Winter Baseball sees two washouts and some close games
BELLARINE Bears’ C Grade Red team travelled to Colac and won 7-6 in a closely contested game the weekend before last.
Paul Cameron pitched well with 7 strike outs. The Bears hitters did a stellar job with the bat 13 hits. Brad O’Brien had a stellar game with 3 hits and 4 RBI’s.
Marc Weakly with 3 hits, 2 hits to Herb Goonan and Mitch Rice.
One hit to Paul Cameron, Tom Lauder, Cole Malcolm and Shane Cummings.
Some improved base running would have enhanced the scoreline.
The Bears scored an additional 6 runs in the top of the fifth, which ultimately didn’t count with the game finishing.
B Reserve headed to Ballarat to play the Royals and posted another win, this time 13-6. Bellarine offence was working overtime with a standout performance by Ethan Weakley, 3 hits from 3 at bats along with 2 stolen bases.
Two hits to Cheyne McLean and Dan Vella with 1 hit each to Matt Connel, Chris Dunn, Zac Purcell and Isaac O’Brien.
Smart base running in the last inning allowed the Bears to plate 8 runs.
Cheyne McLean, Chris Dunn and Matt Connell pitched for the Bears and some tight fielding held Ballarat in check to take a good win.
C Grade Blue were at home to Deakin and in a very tight game with Deakin taking the win 7-6.
Deakin scored 3 in the first and 2 in the second, with the Bears coming back with 4 of their own in the second inning to trail by 1.
Three scoreless innings followed with both teams scoring 2 in the sixth inning.
Hits to Heather Nicol, Chantelle Baker, Mel Finnigan and Phoebe Jakubzik. Phoebe Jakubzik pitched strongly with Heather Nicol completing the pitching.
A Grade and A Reserve were called off last Saturday with the ground at Wallington too wet.