- Mark Lazarus
Ladies Day at the Bellarine Bears brings First up Win
Saturday was a big day for the Bellarine Bears Baseball club which not only celebrated ladies day, but the ladies team celebrated their first win. Matt Connell, VP of the Bears said ladies day is recognition of our success in building female participation and to again be the only club in the GBA to field a women’s team. What they bring to the club enriches its culture and is very much in keeping with our values of inclusion, innovation and success.
The ladies team has slowly been building in confidence and experience under new game day coach Meg Fahy with the ladies demolishing Colac 15-7. Heather Nicol did a stellar job pitching, giving up just the 1 run. The team took advantage of some walks with safe hits to Heather (had a day out with her mum looking on), Mel Finnigan and Ingrid Hintze-Parnell to rack up 14 runs in 2 inning. Chantelle Barker was strong at short stop and while Tegan Jakubzik is new to the game she had a great contribution making 2 outs in the field and putting bat to ball for the first time. Phoebe Jakubzik closed out the game to restrict Colac to just 7. Congratulations to the team.
In other matches an undermanned A-grade lost to Saints 3-0 but still hold top spot.
A-reserve lost to Saints 6-1 with Matt Sage again starting well on the mound. Errors in the field not helping as Saints posted 3 in the first. Brad Hockey with 3 hits along with Alex Hockey, Dan Stott and Brad O’Brien with solo hits.
B-reserve played at home after the great win by the ladies and in a tight tussle lost to Corio 4-2. Hits from Zach Purcell, Pete Hockey, Chris Dunn, Finn Ferguson-Cumming and Chris Campbell weren’t enough to get over Corio.