Norths top dog in baseball
NORTHS As are in the box seat for the season decider after wresting the Far North Coast men's baseball minor premiership from perennial winners Lismore Workers at the weekend.
Workers were not without their opportunities keeping themselves in the running with an emphatic 8-3 win on Friday night. Workers' pitcher Troy Preuss championed the cause for his side with a fine display on the mound.
Norths however grabbed the title on Saturday in emphatic fashion, blowing Workers out of contention with an 18-9 victory. Workers could not contain the rampaging As, conceding 19 hits to eight.
Workers continued on from their success on Friday night racking up six runs in the top of the first. The As were far from overawed, however, replying with five of their own.
Despite the early tussle for the lead Norths ran away in the sixth with a 10-run burst to take the game from their rivals.
Norths' minor premiership was just one of three secured for the weekend with their division 1and 3 sides taking the title while their division 2 has taken their plight down to the wire against fellow front-runners Workers Club.
In the remaining game of the afternoon, Robina walloped a lack-lustre Redbirds side 13-2.