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Ezekiel’s Feat Powers Chiefs Over Monsters

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018



KITCHENER, ON, CANADA
– Brad Ezekiel wrote himself into the record book with an impressive day at the plate, and as a result, the Hill United Chiefs cruised to their third victory in the ISC World Tournament at Peter Hallman Ball Yard in Kitchener, Tuesday afternoon.

Ezekiel, batting leadoff, went 4-for-4 and drove in seven runs, highlighted by a second-inning grand slam that powered the Chiefs to an 8-1 victory over the Nith River Monsters of New Hamburg, Ontario. Ezekiel’s seven RBI ties him with 10 other players for most runs batted in, in an ISC World Tournament game.

The Chiefs’ bats, ignited by Ezekiel’s homer, plated five runs in the second, added two more in the fourth and one in the sixth to give Adam Folkard more than enough offensive support.

The right-hander won his third game of the tournament and finished with a two-hitter, three walks and 10 strikeouts in five innings of work. Pablo Migliavacca relieved Folkard in the sixth and struck out the side to end the game under the seven-run rule.

The River Monsters (2-1) plated their lone run in the second on Steve Lyons double that sent Greg Hammell racing home from first base. Hammell reached safely on a two-out single.

Only two other Chiefs hit safely in the club’s eight-hit attack. Jeff Ellsworth was 2-for-3, Shane Boland was 1-for-2 and scored twice, and Nicolas Carril went 1-for-3.

With but three games into the tournament, Ezekiel leads all batters with four home runs and 12 RBI, and has six hits in 11 at bats for a .545 average. He is yet to strikeout and has scored six times.

As for Folkard, he has allowed just one run on three hits in 15 innings with 33 strikeouts.

The win moves the four-time ISC World Tournament champions into Thursday’s round at 6 p.m. Opponent yet to be determined.

***The 11 players with seven RBI in a game include Paul Smith (1958), Eric Isenhart (1991), Boomer Brush (1993), Steve Price (1998), Kyle Beane (1998), Dan Skillings (2007), B.J. Gulick (2011), Donny Hale (2012), Frederik Terkelsen (2014), Mark Johnson (2016), and joining this record-setting group is Brad Ezekiel.***

World fastball tournament returns to Kitchener in 2018

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Kevin Schellenberger of the BC A’s leaps over New York Gremlins Ladisao Malarczuk to throw to first base for the double play during the 2016 ISC World Tournament. Gifted athletes such as Schellenberger and Malarczuk, will be playing in the 2018 World Tournament when it returns to Kitchener for a fifth time. Photo By BOB OTTO

By Christine Rivet | Waterloo Region Record

KITCHENER, ONT. CA. – The on-again and off-again relationship between local organizers and the American-based International Softball Congress is back on again.

The ISC voted this week to bring its 36-team world club team championship tournament back to Kitchener in August 2018, for the fifth time in 16 years, after previously turning down a bid to bring it here next summer.

“We know the ISC really wanted to come back to Kitchener,” said local bid committee member Jim Hallman. “We talked things over and worked things out.”

The love-hate relationship between the two parties dates back even before a dispute in 2011 when the local committee withdrew its pledge to hold the event that summer because of the ISC’s tournament fees.

“It kind of went sour before,” said Hallman, adding the unfavourable exchange rate on the Canadian dollar created “trouble spots” in the host committee’s budget. “But that’s water under the bridge now.”

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Legends of Fastball Classic features star studded lineup

Monday, June 7th, 2010


Former Rivershark Twins, Craig Crawford, has joined the Midland, Michigan, Explorers for the 2010 season. Crawford, along with former Twins, Frank Cox, and Dan Loney, will be with the Explorers during the Legends of Fastball Classic in Kitchener, Ontario.
Photo By BOB OTTO

By Larry Lynch
LLynch@town.mapleton.on.ca

KITCHENER, ONTARIO – The 7th annual Legends of Fastball Classic has set the field for what should be a tremendous weekend of high intensity softball, June 25 – 27 at Peter Hallman Ball Yard, Kitchener, Ontario.

Ten of North America’s top teams will compete

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