Godoy hurls Circle Tap Past Hallman Twins In ISC World Tournament

Written by Bob on August 14th, 2018

TYLER DUDLEY an infielder for the USA Men’s National Team drove in the first run in the Circle Tap Dukes, 2-0, victory over the Kitchener Hallman Twins, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Courtesy Photo USA Softball

– Roman Godoy watched wide-eyed as a two-hopper off the bat of Tio Migliavacca bounded into the glove of third baseman Tom Crouch, who then fired a strike to first baseman Blair Ezekiel for the final out.

And with a mixture of joy and relief, Godoy thrust his arms skyward and lept into the arms of his catcher, Leonardo Latasia. For several seconds the Circle Tap Dukes battery mates reveled in their 2-0 victory over the Kitchener Hallman Twins late Tuesday night in a crucial winners bracket game between two of the best men’s fastpitch teams in the world.

The win improves the ISC’s No. 5 ranked Circle Tap of Denmark, Wis. to 3-0 in the 72nd ISC World Tournament, while the No. 4 rated Twins slip to 2-1.

Godoy (3-0) has won all the Dukes games, but he performed his finest against a daunting Twins lineup by mixing a sharp breaking drop with a good change-up and occasional rise ball. In the final tally, he held the hometown Kitchener team to three hits, with eight strikeouts and a walk.

His teammates punched across a run in the first and third innings off Sean Cleary, who pitched well in defeat by scattering six hits with nine strikeouts.

In the first, Circle Tap’s Tyler Dudley (1-for-3) drove in Manuel Godoy (2-for-3) with a single, and in the third, Zane Vanlieshout (1-for-3) laced a clean base hit that plated pinch runner Derrick Umentum with the insurance run.

And that’s all Godoy would need as he shut down the Twins the rest of the way to send Circle Tap into Thursday’s round with defending champions Hill United Chiefs (3-0).

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