Week 6 – Shoalhaven Mariners Junior Baseball
The Junior Baseball teams had another fun training session this Friday.
To begin the night we ran some warm up exercises for our arms and legs. We then split up into our teams for some training exercises to practice our throwing, catching, batting and running. We had some close races in our obstacle course and some throwing and catching in pairs, although batting remains a crowd favourite.
The game was a fun one and really showed off all the players have been learning. Patrick Doran and Charles Meagher showed off their fielding skills with several outs. Henry Meredith did great running after balls in the field and had a few good hits as well. Lewis Scicluna also had a good game in the field. Matilda Lewis, Lexi Balzke and Gracie Wilson all had some good hitting and Lily-Rose Palmer and Addicus Scicluna had lots of fun running around the bases. Lalinta Quiney had a great game overall, with some good catching and hitting.
This week’s MacDonald’s Sports Awards were awarded to Henry Meredith and Lalinta Quiney.
Thank you too everyone for yet another great session and we hope to see everyone there next Friday for another fun-filled night.
A great turnout on Friday afternoon with Coach Josh, Lewis, Ray and Alex.
Juniors were started with their regular warm ups and stretching moving into 4 groups focusing on some independent skills. Finished off the night with a great game.
Some great plays were made with all the children improving and having fun. Jack Meagher, Paige Williams, Jasna Palmer and Kai Balzke all having some stand out performances.
McDonalds awards went to Charlie Wilson, Will Canaris and Arana Palmer.
An early lead helped Pirates Blue junior league defeat Shoalhaven Mariners 12-5 on Sunday at Fred Finch Park Berkeley.
Pirates Blue scored on a wild pitch during Jordan Wrigley’s at bat, a walk by Cooper Prendergast, a single by Zac Oyston and a single from Fletcher Willard in the first innings, with Mariners getting players on base but only able to bring one over the plate from a wild pitch. Mackenzie Mannix taking a nice line drive at short stop.
Second innings saw Mariners with players on base but again only bringing Daniel Lawler home off a wild pitch. In response Pirates Blue returned one run over the plate with some nice field work from Mariners Mitchell Parrott and Cameron Goulden who made all 3 outs for the innings.
Third innings saw Mackenzie Mannix have Mariners only safe hit of the game and managed to come home off a wild pitch along with Mitchell Parrott who got a walk then stole bases and coming home off an error. Pirates Blue managed 4 across the plate after Mariners making some crucial errors.
Fourth and final innings Mariners had Lochlan Quiney and Max Marquis on base with Quiney scoring off a wild pitch. Pirates Blue had Ryan Angel hit a solo home run.
Cooper Stibbard toed the rubber for Mariners. He lasted one innings allowing 5 hits and 6 runs while striking out one. Mitchell Parrott threw 2 innings 54 pitches 24 strikes with 2 strikeouts with Cameron Goulden finishing on the mound with 16 pitches.
Mackenzie Mannix led Mariners with one hit from one at bat while Mitchell Parrott led Mariners with 2 stolen bases.