Brewers’ sparkling win
Brewers made the Pirates walk the plank in the latest round of the Port Hedland Baseball Association at the Marie Marland Reserve last weekend.
The Pirates took the lead early with three runs to one in the first innings before both sides pitching locked the game down with three scoreless innings.
An eight-run rally from the Brewers in the bottom of the fifth saw them seize control of the game 9-3 with two frames to go.
Pirates showed their strength in the sixth, with six runs to tie the game before adding two more runs in the top of the seventh to steal the lead with one innings left.
It was do or die for the Brewers needing three runs to snatch the win in the bottom of the seventh, and they smashed their way to a five-run rally to seal the victory.
The final score was 14-11.
Blayde Hayter was the standout batter for the Brewers with three RBI’s from his five at-bats, while Paul Bodie and Matt Kean both had two RBI’s.
Scott Munro and Kevin Charles both brought in two runs apiece for the Pirates, and Ambrose Italiano had one RBI.
In the other A grade game, Swans overcame the Sharks in an instant classic 6-5.
Swans held off a late rally from the Sharks to take the win in what has been a hard season for the side.
Ash Christensen was the star batter for the Swans, making an impressive four RBI’s from his four at-bats.
Greg Ashburton and Darren Derschow both scored an RBI each for the Sharks.
Swans pitcher Kyle Edwards allowed five hits from his seven innings pitched and struck out six batters while conceding just three runs.
Mick Coffin also had a good game pitching for the Sharks, but unfortunately, it was not enough.
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