Mariners too good for Cardinals

Batter up: Mariners' Simon Levy in action at the weekend. Mariners were victorious over Cardinals in 2nds and 3rds at home but lost the 6th grade match to Pirates away. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

Batter up: Mariners' Simon Levy in action at the weekend. Mariners were victorious over Cardinals in 2nds and 3rds at home but lost the 6th grade match to Pirates away. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

Mariners 2nd Grade played Cardinals at Ison Park on Saturday with the home side rising to the occasion winning 11–3.

Brenton McMahon pitched a great game, allowing only 3 runs with 7 hits against him and having 5 strikeouts. He was backed well by catcher Gabe Tate.

Mariners worked well as a team, having 2 double plays in the field in the first 2 innings with Blake Mitchell, Kai Meuronen, Courtney Dom and Jayston Spindler all playing their part. Jack Middleton took a couple of nice catches in centerfield. Double hits of the day went to  Tim Dutton and Jack Middleton with single hits going to Jayston Spindler, Jack Middleton and Brenton McMahon (2).

Mariners 3rd Grade also hosted Cardinals at home, with the match finishing 5-5.

Lee Lawson took charge on the mound pitching well in horrid conditions having 4 strikeouts. William Poliopoulos had his first game at first base where he looked like a veteran making some crucial outs. The hit of the day went to Jayden Brain who had a stand-up triple. Lee Lawson had a nice double hit and other single hits of the day went to Tim Dutton, Jayden Brain, Stuart Raymond and William Poliopoulos.  

On Sunday Mariners 6th Grade travelled to Thomas Dalton Park at Fairy Meadow to take on the Pirates. Unfortunately Mariners were outplayed by a strong Pirates side with Mariners going down 15–8.

For a losing side it was great to see that Mariners never dropped their heads with team spirit out in force right up till the last pitch of the game. The boys were having way too much fun, having everyone in stitches when the infielders decided to have their own imaginary game of baseball without a ball. Anthony Burgess had an outstanding catching game making this position his own while being worked hard by fellow pitchers.

The high light of the game for Mariners was when Brodie O’Reilly hit his first in park Home run for the season. Mariners batters had a great run on double hits 6 in one game  going to Austin Raymond , Brodie O’Reilly , Degan Brekelmans , Greg Symmans , Daniel List  and Andrew Pearson . Single hits going to Steve Farrugia , Jack Farrugia ( 2 ) , Anthony Burgess and Austin Raymond .

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