2021 Round 1 – 5th Grade Mariners

Shoalhaven Mariners 5th grade played Northern Pirates at home in their first game for the 2021 season.

Not the start we hoped for unfortunately going down 10-4 to the Northern Pirates. Geoff Fulop started strong on the mound, completing 2.1 innings 62 pitches 38 strikes with 2 strikeouts. Leith Grant came on to pitch in the 3rd innings shutting down Pirates completing 1.2 innings 40 pitches 29 strikes with 5 strikeouts and Bianca Cotter completed the last innings of the game with 27 pitches 20 strikes with 1 strikeout.

Mariners went into the last innings with no runs on the board but battled hard to put 4 runs on . Newcomers Martin Heffernan had a great hit out to centre field while Jessica Hogan and Mitchell Burgess both had a nice hit each to left field.

Looking forward to seeing what this team will be capable of once they settle and find their place. Great first game.