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