October 8, 2019
FINGAL, ON. - Ben Hodgins made short work of the Appin A's. The St. Thomas Storm pitcher faced only 14 batters, in an 8-0 five inning silencing of the A's, to clinch the South Middlesex Men's Fastball championship in four games. Only a pair of intentional walks to Jeff Lyons kept Hodgins from a perfect game, shortened due to the mercy rule.
October 7, 2019
APPIN, ON. - Each time Jeff Lyons reached base in games one and two, the Appin A’s scored. That trend continued in game three against the St. Thomas Storm with one big difference.
Appin held on to win, 4-3, extending the best of five game South Middlesex Men’s Fastball League final to a fourth night, in Fingal, Tuesday, at 8 p.m.
Lyons hit a monster two out first inning solo home run and then in the third inning ripped a double off the outfield fence. Lyons received an intentional walk in his third plate appearance.
October 4, 2019
APPIN, ON. - Brady Stafford does it again, this time with two out, top of the seventh inning. The St. Thomas Storm catcher hit a three-run bomb lifting the Storm over the Appin A's, 6-4, in a come back effort in game two of the South Middlesex men's fastball league final. Stafford finished with five RBIs, while Mark Coleman went three for three, with one walk, a RBI and two runs scored.
The Storm lead the best of five game series, two games to none.
October 1, 2019
FINGAL, ON. - The St. Thomas Storm wasted no time taking the opener of the South Middlesex Men's Fastball League final.
Starting with a first inning Mark Coleman two run bomb and capped by a Brady Stafford grand slam, the Storm needed only about one hour, for a 9-1 five inning mercy of the Appin A's.
September 30, 2019
ST. THOMAS - It is a cleansing of past memories that haunted the St. Thomas Storm. For the first time in seven years, the Storm eliminated the Alvinston Aces in the playoffs, clinching their semifinal series in the fifth and deciding game, with a 13-6 win at Alvinston, on Friday. St. Thomas faces the Appin A's, in the South Middlesex Men's Fastball League final, starting Tuesday night, 8 p.m. in Fingal.
September 24, 2019
FINGAL, ON. - Two long time rivals are going the distance. Bryan Johnson hit two home runs and Taylor DeGraw tossed a complete game four-hitter, as the Alvinston Aces defeated the St. Thomas Storm, 5-1, forcing a fifth game in their South Middlesex Men's Fastball League semifinal.
September 10, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, ON. - Courtney Gilbert remembers her early days learning how to play fast pitch. Now the career for the former Team Canada member and recent NCAA graduate has come full circle.
Gilbert was out teaching Under-10 girls various aspects of the game, including pitching, base running and fielding ground balls, at a clinic for the Springfield Brewers on Saturday.
August 21, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, ON. - The Springfield Brewers fast pitch association handed out the hardware at their annual awards banquet. Offensive player of the Year: Carter Ruddock; Defensive player of the Year: Ali Altiman; Coach of the Year: Courtney Gilbert; Pitcher of the Year: Meg McCallum; Fan of the Year: Hannah Lahn; Love of the Game award: Kyle Eyndhoven.
July 27, 2019
FINGAL, ON. – Fastball is in the air featuring teams in two divisions, Men's and Masters/Legends, at the St. Thomas Storm Invitational. The three day tournament concludes with the master's/Legends final, Sunday, at 12:30 p.m. and men's final, at 2:30 p.m.
July 14, 2019
ST. THOMAS - With a 8-2 record, the St. Thomas Storm are sitting second in the South Middlesex Fastball League, behind the 10-1 Alvinston Aces.
The Aces edged St. Thomas, 2-1, in early June. The teams meet again in Alvinston, August 1. The Aces' lone setback was to Appin, 7-6, in late June. Chippawa has also defeated St. Thomas.
Port Stanley sits eighth in the league, while Dutton continues to seek a first victory of the season.
September 27, 2018
ALVINSTON, ON. - The Alvinston Aces have the advantage in the best of five South Middlesex Men's Fastball League final.
The Aces scored two runs in the first, third and fourth innings, on their way to a 6-0 game one win. Jamie Shields went two-for-four, for the Aces, with one RBI. Ryan Chapman had a RBI double and drew two walks, while Rowan Lam finished with a single, walk, stolen base and run scored. Andy Triest, Aaron Stocking and Taylor DeGraw each drove in a run and Joe Triest had a single and one walk.
Appin stranded 11 base runners. Adam Fletcher had two hits for the A's, while Jeff Lyons was one-for-two and two base on balls.
During the semifinals against Highgate, Appin rallied from down two games to none to take the series in five games. Kevin Eichenberger had a pair of two-out RBI singles, in Appin's game five 7-3 win.
August 31, 2018
APPIN, ON. - Jeff Lyons, who plays for the Appin A's, in the South Middlesex league, was named all-star catcher, playing for the Elmria Expos, at the 2018 Canadian senior men's fastpitch championships. The Expos lost to the Sooke Loggers, from B.C., 2-1, in the semifinals. Lyons will be back in the Appin lineup, in time for a best of five game semifinal against the Highgate Rock, starting Thursday, September 6.
August 27, 2018
APPIN, ON. – There will be no third consecutive trip to the final for the St. Thomas Storm. Greg Moore tossed four and two-thirds shutout innings, of relief pitching, to lead the Appin A's past St. Thomas, 8-4, to complete a three game sweep of the Southern Middlesex Men's Fastball League series. Nate Johnson drove the A's offence, batting three for three and driving in three runs, while Jeff Lyons belted a late game solo home run. St. Thomas won the SMMFL championship, in 2016 and lost to the Alvinston Aces, in the 2017 final.
August 26, 2018
DARTMOUTH, NS - The Springfield Brewers finished fourth, out of 12 teams, at the Eastern Canadian U16 women's softball championship. The Brewers fell 4-2, to Quebec, in a quarterfinal this morning. Springfield, the Ontario champions, went 4-2 overall, their first loss coming in pool play to P.E.I. Quebec went on to beat the London Lightning (ON2), 7-5, in the third place game, to advance to the final against P.E.I. London placed third, after a 5-0 pool record, and a 1-0 loss to P.E.I., in the game between the pool winners, before facing Quebec.
August 25, 2018
DARTMOUTH, NS - The Springfield Brewers finished 4-1 in pool play, advancing to the quarterfinals, at the Eastern Canadian U16 women's softball championship.
The Brewers edged Nova Scotia Two, before falling 11-0 to PEI One, on day three of the four day tournament. Springfield takes on Quebec, Sunday at 9 a.m. local time. The winner advances to the semifinals (11 a.m.) and a shot a medal in the afternoon.
August 24, 2018
DARTMOUTH, NS - The Springfield Brewers improved to 3-0, at the Eastern Canadian U16 women's softball championship, with a 14-3 win over New Brunswick Two. Earlier today, Springfield, aka Ontario One, dumped Nova Scotia Three, 8-3. The Brewers opened with a 7-3 win over Newfoundland One, on Thursday, day one of the four day tournament.
Springfield won the Ontario Provincial Women's Softball Association bantam II A title, July 27-29, to qualify for the Eastern Canadians.
August 23, 2018
FINGAL, ON - The St. Thomas Storm will need more clutch hits and fewer men left on base, if they want their season to extend beyond next game. A six run outburst in their opening at bat carried the Appin A’s over St. Thomas, 11-3, in six innings, for a two games to none lead, in their best of five series, for the South Middlesex Men’s Fastball League.