2019 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship
Dates: June 13-23
Location: Prague/Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic
Ballparks: Svoboda Ballpark 1 & Hippos Havlickuv Brod Ballpark 1
Day 8 Results: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Game #7: Team Canada 10 vs. South Africa 4 (7-Innings)
Ryan Boland (2-2, 2B, 1RBI), Kris Walushka (2-2, 1R, 1RBI), Blake Hunter (2-3, 1R, 2B, 2RBI) & Brad Ezekiel (2RBI)
Team Canada Improved To 7-0, 1st Place Group B, Playoffs Next!
Team Canada Pitching Stats:
Scott Lieph (Starter) 3IP, 3R, 3H, 1BB, 7K
WP: Devon McCullough (In Relief) 3-0, 4IP, 1R, 3H, 0BB, 8K
Team Canada Top Batters:
Ryan Boland 2-2, Double, 1RBI
Kris Walushka 2-2, 1R, RBI
Blake Hunter 2-3, 1R, Double, 2RBI
Tyler Pauli 1-2, 2R, Triple, 1RBI
Kyle Ezekiel 1-2
Mathieu Roy 1-3, 2R, 1SB, 2BB, 1RBI
Jeff Ellsworth 1-4, 1R, 1SB
Brad Ezekiel 1-5, 1R, Double, 2RBI
Team Canada RUNS:
1R 2nd: With 1-Out: Jeff Ellsworth reached on an error and With 2-Out: Ellsworth stole second base and Ryan Boland doubled to left-field to score Ellsworth.
1R 3rd: Mathieu Roy led-off the inning with a walk, Roy stole second base, Brad Ezekiel reached on an error and Blake Hunter singled to left-field to score Roy.
5R 4th: With 2-Out: Ryan Boland singled, Bryan Abrey came on to pinch-run for Ryan Boland, Kyle Ezekiel singled to centerfield and Abrey advanced to third base on the play, Tyler Pauli came on to pinch-run for Kyle Ezekiel, Mathieu Roy singled to centerfield to score Abrey and Pauli advanced to third base on the play, Roy advanced to second base on a wild pitch, Brad Ezekiel doubled to left-field to score Pauli and Roy, Blake Hunter doubled to left-field to score Brad Ezekiel and Hunter advanced to third base on an error, Stephen Mullaley walked and Patrick Burns reached on a dropped third strike (wild pitch) and Hunter scored on the play.
2R 5th: Kris Walushka led-off the inning with a single and With 1-Out: Tyler Pauli tripled to right-field to score Walushka and an error allowed Pauli to score on the play.
1R 6th: Derek Mayson led-off the inning with a walk and With 2-Out: Ellsworth singled to right-field and Mayson advanced to third base on the play and Kris Walushka singled to centerfield to score Mayson.
Newfoundlanders Stats In Game #7
C Ryan Boland 2-2, Double, 1RBI
SS Shane Boland 0-2
CF Brad Ezekiel 1-5, 1R, Double, 2RBI
2B Kyle Ezekiel 1-2
1B Jason Hill 0-2
1B Stephen Mullaley 0-2
Sean Cleary – Did Not Play
Group A – Final Standings (Opening Round)
1. Japan 7-0
2. Argentina 6-1
3. New Zealand 4-3
4. Czech Republic 3-4
5. Mexico 3-4
6. Cuba 3-4
7. Botswana 2-5
8. Philippines 0-7
Group B – Final Standings (Opening Round)
1. Team Canada 7-0
2. Australia 6-1
3. USA 5-2
4. Venezuela 4-3
5. Denmark 3-4
6. Netherlands 1-6
7. South Africa 1-6
8. Singapore 1-6
NOTE: The Top 4 Teams Of Each Group Will Advance To The Playoffs In An 8-Team, Single-Elimination Bracket.
Playoff Round Games (At Svoboda Ballpark 1)
Day 9 Schedule: Friday, June 21, 2019
PO4: 7:30pm CEST (3:00pm NL) A4 – Czech Republic (3-4) vs. B1 – Team Canada (7-0)