurst
LP: Kyle Linton
Hammer: Geoff Hornby HR; Kyle Davis 2b 2RBIs
Knights: Tyler Higgins 2-4 HR; Jordan Copeland 1-3 HR

Snappers 5 Target 4
WP: Matt Lyon
LP: Gord Scott
Snappers Trevor Falk 3-4 HR; Matt Lyon 2-4 2b HR; Kres Anderson HR
Target: Dave Harper 2-4; Brian Prowse HR; Mark Cameron HR

Hammer 11 Target 4

WP: Doug Hoffman
LP: Gord Scott
Hammer: Dave Brownhill 3-3; Bob Blamauer 3-3 HR; Mike Brown 3-3 RBI
Target: Dave Harper 2-3

Arrows 5 Royals 4
WP: Chris McColl, relief Jeff Wilson
LP: Marvin Smith
Arrows: Chris McColl 2-3 2b 2RBIs; Jeff Wilson 2BB RBI; Mike Oliver 1-2 2BB; Rob O’Neill 2BB
Royals: Glen Crocker 3b 2RBIs; Lance Galbraith RBI; Matt Smith RBI

Fury 6 Lizards 5
WP: Scott Wagar
LP: Rich Vassos, relief Dan Duemo
no details available

Lizards 5 Arrows 4
WP: Dan Duemo, relief Rich Vassos
LP: Jeff Wilson
Lizards: Mike Breadner 2RBIs
Arrows: Jeff Wilson HR 2RBIs; Blair Setford 2b RBI; Mike Oliver RBI

Royals 12 Dawgs 10
WP: Jason Young, relief Joe Parker
LP: Jeff Bolton
Royals: Jason Young 2-4 2 HRs 5RBIs; Adam Solnik 2-4 HR 2 RBIs; Glen Crocker 2-3 HR; Dom Demasi 2-3 HR
Dawgs: Jordan Lewis 2-5; Steve Veenstra Grand Slam 5RBIs; Ryan Nickels 2BB RBI; Andrew Lessard 2-4 2b

Snappers 2 Knights 1

WP: Matt Lyon
LP: Andrew Putnam
Snappers: Scott Young 2-3 2b RBI; Perry Bartley 3b; Alex Szockyj RBI
Knights: Barry Lexchin HR

Tazco 1 Target 0
WP: Tom Berube 14Ks 1 hit
LP: Gord Scott
Tazco: Pat McCloy 1-2 run
Target: Todd Townsend 1b

Tazco 6 Knights 1
WP: Tom Berube
LP: Andrew Putnam
Tazco: no details available
Knights: Tyler Higgins HR

P1 Tazco 2 Lizards 1

WP: Mike Joseph
LP: Rich Vassos
Tazco: Mark Hall walk off two-run HR in B7

P2 Snappers 11 Arrows 9
WP: Matt Lyon
LP: Chris McColl, in relief of Jeff Wilson
Snappers: Trevor Falk 2 HRs 5RBIs; Ron Webb HR; Kevin Newhouse HR 2 RBIs
Arrows: Joel Langford HR; Rob O’Neill HR; Whitney Bridge 2-4 2b HR 3RBIs

P3 Fury 5 Tazco 2

WP Scott Wagar
LP Tom Berube
Fury: Tommy Watkinson 2-4 HR 2RBIs, Phil John 2-4 3b 2RBIs, Rob Greatrix 3-4 RBI
Tazco: Will Parent HR 2b, Pat McCloy HR 1b

P4 Hammer 14 Snappers 11

WP: Doug Hoffman 4IP, 7H, 4R, 2K, 0BB; in relief of Rod Favreau 3IP, 5H, 7R, 1K, 2BB
LP: Matt Lyon 6IP, 10H, 14R, 2K, 5BB; relief Mike Bateman 1IP, 2H, 0R, 1K, 0BB
Hammer: Steve Gillis 2-4 HR 5 RBI’s, Bob Blamauer 2-4 2 HR 3 RBI’s, Dave Kingdon 2-4 HR 3 RBI’s, Kyle Davis 1-4 HR 2 RBI’s
Snappers: Scott Young 1-3 HR 3 RBI’s, Trevor Falk 2-4 HR 2 RBI’s, Kevin Newhouse 2-4 HR 3 RBI’s, Dan Bernard 2-3 2 RBI’s, Alex Szockyj RBI

Championship Game
Hammer 9 Fury 6

WP: Doug Hoffman
LP: Scott Wagar
Hammer: Steve Gillis HR 1b; Bob Blamauer HR 1b; Kyle Davis HR 1b 3RBIs; Geoff Hornby 2b, Dave Kingdon 2-4
Fury: Mark Korten HR 1b 2RBIs; Ray Carr HR 1b; Rob Greatrix 2-3
Fury take a 3-0 in the second on the strength of a 2-run home run by Mark Korten and a RBI single by Scott Wagar. The Hammer answer on a Bob Blamauer HR to make score 3-1. The Fury get one back via a solo shot by Ray Carr. With the score 4-1, a solo HR by the Hammer’s Steve Gillis makes it 4-2 and a Dave Kingdon RBI double makes it 4-3. With the score 5-3 in T6, the Hammer’s Kyle Davis hits a 2-out, 2-strike 3-run HR and suddenly the Hammer lead 6-5. The Fury scratch out the tying run in the B6 on a 2-out RBI single by Rob Greatrix, setting up the 7th. The Hammer load the bases with none out and Dave Brownhill scores on a pass ball. The Hammer get a couple more on a 2-out Geoff Hornby single that the Fury outfielder gets a glove on but can’t hold. The Fury go down in order in B7.

CCASA 2010 Annual Meeting – Oct 23-24

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The CCASA 2010 Annual Meeting is coming!

Mark Your Calendars!

October 23rd & 24th, 2010

Piccadilly Inn University, Fresno, CA

Agenda will follow soon!

The CCASA Hall of Fame dinner will be held at the same location October 23, 2010

More information soon!

Please pass this information on to anyone you think will want to attend the Annual Meeting or the Hall of Fame Dinner!

2010 Central California ASA | 6155 Conejo Rd. | Atascadero, CA | 93422

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2010 SCIFL Post-Season Managers Meeting – Saturday, Sept. 25

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

From the SCIFL website:

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From SCIFl commish, Robert Hernandez:

2010 and another successful season is being us. This is to announce that the SCIFL Post-Season Manager’s meeting for the 2010 season is schedule for Saturday, September 25th, at 9:00 AM. The location will be at the Inn Suites in Buena Park. The address is 7555 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA. The hotel is located just south of the 91 freeway Beach Blvd exit.

The agenda will be, but not limited to:

2010 Season Recap
2010 Expenses
20011Proposed Tournament Schedule
Tournament Formats
2011 NAFA World Series
2011 NAFA Master’s World Series
Open Discussion

This will be an open meeting and participation is welcomed as each item is discussed. We are more than happy to discuss an item that is not on the agenda but may move it to the Open Discussion portion of the meeting. If you have an item that you wish to place on the agenda, please forward it to me prior to the meeting.

I look forward to seeing everyone on September 25th and discussing the sport we all love to play. Please respond back to me via this email address or on my cell at 714-392-1387 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              714-392-1387      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              714-392-1387      end_of_the_skype_highlighting so that we can make sure we have enough chairs and refreshments.

Robert Hernandez

Final Weekend for SCIFL Season – Weekend 7

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Schedule of Games Posted at official SCIFL website

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The final weekend of local action for the SCIFL (So Cal Independent Fastpitch League) in Santa Fe Springs this weekend. This will be “Santa Fe Springs V, at the “home fields” for the SCIFL, Little Lake Park.

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Liberty Prevails at SFS – SCIFL Weekend # 6

Monday, July 12th, 2010

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The SCIFL’s sixth tournament of the year is complete and Liberty FP strands the tying run at second base for the win over the Panteras, 9-8, in the championship game. More details to follow shortly…

LB Black Sox 2-1 at SCIFL/Santa Fe Springs

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Long Beach Black Sox report from SCIFL league weekend # 6, for Saturday, July 11:

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Game 1


Jeremy Rooney hit a long fly ball that fell just off the glove of Victor Hallman giving Liberty a 4-3 win over The Sox in the final inning. Ron Rupp suffered the loss in relief of Sean Barker. The Sox had held a 3-1 lead heading into the final inning. Dan Plesetz singled and Sox manager called on Ron Rupp to finish the game. Phil Palomino followed with a single. Rupp struckout Lou Enriquez and with 2 outs Dave Hess had an infield single and Jeremy Rooney had the walkoff hit. The Sox took a 2-0 lead off Liberty starter Doug Rooney on solo home runs by Gino Saracho and Fred Hanker. In the 3rd a RBI single by ex Sox Dave Demaio made the score 3-1 Long Beach.

The score stayed thay way until the final inning. Doug Rooney picked up the win for Liberty. Fred Hanker was 1-1 with a solo home run, walk and sac fly. Gino Saracho was 1-2 with a solo home run and 2 runs scored. Chris Minogue was 3-3 with 2 singles and a double. Sean Barker was 2-3. The Sox now play at 10:30 against The Panteras.

Game 2



Ron Rupp and Gerald Pyle once again faced off against each other in their friendly rivalry. This time Rupp got the better of Pyle with a 3-2 win. Rupp stranded the tying run at second base to secure the win. Both pitchers pitched well in the close game. The Sox scored in the second on an Ron Rupp double and Sean Barker RBI single. In the 3rd Fred Hanker singled and scored on a Chris Minogue 2 out double.

In the 4th Long Beach made it 3-0 when Ken Shaw singled and scored on a Kasey Shaw RBI single as son drives in father. In the 4th The Panteras scored one on an Steve Hindojostra RBI single and one in the 6th on an RBI double. The final was 3-2 Long Beach who now play Balboa at 1:30. Ron Rupp threw a complete game allowing 2 runs on 6 hits with 4 K’s. Fred Hanker was 2-3 with a run scored. Chris Minogue was 1-3 with a RBI double. Ken Shaw was 2-3 with a run scored. Sean Barker was 1-3 with a RBI single and Kasey Shaw was 2-3 with a RBI single.

Game 3



The Long Beach Black Sox broke out of their hitting slump in a big way with a 17-5 pounding of Balboa. Every Sox player had at least one hit and one run scored. The Sox scored 8 in the 4th and 9 in the 5th after falling behind 3-0 after 3 innings. Martin Borgen was 3-3 with 3 RBI and 2 runs. Gino Saracho was 2-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Fred Hanker was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs and a RBI. Chris Minogue was 3-4 with 2 runs and 3 RBI. Sean Barker was 2-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Victor Hallman was 2-3 with 2 RBI and 2 runs.

Randy Clay went the distance for the win and was also 1-1 with a RBI and run scored at the plate.

Sox rookie Victor Hallman continued to impress Sox brass as he finished 3-5 for the day with 2 runs and 2 RBI in 3 games. The 9 runs in an inning ties a team record. Long Beach is the # 4 seed and plays tomorrow morning at 9:00 am versus Liberty. Sunday is single elimination day.

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