KITCHENER OUTLAWS/BELL CARTAGE Tournament at St Clements Ball Field
This weekend the Kitchener Outlaws host the local opener of the fastball tournament season in nearby St Clements.
Sixteen clubs from several area leagues will be featured.
The opening game is scheduled for 6:50 Friday evening...A-W Millwrights vs the host Kitchener outlaws..the Millwrights are the former Linwood Chiefs...both clubs are in the South Perth Fastball League
At 7pm...Mitchell Royals will play the Tri City Jays.
Shakespeare Falcons, B winners in Woodstock last weekend will take on the Scarborough Force, Millgrove winners two weeks ago, at 8:30, that should be a good game....and at 8;45 Alvinston Indians vs Mitchell Mets...
Game 5 Friday nite is a 7 pm start, Elmira Erb Electric vs Waterdown Hammer,
Saturday morning will see game The Wild vs Morpeth Magic at 9:30, and Oshawa BB Jrs, vs Chepstow Back 40...and the Port Elgin Blue Devils vs the Owen Sound Jrs..
Play will continue all day Saturday...all 3 diamonds... and championship games begin late Saturday and run thru Sunday..
There are a few well known teams in this tournament, a few well known teams with new names, a few new coaches, a couple of teams we haven't seen in this area, but a lot of old friends on the field and in the stands...
I was in St Clements today...the fields look great, the brand new food and beverage pavilion is all ready to go...This tournament was rained out last year..the weather looks great for Friday and Saturday...and it's only a very short drive north of KW...come out to St Clements and be prepared to be impressed by this newly refurbished ball yard and some great fastpitch.
KITCHENER FASTBALL LEAGUE
The Rogers TV game of the week was super last Thursday. Televised locally on RogersTV -cable 20- the game featured the defending Classics against the Selects..The game was tight, low scoring, some great pitching and great play by play from Justin Fauteux with Rick Boyd providing the insight and background.
This week the Smoke and the Bulldogs were up and they too provided Rogers TV with a good game..Smoke 9, Bulldogs 2...Smoke with a bat around 5th inning to put it away...Larry Cox closed it out for the Smoke...
Good to see Paul Clemons at short for the Smoke....
WOODSTOCK MAY TWO FOUR TOURNAMENT
Here are the results from the Woodstock tournament, hosted by the Ingersoll Crush.
The Niagara Snappers won the A final defeating the Lake Simcoe Lightning 7 - 2 ....Greg Garrity was the losing pitcher, Andrew Phibbs the save for Niagara, Ian Wallwork the win..
The Snappers put together wins over Oshwegen Redmen, 6 - 4, a 2 - 1 win over the Innerkip Eagles, a 3 - 1 win over Sheddon Mission, 10 - 3 over Keswick, and 8 - 5 over the Orillia RedSox
Lake Simoce opened up the tournament with a win over the Innerkip Eagles 3 - 0 ...Andy Skelton and Ryan Swift combined for the win...then Skelton and Greg Garrity combined for a win over the Orillia Red Sox, 8 - 0, another win this time for Ryan Swift 9 - 1 over Keswick, then 14 - 4 over Innerkip Expos, and 4 - 2 over Burgessville
B Winners were the Shakespeare Falcons with a 3 - 2 win over the Back Forties of Chepstow..Jeff Murphy the win over Justin Veenhoff.
In the B semi final game Cunningham of the Chepstow Back Forties threw a no hitter, and walked one, for the 7 - 0 win over the Oshawa Jr BB's....Shakespeare beat Springfield Brewers 1 - 0 in the other B semi final...on a 2 hitter from Fred Follings..Todd Winkworth took the loss for Springfield.
Shakespeare lost their opener 5 - 1 to the Innerkip Expos, then lost to Burgessville Bulls 4 - 2, following the loooooong 9 - 4 win over Harwood Corners
Chepstow beat the Kitchener Predators 7 - 0 after losing to the Oshawa BB Jrs. 2 - 1...two good young pitchers in that match up...Abe Leahy for the BBs and Dustin Veenhoof for Chepstow. The Springfield Brewers defeated Chepstow 5 - 4 in the Back Forties other game...this time Shaun Winship over Veenhoff
Hickson Reds won the C final..a 4 - 3 win over Sheddon Mission....Hickson eliminated Harwood Corners 7 - 0 while Sheddon eliminated the Kitchener Predators 13 - 1 in the semifinals..
Other Kitchener Fastball and South Perth team scores include:
The Kitchener Selects (KFL) made it to the A quarter finals but lost to the Oshwegen Redmen 3 - 1, and Burgessville eliminated the Woodstock Kelsey's 4 - 2....
Selects had a win over Harwood Corners 13 - 5, a win over Burgessville 5 - 4, and a loss to Innerkip Expos 2 - 1,
The Predators (KFL) also had a 10 - 3 loss to the Innerkip Eagles and a 7 - 0 loss to Kelseys
Hickson Reds (SPL) lost 10 - 3 to Kelsey's, 8 - 0 to Springfield, and 4 - 2 to Burgessville
Great long weekend weather...hot sun, cool shade under the trees in right, lots of good food and cold beer...just what a ball fan is looking for over the May long weekend...
LEGENDS OF FASTBALL
Fans of Fastpitch will be excited to hear that the national teams of New Zealand and Argentina will be playing in the Legends of Fastball tournament at Peter Hallman Ball Yard in Kitchener. These two teams are also going to be playing several exhibtion games....They will go head to head in Moorefield, about an hour north of KW, and the NZ Black Sox will also be in Oshweken and in Alvinston for exhibition games in those two fastball parks.