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ISF's Day 10 - Game C10 - Australia vs New Zeland for the Gold

July 27, 2009

Saskatoon, SK


Championship (Gold) Game C10

expect about a 4:45pm start - my guesstimate

Australia vs New Zealand



Australia won the toss - just got the word from Helen Edwards with the Steelers - they are not moving to 1b side, they are letting the Black Sox keep the 3b side bench.

should have the line up cards yet but hear that:

Folkard has the ball for Australia - Kirkpatrick will play lf - not announced yet so you have the scoop!

I am starting to be able to see my screen again! and the reason, not the glare, someone kicked the power button off and I was on power saver to save the battery. Now back to normal, so any errors are just due to my normal excuses.

And yes, I am still wearing all red and yes I have picked Australia to win this game but its going to be a good one.

Chermai Clews our young pitcher friend from Oz was in to take some pictures before the game.

Umpires for Today

So the official starters are:

Heinie Shannon for New Zealand

New Zealand at Australia

Adam Folkard for Australia

4:45pm  the Haka, a good one - and Australia marched as one, arm in arm to face them - thought the blue were going to do their own haka but not today

T1
4:50pm
21, Makea, walks - steals second - ball almost got away
12, Natha Nukunuku, ss,  grounds one and charging Goolagong gets it to 1b fast for the out, runner now safe on 3b
11, Martin, strikes out
15, Brad Rona, grounds right to 1b and out
no hits, no lob
0-0
4:59pm

Bright and sunny out now.

Bob Harrow walking over now to the 3b side to coach, doing an even better Rod Peterson walk than last week.

B1
Heinie Shannon pitching to twin brother Patrick Shannon - is this a first? a brother pitching to a brother in a championship game? how about twin brother to twin brother?
25,  Mike Tanner - oh oh, already a DIP (Dreaded Illegal Pitch) as Spring in Toronto goes nuts. 1b blue called that one. - strikes out
17, Mike Harrow, pop out
53, Zenon Winters, grounds to 2b for the out
no runs and no hits, no lob, no errors
5:08pm

oye oye oye  good noisy fan support from Oz

T2
22, Hale, fly out to rf
14, Travis Wilson, fly out
1, Patrick Shannon, cracked one, literally, broke the bat, needs a new one - walks
10, Rhys Casley, flys out to lf
oye oye oye make some noise
no runs and no hits, none lob, no errors
5:15pm
now the Black Sox fans chant

B2
7 Nick Shailes, singles down 3b side and bad throw to 1b but stuck on first.
2, Josh Davison, bunt, out at 1b but he did the job, runner on 2b
27, Jeff Goolagong, pop fly out at rf
8, Tyron Bartorillo, wowww, Shailes steals 3b, ball goes wild, Rona goes after it and Nick is home fast - 1-0 game
pitching conference and the blue shows up
Tyron, and now there is a major chat with the blue and Ty chats with his coach.  now 4 blue at home plate - Shannon makes inquiries - wish I knew!
Ty goes down swinging
one run on one hit, one error, none lob
1-0 for AU
5:29pm

T3
17, Daniel Milne, blue folowing some Steelers over to their bench, equipment problems? - out at 1b
21, Thomas Makea, pop fly and rf comes in and gets it
12, Nathan Nukunuku, pop to 3b side, to fence, and out
no lob
5:35pm

B3
Kirkpatrick flys to lf
Jones pop to Hale
Tanner bunt single
Harrow, flare over 2b
runners 1 and 2
Winters fieldrs choice
no runs on two hits
5:43pm

Concession lines a mile long out there, luckily the washroom not quite as bad. the above inning brought to you by none other than John Thompson of Diamond Dirt

T4
11, Jarrod Martin, goes down swinging
15, Brad Rona, out at first from third
22, Donny Hale, hard swing out
no runs on no hits, none lob, no errors
5:50pm

B4
7, Nick Shailes, - bad week for Nathan, boots the ball, runner safe at first
2, Josh Davison, gets to first on a rocket down the right side, runner to 3b, ball goes wild, Josh to 2b. runners on 2 and 3 now - no one out
27, Goolagong, lines one hard to rf, a rocket back in but a full second late as Shailes comes home, runner on 3b, one out
pitching conference
NZ, 33 for 5, Shannon out, Jeremy Manlley in to pitch
5:57pm
Jeremy taking his warm up shots, Cockman will bat next
4, Cockman bounces one over 3b and scores the runner, a single
23, Andrew Kirkpatrick, strikes out
14, Nathan Jones, - runner steals 2b and almost goes beyond as the ball is missed but he holds to a safe spot on 2b; pops to cf and out
tw runs on two hits, one lob, one error
3-0 for Australia leading
6:04pm

GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA!!

T5
14, Travis Wilson, goes down swinging
1, Patrick Shannon, out at 1b
10, Casley, out, not at all happy with the called third strike, tosses his bat, lecture from two blue, home plate and 3b, Eddie comes out.
6:12pm

GOOD MORNING NEW ZEALAND!!

b5
25, Tanner walks
17, Mike Harrow, out
53, Winters, - Tanner steals 2nd -  pops one down the left side to score Tanner, ohhh, Manley backing up the catcher bumps Tanner, keep cool
7, Nick Shailes, called 3rd strike not appreciated by Nick, 2 out
2, Josh Davison, - runner nailed at 2b
changes coming for AU
one run on one hit, no errors, no one lob
4-0 lead for Australia

ALL WORK IN NZ AND AU IS SUSPENDED FOR THE MORNING!

t6
Milne, is out
21, Makea, strikes out
12, Nathan Nukunukku, goes down looking
nothing
4-0 lead for AU
6:29PM

B6
2, Davison,  goes down swinging
Goolagong strikes out
4, Cockman, HOME RUN! and the Steelers come out to welcome him home
42, Wells, strikes out
one run on one hit, no one lob
5-0 lead for Australia
6:37pm

I am getting stomped, its like thunder overhead!


T7
11, Jarrod Martin, goes down swinging
15, Brad Rona, caught looking and the blue gets that special Rona look and a kick of the dirt walking home
22, Donny Hale, there are two out fans - THE LAST OUT

NEW WORLD CHAMPIONS !!

FINAL:  6:41PM



CONGRATULATIONS AUSTRALIA!

Take the rest of the day off and Celebrate!

 

Aussie Steelers Paraded the Flag around the whole park and saluted the fans!  nice touch!

7pm

Introductions of the host and ISF officials.

Line up of the three teams.

Team Canada receives their bronze medals from ISF Vice President Dale McMann

New Zealand receives their silver medal from ISF vice president South America

Australia receives their GOLD medals from Dale McMann and Lisa Down

7:15pm


FINAL STANDINGS AND BRACKET
- Courtesy of my friend Gary Baughman, ISC Statistician

 

Three fantastic teams on the field getting their medals. See most of you boys in Quad Cities for the ISC'S on August 14!

Thanks to the hundreds of fans who sent notes of thanks and encouragement via email and facebook, it was appreciated.



Farewell to our colleagues from Argentina working in the media centre all week, fine gentlemen all!  
Check this site for the news in Spanish: http://www.softballnewsla.com/blog/


 

 Australia Campeón del Mundo. Adam Folkard lanzó juego sin hit ni carrera en la final

 

 


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