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ISF's Day 5 - Game 39 -Canada at Venezuela

July 21, 2009

Saskatoon, SK


Game 39

the 6:30 game should start about 7pm

Umpires for Day 5     Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Canada at Venezuela

Sean Whitten has the ball for Canada

John Garcia has the ball for Venezuela

7:02pm start

T1
Marth Kernighan coaching at 3b tonight, Mark Smith in the dugout door

77, Ryan Wolfe, fly out
51, 2b Keith MacKintosh, fly to cf and out, two down
14, ss, Ian Fehrman, pops to 3b and out
too quick a half inning
no runs on no hits, no errors, no one left on base

B1
Sean Whitten pitching to Sean O'Brien

a good sized crowd filling the stands tonight
1, Herwing Querales, goes down swinging and crowd likes Whitten's performance so far
16, Iran Paez, grounds it right to Tosh on his knee and over to 1b for the out
18, Ronny Machica, swinging hard and out
no runs on no hits, no errors, no one lob
7:15pm


Jody Henigar sitting at home and watching this and sends his regards to the boys. He has been here before.

T2
flags are just waving tonight instead of bening straight out in last nights wind storm, its been a fantastic day
20, Colin Abbott, goes down swinging
9, 1b, Mayson, 3rd strike looking, not pleased
33, rf, Steve Mulalley, goes down swinging
pitcher has looked good so far for Venezuela
7:27pm
no score yet

very quiet crowd so far

B2
24, Joe Vilchez, grounds to 3b,out at 1b
17, John Zambrano, strikes out
8, 2b Jean Melendez, goes down swinging
Whitten has the crowd in his pocket
no runs and no hits, no errors, no one lob
7:32pm
0-0 so far

T3
19, Jeff Ellsworth, - blue out to talk to the pitcher about the Dreaded Illegal Pitch (DIP) - on with the game - single down the 1b side
12, c, Sean O'Brien, sac bunt, out at 1b but gets the job done, Ellsy on 2b
8, Craig Crawford, pop up right on top of my head  and a DIP - Ellsy is on 3b - the tin roof over head is very loud when a ball hits - well steel I hope but its loud - Crawf pops up to ss and out.
77, Ryan Wolfe, - and here comes the manager to talk to his pitcher and the rest of the team on the mound - Wolfe, single, beats it out to first and scores Ellsworth, Can up 1-0
51, MacKintosh, pushes one out to cf and moves Wolfe to 3b
14, Ian Fehrman, smashes one to rf just under the diving 2b, scores the runner and we have men on the corners
20, Colin Abbott, with 2 out, flys to lf and is out. two left on base
2 runs on 4 hits, no errors, 2 lob
2-0 Canada lead
7:45pm

B3
20, Carlos Ojeda, grounds it to ss and Tosh makes a valiant attempt to get it to 1b on time, but he is safe
22, Rafael Flores, and he smashes it out of the yard, over cf fence to tie up the game 2-2
and I see Todd Martin warming up down the 1b line in the Canadian bull pen
3, Elia, fly to rf and out, 1 out
1, cf, Herwing, top of the order, hard swing and out
16, Iran Paez, grounder to 3rd and out
end of that one
2 runs on 2 hits, no errors, no one lob
2-2 tie after 3

T4
9, Derek Mayson, out
33, Steve Mulalley, walks
19, Jeff Ellsworth, with one out, runner on 1st; fly to the side of 3b and out, that is two out
12, c. Sean O'Brien, pop up to 3b - John counts 8 fly ball outs so far - 1 lob
8:05pm

B4
18, Ronny Machica, grounds to P and out
24, dp, Joe Vilchez, caught looking and appears somewhat dissapointed, but the crowd loves it
17, John Z, goes down swinging
no runs on no hits, no errors, no lob
2-2 tie

T5
Crawford out at 1b
77, Wolfe, safe at 1b but nice attempt by the ss
51, Keith MacKintosh, sngles; runners on 1 and 2, 1 out
14, Ian Fehrman, nails it down the 1b side, scores Wolfe, runners safe on 1 and 2
20, Colin Abbott, - some changes coming from Venezuela - new pitcher - 14 out, 15 in to pitch, Erick Urbanejcs (sp?) - and now Mark Smith takes the long slow walk over to see the blue - running at 2b will be Kevin Shellenberg, out of the game for now is MacKintosh - Colin with one out - passed ball and runners are now on 2 and 3 - grounder bounced to pitcher who got it fast to catcher who blocked the plate and got Schellenberg; catcher is injured. they have his left pad off and walking him around. Trainer is out.
Catcher has his gear back on and taking a few warm up catches.
9, Mayson with two out and runners on the corners. grounds it to the ss running in and he is out at 1b
one run on 3 hits, no errors, 2 lob
3-2 for Canada

B5
Martin pitching
first hitter Melendes, single, advanced to 2b on a DIP
20, single up the middle scored the runner and on the throw home he went to 2
22, single up the middle, scored a runner, up 4-3 over Canada
- Martin out of the game
- Ethier in to pitch
8:42pm
Ethier very popular with the crowd. no one out and a runner on 1b and Canada giving up two runs in this inning so far
3, Elia,  foul tip the blue did not hear, now all 4 blue holding a very private meeting - not one of the blue saw or heard it - everyone else did it appears including the press box which is very vocal tonight.
Mark Smith out to question the call - to no avail, the blue saw nothing, heard nothing - not a criticism, just going with the flow - Yes, I heard and saw the foul tip.
- Actually a good blue crew so will be interesting later to find out why they did not call it a foul tip.
3 is finally out
21, in to replace no 1, 21 is Edwin Linares, and O'Brian absolutely nails the runner at 2b who was really moving in his attempted steal.
now a big discussion on the batter, hit or not. he is getting attention from rrainer and 3 coaches but no call yet.
Are we having fun yet?
Linares out of the game, a runner in for him. Guess they did see it him.
16, Iran Paez, strikes out.
8:50pm
2 runs on 3 hits, one lob, no errors
4-3 for Venezuela

This quiet Canadian crowd became much more vocal in B5
Big crowd too.  Concession stands also long lines and the beer tent is full, the outfield stands are packed as well.

Best part of the day, I can see the score board now. Its still light out and cooling down but beautiful evening.

T6
33, Steve Mulalley, wow, he pops one up slow to mid infield, cf comes running in, diving catch, and drops it, Mulalley is safe on 2b and the crowd goes crazy.
19, Jeff Ellsworth, - pitch out but you can't fool Mulalley, he sits tight.  sac bunt moves Mulalley to 3b
12, c, with one out - Sean O'Brien. - Pounds one out to cf and scores Mulalley! OB safe on 1b - Is anyone in NL reading this?
30, Davle Levy, tie game 4-4 - running at 1b is Rob Giesbrecht - wow, another one to deep cf, the fielder kicks it and Giesbrecht scores - Levy on 2b
77, Ryan Wolfe - Mark Smith out of his dugout to make a change - Crawford to run for Levy on 2b - Wolfie, (Holoien is warming up) - nails it to the cf and is out and Crawford legs it over to 3b
6, Schellenberg, grounds to short and is out at 1b but what an inning!  great ovation from this partisan crowd
5-4 now for Canada
9:05pm

B6
18, first batter struck out
24, Joe Vilchez, manager out asking about the hit batter - no one saw that, play on - and he nails it to cf, and runs to 2B! this is a very big man, and he made it and amazed the crowd. A pinch runner in for him while they look for some oxygen.
17, John Z., and a DIP moves the runner and Mark Smith marches quick step over to see the blue at 3b. Kind of a Mark on Mark.
grounds to 1b and diving tag and nails him, out
8, 2b, John Melendez, -- as the fans above us discover just how much noise stomping their feet will make - way too loud! long at bat for John, foul tips; 6 so far; and he goes down swinging - hard! and the crowd goes nuts
Canada lead 5-5
9:16pm

T7
14 Fehrman, to ss and out
20, dp, Colin Abbott, nails one out to left of cf and a super diving catch for the out. Nice ovation on that catch.
9, Mayson, grounds to 2b and out
no runs, no hits, no errors, none lob
9:25pm
5-4 for Canada

B7

Holoien is warming up again
20, Carlos, high fly to lf and out
4, Pinto, caught looking
3, ss, Elis Ugueto, hit batter - actually looked like it bounced of his bat and hit his arm but he is on 1b
1, Herwing, one pitch and changed bats,  and he is out at 1b by the pitcher and a Standing Ovation from this appreciative crowd.

5-4 final

Best Game of the Tournament so far!! - OUTSTANDING GAME!

9:33pm finish

Canada edges Venezuela in ISF Men’s World Championship Thriller

Game Scoring By Inning:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E
Canada
0
0
2
0
1
2
0
5
10
0
Venezuela
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
4
6
1


Winning Pitcher: Trevor Ethier Losing Pitcher: Urbanejas, Erick
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Venezuela
Garcia, John
4.3
3
3
4.85
7
3
1
0
80
49
31
Urbanejas, Erick
2.7
2
2
5.25
3
0
0
0
44
25
19
Canada
Sean Whitten
4.0
2
2
3.50
2
7
0
0
47
37
10
Todd Martin
.0
2
2
N/A
3
0
0
0
11
8
3
Trevor Ethier
3.0
0
0
0.00
1
5
0
2
49
35
14
ERA computed assuming 7 innings per game





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