A1 vs Dingley 17-6 Win
A2 vs Dingley 8-5 Win
Five teams in the top division means this match was the start of the return matches. As we lost 9-6 at home against Dingley in the first round, I’m sure the boys were eager to win this time.
Michael Hill started us of well with a double to left field. We had runners on third and first with one out. Then the revolving doors moment came, and the next two batters struck out.
At the bottom of the first, Dingley had runners on third and first with none out. A hit to 4 then scored 2 runs, but were unable to add to that in the first to fourth innings.
Chelt scored 2 runs in the top of the third innings by converting doubles to LF by Michael Hill and Rhys Fairweather, with the score tied at 2-all after 3 innings.
Rick Preston and DWB got home in the 4th to give us a 4-2 lead after 4 innings.
At the top of the 5th, we batted through the whole lineup to add another 4 runs for a total of 8 runs. Michael ‘Hilly’ Hill had 2 doubles to LF and a single to LF, but his 007 license to bat was suspended on a fly to 4 in his last at bat.
Our starting pitcher Stewart Mathieson started off the bottom 5th with a strikeout, but then gave up 3 runs to make the score 8-5. Rhys Fairweather pitched out the remainder to get the last two outs for us to finish the game in timely fashion.
Particularly good day for these guys: Michael Hill: 2 x double, 1 x single, 1 run, 1 RBI; Rhys Fairweather: double, single, 1 run, 2 RBI, relief pitcher; Rick Preston: 2 singles (one with broken bat, might have just been a fly to 9 if the bat was in one piece), 2 runs, 1 RBI; (If you must ask, MFP™ had a single to RF, 1 run)
B2 vs Sandringham 10-1 Win
C2 vs Bonbeach 13-5 Win
This week the C2’s hosted top 4 contenders Bonbeach. Kyle was given the start and pitched great for 4 innings, giving up 2 runs. Daz followed for 2 innings giving up 3 runs. Catching duties were shared between Zienna and Damo.
We had some great defensive plays by Nathan, Graham, Hayden, Russ and Zienna. Our offense was again the difference, out hitting 16 to 8. This was led by Damo and Daz with 3 hits each, Hayden, Nathan, Russ, Graham with 2 hits a piece.
Thanks to Jerry for scoring and Leigh for umpiring. Attendance this week was 4.