The New Zealand Black Sox lived to to all expectations on Wednesday night at King Stadium.
After entertaining nearly 1,000 fans with the famed haka dance, the Kiwis then put on a display of fastball worthy of their billing as the defending world champs.
The Black Sox, who are headed to the ISF world championship next week in Saskatoon, disposed of the Kelowna all-stars 14-1 and 13-0.
Members of the Okanagan Indian Band also performed for their visitors from New Zealand and presented them with some traditional native gifts.
“It was a great experience and great to play against such a great team,” said Kyle Blanliel of the Kelowna all-stars. “They were super classy and I think really enjoyed being here.”
New Zealand’s national fastball teams perform the haka prior to every game, a Māori ancestral war dance featuring vigorous movements, rhythmic stomping and chanting.