#Parana2012 - Aussie Colts send warning to the world finishing undefeated in ISF Junior Men World Championships

November 8, 2012

Parana, ARG


The Aussie Colts today were polished as they took care of USA in the final round game of the ISF IX Junior Men’s World’s Championships in Parana, Argentina 12 runs to 1.  In what should have been a tight affair against the two undefeated teams in Pool A, turned out to be a warning by the Aussie Colts that they are the most dominant team in history of this age group.  While the class of 2012 is a new group of talented players, this team carries the Aussie Colt tradition, one that is a force to be reckoned with.

The Aussie Colts were all class today against the USA, a team that had Head Coach, Gary Butler, weary of after their surprise defeat of New Zealand a couple of days earlier.  Butler continues to work hard with his team’s discipline and mental approach and today was no exception. 

In the top of the 3rd innings, lead off hitter Sam Kassianou picked a walk and was advanced to 3rd base with a double to leftfield by Liam O’Leary.  Sam Kassianou scored on an infield hit by Aaron Whitefield and a single to Nathan Dickinson scored Liam O’Leary and gave the Colts a two run lead.  Ryan Sinclair and Josh Wagner both scored in the 4th innings to extend the lead.  It was however Kayne Kajan leading off in the 5th innings with a huge solo home run, that was one of the highlights of the game.

The Aussie Colts ability to put pressure on the USA pitcher and catcher, combined with great team hitting and huge contributions from the bench was eventually the difference between the two teams.  The game was already looking good for the Aussie Colts, but a outstanding 6 run 7th innings sealed the victory for the Australians. 

Aussie Colts Pitcher, Nathan Dickinson had a complete game for the Aussie Colts today keeping the USA hitters quiet.  Dickinson, coming off his tough performance against the NZ side, allowed two hits, one run and recording 10 K2’s.   Aussie Colts were tough in the field, shutting down several USA threats with good defence.

Nathan Dickinson not only lead from the mound but also with the bat recording two safe hits from four turns and bat and Liam O’Leary 2 from 3.  Nine Australian hitters picked up hits for their team today, a great overall performance for the Colts.


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The Aussie Colts now move onto the finals series, their first playoff game will be against Japan at 8am (AESDST).

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