QUAD CITIES, IOWA -- For the second time in three weeks the Six Nations Ontario Hill United Chiefs are playing for gold in a major men’s fast pitch tournament. The Chiefs have Alberton players Jeff Ellsworth and Mitch Hardy on their roster.
The Chiefs advanced directly to tonight’s 9 p.m (Atlantic) championship final in Quad Cities, Iowa with a dramatic 3-0 shut-out of the New York Gremlins in the winners bracket final at the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Men’s tournament in Quad Cities Iowa.
Chief’s pitcher Adam Folkard threw a perfect game, facing a minimum 21 batters and striking out 15 of them. His pitching heroics kept P.E.I. pitcher Mitch Hardy out of the game.
Ellsworth went to the plate three times and singled once, ultimately stranded at third base.
The Chiefs got two runs on a Steve Mullaley (first base) homer in the first inning. Brad Ezekiel (CF) and Nick Shailes (2B) scored the other Chiefs runs.
Friday’s game was a rematch of sorts of the ASA championship final which the Chiefs won. The Gremlins play in today’s semi-final with a chance at advancing to the championship final tonight against the Chiefs.
Although this is a double knock-out championship, it’s a one-game final, meaning the 9 p.m. game is for all the marbles.