Saturday, August 20, 2011
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Canada took a 2-0 lead in the first before surrendering five runs in the top of the third, highlighted by a steal of home by Saudi Arabia's Tanner Beachy.
Beachy then belted a double to the wall in left to score Bradlee Sumner before Saudi Arabia scored its fifth run of the inning on a bizarre steal of home. After Beachy advanced to third on a wild pitch and Fadlallah walked, Beachy raced home as the Canadian players seemed to fall asleep while catcher Connor McCreath relayed some defensive signals. "It was nerves," said Burns. "The first game of the World Series in front of all of those people. It was probably the biggest crowd we played in front of." Tanner is the son of Rick Beachy assistance coach for the Saudi Arabia's team. Click for the article in The Canadian Press 8/19/20011 9:33:38 PM
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How has Rick Beachy gone from Struthers High School, where he only played tennis, to being a baseball coach in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia? Beachy was a 1983 graduate of Struthers High School where he played tennis. He made the state tournament quarterfinals as a senior, then played at Youngstown State University from 1984-88 on a tennis scholarship. "I have great memories of going to YSU and playing sports," said Beachy, 45. He ended up working in Houston for the Saudi Arabia Oil Company, which produces 25 percent of the world's oil. He was transferred to Saudi Arabia in 2002 and began coaching Little League in 2008. "I just started coaching by accident," he said. "I'm just a dad that's trying to learn the game. "Beachy is an assistant coach and scout for the Saudi Arabian team. Click here for a great article By Tim Cleveland, Tribune Chronicle August 20, 2011.
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