Round four of the 2019 North Eastern Baseball Association has been completed. Keep reading for the highlights from the Orange and Black matches. But first a junior recap.
The juniors once again showed up in force this week to take on Benalla. After a rainy training on Thursday night the junior Rangers were keen as mustard and it showed.
Campbell Hobbs started on the mound and did very well picking up early outs without any damage. It was out turn with the bat and Josh Wells did it in style whacking his first at bat into the outfield. Seth Godenzi managed to draw the tee and turned toward 3rd and smashed it through the gap, and Linkoln Salafia absolutely creamed a double before before the end of the inning was called and we we were up 5 runs to 0. From there we had Linkoln, Seth and Tanner Godenzi finish off from the hill. Jaxon Chilcott made a great play at 2nd base and Josh took a ripper catch at 3rd and then went back to his base to make the double play. We won 5-4!! Our awards this week went to Jordyn Pay for his encouragement, Jaxon Chilcott for his play at 2nd, Linkoln for his great hitting and pitching and Josh for hit great batting and awesome double play. Next week the game will be played in Wodonga from 12pm.
Thanks to Owen Godenzi for the junior report
Wangaratta Rangers Orange Beats NASC Bears Gold By Seven Runs
Wangaratta Rangers Orange blew out NASC Bears Gold 11-4 on Sunday. Rangers Orange Seniors fired up the offense in the first inning. Rangers Orange scored one run when Kelsey Burder singled.
Brad Murdoch was credited with the victory for Wangaratta Rangers Orange. He went four innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out three. Damien French threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Brandon Purtell took the loss for NASC Bears Gold. He allowed ten hits and 11 runs over six innings, striking out 12.
Wangaratta scattered ten hits in the game. Jason Jonker, Burder, and Brendon French each managed multiple hits for Wangaratta Rangers Orange. Jonker led Rangers Orange with three hits in three at bats.
NASC Bears Gold stole eight bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Ed Simmons led the way with three.
Six RBI Day For Wilson Brings In Win For Wangaratta Rangers Black Over Benalla Bandits A
Wangaratta Rangers Black defeated Benalla Bandits A 35-2 on Sunday thanks in part to Bryan Wilson, who drove in six runners. Wilson drove in runs on a single in the second, a double in the third, and a walk in the fourth.
Rangers Black fired up the offense in the first inning. Wangaratta Rangers Black scored one run when Ross Johnson doubled.
Wangaratta put up 15 runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Owen Godenzi, Scott Jenkins, Rob Seymour, and Seymour, walks by Wilson and Aaron Parker, an error on a ball put in play by Johnson and Wilson, a sac fly by Shaun O’Neil, and a double by Johnson.
Wilson was the winning pitcher for Wangaratta Rangers Black. He went four innings, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out eight.
Alex Williams was on the pitcher’s mound for Benalla Bandits A. They allowed three hits and 13 runs over one inning. Ossie Osborne and Casey Hodgson entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one and one-third innings respectively.
Wangaratta Rangers Black racked up 14 hits on the day. O’Neil, Seymour, Wilson, Godenzi, Jenkins, and Johnson all managed multiple hits for Wangaratta Rangers Black. Johnson, Jenkins, Godenzi, Wilson, Seymour, and O’Neil each collected two hits to lead Wangaratta Rangers Black.
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