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Can anyone catch Doncaster in Division 2?

Baseball Victoria
23 November 2016

Doncaster 7 vs Ballarat 3

On a beautiful Saturday at Deep Creek, the host Dragons used a five-run sixth inning to stay atop the Division 2 ladder.

Facing Brewers import Rob Shaw with two outs in a 2-2 game, Scott Carr drove in Callum Lethborg to give Doncaster a lead over Ballarat that they would never relinquish.

From there it all went south for the Brewers. Ben Utting’s pop fly somehow fell safely between the shortstop and left fielder, plating two. Tyler Cooklin then reached base on a dropped third strike, Utting crossed home on a wild throw and Billy Findlay topped it all off with an RBI triple to push the lead to 7-2.

That was all the runs Doncaster starter Simon Fitzmaurice would need. His final stat line: seven innings, three runs on seven hits and just two walks. He struck out three.

Carr finished the game off, pitching two scoreless innings in relief.

Original report supplied by John McDonald of the Doncaster Baseball Club

There is nothing quite like a 1-0 nine inning game.

In another iteration of the classic baseball paradigm, it was the Giants who came out on top by the slimmest of margins.

Trent Evins dazzled on the mound, striking out six and walking only one on just 73 pitches. He then gave way to Josh Lee who closed out the win over the host Eagles.

At the plate, Cameron Wilson had two hits in three at-bats, including a double and an RBI. Wade Blazer and Oliver Box also slugged two baggers.

Original report supplied by Jessica Curnow of the Werribee Baseball Club

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