Round 2 – 3rd Grade Mariners
3rd Grade were turned around enroute to Cringila. Rain meant Round 2 was played at Ison Park, Nowra. A few changes to the team saw an enthusiastic team take the diamond.
Ground out to Tom Box was followed by a promising hit from Ben Elliott. Unfortunately another ground out and a hit down the first base line meant Mariners did not start the scoring in the First Innings. Barbarians responded with 4 hits scoring three runs.
Mariners were unable to add to their score with no more hits and continuing to hit ground balls to infield players in the second and third innings. Meanwhile Barbarians were kept to a single hit and single run over the plate.
One last chance for mariners but the infield ground outs kept coming. Barbarians finished strongly with a final lead of 8 runs.
Mariners pitching was shared with Ben Elliott pitching 3 innings 41 strikes in 68 pitches and 4 strikeouts and AJ Provest closing with18 strikes in 33 pitches.
After some focussed training on Wednesday the Mariners look forward to playing at home, at Ison Park again next week.