General Information

The First Friends Church (FFC) Men’s Softball League is designed to provide quality competition in a friendly fashion for men age 15 and up based on FFC’s values. The League begins in April and ends in early August.  It is open to men in the Stark county area and is split into two divisions by experience.  This is a Bring Your Own Team League, individuals are encouraged to contact the Sports Office at sports@firstfriends.org before registering, to see if there is space available on teams.   Teams will play a weekly doubleheader (Tues. – Upper league; Wed – Lower league) starting at 6:15pm. There will be a short devotional time where we share biblical principles with the players and encourage them to pursue a life with Christ every week. Home Team is responsible for devotions.

Location: First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44714

 

 

Requirements for Participants:

  • League is for men ages 15 and older.
  • Commitment to playing 80% of all games.
  • The teams will be formed through the draft process and bring your own team.
  • Completed registration form and payment submitted prior to 1st game
  • Two Divisions based on skill level
  • If registering as a team, register online individually and indicate the coach’s name.

 

Dates:  April 20 – July 31, 2021

 

Fee:  $65.00 Individual Registration Fee, includes jersey. Teams consist of a minimum of a 12 man roster, maximum 15 players.  $15 fee for each extra jersey.

Refund Policy:  $5.00 fee retained if refund requested.  No refund will be given to any player who withdraws on or after the first week of games. An exception may be granted at the discretion of the staff due to medical reasons only. Further, no refund will be given to any player removed from the league during the course of the season for disciplinary reasons.

 

Registration Information:  Registrations will be available online with debit/credit card payment Feb 22, 2021.   If on a team, register online as an individual with debit/credit card and indicate on the form who your team coach is.    If you are an individual without a team, please email sports@firstfriends.org to see if there is a team you can play on, before you register online.    Registrations will be accepted until 4/28/21, or league fills up, whichever occurs first.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT REGISTRATION FORM  Click on “Register Now” button above to register online with debit/credit card.

 

Click on the link below to complete the Return to Play Waiver.
ADULT: https://firstfriends.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/64/responses/new

 

Skill Assessment Date & Time  CANCELLED as of 4/20/21.  

This is only for individuals who have been told by Sports Office there is space available on teams and are not already on a team:  Please wear a shirt with number or name on back, if possible.

 

Practice Week:  April 27 and 28, 2021 at 6:15pm and 7:15pm

 

First Games:  May 4 and May 5, 2021 at 6:15pm All games are double headers.

 

Make up games TBA, check with coach.

 

 

Gender Policy Statement: (Oct 12, 2017)  Please note that when we list ‘boy’s/men’s’ or ‘girl’s/women’s’ we are referring to the birth gender of the participant. For all of our leagues, classes, unless they are designated as Coed, it is our policy that players participate within the gender designation that complies with the previous statement. We want to thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

 

Weather Cancellation Policy:  Evening activities will be re-evaluated by staff and decisions for cancellation will be made and posted on website one hour prior to start of activity.

 

Questions?  Call 330.966.6868 or email sports@firstfriends.org.

 

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Team Rosters

David

Coaches

  BILL HEADE

Players

  BRYAN ADAMS
  DWAINE BEADNELL
  KYLE BRANNAN
  CURTIS CARILLO
  JOSHUA GOFF
  NICK GREGORY
  MIKE HEADE
  COLE LAUTZENHEISER
  JOSEPH MORGAN
  KEITH MYERS
  NICK MYERS
  DAN RAY
  JARED SCHWENINGER
  RHETT SHORT

Paul

Coaches

  BRIAN BURCH

Players

  ALEX BRAHAM
  NICK BROTHERS
  STEVE BURCHETT
  JAMES DUFFIE
  TOBIAH DUFFIE
  ISAAC DUFFIE
  NICK FOSTER
  ADAM KUEHNERT
  JOSEPH MORGAN
  DAVID NEITZELT
  WAYNE OBRIEN
  DAVID RININGER

Luke

Coaches

  JACOB SPECK

Players

  BENJAMIN CRAWFORD
  JOHNPAUL DIMARZIO
  JEFF FUCHS
  ANTHONY GOFFUS
  CHRISTIAN HARWOOD
  JASON HEROLD
  ANDREW HUSSAR
  MICHAEL MCCAHAN
  NICHOLAS RAY
  STEVEN WHEELER
  BENJAMIN WHEELER

Peter

Coaches

  BRENDEN SHILLING

Players

  BILLY ANDERSON
  DUSTAN BYLER
  CURTIS CARILLO
  JOSHUA GOFF
  NATE GOFF
  BRIAN HAIDET
  AARON KRITES
  WILLIAM NOBLE
  TIM RUBY
  JERRY RUSSELL
  BRIAN WHITMER

John

Coaches

  KEVIN THOMAS

Players

  AUSTIN CAMPBELL
  JASON HERMAN
  SHANE HETHERINGTON
  JOE HOFFMAN
  JEFF LEIST
  ERIC LUND
  MICHAEL MAITERT
  BRADY MCBRIDE
  GEORGE NASTOFF
  JOE PUDDER
  DAVID STEINBACH
  JD TIMBROOK
  NATHAN YANTZER

James

Coaches

  THOMAS SHAUB

Players

  JOSEPH DENDINGER
  JORDAN ENGLISH
  CHAD FLEMING
  NICK FORCHIONE
  JUSTIN FRYE
  CHRIS HOLBEN
  THOMAS MARTINEZ
  PATRICK PYETT
  ERIK SPINELLI
  ZACH STAUFFER
  ALEX STEINMETZ

Mark

Coaches

  TANNER ANDERSON

Players

  NOAH ANDERSON
  JUSTIN DENNEWITZ
  ALEX DENT
  CHRIS DINE
  JORDAN ELLIOTT
  ANTHONY FERRELL
  BOB HASSEMAN
  ALEXANDER LASH
  BEN MCDONALD
  BRYCE POOLE
  NATHAN STAREK
  LOGAN VALENTINE
  AARON VALENTINE
  BRANDON WHITE

Samson

Coaches

  ZACK MCCOY

Players

  MATTHEW ALLER
  ADAM DADICH
  KADEN DAVIS
  JAMES HEATON
  CHASE KNOCH
  AARON MCCOY
  ADAM MODENA
  MICHAEL NAGY
  TYLER NELSON
  TJ NOVEMBER
  ADAM WATERHOUSE

Jephthah

Coaches

  WILLIAM GARDINER

Players

  BRYAN ALMESTICA
  WILLIAM BRADLEY
  BRIAN BURCH
  ZACKERY DOUGLAS
  ISAAC DUFFIE
  ALEX HARBAUGH
  KEVIN MAROUN
  CHASE SIMMS
  ANIBAL R. VEGA

Gideon

Coaches

  JONATHAN YODER

Players

  ADAM JARRETT
  CALEB MANLEY
  SETH MANLEY
  TRAN PETERMAN
  ANTHONY SASSER
  JOSH SAYRE
  AUSTIN YODER
  LARRY YODER
  MARK YODER
  DARREL YODER
  BRIAN YODER
  ELIJAH YODER
  LOGAN YODER

Barak

Coaches

  MIKE WIDUCK

Players

  MATT CARMANY
  ANDY COOK
  TYLER GAMBLE
  BENJAMIN JACKSON
  JAMES JENKINS
  CORY KUMPF
  STEVEN LAWRENCE
  JUSTIN LAWRENCE
  MASON MADENFORT
  ANDREW MCNULTY
  JOSH WILLIAMS
  BRAD YURKOVICH

Samuel

Coaches

  NICK SUNDHEIMER

Players

  JUSTIN BERGENER
  DYLAN BOLYARD
  AARON FORDYCE
  DEREK (AUSTIN) MATHESON
  ANDREW PATESEL
  DANIEL PATESEL
  JOSH PATESEL
  KYLE PRITT
  PHIL SHREVE
  JEREMY SMITH
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Printable Schedule/Rosters

When available:

Please click on link to download, view, and print Team Rosters

Please click on link to download, view, Old Testament Playoff Schedule

Please click on link to download, view, New Testament Playoff Schedule

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Coaches Resources

Contact Ryan Barnett: rybarnett@firstfriends.org

Zoom Meeting March 16

Click on the links below to download a printable copy of the listed document(s):

2021 Coaches Meeting Agenda (coming soon)

Men’s Softball Rulebook (Click Here)

ASA Approved Bats Document

ASA Illegal Bats with certification Sticker

Approved Equipment Website

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Devotionals

We are so glad you are a part of one of our leagues here at First Friends Sports.  We pray that you are having a great week so far. If not, please feel free to share with us any prayer request on needs.  Below you will find a link to this week’s devotional.
WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL (available during active league)
If you have any prayer requests or would like to have a deeper discussion about this topic, please feel free to contact Dan (dkamwesa@firstfriends.org) or Ryan (rybarnett@firstfriends.org).

Old Testament

Standings

David
14 - 4 - 0
Samson
13 - 7 - 0
Samuel
12 - 5 - 0
Barak
10 - 7 - 0
Jephthah
4 - 13 - 0
Gideon
0 - 17 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score
Gideon Jephthah 5/11/21 11 12
Samson Barak 5/11/21 17 22
David Samuel 5/11/21 19 13
Samuel David 5/11/21 17 7
Barak Samson 5/11/21 17 16
Jephthah Gideon 5/11/21 25 10
Barak David 5/18/21 4 16
Samuel Gideon 5/18/21 25 4
Jephthah Samson 5/18/21 8 18
Samson Jephthah 5/18/21 12 3
Gideon Samuel 5/18/21 2 15
David Barak 5/18/21 16 1
Jephthah Barak 5/25/21 2 12
David Gideon 5/25/21 18 6
Samson Samuel 5/25/21 11 12
Samuel Samson 5/25/21 16 11
Gideon David 5/25/21 0 20
Barak Jephthah 5/25/21 11 1
Samuel Barak 6/1/21 9 2
Jephthah David 6/1/21 6 18
Gideon Samson 6/1/21 2 21
Samson Gideon 6/1/21 21 9
David Jephthah 6/1/21 17 6
Barak Samuel 6/1/21 3 11
Samuel David 6/8/21 16 18
Jephthah Gideon 6/8/21 11 9
Barak Samson 6/8/21 11 9
Samson Barak 6/8/21 11 9
Gideon Jephthah 6/8/21 3 4
David Samuel 6/8/21 3 13
Gideon David 6/15/21 6 18
Samuel Samson 6/15/21 6 17
Barak Jephthah 6/15/21 18 4
Jephthah Barak 6/15/21 12 16
Samson Samuel 6/15/21 16 11
David Gideon 6/15/21 16 9
Samuel Jephthah 6/22/21 13 3
Samson David 6/22/21 22 6
Gideon Barak 6/22/21 6 20
Barak Gideon 6/22/21 25 8
David Samson 6/22/21 18 24
Jephthah Samuel 6/22/21 6 16
Gideon Samuel 7/6/21 2 12
David Barak 7/6/21 11 10
Samson Jephthah 7/6/21 20 17
Samuel Gideon 7/6/21 18 2
Jephthah Samson 7/6/21 1 11
Barak David 7/6/21 5 9
Jephthah David 7/13/21
Barak Samuel 7/13/21
Samson Gideon 7/13/21
Samuel Barak 7/13/21
Gideon Samson 7/13/21
David Jephthah 7/13/21
David Samson 7/15/21 17 7
Samson David 7/15/21 10 12
Barak Gideon 7/17/21
Gideon Barak 7/17/21
Gideon Samson 7/20/21 2 15
Jephthah Barak 7/20/21 0 9
Barak David 7/20/21 12 0
Samuel Samson 7/20/21 11 13
7/27/21
7/27/21
7/27/21
7/27/21
7/31/21
7/31/21
7/31/21

Team Rosters

David

Coaches

  BILL HEADE

Players

  BRYAN ADAMS
  DWAINE BEADNELL
  KYLE BRANNAN
  CURTIS CARILLO
  JOSHUA GOFF
  NICK GREGORY
  MIKE HEADE
  COLE LAUTZENHEISER
  JOSEPH MORGAN
  KEITH MYERS
  NICK MYERS
  DAN RAY
  JARED SCHWENINGER
  RHETT SHORT

Samson

Coaches

  ZACK MCCOY

Players

  MATTHEW ALLER
  ADAM DADICH
  KADEN DAVIS
  JAMES HEATON
  CHASE KNOCH
  AARON MCCOY
  ADAM MODENA
  MICHAEL NAGY
  TYLER NELSON
  TJ NOVEMBER
  ADAM WATERHOUSE

Jephthah

Coaches

  WILLIAM GARDINER

Players

  BRYAN ALMESTICA
  WILLIAM BRADLEY
  BRIAN BURCH
  ZACKERY DOUGLAS
  ISAAC DUFFIE
  ALEX HARBAUGH
  KEVIN MAROUN
  CHASE SIMMS
  ANIBAL R. VEGA

Gideon

Coaches

  JONATHAN YODER

Players

  ADAM JARRETT
  SETH MANLEY
  CALEB MANLEY
  TRAN PETERMAN
  ANTHONY SASSER
  JOSH SAYRE
  BRIAN YODER
  ELIJAH YODER
  DARREL YODER
  AUSTIN YODER
  MARK YODER
  LARRY YODER
  LOGAN YODER

Barak

Coaches

  MIKE WIDUCK

Players

  MATT CARMANY
  ANDY COOK
  TYLER GAMBLE
  BENJAMIN JACKSON
  JAMES JENKINS
  CORY KUMPF
  JUSTIN LAWRENCE
  STEVEN LAWRENCE
  MASON MADENFORT
  ANDREW MCNULTY
  JOSH WILLIAMS
  BRAD YURKOVICH

Samuel

Coaches

  NICK SUNDHEIMER

Players

  JUSTIN BERGENER
  DYLAN BOLYARD
  AARON FORDYCE
  DEREK (AUSTIN) MATHESON
  ANDREW PATESEL
  DANIEL PATESEL
  JOSH PATESEL
  KYLE PRITT
  PHIL SHREVE
  JEREMY SMITH

Contact Us

5455 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714
330-966-6868
sports@firstfriends.org

A ministry of  First Friends Church

© 2021

New Testament

Standings

Paul
17 - 4 - 0
James
12 - 8 - 0
Mark
12 - 8 - 0
Luke
10 - 12 - 0
Peter
10 - 11 - 0
John
1 - 19 - 0

Past Games

Away Team Home Team Game Date Away Score Home Score
Luke James 5/12/21 13 14
Paul Mark 5/12/21 14 3
John Peter 5/12/21 4 19
Peter John 5/12/21 31 8
James Luke 5/12/21 22 15
Mark Paul 5/12/21 5 6
Mark John 5/19/21 7 8
James Paul 5/19/21 4 6
Peter Luke 5/19/21 16 5
Paul James 5/19/21 11 8
John Mark 5/19/21 0 16
Luke Peter 5/19/21 1 12
Peter James 5/26/21 6 22
Paul John 5/26/21 13 3
Luke Mark 5/26/21 11 16
James Peter 5/26/21 13 12
Mark Luke 5/26/21 8 14
John Paul 5/26/21 1 13
Peter Paul 6/2/21 6 8
John Luke 6/2/21 11 15
Mark James 6/2/21 16 15
James Mark 6/2/21 6 9
Paul Peter 6/2/21 8 4
Luke John 6/2/21 16 11
Mark Paul 6/9/21 15 10
James Luke 6/9/21 0 7
Peter John 6/9/21 13 8
Luke James 6/9/21 17 9
John Peter 6/9/21 4 13
Paul Mark 6/9/21 13 3
John Paul 6/16/21 1 14
Mark Luke 6/16/21 14 4
James Peter 6/16/21 21 15
Paul John 6/16/21 16 12
Luke Mark 6/16/21 12 20
Peter James 6/16/21 6 15
Mark Peter 6/23/21 9 14
Luke Paul 6/23/21 13 18
John James 6/23/21 1 16
Paul Luke 6/23/21 7 9
Peter Mark 6/23/21 8 9
James John 6/23/21 14 4
John Mark 7/7/21 3 12
Paul James 7/7/21 8 4
Luke Peter 7/7/21 6 8
Peter Mark 7/14/21 4 12
James John 7/14/21 14 1
Paul Luke 7/14/21 17 7
Luke Paul 7/14/21 10 6
Mark Peter 7/14/21 6 16
John James 7/14/21 4 18
Luke John 7/15/21 30 5
John Luke 7/15/21 1 19
James Mark 7/17/21
Paul Peter 7/17/21 13 19
Peter Paul 7/17/21 15 16
Mark James 7/17/21
James Paul 7/17/21
Peter Luke 7/17/21
Luke Peter 7/21/21 19 18
John James 7/21/21 1 22
Mark James 7/21/21 10 20
Luke Paul 7/21/21 14 17
James Paul 7/28/21 4 14
Luke Mark 7/28/21 21 24
Peter Mark 7/28/21 4 10
7/31/21
7/31/21
7/31/21
7/31/21

Team Rosters

Paul

Coaches

  BRIAN BURCH

Players

  ALEX BRAHAM
  NICK BROTHERS
  STEVE BURCHETT
  TOBIAH DUFFIE
  ISAAC DUFFIE
  JAMES DUFFIE
  NICK FOSTER
  ADAM KUEHNERT
  JOSEPH MORGAN
  DAVID NEITZELT
  WAYNE OBRIEN
  DAVID RININGER

Luke

Coaches

  JACOB SPECK

Players

  BENJAMIN CRAWFORD
  JOHNPAUL DIMARZIO
  JEFF FUCHS
  ANTHONY GOFFUS
  CHRISTIAN HARWOOD
  JASON HEROLD
  ANDREW HUSSAR
  MICHAEL MCCAHAN
  NICHOLAS RAY
  BENJAMIN WHEELER
  STEVEN WHEELER

Peter

Coaches

  BRENDEN SHILLING

Players

  BILLY ANDERSON
  DUSTAN BYLER
  CURTIS CARILLO
  JOSHUA GOFF
  NATE GOFF
  BRIAN HAIDET
  AARON KRITES
  WILLIAM NOBLE
  TIM RUBY
  JERRY RUSSELL
  BRIAN WHITMER

John

Coaches

  KEVIN THOMAS

Players

  AUSTIN CAMPBELL
  JASON HERMAN
  SHANE HETHERINGTON
  JOE HOFFMAN
  JEFF LEIST
  ERIC LUND
  MICHAEL MAITERT
  BRADY MCBRIDE
  GEORGE NASTOFF
  JOE PUDDER
  DAVID STEINBACH
  JD TIMBROOK
  NATHAN YANTZER

James

Coaches

  THOMAS SHAUB

Players

  JOSEPH DENDINGER
  JORDAN ENGLISH
  CHAD FLEMING
  NICK FORCHIONE
  JUSTIN FRYE
  CHRIS HOLBEN
  THOMAS MARTINEZ
  PATRICK PYETT
  ERIK SPINELLI
  ZACH STAUFFER
  ALEX STEINMETZ

Mark

Coaches

  TANNER ANDERSON

Players

  NOAH ANDERSON
  JUSTIN DENNEWITZ
  ALEX DENT
  CHRIS DINE
  JORDAN ELLIOTT
  ANTHONY FERRELL
  BOB HASSEMAN
  ALEXANDER LASH
  BEN MCDONALD
  BRYCE POOLE
  NATHAN STAREK
  AARON VALENTINE
  LOGAN VALENTINE
  BRANDON WHITE