#Parana2012 Aussie Colts beat Venezuela in a tight affair

November 7, 2012

Parana, ARG


Aussie Colts beat Venezuela in a tight affair

7 November 2012


The Aussie Colts remain undefeated at the ISF IX Junior Men’s World Championships after beating Venezuela today 2-0. The Aussie Colts move to 5 wins and no losses to be top of Pool A alongside the USA.


After a thrilling win over New Zealand Junior Black Sox yesterday in extra innings, the Aussie Colts were a little slow to start the game. It was not until the 5th innings until the Aussie Colts scored their first run of the game. Nick O’Shea continues to show great form with the bat, hitting a towering home run to get the first run of the game. 


Great team hitting in the 7th innings gave the Aussie Colts their second run of the game. Kieran O’Leary showed great speed, beating out the single in the infield. He then stole second and Captain, Sam Kassianou, scored O’Leary with a hit to centrefield.


Marshall Kronk continues to be one of the most dominant pitchers of the tournament. The Venezuelan team got 5 hits against Kronk, however it was the 14 strikeouts that proved the difference between the teams.


This sets up an another huge match for the Aussie Colts tomorrow. After a surprise win by the USA over NZ today, the USA boys are showing some great form and will provide some tough opposition for the Aussie Colts tomorrow. The winner of this match will take the top seed in Pool A and position themselves well for the finals series.


For other results today:


Pool A

  • Canada 7 d British Virgin Islands 0
  • Japan 8 d Czech Republic 0
  • Mexico 14 d Croatia 0


Pool B

  • USA 5 d NZ 4
  • India 10 d Singapore 0
  • Australia 2 d Venezuela 0
  • Argentina 13 d Mexico 12


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Image Nick O'Shea
Courtesy Donkin Gook Photography