Easts’ loss allows Norths to join them at the top
NORTHS have joined Easts atop the Far North Coast Major League baseball points ladder.
Easts lost for the first time this season, going down to Brothers 14-9 on Saturday, while Norths defeated Workers 4-1.
In a tight game between Norths and Workers, a strong defensive performance from both teams resulted in only one error.
After three innings Norths led 3-0 thanks mainly to solid pitching from Dean Gillespie and fine work by Norths catcher Paul Latta in halting Workers’ running game, twice throwing out players trying to steal second base.
Workers’ only run came in the ninth innings when Scott McClell- and doubled to centrefield and scored from a hit by Trent Clark.
Norths out-hit Workers 8 to 7.
The standouts for Norths were Jason Britt and Caleb Albrecht (two hits each) while for Workers Clark put in an outstanding performance with four hits including two doubles.
In the other game, the Easts pitchers struggled with control and Brothers took advantage, drawing walks and coming up with timely hits to secure the win.
Pointscore: Easts 13, Norths 13, Brothers 9, Workers 5.