Travelled out to Surrey Downs to take on the Dodgers.
Jayden Eldridge started on the hill and had an outstanding outing from the get go, getting on top of the Dodgers hitters.
His final line was 6 shutout innings, including just 4 scattered hits and 11 punch outs.
Run support came early, with a single and stolen base from Joe Gluyas, then back to back doubles to Elliott Ross & Rion Sato. Then the
Next innings we tacked on a couple more through hits to Dylan Bentley and then Anthony Auletta came through for his first Division 1 hit.
Anthony decided one hit was not enough and later in the game smashed on over the right field wall for a 2 run dinger.
As the scoreboard continued to tick over, Flynn Luders came into relieve Jayden and snuffed out the Dodgers.
Congratulations to Alex Witty on making his Division 1 debut.
Just a week after knocking over the rams in a tough game we needed to return to Ram park for another Tuesday twilight.
Similar to the previous game it was a tight tussle with, Anthony Auletta having a good outing on the hill and keeping the Rams hitters in check.
Despite Anthony doing a great job on the hill, we were unable to provide him any run support despite having some opportunities. Tyson Arnold, with
a couple of hits, Sonny Beaumont, Elliott Ross, Dylan Bentley & Joe Gluyas the pick of the hitters.
Going into the last with the scores all tied at 1, it was the Rams who took the game on putting up 4 spot that we couldn’t overcome. Still some
Positive signs however.
After some positive improvement recently we looked forward to facing the reigning premiers at home.
Jayden Eldridge started on the hill and gave us a good start through 4 innings, and with a little bit of run support via good hitting by Elliott Ross & Mason Clavell, we held a 2-0 through 4.
Jayden would go one more innings before his pitched count expired and left the game at 2 all after a quality start.
Things then went a little pear shaped with the Saints bats firing up and putting together an unassailable 8 spot innings to blow the game open.
To the credit of the boys they didn’t through in the towel and kept trying to tack on some respectable runs. Best with the bat in multiple hit games was (3) Mason Clavell including a homerun, (3) Joe Gluyas, (2) Ben Keeping & Tyson Arnold.
After what has been a tough season, again some more positive signs.
Firstly is was great to see big Harro (Troy Harrison) back on the mound and throwing well also.
In a must win game classic 4 point game, we got off to a good start, scoring two in the top half,
and pushing that out to 5 in the first three innings, whilst restricting the Dodgers to 2. A highlight being a long drive over the right field wall by Hayden McGearey.
After that is was a battle, and was going to always be a matter of which team played the tidier baseball.
A little bit of our inconsistency crept into the game, and we let the Dodgers put up a 6 spot to take the lead which we couldn’t wrestle back, despite some heroics with the bat by Aled Loy who picked up a lazy 4 hits in his first game back for a while.
An opportunity missed to firm up a spot in the top 6.
Important game to try and sure up a spot in the top 6.
Flynn Luders toiled manfully on the hill, but the Saints got away to an early start and we just couldn’t seem to peg them back.
The sun was out and we had a fresh 9 ready to give it a crack at home. I flipped the ball to newly appointed start guy Tom Huttunen and he did ok again. A few scattered walks meant we chased some extra runs late, but overall he is doing pretty well for a guy without much experience on the hill. Our early at-bats saw some big hits from Kym Bartlett and Alex Witty.
Speedster Kyle Alexander was making things happen at the top of the line-up, but we had leaked a few too many runs over the course of the game. Darcy Gluyas coming into a tough situation with loaded bases, but was able to escape with little damage. The telling blow was a bases clearing double from a Saint, as that saw us chasing 4 in the last, rather than 1. We had the winning run 180 feet away when the final out was recorded, so just missed out on that timely hit required to win the game.
Bailey Edgar had his best game with the bat and Tom H also hit a triple and took a diving catch in the outfield. All good signs looking forward from here.
With a few regulars away we injected some new faces into this game and had some great fun doing so. Big D lead off with a single and a stolen base, yes I know, it is kinda weird. We scored a few in the first until the coach was able to forget how to run the bases and got doubled off on a flare taken at 2B.
Tristan Stevenson would take the pill for us, and go the distance throwing a complete game even without being at the top of his powers.
Deebs had a big hit later in the game with a 3 run double as a few different faces chimed in with multiple hits. Paddy G was a welcome addition at short stop, turning a nice double play, while getting a couple of base knocks himself. The coach would make amends for the brutal base running with a few base hits and runs to cap off a decent win by the guys.
Due to funny club and team balances in the 4s and 5s we had zero bench players available with the 5s playing down south. I put the call out to the 6s who had played a home game and doubled down on Deebles, with doppelganger Rhys Capuano answering the cry. Making his div 4 debut off the pine The New Deebs whacked one into right and about 20 seconds later he had his first div 4 hit and first career in-the-park homer. Well done mate, awesome stuff.
A good W to take into some big games coming up.
A week after knocking off South at South, the Snakes Alives found ourselves….back at South. With two teams in the comp, this week we would be on FalconNotHawk Diamond two against a team that always gives us a tough contest. A deciduous injury had Steak starting on the pine, while the G-spot and Ben-In-Tent-I were on loan to Justice Millhouse down at Skid Kid Park. Not Liam McGeary kindly put his hand up to drop the gloves and grab the pencils and the Good Guys were ready to have a crack. The umpire? Our favourite extinct bird.
With the sound of a rampaging Scott Bonnar ripping through beautifully maintained dirt, some solid at bats including a Millionaire single counted for nothing as a double play ended our first. The Slice, back on the hill after a week in the Al Gores, got through the first unscathed despite a high fly that almost blew all the way to the council cones in centre.
We came up empty again in both the second and the third digs, Wristy and Ghost Face both getting base knocks but no further joy was to be found. In the bottom three, with old mate now moving the Scott Bonnar from the dirt to the road in what appeared to be some sort of one man protest against either baseball or possibly the Fugitive Offenders Amendment Bill in Hong Kong, the locals got cooking. Not Johnny Wilkinson launched a Brett-bomb to put his boys up 2-0 after three.
As the Lawn Mower man headed indoors to continue his psychokinesis experiments, the Snakes Alives got busier than a cat trying to cover turds on a marble floor. The Nator reached on error, then five consecutive hits – to The Pear, Pink Fingers, The Goosestepper, Not Shields and Party Liaison before a Dub WalkStep and another Fapelbon single and a Jouster walk had a seven-spot on the board. Ironically with none out the score was now 7-2, but no further damage could be done as a forced declaration was in order.
Of course, the home team fought back as they do, and before you could say “man that seven run rule is brutal”, the score was 7-6.
No matter as the Joust King piffed some down, struck some out, bruised some flesh and kept the status quo long enough for Fendog, Googoo and Slice to do further damage for the Good Guys. Gan Volume-Son added another knock and the score was 11-6, which would be the final.
A few bevvies and some banter with the Greendog, Corner Kev and Southern Rodney closed this two week Southern run out in fine style.
And it’s on to the Trolley Dodgers at home……..
The snakes alive were back at the friendly confines of Angry Anderson reserve, this time facing up against the Trolley Dodgers of Golden Grove on a seriously glorious Saturday arvo.
The Slice took the week off from piffing duties, moving to the Hot Corner (remember when ABL Hot Corner was really good – you know, when it was hosted by Kloedy Von Kloedingham and that Boris Not Yeltsin guy?) to allow him to concentrate on his “closest coin to the bottle of Jack Daniels” game with the Gunslingers quiz night just hours away.
The Big Snorkler took to the hill after Internet That Flies called “game on”, getting through the first comfortably after the no-hitter was broken up just two batters in. We started with proceedings with a couple of HPB’s to V-Dub and the Fenomenon while the Jouster and Mr. Freeze had HSR reaching for the green (pencil that is) as we rolled a 3-spot to lead 3-0 after one.
The visitors conjured up a run in the second (“The Conjuring” is a pretty good horror flick, and there’s something about that Vera Farmiga…) to sneak back into the game while we left Fendog and The Caveman hanging as we hung a donut in inning two, 3-1 the score.
The Grovers looked like narrowing the gap in the third but one of their runners made a terrible mistake. As the runner in question took off from first on a base hit to centre, he yelled at Mr. Freeze “Jayco have the best caravans in Australia mate” as he rounded second and headed to third. A red mist appeared above Freezer’s cranium as he picked up the pill and launched it to KB-81 screaming “bullsh** mate, get a Noel’s Island Star up ya!!!!!” The perfect piff combined with a nicey slicey tag had the flightless bird pumping his fist for out number three and a 3-1 lead retained.
After that things got pumping as the boys added four in the 3rd and two in the 4th to carry a 9-1 buffer into the fifth. It was during bottom five when the Fenomenon got the bats singing. Inspired by some fine work in the field by KB-81 and the aforementioned Freeze, the Fenomenon pulled out the wireless mic, busted some moves and sung “We like the bats…..the bats that go boom, we’re Fendog, and Jousty and we like tha boom” before knocking back 2 back doubles that ignited a big inning resulting in a six-spot and a 15-1 win to the good guys.
It was a case of the old school assembly “all played well” as we move into a big weekend for the club as we pay tribute to a fallen mate in the best way we can – by having fun and hopefully racking up some “W’s”.
We as a team took the opportunity to have a weekend away in the Barossa valley so many thanks to Coral for organising the weekend we all enjoyed ourselves so many thanks to Coral for her efforts
Mitch started and as usual held Gawler giving us a chance to score some early runs, as to share it around a little we then used harry Leaker for his first outing and Marty beyer to close. Marty threw 5 strike out, I believe the umpire wanted to get a quick result at this stage of the game with a couple of generous calls never the less it is in the book so pitching again excellent.
We hit fairly well Bob McHugh on a 3 game pass was the pick of the bunch he was very good so we all agree he is now a 1 tool player the other 4 tool have faded away with time but we still love him he hit very well, Marty Beyer hit the ball hard, Mundy, Mitch, Luders, Leaker, Emma and Harry all good as well ,there first pitcher a little tricky to get away, tangling a few up
Not to much to do the the field, I can't recall any errors so that is good, our infield did there job well
Well done to all a fantastic team game and weekend
Playing away at Norths, we scored 5 in the top of the first inning with our first 3 hitters setting the tone by going triple (Dave Jucha), double (Ben Dixon) and single (Spike).
With Dave Mitchell unavailable, Marty Beyer started on the hill for us going a couple of innings before handing over the pill to Dixon to go the rest of the way collecting the W.
Scoring 21 runs was a good day in the office with Kristian Mundy being the pick of the hitters going 4 for 4 with a walk.
We welcomed back Spike into the line-up and he picked up right where he left off before Christmas by collecting multiple hits. Spike is having a fine season.
Emma Young got her first start for the season at first base and fielded 1.000 to go along with 2 base hits and a walk.
Paul Luders is having a purple patch lately hitting the ball with authority and showing good athleticism on the base paths.
With a 10-2 record, we are sitting 3rd out of 18 teams with 5 games to go.
Even though the Division 6 finals is a top8 format this year, we need to keep up winning form as only 6 points separates 1st to 9th.
This weekend we have a bye so good time to freshen up and get ready for the stretch run home.
Glenelg 10 lost to Kensington 13
For our week rundown
I will try haiku again
Hopefully it works.
Your div 6 tigers
Unfortunately went down
Thirteen runs to ten.
we took on the Cardinals
In our neighbourhood.
Major Connor pitched
The field let him down badly
6 errors, 2 digs.
Down by 10 early
Our bats "sort of " came alive
Through some walks and hits.
Tim Smales, Sam Dixon
and Rhys Capuano were
the day's best hitters.
We couldn't quite catch
up in the match, narrowly
falling thee runs short.
After a couple of weeks off your Glenelg Division 6 outfit took on the Adelaide Angels.
On Saturday 11th January 2020, at 12:30pm at Anderson Avenue Glenelg North.
It was a mild day compared to historical figures from the same date, at 24 degrees Celsius. With 35% humidity and a southerly wind at 12 km/hr, t'was set up for a good batting day.
Also the barometer had 1022 millibars, but i don't know if that is good for batting or not?
We as a team scored fairly regularly throughout the contest plating runs in most innings, eventually rolling out winners 11-3. Tom "The Tank" Burton was the chief destroyer on this day with 4 hits and 8 total bases. Alan "Leonard" Laukirbe, Wayne "Limousine" Hughes, Scott "Not winning the Super Bowl this year!" Bradey and Tim "SwanDog" Swansson all picking up extra base hits (I did mention the easy batting conditions). The pitching duties were capably handled by Sam Dixon and "The SwanDog" closing it out without too much fuss. Together they gave up a handful of hits in fantastic batting conditions.
Hopefully we can take this sort of form into the following weeks where we play teams from other clubs at their ground, or maybe ours.
Here is a Suduko for those who want to challenge their brain.