The Border Watch : January 21st 2015
32 BASEBALL AUTO Tigers gain redemption Tigers 10 d Central 3 THEY say a week is a long time in sport but Tigers didn’t even have to wait that long for redemption against Central as the two sides met in a midweek fixture four days after Central had demolished the Tiger outfit. This time the scores were reversed as Tigers handed Central a whipping in a wet and windy Wednesday night clash. With Central leading 3-2 after its eighth bat, no-one could have saw what was coming as Tigers went on an eight run rampage during its inning as Joel Ransom, a triple and a single, Joe Atkins a double, Kane Harrison and Karl Ransom all hit safely and guided their team to an unassailable seven run lead with only an inning to play. Central was unable to add to its tally and Tigers recorded an easy victory. With the bat for Tigers, the Ransom brothers led the way with two safe hits, while for Central Darren Smith was the standout, recording two safe hits also. On the mound Tigers pitchers Joel Ransom and Ben Atkins shared the victory in tricky conditions, recording a combined 67 strikes from 123 pitches delivered allowing Central seven safe hits while striking out just the two Central batters. For Central Josh Aston pitched 159 in just over seven innings, recording five strike outs before eventually being relieved by Steve Kuhl who pitched out the remainder of the game. Division 1 Round 14 Central 4 d South 3 CENTRAL fronted up on Friday night making only the one change from the team which had played two nights earlier, with Steve Kuhl making way for James Gurry. It took until the third inning for either side to make a mark on the score book, with South driving in a run courtesy of Ben Nash who was batted around by a Ben Morale double to right field. Nash again crossed the plate again in South’s fifth innings while scoring his second of three safe hits for the night. Not to be outdone, Central stepped up to the mark in its fifth bat and drove home three runs off a Dylan Chuck single – his second FOCUSED: South’s Jake Turner keeps his eyes on the ball. Pictures: KYRA SYKES safe hit of three for the night. Central scored another run in its seventh inning, with James Gurry cracking one to centre field and Dylan Chuck driving in his third RBI for the night. South then narrowed the score to a one run deficit, 4-3, after club first gamer Nat Anderson hit a double and Ryan Placucci a single. South started the ninth and last innings at the top of its line up but unfortunately was not able to get anyone across the home plate, with Travis Lockwood left on third base after the Morale brothers had both recorded safe hits. The final score remaining Central 4 runs defeating South 3. For the winners Mark Kilpatrick pitched six innings before being replaced on the mound by Dylan Chuck while Dean Lane threw the whole game for South, recording five strike outs in his 125 pitches. Tigers 15 d Federal 10 IN Saturday night’s clash Tigers got off to a flyer, scoring two runs at its first bat with Ben Marcus and Kane Harrison both crossing the home plate after a mixture of good hitting and some Federal errors. While Federal was unable to trouble the scorer at its first bat, it made amends in its second, going on a hitting spree to record six runs. Steve Isaacson led the way with two safe hits in the one inning, ably supported by Jordan Sturges, Alex Reppin and Gavin Smith who also recorded one safe hit each. Tigers pegged two runs back in its third innings as Joe Atkins smoked one high over the Pick Avenue sign on the left field fence, bringing home Kane MOUNT Gambier and District Baseball League results: Division 1: Tigers 10 d Central 3. Safe hits – Central: D. Smith; Tigers: J. Ransom, K. Ransom. Central 4 d South 3. Safe hits – South: B. Morale, B. Nash; Central: D. Chuck. Tigers 15 d Federal 10. Safe hits – Federal: A. Reppin, C. Smith, S. Isaacson; Tigers: B. Marcus, K. Harrison, J. Atkins (home run), J. Ransom, R. Rolph. Division 2: Tigers 9 d South 2. Safe hits – South: J. Aston; Tigers: J. Ballintyne, S. Horrigan, T. Horrigan. Central 6 d South Indians 3. Safe hits – South Indians: B. O’Dine, D. O’Dine, D. O’Dine . Division 3: Naracoorte 12 d Millicent 5. Safe hits – Naracoorte: C. Ashley. South 9 d Federal 8. Safe hits – Federal: L. Harry, P. Duffet. Naracoorte 9 d Central 5. Safe hits – Central: S. Kuhl; Naracoorte: J. Rich, C. Harper, B. Nikkerud, D. Brighton, L. Motteram. Under 17: Tigers 11 d Federal 5. Safe hits – Federal: T. Beelitz, T. Rundle; Tigers: R. Rolph, T. Pink, S. Shaw, K, Hillyer, K. Pitson. Under 15: Federal 12 d Central 4. Safe hits – Central: B. Keding, K. Chant; Federal: J. Howard, T. Rundle, M. Heesemans. Under 13: Central 15 d Federal 9. Safe hits – Federal: M. Larkin; Central: L. Turley, M. Sims. Under 13 Blue: Central Magpies 11 d Federal 3; Tigers 12 d Central 10. 32 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Baseball results Ladder Division 1 Tigers Central Federal South Division 2 Tigers Central South Millicent Federal South Indians Division 3 Central Tigers Naracoorte Federal South Indians 20 18 8 26 20 12 10 60 49 88 8 100 56 59 88 81 6 110 6 135 18 16 12 89 65 Central Magpies 16 146 Millicent 87 11 108 7 136 4 128 Harrison, who had got on base with a single to left field. Federal then scored another run in the third while it took Tigers until its fifth bat until it would score a run to make the scores 7-5 Federal’s way. In a move that would change the game, Tigers then introduced its short game in the sixth and with a mixture of smart bunts, good hitting and excellent base running, smashed the game open, scoring seven runs to take a fiverun lead. During this time youngster Riley Rolph hit safely twice while Ben Marcus, Kane Harrison, Joe Atkins and Ransom brothers Karl and Joel also scored safe hits. Although Federal never stopped trying, it was unable to bridge the gap and eventually Tigers took the win. For Tigers, Joe Atkins was back to his very best, recording three safe hits, including the home run and Ben Marcus, Kane Harrison, Joel Ransom and Riley Rolph all finished with two safe hits. Federal’s Steve Isaacson continued his resurgence with three safe hits as did Alex Reppin. The Ransom Brothers shared Tigers pitching duties along with Brodie Foster, with Joel being the pick of the three, conceding just the three hits during his 92 pitches while striking out three Federal batters. For Federal, Shane Howard pitched six innings before being replaced by the Smith brothers, with Gavin having a brief stint before being replaced by older brother Cameron. Federal now needs to regroup as it faces South in the midweek fixture which could well determine the fate of both teams. $12,990 DRIVE AUTO FROM AWAY VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au MAC SUZUKI 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 LETTING LOOSE: Central’s pitcher Ben Green stretches to the limit as he aims to strike out a South batter. Under 17 Federal Central Tigers Under 15 Federal Tigers Millicent Central South Under 13 Gold Central Federal Naracoorte Under 13 Blue Millicent South Central Tigers 12 8 6 16 12 8 8 0 Central Magpies 12 Tigers 18 11 5 18 17 11 10 Central Magpies 10 Federal 51 60 63 93 0 100 29 56 93 99 99 0 147 RELEASE: South’s Matt Roscow sends down a pitch against Central. 43 63 98 659992 ONE IN STOCK READY TO GO!
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