Easts and Workers pitch towards the three game series
IT WILL be a case of batter up when the Far North Coast baseball grand finals commence Friday at 6:30pm when Major League minor premiers, Easts, will take on Workers in the first game of the best of three game series on Baxter Field.
Game 2 will be played at 2:00pm on Saturday, while game 3, if required, will be played after the completion of the second game.
Saturday will see all other grades, juniors and seniors, being played, starting at 8:00am
The Major League series will see Workers have their best opportunity to grab the Major Premiership since 2007, when they last took it out.
Easts have lost four key players from their team for this series, as Will Riley, Ryan McLennan and Jordan Thompson have taken up scholarships in the USA while Luke Davis is unavailable.
Despite this, Easts have plenty of depth in their Division 1 team which took out the minor premiership in that grade.
Workers will be confident after their 'never say die' attitude from last weekend coming back on a number of occasions to grab victory in the finals.
They will be looking to Daniel Clark and Micka McClelland, who both had outstanding performances with the bat against Norths.
Clark is also one of the leading base stealers in the top grade.
They will be well supported by Noah Worgan and Oakley McMahon who also have stood out this season batting in the mid 300s.
The only downfall from last weekends encounter was the injury to Scott McClelland with a quadriceps injury.
Despite this he battled through the series making some crucial at bats.
Easts have been the form team all year and again will be hard to beat.
They boast quality batters led by Dylan Olive, Lewis Johnson, Michael Munro and Nathaniel Steele and speed on the base paths with Olive, Johnson and Aiden Hanlon all capable of putting pressure on the opposition.
Easts will feature in 3 of the 4 senior grades.
In Division 1 they will clash with Brothers while in Division2 they will take on Minor Premiers Workers.
Division 3 will be a repeat of last year's grand final when Workers will take on Norths