Team members:
Larry Dewis (Field Manager), Garth Asham (Assistant Coach), Dick Laframboise (General Manager),
Jean Spiller (Secretary/Treasurer), Jim Price (Team Doctor)
Scott Dewis, Darren Frank, Darryl Henry, Allen Martin, 
Rick McKay, Dean Moxham, Ferdi Nelissen, Brian Pallister, 
Garry Palmer, Stan Radomski, Harvey Sanderson, Jeff Sing, Gary Single, Blake Spiller

In the winter of 1986, Brian Pallister and Larry Dewis founded the Portage Diamonds, a competitive fastball team playing in the Winnipeg Senior Men's Fastball League (WSMFL).  It was one great year.  The Diamonds finished league play in 1st place, defeated the Winnipeg Internationals for the WSMFL championship and went on to the Canadian Nationals in Prince Edward Island.  There, after two, one-run game wins against St. Foy. Quebec, they qualified for the 8 team playoff.   This was a dream come true. They did lose their 1st playoff game against Nova Scotia 1-0, but had their runner not been called out on a close play at home in the top of the 7th, they could very well have advanced.   These successes exceeded their wildest dreams. 

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