OHSWEKEN — On August 5, The International Softball Congress (ISC) was pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Ohsweken Redmen, the 2022 Ontario Challenge Cup will be held in Ohsweken on the weekend of Sept 23-25.
In September of 2021, the Nith River Monsters finished on top of the Challenge Cup Championship with two wins, while the Ohsweken Redmen kept their heads above water in the semi-final.
Last year, the Ohsweken Redmen were the Erie Fastball League champions.
The Redmen went undefeated, including a thrilling 8-7 win over the Fisherville A’s to capture this season’s EFL title. In the final, the Redmen flexed with Dylan Johnson, Joey Doxtator, Earl Hill and Ryan Sault belting out home runs. Mitch Green pitched a complete game to get the win.
The Redmen headed to Cambridge for the Ontario Challenge Cup in hopes of qualifying for the 2022 ISC World Tournament. The Redmen took on the St. Thomas Storm. The Pool B action continued with the Redmen playing the Elmira Expos and Tavistock Merchants. The rest of the EFL consisted of the Selkirk Steelers, Cayuga Rebels. Jarvis J’s. Dunnville Thunder, and Caledonia Royals.
This year they will return on home soil.
“Teams interested in competing in the OCC – for a berth in the 2023 ISC World Tournament in Denmark, WI at the famed Circle Tap Bar – should contact Blair Setford or Joe Todd for more info. The OCC is open to all current or original league teams,” reads the ISC Facebook page.