FP ISF NEW ZELAND GOLD!

FP ISF NEW ZELAND GOLD!

Post by Phenix Mgt Int' » Mon, 15 Jul 1996 04:00:00

1996 ISF CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, 8PM, SATURDAY, JULY 13, MIDLAND MICHIGAN, USA

CANADA VS NEW ZEALAND

Darren Zack pitching for Canada.
Michael White pitching for NZ.

Before the game started, the NZ team performed their Haku, traditional
dance/chant of challenge before the fans, facing the opposition.  This is
one of the most exciting non-ball events of the tournament.  NZ performs
this ritual before every game in the tournament, scaring the heck out of
some countries that did not know what is coming. Earlier today, Canada
avoided the Kiwis and headed to the outfield for a team meting. The
entire NZ team followed them to the outfield, faced them in formation and
performed the ritual.  For this game,, the championship game, Canada
lined up along the 1st base line, arms crossed, basically standing at
attention while the NZ team performed.

1. NZ:
Dean Rice 2nd at bat and umpire on first calls illegal pitch on Zack. The
capacitiy corwd did not want to hear this and blasted the first base
umpire.

Zack strikes out Mark Sorenson (reputed to be the best hitter in the
world) and OH NO, our friendly umpire on first base calls Illegal Pitch
on Zack again.  This time the umpire got about five minutes of standing
boos and insults.  Turns the umpire is a local guy who lies to show boat
and loves the boos and such.  Seveal comments from the regulars who say
this guy has ruined a few good tournaments.

(Luckily this man in blue settles down and does not call any more illegal
pitches event though both pitchers are basically thawing the same way
that Zack was when called).

CA
Todd King, called out at the plate due to out of the box.
Chris Jones, K
Colin Abbott, chopper, out

2.
NZ
Martin K, Walford K, Matai K.

CA
Hennigar, ground out
Hoffman and Wiebe each K

NZ
Taikato K, Wilson out at 1st, Nahunuku K.

CA
Crawford, ground out
Hurford, K
Wallin, fly to CF, out

4.
NZ
Perenera, K; Rice K, Sorenson a single; Martin a K, 1 left on.

CA
Todd King, K
Chris Jones, pop up, out.
Colin Abbott, line to first near ground, nice trap by Martin for the out.

ATTENDANCE ANNOUNCED AS 7,400 for the evening!

5.
NZ  
Walford K, T. Maiti, triple to RF;
D. Taikato, slap to get single, runner Maiti scores.
T. Wilson;  single
F. Wyatt, walked
Makea, blooper, out.

CA
Hinigar, Hoffman, Wieve each had Ks

6.
NZ
Grounder, out.
Sorenson, fly to right field, out.
Martin, bunt, safe at 1st
Walford, home run!
Matai, K

NZ 3-0

CA
Crawford, line to 1st, out
Hurford and Chase had Ks.

7.
CA
Canada goes down 1-2-3, with 2 Ks for White.

NEW ZEALADND WINS 4-0, a no hitter and perfect game for Michael White.

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