3 July 2012
Aussie Steelers pitchers, playing for their North American based club teams on the ISC circuit, have, for the second consecutive weekend, maintained their supremacy by defeating New Zealand Blacksox in a championship decider.
Adam Folkard pitched Hill United to victory in the Legends of Fastball Classic and last weekend, Andrew Kirkpatrick was dominant throughout, claiming victory in the XIII Peligro Sports Fastpitch Tournament in New York City.
Not to be outdone, fellow Aussie Steeler, Nick Shailes, was involved in both tournament victories playing for two different teams over the past two weekends. Shailes is a regular member of the Hill United Team playing alongside Adam Folkard however, with his team not playing in the Peligro Sports Cup, Shailes was picked up by the highly fancied Gremlins Team from New York, playing alongside fellow Aussie Steeler, Andrew Kirkpatrick. Following on from his stellar 3 hit performance against the Kiwi’s in the final of the Legends Tournament, Shailes was again at his explosive best by picking up another 2 hits in the final at Peligro.
Throughout the tournament, Andrew pitched a total of 25.1 innings, only giving up 11 hits and 2 earned runs. He was named Most Valuable Pitcher for the tournament. Nick Shailes was equally impressive, collecting 10 hits and 10 RBIs from 18 At Bats and finished with a .556 Batting Average, earning him tournament Most Valuable Batter honours.
Aussie Steelers coaching staff have been keeping a close eye on the performances of their charges whilst they are playing overseas and to date have been very pleased with what they see.
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