Norths claim the Anzac Cup in baseball
NORTHS have claimed the Anzac Cup and outright lead in Far North Coast Major League baseball by defeating Easts 7-2.
In the other game on Saturday, Workers had their first win of the season, 13-2 over Brothers.
Mark Robb pitched a complete game for Norths, giving up six scattered hits and allowing only one walk.
He was well supported in the field, with Norths committing only two errors in the game.
Norths took a 5-0 lead after three innings with some good hitting from Robb, James Clark, Danny O’Sullivan, Jason Britt and Gus Daly.
Easts’ first run came in the fourth and their next in the sixth but Norths always looked the winners.
O’Sullivan was Norths’ best with the bat with three hits and a walk from as many at-bats. Clark, Robb, Daly, Britt and Jason Bromell each had two hits.
Nathaniel Steele did best with the bat for Easts with two hits.
The other game was tight up to the fourth innings when Workers led 3-2.
After that Workers dominated with 11 runs from 15 hits for the game while the combination of pitchers of Noah Worgan, Jordan Williams and Aaron Olley kept Brothers’ batters quiet, giving up only three hits.
Brothers committed six errors, gifting Workers 10 unearned runs.
Trent Clark and Micka McClelland each had three hits for Workers.