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Step Back In Time: Jimmy Moore pitches Seattle to 1985 ISC crown

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

JIMMY MOORE gets a flying leap from his wife after the final out in the championship game of the 1985 ISC World Tournament in Kimberly, Wisc. The Appleton, Wisc. Post-Crescent Photo

By JOHN L. PAUSTIAN
Post-Crescent executive sports editor
Mon. Aug. 19, 1985

KIMBERLY, Wisc
. – In an era of domination by foreign softball pitchers, American-born Jimmy Moore is proving a notable exception.

The blond, 30-year-old right-hander, whose remarkable pitching recently enabled the California Kings to win the gold medal in the National Sports Festival, guided Pay ‘n Pak of Seattle to the International Softball Congress World Tournament championship Sunday.

Moore defeated defending champion Decatur ADM’s Brent Stevenson 1-0 in a blockbuster climax to the 10-day, 87-game event at Sunset Point Park.

BEARD’S BLAST

One pitch was the difference between Moore, who finished the tourney with a 6-0 record, and Stevenson (6-1). It was a 3-2 pitch of Stevenson’s that first baseman Bruce Beard whacked over the center-field fence in the bottom of the fifth inning.

“It was a drop ball,” said the right-handed-hitting Beard. “It’s been his (Stevenson’s) best pitch. He just got it up a little.”

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