South brings Central undone

November 29, 2023 BY

South brought their A game to the park on a cold damp Saturday night, opening the scoring at the top of the second scoring a solitary run.

South brought their A game to the park on a cold damp Saturday night, opening the scoring at the top of the second scoring a solitary run.

Ryan Placucci hit safely to short stop and scored on an infield error from Deklin Joyce’s hit. They then piled on four unearned runs in the very next inning when Wade Chant drew a walk, Tarkyn Morale hit into a fielder’s choice, and Brandon Horrigan’s hit back to the pitcher resulted in a wild throw that loaded the bases.

Jett Lewis then picked base on balls that advanced all runners scoring the first of four runs. The next three runners all crossed home on Ryan Placucci’s very deep two bagger to left field.

Not to be outdone, Central hit back in the bottom of the sixth going ahead by one. Sam Ruwoldt, Daniel Ferguson and Jakob Walkom all received a walk from a tiering South pitcher.

Ruwoldt crossed the plate on a wild throw from Bree Ridding’s hit into a fielder’s choice while the following two were batted in when David Harris hit safely to rightfield.

Both Ridding and Harris added to the scoreline after Colby Muller hit deep to leftfield with a triple. He scored on Dylan Chuck’s sacrifice fly to rightfield giving the Magpies the lead by one.

In the top of the seventh with two out Ryan Placucci hit safe for the third time in the game and was batted in when Deklin Joyce hit the ball out of reach of the centre fielder to tie the game up at six apiece.

In the top of the ninth again with two out Jesse Balshaw found himself at first base on a fielders choice, Deklin Joyce thumped the ball to rightfield to advance Balshaw to third.

Travis Lockwood’s hit into the infield created an error by the Central short stop that scored Balshaw putting the Indians one run ahead with Central to bat in the even dig. Unfortunately they could not find an opportunity to reply.

The Division 1 game from Friday night between Federal and Tigers was abandoned in the first inning because of the weather and has been rescheduled for 6pthis Tuesday.



South Indians 7 I(Ryan Placucci 3, Jesse Balshaw, Deklin Joyce 2, Travis Lockwood) d Central 6 (Dave Harris, Colby Muller, Daniel Ferguson, Bree Ridding)


Central 4 (Darren Smith 2) d Tigers 3 (Jai Hillstone)


Naracoorte 17 (Ashley Cross 4, Brady Fox, Tom Paech, Kris Keeping 2, Ashley Fox, Dawson Fox, Jack Steadman) d Central 9 (Steve Kuhl 2, Anthony Ridding, Ben Green, Lachlan Ridding, Wez Green); Central Magpies 9 (Seth Martinella 3, Alan Crouch, Zac Winkler, Brock Dempsey 2, Mitchell Ruwoldt, Andrew Hoath, Daniel Kovaleff, Brad Walkom) drew with South Indians 9 (Haydn Timms 3, Steve Lewis, Ben Kroon, Darryn Cole 2, James Parker)


Central 6 (Cooper Smith, Bree Ridding) d South Indians 1 (Riley Parsons); Tigers 11 (Harrison Elletson, Flynn Hillstone, Cameron Scott, Wil Merchant) drew with Federal 11 (Alexander Lynch 2, Dean Searcy, Nash Lobley, Trystan Miller)


Central 10 (Will Walkom, Jakob Walkom, Angus Powell 2, Alex Hitchon, Connor Ruwoldt, Harvey Dowdell) d Tigers 7 (Atticus Mutton, Ben Reichelt 2, Duke Bradley, Jett Lennon, Floyd Guthridge, Tekani Clark); Central 8 ((Harvey Dowdell, Chase Kilpatrick, Jakob Walkom, Alex Hitchon) d South/Federal 1(Memphis Pearce)


Federal/Tigers 8 (Ashleigh Elletson, Memphis Pearce (HR) 2, Oliver Bramley, Wyatt Hunter, Harrison Freckleton) d South Indians 2 (Draven Allyen, Andy Williamson, Hamish Seebohm)


Tigers 12 (Rowen Patzel, Spencer Koppe, Tom Wright, Hayden Rowley, Nathaniel Elletson, Alfie Merchant, Ashleigh Elletson 2, Chase Noonan, Sophie Stratman) d Central 1 (Luca Cutting 2, Ethan Albert, Jenson Summers, Ty Klaassens, Jed Cutting, Jordan Scherer)