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#VictoriaAces Get Back-to-Back Wins to Open 2022 Australian Women's Baseball Showcase

Victoria Aces hold a 2-0 record following the first day of the 2022 Australian Women’s Baseball Showcase in Geelong, thanks to a wild win over the Brisbane Bandits on Thursday night.

The Aces reeled in an early 7-0 deficit to record a 14-11 win at Geelong Baseball Centre.

Morgan Doty’s grand slam in the bottom of the first put Victoria on top and they regained the lead once again with a four-run bottom of the second.

Shae Lillywhite drove in two runs and scored three times to support Doty’s four RBIs. Bronwyn Gell, Abbey McLellan, Tahnee Lovering, and Chelsea Forkin also drove in runs for Victoria.

Earlier in game one against Adelaide Giants, the Aces secured a 4-1 win as Abbey McLellan went deep twice and Bronwyn Gell also homered to support strong pitching.

The Aces’ Showcase debut started with a two-run shot from Gell in the bottom of the first. McLellan restored a two-run cushion for the Aces in the bottom of the second after Carly Moore launched a solo shot for the Giants.

The infielder sent a lead-off shot to right to make it 3-1, and soon led off the fourth with a shot to left field to put the Aces up by three runs.

Allie Bebbere – the 2022 Australian Women’s Baseball Championship pitching award recipient – closed the door on Adelaide. Bebbere tossed three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out one.

Left-hander Genevieve Beacom provided Victoria with a strong start on the mound. Beacom struck out five in two innings of work before Bebbere took over.

Gell handed Beacom and the Aces a lead in the bottom of the first. The 2022 Australian Women’s Baseball Championship most valuable player capitalised on an error to start the bottom of the inning, sending a long ball to centre to make it 2-0. Gell also made a couple of nifty plays to deny the Giants.

The Aces made the most of strong fielding to turn an inning-ending double play in the top of the third.

Click HERE for box scores from both games, and stay tuned as the Australian Women's Baseball Showcase continues on Friday with the Aces and Giants meeting once again starting at 7:05pm.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Friday 6 May 7.05pm Giants vs Aces
  • Saturday 7 May 4.05pm Bandits vs Aces
  • Sunday 8 May 12.05pm Grand Final (Top 2 Teams after May 5-7)

Watch Live

All seven games from the 2022 Australian Women’s Baseball Showcase will be shown on Kayo Sports and at

You can also visit Geelong Baseball Centre to watch the Victoria Aces live!

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Baseball Victoria acknowledges the support of the Melbourne Aces through the joint venture to promote and manage the Victoria Aces, the Victorian Government through its Significant Sporting Events Program, and the City of Greater Geelong through its community events grants.

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