Senior men’s fastball tourney begins today in Stratford, Ont.
The Charlottetown Gahan House Fawcetts begin the Canadian senior fastball championship this afternoon in Stratford, Ont.
The squad plays twice on opening day. They see Don Cherrys from Newfoundland at 3 p.m. and then the host Falcons team after the opening ceremonies at 8 p.m. Both times are Atlantic.
“Tomorrow is a big day for us,” first baseman Mark Arsenault said Monday. “We need a split tomorrow, so hopefully that will happen.”
He said the first game is important against a tough Newfoundland squad.
“You have to be up and ready to go with them early or they’ll bury you,” Arsenault said. “We have to come with a lot of intensity right off the hop.”
While who the Fawcetts will start on the mound hadn’t been finalized Monday afternoon, it appeared Steve Langley and Mitch Hardy would both get a start.
Arsenault said the team had a good day Monday to get acclimatized to their new surroundings and about three-quarters of the club were going to last night’s Toronto Blue Jays game.
Jeff Ellsworth is playing with the defending champs from Newfoundland again this year.
Round robin schedule for the Charlottetown Gahan House Fawcetts (Team P.E.I.) at the Canadian senior men's fastpitch championship today through Sunday in Stratford, Ont.:
Teams - Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario 1, Ontario 2, Ontario 3, host Stratford, DC (N.L.), and P.E.I. (Charlottetown Gahan House Fawcetts).
(all times Atlantic)
3 p.m., P.E.I. vs. Newfoundland and Labrador
8 p.m., P.E.I. vs. Host
4 p.m., P.E.I. vs. Ontario 1
8 p.m., P.E.I. vs. N.S.
3 p.m., P.E.I. vs. Ontario 3
5 p.m., P.E.I. vs. Ontario 2
3 p.m., P.E.I. vs. Quebec
6 p.m., P.E.I. vs. DC