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Improving their mark to 2-0, Doncaster bested visiting Port Melbourne, 13-5, in a Division 2 Victorian Summer Baseball League game on Sunday.
The final score belies the toughness of the victory. Down 2-0 heading in to the bottom of the third, the second time through the order proved the charm as the Dragon hitters made the requisite adjustments with seven consecutive hitters reaching base. The two run deficit turned in to a three run lead, soon increased to five in the fourth inning.
Undeterred, the Mariners tallied thrice in the sixth, only to see Doncaster score five runs in the seventh to seal the win.
The Dragons stars were third baseman Nic Unland (four hits, two runs scored and a stolen base) and Ben Utting (three hits, a walk, two runs scored and a couple RBI).
Three other players—Billy Findlay, Scott Carr and Callum Lethborg—each had two hits, combining for seven runs batted in.
Hurler Simon Fitzmaurice started, earning his second win in as many games, pitching six solid innings, allowing nine hits but just three earned runs.
Doncaster’s relievers weren’t half bad either with Carr and new import Tyler Cooklin closing out the victory.
Eight runs in the top of the first followed by another five in the second was more than enough for Sunshine to blank Malvern in seven mercy-rule shortened innings.
Lewis Weldon led the Eagles with four RBI and Brett Davis drove in three; all Sunshine players scored at least one run.
Taylor Rowe, Griffen Weir and new import Jared Van Hoon combined for seven shutout innings, ceding just four hits.
In less-than-ideal conditions (to put it mildly), Josh Lee pitched very well for the Giants, allowing just one run in five innings. Nearly equally impressive was Johnny Curnow who pitched the remainder of the game, ceding just four this and three runs while striking out six in four innings.
At the plate, Darryl George had four hits in five at bats, Trent Evins went 3-5 with three RBI, Wade Blazer 2-4 with two batted in and Oliver Box finished 1-2 with three RBI.