A-Grade Round 2 Match Report
Following our Round 1 BYE, we had a very solid start to the season with an 8-1 win over Lilydale Ejays in Round 2. I was relieved that the bad weather held off, otherwise we wouldn’t have got on the diamond until 5 November!
Highlight of the game was the pitching of Kirsty Allen who showed maturity and poise in her first A Grade game as Starting Pitcher. Kirsty threw a complete game 5 innings of work giving up 2 hits, striking out 2, walking 1 on a very efficient 54 pitches with 41 strikes. Stats aside Kirsty worked very well with Lauren Daykin behind the plate keeping the ball down in the zone with a good mix of fast and off-speed pitches. Kirsty was well supported in the field with Raquel very solid at Short and Nat making a couple of sparkling plays at First base with two unassisted outs and an assist.
Offensively our short game was excellent with a couple of key SAC bunts by Raquel and Elly consequently resulting in runs – the latter setting the table for a 3-RBI triple by Lauren Daykin to Left Field. Ellen went 2-3 with an RBI and Raquel went 1-2 with an RBI.
Overall a good start to the season with our youth and experience blending well in a sign of things to come for this season.
HITS: Sanchez 2, Daykin 1 (triple), Titcume 1 (Double), Bisinella-Duns 1.