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May 23rd

 

Wodonga Warriors A Grade can’t catch the Albury Bears

Wodonga Warriors fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 14-7 loss to Albury on Sunday. The Bears scored on a single by Greg Daniel, a single by Josh Knechtli, a single by Mark Taylor, and a single by Brendan Simmons in the first inning.

Despite the loss, Wodonga did collect eight hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Albury had 15 hits on the way to victory.

Albury Bears got things started in the first inning when Daniel singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two.

Warriors notched four runs in the fifth inning led by Tyson BerryStephen Martin, and Dustin McDougall, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Brandon Purtell led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Albury Bears A Grade. He pitcher went three innings, allowing three runs on four hits, striking out two and walking zero.

Fraser Chadwick was on the hill for WodongaChadwick allowed 14 hits and 13 runs over five innings, striking out four. Justin Gourley threw two innings out of the bullpen.

Wodonga socked one home run on the day. Gourley put one out in the third inning.

The Warriors saw the ball well all day, racking up eight hits in the game. Jesse GriffithsMcDougall, and Gourley each racked up multiple hits. Griffiths went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Wodonga hitters.

Albury collected 15 hits on the day. Alex ClaytonDanielTaylorTrent Brown, and Tom Simmons all managed multiple hits.

A grade vs Porepunkah Rangers 21 Porepunkah 2. 

Parker and Johnson shine as Rangers record solid win against Porepunkah Panthers

The Rangers took to the road and beautiful conditions greeted them for this week’s encounter as the Rangers were welcomed to a very picturesque Porepunkah.

Rangers opened the scoring in the first inning with Ross Johnson collecting his first hit for the day.  With Adrian Quinton on the mound for Porepunkah they managed to limit the damage to only one run and then it was their tun to bat.

Aaron Parker took the start for Wangaratta and began the opening inning in dominant fashion. Soon it was Rangers turn to bat once again. The Rangers hitters found their groove and put on 13 runs over the next two innings with Parker and Johnson adding to their hit tallies for the day.

A change in pitching to Declan Boyce could not stem the run flow and after five completed innings Rangers held a comfortable lead. Parker continued on the mound and was the most dominant player on the ground having 18 first pitch strikes for the afternoon and 6 strikeouts. Panthers added a couple of runs in the 6th but the Rangers were the winners on the day with a scoreline of 21 to 2. Ross Johnson collected 5 hits for the day, with Parker and catcher Damien French each having 3 hits each.

Panthers Paul Meddings was the only shining light for their offence as he collected 3-3 from the plate.

A big thank you to the supporters of Wangaratta who came and enjoyed the afternoon with us and to the scorers, umpires and volunteers of Porepunkah Panthers who without would not have a game of baseball each week. 

B grade Wangaratta Rangers Grey 14 Porepunkah Panthers 11

Wonderful conditions greeted the two teams at Porepunkah on Sunday for the the matinee match. Coach Sean Warfe was missing this week but left the team in the trusted hands of Tony Smith and Brendon French to oversee a see-sawing affair with Rangers Grey ultimately coming out on top with a 14-11 victory over a tenacious Porepunkah side.

Wangaratta took the lead early with Ian Dinsdale delivering his trademark slap strike to drive home the opening run of the game. Porepunkah responded with 2 runs of their own in the first two innings of Rangers starter Enrique Espinel to take a 4-2 lead into the third.

Rangers upped the intensity in the 3rd by plating six runs to take the lead, but the Panthers responded with six runs of their own to snatch back the lead 10-8.

The offense lead by Brendan Cameron and Chattz added another six runs in the 4th to wrestle back the lead 14-10.

Panthers scored another run in their turn in the 4th, but some excellent reflexes from Chatzz on the mound to close the game out. Another win for the Grey who have started the 2021 season in very fine style. 

Wangaratta Rangers Under 15’S Clinches Lead In Third Inning For Victory Over Albury Bears

Wangaratta Rangersran off with the lead late in the game in an 11-7 victory over Albury Bears on Sunday. The game was tied at seven with Wangaratta Rangers batting in the bottom of the third when Reid McNamara grounded out, scoring one run.

Wangaratta Rangers earned the victory despite allowing Albury  to score five runs in the third inning. Albury’s big inning was driven by a walk by Jett Tanuvasa and a single by Zak Gower-Jones.

The Bears got things moving in the first inning, when Gower-Jones singled on a 3-0 count, scoring one run.

Wangaratta put up six runs in the second inning. Mikayla JonkerAsher Hardman, and Brady Fisher all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

Campbell Hobbs led things off on the hill for WangarattaHobbs went one inning, allowing two runs on one hit, striking out two and walking zero.

Connor Dickson was on the mound for Albury Bears. The pitcher lasted one and one-third innings, allowing one hit and three runs while striking out three. Tanuvasa threw two-thirds of an inning in relief.

McNamara and Seth Godenzi each collected one hit to lead Wangaratta RangersWangaratta tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Tanner Godenzi led the way with two.

Albury Bears scattered six hits in the game. Gower-Jones and Storm Tanusava all collected multiple hits for Albury Bears.

Wodonga Warriors Under 15’S Overcomes Benalla Bandits In Face Of Early 5-Run Inning

Even though Wodonga Warriors gave up five runs in the second inning, they still defeated Benalla Bandits  21-5 on Sunday. Liam Coats and Declan Antonis all drove in runs in the frame.

Wodonga Warriors scored seven runs in the third inning. Sophie BerryMary FellowsAngus Weal, and Austin Clear each had RBIs in the big inning.

Clear was on the mound for Wodonga Warriors. The bulldog lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and five runs while striking out two.

Caleb Turvey was on the pitcher’s mound for Benalla Bandits. The righty allowed seven runs on zero hits.

Fellows went 1-for-1 at the plate to lead Wodonga Warriors in hits. Wodonga Warriors was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Janie Chattan made the most plays with five.

Harley Brown led Benalla Bandits with two hits in two at bats. Benalla Bandits tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Logan Threfall led the way with three.

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May 16th 2021

 

Wangaratta Rangers lucky escape.

Wangaratta Rangers snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in an 11-9 victory over the Wodonga Warriors on Sunday. The game was tied at nine with Wangaratta batting in the bottom of the eighth when Tetsu Kamiyama hit a solo homer and scrounged another to go two ahead before shutting the Warriors down in the top of the ninth to take the points.

Wangaratta Rangers built a six-run lead in the third inning and then held off Wodonga Warriors‘s charge. Wodonga put up six runs in the failed comeback. Fraser ChadwickDustin McDougallMcDougall, and Ashley Meyers fueled the rally with RBIs.

The Rangers opened up an early lead in the first inning when Damien French singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Nathan Pool led things off on the mound for Wangaratta going six innings, allowing six runs on nine hits and striking out three.

Veteran Meyers was on the pitcher’s mound for Wodonga he went eight innings, allowing 11 runs on 15 hits.

Wangaratta totaled 15 hits. Rob SeymourAaron ParkerKamiyama, and French each collected multiple hits for Wangaratta Rangers A GradeParker and Seymour each collected three hits to lead Wangaratta Rangers A Grade.

Wodonga Warriors racked up 13 hits. McDougallMax GaroniChadwickMeyers, and Jesse Griffiths each had multiple hits for Wodonga WarriorsMcDougall led with three hits in five at bats.

Porepunkah Panthers Can’t Hold Up Against Albury Bears A Grade

Sunday was a long day for Porepunkah Panthers, falling to Albury Bears 12-1.

Albury Bears got on the board in the first inning when Adrian Quinton threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate before Porepunkah evened things up in the bottom of the first inning when Rian Banks doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

The Albury Bears pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning when Brendan Simmons was hit by a pitch, driving in a run and Brandon Purtell singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.

Albury then scored six runs in the fifth inning off the bats of Alex Clayton and Mark Davis, an error on a ball put in play by Luke Antone, and a double by Mark Taylor.

Tom Simmons led things off on the mound for the Bears. The southpaw surrendered one run on three hits over four innings, striking out four and walking zero.

Quinton toed the rubber for Porepunkah allowing four hits and six runs over four innings, striking out two. Heath Anders threw one inning out of the bullpen.

Damon Barker led Porepunkah Panthers with two hits in two at bats. Albury totaled ten hits in the game. Clayton and Taylor all managed multiple hits.

B GRADE

Early Lead For Albury Bears Seals Fate For Porepunkah Panthers B Grade

Porepunkah Panthers watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 14-5 loss to Albury on Sunday. Albury Bears scored on a single by Jake Burge, a groundout by Fergus Stuchbery, an error, and an error in the first inning.

The Porepunkah Panthers  struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Albury, giving up 14 runs.

Albury Bears got on the board in the first inning when Burge singled.

Porepunkah notched four runs in the fifth inning. The Panthers big bats were led by Stephen JohnstoneJoe Vear, and Jarrod McCormack, all knocking in runs in the inning.

The Bears scored four runs in the sixth inning their big bats were led by Michael Hansford and Burge, who each had RBIs in the inning.

Burge led things off on the pitcher’s mound for the Bears. The bulldog went three and a third innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out six and walking one.

Kaleb Hoare led things off on the hill for Porepunkah. The pitcher surrendered seven runs on 11 hits over four innings, striking out three and walking zero. James Rogers threw two innings out of the bullpen.

Paul MeddingsMcCormack, and Johnstone each collected one hit to lead Porepunkah Panthers B Grade.

Albury Bears collected 19 hits. BurgeRiley HollandSean WilsonHansfordSean Stuchbery, and Mitchell Harris-Whitton all managed multiple hits for Albury.

Wangaratta Rangers Orange Overcome Benalla Bandits In Face Of Early 3-Run Inning

Wangaratta Rangers Orange claimed a 10-3 victory on Sunday, despite a big push by Benalla Bandits in the second inning. Alex WilliamsCheyne Osbourne, and Billy Barber each had RBIs in the frame.

Rangers Orange fired up the offense in the first inning, when Nick Jonker was struck by a pitch, driving in a run.

Wangaratta Rangers Orange pulled away for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second Michael Williams‘s wild pitch allowed one run to score for Wangaratta and Jonker singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

Rangers Orange tallied four runs in the third inning. Wangaratta Rangers Orange put the pressure on, lead by singles by Damien FrenchSteve Peruzzo, and Dan Wells.

Michael Wyatt got the start for  Rangers Orange. The hurler lasted four innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out four.

Williams led things off on the hill for Benalla BanditsWilliams lasted one inning, allowing one hit and six runs. Ashley Cartledge and Osbourne entered the game from the bullpen, throwing three innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.

Rangers Orange racked up 13 hits in the game. JonkerFrenchPeruzzo, and Wells all had multiple hits for Rangers OrangeFrench and Jonker each collected three hits to lead. Orange  tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Jonker led the way with two.

Benalla Bandits stole nine bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Dylan Barber led the way with two.

UNDER 15’s

Porepunkah Panthers Nabs Win Over Albury Bears

Albury Bears scored five runs in the fourth inning, but Porepunkah Panthers still won 19-6 on Sunday. Ethan Simmons and Quinn Meyers all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

Porepunkah Panthers collected five hits and Albury Bears had one in the high-scoring affair.

In the first inning, Porepunkah Panthers got their offense started when Liam Quinton singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

Porepunkah Panthers notched seven runs in the third inning. Ollie ChambersMason AndersLuca Barthelmes, and Quinton each drove in runs during the inning.

Noah Boyd was on the hill for Albury BearsBoyd allowed six runs on two hits. Zak Gower-Jones threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Alan Grasser went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Porepunkah Panthers in hits. Porepunkah Panthers  was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Grasser had the most chances in the field with four.

Grace Castello led Albury Bears with one hit in two at bats. Albury Bears stole eight bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Immanuel Thomas led the way with three.

Mothers Day 2021

 

A GRADE

Albury Bears Capture Lead Early To Defeat Wangaratta Rangers

Wangaratta Rangers fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 12-4 loss to Albury Bears on Sunday. Albury scored on a wild pitch during Greg Daniel‘s at bat in the first inning, a error in the first inning, a walk by Mark Davis in the first inning, and a single by Daniel in the second inning.

The Rangers struggled to contain the high-powered offense of the Bears, giving up 12 runs.

Albury scored four runs in the fifth inning as their bats were led by Tom SimmonsBrendan Simmons, and Daniel, all driving in runs in the frame.

Brandon Purtell led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Albury. He allowed three hits and two runs over four innings, walking only one.

Godenzi started the game for Wangaratta Rangers A Grade. The righthander went three innings, allowing four runs on two hits and striking out one. Aaron Parker and Tetsu Kamiyama entered the game as relief, throwing two and two-thirds innings and one and one-third innings respectively.

Wangaratta Rangers tallied eight hits in the game. Brendan Cameron and Nathan Pool each racked up multiple hits for Wangaratta Rangers A GradePool and Cameron each collected two hits to lead Wangaratta Rangers A Grade.

The Bears collected 13 hits on the day. DanielSimmonsAlex Clayton, and Simmons all managed multiple hits and they were backed up by a sure-handed field who didn’t commit a single error. Simmons made the most plays with nine.

Banks Delivers Four Runs, But Porepunkah Panthers Fall To Wodonga Warriors

Four RBIs from Rian Banks weren’t enough as Porepunkah Panthers fell to the Wodonga Warriors 14-5 on Sunday. Banks drove in runs on a home run in the fifth and a single in the eighth.

The Porepunkah struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Wodonga, giving up 14 runs.

Wodonga opened up scoring in the first inning, when Cody Mendham hit a solo homer.

The Panthers evened things up at one in the bottom of the second inning when Adam Rosser singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Wodonga then pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third Ashley Meyers drew a walk, scoring one run, Jesse Griffiths grounded out, scoring one run, and Wodonga scored one run on a stolen base.

Porepunkah tallied three runs in the fifth inning.

Wodonga scored six runs in the fourth inning. Dustin McDougallGriffithsBen Sodoti, and Jayden Barter each had RBIs in the big inning.

Fraser Chadwick got the win for Wodonga. The ace lasted three innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out four and walking one.

Heath Anders took the loss for Porepunkah, he lasted four and a third innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out six and walking zero.

Declan Boyce started the game for Porepunkah Panthers A Grade. The righty allowed nine hits and ten runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out two McDougall started the game for Wodonga Warriors A Grade. The pitcher surrendered four runs on nine hits over five innings, striking out three and walking one

Porepunkah totaled 14 hits. BanksDamon BarkerRosser , and Dean Anders all had multiple hits. Rosser Barker, and Banks each collected three hits to lead.

Wodonga totaled 15 hits in the game. MendhamBarterCale FlandersMcDougallChadwick, and Sodoti each had multiple hits. Mendham went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead his side in hits.

B GRADE

Early Lead For Albury Bears Seals Fate For Benalla Bandits

Benalla Bandits watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 15-1 loss to Bears on Sunday. Albury scored on a double by Jake Burge, a double by Riley Holland, and a single by Michael Hansford in the first inning.

The Benalla Bandits struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Albury , giving up 15 runs.

Albury got things started in the first inning when Burge doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.

Bears scored five runs in the fourth inning. Albury  batters contributing to the big inning included Sean WilsonHansfordSean Stuchbery, and Johnny Rodriguez, who each had RBIs in the inning.

Burge was on the pitcher’s mound for Albury Bears. The bulldog allowed zero hits and one run over four innings, striking out five and walking zero.

Alex Williams toed the rubber for Benalla Bandits. The bulldog surrendered eight runs on 11 hits over three and a third innings, striking out seven and walking zero. Ashley Cartledge and Cheyne Osbourne entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one inning and two-thirds of an inning respectively.

Williams led Benalla Bandits with one hit in two at bats.

Albury racked up 16 hits in the game. StuchberyHollandBurgeWilson, and Hansford all collected multiple hits for Albury Bears Stuchbery went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Albury  in hits.

Porepunkah Panthers B Grade Takes A Tough Blow From Wodonga Warriors B Grade

Porepunkah Panthers  had trouble keeping up with Wodonga Warriors in a 25-0 loss on Sunday.

One bright spot for the Panthers  was a single by Kaleb Hoare in the second inning.

Max Garoni was on the hill for Wodonga . The hurler allowed one hit and zero runs over three innings, striking out five and walking one.

James Rogers was on the pitcher’s mound for Porepunkah . The righthander allowed four hits and three runs over two innings, striking out four. Hoare and Paul Meddings entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one and one-third innings respectively.

HoareJarrod McCormack, and Stephen Johnstone each collected one hit to lead Porepunkah.

Wodonga  tallied 24 hits. Nathan ScottKane ScottAndrew WealJonte CraigGaroniBill ClearJake Jolley, and Jakob Goldner all managed multiple hits for the WarriorsScott led Wodonga Warriors with four hits in four at bats. Jolley led Wodonga with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 11 stolen bases. Wodonga  didn’t commit a single error in the field. Jolley had nine chances in the field, the most on the team.

Wangaratta Battle sees Rangers Grey Victorious over Wangaratta Rangers Orange

Wangaratta Rangers Orange watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 12-5 loss to Wangaratta Rangers Grey on Sunday. 

The Wangaratta Rangers Orange struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Rangers Grey, giving up 12 runs.

Wangaratta Rangers Orange put up three runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Jason Jonker and an error on a ball put in play by Dan Wells.

Wangaratta Rangers Grey scored seven runs in the fifth inning. Brendon FrenchJenny WarfeChathura Chatzz, and French each drove in runs during the inning.

Chatzz got the start for Wangaratta Rangers Grey. The fireballer allowed two hits and two runs over four innings, striking out seven.

Jonker was on the pitcher’s mound for Wangaratta Rangers Orange. The righthander allowed three hits and five runs over four innings, striking out four. Brad Murdoch threw one-third of an inning in relief.

Daniel GriffinMurdochKelsey BurderJonkerNick Jonker, and Wells all had one hit to lead Rangers Orange.

Rangers Grey collected seven hits. Brendon CameronFrench, and Sean Warfe all managed multiple hits for Wangaratta Rangers Grey B GradeRangers Grey tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Warfe led the way with four.

UNDER 15’s

Albury v Wodonga

 

Fifth Inning Plays Key Role In Albury Bears A Grade Blow Out Over Wodonga Warriors

A six-run fifth inning led the Albury Bears to an 8-2 victory on Sunday. Albury put the pressure on, lead by walks by Jono Sassella and Brandon Purtell and doubles by Purtell and Mark Taylor.

The Bears put up six runs in the fifth, their offense in the inning was led by PurtellTaylorSassella, and Purtell, all knocking in runs.

Brendan Simmons got the start for Albury. The right hander lasted six innings, allowing four hits and zero runs while striking out eight.

Fraser Chadwick started the game for the Wodonga Warriors. The pitcher surrendered six runs on seven hits over four and a third innings, striking out three. Jesse Griffiths threw two and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.

Tom Simmons went 2-for-5 at the plate to lead Albury Bears A Grade in hits. Simmons led the Bears with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with five stolen bases for the day.

Cody Mendham led Wodonga Warriors with three hits in three at bats.

B GRADE

Early Lead For Albury Bears B Grade Sets Stage For Victory Over Wodonga Warriors

The Albury Bears jumped out to an early lead over Wodonga and took home an 11-4 victory on Sunday. Albury scored on a double by Jake Burge, a single by Michael Hansford, and an error in the first inning.

The Wodonga Warriors scored three runs in the fourth inning, but Albury still managed to pull out the victory.  The Wodonga offense in the inning was led by Andrew Weal and Michael (Bill) Clear, all driving in runs in the frame.

Albury Bears notched six runs in the third inning. The offensive firepower by Albury was led by Riley Holland and Jayden Good, who each had RBIs in the inning.

Burge toed the rubber for Albury. The ace lasted three innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out six.

Clear was on the mound for Wodonga. The pitcher surrendered five runs on three hits over two innings. Max Garoni and Connor Ayton entered the game as relief, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one-third of an inning respectively.

HollandHansfordGoodBurge, and Sean Wilson all had one hit to lead Albury.

Nathan Scott went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Wodonga Warriors in hits. The Warriors tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Garoni led the way with two.

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Wangaratta v Porepunkah

 

SENIOR BASEBALL

A Grade

Wangaratta Rangers vs Porepunkah Panthers

Sunny conditions greeted all clubs to Targoora park in Wangaratta on Sunday for round two of the North Eastern Baseball Association 2021 season. The weather was warm and the baseball was hot especially in the A grade match against Porepunkah Panthers. Ross Johnson got the start for Wangaratta and set about his work by having a quick first innings with the Panthers batters going down in order. Rian Banks started for Porepunkah and he too made short work of the Rangers line up.  This pattern continued until the bottom of the third inning when Wangaratta offence kicked into gear.  Johnson collected the first of his four hits the day and Kamiyama drew a walk, Owen Godenzi with one swing of the bat gave the Rangers a three run lead with a home run over the left field fence.  Cam Scott and Nathan Pool strung together back to back hits with Damien French getting on base via a walk. Kelsey Burder and Johnson were able to drive the runners in to give the Rangers a 6-0 lead after three innings. Johnson continued to keep the Panthers hitters quiet and Godenzi tacked on another run by hitting his second home run of the game with the Rangers now up 7-0. Porepunkah then worked themselves back into the game in the 5th inning. Nathan Pool came into pitch and after a rather interesting first out, Porepunkah were able to put a couple of men on base via a hit to centre field and a walk.  D Boyce and Damon Barker were able to score for Porepunkah via an error to make the score line 7-2 Wangaratta. Panthers were slowly but surely clawing their way back into the game by adding another two runs in the 6th inning. However Rangers were not to be denied by adding another 4 runs in the 7th inning.  Pool scored on a sacrifice fly from French while Rob Seymour was able to steal a base and score on Johnsons fourth hit for the day. Rangers added one more to win 11-4 for their first win of the season. 

B Grade  

Wangaratta Rangers Orange vs Porepunkah Panthers.

Rangers Orange welcomed Porepunkah in the early game on diamond one on Sunday. Both teams scored a run in the first, but it was in the second where Rangers Orange were able to score seven runs through a couple of errors and then Angus King able to drive in a run. Brad Murdoch continued to do a commendable job on the mound with the Rangers fielders doing their part too. Panthers hit back in the 4th inning, scoring five runs to find themselves one run behind at 8-7. However Rangers orange were not to be denied by adding another five runs. Panthers added one more in the last inning but it was all too late with Rangers Orange running out 13-8 victors. King and Dan wells each had two hits for the Rangers with Steve Peruzzo, Shaun Whiteman, Jason Jonker and Murdoch collecting a hit each.  

B Grade

Wangaratta Rangers Grey vs Benalla.

Rangers Grey welcomed Benalla Bandits to diamond three at Wangaratta. Brendon French started on the mound for Rangers Grey and kept Benalla to one run in the first innings. Rangers Grey were able to take back the lead in the first by adding four runs of their own. A double to Sean Warfe in the second inning helped add another three runs to the Ranger Grey total. The Bandits were able to string a few hits together to add a couple runs via an error to make the score 7-2.  A double to Tony Smith and a a couple of walks to Chathura Chattz and Warfe who were then both able to score to make the end score 10-2 Rangers Grey way.

Junior Baseball 2-5-2021

 

The opening games of the 2021 season lived up to all expectations. With all games being played at Targoora Park Wangaratta the place was a buzz on a perfect May day.

UNDER 15’s

The Wangaratta Rangers hosted Porepunkah with Tanner Godenzi and Ollie Chambers going head to head on the mound for their respective teams. Great fielding and pitching from both sides had the scores at 0-0 at the end of the first inning. The Panthers put a score on the board first when Alan Grasser, Chambers & Mason Anders scored on some great offensive hitting. The Rangers were quick to answer back as Seth Godenzi, Lucas Sexton, Campbell Hobbs, Jaxon Chilcott and Oscar Maiden all drew walks before scoring. The score was 5-3 going into the 3rd inning when Sexton took the mound for the Rangers. Lachlan Rosser drew a walk and was quick to steal second before he was doubled off by a quick thinking play my Mikayla Jonker at Short Stop. Grasser, Chambers and Skippen then drew walks and were driven in by a great hit from Ethan Edwards scoring 4 runs for the Panthers. The last roll of the dice for the Rangers saw Asha Hardman and Ryan Brockwell on base with some discipline in the batters box. Liam Quinton held his nerve on the mound for Porepunkah and they came through with a triple play to end the game and take the win 7-5. Both Chambers and Quinton picked up 2 strikeouts each.

The Albury Bears were the home team against the Wodonga Warriors and were sent chasing the leather in the first as all 7 batters scored. Liam Cathie, Janie Chatten, Austin Clear, Mary Fellows, Angus Weal, Aiden Ludbrook and Baylin Ford all managed to get on base safely before they took the field. Ethan Simmons led off with a Hit By Pitch then stole 2nd before he was driven in by Grace Castello to get the Bears on the board. Sophie Berry led off for the Warriors in the second with a walk, before Cathie, Weal and Fellows recorded safe hits scoring another runs. Albury bounced back through walks to Noah Boyd, Jordan Daniel, Bailey Emery and Jai Parfitt and a great hit from Immanuel Thomas to end the 2nd inning 12-6. Boyd took the mound for the Bears and allowed the Warriors to score only one run in their final inning giving his side a chance to tie up the game in the last. It wasn’t to be as the Warrior defence held tight rolling a great double play to end the match on a high. The end score being 13-6 Warriors way.

Benalla Bandits out of the A Grade competition

 

NEBA hosted their monthly committee meeting last night as they discussed a range of topics. The main topic was how to ensure the saftey and continuation of the Benalla Baseball Club.

Following on from 27 April meeting please note / action the following:
OUTCOMES:

  • NEBA approved Benalla’s team being transferred to the B grade competition, restructuring the competition to 4 teams in A grade, 6 in B grade. The revised draw is now available – this also includes the draw for the U15s / U11s. 
  • The game commencement times have been revised to the following: 
    • U11s – start at 8:45am, play for 60 minutes
    • U15s – start at 10am, play for 90 minutes
    • B grade – start at 11:45am, play for 2 hours
    • A grade – start at 2:15pm, play for 2 hours, 15 minutes 
  • The 10 minute rule will now be applied to all senior games, not just A grade. 
  • The Bears v Bandits game from Round 1 will become null and void. Bears, Panthers and Bandits to play make up round due to Draw changes. 
  • The U11s will commence as Coach Pitch, with tee being brought in after 3 strikes / 4 balls. 
  • Junior balls will be ordered from Ausport and available this weekend. 
  • Pending minor changes based on this evening’s discussions the NEBA Handbook was approved. The revised version will be provided shortly.
  • Not discussed but in place: The first 3 games for U11s are confirmed and will go ahead as listed, from Rd 5 onwards we will review the draw to see if its possible to maximise playing time for this cohort as aligning with seniors does become difficult based on the B grade schedule. 

ACTIONS:

  • Advise NEBA Sec the number of participants from your club for the Umpires Clinic. Also advise any dietary requirements. 
  • Invite Expressions of Interest to be submitted to NEBA Sec for Representative Coaches and Players for U14s and Senior Winter Championships. 
  • Seek expressions of interest from clubs in relation to formal presentation at the end of the season, with each club committing to 20 representatives per club to ensure the function can go ahead. 

The first games of 2021 – UPDATE Benalla v Albury game classed as NO GAME

 

A GRADE

The Wodonga Warriors Clinches Lead In Seventh Inning To Defeat The Wangaratta Rangers

The Wodonga Warriors stole the lead late in the game in a 5-3 victory over the Wangaratta Rangers in their A Grade clash on Sunday. The game was tied at three with Wodonga batting in the bottom of the seventh when Jesse Griffiths doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run and giving them the lead they never gave up. Wangaratta got things started in the first inning when Fraser Chadwick induced Cameron Scott to hit into a fielder’s choice, but two runs scored as they opened up their account.

Griffiths was credited with the victory for the Warriors as he went three innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and striking out six batters in an excellent pitching display. Aaron Parker took the loss for the Rangers after he went eight innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits and striking out three. Chadwick started the game for Wodonga surrendering three runs on three hits over five innings, striking out five.

Wodonga Warriors tallied 11 hits in the game, Cale FlandersCody Mendham, and Griffiths each had multiple hits to lead their team to victory. Owen Godenzi went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Wangaratta Rangers in hits.

BENALLA v ALBURY – NO GAME RESULTS RECORDED DUE TO BENALLA BEING RELEGATED TO B GRADE COMPETITION.

Borella Shines At The Plate In the Albury Bears Victory Over The Benalla Bandits A Grade

Four hits from Ash Borella paved the way to victory for the Albury Bears over the Benalla Bandits 41-1 on Sunday. Borella homered in the second, tripled in the second, doubled in the second, and doubled in the fourth.

Albury secured the victory thanks to 30 runs in the second inning. BorellaMark TaylorJacob PontonGreg DanielJono Sassella, and Borella each had RBIs in the frame. The Albury Bears fired up the offense in the first inning, when Tom Simmons doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. They rallied in a massive 30 runs in the second inning. BorellaTaylorPontonDanielSassella, and Borella all drove in runs in the frame.

Simmons was on the hill for Albury he went two innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out five and walking one. Dwayne Yates started the game for Benalla, he surrendered nine runs on three hits over one inning. Cheyne Osbourne and Ashley Cartledge entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two innings and one inning respectively.

The Bears tallied 31 hits. BorellaTaylorAlex ClaytonBrandon PurtellLuke AntoneDanielPontonTrent Brown, and Simmons all collected multiple hits for as ClaytonTaylor, and Borella each collected four hits to lead the Albury Bears A Gradde side. Yates led Benalla with two hits in three at bats.

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B GRADE

Despite Collecting 13 Hits, the Wodonga Warriors Falls To the Wangaratta Rangers in B Grade

The Wodonga Warriors fell 10-5 to the Wangaratta Rangers on Sunday despite out-hitting them 13 to eight. Wodonga captured the lead in the first inning scoring two runs when Jonte Craig doubled after Wangaratta scored only one run in their first inning. Wangaratta regained the lead for good with three runs in the second inning. Angus King to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored and Steve Peruzzo doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring a further two runs. The Rangers scored another five runs over the third and forth inning before the Warriors answered when Kane Scott singled on the first pitch of his at bat, scoring one run.

Jason Jonker was on the hill for Wangaratta, he surrendered five runs on 13 hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out five and walking one. Clear was on the pitcher’s mound for Wodonga, he lasted three innings, allowing six hits and seven runs while striking out three. Vaughn Clarke threw two innings in relief.

Wodonga Warriors 13 hits on the day came from ScottAndrew WealClearCraig, and ClarkeScott went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Warriors in hits.

The Rangers had eight hits in the game. Peruzzo and Burder all managed multiple hits but it was the Wangaratta Rangers sure-handed field that didn’t commit a single error that ultimately gave them the win. Burder made the most plays with five.

Albury Bears Drop Game To Wangaratta Rangers Grey After Late Score

The Albury Bears B Grade side stayed in it until the end, but Wangaratta Rangers Grey pulled away late in a 5-4 victory on Sunday. The game was tied at four with Wangaratta batting in the top of the fifth when Heath French‘s sac fly scored one run for 2021 Senior Wangaratta Rangers Grey B Grade.

The Albury Bears lost despite out-hitting the Rangers Grey 13 to three. Wangaratta fired up the offense in the first inning, when Jake Burge induced Brendon Cameron to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored. Albury Bears knotted the game up at five in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Sean Wilson singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Brendon French led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Wangaratta, he surrendered five runs on 13 hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out 11 and walking none. Burge led things off on the hill for Albury, he allowed three hits and five runs over six innings, striking out four.

BurgeJohnny RodriguezWilson, and Sean Stuchbery each racked up multiple hits for Albury, Rodriguez and Burge all had three hits to lead Albury Bears B Grade side. Enrique led 2021 Senior Wangaratta Rangers Grey B Grade with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases.

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Follow your club on GameChanger

 

It’s now easier than ever to support your local baseball club as NEBA move to using Game Changer to score the 2021 season. You can watch live or check in at any time to see up to date stats and league leaders.

Follow your club and the division they are playing in by setting up a Game Changer account on your computer or smart phone and follow these links.

https://gc.com/g/neba2021AGrade

https://gc.com/g/neba2021bgrade

https://gc.com/g/neba2021u15s

Cods keep their heads above water at Masters

 

By – Line Drive

Rangers represent

The men and women of Wangaratta Rangers braved the chilly conditions to watch the Cods in action on Saturday. Armed with all the trappings of home, the men enjoyed watching some interesting baseball in some very trying conditions. Maybe Daniel Griffin should pay a little more attention when an errant foul ball nearly cleaned him up while he ate his chops beside his vehicle. From a players point of view it was greatly appreciated. The men and women of Wangaratta made the effort to come have a look and enjoy Geelong as much as the Cods did. Maybe they will be future Cods in the years to come. 


The Silver Pufferfish Award

This years award went to Ash Meyers who enjoyed himself immensely as he always does at Cods. After three days of baseball he beat out another previous winner Rob Seymour for the award. The reasons for him winning were his on field description of his Friday night. If you really want to know maybe just ask Ash. 

Whiteman wiffs at one and snap!  

It was great to see Sean Whiteman finally dirty his new cleats he had bought over twelve months prior. He had a good weekend playing solid ball and being the boss he is in right field.  Whiteman also broke the first bat of the weekend. A nice blue number purchased the previous day by Nathan Pool. After Pool could not decide what bat to buy and was told to “just buy both” so he took the advice of the peanut gallery and did so. The ball that did the damage was on the hands, and from the first sound it made, the bat is now firewood. Lucky for Pool the bat did come with a warranty. Sometimes the bat last longer than the day! 


Good to see some familiar faces.

One of the highlights for Line Drive is to catch up with old friends at Masters. This was the case on the weekend where it was great to see former team mates from the clubs he once played for. Talking baseball and about how to grow the game and working together was a common theme. Also talking about how good they once were as well. Maybe just maybe there are some good times ahead working together to grow the game in the North East of Victoria. 


All about the socks! 

Yes there is always something to discuss about socks but over the weekend it was especially strong. Friday black socks, Saturday old school stirrups followed by high sock hoop Sunday. In an amazing turn of events all sock colours matched the playing tops. Once again those leading the sock charge: Jason Jonker, Ash Meyers and Cam Scott. Now to get it right at old Ranger land! 

Register to play in 2021

 

As the 2021 season begins it is a requirement to register with Baseball Victoria before you take the diamond to train or play. Please see the link below to the BV website and choose the club that you would like to register with to ensure that you are covered to play. https://baseballvictoria.com.au/winter-return-to-play-registration/

Porepunkah Panthers on the diamond

 

The Porepunkah Panthers have started their training for the 2021 season.

They will take to their home diamond every Tuesday. Junior’s will start at 4pm and Seniors will take over from 5:30pm.

The Panthers are hosting 2 senior teams and 2 juniors. The junior competition will be under 15’s and under 12’s. If you know of anyone that would like to participate please contact the club as we are looking for new players.