Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Springwater Sports Heritage

1977 Elmvale Merchants Men’s Fastball Championship Team

In 1977 on a cold and wet Thanksgiving weekend, this team Elmvale became the first and only men’s team to win an Ontario Amateur Softball Championship. They traveled to Hearst, Ontario to play the Northern Ontario Champs and won the best-of-three championship 2 games to 1.

Front: Doug McMann, Carl Edwards, Garry Turner, Lou Belcourt, Paul Marley, Keith Williams Middle: John Brown, Danny Rowat, Bill Williams, Doug Barnes, Ken Archer, Brian Handy, Chuck Jordan, Paul Rowat (Coach), Back: Mike Townes, Don Ritchie, Lou Turner, Bill McClung, Don Fleming, Den Turner.1977 Elmvale Merchants Men’s Fastball Championship Team