Match Report courtesy of BASEBALL AUSTRALIA
SENIOR LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
ASIA PACIFIC (Southern Mariners) vs. CENTRAL, 2 August 2016
The Southern Mariners held a five run lead in the middle innings, but it wasn’t enough as Central clawed their way back to claim a 13-8 victory.
The Mariners swung the bat well in what was their first loss as a team, after going through the state, national and Asia-Pacific tournaments undefeated.
The hits were shared, with Josh Meyer going 3-for-4 while Jack Dunn and Jayson Arthur picked up a pair of hits each.
Mariners starting pitched Jackson Boyd toiled in the loss, throwing four tough innings, while Jordan Barnett cooled Central’s offence, throwing a scoreless inning of relief. Rydge Hogan drove in four runs against a strong Central defence, including one of the six runs scored in the fourth inning.
The Mariners continue their tournament early tomorrow morning (3am AEST) against the winner of Southwest and East.