Fastball This Week

Fastball This Week
From Dennis Dosman

Editor’s note: A good batch of information from the Ontario province and thereabouts, from Dennis Dosman:

First of all…..I sent a note out last week to many of you about our good pal, former TienHoa and Waterloo Twin coach Doug Davies saying that he was in London’s University hospital for surgery. Doug’s daughter Jen has been keeping some of us informed…and the latest I have is that he is still in ICU with hope that he will soon be released to a floor…prayers and well wishes to one of fastball’s finest….

Niagara on the Lake, the Snapper Shootout this past weekend….got off to a great start on Friday night…Saturday a complete schedule in but Sunday was a rain out…..and the tournament was called early Sunday morning…

Here are some highlights courtesy of Al’s Fastball…and Dan ‘Bernard of the Snappers

The KW Cubs opened up on Friday nite with a loss to the host Niagara Snappers….3 – 2, Scott Wagar was the winning pitcher, Ryan French the loser, with 6Ks, Nate Bauman and Brad Thomson contributed homer runs for the Cubs offence…

Elmira Expos won their opener over Ashland Stockpack…another 3 – 2 score….Dan Martin was the winning pitcher, with 10Ks …Casey Halstead 2 RBIs, a Homer, and Dan Martin the other Expo RBI

Jarvis defeated Wyevale 14 to 2…Brandon Horn, a HR and 4RBIs, and Greg Cournieyea a HR and 4RBIs led the Travelers
Blake Underwood of the Waterloo Hallman Juniors was on the Wyevale roster and contributed a homer and 2 RBIs …

Jay Schnarr contributed a RBI for Cobourg in a losing cause…Alvinston Indians beat Cobourg 5 – 4….

Owen Sound Select beat Waterdown 4 – 0….RBIs from Andrew Scott, Andy Skelton, Brad Robinson, and Stephan Walma…

The Cubs evened their record on Saturday…with a 4 – 1 win over the Toronto Gators…Jeremy DeBelleval and Ryan French combined for the win.

Don Scott, Brad and Blair Ezekiel, (RTwins) beat the St Thomas Centennials 1 to 0….they were playing for Hill United…
Scott with the win, he had 7Ks, Luke Leahy the LP with 8 Ks

Earlier Hill United with Don Scott in releif, beat Owen Sound Selects 5 – 2….Brad Ezekiel with a homer. Matt Leahy the LP and Nick Dambrosio a HR for the Selects

Back to the local teams…Elmira defeated Oshawa BBs 11 – 3…Casey Halstead and Dan Martin for the Expos…Josh Brohman 3 for 4..2RBIs…Travis Martin 1 HR…3RBI, Dan Martin 2RBIs and Kevin Gutscher 1 HR….

(Casey threw a perfect game last week in the KFL for his KFL team…The KFL lights it up at Budd Park every week…see their great website…..)

The Expos won a 5 inning mercy over Quyon Flyers, 9 – 2…Dan Martin the WP…Cam Hauck 3 RBIs, Travis Martin 2 RBIs, Dan Martin a HR and 2RBIs, Kevin Gutcher, 2 RBIs…..

And the Cubs lost a high scoring game to Palermo…7 – 5….Marty Humphries and Gord Scott for the win..Brad Thomson was 3 for 3 with a HR and 2 RBIs,….

Of interest Alvinston beat Jarvis…2 – 1….and I said that the Travellers would not lose a game….Shaun Winship got the win for the Indians. Rob O’Brien tagged for the loss…Brandon Horn, Pat Graham and Ian Fehrman all went 1 for 3…as did Andy Triest, Ryan Chapman, and Chris Drew for the Indians…

Here are the records for those teams making their way to the Legends of Fastball Classic in Kitchener June 25th 26th and 27th..

Elmira Expos …3 – 0
Niagara Snappers…2 – 1
Owen Sound Selects ..2 – 1
Jarvis Travellers…2 – 1
KW Cubs….1 – 2

Other clubs records include

Alvinston 3 – 0
Cobourg Force 1 – 2
St Thomas Centennials…0 – 3

More details on Al’s Fastball

The Weekend before ……

It was hot and sunny all weekend long in St Clements, the beer tent was busy and shade was hard to find.

The local recreation committee spent a ton of cash on the three diamonds as they all had new fences and backstops for the 20th Annual St Clements tounament hosted by the Kitchener Outlaws. That was quick work, in April I was in St Clements and the old fences looked broken down and the infields were overgrown with weeds…nice work on the improvements. Great site for a ball tounament.

Bob Hall sent me the following report on the games…the local KW area teams did well….Hallman Twins won “C” beating Morpeth, Erb Electric Expos won B, over Wellington.

In the A flight the two top teams, The Port Elgin Blue Devils had beaten the KW Cubs in preliminary round play, and the Cubs returned the favour in the playoff round on the hot Sunday afternoon…Both teams had used up their supply of pitchers, the players were knocking the ball all over the ball yard and it was late Sunday afternoon, when Blue Devil manager McKinnon approached Cubs manager Thomson with a proposal that they forgo the final game, and share the top spot in the tournament. Gladly accepted, hand shakes all around, the Cubs headed home and the Blue Devils headed north to perhaps catch a famous Port Elgin sunset

It won’t be the last time these two great teams meet this summer.

Here are the results from coach Bob Hall….

Preliminary Rounds

Wellington Sox 6 – Mitchell Chiefs 1
Kitchener Outlaws 2 – Hallman Jr Twins 0
Mitchell Mets 4 – Orangeville Kings 2
Alvinston Indians 7 – Linwood Jrs. 2
K-W Cubs 4 – Elmira Erb Expos 3
Fisherville A’s 4 – Morpeth Magic 0
Port Elgin Blue Devils 7 – Georgian Bay Axemen 0
Oshawa Double B’s 7 – Nappanee Express did not show
Kitchener Outlaws 1 – Mitchell Mets 0
Alvinston Indinas 4 – Wellington Sox 3
K-W Cubs 6 – Fisherville A’s 1
Port Elgin Blue Devils 6 – Oshawa Double B’s 1
Hallman Jr. Twins 5 – Orangeville Kings 4
Linwood Jrs. 4 – Mitchell Chiefs 3
Elmira Erb Expos 8 – Morpeth Magic 1
Georgian Bay 7- Nappanee Express did not show

*A* Division Play

Kitchener Outlaws 5 – Alvinston Indians 0
Port Elgin Blue Devils 11 – K-W Cubs 4
Port Elgin Blue Devils 9 – Kitchener Outlaws 4
K-W Cubs 5 – Alvinston Indians 2
K-W Cubs 6 – Kitchener Outlaws 1
Port Elgin Blue Devils 8 – K-W Cubs 7

IF Game not played as both teams agreed to split

*B* Division

Mitchell Mets 6 – Linwood Jrs. 5
Wellington Sox 5 – Orangeville Kings 3
Fisherville A’s 11 – Georgian Bay Axemen 2
Elmira Erb Expos 7 – Oshawa Double B’s 1
Wellington Sox 3 – Mitchell Mets 2
Elmira Erb Expos 3 – Fisherville A.s 2
Elmira Erb Expos 6 – Wellington Sox 1

Elmira Erb Expos win B Division

*C* Division

Waterloo Hallman Twins 11 – Mitchell Chiefs 1
Morpeth Magic 7 – Nappanee Express did not show
Waterloo Hallman Twins – 9 – Morpeth Magic 0

Waterloo Hallman Twins win C Division

Congrats to Bob and all the Outlaws and Inlaws who helped make this tournament a great local kickoff to the fastball season.

Fritz Miller, former St Clements Saint player and later coach told me on Saturday morning at the Harmony that the St Clements Saints of the former North Waterloo Rural Softball League had their reunion weekend this Saturday….now there will be a lot of stories there…no games…but there is a beer tent…so half a tournament…and a lot of fun….Congrats to the Saints….

Next up is the KW Midget SportsZone Invitational at Hillside Park in Waterloo….this weekend…June 11th 12th….

KW Hallman Midget Twins, the host team open up against Oshawa Midget BB’s on Hillside upper 9am Saturday

Other clubs include New Dundee Dodgers, Rockwood Rebels, Walkerton Wild, and Jarvis all in the Red Division

Blue Division teams include…Stratford Memorials, Sebringville Sting, Napanee Express, Owen Sound Selects, Oshawa Pops, and Wiarton Red Devils…..

Games all day Saturday, and Sunday….come out and enjoy some great minor fastball teams. The KW midget Twins are going to the ISC Under 19 tournament this August as part of the ISCs World Tournament in Midland Michigan…

The Stratford Memorials Midgets are the host team for the Canadian Midget Championships being held this summer in Stratford..July 31st to the 6th of August..


The Legends of Fastball Classic committee needs to borrow a trailer for their weekend….anyone out there have a lockable trailer that they can park at Peter Hallman for the June 25th to 27th weekend…

It doesn’t have to be big, it doesn’t have to be new, it is just needed as a HQ for the committee…

I can promise we can put it to good use in the name of softball and the Children’s Wish Foundation…please contact me.

519 888 0304….or dennisdosman (at)

And a BIG THANKS to UIC Bruce Bierman for finding and arranging for some great stools for the upstairs room at Peter Hallman and the scorebooths as well. The Brantford Casino was undergoing renovations and Bruce was able to put aside some chairs for us. And thanks to fastball fan and senior scorekeeper, Don Barr for helping to bring them to KW from Bruce and Cheryl’s home in Ayr…

Living in style in the scorebooth.

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