The Shoalhaven Mariners second grade team returned to their winning ways with a dominant 19-1 win over the Dapto Chiefs at Ison Park on Saturday. Pitcher Kai Meuronen had an outstanding day on the mound dealing 6 strikeouts and giving up just one hit and one run through the entire game.
New recruit James Trevanion starred with the bat, leading the Mariners charge with 3 hits and making a great defensive play from his position at shortstop. Cameron McNichol also had a great game with two hits and 3 runs batted in.
Second grade now have a bye next weekend before heading to Thomas Dalton Saturday week for a top-of-the-table clash with the Northern Pirates.
Third grade Mariners hosted Cardinals at Ison Park on Saturday. This game was a low scoring one which came down to a battle of the pitchers.
Mariners pitchers Lee Lawson pitched 4 innings with 2 strike outs and Andrew Provest pitched the last innings with 3 strike outs. With the game locked at up 3-all at the bottom of the third innings Mariners were able to get 1 more across in the fourth inning and a final 1 in the 5th to come out winners 5-3 winners.
Mariners only hit of the game came from Degan Brekelmans who punched one out to right field which helped the team rally together for a great effort.
Our 6th Grade Mariners travelled to Cringila on Sunday to take on Cardinals and came out winners 12–10. We used 3 pitchers for the day with Brodie O’Reilly leading off doing a great job.
Unfortunately the field let him down with some costly errors which put Mariners on the back foot from the start. Andrew Pearson then came on and pitched well, starting the Mariners fightback.
Mariners bats also started to fire up and the side came back to have the game tied up coming into the last innings. Mariners bats brought in 4 runs with Cardinals to bat. Austin Raymond came on to pitch, closing the game and with some team effort, allowed only 2 runs, giving Mariners its 12–10 win. Stand-out batters for the day were Brodie O’Reilly, Jack Farrugia, Daniel List and Anthony Burgess.