Senior match reports - Round 3

The firsts won 5-0 out at Essendon, scoring a run early then in the 5th, doubles to Matt Kent, Nathan Aron and Oliver McMahon scored 2 to make it 3-0 Melbourne. Tacking on additional insurance runs in the 8th after a triple to Matt Blackmore and Alex Hondo hitting a ground ball to score him and an extra in the 9th innings was more than Andy Mann and Liam Davine needed to shut-out Essendon 5-0.

 

 

The seconds played out a tight 3-3 draw after coming from behind to tie the game up in the last.

 

The thirds had to come from behind - in a scrappy game winning 10-6 after scoring 8 wild runs in the bottom of the second to convert a 0-4 score to 8-4. That was enough with Tim Roos starting on the mound and Grant Svikulis closing out the game with some serious heat.

The fourths won on a walk-off hit 4-3 after Tom Arthur clubbed a 2 out, 2 RBI double to right field. The win was all the more remarkable as we only had 2 hits in the preceeding 5 innings - scoring 4 in the last dig, with some good baserunning, team batting and the best hit of the day coming off the final pitch. It wasn't a day for big hitting despite perfect weather - Essendon only managed 2 hits for the day - Melbourne with hits to Arran Potter, Vincent Torcasio, Lenny Chiverton and the walk-off to Tom Arthur.

The fifths had their first win of the year - a big one over Packenham 21-1.