Islanders, Hill United Chiefs one win away from ISC final

Eric McCarthy
Published on August 15, 2014

KITCHENER, ONT. -- A nine-run sixth inning powered Hill United Chefs to a 10-3 win over the Scarborough Force Thursday night at the International Softball Congress (ISC) World tournament in Kitchener Ontario.

The win leaves the Chiefs, from Six Nations, Ontario as one of only two undefeated teams remaining in the double knock-out tournament.

The Chiefs, who have Islanders Jeff Ellsworth and Mitch Hardy onboard, will face the other undefeated team, Pennsylvania Power from Harrisburg tonight.  The Power scored a 2-1 victory over the California As from Bakersfield in the late game Thursday. The winner of tonight’s “A” final advances right to Saturday’s 8 p.m. (ADT) championship final; the loser to the 3 pm semi-final.

Adam Folkard continued his pitching wizardry for the Chiefs, picking up his fourth win in as many Chiefs’ games so far in the 48-team tournament. He allowed six hits and struck out 14 batters.

The Force had built up a 3-1 lead through five innings before the Chiefs forced open the floodgates.

Ellsworth went one for four at the plate with a sixth inning single. He subsequently scored.

Hardy has entered one game in relief so far in the tournament.

The Chiefs, the defending world champions, entered the tournament ranked first.