Fitzroy 2, Werribee 0
Nine innings. Four hits. That’s how dominant the Lions pitching was in their huge road win over the Giants. Single markers in the first and third was all Fitzroy needed to record their ninth victory of the season, putting them just a half game back of Werribee for the second rung on the Division 2 ladder.
Luke McLean and Taylor Eichhorst both had three hits for the Lions, including two doubles by Eichhorst. The runs batted in were credited to McLean and Brock Pawley.
Oliver Box, Daine Gregory, Even McPherson, and Jose Ruiz had the hits—all singles—for Werribee.
Williamstown 8, Bonbeach 1
Hungry to get back to Division 1, the Wolves mauled yet another opponent on Sunday, feasting on the visiting Bluejays, 8-1.
Similar to previous victories, Williamstown started fast, plating four runs in the first and then following that success up with two in the fourth. Bonbeach got on the board in the eighth but the Wolves quickly responded by scoring a couple runs of their own in the bottom half.
Aaron Green and Kile Rogers starred for the victors with each recording three hits. Staci Rogers also had multiple knocks while Ryan Camov slugged two doubles.
With the win, Williamstown is now alone in fourth place, six points behind top-of-the-ladder Moorabbin.
Berwick City 10, Malvern 1
Scoring early and often, Berwick City evened their record at 7-7. Tallying three runs in the second, five in the third and two in the fourth, the Cougars coasted to an easy win over the struggling Braves.
Mark Surtees started for Berwick, throwing five scoreless innings. Relievers Cameron Gibbens, Eland Tsubata and John O’Connor allowed just a single run in four innings of work.
Luke Bettles and Simon Willox put their best foot forward for Malvern with each accounting for two hits. Willox had the lone RBI, scoring Lachlan Fuda.
Original report supplied by Mark Gibbens of the Berwick City Baseball Club
Ballarat 6, Port Melbourne 3
The old adage that every time you go to a baseball game you see something new certainly applies to this tilt. The Brewers scored six runs—on just two hits. The skilled batsmen were Ricky Howell and Scott Jones, with the latter’s hit going for two bases. Jones also knocked in two runs with Stewart Jeffrey and Scott Kerr accounting for the other two RBI.
The victory ups Ballarat’s record to 5-8 while Port Melbourne falls to 3-10.
Moorabbin 16, Upwey Ferntree Gully 3
When you score 12 runs in one inning the odds are very much in your favour to prevail. So it should come as little surprise that the first place Panthers huge sixth frame was enough to secure the victory.
Moorabbin began the scoring with four runs in the second. The Tigers answered back with one in the second and another in the third but were then held scoreless before the Panthers outburst. A sole run in the bottom of the seventh by Upwey was not enough to avoid the mercy rule.