New Dundee to host the Ontario intermediate and Senior Fastpitch Championships this weekend.
This weekend, as every Civic Holiday weekend in Ontario, the Ontario Amatuer Softball Association is hosting the Ontario men's fastpitch championships.
This year the event will take place in New Dundee, at Doug Fischer Memorial Park.
Seven teams are competing for the OASA championships, the KW Cubs, Kitchener Outlaws, and Wellington Sox from the local South Perth Fastball league. Harwood Corners from the Tri-county league, Palermo/Hammer from the Golden Horseshoe, plus the Toronto Gators, and the defending champs the Force from Cobourg.
In the senior elimination championship there are three clubs, the Hallman Twins, Port Elgin Blue Devils, and the Owen Sound Verge Selects.
Owen Sound is the host club late this August for the Canadian Senior Fastball Championships. The Twins are hoping to return as defending Canadian champs to the senior Canadians and Port Elgin is taking advantage of their proximity to Owen Sound to field a senior ball club this summer.
The Hallman Twins were put together late this June when it became apparant that many of the Twins players from the past two championship seasons would be able to play in Canadians. Dave Bailey, Doug Eidt and Jim Hallman were able to put together a team to play in the OASAs and to qualify for the Canadians.
Games begin on Friday night July 29th, Cubs vs Harwood Corners, Cobourg vs the Outlaws and the Sox up against Palermo/Hammer. Toronto Gators open up on Saturday morning.
The Selects, Twins and Blue Devils play all their games on Saturday beginning at 11 am.
Championships for the intermediate's will be on Sunday.
New Dundee is located west of Kitchener, and Doug Fischer Park is at 1028 Queen St (Region of Waterloo Road 12) near the intersection of Bridge and Queen