Churchill v Morwell
With both teams short of regular starters, Morwell took the game to the defending premiers with some timely hits and capitalising on a couple of fielding miscues. Cameron Cooen was able to pitch himself out of trouble and the Churchill hitters backed him up.
Cooen pitched six innings for four runs, before Shane Gill came on allowing one run over two innings.
Churchill came away with an 8-5 win.
Better players for the Braves were Cameron Cooen, Grant Irving and Jason Barnes and for Morwell it was Chris Heppleston (complete game) and Tristan Standing.
Sale travelled down the highway to Moe/Newborough and competed in a defensive highlights packed game.
The Dodgers secured third spot on the ladder with a hard-fought 5-0 win in a complete nine inning game.
The Dodgers scored four runs in the third inning and another in the fourth.
The Dodger infield turned four double plays for the day to help strangle the Sale offence.
The best players for Sale were Brad Taylor, Tom Tudor and Will Hector.
The Best players for Moe/Newborough were David Robinson, Tim Wilson, Luke Halkett and Duane Baker (complete game).
Traralgon v Moe
On Sunday Traralgon scored consistently and kept Moe/Newborough to a minimum of runs.
Luke Hornstra and Owen Godenzi led the batting for Traralgon, with three hits each, while for Moe/Newborough young guns Nathan Robinson had three hits and Nathan while Dale Simpson got two.
The best for Traralgon were Brad Adams, Luke Hornstra and Owen Godenzi, and for Moe/Newborough it was Nathan Simpson, Nathan Robinson and Dale Simpson.
Sale v Morwell
After their impressive game against Churchill, Morwell took to the road and went to Sale where it did not perform as strongly.
After scoring four runs in the first innings Sale capitalised on the errors made in the second, scoring 11 runs in that innings.
Sale had 13 safe hits for the day and went onto win against Morwell who could only manage two runs.
Final score was Sale 25 – Morwell 2. Best
for Sale were Nathan Massey, Tom Tudor and Brad Taylor Best for Morwell were Chris Heppleston, Chris
Cumming & Martin Kennedy.
Again it was Churchill to come out winners on Saturday with
Morwell not able to play catch up baseball. Tim Bellerby put up an admirable
performance on the hill for the Braves but it was the batters that made the
difference in this game with Churchill running out 12-4 winners. Best for the
Braves were Tim Bellerby, Grant Irving and Rob Mongan. The Cougars best were
Rob Moffat, Darren Flanigan.
Dale Simpson from the Dodgers was keen for his first throw
on the mound this year and enjoyed the role keeping the Sale bat’s under
control with only 5 hits against and 8 strikeouts. James Jackson started off
well but struggled to hit the zone in the later digs allowing the Dodgers some
easy base on balls, this was taking advantage off with solid hitting from Simon
Shaw and Greg Porter. Dodgers scored in most digs with 8 runs being scored in
the 3rd .Allen Ashlin had a good day with the bat picking up 2 hits
and Anthony Clissold also picked up a double. Basic errors from Sale in the
field didn’t help as the Dodgers field was fairly solid enabling them to streak
forward and take the points for the day 16-7. Best Dale Simpson, Nathan Dearing
and Simon Shaw for the Dodgers and for the RangersAllenAshlin, AnthonyClissold.
Traralgon Redsox managed a 3-2 win over the Dodgers in
Sunday’s game in a very competitive match showing both sides are travelling
well. Brad Pratt threw very well for the redsox again as did Matt Luke for the
Dodgers with the Redsox making the most of their opportunities in the box.
Brett Chapman grabbed 3 hits and worked hard at 3rdbase in the
Redsox camp and was supported well by Damian Goodman at short. Simon Shaw
continued his good form for the dodgers with a couple of hits and some good
plays also. Both sides were solid in the field but it was to be Redsox day.
Best for the Dodgers Matt Luke, Simon Shaw and the RedsoxBrad Pratt, Brett
Chapman and Damian Goodman.
Sale again bounced out of the blocks scoring 8 in the first
innings 7 in the third and 4 in the ninth whilst Morwell could only manage 5 in
the second and 1 in the fourth. Andy Norman pitched well for Sale with 6 strike
outs and the Sale batters took to the Morwell pitches with 21 safe hits
including 4 doubles and a triple. Sale won convincingly 19 to 6. Best Sale Brad
Taylor, Andy Norman & Tony Taylor. Morwell Darren Flanigan& Tristan
With Morwell forfeiting due to lack of numbers Churchill
took the 9-0 result. The Cougars were able to get a team for the Sunday game
and had a win in C Grade with the scores level at 9 all after the 3rd innings
however they went on to score another 3 run to nil in the fourth to run out
winners. Final score Morwell 12 Sale 9. Best Sale Ian Baird, Bill Hector.
Morwell Andrew Flanigan , Rob Moffat.
Moe won the Saturday encounter with Sale unable to field a team for the 9-0 win.
Great batting from Traralgon’s Nick O’Brien, Warwick Palmer
and Jordan Spiteri secured Redsox’s victory against Moe/Newb Dodgers on Sunday.
In wet and muddy conditions the Dodgers struggled only scoring 1 run from Jo
Porter thanks to a 2 base hit from Greg Porter. Great pitching from Peter
Hornstra and good relief pitching from Wes Duggan who kept the Dodgers away
from home plate. A great homerun from Nick O’Brien helping to get 2 more across
the plate for the Redsox securing a Redsox victory. Final score Redsox 15
Dodgers 1. Better players were Nick O’Brien, Warwick Palmer and Jordan Spiteri
for the Redsox and for the Dodgers it was Greg Porter, Phil Cervi and Dave