Bellarine Bears lose a close one to Deakin but retain top spot
Not a great weekend of Baseball for the Bears with all five senior teams finishing down.
A Grade missed an opportunity to go 1 game clear on the ladder but lost to Deakin 7-5 at Wallington Reserve in a close 9 inning game.
With scores tied at 5 each in the 9th, Deakin scored 2, the Bears loaded the bases, but were unable to capitalise.
A-Reserve played at home, losing to Deakin 2-9 with Matt Sage having trouble early, with Deakin scoring 8.
Brad Hockey relieved and was outstanding, giving up just the 1 run, supported by great fielding contributions from Matt Taylor, Sam Lazarus and Mick Alldis who played his first game with Bears.
B-Reserve played at Colac and again sprinted out of the gate with 4 runs in the first.
Finn Cumming pitching for the first time and some good outfield work kept things in check.
Isaac O’Brien relieved and Colac took advantage of some walks to plate 5 runs in the 2nd and 7 in the 3rd.
Zach Purcell completed the pitching duties with 3 new players for the team in Andy Riddet, Trace Bourke and Brandon Barnett contributed 6 RBIs, but Colac went on to win 12-7.
C-Grade Blue lost 16-2 against NW Titans, Heather Nicol debuted on the mound and pitched 2 good inning with good fielding in support.
Chantelle Baker played well at Short Stop and Steph Stott did a great job with the bat.
The ladies are at home this Saturday at 12pm.
C-Grade Red were at home on Sunday against Deakin with Mitch Rice, Vincent Clementon and Darby Ferguson-Cumming all playing their first game.
Paul Cameron pitched 5 inning with Steve Osbourne relieving in the last. Good hitting from Paul Cameron, Marc Weakley, Pete Hockey, Shane Cumming and Herb Goonan wasn’t enough with Deakin winning 10-5.