2001 NEWS & NOTES

Monday, August 13, 2001
Three-peat!
For the third year in a row, the Twins mounted a last minute rally and scored a thrilling victory to earn the Bowen Island Men's Fastpitch Championship. This year's regular season champs, the Cruisers, were only one out away from victory in the top of the seventh when the Twins scored 3 runs off 4 hits and took the lead. Bolstered by the pitching of Scott MacKenzie (tournament co-MVP with the Cruisers pitcher, Steve Baskverville), the Twins retired the Cruisers in order in the bottom of the inning and clinched the win. Final score: 8-7. Congratulations Twins!

The weekend was highlighted with great weather and some exceptional plays in the field by Jamie Weismiller of the Cruisers and Burns Jennings of the Firemen. Phil Wood's fielding efforts also did not go unnoticed! Thank you to everyone who ran the concession and beer garden, the scorekeepers (especially Sue Williams who was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year!), Colin and John (the umps from town), all the fans, the kids who ran the scoreboard, and all the players.

Friday, July 27, 2001
Playoff Schedule
All teams had at least one rep at the draw held Friday night at the Bowen pub. Click here for the 2001 Playoff Schedule.

Tuesday, July 24, 2001
League Standings
The end of the regular season schedule has been completed. This year came down to the wire with the Cruisers edging out the Twins in an exciting game on Monday to clinch the President's Trophy. Click on the League Standings link on the left to find out how the other teams fared. There were only 2 rain-outs this year. The first one, featuring the Firemen vs. the Diggers, has been re-scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2001.

Saturday, June 24, 2001
Updated Stats!
Yes, it's true. All the stat reports for the 2001 Season are up-to-date as of today. Click on a link on the left hand side to see the stats. Please note, some reports are large and may take a few seconds to download.
Who will win the Batting Crown, Home Run title, and Best ERA this year? Stay tuned to find out.

Monday, April 9, 2001
The Bowen Island Men's Fastpitch League is back for another season. The season kicks off on Saturday, April 14th 2001, with games at noon, 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Anyone looking to enjoy a great day of baseball is encouraged to come down to the field and catch a few innings.

There are a few important news items from the off season that are worth noting. Unfortunately, late night talks with the GVRD broke down and we will be unable to go ahead with the construction of a retractable roof for Snug Cove Field. Maybe next year.

There are a few rumors that could add some excitement to the game this year. Eddie Weismiller will be back to pitch for the Cruisers. Beau Chardon, the 1999 Manager of the Year, will attempt to bring the Tigers back into contention. The Pub is heard to be saying that this is "their year". The Firemen may have lost last year's final but they will continue to have access to the fire equipment. The Diggers have secured pitching in Nelson Riley.

Lastly, this year's sign the the Apocalypse is upon us, Andy Behm is leaving the Tigers and moving on to play for the Twins. We'll miss you Andy. However, the Tigers won't be left empty handed. In the deal, made only hours before the trading deadline, the Tigers received a pack of Big League Chew bubble gum and a bottle of Gatorade. Andy, who claimed to be having problems with the front office, has made things interesting by touting he will throw a no-hitter when he first faces the Tigers. He will get that chance this Saturday as the Tigers play the Twins in the 4 o'clock game. See you there!

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