This week saw all Rangers teams head down the Hume Highway to Benalla Racecourse Recreation reserve
Wangaratta Rangers Slides Into A Blow-Out Win Over Benalla Bandits in the early game
Wangaratta Rangers easily dispatched Benalla Bandits B 18-1 on Sunday In the first inning, Wangaratta got their offense started. Brendon French drew a walk, scoring one run. Wangaratta notched seven runs in the third inning. Rangers big bats were led by French, Jason Jonker, Kelsey Burder, Heath French, Tony Smith, and Ian Dinsdale, all driving in runs in the inning.
French led Rangers to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He went two innings, allowing one run on zero hits and striking out three. Damien French threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Jack McCarten took the loss for Benalla. He surrendered eight runs on four hits over one and two-thirds innings, striking out four.
Dwayne Yates started the game for Benalla. Smith went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Rangers offense in hits. Wangaratta stole 13 bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Smith led the way with three.
Mickie Williams led Benalla Bandits with one hit in two at bats.
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Big Seventh Inning Propels Wangaratta Rangers To Victory Over Benalla Bandits
Wangaratta Rangers scored ten runs in the seventh on its way to an 18-2 victory over Benalla Bandits on Sunday. Kyle Gilmore, Nathan Pool, Bryan Wilson, Owen Godenzi, Scott Jenkins, and Gilmore each had RBIs in the frame.
Wangaratta got on the board in the first inning. Pool drove in one when he singled. The Rangers scored ten runs in the seventh inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Wilson, Gilmore, and Rob Seymour, an error on a ball put in play by Gilmore and Jenkins, a walk by Pool, and a fielder’s choice by Godenzi.
Aaron Parker was the winning pitcher for Wangaratta Rangers. He allowed six hits and one run over five innings, striking out two. Tetsu Kamamyia threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Tom Grinter took the loss for Benalla. They surrendered eight runs on ten hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one.
Wangaratta smacked three home runs on the day. Godenzi had a homer in the first and second innings. Wilson had a long ball in the first inning. Wangaratta had 14 hits in the game. Godenzi, Wilson, Gilmore, and Shaun O’Neil all managed multiple hits for Wangaratta Rangers Black. Godenzi led the Rangers offense with three hits in five at bats.
Benalla tallied nine hits. Casey Hodgson and Rob Vance each racked up multiple hits for Benalla. Hodgson went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Bandits in hits. Benalla stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Hodgson led the way with two.
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