The Scarborough Force will take on the A-1 Bombers in the final winner’s bracket quarterfinal (WBQF) Wednesday night.
The game will be carried live on the ISC Network at 8PM CDT. (click logo at bottom to watch)
A-1 Bombers (2-0)
Expect to see last summer’s Gold Medal winning pitcher Devon McCullough in the circle tonight. The Bombers will get a big lift tonight, with the return of 2-time All World Derrick Kennedy, who missed the first two games due to work commitments.
A-1 made easy work of Chetty’s Pretty Boys in their 2016 ISC World Tournament opener, on Saturday, with a 9-0, 5 inning win. The Bombers scored in 4 of the 5 innings, pounding out 11 hits against former Jr. Men’s silver medalist Dustin Keshane. Mike Hoadley had 3 of them, including a home run. Freddy Carmona and DP Marshal Kronk also homered for A-1, Carmona driving in 3 runs on the day. Bombers starter Jorge Segura surrended just two hits, while striking out 11 for the win.
The Bombers won their second game of the tournament on Monday, 7-1 over a strong Toronto Batmen (who beat the Kitchener Cubs in 13 innings earlier today). The Bombers roughed up Kyle Linton who had an uncharacteristic bad outing for all 7 runs. Devon McCullough scattered 5 hits in his 6 innings of work, while striking out 14. Freddy Carmona had two hits including a homer, driving in 3 for the Bombers.
Scarborough Force (2-0)
The Force finished third in last month’s ASA Men’s Major tournament.
Coming into the tournament as one of the favorites, with a star-studded roster, they had to fight for their opening round win, 3-1 over The Bar on the Avenue, settling for single runs in the 3rd, 5th and 7th inning. The Bar’s starter Manuel Gonzalez and reliever Kevin Kammueller combined for 10 strikeouts, and surrendered only 5 hits to the Force. Venezuelan Erick Urbaneja lasted only two innings for Scarborough, but ace Juan Potliccio slammed the door shut and picked up the win in relief. Andy Skelton and Jorge Lima powered the Force’s offense, each with a home run.
Scarborough’s offense got rolling in their second game, an 8-1, 5 inning win over the Kitchener Cubs. The Force put up a 4 spot in the first and never looked back. Jorge Lima had 2 hits including his second homer of the tournament, driving in 3 and scoring 2 to power the offense. Erick Urbaneja had better luck as a hitter, with 2 hits including a home run. Juan Potolicchio tossed a 5 inning one-hitter, striking out 10 for the win.