Black Sox bounce back against Argentina in ISF World Softball Championship

Written by Bob on March 5th, 2013

ISF Men's World Softball Championships - Day 5
New Zealand Black Sox pitcher Heinie Shannon

BY TONY SMITH / stuff.co.nz

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Hobbling Heinie Shannon was hailed as a hero after pitching the Black Sox to a 2-1 win over Argentina at the World Softball Championships tonight.

Three-time gold medallist Thomas Makea smashed a home run for the Black Sox but it was southpaw Shannon who stole the show as the Black Sox avenged Monday’s defeat to Canada.

“You don’t use the word heroic very often in softball, but I thought that was quite a heroic performance out there by Heinie Shannon,” coach Eddie Kohlhase said. “Unbelievable really…”

Shannon admitted he was in a fair bit of pain from a small tear in his calf.

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