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 Chadwick, Dustin McDougall, McDougall, 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.
Meyers was on the pitcher's mound for Wodonga he went eight innings, allowing 11 runs on 15 hits.
Wangaratta totaled 15 hits. Rob Seymour, Aaron Parker, Kamiyama, and French each collected multiple hits for Wangaratta Rangers A Grade. Parker and Seymour each collected three hits to lead Wangaratta Rangers A Grade.
Wodonga Warriors racked up 13 hits. McDougall, Max Garoni, Chadwick, Meyers, and Jesse Griffiths each had multiple hits for Wodonga Warriors. McDougall 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.
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.
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.
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 Johnstone, Joe 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 Meddings, McCormack, and Johnstone each collected one hit to lead Porepunkah Panthers B Grade.
Albury Bears collected 19 hits. Burge, Riley Holland, Sean Wilson, Hansford, Sean 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 Williams, Cheyne 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 French, Steve 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 Bandits. Williams 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. Jonker, French, Peruzzo, and Wells all had multiple hits for Rangers Orange. French 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.
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 Chambers, Mason Anders, Luca Barthelmes, and Quinton each drove in runs during the inning.
Noah Boyd was on the hill for Albury Bears. Boyd 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.