Category: 2022 Season Updates

Weeks 5-7 Round Up!

GARRISON CREEK GAMMA RAYS GO NUCLEAR! (3-0-0)

The Gamma Rays played three games this week and won them all! In Week 5 the cosmos aligned as they snuck past the Credit River Cosmonauts thanks to an 8 run 5th inning to win 18-17. In Week 6 they pew pew pewed hits across the diamond that stunned the Humber River Hype – with a 15-12 victory. In Week 7 they showed their electromagnetic force slugging past the Don River Goin’ Goin’ Dons! by a score of 16-10. Maybe most notably, the Instagram video of Gamma Ray Nat Saavedra cranking a home run went moderately viral on our Field of Dreamers account. All round an excellent fortnight for the green goblins of planet gamma!

CREDIT RIVER COSMONAUTS CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHO HOUSTON THINKS HAS A PROBLEM (0-3-0)

The Cosmonauts also played three games over this span, but fell in all three of them. In Week 5 they crashed after launching to a massive lead against the Gamma Rays, falling by a score of 18-17. In Week 6 they tried to be Guardians of the Galaxy but weren’t able to save the planet from the Goin’ Goin’ Dons dropping a heartbreaker 16-15. In Week 7 they stalled mid-space and nearly pulled off the secret “Hot 10” plan but came up only with a “Scorching 8” to fall to the Moulin Rouge River Riff Raff 20-18. The Cosmonauts, however, continue to have the oddest record in the league at 1-5 with only a -2 run differential. Once they get ahold of Major Tom or Rocket Man they should be able to right the ship!

[MOULIN] ROUGE RIVER RIFF RAFF CONTINUE THEIR MEDLEY OF WINS (2-0-0)

The Riff Raff rambled are now 5-0 to start the season thanks to two more convincing wins! In Week 5, they sache’d, dipped, and spun themselves around the bases to convincingly defeat the Humber River Hype 16-8! In Week 6 they sat out to refresh themselves and to learn their lines for the next Baz Lurhman show. In Week 7, they were back to work, stomping the Credit River Cosmonauts with precise hits and passionate play! Rouge River is vying to bring home a 4th championship in 5 seasons and declare themselves a dynasty!

DON RIVER GOIN’ GOIN’ DON! SWING BIG (1-1-0)

The Don River squad had a rest in Week 5 to heal up some injuries and to secure subs for the weeks ahead. In Week 6, the Goin’ Goin’ Dons! looked fresh and loaded and they cashed in on baked potatoes a few times to defeat the Credit River Cosmonauts 16-15. In Week 7, however, Don River’s fly balls were stopped at the warning track as the Garrison Creek Gamma Rays shot down all potential missiles! Don went down to defeat 16-10. Despite the 1-1 record, Don River continues to shine on the field, making baseball with the best of them!

THE HUMBER RIVER HYPE FALL FROM THE TOP OF THE CHARTS (0-2-0)

Humber River played excellently in their two games during this period but weren’t able to keep pace with the scorching hot Moulin Rouge River team! In Week 5, despite some peppy play, they were outmatched by Rouge River by a score of 16-8. In Week 6, they faced off against the Gamma Rays of Garrison, but again saw the Hype they were creating fall a little short of going viral with a 15-12 loss. Despite these two set-backs, Humber River continues to scratch and claw in the standings and don’t be surprised if they win some serious Album of the Year honours to match the hype they’ve already built!

See the game box scores here

See player stats here

See league standings here

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Field of Dreamers has seen at least 220 players throughout the history of the league and it’s original team (The Uncertainty/Insurgency) take at least one at-bat. Each players’ stats and milestones are recorded to give you a sense of longevity, growth, and possibility through participation in the league <3

MILESTONES

Credit River
Craig Fortier – currently leads the league this season with 22 runs batted in!
Annelies Cooper – becomes 10th player in league history to reach 200 career hits (202)!
Sebastien Higgins – currently tied for 118th on all-time list with 23 career at-bats!
Jenni Klonteig – currently ranks 2nd in the league this season with 18 hits!
Devin Clancy – becomes 8th player in league history to reach 125 career runs scored!
Robyn Letson – becomes 16th player in league history to reach 230 career at-bats!
Jenny Chan – currently tied for 6th on all-time list with 210 career hits!
Rhiannon Cobb – currently tied for 90th on the all-time list with 26 career this!
Darren Puscas – becomes 9th player in league history to reach 200 career hits (203)!
Jill Aoki – becomes 38th player in league history to reach 45 career runs scored!
Kat Kleine – currently tied for 5th in the league this season with 22 at-bats
Rachele Clemente – becomes 79th player in league history to reach 3 career doubles!

Don River
Phill Morgan – becomes 12th player in league history to reach 30 career doubles!
Laura Shepherd – currently tied for 37th on all time list with 7 career doubles!
TG Wong – currently tied for 80th on the all-time list with 2 career doubles!
Tamara Daley- currently tied for 96th on the all-time list with 22 career hits!
Michelle Kidd- becomes 66th player all-time to reach 40 career hits!
Laura “Pony” Windhorst – becomes 147th player all-time to reach 10 career hits!
Gita Madan – currently leads the league this season with 21 hits!
Krysta Williams – becomes 60th player in league history to reach 70 career at-bats (72)!
Kaela Sanborn-Hum – currently tied for 159th on all-time list with 11 career at-bats!
Jason Carmichael – becomes 134th player in league history to hit a double!
Gunjan Chopra – currently tied for 130th in league history with 6 runs scored!

Humber River
Terrance Luscombe – becomes 8th player in league history to reach 200 career hits!
Nicole Bond- currently tied for 50th on all-time list with 25 career runs batted in!
Sarah Weinberger – becomes 40th player in league history to reach 110 career at-bats!
Brittany Beaton – currently tied for 103rd on all-time list with 18 career hits!
Logan Bodera – currently tied for 120th on all-time list with 13 career hits!
Syl Aucoin – currently tied for 125th on all-time list with 11 career singles!
Corey Snelgrove – currently tied for 119th on all-time list with 6 career runs scored!
Brianna Greaves – becomes 31st player in league history to reach 50 career runs scored!
Manjeet Bedi – currently tied for 80th on all-time list with 2 career doubles!
Johann Juarez – becomes 3rd player in league history to reach 60 career doubles (61)!
Paula John – see firsts below!
Rob Jackson- currently tied for 29th on all-time list with 2 career triples!

Rouge River
Fianna Dirks – becomes 40th player in league history to reach 70 career hits!
Stuart Schussler – becomes the 15th player in league history to score 90 career runs!
Oskar Eliashevsky – becomes 58th player in league history to reach 80 career at-bats (81)!
Claudia Calabro – becomes 114th player in league history to reach 25 career at-bats!
Shannon Dunham – becomes 108th player in league history to reach 25 career at-bats!
Molly Fremes – becomes 92nd player in league history to reach 25 career hits!
Claudia Vergara – becomes the 147th player in league history to reach 10 career hits!
Ted Steenburgh – currently tied for 57th on all-time list with 4 career doubles!
Alie Hermanutz – currently tied for 26th on all-time list with 11 career doubles!
Matthew Koscic- becomes 81st player in league history to reach 30 career hits!
Peter Demakos – becomes 21st player in league history to reach 100 career singles (102)!
Kevin Nguyen – currently tied for 77th on all-time list with 17 career runs scored!
Sam Ponting- becomes 74th player in league history to reach 35 career hits!

Garrison Creek
Jo Jefferson – currently tied for 19th on all-time list with 76 career runs batted in!
Andy Smith – becomes 20th player in league history to reach 200 career at-bats (203)!
Victoria Barnett – becomes 29th player in league history to reach 150 career at-bats (154)!
Nat Saavedra – currently tied for 16th on all-time list with 6 career home runs!
Kirsten Dick – currently tied for 58th on all-time list with 25 career runs scored
LJ Robinson – ranks 21st on all-time list with 4 career home runs!
Yasmeen Peer – see first below!
Lainie Basman – becomes 10th player in league history to record 130 career singles!
Gab Laurence – currently tied for 149th on all-time list with 14 career at-bats!
Soren D’Alimonte – becomes 147th player in league history to reach 10 career hits!
Ruthie Titus – currently tied for 127th on all-time list with 12 career hits!
Chris Yates – currently tied for 66th on all-time list with 3 career doubles!
Yassi Aghazadeh – currently tied for 103rd on all-time list with 18 career hits!
Samira Banihashemi – currently ranks 41st on all-time list with 39 career runs scored!

SUBS
Joseph Bautista – becomes 21st player in league history to reach 200 career at-bats (201)!
Rees Nam – becomes 74th player in league history to reach 55 career at-bats!
Nav Sidhu – becomes 22nd player in league history to reach 200 career at-bats (203)!
Ciaran Breen – becomes 129th player in league history to reach 20 career at-bats!
Mark LeBlanc- see firsts below!
Mercedes Lee- see firsts below!
Uriel Mendoza Ulloa – see firsts below!
Beth Austerberry – see firsts below!

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FIRSTS

Field of Dreamers has now welcomed 207 players to the plate over the course of our history – the following players represent our newest additions:

Garrison Creek – Yasmeen Peer (first career double)

Humber River – Paula John (first career at-bat, hit, double, run batted in)

Subs – Mark LeBlanc, Uriel Mendoza Ulloa, Beth Austerberry, Mercedes Lee – First Career At-Bats!

Weeks 3 and 4 Round Up

GARRISON CREEK GAMMA RAYS STUNNED (0-1-0)

The Gamma Rays played only one of the two weeks, sitting out to recharge in Week 4, but in their only game during the round up, they played an exhilarating back-and-forth matchup against the [Moulin] Rouge River Riff Raff! The Riff Raff stunned the Gamma Rays dropping the greens by a score of 15-14. However, there were some notable highlights from Gamma Ray players including Kirsten Dick and Andy Smith who both clubbed home runs and contributions from rookies Gab Laurence, Ruthie Titus, Soren D’Alimonte, and Chris Yates. Samira Banihashemi and Jo Jefferson debuted on the season – and Nat Saavedra, Lainie Basman, Victoria Barnett, and LJ Robinson were electric in the field.

CREDIT RIVER COSMONAUTS LIFT OFF (1-0-0)

The Cosmonauts were the other team to have an off week during this round up, spending some time on the International Space Station during Week 3. But in Week 4 they orbited the Humber River Hype in a sky-high affair. Led by stellar defence and hits that landed in all corners of the galaxy, Credit River burst out to a 17-5 lead before crash landing in the 4th inning when faced with a 9 run rally by the Hype. But the Cosmonauts, like Sandra Bullock in the 2013 hit Gravity, hung on for dear life, and came away with an 18-14 victory. Special mention to Annelies Cooper who played excellent defence at first base in the last inning, to rookies Seb Higgins and Kat Kleine who circled the bases at warp speed, to veteran Darren Puscas who made his 2022 Credit River debut, and to Jenny Chan who once again sported their famous double zero “00” jersey!

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Opening Week(s) 2022 – May 8/15 2022

TWO EXPLOSIVE WEEKENDS, ONE UNDER THE BLOOD MOON ECLIPSE

The weather was perfect for the opening two weeks of the fifth 2022 Field of Dreamers season! In celebration of the fifth season, Jim from Logo Magik, our jersey supplier, added some touches and flourishes to our jerseys including gold numbers on the back, team names, and a 2022 commemorative logo on the front.

In the opening game of Week 1, both the Credit River Cosmonauts and the Don River Goin’ Goin’ Dons! hoped to defy gravity. While in the evening matchup, the Garrison Creek Gamma Rays hoped to shoot lazers all over the field as the Humber River squad searched for their true identity!

In Week 2, the Credit River Cosmonauts welcomed the defending champion Moulin Rouge River Riff Raff to the international space station we call SkyDome to bring them into the 2022 season, while the evening matchup pitted the Don River Goin’ Goin’ Dons! against the green goblin Garrison Creek Gamma Rays!

If you wanna know the results…

READ MORE TO FIND OUT!

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2022 Sub Registration & Draft Day

Thank you everyone for your interest in the 2022 season! Our registration filled up more quickly than we’ve ever experienced! We’re excited to launch the new season and can’t wait to have you join for our draft day!

Draft day

Draft day is a live event where we sort our teams into the five “houses” or teams of the league, each named after a watershed in the Toronto area.

This year’s draft day takes place on April 11 at 7PM ET. We’ll release more information as the day approaches.

Substitute players

This year’s registration filled up more quickly than we’ve ever experience in our league history! We want to thank everyone for your interest and enthusiasm! After this year’s registration, we’ll be reflecting on ways to make our registration process more transparent.

If you want to play but missed registration or simply want a lighter commitment, you can join our substitute players list. Learn more about subbing for the Field of Dreamers and fill out the form here.

2022 Season Registration

Are you ready dreamers? It’s our fifth season of softball as Field of Dreamers and we’re so excited to celebrate this monumental milestone with you.

Right now, the coordinating committee is processing registrations (with advance registration for last year’s players), reflecting on last year’s COVID-19 protocols and other league rules, getting the site ready for a new season, and preparing for draft day!

Registration is now open for new players! We have 19 new roster sports available in 2022! If you can’t make the full season commitment, we highly recommend you add your name to the subs list. We always need subs!

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