Friday, October 26, saw round 2 of the Shoalhaven Mariners 2018/2019 season for T-ball and combined Zooka/Pitch League at Ison Park, South Nowra.
(min cost $8)
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With a massive 24 children registered for T-ball we have had to create three teams for the year. The day started out with kids getting their newly designed uniforms of teal and navy with grey still to come.
With coach Michael and coach Ben by their sides they played new skilled games this week building on hand eye co-ordination. Game 1 was count around the bases which as name suggests made players run the bases while calling out which base they were passing, giving them practice with numbers and counting.
Game 2 was beat the ball - a game simulated activity with teams split into batting and fielding teams. Batters stepped up to the plate to hit the ball as far as they could before running as many bases as possible before the ball made it back to home base.
Zooka/Pitch League this week saw some new faces join in the competition between the Seahawks and Stingrays. It was a close game but Seahawks came out on top.
Seahawks pitching was shared. It was Cooper Stibbard’s first time to the mound this season and his practice with Australian pitcher Tim Atherton showed in his performance. Mitchell Parrott also did a great job. Catching duties were dedicated to Riley Mason.
Stingrays pitching was dominated by Cameron Goulden who stepped up for the first time this season doing a great job, with Liam Edwards taking up the catcher position.
It was great to see some of the mums out there giving it a go and learning scoring and pitch counting. Without their help we wouldn’t be able to continue to offer baseball in the community.
On Sunday, October 28, Shoalhaven Mariners made the drive to Fred Finch Park at Berkeley once again to play Berkeley Eagles. This week saw the boys build on their confidence from training throughout to come out victorious 11-5. It was a great game played by all.
In the first inning, Mariners started off with the bat, with an impressive 5 runs across the plate scored. With loaded bases, Saxon Reghenzani-Tate had the first hit of the game to left field bringing in our first run of the game.
Riley Mason and Liam Edwards both had hits to short stop and both brought runs in across the plate. Our fielding was made to look easy between pitcher and catcher efforts with awesome pitching efforts from Saxon Reghenzani-Tate having three strike outs.
The second inning saw Mariners score another 5 runs. An amazing home run was made by Will White. This was Will’s first game in the competition, having never played baseball before, which was very impressive.
Another great hit for the inning was made by Saxon Reghenzani- Tate scoring a 3 base hit. A beautiful pick off was made in the field from Saxon Reghenzani-Tate to Cameron Goulden along with great team work from Saxon to Mitchell Parrott not allowing any runs scored for the inning by Eagles.
The third and final inning for the day saw Mariners only bring 1 run across the plate with Riley Mason having a big hit out to right field to allow Timothy Andrews to be brought home. Eagles stepped up their batting bringing in 5 across the plate.
Pitching duties were shared by Saxon Reghenzani-Tate, pitching 42 pitches, 22 strikes and 6 strike outs. Liam Edwards pitched 47 pitches and 12 strikes.
Catching was done by Mitchell Parrott doing a great job completing the full game.
We still have some spots left if you would like to register your child aged 4-14 years old, for any information call Samantha Harbinson on 0488 032 404.
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