Shoalhaven Mariners under 14’s travelled to Fred Finch Park at Berkeley to take on Pirates Gold on Sunday, February 10.
In the first innings Mariners came out strong with Cameron Goulden having a single out to left field and Saxon Reghenzani-Tate having a double hit to centre field bringing in two runs. Riley Mason, Daniel Lawler and Mitchell Parrott all gained base with one more run coming in from an error. Mason O’Rourke reached base on a fielder’s choice bringing in our fourth run of the innings.
Mariners then took the field with Mason O’Rourke and Mitchell Parrott catching, with Pirates’ batting line-up proving too strong, bringing five across the plate. Emrys Mulvihill hit a home run out to centre field.
With Mariners taking Pirates by surprise in the first innings they put on a stronger pitcher not allowing Mariners to score any over home plate. Pirates continued their batting dominance bringing in another five across home plate.
In the third innings Pirates continued to stop Mariners from scoring, and when Mariners took the field they stepped up, not allowing Pirates to score.
The fourth innings saw Pirates bring on one of their stronger pitchers, striking out three batters in succession. As hard as Mariners tried they still could not contain the strength of the Pirates batting letting them put another five across plate.
The fifth and final innings saw Mariners put on a spurt with Mariners getting three on base, Cameron Goulden being a safe hit. Once again Pirates put five across the plate for a final score of 20-4.
Pitching duties were shared amongst Mason O’Rourke, Saxon Reghenzani-Tate and Cooper Stibbard. Catching duties was Mitchell Parrott and Mackenzie Mannix.
Shoalhaven Mariners Seniors competition is gearing up for the upcoming season which starts on March 30. We are now taking registrations and looking for males and females of any ability who would like to come play with the Shoalhaven in the winter competition. Training starts Tuesday, February 12 and Thursdays from 5pm at Ison Park South Nowra. Come along on Tuesday and meet some of the regulars and join the fun. For anymore information please contact Kerrie Raymond on 0411 500 687.