Jacques Levy

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Jacques Levy was a regular for the New Caledonia national team.

Levy was New Caledonia's ace in the 2003 South Pacific Games. In 13 innings, he allowed 21 hits and 15 runs (8 earned) while fanning 7 and walking no none. His 5.54 ERA led the staff (Renaud Barbier was next at 8.25, the only other hurler under 10) and he also led the team in IP (one ahead of Barbier) and whiffs (2 ahead of Jean-Luc Ramesh). He was 0 for 1 at the plate. For the Games, he was 7th in IP, 4th in runs allowed (between Apenisa Nawalu and Alec Talei), tied John Lebeoa for 2nd in hits allowed (6 behind Hampton Saua) and he had the most innings pitched without issuing a walk. [1]

In the 2007 South Pacific Games, he was back with New Caledonia as they won the Silver Medal. [2] At age 39, he not only pitched but split short with Jacques Boucheron in the 2011 Pacific Games. He drove in the team's first run, singling off Guam's John Pangelinan to score Boucheron. He allowed only two unearned runs to beat Pemerika Mahuka and American Samoa. He also beat Emosi Gotegote and Fiji, allowing only one run and four hits in a seven-inning complete game. He again demonstrated superb control (1 BB in 14 2/3 IP over 3 G), allowing 8 hits and 3 runs (one earned) while fanning nine. He was 2 for 6 with a walk on offense. Despite his dazzling 0.61 ERA, he was only third on a strong staff behind Rémi Couarraze and Sébastien Lepouriel. He had 13 chances in the field without an error as well. He finished among the Games' leaders in ERA (8th, between Pangelinan and Kalson Dulei), opponent average (.167, tied for 5th with Royce Sadang), innings pitched (8th, between Pangelinan and Gotegote), strikeouts (9, tied for 7th with Colainima and Freddy Cepeda Jr.), wins (tied for 2nd with Pangelinan, two behind Jones) and games pitched (3, behind Jones and Colainima). [3]