Can any team beat the Hill United Chiefs?

Written by Bob on August 15th, 2015

2015ISCprogramfolkard.1lr Can any team in the 2015 ISC World Tournament beat the Hill United Chiefs and ace pitcher Adam Folkard? The Chiefs are 5-0, slotted in the championship game, with a chance to win their third consecutive ISC World Tournament championship.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Hill United Chiefs of Ontario, Canada won their fifth consecutive game to move into Saturday’s ISC World Tournament championship game by beating the A1 Bombers of New York, 6-0, in Friday’s winners bracket final.

Joel Southam had a huge game, accounting for five runs by belting a grand slam home run and driving in another with an RBI single.

Adam Folkard (5-0) went five innings allowing two hits with 10 strikeouts before handing the ball off to Don Scott, who wrapped it up with a one-hit, two strikeout effort over the last two innings.

So now the Chiefs await in the championship game for the survivor of the losers bracket, where the Toronto Gators, New York Gremlins and A1 Bombers of Massachusetts are battling for the right to wrestle with the Chiefs for the Carrol Forbes Memorial Trophy, awarded to the champion.

But fastpitch fans surely must be debating: Can any team beat these Chiefs? The short answer – not very often.

Hill United, in pursuit of a third consecutive ISC World Tournament championship, has a sparkling 22-1 record since the 2012 world tournament; their last loss, 8-6, to the Jarvis, Ontario, Travelers in the 2012 championship game.

During the Chiefs’ amazing four-year run, pitcher Adam Folkard has won 17 consecutive games. Should he win the championship game, he would add one more to that victory streak.

Late Saturday, Aug. 15, a world tournament champion will be crowned. Can any team beat the Chiefs? We shall see.

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