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Redsox continue streak
The action continued last Sunday in Round 9 Baseball
By Latrobe Valley Baseball Association - 20th June 2001 - Back to News
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The action continued last Sunday in the Edison Mission Energy Latrobe Valley Baseball Association with round nine games. Churchill played host to an inform Traralgon whilst Sale travelled to Morwell to take on the Cougars.
The game between Morwell and Sale was close from the outset. Morwell piled on six runs in the fifth but consistent scoring from Sale saw them take victory 13-8. The game was more even than the final scoreline suggests as five of Saleís runs were unearned, likewise two for Morwell. For Sale Greg Carmody, Chris Garner and Simon Dimarco were the top performers, while Garth Kay, Sean Cole and Rory Clark were Morwellís best.
In B grade, Sale won a low scoring contest 6-3. The C grade game was not as close as Sale were convincing winners. This was the first time for the year that Morwell has fielded a C grade team and invite the public to come down for a game. Sale also proved too strong winning the under 14 contest 14-1. Best for Sale was Jason Morrison, Justin Cuthill and Justin Johnston while Cory Clark, Matt Lansdown and Steven Bromby led the Cougars.
The Traralgon Redsox travelled to Churchill and extended their winning streak to six in muddy conditions. John Kus led the Redsox pitching a shutout. Owen Godenzi had a great day with the bat, hitting a grand slam home run that brought in four runs followed by a home run that brought in three runs. Jude Power also continued his good form hitting another home run to go along with a single. The Redsox are seemingly unbeatable at the moment, sitting on top of the A grade competition.
The B grade game saw Traralgon come out swinging as Don Saunders begin the onslaught with a huge home run. The Redsox had sixteen runs on the board before the Braves scored in their third dig. Beams was controlling the Churchill batters and tight fielding compounded Churchillís batting worries. Luke Hornsta led the Traralgon batters with four hits and was aptly supported by a great team performance.
The under 18 game was a battle for second place that Traralgon dominated and won 26-5. Rhys Grey led the bats with three doubles. The Redsox fielded extremely well handling the boggy conditions with ease. They allowed only three safe hits for the game. Churchill prevailed 13-8 in the under 14ís in testing conditions. The Redsox avoided a whitewash against the talented Churchill youngsters. Traralgon expects to have the new dugouts and scorerís facilities ready to unveil by Sundayís home game against the Dodgers. The public is invited to come along to check out proceedings.
In other round ten games in the Edison Mission Energy Latrobe Valley Baseball Association, the Yarram Stealers take on Morwell Cougars and Sale hosts the Churchill Braves. So come down to the grounds for a taste of the best baseball action the Latrobe Valley has to offer.
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