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Intercounty Fastball Season Wraps Up.

Owen Sound | by Kevin Bernard  

Grand Valley wins championship in knockout games with Rockwood.

The Intercounty Fastball season wrapped up this weekend with the year end Double Knockout tournament on Friday night and Saturday. Friday nights early games had Grand Valley with an 8-1 win over Orangeville and Arthur winning 10-0 over Caledon East.  In

 the late games Arthur got a big lead on Rockwood in the early innings but couldn't hold on as Rockwood came back to win 12-11.  On diamond 2 Grand Valley and Dundalk played scoreless for the first 8 innings.  Each team got a run in the 9th but then it went

 all the way to the 12th inning with Grand Valley getting the win 6-3.


On Saturday morning Arthur ended Orangevilles' season with a 10-0 win while Dundalk had a late inning comeback to beat Caledon East 4-3 thus ending their season.  The 12 oclock game saw Rockwood guaranteeing themselves a spot in the final with a 5-3 win

 over Grand Valley.  Arthur then eliminated  Dundalk with a 7-5 win.  In the semi final Grand Valley scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th and then held on to beat Arthur 4-3 to advance to the final.  In the first game of the final Grand Valley beat Rockwood

 8-4 to force the double knockout game.  In the 2nd game Grand Valley scored 4 runs in the first inning and held the lead the rest of the way capturing the IFL Championship with a 6-4 win.


Grand Valley  will now represent the IFL at the Ontario Challenge Cup on Sep 22-24 as well as participate in the OASA mens C provincial championship in Napanee on Sep 16-17 as a result of a finalist placing at the qualifier earlier this month.


Championship tournament game results


Game 1  Arthur 10- Caledon East 0


Game 2  Grand Valley 8 Orangeville 1


Game 3  Rockwood 12 Arthur 11


Game 4  Grand Valley 6 Dundalk 3  (12 innings)


Game 5  Arthur 10 Orangeville 0


Game 6  Dundalk 4  Caledon East 3


Game 7  Rockwood 5 Grand Valley 3


Game 8  Arthur 7 Dundalk 5


Game 9  Grand Valley 4 Arthur 3


Game 10 Grand Valley 8 Rockwood 4


Game 11 Grand Valley 6 Rockwood 4


IFL final standings


 Grand Valley Expos


Rockwood Rush


Arthur Merchants


Dundalk Smoke


Caledon East Combines


Orangeville Pita Pit.

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