THE Moe/Newborough and Traralgon game got off to a good start, with the Dodgers scoring in each of the first two innings while good pitching and defence kept the Traralgon bats scoreless in A grade.
The Redsox proceeded to score five runs in the third inning, but it was all downhill for the Dodgers.
Traralgon edged away in the next few innings to open up a significant lead of 10-3.
The Redsox then added four more runs in the ninth inning to run out comfortable winners, 14-3.
The Dodgers left a multitude of runners on base throughout the day, and this strongly influenced the poor score line.
Morwell v Sale
The Morwell and Sale game was also played in wet conditions with the A grade being the only senior game played.
Sale comfortably took the game out 17-6.
In a closely fought contest, neither team was able to break the game apart as both pitchers had solid defences behind them.
Traralgon and Moe were able to drive a run each in the first innings, until Matt Luke found his rhythm on the mound and was backed up by some hits to give him a 5-3 lead which the Dodgers held onto to win.
The Morwell and Sale game was washed out.
The cold and wet weather was not the only dampener of the day.
Traralgon scored freely right from the start 5 – 7 – 4 – 1 – 0.
Dodgers were slow to respond scoring 4 – 0 – 1 – 2 – 1.
Great batting from Eric Robinson (double and single) and singles from Georgia Crockford, Greg Porter, Phil Cervi and a late home run from Darren Crockford were not enough to rein in Traralgon losing 17-8.
The Morwell and Sale game was also a washout.
The under 13s got a game in at Morwell with Sale coming out victors with a 10-0.
This week will see Churchill travel to Sale for another replay of last years grand final while Traralgon will take on Morwell.