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Miner’s baseball up and running

THE South Gippsland Miners recently started its season in the Gippsland Baseball League.
Three teams are entered in competition, A Grade, B Grade and Under 13’s.
Including the U13 juniors the Club has a few new players this year which include a father and daughter team in Glenn and Jordan Gardner and playing their second year father and son combination, locals Col and Jordy Knox.
The Miners are currently constructing a pitch on the East Campus oval which will be the club’s home base in a few weeks.
The club is sharing its rooms with the Imperials Cricket Club.
Junior home matches, including this Sunday, are being held at Chairo Christian School on Horn Street, Leongatha.

April 24
Under 13’s
Miners cruise to
2 to 0 victory
Behind the pitching of Bailey Harvey and Callum Buckland the South Gippsland Miners Under 13’s came out on top of the Churchill Braves 15 – 5.
Both pitchers teamed up for five strikeouts and kept the Braves hitless. Churchill struggled to find the plate as the pitchers gave up too many walks. The Miners had some well placed hits from Corban Davis and Bailey Harvey who helped to keep the runners moving around the bases.
Mitch McGrath and Will Davies  were solid performers in the field, with the latter making a key out at home to help keep the Braves off the scoreboard.  The team is off to a great start with our first home game against Moe- Newborough coming up this Sunday at 11am at Chairo Christian School. Why not come down and watch a game, there is no entry fee and all are welcome.

A Grade
Miners 7 lost to
Churchill Braves  10
It was a hard fought effort by the guys with the bats swinging very well, Mitchell Bowen with a stand out effort, with a couple of hits and runs scored and an extremely well caught game. Tim Katz had a couple of hits again while Michael Adams pitched the whole game, unfortunately for the guys though the defence let them down big time with a few missed opportunities.

B Grade
Gippsland Miners 7 lost to Churchill Braves 20
South Gippsland Miners B team struggled to find form with new pitcher Michael Thomas adjusting to the pace.  Newcomer Glenn Gardner scored his first run while Tash Cocks joined the team for her first game.
Wild pitching by the Braves resulted in many body hits.   All Miners team members contributed well but the game was won in the first innings by the Churchill Braves.  Well done to all hitters on a respectable end score.

April 17
Three teams competed at Sale on Sunday, April 17.
New to the competition this year, the South Gippsland Miners’ Juniors U13 team kicked off the season with a convincing win over Sale 18-2.
The B Grade team lost its round with Sale pulling off a comfortable win 16-7.
A Grade brought it home with a 15 – 13  victory over Sale, bringing the season opening day to a close 2-1. for the Miners against the Sale veterans.

Under 13’s: back from left,Will Davies, Ethan Davis, Matt Portelli, Corban Davis, John Long, Oscar Davis, Mitch McGrath, Tom Nicolas, front row in team shirts from left, Bailey Harvey, Callum Buckland.

Under 13’s: back from left,Will Davies, Ethan Davis, Matt Portelli, Corban Davis, John Long, Oscar Davis, Mitch McGrath, Tom Nicolas, front row in team shirts from left, Bailey Harvey, Callum Buckland.

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