STRONG ARM: James Baxter pitching for Norths in Saturdays 10-innings thriller.
STRONG ARM: James Baxter pitching for Norths in Saturdays 10-innings thriller. Ashleigh Knight

Brothers send Norths to 10 innings before falling

IT was a day for the batters during this weekend's Major League baseball games at Albert Park, Lismore.

Brothers sent Norths to 10 innings to make them earn their 8-5 win, while Workers managed plenty of hits but went down 6-3.

Brothers stayed in it until the end, but Norths pulled away late in an 8-5 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at five apiece with Norths batting in the top of the tenth when Matthew Ford singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

Brothers got things moving in the first inning when Jeff Mackney drove in two when he doubled. Brothers started the innings with five on the board.

Norths scored four runs in the fourth inning. Jason Bromell and Danny O'Sullivan each drove in runs during the inning, but it wasn't until the seventh when a single from Clint McCarthy allowed Norths to score to tie the game.

The game was sent to 10 innings, but Brothers' errors cost them the game.

Bromell was the winning pitcher for Norths after lasting five innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out four.

Xavier Thacker took the loss for Brothers. He surrendered four runs on five hits over four innings.

Brothers tallied seven hits in the game, with Andrew Carrall, Luke Sharpe, and Jamie Fox each having multiple hits.

Danny O'Sullivan, Addison McCormack, and Lucas Myers all managed multiple hits for Norths who totalled 14 for the win. O'Sullivan went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Norths to victory.

On Threw field, Workers out-hit Redbirds eleven to nine, but it wasn't enough in a 6-3 loss on Saturday

Redbirds Pitcher Luke Davis surrendered only two runs on five hits over five innings, striking out seven.

Noah Worgan started the game for Workers but struggled, walking 2 in a crucial moment of the game to allow two runs. Seth McClelland threw four and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.



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