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  • Mark Lazarus

Winter Baseball - 2 washouts and some close games

C grade Red went to Colac and won 7-6 in a closely contested game. 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 Weakley with 3 hits, 2 hits to Herb Goonan and Mitch Rice. 1 hit to Paul Cameron, Tom Lauder, Cole Malcolm and Shane Cummings. Some improved base running would have improved the scoreline. The Bears scored an additional 6 runs in the top of the 5th which ultimately didn’t count with the game running out of time.

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. 2 hits to Cheyne McLean and Dan Vella with 1 hit each to Matt Connell, 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. 3 scoreless inning followed with both teams scoring 2 in the 6th 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.

Phoebe Jakubzik in action on the mound at Wallington Reserve

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