14th ISF Men’s World Softball Championship

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Folkard and Australia overpower USA in ISF Men’s World Softball Championship

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

folkard Adam Folkard held the United States two one hit in Australia’s 8-0 victory, Wednesday, in Pool B of the 2015 ISF Men’s World Softball Championship.

SASKATOON, SK, Canada – Give the world’s best fastpitch pitcher a couple of runs and odds are the game’s over. Give him two field goals and a safety and it’s guaranteed.

The United States did just that and came up on the short end of an 8-0 loss to Australia and its dominating right-hander Adam Folkard on Wednesday. Folkard is considered by many fastpitch experts as the best pitcher in the game today.

In the second inning, Mark Harris provided all the run support Folkard would need when he blasted a grand-slam home run over the left field fence that turned a close one-run game into a 5-0 blowout.

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Denmark’s Hansen stifles Netherlands on a one-hitter

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

SASKATOON, CANADA – Kim Hansen pitched his finest game and was selected the “Player of The Game,” in leading Denmark to a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the 14th ISF Men’s World Softball Championship at Bob Van Impe Stadium, Sunday.

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Check out Champ’s Chatter news letter of the World Softball Championship

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Ty Stofflet.1web The great United States pitcher, Ty Stofflet, had a 0.00 ERA in the 1976 ISF Men’s World Softball Championship, not allowing an earned run in 59 innings.

SASKATOON, CANADAChamp’s Chatter, the official news letter of the 14th ISF Men’s World Softball Championship released its second edition, for Saturday, and will be publishing daily until the end of the tournament on July 4.

Produced by Communications Manager Mark Loehndorf, the news letter provides brief summaries of games, commentary about players and teams, and the latest edition includes several beautiful opening ceremony and action pictures.

    Here’s an interesting sample from the second edition.
  • Lowest Earned Run Average in the history of ISF world championships is 0.00, that several great pitchers can lay claim to:

    Joe Lynch (USA) 22 innings; Harvey Sterkel (USA) 21 innings; Victor Guzman (PUR) 17 innings, 1968;Ty Stofflet (USA) 59 innings, 1976; Owen Walford (USA) 35 innings, 1980; Michael White (NZL) 35? innings; Gene McWillie (CAN) 18 innings; Bill Lunney (CAN) 15 innings, 1984; Esteban Gomez (CUB) 23 innings; Chubb Tangaroa (NZL) 22 innings, 1988; Michael White (USA) 14 innings, 2004; Andrew Kirkpatrick (AUS) 19 innings, 2009.

  • Click on Champ’s Chatter for the latest news at the ball park.

    Free passes help Argentina take down defending world softball champion New Zealand

    Saturday, June 27th, 2015

    argentina Argentina secures big win in world softball championship.

    SASKATOON – As defending International Softball Federation (ISF) Men’s World Softball champions, the New Zealand Black Sox have everyone gunning for them. The Black Sox won the title in 2013, and have claimed more world championships than any other country – six times in 1976, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2013.

    And once again, New Zealand is considered a top contender at the 2015 world championships in Saskatoon.

    But the Black Sox road to defending their title took a huge hit Friday night as another of the favorites, Argentina, edged New Zealand, 3-2, in Pool A.

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    Long ball and Cleary lead Canada over Guatemala in World Softball Championship

    Friday, June 26th, 2015

    SASKATOON – Steve Mullaley and Derek Mason belted home runs and Sean Cleary pitched a shutout in leading Canada over Guatemala , 6-0, in the opening game for both teams in the 14th ISF Men’s World Softball Championship in Saskatoon, Friday.

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