Division 1 Firsts Round 19
Melbourne (12-4-2) 5 defeated Waverley (10-7-2) 4
In a tight start to the game, Melbourne broke the tie by scoring 1 in the 4th on a sac fly. Up to then the pitchers were well on top.
Waverley came back to score three runs and take the lead in the fifth inning on a bases-loaded double to Mitch Kennedy. Melbourne tied the game in the 6th and again in the 7th.
Melbourne finally took the lead in the ninth inning to capture a back-and-forth game from Waverley by a 5-4 score. A bases-loaded single to Mitch Ayres gave Melbourne a walk-off victory in a close fought game.
Andy Mann started the game for Melbourne pitching six and two-thirds innings, surrendering four runs, eight hits, striking out six, and walking one.
Young Adam Pahos relieved throwing just one and two-thirds innings, with 2 hits, 1 strike-out and 1 walk, for zero runs. A great start to 2017.
Liam Devine earned the win for Melbourne. He threw only two-thirds of an inning, giving up zero runs, zero hits, striking out one, and walking one.
Melbourne had eight hits in the game. Rob Hondromatidis and Adam Burton each collected 2 while Tristan Field, Matt Kent, Nathan Aron, and Mitch Ayres each collected 1 hit.
Match report courtesy of Vic Summer league website.
Division 1 Firsts Tuesday
Melbourne (13-4-2) 8 defeated Newport (6-10-3) 8
Melbourne recorded a win against Newport in last nights game at Surrey Park 8-5. Melbourne got out of the blocks early and had an 8-0 lead but to their credit, Newport fought back to score 5 themselves and keep our bats quiet later in the game.
The game included an injury to the Newport right fielder who courageously ran into the right field fence trying to catch a fly. We received this message from Newport President this morning:
"Just a quick note of thanks that I’d appreciate if you could pass on to your players and members in relation to the injury sustained by Zac Seipolt last night. Unfortunately Zac broke both bones in his arm, just above the wrist. The Doctors managed to realign the bones and set the arm in a cast. He’ll find out in the next few days whether he requires surgery.
We’d like to thank all of those who helped Zac off the field, and for the concern your players and supporters showed. I’d like to especially thank the gentleman who helped Zac and I to my car and ensured we knew where the hospital is. It’s people like this that make our game so great to be a part of."
President, Newport Baseball Club Inc.
Not surprisingly, the volunteer who assisted was Stephen Pahos.
We want to thank all the Newport players who stuck around for a meal and a drink with us after the game.
Division 1 Seconds
The seconds held their own against Waverley for four innings, 2-2 going into the 5th - but a bunch of runs in the 5th, 6th and 7th innings blew out a close game 11-2 in favour of Waverley.
Division 1 Thirds
Hicky was sensational on the mound - throwing a six innings no hitter before being relieved by Prom. Neither side troubled the scorers until the 7th inning, Melbourne scoring 3 runs in the the top of the 7th, Prom getting the last out with a strikeout stranding the tying run at 3rd to take the win. James Roy was good with the stick getting a couple of timely hits.
Division 1 Fourths
An undermanned Waverley were no match for our consistent 4th nine - we piled on the runs in the first 3 innings taking a big lead - Enoch started his first game in many months and delivered with three shutout innings, only giving up 1 hit, Hudson relieved and threw four strike-outs giving up a run on 2 hits. Murray Noble led the hitting with 3 hits including a triple, Trent Ryan, Jason Mann, Andrew Speed and Arran Potter collecting a couple of hits, Hudson Gerwing and Bryce Webb had a hit each in the comfortable win.