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League News

2nd J5L Golf Tournament
June 17, 2016

The 2nd  J5L Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on August 27th,2016 in honour of friend and fastball player Joel Langford. The following message is from the organizers of the tournament:

On August 27th, 2016, the 2nd Annual Joel Langford Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at The Meadows Golf and Country Club. We hope that you will partner with us in honouring Joel, stopping the stigma and supporting DIFD. This tournament will follow the best ball format. The cost to participate in this event is $100 until July 1st, so register today! The registration fee covers golf, cart and buffet dinner. After July 1st registration goes up to $120/player.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Registration: 11:30AM
Shotgun Start: 1:00PM
Dinner: To follow golf

More information can be found at  http://j5lmemorial.wix.com/j5lmemorial

Illegal Bats
March 20, 2016

Please follow this link to verify that your bat is legal for use in the BMFL. It would have to follow the guidelines set out for men's and women's fast pitch. http://www.softball.ca/english/about/approved-equipment/bats.html Please follow the link below to view the most up to date list of previously legal but now deemed illegal bats. Any bat appearing on this list is banned from use in the BMFL. http://usa.asasoftball.com/e/build_batlist_one_page.asp If you have questions or concerns please voice them to your team rep.

2016 BMFL Final Registration
March 9, 2016

We will be holding our final registration on April 4th from 7-9 PM at the Blackburn Arms.

The fee to play in the league is 250$. Fees may be paid in cash, cheque (made out to Blackburn Men's Fastball League) or etransfers.

If paying by etransfers, please remember to include your full name in the comments as well as set the password to bmfl2016. They may be sent to our league treasurer, Mikebrownhill@gmail.com .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email to bergeronderek@gmail.com.


2016 BMFL Registration
February 14, 2016

We will be holding our league registration nights on February 29th and March 7th. Both nights will be open from 7PM to 9PM at the Blackburn Arms.

Registration fees will be $230 if paid in full by 9PM on March 7th. After that deadline, fee will be $250.

Fee may be paid in cash, cheque (made out to Blackburn Men's Fastball League) or etransfers.

If paying by etransfers, please remember to include your full name in the comments as well as set the password to bmfl2016. They may be sent to our league treasurer, Mikebrownhill@gmail.com .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email at bergeronderek@gmail.com.


John A. Cameron Memorial Trophy
February 7, 2016

The inaugural John A. Cameron Memorial Trophy was given out for the first time this year in honor of the late John Cameron. John Cameron was an avid fan of the BMFL and of the Blackburn Ladies Softball League. He also spent many years coaching hockey in Blackburn.

The John A. Cameron Memorial Trophy will be given out annually to the most improved player. Devan Coburn is the recipient of the award for 2015.

2015 BMFL AGM
November 22, 2015

The 2015 BMFL AGM will be held on Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Blackburn Arms at 7:30. All players are welcome to attend the AGM and all players get to vote on the motions. If you wish to suggest any changes to the contact the league, contact your team rep for the template.

See you all on Monday, November 23, 2015.

J5L Memorial Golf Tournament
July 1, 2015

The J5L Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on August 15th,2015 in honour of friend and fastball player Joel Langford. The following message is from the organizers of the tournament:

On August 15th, 2015, the first Joel Langford Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at Pine View Golf Course in Ottawa. We hope that you will partner with us in honouring Joel, stopping the stigma and supporting the Do It For Daron Foundation

4some, bestball, shotgun tournament starting at 1:00pm. Registration begins at 11:30am

COST:
$100 per player. Includes 18 holes on the Championship course, golf cart, buffet dinner.

$40 dinner only

Email j5lmemorial@gmail.com to express interest in participating in the golf tournament. Please include in your email:
- Team Name (optional)
- Team Captain's Name
- Captain's email address and phone number
- Team participant's Names

Cash and cheque payments will be received by Anna Whyte, Devan Coburn, or Paul Toonders. Please make checks payable to "J5L Memorial"
E-Transfers are also accepted. Please send payment to j5lmemorial@gmail.com. Please put your name as the security question and "j5lmemorial" as your security answer.

Maximum number of innings
June 11, 2015

During a special meeting, team representatives agreed to continue limiting pitchers to 4 innings maximum should each team have 2 declared pitchers.

Joel Langford
June 4, 2015 (Updated June 5, 2015)

The BMFL is mourning the loss of a former player Joel Langford. He played for the Warriors in 2009. Joel grew up playing softball in Orleans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents Jeff and Joanne, his sister Kelsey, his family and his friends.

Memories can be shared at the Kelly Funeral Home in Orleans (2370 St. Joseph Blvd) on Sunday June 7th from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be Monday June 8th 2015 at Orleans United Church at 11 a.m., 1111 Orleans Blvd, Orleans. In lieu flowers, contributions to the Canadian Mental Health Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Directions to the diamonds
June 1, 2015

Please find below a well drawn map for directions to the diamonds for the BMFL showcase. Navan diamond is at 1279 Colonial Road and Carlsbad diamond is located at 6020 Piperville Road.


Opening Day!
May 4, 2015

Finally the 2015 season is set to begin!

All rosters have been updated for new players. Team reps will be sent the link to update their players positions and jersey numbers.

A new lock has been installed on the equipment shed. Please ensure that the shed is closed securely and that the locks are secured with the code rolled off.

Have a great season!


March 30th Registration
March 16, 2015

We are holding a third registration on March 30th from 7-9pm. Registration will once again be held at the Blackburn Arms. It is important to register before April 1st.

Any player registering after April 1st will be placed into the draft. Registration is $250, Nick Bowman, Derek Bergeron, Mike Brownhill or Matt Bowman must receive payment from returning players by April 1st in order to prevent said players from having re-enter the draft.

You can send an E-Mail money transfer to Matt Bowman. If you are interested in an EMT please email Matt (matthew.bowman03@gmail.com) and CC Nick_Bowman22@hotmail.com) for further instructions. If you send an EMT please set the password as BMFL2015.

2015 Registration
February 2, 2015 (Updated February 3, 2015)

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable offseason. We are currently in the heart of winter and it is time to start thinking about the upcoming fastball season!

The registration fees have been set at $250, however there is an early bird registration fee of $230. The registration sessions will be held on March 2 and March 5,2015 at the Blackburn Arms from 7 pm to 9 pm. In order to be eligible for the early bird registration fee of $230, Nick Bowman, Derek Bergeron, Mike Brownhill or Matt Bowman must have received full payment by March 5th, 2015 at 9 pm. Those of you who are unable to make the registration dates can mail a cheque or send an e-mail money transfer to Matt Bowman. Should you be interested in paying by e-mail money transfer, please contact Matt (matthew.bowman03@gmail.com) and CC (Nick_Bowman22@hotmail.com) for further instructions. If you do choose to send an EMT please set the password as BMFL2015.


During the 2015 season, games will be played on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday's. During May and June, Sunday games will be played at 4, 6, and 8 at the Blackburn arena. During the months of July and August, games will be played at 6 and 8. To make up for lost games, a showcase weekend will be held in late May or early June and teams will play 4 games during the weekend.

New players are always welcome!
Hope to see all of you in 2015!

Travis Valois


Happy New Year!
January 11, 2015

With the start of 2015, it is time to look forward to the start of softball season. Before we move forward, we can quickly recap the 2014 season. The Knights started off the regular season strong and never looked back. However, the Blue Jays, led by Andy Barber, beat the Knights in the finals to win the championship. The award winners are listed below.

For the first few weeks of the 2015 season, the BMFL will try limiting pitchers to 4 innings pitched if each team has more than 2 pitchers. Team reps and the executive will decide whether they continue to use this rule at the June meeting.

The 2014 award winners are as follows:
Most Valuable Player – Will Dunk
Most Valuable Player Playoffs – Andy Barber
Dennis Murphy Award for Most Sportsmanlike Player – Ryan Naylor
Rookie of the Year – Scott Adams
1st Team Pitcher – Jamie Blakely
1st Team Catcher - Matthew Bowman
1st Team 1st Base – Tyler Borris
1st Team 2nd Base – Brendan Clark
1st Team 3rd Base – Scott Adams
1st Team Shortstop – Jordan Adams
1st Team Left Field – Spencer Rodd
1st Team Centre Field – Ryan Mitts
1st Team Right Field – Nate Blackburn
1st Team Utility Player – Derek Martin
2nd Team Pitcher – Andy Barber
2nd Team Catcher – Guy Levesque
2nd Team 1st Base – Ryan Chatten
2nd Team 2nd Base – Devon Coburn
2nd Team 3rd Base - Marcel Mondoux
2nd Team Shortstop – Jeremy Regan
2nd Team Left Field – Brett Dugan
2nd Team Centre Field – Mark Cormier
2nd Team Right Field – Derek Bergeron
2nd Team Utility Player – Matt Healey

Happy New Year!

Banquet and AGM
October 22, 2014

The BMFL Banquet is being held Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Legion. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Guests are welcome!

The AGM will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Blackburn Arms at 7:00.

Playoff update
September 22, 2014

The 2014 BMFL finals are set for Tuesday night at 7:00 pm at the Blackburn arena diamond. Here is a quick recap of the playoffs. The number 7 ranked Blue Jays are facing the number 1 ranked Knights. The Knights need to beat the Blue Jays twice to capture the BMFL title. The Blue Jays will have home field advantage for the first time in the playoffs.

Game 1 - #1 Knights vs #8 Goodfellows
The Knights continued their regular season dominance by beating Goodfellows 12-0. Jamie Blakely got the pitching win. Guy Millette had two homeruns for the Knights and Nate Blackburn had one. Kevin Wilson, Richard Landriault and Will Lowe all pitched for Goodfellows.

Game 2 - #4 Rogues  vs #5 Gloucester Heating
Gloucester Heating defeated the Rogues 13-8 in a high scoring affair. Ryan Mitts had two homeruns while Stephane Vinette and Paul Toonders each had one. Derick Bulley picked up the win and Matt Cox took the loss.

Game 3 - #2 Mr. Electric vs #7 Blue Jays
The Blue Jays defeated Mr. Electric 9-1. Mr. Electric jumped out to an early lead in the first, but those were the only runs they could muster. Spencer Rodd hit a homerun to tie the game and the Blue Jays scored several runs in the 5th to seal the victory. Andy Barber picked up the win and Nick Bowman the loss.

Game 4 - #3 Guzzlers  vs #6 Bandits
The Bandits upset the Guzzlers in the final game of the first round by winning 9 to 4. Pierre Lalonde picked up the win. Jeff Barber had the loss and also had the lone homerun in this game.

Game 5 - #4 Rogues vs #8 Goodfellows
The Goodfellows defeated the Rogues 12-8 in a high scoring affair. Will Lowe picked up the win and Roger Cousineau had a homerun. Chuck Musicka, Matt Cox and Matt Healey pitched for the Rogues.

Game 6 - #2 Mr. Electric vs #3 Guzzlers  
Mr. Electric knocked off the defending champs Guzzlers with a 6-4 win. Al Tomlinson had the win and Nick Bowman picked up the save. Jeff Barber picked up the loss.

Game 7 - #1 Knights vs #5 Gloucester Heating
Gloucester Heating kept the game close without their star pitcher, but fell 9 to 5 to the Knights. Jamie Blakely had the win and Derek Bergeron picked up the loss.

Game 8 - # 6 Bandits vs #7 Blue Jays
The Blue Jays continued their quest for playoff supremacy with a 7 to 2 win over the Bandits. Andy Barber had the win and Pierre Lalonde had the loss.

Game 9 - # 6 Bandits vs #8 Goodfellows
Goodfellows kept their playoff hopes alive with a 5 to 2 win over the Bandits. Will Lowe had the win and Pierre Lalonde had the loss.

Game 10 - #2 Mr. Electric vs #5 Gloucester Heating
Mr. Electric’s bats fell silent as they dropped a 3 0 game to Gloucester Heating. Derick Bulley had the win while Nick Bowman had the loss.

Game 11 - #1 Knights vs #7 Blue Jays
In the undefeated game, the Blue Jays defeated the Knights 6 to win. Andy Barber had MVP honours in this game, hitting 2 homeruns and striking out 18 batters. Jamie Blakely had the loss and also score the lone run via the long ball for the Knights.

Game 12 - #5 Gloucester Heating vs #8 Goodfellows
Game 12 is undoubtedly the most interesting game in the playoffs so far. Gloucester Heating defeated Goodfellows 2 to 1 in the 8th inning. Derick Bulley had the win while Will Lowe took the loss. Scott Adams of Goodfellows made some great plays at the hot corner to keep the game tied. In the bottom of the 8th, Paul Toonders made an outstanding diving catch at second base to double up the runner who was on second base as per international tie-breaking rules. Stephane Vinette then drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th.

Game 13 - #1 Knights vs #5 Gloucester Heating
The Knights defeated Gloucester Heating 2 to 1 in game 13 of the playoffs. Jamie Blakely had the win and also scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Derick Bulley had the loss.

2014 BMFL Playoff Preview
September 1, 2014 (Updated September 4, 2014)

The 2014 BMFL playoffs will be starting tomorrow, September 2, 2014. All games are played the Blackburn Arena diamond. The playoffs will once again be a double knockout format.

September 2, 2014 - 7:00 pm - #1 Knights vs #8 Goodfellows

The Knights kicked off the regular season with a bang and never looked back. The Knights will be led by the pitching duo of Jamie Blakely and Ryan Chatten. Offensively, the Knights have a solid all-around line-up and will be looking to Derek Martin and Jamie Blakely for some big hits. The Knights will be facing the number 8 ranked Goodfellows. Goodfellows will be needing a strong offensive performance from brothers Scott and Jordan Adams as well as Brendan Clark. A lot of the Goodfellows’ wins came as a result of committee pitching led by William Lowe. Richard Landriault and Kevin Wilson may also see some innings. Coach Mike Goodfellow will need to strategize to upset the Knights in the first round. The Knights won all 3 games.

September 2, 2014 - 9:00 pm - #4 Rogues  vs #5 Gloucester Heating

The Rogues had a great regular season. They improved from last year years 8th place finish and finished in 4th spot. The Rogues have a trio of starting pitchers in Matt Cox, Chuck Musicka and Matt Healey. Matt Cox’s strong regular season performance may give him the start in the playoffs. Offensively, the Rogues are led by Mark Cormier, Matt Healey and Jeff Houlton. The Rogues will be in tough again Gloucester Heating. Look for Derick Bulley to be an impact player on the mound and at the dish. Gloucester Heating will require a strong offensive performance from their whole team and will require key hits from Ryan Mitts and Marcel Mondoux to upset the Rogues. The Rogues won the series by winning 13-3 14-3 and losing 8-5.

September 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm - #2 Mr. Electric  vs #7 Blue Jays

Mr. Electric improved last year’s 7th place finish to finish 2nd in the regular season. Mr. Electric was led by starting pitchers Nick Bowman and Al Tomlinson and had strong relief pitching from closer Will Mood. Rookie of the year candidate, Jeremy Regan played a crucial role offensively and defensively for Mr. Electric. Matt Bowman, Will Mood and Steve Walman will need good performances to beat the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays finished 7th in the regular season and despite the standings, are considered a contender to win the BMFL championship with player/coach Andy Barber in their line-up. With Ted Easterman out of town, Andy Barber and Jonathan Grimes will share the pitching load. The Blue Jays have a solid line-up and have had key hits from players batting at the top or bottom of the line-up to help them win games. Mr. Electric won the series 2 games to 1.

September 4, 2014 - 9:00 pm - #3 Guzzlers  vs #6 Bandits

The 3rd ranked Guzzlers will be looking to repeat as champions for the 6th consecutive year. The Guzzlers will be led by MVP candidate Will Dunk who helped the Guzzlers on the mound and at the plate. Jeff Barber will also be toeing the rubber for the Guzzlers. Their two pitchers as well as Steve Tsonos and Kevin Shonfield will play crucial roles in helping the Guzzlers score runs. The Bandits will be looking to continue their two game winning streak against the Guzzlers. The Bandits will rely on solid defense, as well as solid pitching from Pierre Lalonde and Gilles Roy. The Bandits have an intimidating batting line-up. Bandits won the series 2 games to 1.

Best of luck to all teams!


League Showcase
May 31, 2014

The BMFL league showcase will be held this weekend. Games will be played at the Blackburn arena and Queensway (near Telesat).

Here is the schedule:

Sat, May 31 9:00 AM Arena Mr. Electric Rogues
9:00 AM Queensway Bandits Knights
11:00 AM Queensway Goodfellows Blue Jays
11:00 AM Arena Guzzlers Gloucester Heating
1:00 PM Queensway Bandits Rogues
1:00 PM Arena Knights Mr. Electric
3:00 PM Queensway Gloucester Heating Blue Jays
3:00 PM Arena Goodfellows Guzzlers
Sun, June 1 9:00 AM Queensway Guzzlers Blue Jays
9:00 AM Arena Rogues Knights
11:00 AM Queensway Goodfellows Mr. Electric
11:00 AM Arena Bandits Gloucester Heating
1:00 PM Arena Knights Blue Jays
1:00 PM Queens way Rogues Guzzlers
3:00 PM Queensway Bandits Mr. Electric
3:00 PM Arena Gloucester Heating Goodfellows

Blackburn Men's Fastball League
May 1, 2014 (Updated May 10, 2014)

The 2014 BMFL season is set to get underway once the City of Ottawa gives us the nod. Once again, 8 teams will be competing in the league. Games are played at 7 and 9 pm on Tuesday and Thursday at the Blackburn arena diamond as well as on Sunday evenings. During May and June, Sunday games will be played at 4, 6, and 8 at the Blackburn arena. During the months of July and August, games will be played at 6 and 8. We are always looking for new players. If you are interested in playing, send an e-mail to Nick_Bowman22@hotmail.com. The schedule and rosters are now available online.

Final Registration Session
March 20, 2014

The final registration session will be held on April 7, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm at the Blackburn Arms. Cost is $250.

2014 Season
January 20, 2014

2014 is already upon us! With that being said, it is time to start thinking about the 2014 fastball season. The registration fees have been set at $250, however we have added an early bird registration fee of $230. The registration sessions will be held on March 3, 2014 and March 6, 2014 at the Blackburn Arms from 7 pm to 9 pm. In order to be eligible for the early bird registration fee of $230, Nick Bowman, Derek Bergeron, Mike Brownhill or Matt Bowman must have received full payment by March 6, 2014 at 9 pm. Those of you who are unable to make the registration dates can mail a cheque or send an e-mail money transfer to Matt Bowman. Should you be interested in paying by e-mail money transfer, please contact Matt (matthew.bowman03@gmail.com) and CC me (Nick_Bowman22@hotmail.com) for further instructions.

During the 2014 season, games will be played on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. However, there have been some changes made to accommodate some requests. During May and June, Sunday games will be played at 4, 6, and 8 at the Blackburn arena. During the months of July and August, games will be played at 6 and 8. To make up for lost games, a showcase weekend will be held in late May or early June and teams will play 4 games during the weekend.

New players are always welcome!

Hope to see all of you in 2014!

Nick Bowman

2013 BMFL Awards
January 11, 2014

First Team
Pitcher - Jeff Barber (Guzzlers)
Catcher - Matt Bowman (Mr. Electric)
1st - Derek Martin (Knights)
2nd - Paul Toonders (Gloucester Heating)
SS - Jordan Adams (Goodfellows)
3rd - Derek Barber (Guzzlers)
LF - Andy Barber (Blue Jays)
CF - Jason Naylor (Gloucester Heating)
RF - Ryan Mitts (Gloucester Heating)
Utility - Brett Watt (Good Ol' Boys)

Second Team
Pitcher - Pierre Lalonde (Good Ol' Boys)
Catcher - Serge Potvin (Good Ol' Boys)
1st- Steve Hall (Rogues)
2nd - Brendan Clark (Goodfellows
SS - Kevin Shonfield (Guzzlers)
3rd - Marcel Mondoux (Gloucester Heating)
LF - Brandon Spears (Guzzlers)
CF - Spencer Rodd (Blue Jays)
RF - Gerry Sancartier (Knights)
Utility - Nick Bowman (Mr. Electric)

Regular Season MVP - Jeff Barber (Guzzlers)
Playoff MVP -Jeff Barber (Guzzlers)
Rookie of the Year - Ted Easterman (Blue Jays)
Sportmanship Award - Andrew Crowe (Mr. Electric)

Len Bourdeau for Outstanding Dedication to the BMFL - Nick Bowman (Mr. Electric)

2013 BMFL Playoffs
August 23, 2013

The 2013 BMFL playoffs are set to kick off at 3:00 pm on Sunday August 25, 2013 at the Blackburn arena diamond. For the first time in BMFL history, the playoffs will be a double knockout format.

3:00 pm - #1 Blue Jays vs #8 Rogues

The newest team in the BMFL, the Blue Jays, will look to continue their regular season dominance. The Blue Jays won the series between the 2 teams, tying 10-10, winning 8-3, and winning 8-5. The Blue Jays will be led offensively by Andy Barber and Spencer Rodd. The Blue Jays have had solid pitching throughout the year from Ted Easterman, Jonathan Grimes, and Andy Barber. Andy Barber may get the nod for the first game of the playoffs. Matt Cox and Chuck Musicka will be toeing the rubber for the Rogues and they may both see some action in this game. The Rogues will need to rely on solid hitting throughout their line-up in order to upset the Blue Jays. The Rogues will need a strong performance, offensively and defensively, from Mark Cormier.

5:00 pm #4 Good Ol' Boys vs #5 Goodfellows

The Good Ol' Boys will be looking to continue their dominance against Goodfellows, as they swept the series 3 games to none. GOB won the games 6 to 4, 10 to 4 and 7 to 0. Good Ol’ Boys will rely on solid defense, as well as solid pitching from Pierre Lalonde and Gilles Roy. The GOB have an intimidating batting line-up, led by Serge Potvin. Goodfellows will be in need of strong pitching from Will Lowe. Offensively, Goodfellows will need to utilize their speed to upset Good Ol’ Boys. Middle infielders Brendan Clark and Jordan Adams will be key to Goodfellows’ playoff success.

7:00 pm #2 Guzzlers vs #7 Mr. Electric

The defending champion Guzzlers will be looking to continue their post season success. The Guzzlers beat Mr. Electric 7-2, 10-0, 13-0. Jeff Barber will be toeing the rubber for the Guzzlers. Offensively, the Guzzlers are led by Jeff Barber, Derek Barber, Kevin Schonfeld, and Steve Tsonos. Mr. Electric will be sending Al Tomlison and Nick Bowman to the mound. Offensively, Mr. Electric will be led by MVP candidate Matt Bowman. Mr. Electric will be looking for some big hits from veterans Norm Manns, Steve Walman, Gary Larocque, and Will Mood. In order to have any playoff success, Mr. Electric will need to put an end to their defensive woes.

9:00 pm #3 Knights vs #6 Gloucester Heating


The final game of the first round may in fact be the most intriguing won. In the 3 other series, the lower ranked team did not win a game against their opponent. The number 6 ranked Gloucester Heating won the series 2 games to 1. They lost to the Knights 9-2, and then proceeded to beat them 6-4 and 7-0 (via forfeit). The Knights will be led by the pitching duo of Jamie Blakely and Ryan Chatten. The Knights will need Derek Martin to come through with timely hits, as well as veterans Gerry Sancartier and Brett Dugan. Gloucester Heating will need to score a lot of runs in order to win the coveted BMFL championship. Jason Naylor, Ryan Mitts, Stéphane Vinette, Derek Bergeron, and Marcel Mondoux will be looking to spark the offensive. Heating will be sending Derek Bergeron and Ryan Naylor to the mound.

Best of luck to all teams!

2013 BMFL Summer Sizzler
June 12, 2013

With the tournament less than 1 week away, the details for the 2013 BMFL Summer Sizzler are starting to take shape. There are 9 teams in the Men's division and 6 in the Women's. Both divisions will be a 3 game guarantee double knockout. The tournament headquarters will be Blackburn Arena (D1) and games will also be held at Telesat (D3) and NDC (D2) throughout the weekend. There will be a beer tent and food stand set up at the main field for the duration of the tournament.

Men's Teams:

Knights (BMFL)
Rogues (BMFL)
Manotick Blitz (GOFL)
Gloucester Heating (BMFL)
Glen Cairn (GCMFL)
Blue Jays (BMFL)
Eastmain Fireballs
Guzzlers (BMFL)

Women's Teams:

Mound Pounders
Chix With Stix
Young Guns
Eastmain Cougars
Battitudes
Lucky Pennies

THURSDAY JUNE 13

7:00pm- ARENA: ROGUES VS GUZZLERS
9:00pm- ARENA: KNIGHTS VS BLITZ
 
FRIDAY JUNE 14
 
7:00pm- NDC: BATTITUDES VS YOUNG GUNS
9:00pm- ARENA: MOUND POUNDERS VS LUCKY PENNIES
7:00pm- ARENA: GLEN CAIRN VS HEAT

SATURDAY JUNE 15
 
9:00am- ARENA: BLUE JAYS VS FIREBALLS
9:00am- NDC: WINNER OF W1 VS EASTMAIN COUGARS
9:30am- TELESAT: WINNER OF W2 VS CHIX WITH STIX
11:00am- D1 (HR DERBY)
11:00am- D2 (W5)
11:30am- D3 (W6)
 
1:00pm- D1 (M5)
1:00pm- D2 (M7)
1:30pm- D3 (M8)
3:00pm- D1 (M6)
3:00pm- D2 (W7)
3:30pm- D3 (W8)
5:00pm- D1 (M13)
5:00pm- D2 (M19)
7:00pm- D1 (M10)
7:00pm- D2 (W9)
9:00pm- D1 (W10)
9:00pm- D2 (M11)
 
SUNDAY JUNE 16
 
9:00am- D1 (M12)
11:00am- D1 (M14)
11:00am- D2 (W11)
3:00pm- D1 (W Final)
3:00pm- D2 (M15)
5:00pm- D1 (M Final)

To view both the Men's and Women's brackets check out the BMFL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackburn-Mens-Fastball-League-BMFL/1313282078812161?ref=hl

Bring the family out to Blackburn to check out some great ball!

Robin Mackin Pitching Clinic
May 14, 2013

Robin Mackin will be hosting a pitching clinic on May 23rd from 6-9 PM at Riverrain Park.

Robin is one of the best pitchers in Canadian history, and was a member of the 2008 National team that competed in the Beijing Olympics. Robin also pitched for Fresno State and Nebraska University and was named All-American and Academic All-American at both schools.  She moved to Ottawa to study medicine at UOttawa. In 2005, Robin led Team Ontario to a silver medal at the Canada Games. A two-time MVP of the national tournament, Mackin was also named the two-time Pitcher of Ontario.

She is both an Athletic and Academic All-American and was an offensive and pitching star for Nebraska and Fresno State. She led her offense at both Universities. At Fresno State for two seasons and made an immediate impact for the Bulldogs as a freshman in 2006. In her rookie year, she set school records with 19 double-digit strikeout games, 402 strikeouts and a 10.3 strikeouts-per-seven-innings average while ranking in the top 10 in five other categories. Mackin set the school record for most strikeouts in a seven-inning game with 17. Robin was also a two-time WAC all-tournament team selection, earning MVP honors while leading Fresno State to the title as a junior. Mackin earned third-team All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2007. A two-time NFCA All-West Region selection, Mackin was also an eight-time WAC Pitcher of the Week and earned one award as the WAC Hitter of the Week. In her first year at Fresno State she was named “NCAA Freshman of the Year” and “NCAA Pitcher of the year”.

Robin is currently studying medicine at the University of Ottawa.  It is not an exaggeration to say Robin is one of the best pitching coaches in Canada, as she combines extraordinary mastery of the technical requirements of pitching, with her biomechanical background as a medical student.

The cost of the clinic is $25 per pitcher and pitchers are asked to bring their own catcher. Both male and female pitchers are invited.
U14                 6-7 PM
U16                 7-8 PM
Open               8-9 PM

Please register with Scott Searle by emailing him at Scottsearle@rogers.com

It will be first come, first served so register quickly to avoid disappointment!

Park Address:
400 North River Road
 

BMFL Evaluation
April 20, 2013

The BMFL rookie evaluations will be held on Sunday April 21st from 1pm-3pm at the Blackburn Arena Diamond.
 
It will consist of some batting practice, fly balls, grounders and light positional drills. Helmets, bats and balls will be provided as well as catchers gear.

First Trade and Final Registration Date for Returning Players
March 24, 2013

I am pleased to announce the first trade of the 2013 season. Ryan Mitts of the Blue Jays has been traded to Gloucester Heating for Spencer Rodd.

We will also be hosting our final registration session for returning players from 7 pm to 9 pm on April 8, 2013 at the Blackburn Arms. The constitution states that: Returning players must indicate to their team representative, who is ultimately responsible for getting the information, whether they will be returning to that team for the coming year by April 1. All players who are unable to make that commitment will be placed automatically in the Draft (if they register).

This year, we are interpreting making a commitment as putting down a minimum of $25 for the registration with the remaining balance being paid before the player steps onto the field. Those who have not put any money down by April 8, 2013 will automatically be entered in the draft.

Register!
April 9, 2012 (Updated March 1, 2013)

The league needs more registrants. Please encourage your friends and family to register!

Those interested in joining the BMFL are encouraged to contact Derek Bergeron, BMFL Executive VP (bergeronderek@gmail.com), call or text 6138082059.

2013 BMFL Registration
February 25, 2013

The 2013 BMFL registration will be held on March 4 and 19, 2013 at the Blackburn Arms (2586 Innes Road) from 7 to 9 pm. Cost is once again $225 and we are aiming for a 21 game schedule with 8 teams and a guaranteed 2 games in the playoffs. Games will once again be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights in Blackburn.

President's Message
January 30, 2013

Hope all of you are enjoying your winter! For those of you who aren’t, we have some good news for you. You can start thinking about the 2013 BMFL season! Registration for the 2013 season will be held on March 4 and 19, 2013 at the Blackburn Arms from 7 pm to 9 pm. The cost will once again be $225 and all games are played at the Blackburn Hamlet in the east end of Ottawa.

During the 2012 AGM, some fruitful discussions were held as to how to obtain league parity. Although no decisions were made as to how this can be done, we invite all players to think about some proposals for the 2013 AGM next year. 2013 will see the use of a new playoff format for the BMFL. The playoffs will be held as a double knockout format with games being played on regular game nights. League members also voted to enforce the bat rule. Should a batter bring a non ASA certified bat to the batter’s box, he will automatically be ejected from the game, without warning. Additionally, players voted to change the reserve list, so that a team may only request a player or a pitcher (not a catcher).

I am also quite pleased to announce that we will be welcoming a new team to the league, the Blue Jays, captained by Andy Barber. We are hoping that players will once again register in strong numbers, so that we can keep the league at 8 teams. We were lucky enough to have Dennis Murphy volunteer his time to help manage the reserve list, but should another non-member of the league be interested in helping Dennis manage the reserve list, please contact me at Nick_Bowman22@hotmail.com.

Hope to see you all at registration!

Nick Bowman
President of the BMFL

BMFL Banquet
October 8, 2012

The BMFL Banquet will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Orleans Legion on Taylor Creek Drive. Doors open at 6pm and supper will be served at 7pm. Awards will be presented at 8:30pm.

BMFL Meeting
August 12, 2012 (Updated September 5, 2012)

Our next league meeting will be held at the Blackburn Arms at 7 on September 10, 2012.

Playoff reminder
August 28, 2012

With the playoffs starting today, I just wanted to take the time to wish all teams good luck and to remind of them of the courtesy runner rule. In the constitution it is listed as follows:

Each team may designate one and only one player per game for whom a courtesy runner will be permitted. Any safe base runner injured while running may have a one time only per game courtesy runner. The courtesy runner will start on the same base as the replaced injured base runner. The injured base runner unless designated as per above, must run the bases starting at his next at bat and for the rest of the game without a courtesy runner or withdraw from the game.

Nick Bowman


First round of the 2012 BMFL playoffs
August 27, 2012

First round of the 2012 BMFL playoffs


The first round of the BMFL playoffs is shaping up to be quite exciting. Here is a preview of the first round. All games will be held at the BMFL arena.

#1 Guzzlers - Bye

After winning their last regular season game, the Guzzlers beat out Gloucester Heating to become Regular Season Champs. The Guzzlers accepted the bye.

#3 Knights vs #6 Goodfellows


Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 30 at 9:00 PM 

The Knights and Goodfellows will square off for the first game of the 2012 playoffs. The Knights won the season series by winning 10-5 and 11-4 and tied the last game with a score of 10-10. The Knights have an impressive pitching duo of Jamie Blakely and Ryan Chatten. Offensively, the Knights are well-rounded and they will look for Ryan Chatten to keep swinging a hot stick. For Goodfellows, Will Lowe will see most of the action on the mound. Goodfellows will have to play sound defense to pull off the upset and need Jordan Adams and Brendan Clarke to get some timely hits.  

#4 Mr. Electric vs #5 Good Ol' Boys

Tuesday, August 28 at 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00 PM 

The second game of the playoffs will see the number 4 ranked Mr. Electric square-off against the 5th place Good Ol’ Boys. Only 2 points separated the teams in the regular season. Mr. Electric won the season series 2 games to 1. They beat Good Ol’ Boys 7-2 and 12-1 and lost an 8-7 game. Al Tomlinson picked up both of the win for Mr. Electric, but with him out of town, Nick Bowman will get the ball for the first game of the series. Offensively, Mr. Electric is led by MVP candidate Matthew Bowman. Good Ol’ Boys will have Andy Dunn and Gilles Roy on the mound. GOB have one of the best defensive teams in the league and an intimidating line-up at the plate, led by Serge Potvin.

#2 Gloucester Heating vs #7 Rogues

Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 PM 

Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00 PM 

The last playoff match-up will feature the number 2 ranked Gloucester Heating against the number 7 ranked Rogues. Gloucester swept the season series 8-3, 6-4, and 17-7. Pierre Lalonde will likely start on the mound for Heating and he will have one of the best defensive teams behind him. Heating will use their team speed (a rarity in the BMFL) and will be aggressive on the base paths. The Rogues will be led offensively by Brad Dishaw and Chuck Musicka. Rogues will use a trio of pitchers in this series, Matt Cox, Chuck Musicka and Kevin Wilson.

Good luck to all teams!


Condolences
August 2, 2012

On behalf of all current and former players of the BMFL, I would like to express my condolences to John and Robbie Tremblay. Their father passed away on July 29, 2012. The obituary and information on the memorial can be found at: www.heritagefh.ca/en/view_obituaries.php?key=684.

Nick Bowman

Reserve List
June 21, 2012 (Updated July 17, 2012)

Mark Cormier has been added to the Good Ol' Boys and Ryan Mitts has been added to Gloucester Heating. Jean Tremblay has been added to the Good Ol' Boys via the catcher reserve list. Adam Grier has been added to the Knights. Mr. Electric has picked up Nick Bowman via the pitcher reserve list and the Knights have picked up Ryan Claire via the catcher reserve list.

Any players wishing to discuss issues with the reserve list, please do not hesitate to contact me at Nick_Bowman22@hotmail.com.

Nick Bowman

Next League Meeting
July 7, 2012

Our next league meeting will be held at the Blackburn Arms at 7 on July 9, 2012. All players can attend the monthly meeting.

Nick Bowman

Gil Read Tournament
June 27, 2012

The Gil Read Memorial Fastpitch Tournament is looking for more teams to fill out some vacant spots. The tournament will be held at the Carp Fairgrounds in Carp from July 27th to July 29th 2012.

The entry fee is $450 with a 3 game minimum with 1st Place winning $1800.00 and second place winning $700.00. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Gil Read Memorial Foundation, helping kids less fortunate compete in sport across the City of Ottawa. There will be a large beer tent on site with hamburgers and hot dogs and lost of prizes to be won. For those interested in watching, a day pass is available for $5 and a weekend pass is $10 with kids under 12 free. 

If any player is willing to be a player/coach (AKA a Reggie Dunlop) for a Blackburn team, please contact me at Nick_Bowman22@hotmail.com so I can post it on our website. The contact for the tournament is Al Read and he can be reached at 613-782-3204.

Reserve List
May 1, 2012

Stéphane Lallier has been picked up by the Rogues via the Reserve List.

Nick Bowman

2012 BMFL Preview
April 29, 2012

For the 2012 season, the BMFL has dropped to seven teams. As a result of the draft, the seven teams are looking stronger and more equal. Here is a quick preview on what we can expect for the 2012 season.

Guzzlers
The defending champs have managed to have all 13 players return for the season. After a slow start to the 2011 season, the Guzzlers will be looking for a strong start to their 2012 season. On the mound, Jeff and Andy Barber will share the pitching load and the Guzzlers will look for some offense from their veterans and their young core.

Knights
After leading the league in runs for and least runs against, the Knights will strive to repeat as regular season champions and try to bounce back from a loss in the Championships. Jamie Blakely and Ryan Chatten will share the pitching duties and the Knights rely on solid bats throughout their lineup for their wins. Derek Martin will be looking to repeat as homerun champ for the 2012 season.

Gloucester Heating
The Heat are happy to have veteran hurler Pierre Lalonde back for the 2012 season. After losing Guy Levesque for the 2012 season, the Heat are please to have Andrew Bruce back in their lineup. The Heat are hoping that the 2011 Rookie of the year, Spencer Rodd, can continue to impress.

Good Ol’ Boys
The GOB will have a few different faces for the 2012 season. The GOB have lost John Tremblay, Jonathan Roy, Jonathan Grimes and Jeremy Grimes for the 2012 season. They hope that the addition of Kris Knowles, Derrick Lichti, Justin Norris, Alain Pilion, and Brett Watts will lead them to a Championship season.

Mr. Electric
Mr. Electric will have some new faces for the 2012 season. Mr. Electric will be without Bill Blad for the year; Bill has been with the league since 1991. On the mound, Al Tomlinson and Will Mood will be sharing the pitching duties. Offensively, Matt Bowman, Will Mood, and Steve Walman will surely intimidate some pitchers. Mr. Electric are also hoping that a few hit-by-pitch to Kelly Burchill might quiet him for the 2012 season.

Goodfellows
The 2011 expansion team will be returning with some line-up changes for the 2012 season. Veteran hurler Gord Flannery will not be returning and he has been replaced by workhorse, Will Lowe, who will share the duties with Mike Goodfellow. With the addition of Jordan Adams, Kevin Ayotte, Jamie Duncan, Hugh Murray, and Rob Trudeau, the Goodfellows are looking for a stronger 2012 season.

Rogues

The Rogues have 12 players returning for their season. With the loss of Jeff Houlton, the Rogues are hoping that Shane McCarney will fill the load. On the mound, the Rogues will be using a committee of pitchers with Marv Fletcher, Chuck Musicka, Matt Cox, and Kevin Wilson all seeing some action on the mound. The Rogues are hoping their team chemistry will lead them to the 2012 BMFL Championships.

Good luck to all teams!

We are always looking for new players for the season. Any players interested in being added to the reserve list can contact Nick Bowman at nick_bowman22@hotmail.com or Dennis Murphy at denmurphy@rogers.com.

The Umps' New Webpage
April 9, 2012

The Eastern Ontario Umpires Association has launched a new webpage:

leaguelineup.com/eouaump

Also note that the EOUA is recruiting.  If you're interested in becoming an umpire, (for children and/or adults), be sure to check out their new webpage. 


BMFL Registration
March 24, 2012 (Updated March 25, 2012)

The Blackburn Men's Fastball League (www.bmfl.ca) is currently seeking players to fill out our teams. We are a recreational league with great camaraderie and a great location/atmosphere to play in. Based out of Orient Park in Blackburn Hamlet, it is less than 10 minutes east from downtown Ottawa and minutes from Orleans. It's players range from 18 to 50+. The BMFL's 8 teams start play May 3rd with 1 exhibition game for each team then a 21 game schedule + playoffs which are best of 3 ending at the end of September. All teams play on Sunday evenings (5pm, 5pm, 7pm or 9pm) as well as once either Tuesday or Thursday evening (7pm or 9pm) during the week (no games are played on holiday weekends). League fee is $225 which includes your ticket entry to our catered awards banquet at the end of the year.
 
In the past, our league has seen many players from all different backgrounds join. Some players have never played organized ball or some had been away from the game for many years. Many hardball players make the transition every year along with slowpitch players who are looking for something a little more competitive. The BMFL strives to have parity among it's teams and has taken very large steps over the past winter to accomplish just that. We are looking forward to another great season of fastball in 2012!
 
Any players interested in joining the BMFL are encouraged to contact Derek Bergeron, BMFL Executive VP (bergeronderek@gmail.com), call or text 6138082059.

BMFL Registration
March 23, 2012

We have extended the registration until April 2, 2012. Players will be able to register at the next league meeting on April 2, 2012 at Wally's from 7 to 9 pm. If you can not make the meeting, please contact your team rep to make arrangements.

BMFL registration and next league meeting
March 15, 2012 (Updated March 23, 2012)

If you have not registered for the 2012 season, the second registration date is on March 20, 2012. The registration will be held at Wally's from 7 pm to 9 pm and cost this year will once again be $225.

Please note that all players who do not pay
or have made arrangements to pay by April 2, 2012 will lose the rights to return to their previous team.

The next monthly BMFL meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Wally's on April 2, 2012. All players can attend the monthly meeting.

BMFL Registration
January 16, 2012 (Updated February 11, 2012)

The registration for the 2012 BMFL season will be held on March 5, 2012 and March 20, 2012. Both registrations will be held at Wally's from 7 pm to 9 pm. Cost this year will once again be $225.

Monthly Meetings
December 14, 2011

Here is our schedule for our BMFL board meetings from January to March.

January 9, 2012: 7:00 pm at Wally's
February 6, 2012: 7:00 pm at Wally's
March 5, 2012: 7:00 pm Wally's

All BMFL players and honorary members can attend these meetings.

Monthly Meeting
November 24, 2011

The next monthly BMFL meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Wally's on December 5, 2011. All players can attend the monthly meeting.

Nick Bowman

AGM - Update 1
November 19, 2011

Thanks to those who participated at last Tuesday's Annual General Meeting.  After some great discussion, the league has made some important changes to its constitution.  Most notably, the league is abandoning the player rating system for determining the selection order for the entry draft.  Instead, the league will use a formula that takes into consideration both regular season and playoff standings for determining draft order.  (More on this to follow). 

Also, the league welcomed its new President Nicholas Bowman.  Nick will be guiding the league through several important changes in 2012.  Thanks to Nick for his enthusiasm and willingness to lead.

At the same time, the league expresses its thanks to outgoing President Will Mood.  Will agreed to serve as interim President mid-way through 2011, after the former President left the league due to injury and family commitments.  Will’s approachability and fair-mindedness ensured that the BMFL remained vibrant and well-organized.

The off-season is a busy time for the BMFL board, in which a lot of important decisions are made.  Continue to visit www.bmfl.ca for frequent updates.

TC


2011 BMFL finals
September 20, 2011 (Updated September 27, 2011)

Game 1 - 10-0 Guzzlers over Knights
 
WP: Andy Barber
LP: Ryan Chatten
HR: Jeff Barber (Guzzlers)
 
The Guzzlers scored 1 in the first and 5 in the second as they held on for the game one win. Guzzlers got some keys hits from Brandon Spears and Tom Lariviere who helped stake the Guzzlers to 1-0 series lead in the best of 5 final. Look for the Knights to bounce back with a strong game 2 as they did not lose back to back games all season.

Game 2 - 3-2 Knights over Guzzlers.

WP: Jamie Blakely
LP: Jeff Barber

The Knights were able to battle back from being down a run twice and pulled away with the game winning run in the top of the 5th. This game was close from start to finish as both pitchers threw very well. Expect much of the same throughout the remainder of the series. The series is now tied 1-1 as game 3 goes Thursday September 22nd at 7:00 pm behind the Blackburn arena.

Game 3 - 7-6 Knights over Guzzlers in 8 innings.

WP: Jamie Blakely
LP: Andy Barber
HR: Jeff Barber (Guzzlers)

In the top of the 8th Jean Davingnon grounded out to move the runner to 3rd then Rick Thompson scored on a pass ball to take the lead 6-5. The bottom of the 8th started off with Jamie Blakely hit a single to score the runner from second to tie it up, then Derek Martin hit a walk off double to end the game.

Game 4 - 4-3 Guzzlers over Knights in 8 innings

WP: Jeff Barber (11 ks)
LP: Jamie Blakely (5ks)
HR: Steve Tsonos (Guzzlers)

In the bottom of the first inning, Steve Tsonos hit a homerun to put the Guzzlers up 1-0. With solid pitching from Jeff Barber and Jamie Blakely, the game remained that way until the top of the 7th. Gerry Sancartier would single to tie the game. Blakely was able to shut the Guzzlers down in the bottom of the 7th, forcing extra innings. In the top of the 8th, with Jamie Blakely starting at second base, Derek Martin reached first and Blakely moved the third. After Jeff would retire Mike Brownhill, Matt Edwards hit a 2-rbi double to the fence to lead the Knights to a 3-1 game. Barber would then retire Guy Millette and Tyler Cox. In the bottom of the 8th, for the Guzzlers, pitcher Jeff Barber was starting at second base. Steve Tsonos singled and moved Jeff up to third. Blakely would then strikeout Derek Barber and his brother Andy would walk. With the bases loaded, Mike Napper grounded out to first but Jeff Barber was able to score to make the game 3-2 with 2 outs. Blakely would proceed to intentionally walk Jeff Eastman and veteran Rick Thompson came to the plate. Rick Thompson would single up the middle to bring in Steve Tsonos and Andy Barber to lead the Guzzlers to a 4-3 win. With a recent change in the playoff format, the BMFL finals are going to game 5 for the first time in modern history on Tuesday, September 27th at 7 pm at the diamond behind the Blackburn arena.

Game 5 - 8-3 Guzzlers over Knights

WP: Andy Barber (5 innings pitched, 11 ks)
        Jeff Barber (2 innings pitched, 5 ks)
LP: Jamie Blakely (4 innings pitched and 7ks)
      Ryan Chatten (3 innings pitched and 6ks)
HR: Andy Barber (Guzzlers)

In the top of the 1st inning, Kevin Schonfield would reach first on an error. Jeff Barber would walk. Derek Barber would advance to first on an error, scoring Schonfield. Tsonos would proceed to single scoring both Jeff and Derek Barber to make it 3-0 Guzzlers. The Knights would threaten in the bottom of the 2nd with Guy Millette on third, but Andy Barber would strikeout Tyler Cox. In the top of the 3rd, Kevin Schonfield would walk and would later score on a Jeff Barber double. After advancing to third on a pass ball, Jeff Barber would score on an error to make it 5-0. In the top of the 4th, Mike Napper would walk. Jeff Eastman, running for Napper, would advance to third on a Rick Thompson bunt single. Eastman would score on a Brandon Spears rbi to make it 6-0. In the bottom of the 4th, the Knights again would threaten by loading up the bases with only 1 out. However, Mike Brownhill would pop up for an infield fly and Guy Millette would strikeout. In the top of the 5th, Ryan Chatten came in to pitch. Kevin Schonfield doubled and once again, he scored on a Jeff Barber double to make it 7-0. Chatten would settle down striking out both Derek Barber and Steve Tsonos. The Knights would get on the board in the bottom of the 5th. TC walked and Antoine Montpetit was hit by a pitch. Later, Ryan Chatten would single to score Tyler Cox. With one out, Brett Dugan singled to score Montpetit and move Chatten to third. Gerry Sancartier would proceed to pop up to center fielder Jeff Eastman who was able to throw Chatten out at home. The inning ended with the Guzzlers up 7-2. In the top of the 6th, the Guzzlers added another with an Andy Barber homerun. During the bottom half of the sixth, Jeff Barber came in to pitch and the Knights would add a run on an error to make it 8-3. In the bottom of the 7th, Tyler Cox singled and advanced on a passed ball. However, Jeff was able to strikeout the next 3 batters to seal the 8-3 victory for the Guzzlers. For the third straight year, the Guzzlers are repeating as playoff champs. Congratulations Guzzlers!   

2011 BMFL finals
September 17, 2011

#1 Knights vs #2 Guzzlers

Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 PM     
Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 PM       
Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 PM

For the fourth straight year, the finals will see the number one ranked Knights square off against the number two ranked Guzzlers in this best of 5 series. The Knights advanced to the finals by defeating Good Ol' Boys 5-3 and 13-7. Jamie Blakely picked up both wins in the series. In game 1 of the series, Derek Martin hit a grand slam to seal the victory and in game 2, Tyler Cox hit 2 homeruns and had 7 RBIs to lead the Knights to victory. During the series, Brett Duggan was on a hot streak going 8 for 9.

The Guzzlers advanced to the finals by defeating Exit A’s 11-4 and 9-0. In game 1 of the series, Andy Barber picked up the win throwing 18 strikeouts. His only blemish was a grand slam by Jordan Adams. Offensively, Derek Barber hit 2 homeruns and Steve Tsonos hit 1 homerun. In game 2, Jeff Barber picked up the win and the Guzzlers got help offensively from Tom Larivière who hit a 3-run homerun.

The Knights, regular season champions, won the season series over the defending champions, the Guzzlers, winning 5-1 and 4-3 and lost a 3-0 game. Both teams averaged less than 4 runs against per game in the regular season. Will the finals be another defensive battle or will the offence over power the pitchers? Swing by the diamond at the Blackburn arena to find out!

Semi-finals of the 2011 BMFL playoffs
September 11, 2011 (Updated September 13, 2011)

#1 Knights vs #6 Good Ol' Boys

Sunday, September 11 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, September 15 at 9:00 PM

After upsetting Gloucester Heating in the first round of the playoffs, the Good Ol' Boys are looking to upset the number one ranked team the Knights. GOB defeated Heating by a score of 14-13 and 5-4 with Andy Dunn picking up both wins. The Knights defeated the Rogues 10-4 and 7-2 with Jamie Blakely and Ryan Chatten each picking up a win. The key match up of the series will be the Knights pitching against the high powered offence of GOB. Also of note, the series is pitting team captains and frequent users of the BMFL forum Derek Martin and John Tremblay.  

#2 Guzzlers vs #4 Exit A's

Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 PM

The second series will see the Guzzlers square off against Exit A’s. The Guzzlers had some stellar pitching from Andy and Jeff Barber to defeat Goofellow Cleaner’s 16-0 and 7-2. Kevin Shonfield seems to have found the power which helped him pick up 8 homeruns in 2010 by hitting two homeruns in the series. Exit moved on the second round by defeating Mr. Electric 7-2 and 12-6. The A’s relied on some clutch defence and some timely hits to sweep the series. Jordan Adams was a force to be reckoned with at shortstop and at the plate. Will Lowe picked up both wins and A.J. Plant was also swinging a hot stick during the series.

First round playoff results
August 31, 2011

#4 Exit A's vs #5 Mr. Electric

Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 PM
In game 1, Exit defeated Mr. Electric 7-2. Will Lowe went the distance giving up 2 unearned runs. For Mr. Electric, Al Tomlinson went the distance giving up 7 runs, with only 2 being earned. Derrick Bulley had a homerun for the A's.
 

First round of the 2011 BMFL playoffs
August 21, 2011 (Updated August 30, 2011)

The first round of the BMFL playoffs is shaping up to be quite exciting as only one of the season series was a sweep. Who knows what will happen when the playoffs start? Here is a preview for the first round.

#4 Exit A's vs #5 Mr. Electric

Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 PM    
Tuesday, September 6 at 9:00 PM

The first game of the Blackburn playoffs will feature the number 4 ranked Exit A’s against the number 5 ranked Mr. Electric. Exit won the regular season series between these two teams by winning the last two games 6-3 and 9-1. Exit lost the first game 9-2. BMFL predictions would be that Al Tomlinson will start for Mr. Electric and Will Lowe will counter for the A’s. Offensively, Exit will be lead by Jordan Adams, Will Mood and newly acquired Derrick Bulley while Mr. Electric will be lead by Matt Bowman, Brenden Holmes and BMFL’s longest serving player, Steve Walman.  

#3 Gloucester Heating vs #6 Good Ol' Boys

Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00 PM 

The second game will feature number 3 ranked Gloucester Heating against Good Ol’ Boys. Heating won 2 of the 3 games. They won 6-3 and 8-2 and lost 14-11. The Heating are expected to send Pierre Lalonde to the mound, and the GOB will counter with Andy Dunn. The GOB have a solid offensive line-up and will be looking at Serge Potvin, Norm Gascon, Steve Corry and John Tremblay for some timely hits. Heating will be looking for speedy hitters Marcel Mondoux and Derek Bergeron to get on base and will be looking for some power from Guy Levesque and Stéphane Vinette.

#1 Knights vs #8 Rogues

Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 PM

The first game on Thursday night will feature the number 1 ranked Knights against the Rogues. Knights swept the season series, winning 6-0, 10-2 and 5-4. BMFL predicts that Chuck Musicka will be getting the start with Marv Fletcher and Matt Cox likely to see some innings. The Knights will be lead by the 1-2 punch of Jamie Blakely and Ryan Chatten. The Knights will be looking homerun leader Derek Martin to come up with some timely hits as well as Jamie Blakely and lead-off hitter, Brett “squirrel” Dugan. Rogues will be lead offensively by Steve Hall, their top average hitter, and pitchers Chuck Musicka and Marv Fletcher.

#2 Guzzlers vs #7 Goodfellow Cleaners

Thursday, September 1 at 9:00 PM

The last game of the first round of the 2011 will feature number 2 ranked Guzzlers squaring off against number 7 ranked Goodfellow Cleaners. Guzzlers will be looking for strong performances from the Barber’s offensively and defensively. Jeff and Andy will be sharing the pitching duties. Offensively, Guzzlers will be relying on Derek, Jeff and Andy as well as Kevin Shonfield and Steve Tsonos. Goodfellow Cleaners will be relying on strong pitching and hitter from veterans Mike Goodfellow and Gord Flannery. The Cleaners are also hoping that newly acquired Andrew Fleck, René Roncali and Casey O’Sullivan can help them out offensively. The Guzzlers won the regular season series 2 games to 1, winning 11-1 and 6-1 and losing 7-3. 

July Meeting Notes
July 11, 2011 (Updated July 17, 2011)

All teams have received a 200$ refund as a result of dropping to a 21 game schedule.

Here are the newest members of our league who have been picked up off the reserve list.

Bud Hanlon - GOB
Yves Courchaine - GOB
Darren Wong - Goodfellow's
Terry Jones - Goodfellow's
Wayne Hunter - Knights
Mark Cormier - Gloucester
Derick Bulley - Exit

Also please check the BMFL schedule on this site as there have been some changes.

Cheers.

BMFL Banned Bats
April 7, 2009 (Updated March 16, 2011)

The BMFL will be once again using only ASA approved bats for the upcoming season. For more information, see the ASA website on approved and non-approved equipment at www.asasoftball.com/about/certified_equipment.asp

Choose "bats" and click on "go" for more info.

Scroll down to view the list in various formats. The one with pictures is quite helpful: batlist with pics

GAME NIGHT
September 1, 2016
7:00 (Arena)
9:00 (Arena)

STANDINGS PTS
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30
22
18
17
13
6