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Baycats Baseball Club

17.3.24

Great win from our 1sts to secure a spot in the Grand Final next week best of 3 game series again all games to be played at Altona v Malvern

Watch this space for game day details.

 

Phill Northfield

17.3.24

U14 State lost 4-3 in a heart breaker with 2 out in the bottom of the 7th we just couldn't get it done.I am immensely proud of the way these young baseballers have competed all season. To see their personal development as both players and humans has been very rewarding.To my assistant coaches and Scorer, Tony Joel, Scott Talpey and Donna Northfield thank you for your unwavering support. Finally, a huge thanks to the players and their families for what has been a remarkable season in the sun.ThanksCoach Phill.

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Kira Kuwamoto

14.3.24

Baycats U16 Metro had a 5-2 loss to Essendon spitfires at Semi final and finish the season as a 4th of the league.

They scored first at the first inning and we tried to get back with getting 2 runners on the bases but left them on. Both pitchers didn’t allow any runs at the 2nd inning. 3rd inning we scored 2 by Reid Sexton’s double, Saya Turnley’s walk, and Sid Grimmer’s clutch hit to center field. However, soon after they got back 1 at the bottom of inning. The game was tied at 2 and both teams really needed to score. 4th inning they scored 2 runs and unfortunately we couldn’t get the chance to score even though we were aggressive to hit the ball.

Defensive side, Saya Turnley did a great job pitching with 3 innings, allowed 2 runs, 2 hits and got 5Ks. She was relieved by Reid Sexton who stepped up and threw hard at the mound. Finley Devaney showed us his development of his first season with catching a hard line drive at right field.

Throughout the season all of our players showed us the development of their skills. I’m so proud of our players

I would like to thank our scorer Kiyoe Turnley, our manager Glen Arnott. Also I would appreciate to the parents for helping the set up & packing up the field. Much appreciated to Adam Renouf Leanne Gibbons and all of our committee members for giving me this opportunity.

Andrew Fielden

14.3.24

The Thirds faced Melbourne in the Semi Final on Sunday.

Unfortunately, we went down 8 to 3.

In what was a disappointing way to finish the season a 4-hour heat delay and the game called for light at the end of the 4th innings.

The players had an outstanding season finishing on top of the ladder.

Melbourne was our Achilles heel all season.

In a low hitting game, it came down to who made the most of their opportunity to score runs.

I would like to thank:

Kira our assistant coach and Matt Chequer for coaching first base.

Tan for scoring all season.

Kyle and the 4th Players for their support every week.

Lewis, Sam, James, CB, and Swanie for all their help and support.

David Foster

14.3.24

Women’s Match Report V’s Werribee White Semi Final

The finals have arrived and due to the fact, we finished 4th we got to play Werribee White who finished top (they were without a loss). With the forecast of hot weather, we agreed to play our game at 10.30 which worked out to be the best move as the temperature only got to 34 degrees around the end of the game. With a pedestal fan for the dugout and lots of cold drinks we were ready for the challenge.

We started well scoring 3 runs with triples to Michelle Searle and Kira Kuwamoto and singles to Rach Talbot (who lead off) and Nikki Chapman. With Kira starting on the mound, we started well with the first out coming from a backhander to Rach at second who then made a great throw to Jen Mason at first. Werribee hit well from this point, with a triple and 2 singles to score 1 run. We fought back with Michelle taking a pop-up fly at home and Saya Turnley throwing the ball hard to first to get the 3rd out.

With our last two hitters leading off in the 2nd innings forcing errors in the field, we looked strong. Rach hit the ball cleanly to centre field to get a triple and score both runners. This followed with some disciplined hitting as we got 3 walks in a row to score a further run. Werribee bounced back hard with several singles and 2 in the park home runs (the ground was rock hard and the wind was certainly favouring the hitters) to score 6 runs. Kira did strike out one hitter and threw out another and finished the innings by catching a flyball.

Now being 1 run down the pressure was on, unfortunately we did not score a run in the 3rd as Werribee made a pitching change and our hitters failed to have an impact. We started strongly in the bottom of the 3rd with another great throw from Saya at shortstop. Followed by a great pick up by Sarah Upton at 3rd to throw the ball across to Jen at first. Our confidence was up but a walk and another triple saw Werribee score a run. So, with a runner at 3rd, we needed to keep fighting and Saya did this with a great pick up in the soft scoria to throw out the last hitter at first.

So being 2 runs down we needed to fight back to keep the game within our reach. This we did with 2 HPB, 2 walks, singles to Nikki and Magda Boros and a 2nd triple to Kira. All these at bats were spread evenly through the innings and resulted in 5 runs. We were back in the game. Werribee responded with 3 singles and a walk to score 3 runs. Again, Kira led the way with a forced play to Sarah at 3rd for the first out and a K to get the 3rd out. However, Sarah’s throw to first in a tight play to get the 2nd out really had us inspired.

After just under 2 hours, we were all tied up and needed to score a couple of runs and as Werribee returned to their first pitcher, we thought this was very possible. With a lead off single to Rach (her third of the day) we were in the box seat to score but the returning pitcher had other ideas as she struck out 3 of our hitters and had Kira deliberately walked for no runs. So, with the game all tied up and time running out Werribee forced an error and then hit safely to the fence to score the winning run.

Although we are all heartbroken with the result, I am so proud of this group of women with the way they fought so hard and never gave up, to give the top side a real fright. This game was really worthy of a grand finale, the way both teams played.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our scorers for the season Paul Wilson and Kiyoe Turnley (our reliable back up). Also, to Kyle Morrissey who assisted me with the coaching all season both at trainings and games. Travelling from Colac shows great commitment for a young apprentice. I would like to mention the use of the bus from the Toyota Community Support program. This allowed us to use their bus free to get to some of our games. This access was through Brooke Robertson’s work place (Toyota’s office in Point Cook). Finally, thanks to those parents and partners who came to the games to support us, we did appreciate your efforts.

Andrew Fielden

14.3.24

The Under 16 State team headed to Essendon on the weekend to play in the Semi Final.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t our day and went down 9 to 3.

Thomas Rome and Alex Papadopulos combined to pitch 5 innings allowing 6 hits.

We collected 4 hits Alex Papadopulos (Double) Ash Kaberry (Single) Beau Spencer (Single) and Toby Arnott (Single)

I could not be prouder of the boy’s effort and most importantly their improvement both as players and a team this season.

I would like to thank the following people:

Tan and Pauline for scoring this season.

Kira and Glen for their help at training and game day.

Brenton, J.T, Geoff, and Miles for base coaching.

Finally, the support of the families week in week out.

 

Sto Bajarca

 14.3.24

Premier League Minor 2’s played the semi final at home against Malvern Sunday, following a 4 hour heat delay our season ended with a 7-3 loss.

Noah Brennan started and threw 5 innings conceding 4 hits and 3 earned runs. He wiffed 5 and gave up 3 walks. Chris Hockey was in relief and threw 4 innings scattering 2 hits for 2 earned runs and 4 strike outs.

Offensively we out hit Malvern 10 hits to 8 however hats off to Malvern they got timely hits, took advantage of their opportunities and were solid in defence which proved the difference on the day.

Offensively Bradyn Barker lead the way with 4 hits, James Renouf had 2 hits and an RBI. Lucas Ash and Patrick Johnson had 1 hit and an RBI each. Chris Hockey and Noah Brennan had a hit each.

We couldn’t get the job done for you Christopher Durston and it wasnt how we planned to finish the season. On a positive plenty of juniors got their opportunity in the 2’s this season which is a positive outlook for the club.

Jason Peoples

14.3.24

Baycats U18’s took on Newport yesterday with the winner booking a ticket to this years Grand Final.

Bradyn Barker got the start on the hill and was excellent, throwing 5 innings, allowing just 1 run while striking out 6.

Tanner Stack came in to throw the last 2 innings and was also very good, 0 runs with 2 strikeouts.

Offensively we only picked up 3 hits with Jordan Ellis getting 2 and Will Cavanagh 1.

We were very patient however and were allowed 10 free passes and with some basic baseball we moved the runners over and managed to score 3 runs and take the game 3-1!!

A very good win against quality opposition.

Our focus now turns to Upwey/Melbourne next week in the big dance!!

We will travel to Melbourne Baseball Club on Sunday with a chance to bring home the U18 State League Premiership!!

Well done to all!

I have no doubt if you bring your ‘A’ game we’ll be very tough to beat!!

Go get em Baycats!!!!

Matt Scutchings

14.3.24

Under 12’s metro west

Today we played Titans and we had a 8-3 win. Everyone today did their bit in contributing to our win. I couldn’t be more prouder of how the team have held themselves in different situations throughout the season. All your hard work and effort has got us this far. Jobs not over 1 more to go. What ever happens happens so let’s give it our all in the BIG DANCE next week

Go Baycats

Phill Northfield

14.3.24

In hot conditions U14 State had a gutsy come from behind 5-4 win on GBC2.

Next week sees us play away in the Grand Final.

Research scored first in the top of the second and kept the lead even though we loaded the bases in the bottom of the innings.

A quick 7 pitch innings and we had the bats back in our hands.

A lead off double a few BB and a balk and we'd taken the lead 2-1.

Another quick innings by both teams had us moving into the top of the 5, Baycats still leading 2-1.

Research weren't done and a couple of hits and a catchers interference saw them plate two more and take the lead back heading into the home half.

A lead off walk and a hit and we tied it up at 3 a piece going into what would be the last innings.

With 2 out Research got themselves a base runner and next minute they scored 1.

Baycats were now down 4-3.

Bottom of the 6th inning we had the top of our line-up up.

What came next was a mix of hits and walks... and 2 runs which saw us take a tough 5-4 win.

#letsgobaycats

Kira Kuwamoto

7.3.24

Sunday was the final game of the regular season for U16 Metro, we hosted Essendon Jets but miss the game.

Our Defensive side we are struggling to get outs. Our pitcher Reid Sexton and Sid Grimmer threw well around the plate and they hit well. The fielders did good play as usual.

The offensive side was not the best, we switched on the last inning and it was a bit late. Brandon McDowall, Lachlan Connors, Sid Grimmer and Tyler Wood hit a single in a row and collected 4 runs at the last inning.

Now we look towards this weekend we take on top of the ladder Essendon Spitfires in the Semi Final.

I believe if our player settle down and do their usual solid play, we will archive the win. Prepare well.

David Foster

3.3.24

Women’s Match Report V’s Sunshine

The last round has arrived and we piled into a bus that Brooke arranged through Toyota and believe me this bus really drives well, with lots of grunt. We left Geelong after some drizzling rain and then arrived at Sunshine with what seemed like the same rain. It was 9.30 and quite cold for March. We felt we needed a good win to change our position on the ladder, so we tackled the game aggressively.

In the first innings we scored 4 runs with singles to Rach Talbot, Jen Mason, Sarah Upton and great triple to Kira Kuwamoto. Sunshine started well with a nice hit to left field off Kira who started on the mound. Then we picked up a great double play as Kira chased down a miss hit and then threw to Saya Turnley covering second base who then made a great throw to Jen at first. The last hitter then hit a grounder to Saya at shortstop who throw out the runner at first.

With our lower order up to bat in the second, we managed to kept the momentum going with a lead off single to Mags Boros, a walk to Brooke Robertson and a single to Keira Wilson. Our top order was up now and with singles to Saya, Kira and Nikki Chapman we scored 6 runs. As in the first innings their lead off got a single but Kira struck out 3 of the next 4 hits as Sunshine scored a single run.

In the third we continued to run the bases hard and as our lower order fought to get on base. These runners were pushed around with a single from Rach and doubles to Michelle Searle and Kira. This time we got 7 across the plate with 2 outs. With Kira on the mound for the last time she got two 1 to 3’s and a strike out for another shut out.

Sunshine made a change on the mound for our last at bat but with hitting that forced errors and several walks we scored another 7 runs. The stand out for us was Nikki who hit safely to right field. We made a pitching change to get some throws into another pitcher leading up to the finals but we were starting to leak runs so we brought Kira back on to finish the game with her 5th strike out as they scored 4 runs.

We finished with our best win for the season as the score closed on 24 to 5 (unfortunately our ladder position did not change as we finished 4th). The game gave us the chance to get all parts of our game firing with Saya involved in a couple of great plays and two hits each to Rach and Nikki. With Kira getting a single, a double and a triple. Not to mention her efforts on the mound, with 5K’s and 2 hits over 3 and 1/3 innings. So, with a 10.30 start (to beat the heat) on Saturday at Werribee, we are primed to give ourselves a good chance against the White side who have not lost yet. A win will give us a chance to play in a Grand Final.

Kiyoe Turnley

3.3.24

I would like to share the wonderful junior results with our club members.

It has been a fantastic season for all 5 Sunday junior teams, (U18 state, U16 State and Metro, U14 State and U12 Metro) finishing the regular season in the top 4 teams to be qualified for the finals that will start next Sunday.

Some semi finals will be held at our home ground. We would love to see some club members at the ballpark to support and cheer our wonderful junior players!

Kyle Robinson

3.3.24

The Div 1 4ths travelled all the way to Doncaster today to take on the Dragons.

We cut it close getting all our players to the ground with the juniors playing at home but we got there with minutes to spare.

We started off the first putting a coupler runs on thee board to take the lead and thats there we stayed.

Nick started on the hill for us with Tom Rome behind the dish. Doncaster managed just the 1 run in the first.

Dobbie came on in the second and shut out Doncaster for the rest of the game. Some fantastic at bats today from the boys along with some great defensive work.

We come away with the win 9-1. Unfortunately that’s our season done in the 4ths but we had fun and got to play some baseball.

I’d like to thank Wendy our scorer for following us around all season I’d also like to thank everyone from the other teams that helped us out at trainings and during games when they could, and lastly thanks to Gibbo and the Baycats family that have worked tirelessly behind the scenes just so we can play this wonderful game we love.

To the other 3 teams, good luck go get em in the finals, and lastly to the 4ths, thanks for a fun season. If you can get down to cheer on the other teams, let’s show our support. Until next season #gobaycats #letsgomeow

Andrew Fielden

3.3.24

The Thirds headed to Doncaster for the final Home and Away game.

The side came away with a strong win 17 to 5.

Our bats were on fire collecting 19 hits.

3 Hits Will Cavanagh (Single, 2 Triples, 4 RBIs), Darcy Stack (2 Singles, Double, 1 RBI), Shane Lindsay (2 Singles, Double, 3 RBIs)

2 Hits: Mat Taylor (2 Singles, 2 RBIs), Kira Kuwamoto (2 Singles, 1 RBI), Kyle Robinson 2 Singles 2 RBIs), Alex Papadopoulos (2 Singles)

1 Hit: Brad Mann (1 RBIs), Hudson Carr (2 RBIs)

Cade White and Will Cavanagh combined throwing 5 innings allowing just 1 Hit.

We finished the season with a 11 Wins 6 Loses 1 Draw on top of the ladder.

Andrew Fielden

3.3.24

The Under 16 State Team finished the Home and Away season with a 17 to 9 win over Newport.

Alistair Lang led the with the bat collecting 3 hits (Single, Double, Triple 2 RBIs)

Hunter Mann collected 2 hits and Ash Kaberry and Beau Spencer 1 hit.

Beau Spencer and Alistair Lang did an outstanding job on the hill allowing only 6 hits.

The team collected an impressive 16 stolen bases.

Next week we face Essendon in the Semi Final.

Phill Northfield

3.3.24

U14 State finished the home and away season with a 14-3 win over Preston/Fitzroy.

The score just so happens to match our season win/loss record and sees us finish in second place and secure a home final.

The team has had a great season to date and to see the players grow and develop has been extremely rewarding, and we're not finished yet!

#gobaycats

Jason Peoples

3.3.24

Under 18’s took on Newport at home today in the final game of the regular season.

A win would secure a home final next week and that’s what they did, taking the game 10-6.

Jordan Ellis, Tanner Stack, Nyah O'Brien and Bradyn Barker were all used on the hill.

We picked up 10 hits today with Bradyn, Jordan and Patrick Johnson all collecting 2 and Riley Peoples, Cade White, Will Cavanagh and Tanner all getting 1.

A very solid season sees the team finish 2nd.

The real stuff starts next week as we take on Newport again at home in the 1st final.

Good luck team!!

Matt Scutchings

3.3.24

Today was the last game of the regular season and we came away with a 19-3 win over Research. Dominant display with the bats and base running to match.

Tate did his job for 2-2/3 innings and Evan came in with the close.

We head into finals next week so the work does not stop now.

Super proud of the team with how they have played the season and I love watching them all play. Great team great mates.

Go Baycats

 

Christopher Durston

2.3.24

Baycats reserves had a hard fought, outstanding win 4-3 over Doncaster this afternoon. Cementing the minor premiership & finishing the home and away season on top.

Cooper tipping had the ball and threw his ass off for us. Setting us up nicely for jake elderfield to shut the door.

The bats were quiet today but we made the most of our opportunities. Clutch hitting in the last inning from hayden & cooper put us up & gave us a home final.

Im bloody proud of all the players that made their way through the 2nds this year. With the baycats never say die attitude I am super excited to give this premiership a fair crack.

Thank you to Sto Bajarca for being more than an assistant coach, you were as much as a manager as I was & im very appreciative for all your help.

2 games to go boys! Let's show them what we can do!

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Kira Kuwamoto

26.2.24

U16 Metro had the best defensive game in this season against Sunshine with a 15-0 win.

Saya Turnley did outstanding job on the mound with a shutout game and allowed only one hit. (5 Inns, 64 pitches, 1BB, 4Ks)

Her high quality pitching and our fielders’ solid play without any errors combined to get 3 times of three up three down Castor Swinton led the team with sure-handed play at shortstop. (got 7 outs-5 grandballs and 2 pop ups)

Offensive side everyone showed very aggressive hitting and baserunning. Reid Sexton led the way of us with 1 triple and 1 single. We are committing to decrease called strikes and it is contributing to get runs.

We are so proud of our players’ great efforts. Our team is sitting at 3rd place in the ladder but gave up the fewest runs in the league. Keep it up team!

David Foster

26.2.24

Women’s Match Report V’s Alfredton

With our return from a bye round and the heat cancellation of training this week we were a little under prepared and this showed with the way we started in the first innings. Rach Talbot worked hard to get the hitters to hit to our field a but tight play at first and an error at second saw their hits starting to get through the gaps as Alfredton scored 6 runs. We fought back with a 6 - 3 from Saya Turnley to Jen Mason at first then followed a throw by catcher Michelle Searle to Jen and a great throw from Sarah Upton at third to close the innings out. We responded with one run, with Jen collecting our first hit of the game and this put us on the back foot for the rest of the game.

In the second we still failed to backup Rach as we made a couple of more errors. With Kira Kuwamoto arrival to the mound after state training we started to settle in the field. With a fly ball to Sarah at third, another great throw from Saya at shortstop and a caught flyboy to Nikki Chapman at left field finished the inning’s but not before 5 runs were scored. Our second innings started well as Sarah Upton smash a hit to left field. Our next two hitters fought hard in the batting box to get walks however they paid the price of trying to steal third when it was not the right time and were both thrown out. Unfortunately, we only scored one run when more were needed.

With Kira warmed up and firing on the mound she struck out 3 of the 4 hitters who came to the plate and clearly was showing the benefits of her state training. Now with our last chance to get into the game with some better at bats and aggressive running we produced 4 runs. With timely hits to Saya and Jen to complement the other hitter’s efforts.

Alfredton showed they were not going to give this game up as their better hitters got a single each from 2 down as Kira collected 2 strike outs and Saya again threw truly to get the second out of the innings. Despite getting 4 runners on base, we failed to score a run in the bottom of the 4th.

In the fifth and last innings, Alfredton scored one run as the first hitter forced a wild throw in a tight play at first and Kira struck out 3 of the last 4 hitters (which gave her 8 K’s and only 2 runs scored). Now it was our turn to hit back and it started well with a hard-fought walk to Brooke Robertson and singles to Saya, Jen and Nikki as we scored 3 runs. The final score was 9 to 12.

Unfortunately, we will probably be sitting 4th on the ladder and in the first round of the finals we will play the undefeated Werribee White but as the girls were reminded to win this premiership, we had to bet Werribee anyway so let’s do it a week earlier.

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Kyle Robinson

26.2.24

The Div 1 4ths had our last home game yesterday in a game against Moorabin. We started well but unfortunately went down 16-5.

We jumped out of the gate in the first and scored 5 to their 0, but that’s where our scoring ended. We left a few on base over the course of the game which didn’t help our cause.

Moorabbin capitalised on some hits into gaps and ran the bases well all day.

Daniel Dobbie, Nick Unsworth and the crafty veteran Geoff Rome were all great on the bump.

1 more game to go, Doncaster away

#letsgomeow #gobaycats

Kira Kuwamoto

18.2.24

U16 Metro match report

R15 We hosted Newport and beat them by 15-5.

Everyone did valuable works, both offensive and defensive.

Defense side our Saya Turnley pitched a complete game with solid strike pitching(only 1BB, 1HPB). Our fielders showed great fielding.(Brandon caught stealing, infielders did solid routine play, and outfielders held runner's move to a minimum with their quickness.)

Offense side was pretty aggressive and we collected 15 hits, 10 RBIs. Everyone got safe hit and SB, Castor Swinton and Jesse Alldis hit a double to the gap in right field. Brandon hit a triple (almost inside park home run) and collected 3 RBIs.

Well done team! Let's keep winning and make the final. #gobaycats

Andrew Fielden

18.2.24

The Thirds played Malvern on the weekend and came away with a strong win 16 to 5.

Cade White and Will Cavanagh pitched a combined no hitter.

Team the combined collected 14 hits.

We jumped out of the gates to score 2 in the first and 4 in the second innings before piling on 10 runs in third.

3 Hits Will Cavanagh,

2 Hits Shane Lindsay, Cade White

1 Hit Nick Zanghi, Brad Mann, Kira Kuwamoto, Will Fitzgerald, Alex Hockey, Hudson Carr and Nick Unsworth

This weekend we face Moorabbin at Home.

Andrew Fielden

18.2.24

The Under 16 State team had a good win over Port Melbourne 17 to 9

The team collected 6 hits 10 walks.

Alex Papadopulos, Mason Hergstorm, Hunter Mann, Ash Kaberry Beau Spencer and Thomas Rome getting the hits.

Our pitching wasn’t great as we struggled to throw strikes. Allowing 1 Hit and 12 walks/HBP.

We currently sit in fourth place and play Research away next Sunday.

 

Phill Northfield

18.2.24

U14 State had a 10-0 win over Port Melbourne today but the score line doesn't reflect how tight this game really was.

I've purposefully not mentioned players names each week as it's a team game and we win and lose together... but there were some monumental moments in today's game.

We scored 1 in the 1st and another in the 2nd before being shut out in the 3rd and 4th. It took a big foul HR (we're still talking about if it was fair or not) by George to lead off the 5th who then smoked a line drive off the pitcher for an infield hit to get the party started. Jacob followed with a hit to the outfield and a few hitters later Cale hit his first HOME RUN scoring 3.

Not to be out done in the top of the 6th Jacob also hit his first Home run... a GRAND SLAM.

To top off an all round great performance, Cale threw 5 shut out innings only giving up 1 hit.

Kyle Robinson

18.2.24

The 4ths travelled down the Highway to play Malvern today in a fantastic day for baseball.

We started off with the stick and we got on the board esrly but Malvern answered straight back in the bottom half.

Malvern managed to score a few extras with some bloop hits and maybe some decisions that didn’t go our way.

Dobbie started on the bump for us and did his job, even when he spent a catch before he had it but still got one out on the play. Thomas Rome came in relief and did his job, throwing some heat.

We didn’t drop our heads even when we were down a few and with some timely hits and some quality at bats we managed to pull back a few runs and make it a bit more even.

Unfortunately we went down 10-7

Next week we are home against Moorabbin

#letsgomeow #gobaycats

Matt Scutchings

  11.2.24

Another strong outing by the Under 12’s on Sunday with a 12-3 win over Diamond Creek.

Tate started on the bump throwing his best 2 innings followed up by Jasper to close the game out. Our bats are in form and moving runners around the bases. This week we take on Newport at home again. With 3 games to go of the regular season we are currently sitting in second with only 1 loss. Let’s keep working hard towards that finals tilt.

Go Baycats

Kira Kuwamoto

11.2.24

U16 Metro Match report

These 2 rounds were bit tough games for us.

R13 We hosted Essendon Spitfires at home and took a beating. 10-3

We shut off them without any score and scored the first 2 runs at the first inning. We hold them only 1 run at the second inning but they hold us scoreless at the bottom. After that, they created the momentum with 3 hits in a row, and scored 6 runs at the third inning. We couldn’t push back and got only one hit.

R14 We were defeated by Werribee 12-2. Their pitcher allowed no hits and only 2 runs. We were trying to do some bunts and base runnings as a breakthrough and make a good double outs at the field(caught the tag up runner at home base) but we gave a lot of chance to score with 16 BBs and few errors.

Let’s go back to the training and prepare to win the rest of the season!

All reactions:

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Phill Northfield

  11.2.24

U14 State Update.

Last week we headed up the Hwy to take on the undefeated Essendon at Boeing Reserve.

In a high quality game we out hit our opponents but gave them too many opportunities and being a quality team, they took them. We eventually we down 9-7.

Today we faced off against 3rd placed Research in another high quality game that went the maximum 7 innings in under 2 hours.

With some great defensive work and timely hitting we nudged out Research to get a 9-3 win.

Next week we are away against Port Melbourne for the penultimate game of the home and away.

Kyle Robinson

  11.2.24

The 4ths travelled to Newport this morning in the little league time slot, and we came away with the win 14-8.

Fresh off his 2 week hiatus, new “daddy” Daniel Dobbie started on the mound and threw out the CG.

The first innings was a bit shaky, we left 2 on base and allowed 5 runs from Newport.

We chipped away over the next couple to fight back to a 6-3 deficit. We found our groove and piled in 9 runs to their 0 and went into the last innings with a comfy 6 run lead.

We both scored 2 a piece in the last to finish off the game 14-8.

Big shout out to Geoff Rome, Martin Bouma & Ben Johnson for filling in this week, as well as Patrick Johnson, Brandon McDowall and Josef Glass for helping out base coaching today (even when you’re injured or not even named in the team )

Next week we take on Malvern

#gobaycats #letsgomeow

David Foster

  11.2.24

Women’s Match Report V’s Newport

It was nice to return to our Baseball Centre with the weather being at its best. It was an opportunity to see how we are progressing as Newport was the first team, we played this season. Both sides showed how much they have learnt this season and I am pleased we had a win 18 to 7.

With Rach Talbot going back-to-back on the mound for the first time we started strongly with a K for the first hitter, then a confident throw from Saya Turnley at short stop to Jen Mason at first for the second out. Newport scored the first run for the game after recording 2 safe hits but Rach was not deterred by this as she got the 5th hitter to hit the ball to her and she made the throw to first to finish the innings. We responded strongly to score 7 runs as Saya, Michelle Searle and Jen got singles along with 3 walks and a HPB to Jordan Sollars.

In the 2nd Newport came back strongly to score 6 runs with 3 hits and a bit of luck. With 2 down we brought Saya on to finish the innings but it took till her 4thhitter before Sarah Upton made the throw from third to first to shut the innings down. Brooke Robertson got yet another HPB as the lead-off hitter in our 2nd. As we went on to collect 3 hits with singles to Saya, Nikki Chapman and Sarah to score 4 runs

In the third Saya had to work hard to get her 3 K’s and a scoreless innings. As the Newport hitters fought hard in the batting box forcing Saya to throw 22 pitches with 14 of them being strikes. In our 3rd and final innings, we worked hard in the batting box as the Newport pitchers tired. Collecting 4 walks and including another hard hit to left field from Nikki we scored 7 runs with none out.

The final innings for Newport started well for us as Mags Boros took a great catch at left field and the third hitter was out at third with an unassisted play to Keira Wilson. With one run scored and 2 outs and loaded bases, Beth Jordan at second kept her composure as her one hopper throw was picked up by Jen at first.

Well done team, a good win in the end but we need to work on the flat stages we have with both bat and ball in too many of our middle innings. This unfortunately keeps our opponents in the game. Enjoy your bye this coming week and let’s make sure the shifts are covered in the canteen.

All reactions:

Andrew Fielden

4.2.24

The 3rds went down to Fitzroy 7 to 6 last Sunday.

Cade White pitched 1.1 Innings allowing 1 Hit, 2 Ks, 6 BB, 5 ERs. Brad Mann closed the game out going 1.2 innings 1 Hit, 2 BB/HPB 2 Runs 0 ERs.

Brad Mann (Double, 2 RBIs) Cade White (Double, 2 RBIs) and singles to Kyle Robinson and Kira Kuwamoto.

Thank you to Ben Johnson, Lachlan Stott for filling in.

Alex Papadopoulous made his thirds debut getting 1 BB and 2 HPB and scoring twice.

 

Matt Scutchings

4.2.24

On Sunday we had the privileged of hosting the Titans. Was a great game played by both teams. We did manage to knock them off 9-2.

Evan started well and thew 2 innings and Jasper came in a closed. We hit the ball well moving the runners around the bases. This week we take on Diamond Creek at home.

Andrew Fielden

4.2.24

The Under 16 State team headed to Essendon and went down 7 to 6 on a walk off.

Alex Papadopoulos started on the hill throwing 3 Innings 3 Hits, 3 Ks, 3 BB/HPB, 4 Runs 1 ER.

Mason Hergstorm came in to close the game 2.1 Innings, 2 Hits, 2 Ks, 5 BB/HPB, 3 Runs 3 ER.

The side collected 9 hits lead by Miles Paulley (2 Hits) and Theo Hedt (2 Hits).

Singles to Alex Papadopoulous (2 RBIs), Mason Hergstorm (1 RBI) Beau Spencer (1 RBI) Brandon Mc Dowall (1 RBI)

Hunter Mann took an outstanding catch at short stop in the 5th.

The team was down 6 to 2 in the top of 6 innings to battle hard and tie the game. Unfortunately, Essendon were able to score in the bottom of 6th to win

 

David Foster

4.2.24

Women’s Match Report V’s Werribee Blue

Despite being a hot day, our team played great baseball to put behind last week’s disappointment with a 19 to 6 win. We also had the chance to rotate several players on and off the bench to keep everyone relatively fresh.

The game started with Rach Talbot getting her first start on the mound and she did not disappoint. She kept Werribee to 4 runs before she ran out of steam in the early stages of the 3rd innings. Rach gave up 4 hits, struck out 5 and threw four walks.

In the first innings we scored 5 runs with singles to Jen Mason, Phoebe Arnott and Jordan Sollars. With a triple to Sarah Upton and double to Nikki Chapman we knew we were here to play serious ball. In response Werribee scored 3 runs with 2 scattered safe hits as Rach struck out 3 of their hitters.

The second dig saw us continue to hit the ball with Magda Boros and Nikki getting singles and Phoebe hitting to the centre field fence for her first ever triple to bring our 7th run across the plate. Werribee still found Rach a handful as she caught the first hitter and struck out the 2nd and 6thhitter to keep them scoreless.

The third innings saw us struggle to score even though we had 2nd and 3rdoccupied. With Rach having only thrown a couple of innings this year she was starting to tire so we brought Jen to the mound who got Werribee to hit the ball to our fielder who made the right choices to keep them to 3 runs.

The fourth innings saw a new pitcher for Werribee and Saya Turnley hit safely to right field to record a double. Jen collected her 2nd hit for the day and Sarah smashed a double. With the remaining hitters working hard in the box to force 7 runs across the plate. Werribee looked like they would score in the last but a timely pick up by Rach at short stop who threw the ball to Mags at second who got the ball to a fully stretched Saya at first to get the double. The game ended shortly after that as Rach and Mags combined to get the third out.

It was great to see the work we do at training bring us rewards. We now need to keep learning and put in place the strategies we know will give us success at the end of the year.

David Foster

28.1.24

Women’s Match Report V’s Werribee White

Well, this game was going to see where we stood against the top side and I am pleased to say we started strongly. With singles to Saya Turnley, Michelle Searle and a long double to Nikki Chapman. These hits were combined with some aggressive running as we scored 3 runs. In reply Werribee got 2 hits, with one just missing Magda Boros at left field. Mags recovered and relayed the ball through Rach Talbot at shot stop then on to Phoebe Arnott at second who made the tag out to stop a double base hit. Now with 2 down Phoebe combined well with Jen Mason at first to shut the innings down after one run was scored.

In the second, Werribee made a pitching change which presented walks to Mikayla Graf and Mags as we scored 2 early runs. Then came a hard-hit single to left field from Rach who then stole to second as Saya forced an error with her hard running to first. She continued to run rings around Werribee’s defence to eventual be the fourth run across the plate. In response Werribee were better in the batting box but we kept our composure with Phoebe throwing out the second at bat to first and Saya also making a play to first and striking out the last hitter. Werribee did score 3 runs in the process but we knew they would come back hard.

Unfortunately for the next three innings we failed to score as our hitters failed to get the ball out of the infield. As we were forced to make an earlier than expected change of pitcher (to protect her from any long-term injury,) Werribee began hitting the ball well. However, we missed our opportunities to make plays that would have kept the game within our reach. Werribee went on to score 7 runs in the 3rd and a further run in their fourth to take out the game 12 to 7.

To our credit Werribee White conceded we were the first team to really challenge them this season. We have learnt a lot from this game and will now need to tweak our game to be better prepared for our next encounter with them in the last week/s.

 

Kira Kuwamoto

28.1.24

U16 Metro travelled to Essendon and got off to a good start for the rest of the season.

The final score was 11-5 because of the time game although we had scored 6 more in the last inning.

Sid Grimmer started and made a game with 2 inns 5 runs. Reid Sexton came into closing the game without any runs.

Everyone was involved in getting runs aggressively and we collected 14 RBIs (Saya Turnley, Sid, and Lachlan Connors collected 3)

Our defense side was solid and our Brandon McDowall caught stealing with hard throw.

Let’s keep up the great work!

 

Andrew Fielden

28.1.24

The Under 16 State team headed up the highway to play Newport.

The side came away with a 10 to 7 victory.

Thomas Rome started on the hill throw 3 solid innings. (3 Inn, 4 Hits, 4 Walks, 4 Runs 4 ER) Mason Hergstorm and Alex Papadopoulous closed the game out.

Alistair Lang, Miles Paulley, Alex Papadopoulous, Thomas Rome and Ash Kaberry all collected hits.

Alistair Lang collected 5 stolen bases

Next week we face Essendon away.

Jason Peoples

28.1.24

Under 18’s took the long trip to Bonbeach this morning to take on a combined Bonbeach/StKilda/Mulgrave team and came away with a 9-0 victory.

Riley Peoples got the start and was very good, throwing 5 innings, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 8.

Bradyn Barker came in to throw the last inning and kept the opposition scoreless to complete the shutout.

Our bats took a while to warm up but eventually as a team we ended up with 8 hits and 10 BB’s.

Jordan Ellis and Riley picked up 2 hits each,

With Bradyn, Will Cavanagh, Tyson Sherry and Josef Glass all getting 1 hit each.

Good to be back on the winners list after a few losses in a row.

Next week we get to sleep in as we play at home against Werribee.

Well done team.

Kyle Robinson

T28.1.24

The 4ths travelled to Port Melbourne today in what was a cracking day for baseball. The bats were hot today, just like the weather and we knocked in 20 runs on 13 hits to the get the big W 20-5.

Nick was on the bump to start the day for us, and he went out there and did the job, going 3 innings giving up 4 hits but also doing it with the bat. Tyson came in to finish the game in the bottom of the 4th innings, only allowing 1 walk and 1 hit with 2 strike outs.

Hell of a game to all the boys, some quality at bats and some slick fielding helped as well.

I will say it was very quiet today without new dad Daniel Dobbie.

We are back on the road again next week @ Fitzroy

#gobaycats #letsgomeow

Matt Scutchings

 28.1.24

Under 12’s metro had a great start back after the break with a 16-2 win over Fitzroy. Cody started on the bump with 2 strong innings with 6 strikeouts, both Teddy and Mitchell threw an innings each and did there jobs. Our bats were swinging well with most getting multiple hits. Last week Essendon gave us the forfeit win so was good to get a game in this week.

Next week we take on Titans at home.

Go Baycats

Christopher Durston

28.1.24

Baycats 2nds had a very important 11-0 win at home today. Chris Hockey had the start and threw 77 solid pitches getting us through the majority of the game with Cooper Tipping closing the door for us.

Highlight of the day was an in the park homerun for cooper that really changed the game for us.

We were pretty quiet on the bench today, but spoken about it after the game. We are ready for the run home that I am excited for what is to come.

Well done guys!

Lewis Weldon

28.1.24

Quick update from our port Melbourne series.

We ended up coming away with a series win.

Our next game is at home 4/2 vs Fitzroy at home.

Kyle Robinson

21.1.24

The fourths started the second have of the season with a 9-2 loss. Some great defensive work and also some not so great.

Melbourne came out swinging, we got out of some bases loaded jams but in the end it was a a tough day in some pretty good conditions.

We are away next week at Port Melbourne

#gobaycats #letsgomeow

David Foster

21.1.24

Women’s Match Report V’s Essendon

Well first game back after the break and we played like it was, we were rusty at times. It was great to play a home game on the main diamond and the weather was very good although it did get very humid and this also showed on our players as they were finding conditions telling.

This game was a real battle of the pitchers, as we were held to 6 runs for the game and 5 of these came in our first trip to the plate as their rookie pitcher struggled to hit the strike zone consistently. We finished the day with 3 safe hits and 2 of those were to Rach Talbot who batted a 1000 for the match and Nikki Chapman got one single. Essendon also got 3 hits for the match as our pitchers held them well.

Jen Mason started on the mound and threw the first two innings. In that time Jen threw 38 pitches with 4 k’s and 2 base on balls with no hits recorded. There were 3 runs scored and 2 of these were earnt. Then Saya relieved for 3 innings giving up 3 hits, striking out 4 and throwing 4 base on balls, from 52 pitches.

Our pitchers were well supported by Michelle Searle who worked hard behind the plate, throwing out a runner at third and one at first. There were glimpses of solid plays throughout the game but we need to make the basic plays more often. This will have us better prepared for the finals at the end of the season not just limp into second place on the ladder as we are at the moment.

 

Lewis Weldon

21.2.24

First kicked off the second half with 2 wins vs Melbourne.

Daniel Gosselin started Tuesday and threw 5 innings of scoreless baseball.

Riley Peoples had his first div 1 start and held his own on Sunday.

Brock Wells and Jye Robinson combined for 9 RBIs over the 2 games.

We play again tonight against Port Melbourne at atona

 

Sto Bajarca

21.2.24

2’s kicked off the second half of the season with a road trip to Melbourne and had a 5-3 win.

Noah Brennan started for us us throwing 3 innings conceding 7 walks, striking out 3 and going hit less. Chris Hockey closed out the game with 2 innings of work striking out 2, walking 1 and giving up 2 hits.

Jake Elderfield and Bradyn Barker both had 2 hits and an RBI each (one being a triple for Jake), James Renouf had a base hit and an RBI as well.

Patrick Johnson made his debut in the 2’s and held his own and we managed to come away with a win for Istuki’s birthday.

Next week we take on Port Melbourne at home.

 

Phill Northfield

21.2.24

In fantastic conditions for baseball, U14 State had a tight 10-9 win over Newport.

Next week sees us at home vs Preston/Fitzroy.

 

Andrew Fielden

21.2.24

The 3rds had a day we would rather forget. Going into the 4 innings with a 6 to 4 everything went to with Melbourne scoring 14 runs.

A game to forget

 

Andrew Fielden

21.2.24

The Under 16s had a rough start back going down 17 to 9 against Research.

Our pitchers struggled all day on the hill to throw strikes.

We collected one hit a 2 run double by Reid Sexton.

Next week we are away to Newport.

 

Christopher Durston

21.2.24

The 2nds had a very strong 13-4 win to finish off the first half of the season.

Chris Hockey threw well through 3 innings and gave the ball to Noah who shut the door.

The bats were up and about today putting up 2 6 run innings, hayden leading the way with a bases clearing triple and a 2 run triple.

Great start lads. On the up after the break one week at a time.

Andrew Fielden

9.12.23

The Thirds faced Fitzroy on the weekend and came away with a 8 to 6 win.

Cooper Tipping battle hard pitching 5 innings (6 Hits, 7 Ks, 6BB, 6 Runs and 5 ERs).

We collected 7 hits for the game.

Nick Zanghi 1 Hit 2 BB

Will Cavanagh 2 Hits 1 BB 2 RBIs

Lachlan Stott 1 Hit and a Sac

Nick Unsworth 2 Hits 3 RBI

Patrick Johnson 1 Hit 1 RBI

Brad Mann 1 Hit 1 RBI

We need to just tidy up out defence as we allow to many unearned runs over the last few weeks.

We move to an 8 wins 1 Lost 1 Draw record and face Newport in the final game before Christmas.

Jason Peoples

9.12.23

U18’s travelled to Essendon today and suffered their first loss of the season in walk off fashion 5-4.

Bradyn Barker got the start and was excellent throwing 5 innings, striking out 7 and allowing 2 earned runs.

Will Cavanagh threw the last allowing 1 earned run with 1 strikeout.

We battled hard to get back into the game in our last inning. Managing 3 straight walks to tie the game at 4 all. But things didn’t go our way in the last.

We only got 5 hits today with Tanner, Bradyn, Riley, Will and Nyah getting 1 each.

We were allowed 6 BB’s and 1 HPB (and believe or not it wasn’t Nyah getting hit this week!!)

We look forward to getting back on the winners list next week with another tough game against Cheltenham/Moorabbin at home.

After that we sit back and wait for Santa!!

Don’t forget a big day at Baycats next Saturday with our Xmas breakup and our 1’s team taking on Newport under lights.

It would be fantastic for all the kids and parents to be there.

Kyle Robinson

  · 9.12.23

The Div 1 4ths took on Fitzroy today at home, the weather was nice to us and the field had drained away all the wild weather from yesterday.

We came away with a hard fought 5-5 draw.

Dobbie took the ball on the mound to start the game and started off great, going the distance. Josef took some great catches out in right field today as well.

I big thanks to Pat Johnson for base coaching for the game and another big shout out to Martin Bouma for coming down and having a run around with us today.

We had a fantastic day with the bat, some quality at bats getting us on base in crucial times, especially in the last innings.

Great game today boys, let’s roll it into the last game of the year next week against Newport

#gobaycats #letsgomeow

Andrew Fielden

T9.12.23

The Under 16 State team face ladder leaders Essendon.

We went down 11 to 2.

In a low hitting game. It came down to defence and unfortunately, we had a few crucial errors in the 2nd and 3rd allowing Essendon to score 7.

Our pitchers did an outstanding job of the mound in what is traditional know in the MLB as a bullpen day!

Hunter Mann 2 Innings 1 K 4 BB 5 Runs 1 ER.

Alex Papadopoulous 1.2 Innings 2 Hits 2 Ks 4 BB 4 Runs 2 ER

Alistair Lang 1.1 Innings 1 Hit 2 Ks No runs.

Reid Sexton 1 Innings 0 Hits 2 Ks 4 BB/HPB 2 Runs 0 ER.

Ash Kaberry led the way in the box with 3 hits.

Alex Papadopouls and Reid Sexton collecting 1 hit each.

Next week we face Williamstown at home.

Kyle Robinson

  · 9.12.23

The div 1 4ths travelled all the way to Box Hill to take on Melbourne on Sunday in what turned out to be a cracking day for baseball.

We started off well, playing 2 innings of nil all baseball

Melbourne kept us scoreless in the 3rd but they managed to put up some runs with some hits in the gaps and a few costly errors / walks as well. We kept our heads up and got out of the innings, but unfortunately the damage was already done. We got one back in the top of the 4th after drawing some walks, but that was all we could manage.

We just couldn’t put bat on ball this week.

Final score was 10-1, we get another chance to get on the winners list next week at home vs Fitzroy.

#gobaycats #letsgomeow

Matt Scutchings

  · 9.12.23

Round 8

Under 12’s metro west had a dominant 15-1 win over Research. Bats were swinging like they should be and the base running was on point picking up extra bases where they could. Tate started on the hill with 2 strong innings and Leo came on to close. We welcomed back the Austin’s from the States who fitted in just nicely. Next week is our last game for the year which is against Pt Melbourne at home (we have the bye) last round.

Go Baycats

Phill Northfield

  · 9.12.23

Round 8 of U14 State saw us face off in a top of the table clash against Essendon. In what should have been a cracker of a game. Unfortunately we didn't come ready to play today and gave a quality opposition plenty of extra outs. Essendon took full advantage and ran away comfortable winners.

It's not all doom and gloom, we slip to 6-2 on the season and just hang onto 2nd place.

The best part is we get to do it all again next week as we head up the hwy to play Research at theirs.

#gobaycats

Kira Kuwamoto

9.12.23

R8: Tough first loss for our U16 Metro going down to Essendon Jets 8-3.

We had a good start scoring 2 runs with good hits of Brandon McDowall and Thomas Rome at the top of the first inning.

However we gave them momentum with our fielding and base running mistakes after the bottom of first and we couldn’t regain that until the end of the game.

Toby Arnott started on the hill with 2 innings. Thomas and Sid Grimmer threw as a reliever. Sid threw 75% strike.

We should learn from mistakes and turn this frustration into motivation for the next games!

Jason Peoples

9.12.23

U18’s winning streak continued today with a 12-2 win over Doncaster. Bradyn Barker was our starting pitcher today and did a good job over 4 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 runs while striking out 4.

Cade White threw the last inning and didn’t allow a base runner with 9 pitches.

Although we only got 5 hits, our batters showed good patience receiving 10 walks and 3 HPB, Nyah continued her ball magnet ability with what I believe to be her 60th HPB this season!!

5 players got 1 hit apiece.

Will Cavanagh, Bradyn, Tanner Stack, Cade and Hudson Carr.

Another good team effort!!

Next week we have a tough game at Essendon which will be a great game to watch.

Lewis Weldon

9.12.23

Today our 1st had a hard fought win against Melbourne.

After being down 7-2 after the top of the 6th, we put on 9 runs over the next 2 innings to finish the game 8-11 winners.

Harvey Mitchell-Hill had a perfect day at the plate going 4-4 with 2 walks.

Jye Robinson, sam Gibbons, James wood and will Brennan had muti hit days.

Next up, we play sandringham on Tuesday at the stadium

Andrew Fielden

2.12.23

The Under 16 State team face ladder leaders Essendon.

We went down 11 to 2.

In a low hitting game. It came down to defence and unfortunately, we had a few crucial errors in the 2nd and 3rd allowing Essendon to score 7.

Our pitchers did an outstanding job of the mound in what is traditional know in the MLB as a bullpen day!

Hunter Mann 2 Innings 1 K 4 BB 5 Runs 1 ER.

Alex Papadopoulous 1.2 Innings 2 Hits 2 Ks 4 BB 4 Runs 2 ER

Alistair Lang 1.1 Innings 1 Hit 2 Ks No runs.

Reid Sexton 1 Innings 0 Hits 2 Ks 4 BB/HPB 2 Runs 0 ER.

Ash Kaberry led the way in the box with 3 hits.

Alex Papadopouls and Reid Sexton collecting 1 hit each.

Next week we face Williamstown at home.

Kyle Robinson

 2.12.23

The div 1 4ths travelled all the way to Box Hill to take on Melbourne on Sunday in what turned out to be a cracking day for baseball.

We started off well, playing 2 innings of nil all baseball

Melbourne kept us scoreless in the 3rd but they managed to put up some runs with some hits in the gaps and a few costly errors / walks as well. We kept our heads up and got out of the innings, but unfortunately the damage was already done. We got one back in the top of the 4th after drawing some walks, but that was all we could manage.

We just couldn’t put bat on ball this week.

Final score was 10-1, we get another chance to get on the winners list next week at home vs Fitzroy.

#gobaycats #letsgomeow

Matt Scutchings

  ·2.12.23

Round 8

Under 12’s metro west had a dominant 15-1 win over Research. Bats were swinging like they should be and the base running was on point picking up extra bases where they could. Tate started on the hill with 2 strong innings and Leo came on to close. We welcomed back the Austin’s from the States who fitted in just nicely. Next week is our last game for the year which is against Pt Melbourne at home (we have the bye) last round.

Go Baycats

Phill Northfield

  2.12.23

Round 8 of U14 State saw us face off in a top of the table clash against Essendon. In what should have been a cracker of a game. Unfortunately we didn't come ready to play today and gave a quality opposition plenty of extra outs. Essendon took full advantage and ran away comfortable winners.

It's not all doom and gloom, we slip to 6-2 on the season and just hang onto 2nd place.

The best part is we get to do it all again next week as we head up the hwy to play Research at theirs.

#gobaycats

Kira Kuwamoto

2.12.23

R8: Tough first loss for our U16 Metro going down to Essendon Jets 8-3.

We had a good start scoring 2 runs with good hits of Brandon McDowall and Thomas Rome at the top of the first inning.

However we gave them momentum with our fielding and base running mistakes after the bottom of first and we couldn’t regain that until the end of the game.

Toby Arnott started on the hill with 2 innings. Thomas and Sid Grimmer threw as a reliever. Sid threw 75% strike.

We should learn from mistakes and turn this frustration into motivation for the next games!

Jason Peoples

2.12.23

U18’s winning streak continued today with a 12-2 win over Doncaster. Bradyn Barker was our starting pitcher today and did a good job over 4 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 runs while striking out 4.

Cade White threw the last inning and didn’t allow a base runner with 9 pitches.

Although we only got 5 hits, our batters showed good patience receiving 10 walks and 3 HPB, Nyah continued her ball magnet ability with what I believe to be her 60th HPB this season!!

5 players got 1 hit apiece.

Will Cavanagh, Bradyn, Tanner Stack, Cade and Hudson Carr.

Another good team effort!!

Next week we have a tough game at Essendon which will be a great game to watch.

Lewis Weldon

25.11.23

Today our 1st had a hard fought win against Melbourne.

After being down 7-2 after the top of the 6th, we put on 9 runs over the next 2 innings to finish the game 8-11 winners.

Harvey Mitchell-Hill had a perfect day at the plate going 4-4 with 2 walks.

Jye Robinson, sam Gibbons, James wood and will Brennan had muti hit days.

Next up, we play sandringham on Tuesday at the stadium

Kira Kuwamoto

25.11.23

U16 Metro R7: In the drizzly weather we travelled to Sunshine and had a good win 14-7. We kept our undefeated season!

We got off to a good start with 7 runs at the top of the first inning.

Reid Sexton started and threw hitless 2 innings with only 1 Run. Toby Arnott came in the game and threw 2 innings with 3Ks.

Our bats were great, we collected 9 Hits and 9 RBIs. Every player contributed to the win.
Reid and Toby led the way with 3 hits(both got 2RBIs) Beau Spencer(1 RBI, 1 triple), Finley Devaney(1 RBI), and Tyler Wood all had 1 hit.

Our next game is against Essendon Jets: second team of the ladder.
#gobaycats

Andrew Fielden

T25.11.23

The Thirds continued their winning streak with 11 to 1 victory over Doncaster to remain undefeated.

Will Cavanagh started on the mound giving up 3 hits in 4 innings. Cooper Laurie close the game out.

Will Fitzgerald led the way with 2 hits and singles to Matthew Taylor (1 RBI, 1 sac fly), Kira Kuwamoto (2 RBIs, 1 sac fly) , Cooper Laurie (1 RBI) and Miles Paulley (1 RBI), also with an RBI each,

Brad Mann (1 sac fly), Cooper Laurie and Will Cavanagh.

Defensively the side has been strong only allowing 2 errors in the past 3 games.

Next week we face Melbourne away.

Andrew Fielden

25.11.23

The Under 16 State West sided picked up their third win of the season beating Newport 6 to 4.

Rueben Millar started on the hill throwing 1.1 Innings (1H, 3 Ks, 6 BB, 4 Runs, 3 ER). Alex Papadopoulous threw 2.2 innings of strong relief ( 1 H, 5 Ks, 1 HPB)

The team came out scoring 2 runs in the first follow by 3 in the second innings and 1 in third.

Tylah Laurie, Hunter Mann, and Rueben Millar collect 1 hit each for the game.

RBIs to Theo Hedt, Alex Papadopoulous, Tylah Laurie, Thomas Rome, and Rueben Millar.

A strong defensive display at some crucial times to help win the game. Ash Kaberry to Alistair Lang in a back pick at 3rd base to close down Newport’s come back.

Next week we face Essendon @ Home.

Sto Bajarca

25.11.23

4’s hosted Doncaster today and had a great walk off win 10-9.

2 runs down in the last and Phil Sage lead off with a ringing shot to left field. He got to second on a passed ball and Alex Papadopolous hit a double to RF and scored Phil Sage. Matty Chequer picked a walk after a great at bat as did Tylah Laurie. With 2 out and the tying run on 3rd and winning run on 2nd Ruben Miller hit a shot to the right centre gap and score both runs for the walk off.

Tylah Laurie had the start and went 2 2/3 striking out 2 and giving up 6 hits. He battled hard and threw plenty of strikes and gave the field plenty of chances. Tom Rome was in relief and came in with 2 out and bases loaded and got a ground ball out to finish the 3rd and went on to throw 2 complete innings striking out 3 conceding 2 hits and 1 run.

Offensively Ruben Miller lead the way for the team with 2 hits and 3 RBI’s, Nick Unsworth and Alex Papadopolous both had 2 hits and 1 RBI, Aaron Mildenhall had 2 hits and Tylah Laurie, Patrick Johnson, Brandon McDowell, Tommy Rome and Phil Sage had 1 hit each.

Great win today, next week 4’s are away at Melbourne.

Phill Northfield

25.11.23

In less than desirable conditions U14 State travelled to Preston to take on the combined Preston/Fitzroy team.

Although our pitchers combined for a no hitter our ball strike ratio was down .

Our hitting was good and our base running was great.

The team did an excellent job of preparing for the game in difficult conditions and they were switched on ready to go when play ball was called.

Next week we take on the undefeated Essendon side at home in what should be a cracker of a game.

Matt Scutchings

 25.11.23

Under 12’s metro west had a tough day at the office having our first loss for the season with a score line of 10-2.

Bat’s definitely were not swinging in our favour today and we did leave runners on base in 2 innings. But that’s baseball and we always learn more from a loss.

Jasper started on the hill and threw his heart out in the conditions with Evan coming in to finish the game off. Next week is a new week and we take on Research at their home deck.

Go Baycats

Jason Peoples

25.11.23

U18’s kept their winning streak going today with a comfortable 10-2 win over Malvern.

The result could have been even better if not for some questionable base running at times.

Riley Peoples had the start today and threw well in slippery conditions.

He threw 3 innings, allowing 1 earned run while striking out 6.

Cade White threw the last 2 innings striking out 5 and not conceding a run.

As a team we collected 10 hits.

Riley had 2 hits and 1 hit each to Josef Glass, Tanner Stack, Cade White, Cooper Laurie, Hudson Carr, Will Cavanagh, Patrick Johnson and Reuben Brewer.

Nyah O'Brien also reached base all 3 times with 2 walks and yet another HPB.

Another good team effort.

We take on Doncaster away next week.

Go Baycats!!

Lewis Weldon

25.11.23

Big game for the 1st today coming away with a 9-5 win.

We had a 14 hit day, lead by Tanner stack witha 3 hit day

Sam Gibbons with his first start in for the season eith 5 quality innings. Followed by Chris Hockey and Hayden Peoples combining for 4 innings.

We take on Melbourne at home next weekend

Christopher Durston

25.11.23

The 2nds had a fairly strong 5-1 win over Doncaster today.

Noah Brennan threw 3 solid innings with cooper tipping coming in and throwing a good 4 innings.

The bats were up and about early in the game. Lucas ash had 3 hits & riley peoples having 2 leading the way today.

Our focus is now next week against Melbourne at home. A couple things to work on at training this week but we will be coming out firing.

Lewis Weldon

19.11.23

1st had 2 tough losses this week with a 6-8 loss to moorabbin followed with a 5-0 loss to Port Melbourne.

We look to turn things around tomorrow at Doncaster.

Kira Kuwamoto

19.11.23

R7: The 3rds hosted Moorabbin at home and had a good win 7-4.
Moorabbin scored 1 in the top 2nd inning, but we responded in bottom 2nd with 1 RBI single of Miles Paulley.

However we gave 1 in the top 3rd and another in 5th with chasing on runners, and we’ve been struggling to get runs so we were down 3-1 after top of 5th.

Although we were at a disadvantage, finally we made a big offensive inning in the bottom 5th! Cooper Laurie, Brad Mann, and Hudson Carr loaded the base with hits in a row. Just after Hud’s hit, the opponent coach started to speak to the field without called “time” and 3rd base runner Cooper stole home and scored. I saw the play just like this a week ago in 2s… good reminder of the basic of baseball: be sure to call “time” when we wanna do something in the field…

Anyway, this play triggered our nonstop batting. Patrick Johnson, Darcy Stack, and Matt Taylor hit away hard in a row and we scored 3 more runs. We shut off them 1 run in the last top inning and we scored 1 more with RBI double of Miles. We finished the game with 7-4. We had a hard time hitting and fielding, but it was great that we made adjustments and good hits during the game.

Cooper started with a solid 3.1 Innings for 2ERs.
Alex Hockey came in the 4th and closed the game with 2.2 Innings for 1ER.

Our hits as follow
Miles 1 single 1 double 2 RBIs
Nicholas Zanghi 1 single 1 double
Brad, Hudson 2 singles each
Matt 1 double 3 RBIs
Darcy 1 single 1RBI
Patrick 1 single

What a relief! Glad to kept our undefeated season. Thank you every player for following an unreliable coach… Let’s bring the momentum into our next games and keep winning!!!

#gobaycats

Kira Kuwamoto

19.11.23

R6: U16 Metro travelled to Newport with a solid 27-4 win

Toby Arnott started and shutout 2 innings (2Hs, 5Ks) and Castor Swinton came in to close the game (2 Innings 2Ks).

Toby and Jesse Alldis, they were in the outfield, each caught a very hard line drive and helped the team.

The offensive side collected 17 Hits and 24 RBIs…!
4 hits-Lachlan Connors (1 double), Saya Turnley(1 double)
2 hits-Castor (1 triple and 1 double), Tyler Wood, Jesse

1 hit-Toby (1 double) Brandon McDowall, Beau Spencer
Except hits, that were mostly walks… they collected good strikes to hit.
Let’s carry it out with winning!

Kyle Robinson

 19.11.23

Saturday, the fourths took on Moorabbin in another lovely day for baseball.

We played out 5 innings of 0-0 baseball with some great pitching from both teams. Tylah Laurie going 5 innings on 65 pitches and getting out of a couple of tight jams but managed to keep them scoreless through his outing.

That’s where the scoreless tie ended, Moorabbin put up 6 in the 6th and 4i n the 7th to our 1 in the 7th to take the win 10-1.

Another one in the loss column for us… keep your heads up boys.

We look ahead to this weekend, another game at home vs Doncaster

#gobaycats #letsgomeow

Brenton Laurie

19.11.23

On Sunday the U16 state team travelled to research and what a great morning for baseball. JT and myself stepped in as coaches for the day we were up against a strong team and we told them to be aggressive in the box and on the running track we come out strong letting bunts stealing and even a couple of hit and runs through out the game. Thomas started on the mound throwing 3 innings for only one run the team REALLY backed him up in the field making catches throwing runners out. Alex come in in relief with runners at the corners and the team asked me if they could do the trick play they had trained for so I let them have a crack they made the play look like it was straight out of the big leagues the runnner took off from first and the throw was made over t and short stopped grab it cleanly and throw it straight back to the catcher and he payed the tag to get the OUT. We ended up going down 3-2 in a game that was out standing to watch and be part of perants from the other team said it was the best game of baseball they have watched in a long time. Great work team keep up the hard work and next time you will come out the winnners

Jason Peoples

T19.11.23

Baycats U18’s travelled to Newport today and kept their undefeated season intact with a tight 4-3 victory.

Bradyn Barker got the start and was very good throwing 4 innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 3, 2BB, 1HPB while allowing just 1 run.

Cade White threw 1.2 innings, 1 hit, 2 k’s, 3BB, 1HPB and 0 earned runs.

Riley Peoples finished the remaining 1.1 innings, not allowing a base runner while striking out 3 to end the game.

Our hitters did enough and took the walks when they were there, 7BB all up and 1 HPB.

Hits went to Will Cavanagh 2 singles.

Tanner Stack 1 single 1 RBI, Riley 1 triple 2 RBI’s and Bradyn 1 single.

Next week we take on Malvern at home to hopefully keep the wining streak going!!

Great job boys and girls.

 

Lewis Weldon

15.11.23

1st had a much needed win against Blackburn on Tuesday in our first midweek game for the season.

Hayden peoples got the start and threw 5 innings of shutout baseball. Giving up 2 hits for 9 strikouts.

Sam Gibbons came in and shut the door striking out 3 in his inning of work.

After a quite 1st innings, we got on a roll with a big 2nd innings putting up 5 runs with alot of quality bat bats. And that was all our pitchers needed to take the win 5-0.

Offensively we were lead by Sam Gibbons and Will Brennan, both with 2 hits a peice.

We take on Moorabbin on Saturday

Lewis Weldon

12.11.23

1st had a tough loss to Waverley on the weekend.

Bith Daniel Gosselin and Riley peoples threw 4 innings and James wood came in and threw the 9th.

Jordan Ellis lead the hitting for the day with 2 hits.

Andrew Fielden

12.11.23

The thirds faced Waverley and played out a 2 all draw.

Cooper Laurie was in outstanding form throwing 4 innings 1 Hit, 8 Ks, 5 Walks, 1 ER.

Itsuki Kozaki threw 2 Innings, 3 Walks, 1 ER.

Cooper Laurie swung a hot bat collecting 3 hits.

Matthew Taylor and Brad Mann collected 2 hits.

William Fitzgerald, Patrick Johnson, Hudson Carr got one hit each.

This week we play Moorabbin at home.

 

Andrew Fielden

12.11.23

The Under 16 State team headed to Port Melbourne and picked up their 2ndwin of the season.

The side defeated Port Melbourne 12 to 8.

Rueben and Mason threw 4 innings combined to give up 4 hits and 1 earn run.

Alex Papadopoulous led the way with 2 hits.

Miles Paulley, Ash Kaberry and Theo Hedt collecting single each.

Next Sunday we head to Research.

 

Phill Northfield

  12.11.23

U14 State travelled over the West Gate to take on Port Melbourne in absolutely glorious conditions and came away with an 11-4 win.

Next week we take on Newport at home.

 

Kira Kuwamoto

12.11.23

U16 Metro
R5: Another big win against Werribee 20-5
Brandon McDowall started on the hill going 3 innings (2Hs, 6Ks, 3ERs) with Toby Arnott came in to close the game (1 Innings 2Ks).

Our bats were great, we collected 9 Hits and 17 RBIs. Every player contributed to the win.

Special mention to Finley Devaney and Jesse Alldis who got their first hit at U16 game.

We are still undefeated! Our players encourage each other and communicate well at the field. Also aggressive hitting and base running. We:coaches really love it!! They remind us to have fun with playing baseball and it makes lots of good plays!
Keep making good vibes, training hard, and winning:)
#gobaycats

Matt Scutchings

12.11.23

Under 12’s Metro West took on the Diamond Creek Devils at there home track and came away with a 16-0 win.

Jasper started the game throwing 2 1/3 innings and also hitting an in the park home run. Hunter came in and done his job closing the game out. Our bats were swinging well with multiple hits and moving runners around. Next week we are off to Newport for another away game.

Go Baycats

Kyle Robinson

11.11.23

The fourths travelled to Waverly yesterday in what turned out a pretty decent day for baseball.

We got on the board early scoring in the top of the first

That was the last time we were in front for the day.

Waverly scored in each inning with some hard hitting and hitting the gaps as the wind played a little bit of havoc for us with the fly balls.

A blowout in the end, we just couldn’t get the basics right and errors hurt us throughout the game, eventually going down 27-1.

We will regroup this week and put the last few weeks behind us and focus on this week. Keep your heads up boys we will bounce back from this

#gobaycats #letsgomeow

 

 

 

David Foster

11.11.23

Women’s Match Report Vs Mitchell Majors

We had our first home game for the season and it was great to be on diamond 2. Today we had a group of 13 players to work with and the Majors were one short so this helped us to keep players actively involved as we provided a sub fielder each innings.

We started well keeping them to 1 run as Saya Turnley struck the first and last hitter out. Our team had our best start for the season with singles to Magda Boros, Saya, Michelle Searle, Jen Mason, Nikki Chapman, & Jordan Sollars. We also had 2 HPB’s one to Rach Talbot and Brooke Robertson (her 5th for the season) as we scored 6 runs.

In the second we kept them scoreless with Rach at shortstop throwing out the first one to Jen at first base. Saya struck out the next batter and Sarah Upton threw out the third hitter to Jen to close the innings down. We responded strongly with runs as Rach smashed a double to left field and the following hitters getting singles. Saya, Michelle & Jordan.

In the third Saya continued to work hard with a K2-3 as Michelle threw the ball to Jen for the out. Sorry about the exact details for this innings as I was shaking when I took the photo and now can’t read all the details. In our last at bat we managed to score 4 more runs with singles to Michelle (her 3rd for the day), Sarah and Beth Jordan’s first double for the season.

In the last innings we made wholesale changes in the field with Jen striking out the first hitter followed up with 1-3 to Sarah and finally we managed to get the last out with a 6-4 through the efforts or Jordan to Phoebe Arnott at second. Not a bad effort Jen only 8 pitches with one safe hit. In our last at bat our 5 hitters failed to get a run across the plate but to win 17 to 1 who is going to complain. Well done team.

 

Christopher Durston

11.11.23

The 2nds had a massive 10-9 win over the second place waverley this afternoon.

Starting on the bump cooper tipping had a great 2 innings before getting himself into a little bit of trouble in the 3rd.

Always reliable jake elderfield came into the game and kept us in it for 2 innings.

9-2 down coming into the bottom of the inning some awesome team hitting, doing the little things and moving the runners over gave us a real chance going into the last inning. Trailing 8-9.

Jake with quick work made sure we were still in the game coming into the bottom of the last. Down 8-9.

Waverley's pitcher struggled with the zone & put the first 2 batters aboard. Lucas ash got on base with a sharp hit to 3rd, giving us the upper hand with bases loaded.

With heads up baseball between the 3rd base coach and the runner no time was called when the catcher went to speak to the pitcher.

3rd base runner scored for a walk off steal.

Really proud of the way we played today. Never giving up.

Looking forward to next weekend

 

Lewis Weldon

  ·4.11.23

Tough loss for our first on Sunday against the defending champions.

Our pitchers did well against a potent up way line up.

We host Waverley Saturday this week at home.

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Matt Scutchings

5.11.23

Under 12’s metro west have started the season great with a 4-0 record.

Sundays game was against the Titans again and we came away with a 13-7 win.

Cody started on the hill with 2 great innings and Evan came in to close the game.

Bats were swinging again with multiple hits recorded and strong base running when opportunities arose. This week we are on the road again to take on Diamond Creed.

Go Baycats

David Foster

  · 4.11.23

Women’s Match Report V’s Sunshine

Well, it was an early start as we had a 10.30 game. We were on the road just after 8.00am, I must say it reminded me of our junior days all over again.

We batted first which is no surprise, I guess. We encountered a pitcher throwing very slowly so this rattled us a bit, with only Saya Turnley getting on base with a nice shot to left field. As a result, no runs were scored. With Saya returning to the mound this week we had them 3 up 3 down very quickly with a 5 to 3 from Sarah Upton to Jen Mason. Then she struck out the next hitter and threw out the third out to first.

In the second Sarah led off by smashing one over left field’s head to get an in the park home run. The next 2 hitters struggled with the slow pitching which left us with 2 outs. Phoebe Arnott got us going again with a nice hit to left field and this was followed up with walks to Brooke Robertson, Beth Jordan, Mikayla Graf and Magda Boros. Then Saya got her second hit to left field, to help us eventually score 7 runs with 2 outs. Sunshine managed to scramble one run for the dig whilst Saya got 2 strike outs and a good throw from Nikki Chapman helped to get the K2-3 for side away.

In our third we scored another 7 runs with 2 outs again as Jen got her first hit, a single to left field, followed up by Sarah with a double and a single to Jordan Sollars. With walks to Phoebe and Mikayla we were loaded up again so Mags, Rach Stoddard and Saya could maximum results from their singles. Despite a wayward throw to the first hitter Sunshine had, Saya again dominated on the mound keeping them to one run with a pick off at first and 2 strike outs.

In our last at bat, we scored 1 run with hits to Sarah and Nikki to finish with 15 runs. With just enough time I time left to complete an innings, Rach got her first start on the mound (possibly first ever) and kept them to one run. Starting with a nervous walk then getting the next 2 hitter to hit firstly to Saya at short for an easy out followed up with another solid play from Sarah at third to get the runner at first. Rach continued to feel the ups and downs of a pitcher as she hit the next hitter but then came back strongly to strike out the last hitter. Leaving them with only 3 runs.

Kyle Robinson

  · 4.11.23

The last 2 weeks haven’t been kind to the 4ths

We went down in a hard fought game against Essendon 11-10. We hit the ball well in great conditions in our first away game but Essendon got the better of us on so timely hits and capitalising on a couple of tough called walks

But we played hard and didn’t go down without a fight

This weekend, we took on Upwey FTG at home, absolutely perfect conditions for baseball.

Unfortunately it just wasn’t our day.

Upwey came out of the gate hot with some hard hits, we went 2 pitches in with 2 outs to start the game, but they began to find the gaps as the game went on

Our bats seemed to be a bit quieter this week than what they have been so far this season, but we didn’t go down without a fight and had some really good quality at bats.

This week we travel to Waverly for another away game where we look to get back into the winners column

Let’s go meow #go baycats

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Kira Kuwamoto

  · 5.11.23

R4: Our U16 Metro had an another strong win against Essendon Spitfires 15-7

Until this game, both team were undefeated. Our players were picking strike balls well to hit, pitching well, and winning. So proud of them! Get back to training and repeat the basics to keep winning

Hits

Toby Arnott-3 singles

Tyler Wood-2 singles

Caster Swinton-1 singles

RBIs- We collected 14

Reid Sexton, Brandon McDowall, Caster-3

Toby Arnott, Tyler Wood-2

Saya Turnley-1

Pitching

Toby-3 1/3 innings, 4Ks, 8BBs, 1HPB, 4ERs

Reid-2Ks/2Hitters

Andrew Fielden

  · 5.11.23

The Under 16 State Team had a 9 all draw with Williamstown.

Williamstown jumped out to lead with 5 runs in the first. The side just kept chipping away at the scoreline to eventually tying the game in the last innings.

Alex and Miles leaded the way with 3 hits each followed by Allistaire and Theo with 2 hits and Sid a single.

Tylah and Rueben did an outstanding job on the hill.

We just need to clean up our defence a little and the results should start going our way.

Andrew Fielden

  · 5.11.23

The thirds picked up their 5th win for the season beating Upwey FTG 8 to 5.

Itsuki Kozaki started on the hill going 4.1 innings (3H, 7K, 3BB 4 Runs) with Alex Hockey closing out the game (.2 Innings 1BB, 1 Run). Defensively we had another strong performance in the field.

We out hit Upwey 8 to 3 with Will Fitzgerald (2 RBIs) and Cade White (1 RBI) collecting 2 hits each. Single to Alex Hockey, Patrick Johnston (2 RBIs), Itsuki Kozaki (1 RBI) and Brad Mann.

Phill Northfield

  · 5.11.23

In perfect playing conditions, U14 State defeated Research 13-4.

Our pitchers set the tone throwing >60% strikes and working quickly. This ensured that our defence was ready to make a play, and they did, as we played errorless baseball.

Our bats were hot too as we amassed 13hits.

Four games in and this new group of players is starting to gell.

Everyone contributed something positive to today's win.

#gobaycats

Christopher Durston

  · 6.11.23

The 2nds made the trip up to a sunny upwey today.

Jake Elderfield had the start and threw a solid 3 Innings while getting into a little bit of trouble he managed to get himself out of it.

Bradyn Barker was in releif and was great through his innings. Upwey are a very good hitting team. Coming into this game both of us were undefeated so far.

Some good hitting by them gave them the lead late in the game & unfortunately we were unable to get the run back going down 6-7

Special mention to Kira Kuwamoto who played her first senior game In the 2nds and had some great at bats.

We are back at it next week & we will be coming out firing

David Foster

  · 

Women's Match Report V’s Alfredton Round 4

Thanks to Toyota, Brooke Robertson was able to organise a bus, so 9 us of were picked up and driven in style to Ballarat. As part of team bonding, we meet at the market in Buninyong for lunch. We arrived in time to warm up but were hit by a very strong North Easterly wind which stuck with us all day.

We led of strongly with walks to Magda Boros, Michelle Searle, Jen Mason and a single to Kira Kuwamoto to score 2 runs. Alfredton started strongly with 2 hits off Kira but thanks to a line drive catch to Kira and a quick throw to Saya Turnley to get a double play, which meant they only scored one run.

Despite a lead off walk to Sarah Upton and single to Pheobe Arnott we were kept scoreless. In Alfredton’s second innings Saya took a nice line drive at 3rd to get the first out and then kept behind a ball that kicked up aiming to take her head off but she reacted instinctively to glove the ball and make the throw to Jen at first for 2 outs. Unfortunately, they took advantage of a triple to score 2 runs.

In our third innings we really took advantage of the walks given to Saya, Kira (intentional) Rach Talbot, Nikki Chapman and a HPB to Michelle Searle, as we scored 4 runs. Despite giving up 2 early runs in the bottom of the third we settled and only allowed one more runner on, as we closed out the innings.

In our final at bat, we managed to score 5 runs with singles to Saya and Sarah and an in the park homerun to Kira. In response Alfredton failed to use the chances they had to score any runs, as Michelle got her throw to Jen for a K2-3, Jen took another fly ball at first and Magda finished the day off with her throw from second to Jen to get the last out.

Well done everyone you all played a part in this 11 to 5 win. With a special mention to Kira who threw her first complete game for us this season and hit a home run. Congratulations to Michelle who returned to catching after a string of niggling knee injuries.

Kira Kuwamoto

  · 1.11.23

Round 3: Our U16 Metro team was drew the game with Essendon Bombers 6-6. Our team couldn’t play their best in the early and middle part of the game but they were able to get back to their own play at the end. We were 2runs down before the last inning but we finished with a draw. The massive point was that the players kept the focus even in a tight game.

The offensive side collected 6 runs with 5RBIs and some good hits. Reid Sexton lead the way with the bat 2 hits,(1 triple), 3 SBs, and 2 RBIs.

Brandon McDowall and Sid Grimmer collected 2hits and 1RBI.

Saya Turnley started and threw 3 solid innings with 1 ER. Toby Arnott coming into relieve throwing with 5 Ks and 2 ER. Sid Grimmer finished the last inning.

Keep doing our aggressive base running and hitting, communicating each other.

Go baycats!

Andrew Fielden

  · 31.10.23

The thirds picked up their 4th win of the season defeating Essendon 10 - 6.

Nick Zanghi (Single, Double) and Cade White (Single, Triple and 3 RBIs) led the offensive with 2 hits each. Will Fitzgerald (Single), Matt Taylor (Triple and 2 RBIs), Kira Kuwamoto (Single and 4 RBIs), Itsuki Kozaki (Triple), Miles Paulley (Single) and Hudson Carr (Single) all collected 1 hit each.

Another strong defence effort by the side was strong again with outstanding plays made by Itsuki Kozaki at Short Stop.

Cade White was good on the hill throwing 3.1 innings allowing 2 Hits 4 Walks and 1 run.

Cooper Laurie, Kira Kuwamoto and Itsuki Kozaki shared the load in relief.

 

Andrew Fielden

  · 31.10.23

The Under 16 State West side headed to Essendon and went down 1 – 7 in a game that doesn’t reflect the scored line.

It was a true pitches duel.

We headed into the bottom of the fourth inning with the score 1 – 0 up. Essendon came alive scoring 7 runs.

Rueben Millar was outstanding on the mound throwing 3 Innings 2 Hits 6 Ks 3 Walks 1 HPB and 4 Runs.

We collected 5 hits with Allistaire Lang (Triple) Theo Hedt (Double) and Singles to Tylah Laurie, Alex Papadopoulous and Hunter Mann.

Next week we play Williamstown at home.

Matt Scutchings

  · 29.10.23

Under 12’s metro west had another great game beating Fitzroy 13-6. Our bats were swing today with 2 triples hit and plenty of RBI’s off the bat. Jasper started the game well throwing 3 innings and Tate and Cody in relief done there jobs as well. Next week off to battle Titans again on there deck. Hopefully the weather is like today.

Go Baycats

Phill Northfield   29.10.23

In absolutely glorious conditions U14 State hosted Essendon in what was a cracker of a game.

While the good guys went down 7-5 there is plenty of up side for our team of mostly bottom aged players.

The result is a bit of a reality check for our players and a timely reminder that we need to come ready to play... for the full 2 hours.

Christopher Durston

  · 28.10.23

Coming up against an ex pro in sam Street the 2nds knew that today was going to be a battle VS a solid essendon side.

Bradyn barker got the start and got through 4 solid innings of work.

Copper tipping came into releif and did what we asked him to do, with jake elderfield closing the game out for us.

Between both teams there were 0 hits. James renouf got plugged twice, and a couple of the younger players played some well judged short ball.

Darcy stack reached first in the bottom of the last & some chaos in between ensured a baycats walk off win.

Super proud of these players never giving up & never dropping their heads. We were never out of the game and the encouragement from the bench was awesome !

Bring on next week.

Baycats U18's 22.10.23

The U18s jouyned up the Hwy to play against Werribee on Sat 22nd Oct. Our boys arrived ready to play with Brayden Barker taking the mound for 4 inning pitching 60 before Will Cav finished off in the 5th.. The wind was blowing and the bats were singing.. we came away with a convincing win..13 - 2

A big thanks for all the players... great game and great sportsmanship..

Andrew Fielden

  · 

Round 3

The Thirds had a strong win over Williamstown 12-2.

The side collected 10 hits. Leading the way was Darcy Stack going 3 from 3 and 2 RBIs.

Matt Taylor and Cooper Tipping collecting 2 hits each.

Kira Kuwamoto and Patrick Johnston 1 hit each.

Cade White was strong on the hill throwing 4 solid innings. 1 Hit, 5 Ks, 3 Walks 1 Run.

Cooper Laurie threw 1 innings of relief 1 Hit, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 Run.

Kyle Robinson

  · 

Couple rounds below here for the 4ths……

Round 1 - we enjoyed a forfeit from Berwick and started off the season 1-0

Round 2 - we got our first home game in against Sunshine for the Baycats 40th celebrations and came away with a 13-2 win. Daniel Dobbie threw out the complete game on this one, with some of the juniors really showing the depth we have, hitting the ball hard and running bases at every opportunity.

We go up on the season to 2-0

Round 3 - our 3rd home game in a row, this week against Williamstown. Perfect conditions for baseball. Tight battle early on, Williamstown scored 2 in the first but we answered straight back with 2 of our own and then added 1 in each of the next 3 innings.

We came into the bottom of the 6th leading 5-3 and put on 4 more runs. We finished the game with a win 9-3 to extend our unbeaten run to 3-0.

Next week we travel to Essendon.

Top effort boys #GoBaycats

Matt Scutchings

  · 

Under 12’s metro had another strong win defeating Titans 15-1.

Even Clarke started the game well on the hill with 2 scoreless innings. Leo came in to finish the game off well.

We didn’t get many opportunities to swing the bat but when we got the chance we got our hacks in.

This week we are back at home

Go Baycats

Andrew Fielden

  · 

The Under 16 State West Team had a big win defeating Newport 21 to 4.

Rueben Millar started on the mound throwing 3 quality innings (3 Inn, 4 Hits, 4 Ks, 2 Walks 1 ER). Mason Hergstrom was strong in relief throwing (2 Inn, 3 Hits, 3 Ks 2 Walks, 3 ER)

The team collected 11 hits. With a total of 30 base runners for the game.

Miles Paulley lead the way with the bat 2 hits and 2 walks (Triple and a Double).

2 Hits: Rueben Millar, Alex Papadopolous, Ash Kaberry.

1 Hit: Allistaire Lang, Tylah Laurie, Mason Hergstorm, Sid Grimmer and Reid Sexton.

Walks: 3 Beau Spencer, 2 Miles Paulley, Sid Grimmer, Reid Sexton. 1 Allistaire Lang, Tylah Laurie, Rueben Millar,

The team played solid defence with just the one error. A big improvement on last week.

Allistaire Lang was solid in the outfield.

Next week we take on Essendon.

 

Kira Kuwamoto

  · 

Our U16 Metro fought hard for another win, even thought it was a cold and windy day.

Final score was 10-5

Our starting pitcher Thomas Rome throwing hitless 3 innings - 7 Ks, 6 BBs (one inning was 3 up 3 down). Relief pitcher Theo Hedt throwing 2 innings - 5 Ks, 2 BBs, 1 H. Both finished without any Earned Runs.

Total of 4 Hits and 6 RBIs. We took lots of opportunities to steal bases led by Theo 4 and Saya Turnley 3

Single hit- Theo, Toby Arnott, Brandon McDowall, Lachlan Conners

Sacrifice fly- Brandon

2RBIs- Tylor Wood

RBI- Theo, Toby, Brandon, Lachlan

Christopher Durston

  · 

Another great performance by the 2nd today VS Williamstown.

In cold, wet & windy conditions we came away with a solid 14-1 win.

Chris hockey started the game and was perfect through his 4 innings of work, with jake elderfield coming in to close the game out.

We took it right up to Williamstown from the first pitch, Will Cavenagh leading off with another great bunt to reach first base & we never looked back. There was some long, hard fighting at bats by the players today.

Solid fielding all day made it hard for them to reach base.

Hayden peoples without a doubt his best offensive game of his career hit 2 monster bombs to dead centre field scoring a majority of our runs.

Phill Northfield

  · 

U14 State played at home in less than optimal conditions and came away with a 13 to 2 win over Preston/Fitzroy.

We out hit our opposition 12 to 3 and our pitchers were efficient throwing ~70% strikes.

Next week we take on Essendon at Essendon.

*edit

Also want to give a shout out and a big thank you to the parents who helped us set up and pack up the field. Your help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Andrew Fielden

  · 

Round 2

The thirds had a win at home against Sunshine 14 – 4.

With Cade White starting on the mound throwing 3 innings and Cooper Laurie coming into relieve throwing 2 innings, all runs made were unearned.

The side collected 14 hits and 14 RBI’s.

Lucas Ash getting 3 hits, including a home run and 2 RBI’s. Nick Zanghi also getting 3 hits and 3 RBI’s.

Kira Kuwamoto getting 2 hits and 4 RBI’s.

Kiyoe Turnley

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U16 Metro team had a strong start to the season against Diamond Creek, 21 - 2 win.

Our starting pitcher Theo Hedt throwing 2 innings - 4 Ks, 2 BBs, 1 H. Relief pitcher Mason Herstrom throwing 2 innings - 4 ks, 2 BBs, 1 H (one inning was 3 up 3 down)

Total of 7 Hits and 10 RBIs, with everyone crossing the plate across the 4 innings. Theo Hedt and Mason Herstrom 3 RBIs

2 Hits - Theo Hedt (single and double)

Single - Toby Arnott, Mason Herstrom, Thomas Rome, Caster Swinton, Saya Turnley

2 HPBs - Brandon McDowall

First ever baseball game - Finley Devaney

Every player contributed to the win, and even though this is our first game for the season, the teamwork and communication was fantastic throughout the game.

From Kira

Matt Scutchings

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Under 12’s metro started the season with a well 13-3 win over Fitzroy. Jasper started the game strong on the hill followed by Jax in relief. The boys were keen in the batters box all game and made the most of opportunities on base.

The boys showed a lot of respect for the under manned Fitzroy team with encouragement towards them and even filling there 2 vacant spots in the outfield each innings.

Next week we travel to Mc Phersons Park to take on the Titans.

Go baycats

David Foster

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Women's Match Report V’s Newport Round 2

We arrived at Newport to conditions you would call good for winter, a bit of wind with very light showers. As the game went along the showers disappeared and a northly wind whipped in, making playing conditions a little tricky.

In the first innings we started well with singles to Magda Boros and Saya Turnley form there we had limited opportunities to hit cleanly as strikes were hard to come by (which became a theme for day as finished up with 13 walks, plus 4 HPB’s) and as a result we failed to score more than 2 runs. Newport responded with 6 runs from 3 hits as we missed a few opportunities to get outs. However, Jordan Sollers got the final out (a strike out) in her first match time visit to the mound.

In the second we batted better to score 7 runs with singles to Nikkie Chapman, Andrea Huggins and Pheobe Arnott. We were able to keep Newport to 3 runs due mainly to entry of Michelle Searle to the mound as our 4th pitcher for the day. Michelle struck one batter out and enticed the next hitter hit a catch to Rach Stoddart at short stop. Rach was again involved a play shortly afterwards to throw the runner out to Keira Wilson at 3rd to shut the innings down.

In the third we failed to score a run which allowed Newport to stay tied with us even though we had our chances. In response Newport picked up a couple of singles to record 3 runs.

With not much time left we batted again and managed to score another run due mainly to the wayward pitching we faced. The final result was 10 to 12 in Newport’s favour. Sadly, a game we should have won but we have to work harder on our hitting when pitchers are throwing very slow. So, lets train harder to get the results we should be entitled to.

Phill Northfield

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U14 State opened up their Championship Title defence with a big win over Newport in 6 innings.

While the score was one sided, every player contributed .

The Baycats players stayed focused on us and showed great sportsmanship and respect towards our opposition.

Next week (Rnd 2) we are home on Sunday to Preston/Fitzroy.

Andrew Fielden

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The 3rds had a strong start to the season against an under manned Berwick side, taking the win, 22 to 0.

Cooper Laurie started on the hill throwing 3 innings (1 H, 5 Ks, 2 BB,) Kira Kuwamoto finished off the game throwing 2 innings (1 H, 2 Ks, 1 BB)

Defensively the side was strong with no errors. Tylah Laurie had1 Assist, 4 Put Outs and 3 of those were all in the last innings.

Our offence when to work from the 1st innings scoring 7 runs and continued scoring another 15 runs over 3 innings, with everyone crossing the plate across the 5 innings.

Patrick Johnston (3 RBIs) and Matt Taylor (2 RBIs) leading the way collecting 3 Hits each. Patrick was a home run shy of the cycle..

The team collected a total of 17 hits and 20 RBI’s.

3 Hits Matt T, Patrick Johnson. 2 Hits Kira K, Tylah L, Matthew C. 1 Hit Kyle R, Cooper L, Alex H, Daniel D, Nick U.

Tylah Laurie was outstanding in his first senior game in both defence and offence collecting 2 Hits a Walk and 2 RBIs.

Next week we face the Sunshine Eagles @ Home

Jennifer Mason

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Match report - baycats women travelled down the road to Werribee for the first game of the season taking the win 20-6. The bat were on fire today recoding 19 hits as a team, and all 12 of us getting on base throughout the game. Along with the bats the base running was superb with everyone taking advantage of errors from the opponent to gain extra bases and runs. Pitching wise Saya Turnley started on the mound for the day striking out the first 3 batters out for the game to end the first innings and remaining strong for the rest of the 1.3 innings she pitched. Coming into close was myself allowing no more runs to cross the plate. Fielding was solid with only a couple of errors for the entire game. Making this a excellent start to the season and hopefully many more wins to come and welcome Hen back to take over for the season to come

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