Sports Wall of Fame

Stamford Centre Firemen's Association Bantam Baseball Team 1980

Stamford Centre Firemen's Association Bantam Baseball Team 1980
SCVFA Bantam Baseball Team 1980


The summer of 1980 marked a very successful season for the SCVFA Bantam Baseball Team. Under the leadership of coaches Paul Campigotto and Barry Noble, the Bantam squad of twelve boys ages fourteen and fifteen, were able to complete the Niagara District regular season play in first place, with a record of 21 wins and 3 losses.
The teams tournament play was also a mark of their success that season. In the 5th Annual McDonald's Earlybird Baseball Tournament, the team advanced to the finals through remarkable teamwork and determination by defeating teams from Kitchener, Oakville, Burlington, and Stoney Creek. After dominating the final game for six innings, a couple of errors led to their defeat by Welland in a 5-3 finish. The teams performance at a tournament in Burlington that season also highlighted their abilities on the field. The boys pulled out impressive victories over Huron Park, Streetsville, Sudbury, and Stoney Creek on their way to the finals, where they lost to Amherst. Returning to league play in the Niagara District, the boys were able to bring it all together for a remarkable finish to an outstanding season. They defeated St. Catharines three games to none in the Niagara District playoffs to earn a berth in the Ontario Finals. During the Ontario Finals the team continued their spectacular play and defeated Barrie two games straight to advance to the finals. In the final series against Chatham, tied at one game each, the SCVFA Bantam Baseball Team won the third and deciding game by a score of 1-0 in extra innings, to capture the Ontario Baseball Association Provincial Championship.
This team was a great credit to the GNBA, who always carried themselves with class and represented the City of Niagara Falls well. Their title of Ontario Champions is truly a great accomplishment. 
 

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Title 11th annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - SCVFA Bantam Baseball Team 1980
Creator  Simon, Pat
Notes  Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association ;Members include (in no particular order) Bat Boy Troy Lebrasseur,Rob Jolley, Dean Mazzone, Darren Shannon, Gregg Denington, Sal Manella, Doug Chipman ; Barry Noble Assistant Coach, Jeff Mazzone, Dave Burns, Randy Lebrasseur, Bob Jolley Manager, Dave Kerr, Mike Jarrett, Kyle Hart, Paul Campigotto Coach ;
Date  January 16, 2000.
 
 
SCVFA Bantam Baseball Team 1980 - Scan from booklet  SCVFA Bantam Baseball Team 1980 - Scan from booklet
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - SCVFA Bantam Baseball Team 1980 1971-1990 era
Description  Scan from metal photograph ; Induction January 2000 ;
Notes  Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association ;Bat Boy Troy Lebrasseur ; Front Row: Rob Jolley, Dean Mazzone, Darren Shannon, Gregg Denington, Sal Manella, Doug Chipman ; Back Row: Barry Noble Assistant Coach, Jeff Mazzone, Dave Burns, Randy Lebrasseur, Bob Jolley Manager, Dave Kerr, Mike Jarrett, Kyle Hart, Paul Campigotto Coach ;
Date  2000.
 
 
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Title Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen Bantam Baseball Team 1980
Notes  Scan from an original photograph in the personal collection of Paul Campigotto ; Bat Boy Troy Lebrasseur ; Front Row: Rob Jolley, Dean Mazzone, Darren Shannon, Gregg Denington, Sal Manella, Doug Chipman ; Back Row: Barry Noble Assistant Coach, Jeff Mazzone, Dave Burns, Randy Lebrasseur, Bob Jolley Manager, Dave Kerr, Mike Jarrett, Kyle Hart, Paul Campigotto Coach ;
Date  1980.
 
 
 
 

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Team Member  Burns, Dave 
Team Member  Chipman, Doug 
Team Member  Denington, Gregg 
Team Member  Hart, Kyle 
Team Member  Jarrett, Mike 
Team Member  Jolley, Rob 
Team Member  Kerr, Dave 
Team Member  Lebrasseur, Randy 
Team Member  Manella, Sal 
Team Member  Mazzone, Dean 
Team Member  Mazzone, Jeff 
Team Member  Shannon, Darren 
Team Coach  Campigotto, Paul 
Team Assistant Coach  Noble, Barry 
Team Manager  Jolley, Bob 
(Other)  Lebrasseur, Troy 
 
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