The Royals went across the highway to play Cheltenham on the weekend, and came home with 3 wins and 2 losses across the Seniors and Womens teams.
The 1s went down again to the Rustlers 2 – 5 at the Farm, with Cheltenham import Brian Kloppe holding the Royals scoreless through 6.2 innings. The Royals only runs came in the 7th frame off closer Phil Richmond.
Royals starter Reed Mason again gave up runs in just 1 frame (the 2nd inning) before settling down and allowing no more runs through 5 innings. Young reliever Mitch Wilcox gave up 1 run in the sixth, before Jayson Arthur was given the ball to close the last inning.
The 2s bounced back from their disappointing loss to Fitzroy last week, with a dominant 9-3 win.
At Tulip St, fortunes were mixed also, with the 4s losing in a run fest to the Cheltenham 15-19.
The 3s however continued their winning form, however got a scare from the Rustlers….after being 6-2 up early, they ended up winning 7-6, with a dramatic final out where the tying run from Cheltenham was thrown out at home 7-5-2!. The 3s remain unbeaten this season.
Also, a shout out to the Women’s team, who continued their recent good form with a 14-11 win over the Rustlers at Tulip St on Saturday.
This week, the 1s have a midweeker on Tuesday aginst Preston over at Latrobe Uni, and then follow it up on Sunday with 1s and 2s up the road at Moorabbin, and the 3s and 4s playing the Panthers at home.
The women have a midweeker this week as well, on Thursday at Tulip St against Springvale, before heading out to Sunshine on Saturday.
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