Mariners took a Junior team up to play in the Mark Bush Gala Day Carnival at Fred Finch Park, Berkeley on Saturday. We played three games on the day, taking home two wins.
Our first game was against Cardinals Gold with Mariners getting a slow start. In the second innings Saxon Reghenzani-Tate had a superb hit to centre field and was the only hit of the game for Mariners. Shared pitching duties went to Mackenzie Mannix with 2 strike outs, Mitchell Parrott 2 strike outs, Liam Edwards 4 strike outs and newcomer to the mound Arabici Talty. Saxon Reghenzani-Tate caught a full game. Mariners went down 7-1.
In our second game we took on the Panthers in a very close game with Mariners coming away winners 9-8. We took control and forced a few errors in the first innings with Liam Edwards making a safe infield hit and Saxon Reghenzani having a great hit to the outfield. Mason O’Rourke pitched well with 4 strike outs as did Arabici Talty with 3 strike outs. Hayden Symmans did a great job catching.
Our third and final game of the day we played Berkeley in a very close game with Mariners winning 7-6. Mariners took the lead early and kept a good gap for the first 2 innings but in the last innings Berkeley had a slight com back which left scores balancing. The highlight of our batting in this game was from Mason O’Rourke hitting a fantastic 3 bagger hit. Pitching duties were shared with Daniel Lawler, Mitchell Parrott with 1 strike out, Mackenzie Mannix having 2 strike outs and starting pitcher Liam Edwards, who had a standout innings on the mound with 4 batters, 3 strike outs and only 19 pitches. Catching duties were shared between Saxon Reghenzani- Tate and Mason O’Rourke.
Each and every one of these players had a fantastic carnival and we would like to congratulate them for making Mariners proud. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody involved in the organising of this carnival and a huge thank you to the parents for allowing the kids to play. Well done guys!