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 Oct 31, 2013

Round 5 Newsletter

 

Melbourne Baseball Club - MCC Baseball Section

 

Batchat Round 5

If you have any match reports, junior, senior, men, women, masters, social, anything, send it in to demonsbc@yahoo.com by 9pm Tuesdays to get into the week's issue.

 

Dear FIRSTNAME,

Welcome to round 5 of the Newsletter for 2013/14. Another full round of games with the first nine remaining undefeated with a 3-1 win over Waverley, the second and third nines had good wins and a pair of wins for the Women's teams. The Masters A side won and there were some good results in the juniors with the U16 Demons getting their first win in State league.

There will be a dinner after the firsts game on Sunday against Upwey $6 per plate so bring your family and friends down.

There is a scorers clinic on the 7th of November 5:30 - 7:30 with refreshments provided. Bring a pencil and notebook and we will make scoring a little less daunting for you.

For U16 and U18 players looking to develop their game there is some advanced training with the Aces on the 13th November 4:30 - 6:00PM as part of our Junior Development Program with a focus on Pitching, Catching and infield play. $30 per player with a pizza dinner provided.

Umpiring rosters will go up for Seniors and Juniors playing Seniors for the first few weeks so make sure you check it. It is the players responsibility to swap with another if they are unavailable to umpire. You will be contacted by the Team Manager in the week leading up to the game as a reminder.

 

Match Reports

1st Nine won 6-3

Kingsley Collins:
With both sides playing high quality baseball, Andy Mann tossed seven scoreless innings for the Demons – who remain unbeaten with three wins and a first-round draw.
 
Swatting a double in the top of the second, Melbourne Manager Matt Kent crossed the plate after a Brent Buffa single and a fielder’s choice for what was – remarkably – the only run scored until the top of the ninth as pitchers for both clubs held sway.
 
With Adam Burton hitting safely and Kent nailing his second double, the Demons had a chance in the fourth, but Burton was nailed at the plate as the Wildcats produced the big defensive play.
 
Landing two runners on in the fourth, Waverley loaded the bases in the seventh but was again thwarted when Melbourne turned an opportune double and Campbell Wiggins was called from the pen to replace Mann after the starter had scattered four hits and struck out nine in another superb outing.
 
With Tyler Dale and Mitch Kennedy tossing a scoreless innings each in relief of Jon Kennedy (six innings for four hits and the one run), the Wildcats went to Jarrod Turner, who conceded hits to Burton and Kent, walked Yoshi Hanami and was taken for a two-out, two-run scoring double by Daniel Beattie.
 
Facing a three-run deficit, the Wildcats mounted a last-gasp effort - with Andy Hayes driving in Jamie Papanicolaou – before Wiggins performed the last rites with a pitcher’s cover for the final out.
 
Between the two sides, there were only two walks and one HPB – testimony to the quality of the pitching work throughout a high-standard game. For Melbourne, Kent (three hits), Burton (two) and Beattie (two RBIs) were standouts, while Matt Homfray continued his offensive form with two knocks for the Wildcats.  

MELBOURNE            0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (3) 3 errors
WAVERLEY               0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 errors
Hits: M.Kent 3, A.Burton 2, B.Buffa, S.Squire, D.Beattie
RBIs: D.Beattie 2, S.Squire
Pitching: A.Mann (W) 7 inn, 4 H, 9 Ks, 1 BB, 1 HPB, 0 ER, 106 pitches
C.Wiggins (S) 2 inn, 2 H, 1 K, 0 BB, 0 HPB, 1 ER, 31 pitches

 

2nd Nine won 5-1

In a game dominated for most of the time by pitchers, Melbourne were eventual winners  5 – 1.  The one run scored by Waverley was unearned. Daniel Beattie was outstanding on the mound for Melbourne. Pitching 6 complete innings with 9 strike outs, conceding only 5 hits and no runs. Liam finished off the match with 2 well controlled innings giving up only 2 hits and having Waverley’s only run for the match scored on a wild throw.

This game was without doubt the best game that Melbourne have played all year and shows the improvement that this side has made since last season and from the first game this year. Overall our fielding was of a high standard which was evidenced by the very good double play to retire Waverley in the 5th innings, with the first out being at the home plate and the 2nd out at 1st.

It was a great game to watch and the standard has been set by this young team to continue in this manner for the remainder of the season.


                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H
Melbourne 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 5 7
Waverley   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7

T. Shiels  2, D. Simpson, D. Kitch, M. Blackmore,  L. Davine, T. Stewart,  1 Each

 

3rd Nine won 10-1

 

4th Nine lost 6-5

 

5th Nine lost 11-9

The fifths copped their first loss of the season, 3 controversial pickoffs at 1st base didn't help but we were generally out hit on the day. We will be better for a solid outing.

 

Women's A won 7-5

A cloudy day for baseball played at Napier Park with our Lady D’s taking on the mighty Lady Waverly Wildcats who won division 3 last year and have been playing good baseball to start the season. The Wildcats ran in to the Lady D’s on a good day out providing for a great game staying close all the way resulting in a glorious win with everyone contributing to a hard fought battle.

We had a great start top of the first inning scoring 3 runs to put the pressure on whilst the Wildcats scored 2 in the bottom of the inning to narrow the score. We went scoreless the top of 2 whereby they put on 1 run to level the score line. Top of the third we tacked on 2 more to inch ahead with some great base running and clutch hitting to bring in the runs as we held them scoreless the bottom half of the dig then with some more heads up base running we scored another 2 runs in the top of 4. Not to be outdone the Wildcats came back with 2 of their own to pull within 2 runs. The Lady Wildcats brought on their closer – Terina Stokes to close out the game as she struck out 2 in the 5th holding us scoreless, the scene was set for the bottom of the last dig as the Wildcats filled the bases threatening to steal the game away from the Mighty D’s but the Ladies gritted their teeth and dismissed the threat with some great stops in the field leaving 3 runners stranded on base as the umpire called “tme and game”, a great effort by all on the day as the Lady D’s got the hits when they were needed and made the defensive stops at crucial times stranding 10 runners on base on the day with 2 innings being bases loaded – Well Done Lady D’s.

Rachel got the start this week going 3 innings giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits with 3 walks, 1 hpb, and 4 strike outs, a good outing on a tough day – there will be better days from this young and upcoming athlete so stay tuned. Dominique came on in relief working 2 innings giving up 0 earned runs on 1 hit with 4 walks, 0 hpb, and 0 strike outs, a good relief effort, well done Nique.

Summary:

Hits: Rachel – 2, Bec & Megan – 1

RBIs: Bec – 2, Rachel, Dominique, Megan & Charmaine - 1

                1 2 3 4 5   R H E
Melbourne 3 0 2 2 0   7 4 1
Waverley   2 1 0 2 0   5 5 4


The Div 3 Melbourne women had a friendly competitive game against Springvale.  The bonus for Melbourne was winning the game, basically due to a fight back dig where they committed themselves to get 5 runs and be 1 up at the end of the 4th at bat (and they did!!). Then they shut Springy down at the bottom of the 4th. Melbourne put bat on ball and everyone got on base and ~everyone scored a run. Springvale had 3 safe hits for the day to our 10.

A fantastic effort again by the Melbourne pitchers.  Well done to Sophia who pitched 3 digs with 33 strikes and 3 strike outs, and Jacqui who pitched 2 digs including 14 strikes and 2 strike outs.
It was fantastic to have Meredith back behind the plate after a missed game due to injury.  Marnie seemed to get a lot of ground balls at 2nd making the 3 outs in the 4th dig, Momoka at SS picked up 6 ground balls to make successful outs with some assistance from Liz at 3rd. Betty was busy at 1st base. 

Batting:
Safe hits to Liz 3, Sophia and Momoka 2, Meredith, Betty, and Marnie 1.  Others to get hits either caught or fielded include well, everyone actually. BB for Momoka, Jacqui, Brook and Izzy. Runs Batted In (RBIs) for Marnie, Momoka, Sophia 3, Meredith, Liz and Izzy 2.

The wrap:
Melbourne stay focussed and minimised the Springvale runs in the first 3 digs.  This allowed Melb to copy their 5 run inning last week and get in front for the bottom of the 4th. That dig lifter Melbourne's confidence and they were able to shut Springvale down with no runs in that crucial 4th dig.  Melbourne then matched Springvale blow for blow whilst maintaining the lead. There were a lot of close calls and the umpires had their work cut out for them; also commenting on what a good close game it was. Liz Vargiu, who had a brilliant game, commented that the Melb Div 3 womens' team has never been this competitive so early in the season. This augers well for Melbourne.  A special acknowledgment of Springvale for their good sportsmanship and competitiveness.


                1 2 3 4 5   R  H E
Melbourne 1 1 0 5 7   14 10 4
Springvale  2 2 2 0 7   13  3 5

 

Women's B won 14-13

The Div 3 Melbourne women had a friendly competitive game against Springvale. The bonus for Melbourne was winning the game, basically due to a fight back dig where they committed themselves to get 5 runs and be 1 up at the end of the 4th at bat (and they did!!). Then they shut Springy down at the bottom of the 4th. Melbourne put bat on ball and everyone got on base and ~everyone scored a run. Springvale had 3 safe hits for the day to our 10.

A fantastic effort again by the Melbourne pitchers.  Well done to Sophia who pitched 3 digs with 33 strikes and 3 strike outs, and Jacqui who pitched 2 digs including 14 strikes and 2 strike outs.
It was fantastic to have Meredith back behind the plate after a missed game due to injury.  Marnie seemed to get a lot of ground balls at 2nd making the 3 outs in the 4th dig, Momoka at SS picked up 6 ground balls to make successful outs with some assistance from Liz at 3rd. Betty was busy at 1st base. 

Batting:
Safe hits to Liz 3, Sophia and Momoka 2, Meredith, Betty, and Marnie 1.  Others to get hits either caught or fielded include well, everyone actually. BB for Momoka, Jacqui, Brook and Izzy. Runs Batted In (RBIs) for Marnie, Momoka, Sophia 3, Meredith, Liz and Izzy 2.

The wrap:
Melbourne stay focussed and minimised the Springvale runs in the first 3 digs.  This allowed Melb to copy their 5 run inning last week and get in front for the bottom of the 4th. That dig lifter Melbourne's confidence and they were able to shut Springvale down with no runs in that crucial 4th dig.  Melbourne then matched Springvale blow for blow whilst maintaining the lead. There were a lot of close calls and the umpires had their work cut out for them; also commenting on what a good close game it was. Liz Vargiu, who had a brilliant game, commented that the Melb Div 3 womens' team has never been this competitive so early in the season. This augers well for Melbourne.  A special acknowledgment of Springvale for their good sportsmanship and competitiveness.


                1 2 3 4 5   R  H E
Melbourne 1 1 0 5 7   14 10 4
Springvale  2 2 2 0 7   13  3 5

 

Junior Match Reports

U18 Melbourne/Malvern Combined team lost to Cheltenham 8 - 5

We welcomed Denton to the team this week and gave him the start against a powerful Cheltenham batting line-up. Unfortunately he struggled a little with his control but will get another chance. Jonte did well in relief and we started to battle our way back into the game. A couple of fielding lapses let off the hook and left us with to much to do late in the game. Charlie finished off the game on the mound and held their offense well. 

U16 Melbourne State League

Winning their first game for the season, the U16 boys stayed strong right from the onset both in the field and at bat. An impressive 14 safe hits were made with the boys taking every opportunity to score runs with P Cotter, B Gundry and X Barling crossing home plate on a "Wild Pitch".  R De Highden backed up the pitchers as the catcher for the entire game while our fielders caught every "Fly" and "Line Drive" that went their way.  A good result for a great game.

                      1  2  3  4  5    R   H   E
Melbourne        4  7  0  2  3  16  14   1
Sandringham    0  0  7  1  x    8   6    1
Singles: R De Highden, X Barling, S Rintoul x 2, O McMahon, C Gerwing, H Edmanson, C Stewart x 2
Doubles: R De Highden, M James x 2, X Barling, C Gerwing
RBIs:  M James x 3, X Barling x 2, S Rintoul, O McMahon, B Gundry, C Gerwing x 5
Pitching:  
S Rintoul 2.1 inn, 4 H, 2 Ks, 4 BB, 7 ER
H Edmanson 0.2 inn, 1 H, 0 Ks, 2 BB, 0 ER
X Barling 1 inn, 1 H 2 Ks, 0 BB, 0 ER

U12 Friday Angels Defeated Malvern Blue 8 - 1
The U12 Angels again dominated with the bat for an 8-1 win away to Malvern Blue. All 10 Angels had at least one safe hit with Will getting 3! Thomas R, Thomas W, Adriaan, Jack, Miles all had two including some doubles. Importantly Conor, Sean and Jon batted runners home with their hits. The Angels fielding was also strong - Adriaan threw-out consecutive runners from Short Stop and Thomas R took a magnificent running fly from Third. Jay pitched his first ever game, setting up our defensive game - only needing 30 pitches across 2 innings and 8 batters and conceding only 2 hits.

 

Upcoming Matches

Competition
Home
Away
Start
Ground
Division 1
Melbourne
Upwey FTG
Sun 3rd Nov 15:30
Surrey Park
Division 1 Reserves
Melbourne
Upwey FTG
Sun 3rd Nov 13:00
Surrey Park
Division 1 Thirds
Upwey FTG
Melbourne
Sun 3rd Nov 15:30
Kings Park
Division 1 Fourths
Upwey FTG
Melbourne Sun 3rd Nov 13:00 Kings Park
Division 4 East
Melbourne
Cheltenham
Sun 3rd Nov 13:00
Myrtle Park
Division 4 South
Cheltenham
Melbourne
Sun 3rd Nov 15:30
Kingston Heath
Womens Division 2 Melbourne Doncaster Sat 2nd Nov 15:30 Surrey Park
Womens Division 3 Melbourne Sandringham Sat 2nd Nov 13:00 Surrey Park
Masters Division 1 Melbourne Preston/Res Mon 4th Nov 18:00 Myrtle Park
Masters Div 2 East Melbourne B Melbourne B Mon 4th Nov 18:00 Surrey Park
Masters Div 2 East Croydon Melbourne C Mon 4th Nov 18:00 Bargenong Res
U18 Metro League Melb/Malv Upwey FTG Sun 3rd Nov 9:00 Myrtle Park
U16 State League Melbourne Cheltenham Sun 3rd Nov 9:00 Surrey Park
U16 AA League Ormond GH Williamstown Sun 3rd Nov 9:00 EE Gunn Res
U15 Friday League BYE Melbourne Fri 1st Nov 18:00  
U14 State League Melbourne Cheltenham Sun 3rd Nov 9:00 Myrtle Park
U14 Metro Central Sandringham Melbourne Sun 3rd Nov 9:00 Tulip St
U12 State League Sandringham Melbourne Sun 3rd Nov 9:00 Tulip St
U12 Friday Central Red Sox Angels Fri 1st Nov 18:30 Surrey Park
U12 Friday Central Dodgers Malvern Blue Fri 1st Nov 18:15 Surrey Park

 

News

MCC 175th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Join us for a gala event on November 15 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Melbourne Cricket Club. A spectacular evening is promised at the MCG as we celebrate 175 years to the day of the MCC's formation - a milestone matched by few other institutions in Melbourne.

Player Subscriptions due

Player Subscriptions are now due. You must register on the new system if you have not done so already. The club risks forfeiting games and / or penalties. There are several methods available to members, you can pay by credit card through IMG when registering. Any queries contact Charmaine Neate.

 

 

Upcoming Events


07/11/2013 Scorers Clinic for Beginners
13/11/2013 U16/U18 specialist training with the ACES
15/11/2013 175th MCC Anniversary Gala
21/12/2013 Christmas Cocktail Function
26/01/2014 Australia Day Celebration and $5000 Draw

Senior Results

1st Nine
Round 4 - Sunday 27th October          
Men's Division 1 Melbourne    3
Waverley 1
Senior Grades
Men's Div 1 Res  Melbourne 5
Melbourne 1
Men's Div 1 Thirds Waverley 1
Melbourne 10
Men's Div 1 Fourths Waverley 6
Melbourne 5
Men's Div 4 East Melbourne 9
Cheltenham 11
Women's Div 2 Melbourne 7
Waverley 5
Women's Div 3 Melbourne 14
Springvale 13
Masters Div 1 Essendon 1
Melbourne 2
Masters Div 2 East Melbourne B -
Doncaster -
Masters Div 2 East Melbourne C 8
Heathmont 11

Junior Results

Round 3 - Sunday 27th October          
Junior Grades
U18 Metro             Cheltenham    8
Melb/Malv 5
U16 State Melbourne 16
Sandringham 8
U16 Metro Williamstown 16
Melbourne 12
U15 Friday Melbourne  
Bobcats  
U14 State Sandringham 14
Melbourne 5
U14 Metro Cheltenham 21
Melbourne 10
U12 State Melbourne 2
Waverley 13
U12 Friday Malvern Blue 1
Angels 8
U12 Friday Dodgers 8
Ormond GH 1
U12 Friday Upwey FTG  
Red Sox  

Merchandise Specials

New MCC Short Sleeved Slicker $45, perfect for the warmer months

Also we have a couple of MCC Supporters Polo's for $20, and Thunderstruck compression shirts for $30 - L and XL sizes only.

Visit the online shop here

 

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