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!
[MOULIN] ROUGE RIVER RIFF RAFF GO GITCHY GITCHY YAH-YAH (2-0-0)
The Riff Raff rambled about the diamond looking to see what kind of loot they could take home and boy were they in for a treat. In Week 3, the reds danced their way to a 15-14 victory against the Garrison Creek Gamma Rays and then in Week 4, they performed an encore by holding on to defeat the Goin’ Goin’ Don! by the exact same 15-14 score. With those two one run victories, Moulin Rouge River is getting a reputation for thinly slipping by their opponents, by winning all three of their games this season by 1 run! Some excellent defence by Oskar Eliashevsky, Fianna Dirks, Claudia Vergara, and Ted Steenburgh have spurred the Riff Raff to theatrical heights! A first home run for Kevin Nguyen and the continued excellence of Matt Koscic, Leah Silverman, Molly Fremes, Shannon Dunham, and Claudia Calabro helped to bolster the team – who saw debuts by Stu Schussler and Alie Hermanutz in successive weeks!
DON RIVER GOIN’ GOIN’ DON TO THE INJURY RESERVE LIST! (0-2-0)
The Don River squad saw some big swings in their roster over the round up weeks, but played spirited games despite these set backs. In Week 3, the Goin’ Goin’ Dons! were overcoming with the Hype from Humber River and dropped that game by a stunning 19-9 score. But in Week 4, they played a tense matchup with the Moulin Rouge River Riff Raff who squeaked out a 15-14 victory against the surging Dons (helped by super subs Joseph Bautista and Rees Nam). Don River saw a number of players pull up with slight injuries and they are hoping to take Week 5 off to recuperate. But don’t despair, we saw home run blasts from Gunjan Chopra (in her first ever game!) and Phill Morgan (who is on an early tear!) and the excellent play of Gita Madan at first base, rookie Jason Carmichael, the terrific tandem of TG Wong and Tamara Daley, the speedy Pony (aka Laura Windhorst), the deft hitting Laura Shepherd, the steady hand of Michelle Kidd as captain, the excellent continued play of Krysta Williams and the bursts of speed by Kaela Sanborn-Hum! Don River isn’t goin’ goin’ to be down for long!
BELIEVE THE HUMBER RIVER HYPE! (1-1-0)
Humber River was the only team to experience a little from column a and a little from column b during the wrap up weeks. With a resounding 19-9 victory over Don River in Week 3 they experienced an 18-14 loss to the Cosmonauts in Week 4. The Hype have been led by the master pitching and hitting of Terrance Luscombe, despite a late game injury in Week 4, and have saw Brittany Beaton club a birthday special bases loaded RBI single up the middle scoring on an excellent line drive by Manjeet Bedi! First-year captain Corey Snelgrove constructed a powerful lineup that saw Brianna Greaves, Sarah Weinberger, Syl Aucoin, Nicole Bond, and Logan Bodera all contribute important hits to build the hype! But perhaps no player in Field of Dreamers’ history plays to the hype than Johann Juarez who made his season debut in Week 4 and started it off with a stunning home run to opposite field!
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Field of Dreamers has seen at least 215 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
Craig Fortier – becomes 1st player in league history to reach 120 career doubles!
Annelies Cooper – currently ranks 11th on the all-time list with 195 career hits!
Sebastien Higgins – becomes 93rd player in league history to reach 2 career doubles!
Jenni Klonteig – becomes 88th player in league history to reach 25 career hits (26)!
Devin Clancy – currently tied (with Karl Gardner) for 4th on the all-time list with 212 career hits!
Robyn Letson – becomes 14th player in league history to reach 115 career singles!
Jenny Chan – becomes the all-time leader in career singles with 199!
Rhiannon Cobb – becomes 100th player in league history to reach 19 career hits!
Darren Puscas – becomes 6th player in league history to reach 145 career RBIs!
Jill Aoki – becomes 50th player in league history to reach 95 career at-bats!
Kat Kleine – becomes 150th player in league history to reach 11 career at-bats!
Phill Morgan – becomes 14th player in league history to reach 90 career runs batted in!
Laura Shepherd – becomes 87th player in league history to reach 25 career hits!
TG Wong – currently tied for 68th on all-time list with 18 career runs scored!
Tamara Daley- currently tied for 65th on all-time list with 3 career doubles!
Michelle Kidd- currently tied for 55th on all-time list with 21 career runs batted in!
Laura “Pony” Windhorst – see firsts below!
Gita Madan – becomes 30th player in league history to reach 95 career hits!
Krysta Williams – currently tied for 77th on the all-time list with 28 career hits!
Kaela Sanborn-Hum – see firsts below!
Jason Carmichael – see firsts below!
Gunjan Chopra – becomes 50th player in league history to hit a home run!
Terrance Luscombe – currently tied for 8th on the all time list with 199 career hits!
Nicole Bond- currently tied for 8th on the all time list with 4 career doubles!
Sarah Weinberger – ranks 50th on the all-time list with 47 career singles!
Brittany Beaton – becomes 110th player in league history to reach 14 career hits!
Logan Bodera – becomes 135th player in league history to reach 10 career hits!
Syl Aucoin – becomes 139th player in league history to reach 8 career singles!
Corey Snelgrove – see firsts below!
Brianna Greaves – currently tied for 27th on the all-time list with 82 career singles!
Manjeet Bedi – see firsts below!
Fianna Dirks – becomes the 23rd player in league history to reach 20 career doubles!
Stuart Schussler – becomes the 19th player in league history to reach 200 career at-bats (201)!
Oskar Eliashevsky – becomes 59th player in league history to score 25 career runs!
Leah Silverman – becomes 77th player in league history to reach 50 career at-bats (51)!
Claudia Calabro – becomes 130th player in league history to reach 17 career at-bats!
Shannon Dunham – currently tied for 121st on the all-time list with 12 career hits!
Molly Fremes – becomes the 100th player in league history to reach 17 career singles!
Claudia Vergara – becomes the 145th player in league history to reach 11 career at-bats!
Ted Steenburgh – becomes 76th player in league history with 3 career doubles!
Alie Hermanutz – becomes 47th player in league history to reach 65 career hits!
Matthew Koscic- becomes 32nd player in league history to reach 9 career doubles!
Jo Jefferson – ranks 11th on the all-time list with 261 career at-bats!
Andy Smith – becomes the 8th player in league history to record 8 career triples!
Victoria Barnett – currently tied for 27th on the all-time list with 10 career doubles!
Nat Saavedra – becomes 29th player in league history to record 60 career runs batted in!
Kirsten Dick – becomes 62nd player in league history to hit a triple!
LJ Robinson – ranks 5th on the all-time list with 330 career at-bats!
Yasmeen Peer – becomes 168th player in league history to record 5 career hits!
Lainie Basman – becomes 10th player in league history to record 125 career singles!
Gab Laurence – becomes 154th player in league history to record 7 career hits!
Soren D’Alimonte – becomes 143rd player in league history to score 4 career runs!
Ruthie Titus – becomes 144th player in league history to record 8 career hits!
Chris Yates – currently tied for 114th on the all-time list with 6 career runs batted in!
Yassi Aghazadeh – becomes 107th player in league history to reach 18 career hits!
Joseph Bautista – becomes 17th player in league history to reach 25 career doubles!
Rees Nam – becomes 81st player in league history to reach 15 career runs scored!
Field of Dreamers has now welcomed 207 players to the plate over the course of our history – the following players represent our newest additions:
Don River – Laura Windhorst (first career double) Kaela Sanborn-Hum (first career run scored (2)), Jason Carmichael (first at-bat, hit, double, run scored, run batted in!)
Humber River – Corey Snelgrove (first career at-bat, hit, run, run batted in), Manjeet Bedi (first career at-bat, hit, double, run, run batted in!)
Ted Steenburgh, Claudia Vergara (Rouge River)
Ruthie Titus, Soren D’Alimonte, Gab Laurence, Chris Yates (Garrison Creek)