Friday night saw Panthers and Cats match up in the longer form of the game.
Cats would start as warm favorites and didn’t disappoint all throughout the game.
They were able to dominate the defense of Panthers and amass nineteen runs for the night.
Scoring in nearly every inning, Cats flexed their scoring muscle.
The nineteen runs came from eighteen hits, but were aided by seven errors committed by the Panthers defense.
Adam Bowering had himself a game collecting four hits from six plate appearances, while Jason Caspers, Scott Wardle and Aiden Fasciano chimed in for three hits each.
Codey Simms had a triumph return to the bump completing the game, for seven strikeouts and only giving up six hits.
Slim pickings for the Panthers side, with six batters picking up hits, but it was too little against the strong Cats batting side.
The first of the minors games saw sister teams Cats White play Cats Blue.
In an upset, the Cats Blue team took the game out six runs to one.
Cats Blue were able to score three runs in both the second and third innings to put up an imposing score line.
Cats’ single run came from he second innings, and could not going for the rest of the game.
Rob Anderson was hot on the mound again, throwing four innings, with only three hits allowed.
Dylan Mcgregor and Rowan Voumard shared the pitching duties for the White side, but 11 walks were always going to be hard to defend.
The second minors game had Tigers face off against Panthers.
A tight game all night with each team scoring in nearly every inning.
Panthers offense was well supported with multi hit games recorded by Riley Twigden, Dave Thornton, Kris Clarke and Stuart Schultz.
Tigers’ offense were only able to muster up singles to four batters.
Riley Twigden did a good job on the bump for Panthers, throwing the complete game for four earnt runs.
Tigers had Adam Street and Peter Turvey throw for a combined eight hits.
Final score was five runs all.
The juniors competition saw Cats and Panthers also play out a draw.
A pleasing result for the ever-improving Cats side, keeping up with league leaders Panthers.
Three home runs were scored for the night with Cats Ethan Northcott and Grayson Roseburg both going long, and also Jack Mcgregor knocking one out of the park.
Pitching duties for the Panthers side was shared by Jack Hill and Jake Twigden, issuing six walks for four strikeouts.
Cats were well served by Northcott and Toby Ellis Nunn who gave up seven walks for seven strikeouts.
A nice tight game of baseball saw the final score finish at seven all.
This week’s games will see Cats and Tigers Juniors fight it out from 5.30 Thursday night.
Friday night will see the minors match ups of Cats Blue and Panthers while Tigers will play Cats White. Majors will see Panthers tackle Tigers in the early game, and Cats in the late game.
All the Junior action will kick off at 5.30 Thursday night, while Friday night’s action will see the Minors first pitch at 6pm, with the Majors to follow. The canteen and bar will both be open on Friday night so come out and enjoy some great baseball.