A1 vs Dandenong 3-9 Loss
A2 vs Dandenong 9-5 Win
The Maggoos epic trek continued this week and now find themselves enjoying the view from the top after knocking off Dandy in a top of the table clash, which leaves them a game clear in 1st place.
With the intended starting pitcher and expedition leader Jack Ogilvie not even making it out of base camp with what I can only assume is a severe case of frost bite and red hair which caused him to no-show the push to the summit entirely, it was left up to My Favorite Sherpa™ to guide the expedition up the slope with a complete game on the hill. Pitching into trouble in almost every inning, he managed to traverse around the major crevasses with his superior knowledge of the terrain and avoid a gruesome bloody death.
All tied up at 3 a piece after 4 innings, Dandy added a 2-spot in the top of the 5th and looked to be in a commanding position. But the young lads in the 2s rallied in the bottom of the 6th (and last.)
The key moments coming in the form of a simply perfect Matt McKenna bunt which loaded up the bases and was promptly followed with a 2RBI single from Tom Ogilvie to tie up the game and seemed to sap the spirit of our climbing competition and set off an avalanche. Another 2 RBI single this time from Tom Seddon, buried the bad guys up to the neck in powder while we yodeled in victory.
C1 vs Chelsea 5-9 Loss
Brad Heenan Reports
The C1’s took on second placed Chelsea at the home of the Dolphins this week, in a game if we had of won would have put us a point clear in second place.
Again the ball got handed to Rhys Fairwether, an again he threw 3 strong innings but con seeding one of the flatest home runs i have ever seen.
Also making his C1 debut was Alex Marshall who did a reasonable job behind the plate but shone with his bat with 2 stand-up doubles, we had a good hitting day with Darren Hiddlestone with 2 hits also and Brad Heenan with two singles to right field, Power the other way 🙂 If it had not been for the right fielder trying to throw him out on the first one the dreaded hamstring may still be intact.
We were relived by Kellan Hill who came in an did a fantastic job throwing strikes, and the infield was impeccable with it consisting of Daz, Daz, Daz,Daz and Daz.
Everywhere we moved him he would make play after play an was winding the clock back a lot of years to snare a very hard hit ground ball too second base an made the play on his back, much to the delight of his son Frazer (short-shop) who was almost in tears as the old fella made a terrific play to take what the batter would of though was a base hit from him.
We were out hit an say out played in a tough loss, but we managed to play a decent standard of baseball along the way.
This sits us in Third place a game clear of 4th placed Mornington.
This week see’s all teams at home with C1 an 2 playing Pakenham followed by the $1000 draw at the club rooms, hope to see everyone there.
C2 vs Chelsea 6-19 Loss
Under 12 vs Chelsea/Dingley 8-10 Loss
Under 14 vs Dandenong/Dingley 19-0 Win
Under 16 vs Frankston Black 14-2 Win
Max Barrett Reports
On yet another soggy Saturday morning the u16’s took on Frankston Black at home. Josh Ashen took the mound to start off with and quickly disposed of the Tomato hitters in consecutive innings before turning it over to Brad Earle and then again to our new found closer Cooper Hiddleston. With dominant innings from all three pitchers we held the Frankston hitters to a handful of hits and runs.
On the flip side, the Chelt hitters braced the freeze and took a liking to the Frankston pitcher putting up large innings throughout the game. Including 2 triples from Tom Seddon, one of which he was able to score on.
On cold days it is extremely tough to play baseball let alone at 9am in the morning when the grass is coated in ice, however each player is there on time and ready to play as soon as 8:45 comes around. Furthermore it is important to remember that the other team is in the same boat, I felt like the u16’s did a great job of putting pressure on the Frankston defence and forcing errors on a wet morning by running hard and hitting the ball hard on the ground. If we continue to take this approach through the remaining games we will certainly play finals and have more great wins.
Make sure you get down to training and get your work in.
Under 18 vs Dandenong 3-4 Loss
Darren Hiddlestone Reports
This week the u18’s hosted Dandenong. The worst of the weather had passed and the sun was shining. Big thanks to Steve Earle for helping mop up the 20 odd bucket loads if water.
We welcomed a new player in Cade Johnson, who comes via Mornington on a permit. On the mound we started with Shelby who did a great job pounding the strike zone. Luke was our closer who did his usual stuff. Mike Hill caught the whole game and again was impressive. Great catch to Lucas at right field.
Offensively we had some trouble with the bats. 2 hits to Luke and hits to Tom O and Mike were all I can report. We need to work on building an innings to put pressure on the opposition to score more runs