Good performances by both U16 teams this week!
The State team beat Geelong 9-6, in a game Rick described as “winning ugly”. Geelong got out to an early 3-0 lead, taking advantage of their baserunners and errors, but Sandy stormed back in the bottom of the 3rd with 5 runs, RBIs to Ben, Kyle and Josh.
Josh then continued his great hitting streak, with a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 4th.
Geelong came back with 3 runs at in the top of the 5th, until Taj and Jai, steadied the ship on the mound, closing out the game.
Dylan continued his great pitching performance this season, only allowing three runs over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out seven, walked four and surrendered two hits.
Metro team continued their good recent form, but eight hits weren’t enough to stop them losing in a shootout, 10-9 in four innings, to Berwick on Sunday at Berwick.
Ben K did his best to jumpstart the offense for Metro Senior League Kings, reaching base four times. He also continued to be a stalwart on the mound, pitching 2 1/3 innings, giving up only 3 earned runs.
In a back and forth game, the Royals took a 9-8 lead into the bottom of the 4th, but 2 runs late to Berwick gave them the win. Gui and Will had 2 hits each for the Metro team.
All in all, a good weekend across both teams, with some great performances!
Thanks to Rob Hosking from Geelong for these great photos of the U16 State game.
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