Kelii Zablan

The baycats Firsts are off to a hot start going 5-0 start for the season.

We had an early lead starting on a fielder's choice by Hayden Peoples, a single by Oraeroa Anthony Moanaroa Taylor, and an error in the second. We never looked back since we took the lead in the second inning.

Sam Gibbons was brilliant and was credited with the victory while surrendering only one run on three hits over seven innings, striking out six. An early lead helped us defeat Berwick 9-1.

We had two of our boys join the homerun club smacking two home runs on the day. Brock Wells went deep in the sixth inning. Peoples had an oppo homer in the fifth inning. Both being no doubters.

We saw the ball well yesterday, racking up 11 hits in the game. Tyler Luther-Wilson, Peoples, and Kelii Zablan all collected multiple hits. Luther-Wilson went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the boys in hits.

It’s a great to see everyone enjoying themselves on the field and in the dugout right now. No matter the result, we are all enjoying each other’s company and cheering each other on to do their best.

A big thank you to the Berwick City Cougars Baseball Club for sticking around the club after the game, just a great bunch of guys to be around. Also a big thank you to the canteen for organising the after game meals for the two clubs.

Come along for our last game before Xmas holiday vs sunshine ealges. We have our Hawaiian Xmas party and iPod shuffle function so come along and let’s have a big mele kalikimaka party together!

Go BayCats!!!

Bruce Wood

The 2nds played Berwick on Saturday and had a 6-3 loss to a more experienced group. Apart from the 2nd innings where Berwick scored 5 runs with two out, the young Baycats group were on top for the remainder of the game. We out hit Berwick 8 to 4, with Jye Robinson and Sam Reale both picking up 2 hits. Sam was also excellent in the field and did a great job in relief.

Harper Rickard, Noah Brennan, Jake Elderfield and Lachie Whiteside all had single hits. It was good to see our bats get going a bit more this week and it was also good to see how the young guys fought the game out - we had the tying run at the plate in the last innings but just fell short.

Noah Brennan made his 2nds debut on the mound and did a great job, only allowing 4 hits. Sam Reale, Jake Elderfield and Jarrod Durston all took a turn in relief and were very effective, throwing a high percentage of strikes. Jake had a terrific day, also making a wonderful backhand play at 3rd base. Our pitching depth is looking stronger every week - it is great to see Jarrod Durston on the field again after a long injury lay off. Our goal is to be competitive and we achieved that again this week.

Baycats Baseball Club

Div 3 1st got there first win of the year with a 13-9 win over Nth Coburg. After a rough top of the 1st inning we worked our way back from a 6 run deficit.

Their bats came out swinging Martin Bouma battled hard to slow them down and eventually win out. Throwing 5 innings giving up only 5 hits (4 in 1st inning) and 1 k along the way. Connor Hughes returned to the mound with a solid inning allowing 1 hit and striking out 1. Will Cavanagh came on to close out the game in the final inning also striking out 1 in a pretty unlucky inning.

Our fielding once again supported the pitchers very well. Special mention 2 our young outfielders Tyson Sherry and William Cavanagh covering a lot of ground while making some very solid plays.

Hitting was good and some solid situational at bats that assisted in us applying pressure on the opposition.

Martin Bouma led the way with 3 singles.

Connor Hughes a double

Will Cavanagh, Rob Hickey, Tim Dickson, Cade White And Tyson Sherry a single each

 

Baycats Baseball Club

Div 3 2nds got back on the winners list with a great 13-8 win against north Coburg.

We started young Cade White on the mound. Didn’t disappoint throwing a solid 2.2 inning on a pitch count. Allowing only 1 hit and collecting 4ks. Brenton Laurie and amazed everyone with a 4 pitch k to close out the inning. Before Kyle Robinson closed out the final inning.

Team had some very patient bats early collecting 14 walks for the day.

Brenton Laurie and myself had 2 singles each

Tarney Spencer the only other with a single.

Special mention to Kyle Robinson 3 walks

2 each to Tarney, Matt Chequer, Phil Sage and Alan Maenpaa

Solids start to year currently 3-2

David Foster

Baycats Women Div 3 Match Report Vs Newport

It was great to witness the Women’s Div 3 team return to the winning list at Newport’s home ground the well renowned KC White Reserve today. I have to add here, the place was abuzz with lots of older juniors playing ball and with their now enclosed batting cages, multiply pitching practice area and the bar/kiosk between both diamonds. Very impressive Newport.

As normal we lead off and with some help from Newport’s way would pitching we held our nerve to not chase bad pitches to record 6 walks as we batted through our extended batting order. Getting walks is not the full story, as both CJ and Sarah Upton recorded singles as we scored 7 runs. The long awaited return of Ella Wilson to the middle was worth it, as she pitched to her field well. Jaymee McDonald playing at second base pounced on the first hit to make a perfect throw to CJ at first base for our first out. Newport then recorded an infield hit and a walk but Ella regain composure to strike out the next hitter and throw out the last to CJ to keep them scoreless.

Phoebe Arnott returned to the batting box to start our second innings and managed to hit the ball in the infield for our first out but our line up continued to wait for the right pitches to record 5 walks and squeeze out 2 runs. Newport found it hard to score the one run they got with Ella getting 2 strike outs and Ruby Benne and Jaymee combining well at second to get the middle out.

Sarah led off with a double to centre field in the third. Phoebe again swang the bat hard to force the shortstop to chase the wrong play allowing her to get on base. With hits to Michelle Searle and CJ we managed to score 7 runs again. In the bottom of the third we started well with a nice line drive caught by Ruby at shortstop to get the leadoff. Unfortunately we got the yips during this innings and Newport scored 6 runs. However with the support of Michelle behind the plate, Lucy Hateley got a 1 to 3 and a K2 to close the innings.

Again Sarah leadoff with a hit to get the last innings started and this paved the way for hits to Mags Boros, Mickayla McDonald and Ruby as we scored 5 runs. Then coach Brent Hateley rang the changes to give everybody a change of scenery and this brought Michelle to mound and despite giving up one hit and a run the team were involved in many plays to eventually get the 3 outs. However as Michelle directed the catcher to throw the last out at first, she unwittingly became the relay throw to first (despite standing near the mound) to get the final out. Can’t say I have seen that before. Anyway girls a great win 21 to 8. Keep going there are signs we improving.

Chris Rickard

This morning Baycats U18 made the trek to Moorabbin for a quality game of junior baseball and came away 5-2 winners.

We scored quickly with 1 in top of 1st from a Harper Rickard single, steal and rbi ground ball from Hayden Peoples.

Hayden had the start pitching and was strong against a good Panthers hitting lineup, H’s pitching stats 4inn, 2h, 10k, 2bb 0r.

Our bats came to life in the 3rd with Saxon Cooper a lead off walk then steal, followed by singles to Maxton Sherry, Cooper Tipping, Harper, Hayden & Jye Robinson as we knocked in 4 runs to lead 5-0 after 3. In all, our hitters finished with 9 team hits with Harper & Hayden 2 each, Adam Jirik 1Dbl and 2bb’s and Saxon 2bbs. Despite not scoring after the 3rd, we kept the pressure on Moorabbin with runners on base but just couldn’t capitalize.

Cooper Tipping pitched in relief and was also very good with high strike percentage going 2inn, 3h, 2k, 0bb, 2r.

Noah Brennan, Jake Elderfield and Lucas Ash all contributed with a mix of RBIs & BBs and everyone was great in the field.

This mornings two teams both have a good number of BV State players and the game was played to a high standard competitive game right to the last out.

 

Chris Barker

U16 state were away at Malvern this morning and got the win 10-6.

Offensively we out hit Malvern 8-3. Hudson Carr was on fire today with 3 hits, Tanner stack had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s, Will Cavanagh with 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Oli Yarnell bought down his cheer squad and delivered in a clutch position with a 2 out single scoring 2 runs. In his first full game back after 5 months due to injury Bradyn Barker stepped up to the plate when it was 2 all and hit a deep fly ball for an RBI giving us the lead.

Cooper Laurie had the start for us and threw well but couldn’t quite find his groove striking out 4 not giving up a hit but gave up a run. Harvey Elderfield continued his great form on the mound throwing 3.2 innings striking out 4 and giving up 1 hit. Tyson Sherry closed the game out for us and despite giving up a couple of runs he threw well throwing plenty of strikes but unfortunately there were a few do or die plays that didn’t go our way and Malvern scored 3 in the last innings.

It was great to see Bradyn back on the field after coming back from injury and completing his rehab. Also a shout out to Kylie O’Brien for scoring for Malvern who had a few players (and other volunteers) unavailable.

Next week we host Waverley before the Christmas break.

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Deniz Horasan

Yesterday, Baycats 4s took on Upwey-Ferntree Gully for our first away game of the season. After a strong performance against Cheltenham last weekend, we wanted to continue the momentum.

Alex James and Tanner Stack kicked us off on the mound and back of the plate. The 1st innings didn't go quiet to plan with conceeding a run and a quick batting dig.

It was in the second innings the team found form. The bats came to life and 5 hitters (Harvey Elderfield single, Alex James triple, Dan Mason single, Hudson Carter single and Deniz Horasan single) delivered a 6 run dig. This was followed by Alex sweeping a quick 1, 2, 3 batter outs and getting us back into the dug out to continue where we left off.

In the top of the third we had an additional 5 hitters (Tanner Stack single, Alex James single, Emmo Rickard single, Hudson Carter single and Hayden Quattrocelli single) scoring 5 runs and setting us up for the 4th and final innings with a 11-1 lead. Alex worked through their batting order and some infield work by the team to give up one run.

In the 4th inning Upwey-Ferntree Gully changed up the pitcher and forced our guys to dig in and focus on our at bats and score 2 runs thanks to some errors in the field and aggressive running. Hudson Carter then came out to close out the game with 2 strike outs and giving up a single run. Score ended 13-3.

Overall it was another great team performance with 90% getting a hit and our pitchers delivering 7 strike outs. Next week we head to Berwick, before finishing 2021 at home against Sunshine. #gobaycats

Hitters

2 Hits

Alex James - Triple / Single / 2 RBI

Hudson Carter - 2 x Single / 2 RBI

1 Hit

Harvey Elderfield - Single / 2 RBI

Tanner Stack - Single / 2 RBI

Emmo Rickard - Single

Dan Mason - Single / 1 RBI

Hayden Quattrocelli - Single

Deniz Horasan - Single

Baycats Baseball Club Admin

 Div3 2nds had a really rough day losing 30-2. Credit to everyone though after a nightmare first innings team worked hard and showed good fight. Against a top team with a quality pitcher team had good at bats.

Harry Sims led the hitting. Triple, single and walk.

Singles to Kyle Robinson, Tarney Spencer, Alan Maenpaa

Baycats Baseball Club Admin

Div3 1sts. Played another competitive game going down to Springvale 6-1. Hitting was quiet again just lacked a little execution to hit runners in.

Martin Bouma continued his good form on the mound going 4 innings 6hits 4ks 2runs in hits first start in the firsts.

Cade White came on for his first senior relief appearance throwing an impressive 2innings 3hits 2ks 3runs.

Cooper Laurie closed out the 7th inning in also his first senior pitching appearance.

Defence was strong once again with our other 2 youngsters William Cavanagh and Tyson Sherry covering some ground and taking good catches in the outfield.

Hitting

Connor Hughes double and a single

Will Cavanagh, Cooper Laurie single each.

Thank you also to everyone that assisted with the canteen throughout the day

Bruce Wood

The Baycats 2nds had a tough loss to Upwey 8-0. We had 2 hits for the game - one early in the game to Jordan Baumann and one late in the game by James Renouf. Cooper Rickard and Cooper Tipping shared the pitching duties and did a good job against some experienced hitters. Jordan Baumann also came on late in the game and did a good job of throwing strikes. Will Brennan provided a game highlight by taking a great catch at first base.

It has been terrific to see some of the kids from the 2nds coming into the 1sts game over the last couple of weeks when the 1sts have had strong wins. This proves that we are on the right track with our program - we will continue to persist and hopefully some more wins will come our way. Thanks to the Durston clan for their work before the game and setting up the signs and also to Donna Northfield for scoring.

Chris Rickard

Baycats U18 enjoyed a home game this morning versus Malvern in great conditions, Baycats taking the win 9-2.

Jake Elderfield had his first start on the mound this season and was terrific pounding the zone with high strike rate, 4Inn 4h 4k 1bb 1er. Adam Jirik was in relief for his first pitch of the season and was also very good for 3Inn 2h 3k 3bb 1er.

Our hitters had a great day with 14 hits and all players registering at least 1 hit, Hayden Peoples lead the way with 4Sgl’s and 3RBI Jake Elderfield 2h (Dbl,Sgl) 2rbi, Cooper Tipping 2h 1rbi, Harper Rickard 1Dbl 2rbi, Maxton Sherry 1h 1Sac/rbi and single hits to Jye Robinson, Noah Brennan, Lucas Ash and Adam Jirik.

We scored our runs right thru the game with 2 runs in each 1st & 2nd innings, 1 in 4th and 4 in 5th to take hold control of the game. Malvern scored 1 in each 4th & 5th innings.

Our defense was good also as the infielders had a lot of plays and thanks to our players who filled in RF for Malvern who were short a player.

Thanks also to Allan Maenpaa for umpiring and Melissa & Narelle in the canteen.

Brent Hateley

Well, after a cracking start to the season with a couple of wins, the Div 3 Women's trekked down the road to Melton today for what we knew would be a tougher match against North West Black. It was always going to be a hard day at the office being that we only scraped together the bare minimum 9 after raiding the Div 1 girls list, thank God they had the bye. At the end of the day we finished with a 2-9 loss which was not really reflective of the effort of our guys. Jen Mason started on the hill for us and threw a solid 3 innings giving up 5 hits, 5 runs (only 2 were earned), 2 K's and 3 walks. She was ably backed up by Lucinda Hateley who threw the last 2 innings giving up 2 hits, 4 runs, 2 K's and 3 walks (including a 10 pitch 3 out 2nd innings). Michelle Searle was like a wall behind the dish not letting much through. At the plate we acquitted ourselves reasonably well dealing with a sometimes fluid strike zone ( ask Emma, LOL) amassing 8 hits (all singles) to Mags, Lucy, Micky, Shell, Jen, Sarah (2) and Ella. Other highlights of the day were Ella's ripper catch at CF, Ruby's efforts all day at SS and Sarah's play at first whilst lying flat on the ground. Our areas for improvement coming out of today were our throwing to first which result in giving away too many extra bases and our 9 runners left on base. Anyway, we learn from this and do it all again next week. Big thankyous to Aidan Hill for managing the team today so I could score the match, the Div 1 girls (Ella, Jen, Emma and Ruby) for helping us out and Jean ( Mickey and Jaymee's mum) for sitting in the scorers box to learn how it's done. Great job to all involved today.

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November 27th and 28th 2021 match reports

Kelii Zablan

Our Div 1 Firsts made the trek to play the Cheltenham Rustlers on Saturday. We came out swinging to win 10-3!

We got on the board quick in the first inning with Ryan Darcy leading off and getting all the way to second on a great display of base running, and we never looked back.

Hayden Peoples was the winning pitcher allowing two hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out four and walking one. Rudy Jaramillo threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen to finish out the game strong.

We launched two home runs on the day. Kelii Zablan in the first inning and Josh Davies had an oppo bomb in the fourth inning.

We tallied 16 hits on the day. Wood, Zablan, Davies, Peoples, and Jaramillo all had multiple for the game.

Lewis Weldon and Tyler Luther-Wilson both shared catching duties and have been doing a great job behind the dish!

We also want to welcome some first timers who got some guest appearances in the Firsts! Jye Robinson first AB in the ones and beat out and infield ground ball. Jackson Viney earned his first walk in the ones and made a great catch in right field. Jake Elderfield also would’ve had his first rbi with a deep fly ball to right field but Hayden forgot to run. Jordan Baumann did a great job in centerfield and Harper Rickard played a solid second base.

It’s been a great start to the season and very excited with our lineup and what we can do together. It’s been an enjoyable time in the dugout with everyone and how relaxed we all keep each other. It’s great to be back on the field and look forward to our 3 game home stand!

Go Baycats!!!

 

Bruce Wood

Baycats Div 1 2nds had a 10-2 loss to Cheltenham, however the result is not a true account of the game. After 4 innings the game was tied at 2 all and it was really only one inning that cost us a few runs. Other contributing factors included the fact we left 6 runners on and couldn't take some half chances in the field.

Cooper Rickard again did a great job pitching with 4.1 innings, conceding 4 hits. He was relieved by Sam Reale who stepped up and in a gutsy performance did what was asked of him by throwing strikes. Jye Robinson kept up his terrific form in the field by taking a great catch at right field and James Renouf was excellent in the catcher's role.

Offensively, Harper Rickard and Sam Reale both had doubles. James Renouf had 2 hits. Jake Elderfield and Cooper Rickard both had singles. The guys never dropped their heads and we look forward to the next game.

 

Martin Bouma

What a brilliant day for baseball!

Baycat Div 3 2nds team won 9-3 in a well deserved win against Dobbie and the Chelsea Dophins.

The teams bats were alive today with 11 hits total, 7 being doubles. With the assistance of some walks the team headed to an early lead with 2 runs scored in the second inning. We continued the pressure throughout the rest of the game to a great result.

Martin Bouma started on the bump going 4 innings, giving up 5 hits, 8 Ks and one walk. Harry Sim come on in the closing role again with 2 hits and 1K. The pair kept Chelsea to 3 unearned runs.

A key moment in the game was an out at home plate after a fantastic throw by Harry from centrefield.

Hits:

Martin Bouma 2 doubles and a single

Tarney Spencer 2 doubles

Harry Sim 2 singles

Kyle Robinson 1 double

Dylan Thomas 1 double

Jordan Sinnamon 1 double

Brent Hately 1 single

Great win team. Go Baycats!

Aidan Hill

This week Div 1/2 Women’s hosted Doncaster B in sunny conditions on GBC 1.

In very a swinging and free running affair we went down 29 - 12.

Doncaster certainly showed their intent early plating 13 runs across the first two inning. Despite the runs scored Lily Kevelham in her first appearance on the mound this year continued to work hard. Finishing with 5 hits, 6 K’s 2 BB’s, 8 ER in her two innings of work. Doncaster pitcher kept us on the back foot only allowing 3 hits and 2 runs in the same period.

Jen Mason started the 3rd in our shortest only allowing 1 hit and 2 runs scored. At this stage we found ourselves down 15 – 2. The girls showed some grit and fight to rally together and produce 5 runs in the bottom of the 3rd. Doncaster plated 7 in the 4th. We went again starting to get on top of the Doncaster reliever and produced another 5 runs. Doncaster went on to plate 7 runs in the last inning.

Plenty of lessons came out of the game to build the girls knowledge and experience. Congratulations to Magda Boros, Michelle Searle and Sarah Upton in making their Div 1/2 debuts this season.

Hits

Singles – Nyah O’Brien, Lily Kevelham, Emma Hill x2 Michelle Searle, Sarah Upton, Ruby Benne x1

Pitching:

Lily Kevelham – Inn – 2, Hits – 5, K’s – 6, BB – 2, HPB – 3, RS – 13, ER - 8

Jen Mason – Inn – 2, Hits – 6, K’s – 1, BB – 5, RS – 12, ER - 9

Emma Hill – Inn – 1/3, Hits – 3, BB – 4, HPB – 1, RS – 4, ER - 4

Score

Doncaster 6 7 2 7 7 - 29

Geelong 1 1 5 5 - - 12

Big thank you:

Pheobe Arnott & Paul Wilson holding down the fort in the canteen. Keeping everyone feed and hydrated.

Peter Moulton for umpiring.

Julie Mason for scoring.

 

Chris Barker

This morning U16 State hosted Research and came back from a 2 run deficit to have a 10-5 win.

Tanner Stack and Will Cavanagh both had 2 hits and an RBI each and Cade White had a hit and 2 RBI’s. Tyson Sherry put down two fantastic bunts which allowed us to score 1 in the first and set up our 5 run 5th innings.

Harvey Elderfield had a great start throwing 3 innings striking out 4 not giving up a hit. Tanner Stack was in relief and battled away to strike one out but didn’t have much luck giving up a couple of runs before Cade White closed it out.

Shout out to Hudson Carr and Cooper Laurie for catching and hustling everywhere which kept the teams energy up.

It was good to see Tyson Sherry back in the line up after missing a few weeks due to injury as well as Bradyn Barker having some at bats from the left side.

Thanks to Nick Zanghi for umpiring and Brenton and Whitey for opening the canteen.

Chris Rickard

This morning U18s travelled to Waverley with great conditions for playing baseball and Baycats took a good win 10-6.

The 1st inning went by quickly for both team. In the 2nd for Geelong, Jye Robinson lead off with a HR over the LF fence. Waverley scored 2 unearned runs in the 2nd.

Baycats scored 7 in the 3rd with some really good team hitting, doubles off the fence to Harper Rickard, Hayden Peoples and Noah Brennan, a single to Lucas Ash and SAC fly from Maxton Sherry. A quiet top of 4th for Baycats but Waverley scored 4 to close the score to 8-6.

In the 5th Jye lead off again… and homered again! Clearing the fence for the 2nd time!! We scored 1 more in the inning from a single to Lucas and another SAC fly from Maxton.

Our pitching was great, Noah had the start going 3.1inn 2h 6k. Cooper Tipping 2.2inn 1h 3k.

A good all round game form the team today, we ran bases well, Jake Elderfield had a day at 3B/SS making some tough plays, Adam Jirik hit the ball hard and Harper was strong as catcher with a caught stealing in the 1st inning.

Next weekend we have Malvern at home.

Dylan Thomas

Div 3 1sts travelled to Chelsea Sunday in what was a logistical nightmare with 3 players pulling out just hours before the game.

The game was again competitive that felt like it had everything. With a young side 4 u16 players with some more expierenced heads in our team. The scoreboard again didn’t really do it justice with a 9-1 loss.

Will Cavanagh had one of the most bizarre plays you will see with an unassisted double play from centrefield at home.

Runner on third tagged up after a fly ball. Running catch taken believed by our team to be third out due to umpire (Dobbie) telling us it was incorrectly. Will sprinted to home plate to tag runner.

Lachlan Whiteside and Jessie Buzza worked hard on the mound after been thrown in with the late outs. Tyson sherry also getting that late call up and performed well in left field.

Hitting

Will Cavanagh led the day with 2 hits.

Rob hickey a ground rule double.

Singles to Tyson Sherry, Cade White, Jesse Buzza and Connor Hughes

Tim Rankin

The baycats div 1 3rds this week hosted Cheltenham at home on an absolute belter of a day !

The sun was out and the boys were up and about after last weeks victory against Waverley.

Jaydon Murphy let fly from the hip starting us of for the day.

Cheltenham eager to get a win on the board came ready to play !

And that showed in the first.

Cheltenham managed to notch up 4 runs whilst jaydon struggled to find the zone early, some lucky little bleeders were also hit into rf shallow that also hurt the baycats early.

We fought hard to get our way out of the first, but when given the opportunity didnt manage to convert any runs to answer the 4.

Jaydon kicked things in the guts in the second, this time round he was back to the side arm specialists best hurling the ball over the plate to get the job done by holding Cheltenham scoreless.

This time round we decided it was time we woke up, some patience shown at the plate and some quality at bats by the boys snagged us a 5 run inning to put us back in the lead !

Again in the 3rd jaydon took the bump, he was locked and loaded, and again managed to hold Cheltenham scoreless which gave us an opportunity to push out further in front scoring another 3 in the bottom of the inning, with Nick Hau pumping one deep along the left field line hugging it by millimetres notching up a 2rbi double

Cheltenham decided in the 4th it was time to reply with a couple of runs of their own bringing the score back to 6-8 geelongs way.

With Cheltenham nipping at the ankles of Geelong, we recognised that we needed to to kick into the next gear, and do it fast.

Brody Stokoe lead off the bottom of the 4th with a walk, swiftly followed up with a lightning quick steal to 2nd.

With none out and a runner on 2nd jaydon and ranks mental pathway connected.

We were on for the bunt, jaydon came to the party and perfectly rolled one up the first base line sacrificing him self and allowing brody to gain 3rd.

Without going to far into detail we went onto score 6 runs putting Cheltenham well behind the 8 ball.

Emerson Rickard took to the mound in the top of the 5th to shut the doors on Cheltenham throwing a scoreless inning.

Sorry emo but your lovely closing innings glory was stolen by Lucas Ash, a shallow fly ball to left field with one out, lucas ash charging in hard taking a sliding catch, to then pop up firing the ball to first base for the last and final out of the day took the spotlight

Lucas ash's defence all day long was errorless, he more than certainly held his own on his 3rds debut.

Our stand out this round was absolutely on fire in all aspects of the game, leading the charge offensively and defensively all day long.

Adam Jirik was on another level this week, his defence at short stop was second to none, he notched up a single and a double with 4 rbis, not to mention 2 walks ! As a coach there is absolutely nothing more you can ask from a player in what jirik put on display on Sunday.

Our hits as follow

Adam jirik 1 double, 1 single , 4rbis 2 walks

Nick hau 1 double 2 rbis

Lucas ash 1 single rbi

Tanner Stack 1 single 1 rbi

Matthew Sage 1 single 1 rbi

Emerson Rickard 1 single

And poor Maxton Sherry 2 walks and 1 hbp never mind fella, hopefully you see some strikes next week.

Big thankyou to Cristi robinson and Brett elderfield for helping out with the canteen!

And also Hayden Peoples with 5 minutes notice line umpiring.

Deniz Horasan

On Sunday Baycats 4s took on Cheltenham at home. Alex James took the mound for us. A little slow start in the first innings, he found his form in the 2nd and 3rd inning only giving up 1 run and striking out 6 batters for the day.

Cheltenham came out strong in the first innings scoring 4 runs, with a quick reply from our bats thanks to a single from Nick Zanghi, Matt Sage, Alex James and Hudson Carter to get us back to 4-3.

In the second innings strong pitching from Alex ensured we got back to hitting and delivered a 7 run innings. Hits from Harvey Elderfield, Nick Zanghi, Matt Sage and some aggressive running gave us a controlling lead of 11-4.

Another strong defensive effort in the field ensured Cheltenham only made one run, especially after a nice double play on Second Base. This followed by additional hits by Harvey Elderfield and Nick Zanghi, setup the 4th and last innings to be an interesting one 12-5.

Hudson Carter took to the mound to close out the game, but Cheltenham held strong and challenged our lads making another 4 runs to setup our bats to finish the game. Thanks to additonal singles from Hudson Carter, Hayden Quattrocelli, Dan Mason and Kyle Wakely gave us 3 final score of 14-9. This sets us up with a tough game at Upwey next week, with us sitting in second place and Upwey in third place. Lets #gobaycats

Hits

Singles

Harvey Elderfield - 2 Hits/ 1 RBI

Nick Zanghi - 3 Hits / 1 RBI

Matt Sage - 2 Hits / 3 RBI

Alex James - 1 Hit

Hudson Carter - 2 Hits / 2 RBI

Haydon Quattrocelli 1 Hit / 2 RBI

Dan Mason - 1 Hit / 1 RBI

Kyle Wakely - 1 Hit / 2 RBI

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Chris Rickard

Baycats U18 opened our season this morning against Newport/Williamstown at home and came away with 10-0 win.

The game wasn’t all one sided, a 7-run 3rd gave us control in the game but otherwise it was a tight game. We scored 2 in the 1st and 1 in the 2nd then the 7 run 3rd. We continued to get hits and put runners on in 4th & 5th but couldn’t convert to runs.

Noah Brennan was great as starting pitcher going 3Inn for 1h 6k’s and Jake Elderfield in relief with 2Inn 0h. We threw some BB’s but for a first outing in games for some time our pitching was great. Harper Rickard was great controlling the game behind the dish.

As a team we had 8 hits, Adam Jirik with 2, Hayden Peoples a big bases clearing double to the fence and singles to Jye Robinson, Noah, Lucas Ash, Kyle Wakely and Maxton Sherry.

Outfielders had a tough day battling the wind but Saxon Cooper took a terrific flyball running back and twisting to make the catch. The Nwpt/Willy left fielder had a day to, with 2 nice catches in the gap stealing doubles from Noah and Harper.

Thanks to Jackson Viney for umpiring.

We have the bye next week then travel to Waverley in Rd.3.

Brenton Laurie

Today the Div-3 2nds headed up the highway and took on Footscray we had a late start because of the rain but we finally got it going and Duane Davenport took to the mound we went 3 scoreless innings with some good play in the field then the rain come back and we sat down for a little bit and come back out and they got in 4 runs but we didn’t drop our heads and went back out and loaded the bases but couldn’t get the runs on the board going down 4-0. Great work guys see you all at training Thursday

Bruce Wood

Baycats 2nds took on Blackburn yesterday in the first game of the 21-22 season and had a 6 all draw. The team in the 2nds would be probably one of the youngest teams that I can recall in the 2s with 4 Under 18 players and an Under 16, plus 3 others who were in their first year out of Juniors.

Cooper Rickard was outstanding for us on the mound, throwing 4 innings with 6 K's, only allowing a couple of scattered hits and no runs. We generated a 4-0 lead in the middle of the game, with a James Renouf triple scoring 3 runs. The experienced Blackburn team bounced back and took a 6 -4 lead late in the game. However some wily pitching from veteran Jarrod Fraim kept Blackburn at bay and we were able to tie the game due to Jye Robinson slapping a 2 RBI single. Fraimy again tied Blackburn up and we had a chance to win in the last when Chris Durston came into the game and hit a single to get on base. We hit the ball hard but straight at fielders and ended up being content with the tie. Other highlights for us included Jake Elderfield's backhand play from 3rd base and the defensive work of Will Brennan behind the plate late in the game. We played error-less baseball which was fantastic for such a young team. Hits as follows: James Renouf 2, Jarrod Fraim, Jordan Baumann, Jye Robinson and Chris Durston all 1 each. We look forward to taking on Waverley next week.

Tarney Spencer

Our Div 3 firsts went up to play Footscray today in the rain and wind. Dan Mason started off on the mound hurling wet soggy balls at Kyle Robinson, both of whom did awesomely!! After three innings Allan Maenpaa took over but we unfortunately hit the mercy rule at the top of the fifth innings, going down 17-1. One run scored by “Q” and one hit to Jordan Sinnamon. Great catches by Harry Sim at 2nd and “Q” in centre field. Looking forward to next week

Deniz Horasan

Baycats 4s took on Blackburn for our season opener. Jackson Viney, started for us on the mound to get the game underway. Blackburn played a defensive approach, waiting for those perfect pitches. We peppered and worked the zone, however they came out with a 5-0 lead after the second innings. Realising we needed a strong response, Hudson Carter and Nick Zanghi got bat on ball and got our offense into action. Additonal hitters, Deniz Horasan, Harvey Elderfield and Lucas Ash got us back into the game 5-3. Hudson Carter was brought onto the mound, which saw our in field work a strong defence to shut out Blackburn in the 3rd Innings. Thanks to doubles from Jackson Viney, Jesse Buzza and a single from Rob Hickey, we tied the game 5-5. Going into the 4th and final innings, we worked the fundamentals to only conceed one run and Jesse Buzza closing on the mound. Thanks to some great hitting (Rob Hickey double) and base running/stealing (Jackson Viney) we got the drawing run that would conclude our first game.

Overall the team stuck it out when the pressure was on. Super proud that everyone got a hit and also Harvey Elderfield debut was a wonderful achievement. Hitters as follows:

Lucas Ash, Rob Hickey, Nick Zanghi, Hudson Carter 2 hits / Harvey Elderfield, Jackson Viney, Jesse Buzza, Deniz Horasan 1 hit.

Chris Barker

U16’s took on Malvern yesterday morning and started the season with a 10-9 win.

Cade White gave us a solid start throwing 2 innings striking out 3 and giving up 2 hits. Will Cavanagh was in relief throwing 1.2 innings striking out 4. Nyah O’Brien closed out the game striking out 1. Malvern's offence was strong and took our pitchers deep into counts and took advantage of walks with some timely hits to score their runs.

Offensively we out hit Malvern 7-3, Harvey Elderfield and Will Cavanagh lead the way with 2 hits each and an RBI each. 1 hit each to Cooper Laurie, Tanner Stack and Oli Yarnell. Patrick Johnson and Tanner Stack both had an RBI.

Thanks to Will Brennan for umpiring

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David Foster

Baycats Div 3 Match Report vs Essendon

We finally got to play our season opener on Saturday evening after much discussion and the weather mellowing. We were allowed to play after the ones on the main diamond which was the best scenario. As the ground was perfect and weather was at its best for day. With Essendon not being able to play at their ground we were able to give an extra number of players a game.

We started strongly with Jen Mason on the mound and with the support of Ella Wilson at short stop who teamed well with Mags Boros at second for the first out. Mags was not finished here no she generated her own double play, the first for this season. We battered through the line up with doubles to Mags and Sarah Upton (aka birthday girl) and a single to Jen. This gave us 5 runs. In the second Jen kept the Bombers scoreless. Our response once again was to bat through the order with hits to Mags, Sarah and Michelle Searle to score 7 runs this time.

After a nervious start on the mound in the 3rd innings, Lucinda Hately settled down to get the final 2 plays to first and keep the Bombers to 3 runs. Even with a few changes to the line-up we went on to score 7 runs in response. With hits to Sharon Wakely, Sarah, Teri Jackson, Lucinda, Mags and Michelle. We were able to hold the Bombers to 1 run in the last to record a 19 to 4 win. For those who played in this team last year you will be aware this is our first win in this Division, a moment to be savoured. Well done everybody this is a great start to our 21-22 season and you all made a contribution to this win. As coaches we are very proud of you all.

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Aidan Hill

Div 1/2 women’s played their season opener after being washed out last week. Travelling up to Footscray in nice sunny conditions.

Unfortunately we went down 15 - 5. Scores don’t reflect the competitiveness throughout the game.

The girls started positively plating 5 runs in the first three innings.

We were unable to stem the consistency of the Footscray hitters. As they were able to string multiple hits and runs together throughout each inning.

Defensively at times we found ourselves making some uncharacteristic errors in field which put us on the back foot. The girls continued to work hard despite the scoreline not falling our way.

Hits

Double - Jen Mason.

Singles - Teri Jackson x2, Emma Hill x2, Ella Wilson x 2, Nyah O’Brien x1, Ruby Benne x1

Pitching:

Nyah O’Brien - 3.1 inn, 7 Hits, 4 SO, 4BB

Jen Mason - 1.1 inn, 8 Hits, 1 SO, 3BB

Score

Geelong 03200 - 5

Footscray 21732 - 15

For all the girls it was their first taste of playing 2.5 hour games. We will certainly be better for it moving forward.

 

 

Tarney Spencer

Div 4 seniors went down 18-2 against Research today. We struggled for numbers, and are really grateful that Aidan Hill and Brent Hately threw their hats in the ring!

Our two youngsters did awesomely, Hamish Sutherland opened on the mound also getting a hit. Kyle Wakely caught for the whole game, with a parade of 4 different pitchers, and didn’t bat an eyelid!

Two hits to Brent Hateley, and one each to Jordan Sinnamon, Tarney Spencer, Aidan Hill, Hamish Sutherland and Sharon Wakely!

Aidan Hill and Alan Allan Maenpaa getting across the plate for us.

Thanks for never giving up guys!

 

Tim Rankin

The baycats div 1 3rds this week hosted Waverley at home on D1.

The sun was out and the boys were keen to prove a point after last week's not so fantastic start to the season.

Jaydon Murphy made his debut on the bump for Geelong this afternoon, launching from the hip he threw fantastically for 3 innings.

Jaydon racking up 4 ks totalling 39 strikes over 68 pitches and only giving up 1 hit.

Pounding the ball over the plate on most pitches landed Waverley in strife only managing to either swing and miss or hit the ball to our fielders.

Noah Brennan making his 3rds debut also on the hill suprised coach ranks with his blistering speed!

Noah closed out the game throwing two innings racking up 6 ks with 26 strikes over 47 pitches, also only allowing 1 hit! Ripper job kid

Our approach and offence in general today in comparison to last week was a completely different team, we took a much better approach at the plate, waiting on strikes and working the count deep forcing Waverley to throw more pitches, and also taking advantage of fat strikes for quality at bats.

Our base running was also absolutely fire with some of our young guns burning around the basepaths quicker than I can blink.

Our first inning we came out and pumped an entire 10 runs In to give us the desired start we required!

Again in the 3rd we scored another two runs! Whilst we flattened off in the second we soon picked back up in the 3rd managing to keep everyone engaged and upbeat played a huge role!

Im very much looking forward to the rest of the season with the youth I've been blessed with.

Our end score was 12-1 our way only playing 5 innings!

Our stand out with the bat today was young William Fitzgerald, fitzy my rock solid normal lead off hit in the 3 hole and I believe we may have found our new 3 hole hitter for the season as his aggression at the plate and approach was perfect for the role he played today, fitzy went 2/3 with 2 rbis.

Our hitting stats as follow

Will Fitzgerald 2 singles 2 rbis

Will Cavanagh 1 single 2rbis

Brody Stokoe 1 single 2rbis

Jaydon Murphy 1 single 1 rbi

Adam Jirik 1 single

Tanner Stack 1 single

 

Deniz Horasan

Yesterday Baycats 4s took on Waverley at GBC1. Jackson Viney took the mound to start us off with working two innings and only giving up 3 runs. The young Waverley team pushed for runs early till the bottom of the 2nd when our bats lit up. Hudson Carter hit a double to lead us off followed by a single from Harvey Elderfield. It was the hit of the day to Jackson Viney pulled off a triple to push a 5 run innings.

Hudson Carter took to the mound too shut out Waverley and setup up a dominant final innings for Baycats.

The third innings started off slow with two strike outs by Deniz Horasan and Harvey Elderfield, but with calm and patient approach to our batting we put on a fine display, scoring 12 runs to close out the game and winning 17-4. Really proud of the way everyone played their part especially with some nice tags at home and first base. Back at home again next week, before heading for our first away game.

#gobaycats

Hitters:

2 Hits

Lucas Ash (Single and Double)

Connor Hughes (2 Singles)

Hudson Carter (Single and Double)

Matt Sage (Single and Double)

1 Hit

Harvey Elderfield (Single)

Jackson Viney (Triple)

Alex James (Single)

Deniz Horasan (Single)

 

Chris Barker

U16 State were away at Sandringham yesterday we were able to get the chocolates coming away with an 8-4 win.

Cade White had the start throwing 2 2/3 giving up 1 hit and striking out 2. Harvey Elderfield came on in relief and closed out the game for us throwing 2 1/3 giving up 3 hits.

We out hit Sandringham 7-4 and were aggressive on the bases swiping 7 bases and legging out 2 triples. Will Cavanagh led the way offensively with 2 hits (single and triple) and 3 stolen bases. Tanner Stack, Cade White, Harvey Elderfield, Jordan Ellis and Riley Peoples all had a base hit each. Shout out to Jordan Ellis for legging out a triple and Cade White for a double. Special mention to Riley for his ground rule double, missing out on going bridge by what could only have been a couple of feet.

The end result didn’t reflect the tightness of the game, Sandringham were in the hunt the whole game but we stuck it out and made our plays when we had to rolling a double play to end the 4th stranding a couple of runners. Oli Yarnell also took a great catch in left field and Patty Johnson was solid at 1B picking balls outta the dirt for us.

Big thanks to Riley Peoples and Jordan Ellis for making the trek to Sandringham to help us out as we had a few players out this week with injuries and unavailabilities and without them the result would have been a lot different.

 

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Div 3 2nds got a 19 to 8 win over North West Titans yesterday. 15 run first inning setting up a comfortable win. The team had a combined 15 walk with some patient at bats and 9 hits for the day with some timely hitting with runners on.

Martin Bouma was strong on the mound with 3 solid innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits while collecting 5k’s.

Harry sims closed out the final inning with 2k’s.

Hit leaders

Lachlan Whiteside 2 hits double and single

Kyle Robinson 2 singles

Dylan Thomas 2 singles

Hayden Quatrocelli a double

Harry Sims a single

Martin Bouma a single

 

Bruce Wood

Baycats 2nds had a strong 6-3 win over Waverley in a very pleasing performance featuring some excellent work by our young team. Cooper Rickard was great for us again this week - 5 innings for 4 scattered hits, and Cooper Tipping showed his potential with 2 strong innings, with only 1 hit conceded. These guys were well supported by our defensive work with a couple of double plays turned up the middle by Jordan Baumann, Harper Rickard and Jye Robinson. We also made some crucial outs at important times - notably Will Brennan's throw to 2nd to finish an innings where Waverley threatened. For the 2nd week in a row the guys played error-less baseball which kept us in the game.

The team also swung the bat well. Jordan Baumann had quality at bats and ran the bases well, as did Jake Elderfield. Jarrod Fraim picked up a couple of hits. James Renouf, Harper Rickard, Will Brennan, Jye Robinson and Cooper Rickard all had hits. We also hit some hard balls for outs, which was pleasing. Next week we take on Cheltenham in what is always a tough gig. We will continue to focus on the basics - throwing strikes, quality at bats and running the bases hard.

 

David Foster

Baycats Div 3 Match Report Vs Fitzroy

In great weather conditions and at the number one diamond we had mixed fortunes in the first innings against Fitzroy. We got the first out when the ball was hit to Sharon Wakely who made an interesting throw to Courtney Stack (better known as CJ) at first. Lucy Hateley again started on the mound and after 2 runs were scored managed to take a fly and make a good throw to first to shut the innings down. After a series of walks and then hits to Lucy, Mickayla McDonald and Phoebe Arnott (not in a row) we managed to bat through the line-up and score 4 runs.

Starting the 2nd innings with 2 walks and 3 hits we knew we had our hands full as Fitzroy scored 5 runs. Michelle Searle stood up and made 2 K2-3 plays to get the first two outs and then CJ (playing her first game at first base and second game of baseball ever) made an unassisted play at first to close the innings down. Magda Boros started our innings strongly with a great hit to left field followed by hits to Lucy, Mickayla, Sarah Upton and CJ, to enable use to bat through the line-up and score 6 runs.

At the start of the next innings for Fitzroy, Baycats coach, Brett Hateley made a few changes and brought Michelle onto pitch to the ever green Magda and this kept the score to one run as our infield teamed well to get the outs. Once again Magda started our innings strongly with a double this time and our remaining hitters were patient as we batted through the line-up to score 7 runs.

With Michelle on the mound again we achieved our first shut out for the year as she dominated with a strike out and two plays to first. In reply we managed to score 4 runs with hits to Lucy, Sarah and CJ. This gave us a 21 to 8 win and two wins in a row as we head into our bye round next week.

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The Geelong 2nds finished the year with a 4-3 win over Melbourne, which was pleasing given that we've lost several close games this year. Blake Witham pitched 5 innings of quality work, and Dan Anson finished off, restricting Melbourne to 4 scattered hits. James Renouf was good behind the plate, throwing out a runner and Adam Jirik had a terrific game in the field, as did Harper Rickard.

Dan also had 2 hits and an RBI and hit the ball hard all day. Chris Durston, Harper Rickard, Will Brennan, Adam Jirk and James Renouf all had singles. Adam and James both had RBI's in important game situations. I also need to mention 14 year old Will Cavanagh, who had terrific at bats all day and was really stiff not to pick up his first hit in the 2nds when he laced one straight at Rightfield.

As I've said a number of times, while it is nice to win, the focus of this season was not about winning games, but rather exposing young guys to a higher level of baseball and hopefully preparing them to be Firsts players. Thanks to Blake Witham, Chris Durston and Cameron Gibbons for supporting this agenda. Thanks also to Jarrod Fraim, who was a big help to the young guys when he played with us. I also want to thank Anna Narasaki for scoring all year for us.

Good luck to those teams in the finals. Go Baycats!

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The baycats 3rds travelled to Melbourne for our last game of the home and away season.

I wont get carried away like I usually do this week as it was a bit of a dead rubber game.

Cooper Rickard

started on the hill for us this week and again was solid with 2 ks and only 2 hits over 2 innings.

Cameron forbes next up with 1 inning 1 k and no hits

Following forba was

James Lappin

with 1 inning with 2 ks and only 1 hit Finishing up was none other than

Jarrod Fraim

throwing the 5th and final inning with 2ks and 3 hits.Again our stand out this week with the bat was

Cameron Forbes

going 3 singles with 4 rbis.

We finished up the day mercy ruling Melbourne 16-3 after 5 innings in what was a good day to work on our plate appearances, our intensity and making sure our bats are red hot coming into finals, but most importantly having fun.

Im super proud of the way the group Ive had this season has carried them selves throughout these trying times this year, the way this groups come together and bonded over such a short season and the way they've gone about their games week in week out really reflects where we sit on the ladder.

With only dropping 2 games for the season we've finished in 2nd place as we look to have a home final on Sunday vs upwey which is an absolutely fantastic result for the boys.

Our hits as follows

Cameron forbes 3 singles 4 rbis

Jarrod fraim 2 singles 1 rbi

James lappin 1 single 2rbis

Dion Kirchner

,

Jake Elderfield

and

Matthew Sage

all with straight singlesSpecial mention to

William Fitzgerald

with 3 walks and to top it off I dragged him mid game to share the workload, sorry fitzy

Not to mention the entire line-up with quality at bats picking alot of walks and being patient when need be.

Make sure you get down Sunday at home and support us taking on upwey in our first final.

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Div 3 ladies played their final game of the season playing host to Newport, going down 8-12, in one of our best and tightest games of the season.

Hannah started for us on the hill throwing 1 innings with 2 K’s. unfortunately we made a few errors in the field making her job a little harder than it should of been and we gave up 7 in the first innings. Jen Mason came in the the remaining 3 innings and was solid on the hill, steadying the ship with 2 K’s Michelle working hard behind the plate. As in all games, we continued to learn, finding ourselves against a run down between 1 and 2 base. Our first one for the year, and although we didn’t get the out, the runner didn’t advance to the next base either.

2 Flyballs, one to Jen Mason and the other to Ella, taking a great hard hit fly out at 3rd base.

Our bats came back to life this week after falling a little silent last week. Sarah having a huge day, 1 triple (and sent home on an error was an unofficial in the park) and a double (2 rbi) Hannah 2 singles, Jen Renouf 1 single 2 rbi, Molly 1 hit 1 rbi, and singles to Bri, and Magda. Our 3rd innings our best for the season earning 7 runs, and after shutting Newport out in the 4th, putting us with striking distance for our first win. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be but we gave it our all, and we can’t do better than that. Girls, it has been an absolute pleasure to play with you each week, supporting each other and enjoying this wonderful game as a baycat. Many thanks to Brenton who has done a fantastic job, leading and teaching us each week as well as having a laugh with us, and I am sure we have given him more grey hair! Thanks also to Hen and Andrew who were always willing to offer advice and encouragement. Tan thanks for scoring for us each week, we couldn’t have done it without you. That’s a wrap!!

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Sunday was the final game of the regular season for U16 State, we played Doncaster and came away with a 15-4 win. It was a solid team game overall, we solid in defence and aggressive on the bases.

Cooper Tipping had the start going 2 innings, Bradyn Barker threw 2 innings in relief before Harper Rickard closed the game out. They combined for 8 strike outs and scattered 4 hits.

Our bats were switched on scoring in every innings. Harper lead the way with 3 hits, Will Cavanagh and Tyson Sherry got 2 hits each with Cooper Tipping, Darcy Stack and Tanner Stack getting 1 hit each.

We now look towards next week where it is likely we take on top of the ladder Malvern in the Semi Final.

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The baycats 3rds this week hosted tied 2nd place Essendon at home on Saturday for a change.

Cooper Rickard was kind enough to bless us with his presence on the hill this week and my word was the kid on fire. Cooper has in a big way turned a corner this season with his control on the hill, its very visible his been working hard on his craft, and that his time under Bruce wood in the 2nds has done him wonders, to also have Cameron forbes standing at first base in his ear all day long is a blessing for any of our young pitchers.

Essendon started strong notching up two runs in the first inning whilst our young fella warmed into things, we managed to get back a single run in the first. Our second innings rolled around after Coop managed to hold them scoreless at the top of the 2nd, whilst Cooper looked in control we then managed to fight back in the 2nd inning to tie things up at 2 a piece.

Cooper then went on to throw like a man possessed, pounding strikes into young maxtons glove all day long.

Cooper finished up after the 5th innings with 7 ks and only 3 hits, credit given where credit due the kid threw a hell of a game. James lappin then came on at the top of the 6th and continued to keep essendon at bay not allowing a run scored. Things remained locked at 2 runs a piece untill the bottom of the 6th and of course this is where the magic began for the boys.

Bottom of the 6th and things were looking like a bit of a stale mate as such, something had to budge.

Cameron Forbes again ever reliable with the bat is up to kick things off with a lead off double to really give us a solid shot at maybe scoring a run, James Lappin

then came up with a terrific bunt down the first base line to push forba to 3rd, with 1 out and forba on 3rd up walks young Jackson Viney , full count Jacko puts one deep centre left for a very long single and scores forba, an absolute crucial at bat for Jacko to give us the lead and you couldn't wipe the smile from his face either.

This is where the flood gates opened, our boys went on to score another 5 runs before we fished up the innings, hit after hit and quality at bats all round to give us the lead we very much needed.

James lappin again went out and shut down essendon without allowing them to score another run. James also racking up the ks with 5 ks over 2 innings only allowing 1 hit, what more could a coach ask for in the 2 final innings of a game, which in result ended for us in an 8-2 victory to clench 2nd spot as we make a hard push towards finals.

The boys had a point to prove to me this week and more so to their selves after last week's game after just getting away with a win and that they certainly did, I couldn't be more stoked with the way they bounced back and carried themselves over the full 7 innings, they looked lively and were backing each other all day long, nice and loud all day long and showed they were more than capable of fighting for the w when it came to the crunch.

Next week to finish up the regular season we play Melbourne at Melbourne on Sunday as we look for another win before kicking off our finals campaign.

Our hits as follow

Cameron forbes 1 double, 1 single

Brody stokoe 1 double 1rbi

Jackson viney 1 single 1rbi

Maxton Sherry

1 single 1rbi

Matthew Sage

1 single

Cooper Rickard 1 single

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Daniel Dobbie

  

The 5ths Blue ended the regular season doing something we hadn’t done all season... a 7 inning extravaganza

We welcomed the better Mason (

Daniel

) to the squad as we had a few outs due to the long weekend.

With a few players playing out of their regular positions we did fairly well to take it to the top side Bombers.

3 unearned runs to them at the top of the first wasn’t the start I’d hoped for but we didn’t give up getting one of our own back in the bottom.

A scoreless 2nd to both teams meant we were still feeling very confident as a team

They scored in the top of the 3rd but we hit back with a run in the 3rd and 4th and were getting a little excited as the bats were clicking at the top of the order.

I worked myself out of a BIG jam in the top of the 5th to keep only one run crossing as they started getting some very lucky hits just seeming to bloop in

We then hit a little stall with the bats at wernt able to capitalise and ourselves had scoreless 5th and 6th innings.

Duane

took over proceedings in the 6th and they managed to cross one over the plate

With us not being able to trouble the scoreboard and starting the top of the 7th before the 5min rule came into play, a quick top of the 7th meant we had every chance to score 4 and win the game

Unfortunately we only managed to get one in reply going down 6-4 but I couldn’t be prouder of the guys and gals for giving it a red hot crack

Our season isn’t done with yet though

Finals baseball against Footscray next week (most likely at home due to Footscrays other grades still playing regular season games at home next Sunday)​​

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By Kelii Zablan

  

The firsts lost to the Essendon Bombers 5-0 yesterday. It was a tough game, which we couldn’t get that big hit when we needed it. We always seem to out hit our opponents but never get that big hit with runners in scoring position.

Rudy Jaramillo The hurler allowed seven hits and five runs over eight and two-thirds innings, striking out 15. He was a huge competitor for us, trying to set us up for our last midweek game of the regular season. The workload he’s taken on the last month hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Hayden Peoples has been our next go to guy lately, and will get the start for us on Tuesday night against Fitzroy. Our offence collected eight hits on the day but just missed out on those timely ones.

Josh Davies and Hayden Peoples each collected multiple hits. We also had a huge bunt laid down by Jordan Baumann to get runners in scoring position.

It is a great bunch of guys to play next to, and really look forward to going out with a bang these next three games. Let’s go out and enjoy playing the game we all love!

Go BayCats!

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By Chris Rickard

 

Baycats U16 travelled to Sandringham this morning to take on the ladder leaders.

Despite an 1-8 loss, the game was played in high standards by both teams and Baycats out hit Sandy although Sandy made better use of some free passes that put pressure on our defense.

Our hitters worked hard against their good pitching, we just didn’t have the runners on base when we got our hits to apply the pressure back on them. Harper Rickard and Harvey Elderfield each had 2 hits and Cooper Tipping had a double

Copper was great as starting pitcher with Harper and Bradyn Barker in relief. Darcy Stack made some nice plays at 3B and Tyson Sherry took a big flyball in RF.

Next week Baycats take on Doncaster at home as they ready themselves for finals the week after.

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Bruce Wood 21.2.21

 

Geelong 2nds lost 9 - 2 to a strong Cheltenham team who played excellent defence. We hit the ball hard on occasions but couldn't find gaps. Jake Elderfield continued to step up to this level, hitting an RBI triple in the 2nd and also scoring on a passed ball. Nick Hau picked up a hit in the last, but apart from that the green scorer's pen was not used much! Will Brennan played well in the catcher's spot and also had quality at bats, hitting balls hard but straight at fielders. James Renouf and Blake Witham also had multiple quality at bats. It was great to see Cooper Tipping play his first game in the 2nds, picking up a walk with a good at bat. Hopefully we can pick up another win before the season finishes.

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The U16 State had a fantastic game against Upwey Ferntree Gully this week in what was a very high quality game of baseball. We won it with a walk off 4-3 win.

Our pitchers combined gave up 4 hits. Cooper Tipping started and threw 3 innings for 7 strike outs, Tanner Stack was in relief for 2 innings giving up 2 hits and Bradyn Barker closed out the game for no hits and no runs.

We had 8 stolen bases over the game continuing to challenge the defence with Harper Rickard having his second stolen home for the season.

Upwey played really well and their pitchers were quality and kept our bats at bay with us getting 3 hits. Maxton Sherry lead the way with 2 hits. It was fantastic to see our training being put into practice with Cooper picking a walk to lead off the last innings and Tyson Sherry putting down a bunt to get Cooper from 1st to 3rd. Darcy Stack then came up with our 3rd hit of the game with a shot to left field to walk it off.

It was great to see us dig deep and get the win after being challenged and losing the lead late in the game.

Next week we play top of the ladder Sandringham where we look to square up the ledger against them from our first game loss to start the season way back when.

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The baycats 3rds this week hosted Cheltenham at home on Sunday

Our boys came out hard and scored 12 runs in the first two innings to cheltenhams 0.

2 in the first and 10 in the second.

James Lappin threw an immaculate 3 scoreless innings whilst our boys backed him with our bats and gloves before fatigue hit in the 4th, whilst the baby giraffe was on a no no and had him self 1 out and a few runners on I allowed the young fella to try and fight his way out of the inning with a few runs to play with, James worked hard but ended up losing control and walking a couple over the plate before i allowed Matt sage to try and close out the inning.

Whilst Sagey has been reliable in the past few games this is where things really went downhill unfortunately, Matt started with loaded bases and was unable to locate through his appearance to get the outs required to get out of the inning. Unfortunately not one of his best days as on the hill but we can't always play well.

Ill take part of the hit as I left the yank out there to dry as unfortunately I had players in higher grades (which in its self is fantastic for our juniors to be pushing up) and with players away this weekend I was a little light on in my Bullpen and it left me a little dumbfounded who to go to after Matt.

I was left wondering who now.

Jarrod Fraim

and I locked eyes from 2nd base as he gave me a little nod of the head and that was enough for me, on he went, and I wish I'd have gone to him sooner, Jarrod got us out of the inning quickly enough putting the ball over the dish and getting the ball hit into play. (You've opened Pandora's box if I ever need a closer now fraimy )

A big reminder to all of our players as I mentioned prior to the 3rd and 4th inning to keep the foot on the pedal and keep active and motivated, the minute you drop your head and become complacent a game of baseball can turn very quickly! So fingers crossed we've learnt a valuable lesson and in coming games we're able to take control of the situation a little better.

Luckily enough we had some luck in the bottom of the 4th to get young maxy across the plate to put us a run in front to walk away with the win.

Our young gun behind the dish

Maxton Sherry

and our ever reliable centrefielder William Fitzgerald were the stand outs with the bat on the weekend both going 3 hits each and of course I'd never hear the end of it if I didn't name drop Kyle Robinson on his first 3s game going 2 hits with 2 rbis, a fantastic effort.

Sneaking away with a 13-12 win we walk away with what I hope was a hard lesson, and some passion towards proving a point next week when we take on essendon.

Our hits as follow.

Maxton sherry 2 doubles 1 single 1Rbi

William Fitzgerald

3 singles 2Rbis

Kyle Robinson

2 singles 2 Rbis

James lappin with 1 double

Matthew Sage

with 1 doubleSingles to brody stokoe and

Jackson Viney

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Div 3 ladies played host to the Melton titans on the weekend and went down 17-3.

Ella had the start on the mound followed by Hannah. Both girls working hard to get the opposition swinging. We then welcomed Bri onto the mound for the first time. After finding her feet in her first innings, her second was a huge improvement, going 3 up, 3 down, with 3 fly balls caught by Bri herself, Michelle at 3rd base and the third, a fly foul taken by Anna. Anna solid behind the plate, even after a nasty hit to the hand after a wayward bounce off the plate.

Our bats were not as active as they have been in previous weeks , with only 2 hits for the game.

With 2 games to go, we will work hard to strive for a W, but as we have every week, we will always have fun learning.

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By Bruce Wood 6.2.21

 

The 2s played an undefeated Upwey FTG on Saturday and had a 5-3 loss. Despite the loss, the game was very competitive. Cooper Rickard again was excellent on the hill and continues to develop as a young pitcher. Blake Witham did a terrific job in relief. We had a couple of defensive lapses where if we'd have taken our chances the result may have been different, however the team never gave up and were right in it to the end. UFTG have scored 62 runs in 7 games this year and to hold them to 5 was a credit to the team.

We left 8 on base over the game and that hurt us a bit too. Jordan Baumann, James Renouf and Jarrod Fraim all had hits, but our quality at bats were good throughout. It was great to see young guys like Adam Jirik and Jake Elderfield battle at the plate. Dan Anson, Will Brennan and Chris Durston all had 2 BB's, which shows their willingness to go deep into counts. I've said it all year - apart from one game our biggest losing margin has been 2 runs so we are right in every game.

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By Tim Rankin 6.2.21

 

The baycats 3rds this week travelled to what it felt like was the Victorian border,

This week we took on upwey at Fern tree gully on Sunday, Travelling down the highway it was dark and gloomy with the odd shower, but the minute we rolled into Fern tree gully it was clear blue skies.

Our first and second innings we didn't manage to plate a run, after chasing a few pitches early, and a few wasted opportunities, we didn't really look to have our bats firing all together until the 3rd.

With Both teams scoring in the 3rd our single rbi by Matt sage to their 3 runs wasnt the start we had have hoped for.

Cameron forbes started for us on the hill again today and went a quick fire 1 innings with 1 k and a rock solid 14 strikes over 16 pitches.

Sharing the workload this week the young yank Matthew Sage came in on the second inning and threw 3 marvellous innings with 33 strikes over 66 pitches, his workload was outstanding again forcing the ball into play and giving our boys every opportunity to go to work.

Our 4th innings at bat is where all the baycats 3rds magic happened, being 2 runs down, the boys decided it was time to turn up the heat scoring 4 runs after sagey managed to hold them scoreless in the 4th, in end gave us the lead that we'd hold onto for the remainder of the day.

Matt sage started the 5th with a walk and a hbp which resulted in a brisk walk out to the middle to thank him for his 3 previous innings.  Without hesitation the baby giraffe  James Lappin was thrown the ball with none out and 2 runners on, James went straight to work and very quickly shut down any chance upwey had at securing the lead. James lappin was outstanding in his two innings to put the nail in upweys coffin in the 5th and 6th inning, he ended up 14 strikes over 26 pitches and did everything i could have possibly asked from him in a tight game to close our for the win.

Our end result being a 6-4 win.

We had two blokes this week that absolutely stood out a mile from the rest with

Cameron Forbes again notching up 3 hits(two weeks running) forbas absolutely on fire at the moment with the bat in hand,and young Cooper Tipping who was an absolute jet in the field at 3rd base making multiple outs in the last 2 innings taking any hope that upwey had of getting a hit the left side of field.

Whilst im at it ill just a quick shout out to young Maxton Sherry in his 2nd 3rds appearance this season also held his own again this week doing an excellent job behind the dish with all 3 of our pitchers.

These juniors are holding their own and showing me week in week our how much talent they have! Its an honour working with the squad that I have and I'm thoroughly enjoying the banter and fun these kids are having as they're getting more and more comfortable around each other.

Our approach at the plate was all I could possibly ask for from our entire squad, forcing thier pitchers to work harder and throw to our preferred zone, not chasing rubbish and taking opportunities when they were presented, quality at bats from the entire squad.

Our hits as follow

Cameron forbes 3 singles 1rbi

William Fitzgerald

1 double

James lappin 1 double

Jackson Viney

1 single 1 rbi

Matt sage 1 single 1rbi

singles to maxton sherry,

Robert Hickey

, Cooper tipping, and

Dion Kirchner

Next week we take on Sunshine at Sunshine hopefully in Sunshine on Sunday

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By Chris Barker 7.2.21

 

U16 State took on Newport this week and got the win 13-4.

The score didnt really reflect how tough the game was and Newport were in the game until the last innings.

Tanner Stack had the start throwing 2 innings, Bradyn Barker followed with 2 innings in relief before Cooper Tipping closed out the game. They combined for 7 strike outs and gave up 5 hits.

Our offence was lead by Tyson Sherry with 2 hits 3 RBI’s, Harper Rickard with 2 hits 1 RBI and Harvey Elderfield with 2 hits. Maxton Sherry, Tanner Stack, Bradyn Barker and Nyah O’Brien all had solo hits. Once again we were aggressive on the bases with 8 stolen bases.

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By Darren Morrissy 7.2.21

 

U/16 Metro travel up the highway to take on sunshine.

Came away with 14 - 2 win

Coming off the back of a couple Losses our main focus was our hitting today.

With the young Baycats showing some great discipline in the box coming up with great hits.

Two hits to Ella Wilson and Kyle Morrissy.

Singles to Hamish Sutherland,Ben Gardyne, Lucinda Hately and a great double by Johnny Knowels.

To back up the good hitting, Kyle Morrissy started strong on the mound allowing no hits and getting 10 k’s for 2 runs and Logan McConnell came on to the mount a shout out the Eagles in the fifth and last innings only allowing one hit and getting 2 k’s

A big thanks to Mags Wilson for scoring for us today.

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By Melissa Duxson 6.2.21

 

Div 3 women’s play host to Fitzroy and went down 21-7.

Pitchers this week were Ella, Hannah (in her first week back from injury) Kat with her first time appearance on the hill, and Molly. We all battled hard to get strikes over the plate but our opposition was very picky in what they chose to swing at. Michelle did an awesome job at her second week behind the plate.

Hits this week Molly (2), Jen (1), Michelle (1), Hannah (1), Kat (1) but all girls had quality at bats. Thanks to Hen for taking the reins this week and to Andrew for stepping into 1st base coach. And our trusty scorer Tan. Keep working hard girls, we are learning new things each week and we will get that W under our belt!

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By Kelii Zablan

 

Baycats Firsts played 2 big games last night and on Saturday against Sunshine and Blackburn, both strong clubs. In both these games our lineup was able to face 4 ABL caliber arms. It was a great opportunity for our hitters to take on the challenge, but unfortunately we came up short both games. As a team we are doing a great job of making solid contact, but falling short by hitting the ole right "at em" balls. Baseball is full of ups and downs. But we have to stay positive and keep getting the barrel on the ball, and keep putting the pressure on the defense. As an offense we are hitting an avg of .301 and a team QAB% of 48.46. Our goal is to be as close to 60% as possible. I am proud of the way our guys are playing and competing on the field together.

This weekend we are back home against Upwey and have a fun night cap game for our two fifths sides. So stick around and lets have a good time at the club.

Go Baycats!

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By Bruce Wood 30.1.21

The 2s had a very competitive game yesterday, eventually losing 5-4 to Blackburn after tying the game up. As I said to the players after the game, we've had a few games like that this year and we need to find a way to win the close ones.

Nevertheless the guys should be proud of their efforts as we fought back from a 4 run deficit early the game. Cooper Rickard and Hayden Peoples shared the pitching duties and threw really well. Our focus has been throwing strikes and they both performed very well in this regard, forcing Blackburn to put the ball in play. We supported well in the field too and it is pleasing to see the improvement in our defence.

With the bat, we picked up 8 hits to Blackburn's 7. Nick Hau was excellent, with 2 hits including a critical 2 RBI double. Dan Anson also picked up 2 hits, with singles to Will Brennan, Hayden Peoples, Angus McNee and James Renouf. The effort from everyone was pleasing and we were in the game all day. Thanks to Anna for scoring and to all who helped out.

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By Melissa Duxson 30.1.21

Div 3 women travelled up the highway to play Newport, going down 12-5.

Pitching duties were shared between Ella, Sarah and Lily, who all had to cope with a slippery hill. This week Michelle made her debut behind the plate, making some great blocks and having a lot of fun. Our hits this week Sarah 2 hits, Michelle 2 hits 1 rbi, Kat 1 hit and 2 rbi, Magda and Sara with 1 rbi each.

Our biggest highlight of the game, and the season, was our TRIPLE PLAY in the 1st innings. How did it happen you ask.....A hard hit LD hit back to Sarah was was pitching at the time, then threw to Sara on second base who not only, touched her base to out the 2nd runner who had not tagged up, but also turned to tag out the runner from first who had also not held up. Something we like to call the old bag and tag move!! Well done Sarah and Sara, not many players can claim to be involved in a triple play!!!!

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By Chris Barker 31.1.21

 

U16 State played Preston this week and came away with a 11-9 win.

Preston came out strongly scoring 6 in the first innings. Our bats came to life scoring 7 in the third innings.

Offensively we had 9 hits with 2 hits each to Tyson Sherry and Tanner Stack, Tanner also picked up 3 RBI’s. We were aggressive on the bases challenging the fielders and taking extra bases where possible, we also stole 12 bags.

Darcy Stack, Nyah O’Brien and Maxton Sherry pitched well combining for 5 strike outs and giving up 3 hits.

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By Chris Barker 24.1.2021

 

This week the U16 State took on the undefeated Malvern/Melbourne, it was a great game and we took advantage of our chances late in the game and came away with a 7-5 win. The kids fought hard and despite being behind all game and losing our way a little bit we regrouped and finished strongly.

We had a total of 7 hits. Maxton Sherry had 2 hits and solo hits from Harper Rickard, Cooper Tipping, Darcy Stack, Tanner Stack and Kyle Morrissy.

Darcy Stack got us back to within one late in the game with a 2 out 2 RBI double. Harper tied us up with an RBI triple in the last innings and we then took a 2 run lead on an errant throw.

Our pitchers Cooper, Bradyn and Harper combined for 4 strike outs giving up 7 hits.

Well done to Kyle Morrissy and Saxon Cooper for coming up and holding their own in the State league.

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By Bruce Wood 23.1.2021

Baycats 2nds got back on the winning list with a solid 7-2 win over Sandringham. Our focus has been on giving opportunities to our young players and it was fantastic to see Cooper Rickard throw a high quality game, throwing 4 complete innings and only giving up a couple of passes and 3 scattered hits. Cooper was very well supported in the field by another junior player in Jake Elderfield, who made several excellent plays from shortstop and also picked up a hit and a couple of walks himself. Nick Hau also played well in the field at 3rd base and collected a hit. Our more seasoned campaigners Jarrod Fraim, Chris Durston, Blake Witham and Cam Gibbons all made solid contributions and set the tone for the younger guys with some quality at bats. We've been competitive in our games this year; just unable to get over the line on a few occasions so it was good to come away with a win.

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By Melissa Duxson 23.1.2021

 

Div 3 Ladies hosted Doncaster yesterday and went down 3-17

Michelle started off for us on the hill followed by myself and Magda - all of us with 1k each. Ella had her first game behind the plate and did a great job!

The great plays of the game included 2 outs @ home plate (both 2-1), fly ball to Sara at 2nd base and Jen with some great fielding and throw in from SS to get the out at 1st (unlucky not to get 2).

Hits for the day (all singles) to Ella (1rbi), Jen (1rbi), Narelle, Magda (1rbi), T and myself. Kat and Sara made great contact both at bats and Phoebe got on base.

We continue to learn and have fun in the process. Keep up the great work girls. Thanks to our ever supportive coaches Brenton and Hen, our trusty scorer Tan and to Russ for umpiring!

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By Kelii Zablan 16th January 2021

 

Baycats Firsts travelled all the way to Mulgrave to take on the Berwick Wildcats on Saturday. We weren't able to pull through for our first game of 2021, losing 8-4.

Rudy Jaramillo fought really hard to keep us in the game through 6 innings, with only giving up 8 hits and only one of them being a hard hit. He also had a big day at the plate going 3 for 4 with 2 rbi's. Hayden Peoples got the chance to pitch 2 innings giving up 6 hits and striking out 2. Both pitchers were amazing pitching to contact and only walking 1 batter.Offensively we had hits scattered between Tyler Luther-WilsonKelii ZablanSamuel Thomas and Lewis Weldon. A huge congrats to

Hayden Peoples having his first big fly in the Firsts mate, for sure there's going to be more to come!Our thoughts and best wishes to a quick recover goes out to our solid Shortstop Jarryd Wood . He went down in the first inning with a re-injury to his hamstring. We want to let him know, as a club, we are here to support in anyway possible to pick up your spirits to get you mentally and physically ready to get you back on the field. Life's full of ups and downs, but with a strong family and supportive friends we can get through anything all together.

We take on Essendon Baseball club tomorrow night for our first midweek game this season so we can't wait to get back on the field and play ball.

Also big thank you to Phill Northfield and Angus McNee for slotting in to the game for us. Start bringing your gear every game mate. Huge thankyou to Craig Durston

for assisting in the injury that went on in the stands as well.

Club Training is back on this Thursday and we are all back to training together with Position players on GBC1. Pitchers, Catchers and Two ways will be on GBC2.

Lets Go Baycats!

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By Bruce Wood 16th January 2021

Baycats 2nds had a loss to Berwick 10 - 5. Highlights included James Renouf's continued good form with the stick, picking up 3 hits, and James Lappin's first pitching start in the 2s. James battled away well and will benefit from the experience. It was also great to see Cameron Gibbons return to play at the club. We welcome him back. Good job also by Jarrod Fraim, who provided valuable experience at first base and had 3 quality at bats. Harper Rickard also hit well, with 3 hard hit balls from his at bats. We out hit Berwick 7 - 5 but we couldn't string them together until the last innings. As always, the game provided some opportunities for learning for our younger guys, which well be a continued focus for us.

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By Tim Rankin  17th January 2021

The baycats 3rds this week hosted berwick at home for the first game of the year. The sun was out, met by a nice breeze. The geelong motorcycle stunt krew were in fine form up in the top car park carrying on

The boys were amped up ready to take on the remainder of the season. Cameron Forbes started on the hill for us today hurling heaters down towards Tim Dickson Forba kept the berwick boys at bay absolutely killing it as per usual. Forba threw 42 pitches over 3 innings for only 1 hit. Totalling a tally of 31 strikes with 3 ks.

After forba had finished his 3 innings it was time to pass the ball off to sagey. Sagey rolled up to the hill very casual and very relaxed, today I saw a different pitcher than I usually see in Matthew Sage. He was composed, didnt try and blow past anyone, he hit his spots and put the ball over the dish whilst buckling a few knees, too his credit he played one of the best games I've seen him play in a while.

Matt went 2 innings for 2 hits with 3 ks totalling 24 stikes over 41 pitches. Now we'll touch on our day at the plate. First off the rank we'll touch on Cooper Rickard, Cooper today come out like a man possessed, absolutely locked and loaded at the dish, hammering anything his bat made contact with. Cooper smacked him self 2 singles with 1 rbi and when I say smacked he absolutely clobbered them, some of the hardest pieces of contact I've seen him make. Young Nick Hau also notched up 2 singles with 1 rbi Matt sage scoring a single and a double with 2 rbis And Jake Elderfield notching up a single with 2 rbis for him self as well. There were quality at bats all day long by our entire line up, not swinging and earning walks whilst forcing berwicks pitcher to work harder, taking counts deep when we needed to, lighting up the ball situationally all day long whilst scoring consistently.

The final score ended up being 12-0 after 5 innings finishing the game by mercy rule an absolutely amazing job by both boys on the hill.

Very proud of the lads today they stayed aggressive and upbeat all day long.

We take on Sandringham Sunday at home 3.30 this coming weekend so make sure you get down and support the lads if you have nothing better to do.

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Div 1 4ths had walk off win today 12-11 vs Berwick. In what can only be described as a "4ths game" with a bit of everything. 2 hours, 3 innings only, over 20 walks spread between the 2 teams, 12 hits, 2 injuries and walk off walk with no outs.

As a team we had 8 hits Led by Lucas Ash single and double, Jackson Viney 2 singles 3 rbi and Kyle Robinson 2 singles 3 rbi,Special mention to William Fitzgerald

with 3 walks. (the hits will come) Bring on sandringham 

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By Daniel Dobbie 17th January 2021

The Div 4 West Baycats Blue ventured up the freeway to take on Footscray... well 8 of us did anyway with

Philip Sage deciding he’d prefer to head to Fitzroy instead (Matthew Sage I think we need to have a word NEWPORT NEXT WEEK!!!)

Thankfully Footscray were very understanding and allowed us to shuffle things around and field a sub until he got to the correct ground just in time for his scheduled at-bat Our bats didn’t trouble the scoreboard in the first with them scoring a lone run straight after. But our bats got a little warm in the third with Harry crossing the plate to tie it up, unfortunately a little fumble and a cannon of an arm had Lily tagged out at home in the same play .

They then came back at us with 2 of there own in the 4th But we countered that with a big 4 run 5th with some great hitting and aggressive base running taking a 5-3 lead Unfortunately they got ontop of me in the bottom of the inning and we went down 7-5

Not the result we were looking for but we will bounce back from this

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Mark Brennan 17th January 2021

U18’s played Melbourne away on Sunday and went down 12-9. He boys hit really well as a team hitting all the way through the line up with Will More, Brodie Stokoe and Jordan Baumann all with 2 hits and singles to Lucas Ash, Cooper Rickard, Hudson Carter, and Kyle Wakley.

Unfortunately we gave up 11 free bases (BB and HPB) This was the difference.

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Darren Morrissy 17th January 2021

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Hosted to top side Essendon/Doncaster going down 10 - 7. We matched with the bat getting five hits each.

Tyson Sherry pick up a couple of hits and singles to Ella Wilson, Logan McConnell and Bradyn Barker.

Despite the result it was a great game of baseball, Kyle Morrissy started on the mound and was backed up by Bradyn Barker keeping us in the hunt for the game, good to see the crew putting practice into play coming up with some great players in support of the two boys on the hill. Great job behind the dish as well Saxon Cooper.

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By Katie Davenport 19.1.21

 

Women’s Div 2 Hosted the top side Springvale on Saturday afternoon at home going down 21 - 2.

We started off with a few nerves but all were still swinging the bats & getting a few hits.

Unfortunately Springvale were able to get quite a few good hits through, and there were a few errors in the field by us caused by some nerves.

But the girls were still attempting to make the plays. In the end we were still able to get two double plays as well as a fall in attempt at a force out at 3, and still managed to get the out by hammering the ball to the base a few times

We had some great pitching by Nyah O’Brien who started us off, Lily Kevelham took over with Jennifer Mason in as 3rd relief. The girls worked really hard to get the pitches over the plate with 70 strikes between them of 144 Pitches, from 42 total batters faced. Was a definitely a hard day on the Hill. Hits; Singles to; Sarah Haouchar, Emma Hill, Jen Mason, & Bri Telford. And a double to Nyah O’Brien. Walks went to; Sarah Haouchar, Myself & Amy Madigan Cooke.

Really great job girls, it was always going to be a hard game but you should all be proud of how you played.

Back at it on Wednesday night for training to hopefully take out a win this coming week.

Go Baycats!

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By Kelii Zablan - Dec 19th 2020

The Firsts had a big win against the Malvern Braves yesterday with a 14-1 score. We had close to our full lineup and look forward to the second half of the season.

We tallied five runs in the second inning.

Ryan DarcyJames Wood and Rudy Jaramillo all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Offensively we collected 12 hits on the day. Tyler Luther-Wilson, Rudy Jaramillo, Darcy, James Wood, Kelii Zablan, and Samuel Thomas all racked up multi hit games. Also a big day for Josh Davies getting 3 RBI’s.

Sammy Gibbons earned the victory on the hill with a quality start only surrendering one run on two hits over five innings, striking out three. Lachlan Hockey threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen on his last appearance as a BayCat before starting his college career.

We send our best wishes to Jordan Baumann to have a quick recovery after a freak collision at second base. This will only sideline him for a little while, but hopefully he will be good as new with a sweet scar and a cool story to tell.

As a club we want to wish Kobe Greenhalgh Connor Hughes Lachlan Hockey the best of luck on their journey to the states to pursue their college careers. Although you are all going to be far away from home, just remember you have a whole community cheering for you and supporting you in your journey. Good luck and enjoy the experience!

Happy holidays everyone and stay safe!

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By Bruce Wood - Dec 19th 2020

 

Baycats 2nds had another really competitive game against Malvern, eventually going down 7-5 after being tied going into the last. It is pleasing to see the fight the young guys are showing and I've no doubt the wins will come if we continue to play solid baseball and clean up a few areas of our game. Jack Fielden and Dan Anson shared pitching duties. Nick Hau made some excellent defensive plays at 3rd base and Will Brennan was very solid behind the plate.

Offensively we collected 8 hits overall and we hit the ball hard all day, often picking out fielders.

It was pleasing to see Brody Stokoe debut in the 2nds and get a nice hit. He was unlucky not to pick up another hit with his first at bat, smashing a line drive to left field. James Renouf continued his excellent hitting form, hitting 3 balls really hard and picking up a hit and a couple of RBIs. Will Brennan, Angus McNee, Lewis Weldon and Nick Hau all picked up hits. Lachlan Hockey filled in in the field (thanks Lach, as the next player on the bench was the coach!). With his first swing of the year Lach smashed a double that looked as it was going to clear the left field bullpen. Unfortunately, perhaps due to some swirling wind conditions, the ball hit mid way up the fence and Lach ended up with a very very long single. Lach picked up another hit later in the game as well and was one of our better contributors on the day.

Thanks to everyone for their support and enjoy the Christmas break.

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By Katie Davenport - Dec 19th 2020

 

Women’s Div 2 we’re away for our 1st game (but Round 3 for the draw) playing Essendon at Essendon.

Unfortunately we weren’t able to walk away with the win - this time with the final scores being 11-9 (but one run was missed in the scorebook, which would have reflected in a 11-10 loss)

The girls did a great job showing all the hard work at trainings is paying off in how they handle themselves on the field as well as in the batters box, always pushing hard and making plays happen.

Our field did really well with a few fly balls caught and great relays from the outfield.

Great Pitching by Jen Mason who started off a little shakey, but fell into her groove with 1 K, but forced the opposition to put the ball into play where Bri Telford took out a Flyball at 2nd, Lilly took 2 Flys at short, & I got 1 Fly at 3rd.

The girls did well backing her up, as well as getting the job done herself with some quick plays to 1st base.

Anna did a great job behind the dish for the 1st half of the game, and I relieved her for the second half.

Emma came onto the hill and was a little rusty but still walked away with a K under her belt.

We came out strong with the bats scoring runs consistently every innings except the last with majority of our runs scoring from hits (we had 2 walks for the whole game - exceptional batting all round)

Lily Kevelham was on base twice with a single to short, legging it out & beating the throw for her second)

Sarah Haouchar with 3 singles

I made it on base with a single & a triple.

Emma Hill had a single

Anna Radnay had a walk and a single

Ella Wilson running out a short hit to the pitcher who tried for a double play - but wasn’t able to beat her to the base for the second out.

Cat Laurie got on base with a walk.

Jen Mason with a single & a stand up double - yes I made Jen run

Bri Telford coming out with 2 singles,

And Teri Jackson also with a single.

Huge thanks to Magda Boros for scoring for us today, & Aidan Hill Brenton Laurie for assisting so far - you have been a huge help in the development of the girls this year so far.As well as Dion Kirchner David Foster

for the help at trainings!!

Merry Christmas to all, have a happy New Years , stay covid safe & we will see you all in the New Year!!

Well done girls!

Go Baycats!!

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By Melissa Duxson - Dec 19th 2020

 

Ladies Div 3 played Melbourne at home yesterday and went down 18-2, in a game where the score didn’t reflect the quality of the game. Melbourne’s much more experienced (and quicker) pitcher only giving up 1 walk for the game, meant our bats came out to play. Michelle and T had a great day with 2 hits (Michelle caught in an entertaining run down to 2nd base) and singles to Sarah, Narelle, Kat and myself. Quality at bats to Sara, Jen and Tania, making contact with the ball.

Michelle started for us in her debut on the hill and did a fabulous job throwing just over 3 innings, consistently hitting the strike zone. Sarah came in to finish the final 2 innings (also first time on the mound) with 1K and equally showing how comfortable she is on the mound. Kat did an awesome job behind the plate.

In the field, there were many highlights, including a double play from Sara who took a fly ball at 2nd base and then catching an off guard opposition who had not tagged up. Sarah taking 2 fly balls and Michelle also with 2 catches, one fly ball and one very hard hit Line Drive @ short stop. Melbourne had some big hitters keeping Narelle, Jen and Tan very busy, and T did a great job on 3rd base. There may have been a not so pretty play at 1st base where I learnt you can tag the base with with your hand when your feet are no where near the base. Great game ladies with lots of talking in the field and even better banter in the dugout. Thanks to Tan for filling in to allow us to take the field with 9 and to Hannah and Andrew for scoring. Great job Brenton and Hen for all your encouragement and enthusiasm. Lots of laughs and learnings and looking forward to our next game after the break. Merry Christmas

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By Sean Hughes - Dec 19th 2020

 

Div 4 White team vs Essendon Bombers went down 10-4 in a hard fought battle, we were in front going into the fifth inning 4-3 but where unable to hold them off allowing 7 runs over two innings. Good work today everyone and From all of the White & Blue teams Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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By Dylan Thomas - Dec 19th 2020

 

Div 1 4ths got on the board yesterday with a 13-7 win. After a rough start in the first inning Jake Elderfield came on in relief to clean up then proceeded to dominate on the mound. Throwing 5 innings allowing only 1 hit while striking out 10. Jackson Viney came on in the bottom of the 6th to close out the game with a strike out.

Jackson and Kyle Robinson had a double and single each while nick zhangi and Jake Elderfield had 2 singles each. In a great team hitting day.

Enjoy you Christmas everyone and hopefully we can build on the momentum after the break.

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By Daniel Dobbie - Dec 19th 2020

 

I guess it’s about time I do one of these

After a round one I wish to never speak of again and solid win round two, Baycats Blue were looking to head into the break with more wins than losses

But the Essendon Jets had other ideas; capitalising on some good and some lucky hits (maybe a strike zone that wasn’t my friend Katie care to comment)... they got themselves out to a 5-1 lead and things wernt looking good But a 6 run 5th (5 of them coming in with 2outs) saw our grit, determination and never give up attitude take a 7-5 lead late in the day My outfielders Jordan, Harry, and Lily had my back and didn’t miss a beat late under some solid pressure mounting from Essendon (highlight of the day being Harry’s diving catch at centre over the cricket pitch to end an innings)

We held on for a 7-6 win and even though some catches, plays and even at bats didn’t go our way early on, I can’t fault the guys and girls for never giving up and sticking together and coming away with the points

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By Chris Barker - Dec 20th 2020

 

U16 State team took on Waverley and we were ready to go from the outset putting up a 7 spot in the first innings and ended up winning 16-0.

Our pitchers were great throwing a combined no hitter. Cooper Tipping going 3 2/3 with 9 strike outs and Maxton Sherry closing out the game with the striking out the 2 batters he faced.

Our offence was aggressive and we had 13 hits for the game and 5 stolen bases, multiple hits for the game went to Will Cavanagh (3), Maxton Sherry (2), Harper Rickard (2), Harvey Elderfield (2) and Darcy Stack (2). Multiple RBI’s to Harvey Elderfield (2), Bradyn Barker (2) and Cooper Tipping (3).

Have a well deserved break guys and enjoy the festive season.

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By Kelii Zablan 12.12.2020

 

Yesterday our Firsts played Waverley for our first home opener of the 2020/2021 season. Unfortunately we fell short in a 6-2 lost. We had a great start from our very own young gun Lachlan Hockey, throwing 4 scoreless innings of 3 hit baseball. Offensively we started off hot scoring 2 runs in the first inning with hits by  Ryan Darcy and James Wood. Rudy Jaramillo had an rbi from a fielders choice and Tyler Luther-Wilson doubled to drive in our second run of the day. We had a tie for quality at bats for the day between Samuel Moon

and Tyler Luther Wilson both with 3 QAB’s.

Big thank you to everyone for showing up for the awards night & our Hawaiian Xmas . Big thank you to BayCats Committee Adam Renouf  Leanne Gibbons . Special thanks to the Wood family also everyone in the canteen Matt Simper David White Baumann family. Everything you all do for the club is so appreciated.

We play Malvern baseball club next weekend at home and hope to see everyone there again for a big day of baseball for the club.

Go BayCats!

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By Bruce Wood 12.12.2020

 

On Saturday our 2nds played Waverley and had a tough 8 -7 loss. We were down 5-0 early and fought back really well to take a 7-5 lead into the last, but we couldn't get the job done in the end.

Hayden Peoples and Blake Witham shared the pitching duties and battled hard against a good Waverley line up. Harper Rickard excellent at CF and our defense for the most part was solid, but we weren't able to take a couple of half chances in the field which would have helped our cause. With such a young team this is to be expected and I have no doubt we will improve in this area over the season.

All players had quality at bats throughout the game and it was really pleasing to see how we fought our way back into the game. James Renouf had 2 hits, including a nice double. Dan Anson had a double and Harper Rickard, Blake Witham, Hayden Peoples and Adam Jirik all singled.

We look forward to facing Malvern next week and hopefully getting back on winning ledger.

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13.12.2020

 

Div 1 4ths had a rough day at Waverley going down 15-4. With both teams only having 2 hits each for the game. Lucas Ash and Duane Davenport had a single each.

Noah Brennan was the pick of our pitches going 2.1 innings with 3 strike outs.

Off to Malvern next week to hopefully get off the mark before Christmas. Keep working guys

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5ths Blue - By Daniel Dobbie 12.12.2020

 

On behalf of everyone who played last night I just want to thank everyone who put together the opportunity for us to experience a game under lights

I know it’s a very rare thing to do so we are very grateful

And I hope for those who were in attendance that we put on enough of a show for you guys (I know my bat didn’t )

Anyone heard from Lily Kevelham’s glove... last I heard someone was calling the fire brigade #leftiesCANplaysecond

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By Mark Brennan - 13.12.2020

 

U18’s played a great game against Essendon today. Snatched from the jaws of victory, 4 runs up with 2 out in the last, and Essendon scored 5 to win. While the boys were devastated with the loss they did play well as a team. Alex James threw an absolute pearler with 12K’s in 4 digs with 70% strikes and no runs. Cooper Rickard and Jake Elderfield both hit lead off triples, and Hudson Carter got a nice hit up the middle.

The boys run the bases well, and fielded well but Essendon never gave up. A loaded bases clearing triple from Essendon with two outs was the difference.

A cruel blow and another hard lesson that it’s never over until the fat lady sings.

Another great game, that had everyone on the edge of their seats.

Cheers

Rusty

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By Chris Barker 13.12.2020

 

U16 State played away at Doncaster today and we got the chocolates 7-6. We played well all game being aggressive on the bases and our pitchers got the job done.

Cooper Tipping had the start throwing 3 innings, 68 pitches, striking out 7, giving up 2 hits and 1 run. Harper came on in relief for 2 innings striking out 4 with 0 hits and 0 runs. Nyah OBrien closed it out giving up a few runs but overall pitching well, we had a couple of little league moments in the last innings chasing runners which let Doncaster back in the game but we managed to get the last out and close out the game.

We had 8 hits for the game, Harper Rickard had 2 hits. Harvey Elderfied hit a triple to get us going scoring our first run, Maxton Sherry, Darcy Stack and Harper all hit doubles.

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December 5th and 6th 2020

 

Massive weekend of baseball for the club...

Huge thankyou to everyone who helped make it all happen..

We appreciate everyone’s help ...

Here are the results for the weekend...

Saturday:

Div 2 Womens bye

Div 3 Women’s v Newport down 15-12

Sunday:

U18 State v Berwick down 4-3

U16 State v Sandy down 10-1

U16 Metro v Research up 15-8

5ths Blue v Essendon no results online yet

5ths White v Footscray up 15-3

4ths v Fitzroy down 14-10

3rds v Fitzroy up 10-4

2nds v Fitzroy up 9-4

1sts v Fitzroy up 26-1

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Baycats 2nds won against Fitzroy 9-4 on Sunday 6th December.

The 2nds travelled to Fitzroy and had a really solid win against a much more experienced line up.

Jack Fielden was excellent on the hill, followed by solid relief from Hayden Peoples.

Jordan Baumann had 3 hits and 2RBIs in an excellent game. Hayden had 2 hits and 2RBI’s and Will Brennan had a hit and a couple of RBI’s. Angus McNee had 2 hits and singles to Nick Hau and James Renouf.

Our quality at bats were a pleasing feature and we played errorless defence.

It was good to see the young guys come through with a win in a game which was in the balance at one stage.

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Dec 6th 2020

 

Baycats u/16 Metro

After a shaky first innings which had Research/Fitzroy hitting in seven, Baycats retaliated hitting 11 in the next 2 innings closed out with some good pitching.

Hits:

Hamish, Logan with 3 hits each.

Oli, Kyle,Saxon with 2 hits each.

Only 1 error but who counting.

8-15 win with 14 hits

Go Baycats

Thanks to Mags for scoring

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Dec 6th 2020

 

Div 1 4ths got off to a rough start today going down 14-10 in a rain affected game. Giving up 8 runs in the 1st inning. With the pitching looking a little rusty after the long lay off.

The bats didn’t look fair as bad with the team having very good at bats. Jake Warren Kyle Robinson collected 2 singles each. Duane Davenport single and triple led the way.

2 juniors Noah Brennan and Maxton Sherry also had hits on senior debut had a double and single respectively.

Thank u to those that helped out in the canteen very much appreciated.

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Nov 17 2019

 

Today the baycats 3rds traveled to Sunshine to take on Sunshine in what would be to date one of our best games for the season As they boys bond further and feel more comfortable around each other week by week.

Trav Duxson started on the hill today and threw a complete game throwing 7 innings for 2 hits, 5 ks and 1 earned run. An absolutely stellar day on the hill for the young fella!

With a quick positive mention of young Brody Stokoe who's getting better and better behind the dish as the weeks go on! It's always good when your pitcher and catcher tie in well together .

With Travis throwing as well as he was the boys soon got up and about and provided us with some good early appearances at the plate.

It was a good day with the stick with most of the boys getting hits, and if they wernt getting hits they were taking walks or making quality appearances.

We were led in offence by Lachlan Stotty going 4 from 4 with 3 doubles and 1 single, not to mention after playing cricket yesterday and making 60 odd, not a bad weekend of sport if I do say so. Our defence today was by far the best I've seen from us all season being led by Adam Jirik at short stop making nearly every play he had an opportunity at! And when your ss is on fire so is everyone else. Sunshine were aggressive all day but just couldn't compete with trav on the hill and our constant offence!

We ended the day with another win 9-2!

Our hits as follow Lachlan stott 3doubles 1 single 3RBIs

William Fitzgerald 2singles 1RBI

Jake Warren 1single 2 RBI

Cooper Rickard 1 single

Travis duxson 1single

Brody Stokoe 1single 1RBI

Next week we take on Melbourne at Melbourne!

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Oct 27 2019

 

U16 Metro came away with another great win today against Port Melbourne/Williamstown, cementing top spot on the ladder.

Nyah O'Brien started on the mound and did a great job over three innings. Isaac O'Brien then came in to relieve to finish off the last 2 innings with 1H, 4K and conceding only 1 run. Saxon Cooper played a great game behind the plate backing up his pitchers for the whole 5 innings.

Baycats headed into the 3rd down 5-0 but were finally able to get bat to ball and score 7 runs for the innings.

On the bat we had Brogan Archdall (1RBI) and Saxon Cooper with singles. Isaac O'Brien was able to bring on the lead in the 3rd with a triple to bring home 3 RBI's.

With a total of 20 stolen bases the U16s played an aggressive game when getting on base to come home with a win, 12-6.

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Oct 27 2019

 

U16 State got back on the winners list this morning with good win over Preston 12-1.

Adam Jirik has the start in the bump and was great with 4inn 5h 6k, 1BB. And in relief was Noah Brennan with his first outing of the season. Harper Rickard was great behind the dish controlling the game.

Our offense was led by Maxton Sherry who was great 4 hits (3dbls), Cooper Tipping 2h, and one hit each to Jake Elderfield, Adam and Noah, with good at bats from Darcy Stack, Lucas Ash & Tanner Stott who all got on base and pressured Preston’s defense.

Thanks again to Michael Nunn for umpiring the game.

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Oct 26 2019

 

For the Div 1 4ths, we went down 6-4 in a weather-affected game. Due to the rain, hail and strong winds at Sandringham we only played through 4 1/2 frames of baseball with two weather pauses. It was a close contest throughout the day with teams switching leads with each inning.

The team put up 7 hits in total, with 2 of our runs coming from single run HRs from James Lappen and Brody Stokoe. Jake Elderfield debuted in the seniors with a strong hit double. Jake Warren, William Fitzgerald, Jacob Stevens and Adam Jirik all with single knocks. Aggressive base running saw a total of 4 stolen bases.

James Lappin started with a good effort on the hill striking out 6 in 3 innings. Martin Bouma come into relieve during what would be the final inning.

Looking forward to seeing Sandringham at home in hopefully better weather conditions.

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Oct 20 2019

 

 

Women’s Blue unfortunately had their 1st loss today against a strong Sunshine side in Division 3 West.

Melissa “Molly” Duxson started on the mound and had a great day with her second outing pitching from the mound, with a huge improvement with more accuracy yesterday.

Nyah O’Brien took over pitching 2 1/2 innings doing a great job as our youngest player & pitcher, holding the strong hitting side to their lowest scoring innings of the game.

Emma Hill finished the game off, which lead us into our 1st 5 inning game.

Outstanding fielding to both Maddy with an amazing pick up & assist out playing 2nd.

Our stand in from the white team,

Danni Phillips

backing up Narelle in centerfield, with all our outfielders good hustle & holding runners from scoring with their relays.

But stand out was again Molly with 3 tags in the field playing 3rd base.

We had singles from Molly, Emma, Madeleine Thiel (Maddy), & Emily Galang.

All girls had quality at bats considering where they have started.

A great effort by all that played.

Final Scores 26-9.

I’m excited for the season and in seeing the progress & improvement of both women’s team over the summer.

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Oct 20 2019 The Baycats Firsts had a big walk off win on the weekend! Sam Gibbons had a good start for us throwing 5 strong innings before

Rudy Jaramillo

pitched 4 innings to keep us in the game. We are never out of a game when our pitching staff continues to throw strikes and make quality pitches.

We were able to get runners on the bases, but just missed on opportunities to get them to cross the plate. Chasing 2 runs all the way until the bottom of the 9th we were able to compete and put ourselves in a good situation to win. The 9th inning was met with some quality at bats from Kobe Greenhalgh, James Wood Ryan Darcy Rudy Jaramillo and finally Josh Davies to get the opportunity to pick up the walk off rbi and celebratory mob fest to end the game.

Look forward to getting back on the field for training to get us ready to take on Sandringham Royals this weekend on the road.

Lets Go Baycats!

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Oct 20 2019

 

Baycats Under 18 State had a strong win over Sandringham. Nick Hau pitched 3 quality innings, followed by Jarryd Wood, Travis Duxson and Alex James. Sandringham were restricted to 4 scattered hits as the pitchers did their job, well supported by the field. Baycats turned 3 double plays, which is a fair effort in an Under 18 game.

The guys swung the bat really well. James Lappin had a double and 5 RBIs in an excellent performance. Jordan Baumann had a couple of hits, as did Jarryd Wood. We hit all through the line up, with Will Brennan, Nick Zanghi, Nick Hau, Ethan Tipping, Cooper Rickard and Travis Duxson all picking up hits. Alex James also swung the bat well, picking up a Sac fly and an RBI.

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Oct 20 2019

 

Baycats 2s had a good walk off win against Blackburn, courtesy of a Hayden Peoples hit.

Emerson Rickard had another excellent outing on the hill with 4 innings of work, followed by Hayden . Both guys attached the zone and threw plenty of strikes.

With the bat, Blake Witham had 3 hits and a couple of RBIs. Angus McNee also had 3 hits. Hayden and Harper Rickard both had 2 hits, showing they are more than capable of competing at this level. Lewis Weldon and Steve Baumann both had one.

We were behind coming into the last, but in the end managed to get over the line, due to some terrific baseball from our young guys and a few older campaigners.

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U16 Metro came away with another win today against Preston 15-2.

Edit... finally got the stats done.

Great game by the whole team today. Although we were given quite a few walks we were still able to get 5 hits with singles from Isaac O’Brien, Nyah O’Brien, Logan McConnell, Noah Brennan and Saxon Cooper.

Isaac O’Brien had a great day on the mound with 5Ks and only 1 run given up over 2 innings. At bat he was able to bring in 4 RBIs.

Noah Brennan then relived in the 3rd (after just getting off the plane earlier this morning) and pitched 1 innings with 3 Ks and only 1 run given up.

The team are starting to work well together (despite 2 already out with injuries that will see them out for most of the season) and I think we are going to see some great work from the kids in the Metro team.

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Oct 13 2019

 

Under 18 state league had a strong win over Waverley 13-9. Our hitters were aggressive and hit well:

Will Brennan had a triple and a double and Jarryd Wood hit 2 home runs. Travis Duxson and Cooper Rickard both hit doubles and single hits to Nick Hau and James Lappin. Jarryd had 5 RBIs and Cooper had 3. We also picked up quite a few walks and ran the bases well.

Cooper, Travis and Nick pitched well and Will was fantastic behind the plate.

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Oct 13 2019

Baycats 2nds went down to Blackburn 5-1 on Saturday. However the score doesn't tell the full story and the guys were in front for a fair portion of the game. Emerson Rickard was fantastic on the hill, well supported by his old man behind the dish. Harper Rickard performed very well in his first 2nds game too, picking up a hit and having 4 quality at bats. Matt Sage also picked up a hit, as did Jordan Baumann and Angus McNee. Hayden Peoples was our standout hitter with 2 hits. This was a quality game and given the very young age of the team, the guys should be extremely pleased. As I said after the game, if they continue to play with the same intensity I've no doubt the wins will come.

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Bruce Wood

October 12 2019 

Putting my line up for the 2nds together... 4 Rickards in the same line up! Fantastic effort Chris Rickard, Cooper Rickard, Harper Rickard and Emerson Rickard. Kenny Rickard are you up for a game to make it 5???

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Oct 13 2019

 

Under 18 state league had a strong win over Waverley 13-9. Our hitters were aggressive and hit well:

Will Brennan had a triple and a double and Jarryd Wood hit 2 home runs. Travis Duxson and Cooper Rickard both hit doubles and single hits to Nick Hau and James Lappin. Jarryd had 5 RBIs and Cooper had 3. We also picked up quite a few walks and ran the bases well.

Cooper, Travis and Nick pitched well and Will was fantastic behind the plate.

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October 6th 2019

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Baycats scores from the weekend ....

And don’t forget that our Baycats Charter starts this Wednesday night so if you have nothing on come and support our future Baycats

#GoBaycats

U16 Metro18-4 up v Port M/Willy

U16 State 13-2 up v Williamstown

U18 Metro 8-4 up v Newport

U18 State 9-1 up v Sunshine

Women’s Blue up 16-10 v White

5ths Forfeit by Bonbeach

4ths 12-6 down v Berwick

3rds 9-8 up v Berwick

2nds 4-3 down v Berwick

1sts down 4-0 v Berwick

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Oct 20 2019

 

U16 State League playing at home, had our first loss this morning, 1-5 to a good pitching effort by Sandringham.

Our bats were quiet with just two hits from Adam Jirik and Lucas Ash.

Thanks to Michael Nunn for umpiring.

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Oct 13 2019

Baycats U16 State League had a good win against Waverley this morning 12-6.

Hayden Peoples pitched 4inn from the start and was very good and relieved by Jake Elderfield with his first time on the bump for Baycats.

We scored our runs regularly with 2 in the 1st, 3 in 3rd and 7 in the 4th. Our best hitters were Cooper Tipping 2 (sgl,dbl), Jake 2 sgl’s. We had some really good at bats right thru the line up, Adam Jirik was good with 1h 1bb and at SS, Darcy Stack had 2bb’s for 2 runs.

A really good team effort.

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June 24th 2019

Hello Baycats Family,

I hope you are enjoying your winter season.

The Baycats Committee is delighted to let you know our 2019/20 Coaching and Selection Committee.

Selection Committee: Kelii Zablan(Z), Josh Davies, Bruce Wood

Club Coach: Kelii Zablan

1's Coaches:

Head Coach: Kelii Zablan

Assistant Coach: Leigh Holmes

3rd Base Coach: Phill Northfield

Pitching Coach: Cameron Forbes

2's Coaches: 

Head Coach: Bruce Wood

Assistant Coach: Jason Peoples

3's Coach:

Head Coach: Tim Rankin

4's Coach:

Head Coach: Dylan Thomas

Women's Coach:

Head Coach: Katie Davenport

Junior Try Out - Selection Committee: Kelii Zablan, Josh Davies, Rudy Jaramillo

All Junior teams will be submitted to a tryout process.

Junior Coordinator: Bruce Wood

U18 Coach:

Head Coach: Bruce Wood

U16 Coach:

Head Coach: Chris Rickard

Baycats Chter:

Head Coach: Kelii Zablan

Additional Charter Coaching and administrative positions will be announced prior to the commencement of the season.

If you want to assist in any of these teams please contact

Leanne Gibbons

Go Baycats.

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