Midweek Rap. Division 1, 2 and Women’s December 2014.

Baseball Victoria
09 December 2014


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Midweek Rap December 9th 2014. 


Midweek games this week open with two top teams from different conferences meeting. Essendon travel to Surrey Park tonight, for a 6pm game, to meet the in-form Melbourne in the return leg of their series after the Demons won 3-1 on the weekend. Whilst both teams had five hits apiece Essendon will be looking to improve their accuracy after they allowed thirteen walks on Sunday. Matthew Kent for Melbourne and Tristan McDonald for Essendon collected two hits and an RBI each and Shane Kraemer threw seven innings for only two hits for the Demons. Both teams still have plenty of pitching in reserve in what promises to be a showcase of Victorian baseball.

Preston travel to Waverley after the Wildcats won 6-3 with twelve hits to six on the weekend. Waverley look to have steadied after losing some tight games to begin the season. The team from Napier Park are in touch with the top of the ladder and now have John Kennedy back on the mound. Kennedy pitched five innings for four hits and six strikeouts and was backed up by Darcy and Luke Papanicolaou who threw two and four innings respectively. With Matthew Wilson on their list Waverley look well stocked with pitching with three games remaining before the break. 

Preston is three games behind Essendon in their conference and even with Geelong so a win tonight will put a cap on their hard work so far.  The Pirates will be looking to stop Jamie Papanicolaou who collected three hits on the weekend. Preston will also be looking to collect more than six hits after Jordan Ley collected two and four other players got one each on Sunday. 

Newport travel to MBP as the away team to Upwey FTG tonight at 6.30pm after the Rams won in a shootout 6-7, 13 hits to14. The Tigers will be looking to contain Jordan Young who collected four hits for the winners whilst Malthouse got three. Weir took the mound as he continues to be the workhorse for Newport and was relieved by Jeremy Young. Newport will stay in touch with the ladder leaders if they win while Upwey will be looking for some joy before Christmas after some tough losses.

Geelong is the away team to Blackburn for the late game at MBP tonight at 8.50pm. The Orioles will be looking to break out of the box after they were blanked 5-0 by the Baycats on the weekend. The winner of tonight’s game will go ahead on points as both teams are even although they are in separate conferences. 

Sandringham travel to MBP as the away team to Doncaster for the early game tomorrow night after they lost to the Dragons 2-0 on the weekend. Sandringham have been lead by Grant Irving in both defence and offence all season and Mitch Glasser has been hitting well but the Royals have suffered some tough losses in the last couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Doncaster is being lead with the bat by their playing manger Ben Utting who is 17 from 47 over the season and Westphal is leading with the ball. From the hill Luke has thrown 43 innings so far for only 14 hits. The Royals will be looking for a win and the Dragons will be looking to score more runs to support their solid defence and stay in touch with the top teams. 

The 8.50pm late game, tomorrow night, at MBP sees Cheltenham host Williamstown after the Rustlers won 9-5 on the weekend. Williamstown have some pitching in reserve for this game, as Jason Lester and Andrew Russell didn’t throw on the weekend. Josh Lee threw long relief for the Wolves with three strikeouts over four innings giving up only one earned run. Blake Cunningham threw five innings and has been solid for Cheltenham all season with an ERA of 2.28. Trevorah and Rossell got two hits apiece for the Rustlers and have also been solid with the bat all season. Rutgers who is in career best form got one hit as well. Aaron Green got two hits for the Wolves so will be looking to continue his form midweek. 

Division 2  

There are no midweek games in Division 2 this week. On Saturday Berwick travel to Bonbeach after the Cougars lost to third placed Moorabbin and Bonbeach got blanked 6-0 by Springvale. On Sunday Springvale travel to Malvern after the Braves lost in extras to Fitzroy. The Lions of the north travel to Sunshine for another shot at the top team after the Eagles sat out a washout 0-0 versus Werribee. The Giants travel to St.Kilda after the Saints lost in their local derby against Port Melbourne 7-10. The Mariners go to Moorabbin to see if some of their recent form will come through against the second placed Panthers. 

Women’s Division 1   

All games are on this Saturday at 3.30pm. Essendon, who are on a roll, travel to Springvale to see if they can dent the record of the undefeated Lions. The Bulldogs will be hoping for some inspiration after losing 13-1 to Springvale, when they are the away team to Malvern. The Braves will be also want to shake off their loss to Doncaster 18-5 and the Dragons host Werribee with three games to go before the break. 

Report By Cam Gleeson

@valiantcam

@baseballvic

 








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Midweek Rap December 9th 2014. 


Midweek games this week open with two top teams from different conferences meeting. Essendon travel to Surrey Park tonight, for a 6pm game, to meet the in-form Melbourne in the return leg of their series after the Demons won 3-1 on the weekend. Whilst both teams had five hits apiece Essendon will be looking to improve their accuracy after they allowed thirteen walks on Sunday. Matthew Kent for Melbourne and Tristan McDonald for Essendon collected two hits and an RBI each and Shane Kraemer threw seven innings for only two hits for the Demons. Both teams still have plenty of pitching in reserve in what promises to be a showcase of Victorian baseball.

Preston travel to Waverley after the Wildcats won 6-3 with twelve hits to six on the weekend. Waverley look to have steadied after losing some tight games to begin the season. The team from Napier Park are in touch with the top of the ladder and now have John Kennedy back on the mound. Kennedy pitched five innings for four hits and six strikeouts and was backed up by Darcy and Luke Papanicolaou who threw two and four innings respectively. With Matthew Wilson on their list Waverley look well stocked with pitching with three games remaining before the break. 

Preston is three games behind Essendon in their conference and even with Geelong so a win tonight will put a cap on their hard work so far.  The Pirates will be looking to stop Jamie Papanicolaou who collected three hits on the weekend. Preston will also be looking to collect more than six hits after Jordan Ley collected two and four other players got one each on Sunday. 

Newport travel to MBP as the away team to Upwey FTG tonight at 6.30pm after the Rams won in a shootout 6-7, 13 hits to14. The Tigers will be looking to contain Jordan Young who collected four hits for the winners whilst Malthouse got three. Weir took the mound as he continues to be the workhorse for Newport and was relieved by Jeremy Young. Newport will stay in touch with the ladder leaders if they win while Upwey will be looking for some joy before Christmas after some tough losses.

Geelong is the away team to Blackburn for the late game at MBP tonight at 8.50pm. The Orioles will be looking to break out of the box after they were blanked 5-0 by the Baycats on the weekend. The winner of tonight’s game will go ahead on points as both teams are even although they are in separate conferences. 

Sandringham travel to MBP as the away team to Doncaster for the early game tomorrow night after they lost to the Dragons 2-0 on the weekend. Sandringham have been lead by Grant Irving in both defence and offence all season and Mitch Glasser has been hitting well but the Royals have suffered some tough losses in the last couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Doncaster is being lead with the bat by their playing manger Ben Utting who is 17 from 47 over the season and Westphal is leading with the ball. From the hill Luke has thrown 43 innings so far for only 14 hits. The Royals will be looking for a win and the Dragons will be looking to score more runs to support their solid defence and stay in touch with the top teams. 

The 8.50pm late game, tomorrow night, at MBP sees Cheltenham host Williamstown after the Rustlers won 9-5 on the weekend. Williamstown have some pitching in reserve for this game, as Jason Lester and Andrew Russell didn’t throw on the weekend. Josh Lee threw long relief for the Wolves with three strikeouts over four innings giving up only one earned run. Blake Cunningham threw five innings and has been solid for Cheltenham all season with an ERA of 2.28. Trevorah and Rossell got two hits apiece for the Rustlers and have also been solid with the bat all season. Rutgers who is in career best form got one hit as well. Aaron Green got two hits for the Wolves so will be looking to continue his form midweek. 

Division 2  

There are no midweek games in Division 2 this week. On Saturday Berwick travel to Bonbeach after the Cougars lost to third placed Moorabbin and Bonbeach got blanked 6-0 by Springvale. On Sunday Springvale travel to Malvern after the Braves lost in extras to Fitzroy. The Lions of the north travel to Sunshine for another shot at the top team after the Eagles sat out a washout 0-0 versus Werribee. The Giants travel to St.Kilda after the Saints lost in their local derby against Port Melbourne 7-10. The Mariners go to Moorabbin to see if some of their recent form will come through against the second placed Panthers. 

Women’s Division 1   

All games are on this Saturday at 3.30pm. Essendon, who are on a roll, travel to Springvale to see if they can dent the record of the undefeated Lions. The Bulldogs will be hoping for some inspiration after losing 13-1 to Springvale, when they are the away team to Malvern. The Braves will be also want to shake off their loss to Doncaster 18-5 and the Dragons host Werribee with three games to go before the break. 

Report By Cam Gleeson

@valiantcam

@baseballvic

 







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