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Mavericks @ Angels

game highlights

The Angels and Mavericks know each other very well, potentially too well in some cases, so Tuesday’s game was always going to be interesting. Both teams came out of the box swinging, and after 1 inning the score was tied at 6. The Angels continued to tack on, scoring a few runs in each of the following innings. However the Mavericks could not keep up the scoring pace with the blinding low sun, and the game finished after 6 1/2. Highlights were Bertie shouting “I got it!” and the ball landed 5-10 metres away…. Monique being her usual self and annoyingly stopping everything at 3rd. She clearly has been training with James as he also made plenty of outs to first from the pitching rubber. Lucy also had a hit over the head of her Brookes Softball coach to start a 2 out rally. Both teams made their fair share of catches in the outfield, an exceptional catch was from Amy who charged in and made a basket catch. Selina also caught a tricky popup over the catcher’s head. 3 new female Angels also had doubles on merit showing their improvement. Everything added to a very enjoyable game (helped by Winston not barking continuously for once) and miraculously the Angels game was not the last one to be completed!

Most Valuable Players

Angels: Amy Beveridge & Tom Merritt
Mavericks: Monique Geyer-Johnson & James Mighell

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Angels @ Tigers

game highlights

A very close game. Angels started off well with 6 runs in the top of the 1st, but Tigers found holes in the defence and responded with 7 of their own in the 2nd to take a 10-7 lead. Defences then tightened up on both sides with the odd run scoring here and there, the score after 5 innings was tied at 10 apiece. Highlights were running catches by both LFs (Tom and Paul), and the Tigers RC fielder hoovered up mostly everything in the air (1 of which this writer is particularly bitter about…) Tim also had more put-outs than my scoresheet could tally, and both teams were throwing out runners trying to advance with relays from the outfield. In the end the Angels benefited from 2 timely HRs in the final innings to close it out with the potential tying run stranded in the on-deck circle.

Most Valuable Players

Angels: Jen Edis and Paul Taylor
Tigers: Ellie Gilroy and Dustin Fox

 

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Knights @ Oddsox

game highlights

Some good hitting from Oddsox, who managed to find the gaps, saw three home runs in a row for JP and one for Rachael. Good work from Katie at short stop saw a double play at 2B from Johnny at pitcher and then on to Scott on 1B. Oddsox kept it tight in the field throughout. Knights found it hard to get their bats going, but did get a home run and had good hits from Chris and Dom. Vesa had a good game on 2B and then 1B to secure MVP.

most Valuable Players

Knights: Vesa  Qarkaxhija and Chris Dore
Oddsox: Katie Cooper and Johnny Sullivan

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Oddsox @ Mavericks

Game highlights

The Oddsox and Mavericks fought a really close game with both teams fielding well. Throughout the first four innings, both teams shut each other out 3 times which brought the score to 5-1 in favour of the Oddsox. The Oddsox then pulled away in the 5th and 6th, but the Mavericks shut them out in the 7th and started to come back with their own offensive drive clawing back a number of runs. Big shout out to the Mavericks’ Monique and the Oddsox’s Rachael–both ladies had a fantastic game on third base and were pretty good with the bat, too!

most Valuable Players

Oddsox: Rachael Monteiro and Jake Roberts
Mavericks: Monique Geyer-Johnson and Max Goddard

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Angels @ Knights

Game highlights

It was a difficult evening for batting with the ball seeming to appear out of the sun. Knights held the Angels close at the beginning due to some good outfield catches and an aggressive defensive alignment (it was 4-4 after 3). Angels started to find holes and stretched out the lead in the following innings, only for the Knights to put up a storming effort in the 7th with 13 runs! Babs stopped everything at 1st for the Angels and Pete had a diving stop at 3rd which helped to limit the damage in the 7th inning.

Most Valuable Players

Knights – Grace and Matt
Angels – Babs and Pete

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Tigers @ Rebels

Game highlights

Tuesday night had another really good game with great hitting led by the Rebels who got off to a hot start with James Clark hitting a grand slam in the first inning to take the team’s lead to nine.¬† Defensively, the Rebels kept the Tigers scoreless for the first three innings, but the Tigers fought back in the later innings with a home run and some good base running. The Tigers crept closer to the Rebels with back-to-back triples in the 6th. There were a couple of great catches deep in left field by Cliff Wierich and left centre field by Charlie Bath for the Tigers and great infield play from both teams, each picking up a double play. A couple of brilliant catches from Tom Horsfield at second base for the Rebels and some quick outs to Fiona Mounsdon on first base shut the Tigers down. The Tiger’s defense was anchored by solid play at third base by Adora Jones and second baseman Kathleen McCallen. The Rebels shortstop, James Clark, took care of a number of plays including a “will-he-won’t-he” fly ball that kept the team guessing. Special shoutouts to James Mighell from the Mavericks who stepped in to help the Rebels out with pitching and Josh May from the Rebels whose words of encouragement kept people’s spirits up as the game went on into the evening. Final thanks go to Lesley Roberts for a stellar job umpiring, despite being blinded by the setting sun!

Most valuable players

Tigers: Adora Jones and Cliff Weirich
Rebels: Fiona Mounsdon and Tom Horsfield

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