Match Report – 1s v Doncaster @ MBP – 8th December

December 9:

Sandringham Royals 3 defeated Doncaster Dragons 2

In a tight game at Melbourne Ball Park last night [Tuesday 8.12.15] the Royals overcame the Dragons again with a 3-2 win in 7 innings.

The win was set-up in the top of the first, the Royals scoring 3 runs, from 2 walks to Jordy Barnett & Jake Wonnacott, an error by Doncaster’s 3rd baseman and a double to Declan Ferguson.

Doncaster replied with one run in the bottom of the first off Brayden McConkey who gave up a walk and a single to left field.

Pitchers then dominated the game, lefty Simon Fitzmaurice for Doncaster, and Brayden McConkey and hard-throwing Brandon Stenhouse for Sandringham.

The Dragons added a second run in the 4th, but were shut-down by Royals closer Terry Jeon. The Royals nearly scored again in the 7th, but were  denied by a relayed throw from Ryan Morris’s single to right field via 1st  base with Cameron Beaumont out at 3rd base.

Once again the Royals were out-hit 5-3 by the Dragons, but were able to come away with the win with their aggressive play.

The Royals now move to 7 and 7 on the season, and third place in their conference.  They face a stern challenge this week, playing 2nd placed Essendon out at Boeing Field.


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