North Eastern Baseball Association

May 23rd

May 23rd

25th May, 2021

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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