Easts, Norths win again in Far North Coast baseball
EASTS and Norths continued on their winning ways in Far North Coast Major League baseball at Albert Park, Lismore.
Defending premiers Easts edged Brothers 7-5 in a cliff- hanger.
Brothers struck first in the second innings when Taliesin O'Meara, Mackenzie Pearson and Connor Wyles bunched their hits to score one run.
Easts hit back immediately, grabbing a 3-1 lead after some timely hitting from Will Riley, Nathaniel Steele and Peter Best.
Brothers regained the lead with three runs in their turn at bat.
In the sixth innings, a series of errors from Brothers allowed Easts to score three and they extended the lead to 7-4 in the seventh when Riley again hit safely and scored on a Ryan McLennan hit.
Brothers, in their last at-bat, pegged one back when Kodey Wilford drew a walk and crossed the plate on a Brody Seignor single to centrefield.
The big difference was the error count, with Brothers committing six errors to Easts' one.
In the other game, Norths had a convincing 15-3 win over Workers.
Workers were without a number of their regular Major League players but the juniors who filled in did a great job.
Norths flexed their muscles in the second innings. After two quick outs, they strung together five hits and a walk which, along with two errors, allowed them to take a 6-0 lead.
Workers opened their scoring in the fourth with one run after Dallas Knapp, Paul Clifford and Jordan Williams all hit safely.
They added two runs in the fifth but Norths continued their onslaught with nine runs over the next four innings.
Norths put in another solid defensive display with only two errors in the game.
Best with the bat for Workers were Knapp and Oakley McMahon, each with two hits.
Ashley Simes headed the Norths batting with three hits.
James Baxter and Mark Robb combined in the pitching duties for Norths and in seven innings gave up seven hits for three runs while striking out five.
Pointscore: Easts 6, Norths 6, Brothers 2, Workers 2.