Thanks to Chis for 2 of the match reports.
It might be more accurate to say that Monash were up against MUSC, rather than the Raptors as the team was made up of equal parts Raptors, Dragons, and Angels. We didn’t let the lack of Raptors get in the way of a damn good win though. It would be fair to say that we did at times battle against some nice fast pitching from the young, and very talented Monash pitchers, However, aggressive base running and frequent stealing meant we managed to score nine runs despite there not being a huge amount of fire power out of the batters box. That running was backed up with some great pitching from Karen B, that had Monash swinging, but made it difficult for them to infiltrate a pretty tight in-field, and when they did, the out-field were ready to pounce. Everyone contributed either in the field or with the bat. A great team effort RapDrangels! Side Note; Call of the day goes to Alicia. You know what for…. Raptors 9 def Monash 2
In a score line that shocked spectators, the Dragons chalked up another fantastic victory against the renowned big hitters in the Melbourne Warriors. Very aggressive base running and some fantastic hits in to the outfield forced the warriors to make some very costly mistakes in the field, conceding a number of runs that all Dragons looked keen to mop up. We welcomed back our primary pitcher; Sarah, who looked dangerous from the get go. The fact that the majority of plays were made to the right hand of the diamond probably indicates just how much the warriors were struggling to deal with her pace. The in-field was tight with some amazing stops and well timed catches, and the outfield worked brilliantly together preventing the big hitters from doing any real damage. Another great win ladies; I’d like to point out some individual performances but the fact is that everyone had a large contribution to this win. Well done. Dragons 12 def Warriors1
The Angels found themselves up against the in form Wingers Blue for the 3pm game. Molly did well to back up on the pitching plate after several hours spent in the morning at a pitching clinic. Our batting let us down however and except for the 2nd innings when we managed to bat through the order and put on three runs we failed to get past first base, the Wingers took advantage of a fading field and piled on 11 quick runs over two innings to shut the game out in four. Wingers Blue 13 def Angels 3.