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2004 End 2008
2005 2009
2006 2010
2009 Awards
Scarborough 2010 Champs
Scarborough Athletics 2010 Champs
Aurora 2010 Finalists
League Finalist Aurora Shoeless Joe's
2010 MVP - Andy Skelton
2010 MVP - Andy Skelton
2010 Top Pitcher - Kyle Linton
2010 Top Pitcher - Kyle Linton
2010 Top Hitter - Nick Dambrosio
2010 Top Hitters - Nick Dambrosio
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2009 Awards
Joe's 2009 Champs
Shoeless Joe's Champions
Lightning 2009 Finalists
League Finalist Lake Simcoe Lightning
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2008 Awards
Joe's 2008 Champs
Shoeless Joe's 2008 Champions
Lightning 2008 Finalists
League Finalist Lake Simcoe Lightning
2008 MVP - Evan Boyd
2008 MVP - Evan Boyd
2008 Top Pitcher - Todd Martin
2008 Top Pitcher - Todd Martin
2008 Top Hitter - Tie
2008 Top Hitters - Aaron Fraser and Norm Estabrooks
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2007 Awards
Ravens 2007 Champs
Oshawa Ravens 2007 Champions
Lightning 2007 Finalists
League Finalist Lake Simcoe Lightning
The Oshawa Ravens relied on another strong pitching performance from Paul Koert to capture the Oshawa City and District Fastball League (OCDFL)Championship for the second year in a row. Oshawa wins the best of 5 final series 3 games to 1 against the Lake Simcoe Lightning.

Oshawa won the opening game in the series by a 1-0 score with the winning run coming in the bottom of the 8th inning. Koert and Garrity were outstanding as each pitcher only gave up 2 hits while striking out 12 and 14 batters respectively.

The second game saw up and coming pitchers Andy Skelton and Marty Humphries face-off with Oshawa winning by a 4-3 score in regulation time. After giving up 4 runs in the first inning, Skelton settled down and kept the Ravens off the score sheet the rest of the way. Lake Simcoe battled back against Humphries who eventually yielded to Koert who was credited with the save.

Game 3 back in Oshawa was dominated by the hitting of the Lake Simcoe Lightning as they chased Koert from the game after giving up an uncharacteristic 5 runs in 3 innings. Garrity was outstanding again surrendering only 4 hits and striking out 11. Lake Simcoe eventually won the game 10-0 after the 5 inning mercy rule was applied.

In the 4th game, errors and miscues proved costly as the Lightning gave up 3 unearned runs behind another stellar performance by Greg Garrity. In the top of the 4th inning, Marty Humphries walked, stole second base and advanced to third on an infield out. Humphries scored what proved to be the winning run on a passed ball. Oshawa scored two more runs in the 6th inning after Jamie Baker walked and advanced on a single by Marty Humphries. Both Baker and Humphries eventually scored following a failed pick off attempt at second base and an infield error. The final score was 3-0. Koert was outstanding in pitching the win recording 13 strikeouts and allowing only 2 hits. Garrity allowed 3 hits and 4 walks while also striking out 13.

Both teams are to be congratulated for surviving the highly competitive preliminary playoff rounds and making it to the championship series. The OCDFL Executive congratulates the Oshawa Ravens for their repeat win and wishes to thank all of the teams for their participation this year and for providing some the great fastball action that we have come to expect and enjoy.

Jim Spiers President OC&DFL
Phone: 905-432-1999
e-Mail: nspiers848@rogers.com
2007 MVP - Pat Humphries
2007 MVP - Pat Humphries
2007 Top Pitcher - Andy Skelton
2007 Top Pitcher - Andy Skelton
2007 Top Hitter - Rino Dambrosio
2007 Top Hitter - Rino Dambrosio
Ravens Owner - Jim Trimm accepting League Trophy
Ravens Owner - Jim Trimm accepting League Trophy
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2006 Awards
Ravens Champs
Ravens Champs

Aurora, Ontario

The Oshawa Ravens captured the Oshawa City and District Fastball league Championship on Wednesday October 18, 2006 in Aurora against Aurora Shoeless Joe's taking the best of 5 series 3 games to 1.

Oshawa led the series going into Wednesday's double-header action 2 - 0 with Aurora taking the opening game under the strong pitching of Todd Martin.

Phil Yahn took the loss. Paul Koert led the Ravens to the win in the second game as the Ravens took advantage of a tiring Todd Martin.

Congratulations to Manager Jim Trimm and the rest of the Oshawa Ravens.
Award Winners
League Executive presents the annual player awards.
Rick May, Paul Koert, Mike Samways
The Top Batter for 2006 was Mike Samways from the Markham Majors who led the League with a 477 batting average.

Paul Koert from the Ravens was the Top Pitcher with a 0.31 ERA, 6 wins and 97 strikeouts.

The MVP Award was presented to Scott Evans from the Stouffville Mennos for his strong pitching and batting performance which helped the Mennos finish the regular season in first place.

The Executive also awarded Rick May from the Lake Simcoe Lightning with a special recognition award for his team leadership and perennial contributions as a player with the Lightning. Rick is always among the League leaders in strikeouts and has led his team to the League playoffs every year.
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2005 Year End Awards
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto 2005
2005 League Champions Toronto Champion Indians
Awards Awards
From left to right:
Todd Martin... Aurora... top pitcher for regular season era 0 .35 165 K's
Nick Dambrosio... Stouffville Jones Pools... top batter for regular season avg 533
Rino Dambrosio... Aurora... regular season MVP avg 524 7 HR 35RBI slugging percentage 1,127

Buddy Yahn winner of the 2005 Iris Yahn award for contribution to fastball in the Oshawa area with Jim Spiers OCDFL President and Helen Yahn
Oshawa City and District Fastball League
Annual Awards Presentation

Dieppe Park
Wednesday, September 28, 20
“Prior to the start of this evening’s game, the League Executive has requested a few moments of your time to make a special award presentation and to recognize individual player performance during the regular season. Please direct your attention to the pitcher’s mound where I will ask members of the League Executive to take their place.”

“As I call their names, would the Executive member please step forward and be recognized:
Jim Spiers, President;
Ken Leonard, Past President;
Sylvia Ryan, Secretary/Treasurer;
John Sharpe, First Vice-President;
Mal Swift, Second Vice-President and
Scott Goff, Third Vice-President

“As the individual award winners are announced I would ask that each recipient please come forward to receive their award.”

“The first award this evening is presented to the Top Batter for 2005. This young man led the league for most of the season and finished the year with an impressive .533 batting average. Please recognize Nick Dambrosio from the Stouffville Jones Pools Junior Team as the Top Batter for 2005.”

“The next award is for the Top Pitcher during the regular season. He finished the season with 10 wins, an ERA of 0.35 and compiled a total of 165 strikeouts. For the second year in a row, the Top Pitcher award is presented to Todd Martin from Aurora Shoeless Joe’s.”

“The final player award is presented for the League Most Valuable Player. The Executive could not overlook this gentleman’s accomplishments with a batting average of .524, 7 home runs, 35 Runs Batted In and a slugging percent of 1.127, the award for the MVP for 2005 is presented to Rino Dambrosio from Aurora Shoeless Joe’s.”

“Periodically, the Oshawa City and District Fastball League presents a special award to recognize outstanding contributions to softball in Oshawa. The award was developed by Buddy Yahn and his father in honour of his mother Iris Yahn. The award is presented by a member of the Yahn family and this year the League has asked Iris Yahn’s daughter-in-law Mrs. Helen Yahn, to make the presentation. Would Mrs. Yahn please come forward?”

“This year’s recipient started his softball career at Sunnyside Park in Oshawa where he soon developed into an accomplished hitter and pitcher. During his playing years he was on teams who won All-Ontario championships from Minor to Intermediate “A” Men. In the mid 70’s he began his coaching career as a player/coach for Foley’s Sr. B team. In 1984, he moved to Casey’s and the following year he joined the Oshawa Blues and took them into the Ontario Fastball League, the first Fastpitch Travel League in the province. For 9 of the next 10 years he could be found behind the bench of Oshawa Double B Sports Club Junior Men’s teams. He coached his Double B teams to an All-Ontario Championship; was runner up twice and he was also able to take his team to participate in the Canadian Junior Championships. During this time he passed on his passion for the game to several of his players. Many players influenced by this man have gone on to our Canadian and ISC Championship teams and remain involved in the sport at the highest level and in this league to this day.”

“The Oshawa City and District Fastball League is pleased to present the 2005 Iris Yahn Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Softball to Mr. “Buddy” Yahn. Congratulations Buddy!”

“We are sure that having your name added as a recipient of your Family’s trophy must be especially gratifying to you. Your son Phil, who continues to play in this league, wanted to be here tonight with his mother to make this presentation to you. Unfortunately, work commitments would not allow it.”

“Congratulations to all the award winners! Thank-you for your time and attention.”

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July 2004 All Star Games Awards
Jeff Wilson Brett Boyd
President Ken Leonard presenting Jeff Wilson of Scarborough with the MVP award for Southeast Division President Ken Leonard presenting Brett Boyd of Stouffville Menos with the MVP award for Northwest Division
Blake Orr Chris Lovatsis
President Ken Leonard and host Shelley Gramm presenting Blake Orr of Scarborough with the Homerun Derby award Chris Lovatsis throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Chris is recovering from life threatening brain surgery.
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2004 Year End Awards
Kemp Martin Paul Papulkas
John Kemp (left) of the Bradford Sox League Batting Champ with a .558 average. Todd Martin (right) of the Aurora Leghorns Top Pitcher with era of 0.76 Aurora Leghorn captain Paul Papulkas with League Championship trophy
Aurora Team Rebel Team
League Champions 2004 Aurora Leghorns

Front row left to right: Mike Dambrosio Ken O'Sullivan Martin Greenhalgh Steve Kouleas Nick Dambrosio Ed Hare Todd Martin

Back row left to right: Kevin Brown Stephen Paul Rino Dambrosio Paul Paapulkas Rick Green George Karkambasis

Absent: Rich Lowery Dean Begley
League Finalists 2004 Claremont Rebels

Front left to right: Rob Watson Scott Goff Chris Jones Jason Yoshida Kevin Gibson Jim Spiers

Back row left to right: Sylvia Ryan owner, Peter Landers Brian Mather Paul Koert Marty Humphries Evan Boyd

Absent: John Sharpe Gary Aldred
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