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CANADA SLUGS ITS WAY TO GOLD IN WORLD SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Monday, July 6th, 2015

2015 Team Canada.1lr Canada takes the Gold Medal at 14th ISF Men’s World Softball Championship. The team includes Ryan Boland, Sean Cleary, Paul Koert, Devon McCullough, Andy Skelton, Bryan Abrey, Jason Sanford, Ian Fehrman, Brandon Horn, Derek Mason, Kevin Schellenberg, Jeff Ellsworth, Brad Ezekiel, Steve Mullaley, Mathieu Roy, Ryan Wolfe, Jason Hill, and the coaching staff of Glenn Boles, Adam Davies, John Hill, Les Howey, and Head Coach John Stuart.

SASKATOON, SK, Canada – There is good hitting, great hitting, and on the rarest of occasions, phenomenal hitting.

What Steve Mullaley did in the championship game of the 14th ISF Men’s World Softball Championship will long live in Canada fastpitch lore, and in the memories of those who witnessed his incredible batting feat.

Mullaley belted three home runs – a solo shot, a grand slam, and a two-run blast – that tallied seven RBI, as Canada slugged its way to a 10-5 victory over the New Zealand Black Sox to claim the Gold Medal at Bob Van Impe Stadium, Sunday.

His seven RBI and Canada’s ten runs are believed to be International Softball Federation single game records since the world championship began in 1966.

    NO STRANGERS IN ISF CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY

The championship becomes Canada’s fourth ISF title, and the first since 1992 when Team Canada beat New Zealand for the Gold. The two teams have now met five times to decide the Gold Medal, with New Zealand claiming three, and Canada two.

Steve Mullaley hit three home runs accounting for seven RBI in helping Team Canada win the Gold Medal.

Steve Mullaley hit three home runs accounting for seven RBI in helping Team Canada win the Gold Medal.

For Mullaley, though, the victory over the defending 2013 world champion Black Sox was a team effort. The victory also eases the disappointment of expecting but failing to medal in the world championship in New Zealand.

“We knew coming in today that the big red machine could get it done,” Mullaley said to Ballpark Radio interviewer Blair Setford during post-game ceremonies. “We traveled a long way to New Zealand in 2013 and we were disappointed. But we’ve had a new commitment of buying into the team concept to get it done.”

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Errors costly for Team USA in loss to Dominican Republic

Monday, October 27th, 2014
2014 United States men's national fast pitch softball team.

2014 United States men’s national fast pitch softball team.

PARANA, ARGENTINA – Defense and pitching have been USA Men’s National Fastpitch Team’s staples through the first three games of the IX Pan American games.

The pitching stayed reliable on Monday, but the defense didn’t.

As a result, Team USA suffered a 6-1 loss to the Dominican Republic, which evens the American’s record at 2-2 in the tournament.

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Top-ranked New York Gremlins take Boys of Summer title

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

DENMARK, Wisc. – The New York Gremlins from Clifton Park, NY erupted for 19 runs on 16 hits to crush the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Diamondbacks 19-0 in claiming the 14th Annual Boys of Summer championship, Sunday, in Denmark, WI.

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New York’s heavy-hitting lineup too much for Oregon / California

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

MIDLAND, MI – The Gremlins from Clifton Park New York showed why they are the number one ranked team in the International Softball Congress. One-through-nine, they come out swinging.

And their pitching? That’s world-class as well with Andrew Kirkpatrick in the circle.

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Gremlins run the gauntlet / New York squad wins four on Sunday to take title

Monday, July 30th, 2012

By LARRY STINE
Ashland Times-Gazette Correspondent
www.times-gazette.com

ASHLAND, OHIO – Mathieu Roy is starting to make his name with the big boys now. He’s a junior leaguer no longer.

Roy went 3 for 3 Sunday at the plate and scored three runs in the second championship game, leading his New York Gremlins to a 9-4 victory over the Hill United Chiefs of Clifton Park, N.Y., as the Gremlins captured the ASA Men’s Major Fast-Pitch National Tournament crown at Brookside Park.

Getting 14 hits in 22 plate appearances for a .626 batting average in four days, Roy was an easy pick as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

“It’s a really great feeling and we knew we had to win two big ones against Hill United, who were undefeated (4-0) before today,” said the mild-mannered Canadian. “We were just playing it one pitch at a time, one game at a time.”

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