Two Mariners sides into grand finals

Top player: Pitcher Andrew Provest shows his prowess with the bat. Provest made four strikeouts, had one hit and some great plays in the field. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

Top player: Pitcher Andrew Provest shows his prowess with the bat. Provest made four strikeouts, had one hit and some great plays in the field. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

It’s been another great weekend for the Shoalhaven Mariners baseball club!

Mariners 3rd Grade travelled to Fairy Meadow on Saturday to take on The Northern Pirates in the elimination final for a chance to advance to the grand final to play Cardinals next week.

Grand finalists: An all-round team effort has put the Shoalhaven Mariners 3rd Grade side into next week's grand final against Cardinals.

Grand finalists: An all-round team effort has put the Shoalhaven Mariners 3rd Grade side into next week's grand final against Cardinals.

What can I say …. the boys are back, beating Pirates 9-3.

From the first pitch of the game Mariners looked like a different team from the past couple of weeks.

The positive attitude coming from every player was such a pleasure to see.

Even when errors were made their heads never dropped.

Mariners’ bats were awake and working with nearly every player getting a hit.

Mariners led the way 4-2 in the first inning, 5-3 in the second inning, 6-3 in the third, 8-3 in the fourth, and 9-3 in the fifth and last.

Lee Lawson started the pitching stint off for the day doing a great job,  three innings with six strikeouts.

Then Andrew Provest came on and did two innings with four strikeouts.

Both pitchers had an outstanding day on the mound, backed up well by catcher Degan Brekelmans who made some nice stops and an error-free game.

Simon Levy had three hits from three at bats while Lee Lawson had the hit of the game with a nice triple to centre field.

Other hits of the day went to Andrew Provest, Jayden Brain, Stuart Raymond, William Poliopoulos and Dalton Haines.

Andrew Provest made some nice plays in the field.

Shoalhaven Mariners now have 2nd and 3rd grades playing in the grand finals this coming weekend.

Well done Mariners!

Shoalhaven Mariners also had a Come-and-Try day for juniors at Ison Park on Sunday.

The field was full of little people having fun in the sun.

As many as 40 to 50 children ranging in age between 4 and 14 years old came and experienced this wonderful fun-filled team sport.

Next weekend there will be another Come and Try day at Wool Lane Sporting Complex, Sanctuary Point.

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.

                              – Yogi Berra