Cats White victorious

MINORS: Anthony Whalan in action in Cats White's trumphant Friday night clash.
MINORS: Anthony Whalan in action in Cats White's trumphant Friday night clash.

Cold and wintry conditions met players and spectators on Friday night to compete the latest round of baseball.

The Majors saw Cats and Tigers play a seven innings game.

Cats were coming off of a loss to Panthers the week before and would be looking to make ground back up on Tigers.

Ashley Brook was given the ball for the second week in a row to control the Tigers offense.

Tigers were able to score two runs in the first inning with Jaikob Mathews and Caleb Thornton both being able to score off of a base hit from Casey O’Neil.

Tigers threw the pill to Jake Brooks for the first time in a while, and it was a shaky start at best.

A walk, and hits from Mark Stephens, Scott Smith and Brook had Cats tag in two runs allowing them to tie the game up

The next couple of innings saw the pitchers get on top to allow both sides a few cheap innings.

It wasn’t until the third innings that Cats were able to double their advantage with a single to Blake Scarman.

His single allowed Rob Anderson to plate Cats third run.

Tigers could not get anything going in the batters box with Ashley Brook and the Cats defence were well on top.

The game was put to bed in the sixth with Cats able to plate three more runs to take their lead to six runs.

Hits to Marcus Stephens and Jason Caspers saw three runs scored to make it hard for Tigers to come back.

Tigers couldn’t trouble the scorers in the last and Cats ran out winners by five runs.

A good comeback from Cats after the disappointing result from the week before.

Ashley Brook was good on the mound throwing seven complete innings for five hits and four strike outs.

Plenty of hitters for Cats with the top four batters all chiming in for a two hit game. Caspers, Smith, Scott Wardle and Stephens collected eight hits between them.

Tigers starter Jake Brooks went into the sixth inning for eleven hits and four strike outs.

Tigers batters were well contained and no one could muster up a multiple hit game.

Cats have broken through and beaten Tigers for the first time in a couple of years, and did so in a good defensive and attacking game.

Tigers will be disappointed, but with as many as six players to be brought back into the side, there are plenty of things to look out for.

Cats have broken through and beaten Tigers for the first time in a couple of years, and did so in a good defensive and attacking game.

The Minors match up of Cats White and Panthers saw Cats White hold on to win five runs to three.

Riley Twigden and Jack Steff shared the pitching duties for Panthers and only gave up three hits during the course of the game.

The ever dependable Rowan Voumard pitched the entire game for Cats White only allowing four hits for three strike outs.

Both teams struggled with the bat with no one picking up two hits.

Error and walks defined the outcome of the game with six errors committed by the Panthers defence. Cats White scored enough runs to take the game

The second Minors game saw Tigers and Cats Blue fight it out.

Veteran Peter Turvey was given the ball for Tigers, while Jose Gonsalves and Tyler Sciangalepore shared the duties for Cats Blue.

Cats jumped out of the blocks, with a Marcelus Enalanga double scoring two runs giving Cats Blue a healthy lead.

Tigers counted with one of their own in the bottom of the second, through walks and wild pitches.

Both teams were able to plate one run each until Tigers blew the game apart in the third.

Four runs were scored off the bats of Casey O’Neil, Shannon Edwards and Turvey saw Tigers plate four runs and make it hard for Cats Blue to scrape out a victory.

Cats could not add to their score for the rest of the game and Tigers were able to add a couple of insurance runs on to close out the game eight to three.

Peter Turvey turned back the clock and threw five complete innings giving up five hits for seven strike outs.

Cats Blue pitchers combined for seven hits and four strike outs.

Marcelus Enalanga had a day out with the bat with a couple of double base hits, while Mark Bridley for Tigers helped the Tigers offence with two hits.

The Juniors game saw Panthers and Tigers match up in some of the worse conditions possible.

Panthers took the game nine runs to six, in a high scoring affair.

Panthers were well supported on the mound by Jake Twigden and Daniel McGregor, while Tigers had Archer Bessen, Trey Luteria and Noah Mathews throw the pill down.

Riley Twigden had a good day in the batter’s box collect three safe hits, while Miah Waters picked up two.

Safe hits to Caleb Alcock, Morgan Gregory, and Noah Mathews saw Tigers score card tick over.

Another good win for Panthers, and Tigers are forever improving.

This week’s Majors games will see Cats tackle the double header.

Panthers early then fronting up against Tigers in the late game.

With plenty of pitching options Cats could well take the double this week and set them up to take top spot in the New Year.

The Minors competition will see Cats White and Cats Blue play on the south diamond, while Panthers and Tigers play on the south diamond.

The Juniors are in recess until school goes back in the New Year.