By Fred Wallace
Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".
Just like that, the local fastball season for men & for ladies commences in earnest in the region.
Tonight at Duncan McLellan Park in Owen Sound, the first doubleheader of the OSMFL season begins.
At 7, the Rams meet the Jets and then at 8:30, the Allenford Astros face the Shallow Lake Midgets.
Along with those 4 squads, the Shallow Lake Bantams, Chatsworth Yellow Jackets, Tara Titans and Harold Sutherland Construction comprise the 8 team loop.
League play starts tonight and runs through the end of July followed by the month long double knockout playoff tournament.
Meanwhile, tomorrow night at Desboro, the 2019 Grey Bruce Ladies Fastball League opens with a pair of games.
The Bulldogs and Royals meet in an all Desboro matchup at 7, followed by the Meaford Ladies facing Nawash at 8:30 pm.
The other league members are the Bad News Bears, Tara, the Allenford Gators and the Port Elgin Diamond Devils.
The Grey Bruce Ladies league runs from tomorrow's scheduled opener through July 25th and they too generally follow with a league wide double knockout month long playoff tournament format that sneaks up towards Labour Day Weekend.
On two fronts, and many more in the region, fastball season has arrived in Owen Sound and in Grey-Bruce.
I'm Fred Wallace