Swans’ late blitz takes fizz from Brewers

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Strong pitching delivered in the early game, but poor batting by the Brewers gave the Swans a late win.
Camera IconStrong pitching delivered in the early game, but poor batting by the Brewers gave the Swans a late win.

A fourth-innings blitz led the Swans to victory over Brewers at the Marie Marland Reserve for the last week of baseball for the year.

Brewers took the lead early in the game, smashing two runs in the first innings before following up with another three in the second to take a daunting five-run lead.

The result seemed a foregone conclusion with the Brewers shutting out the Swans over the first three innings while adding another run in the third to take a 6-0 lead.

Swans refused to roll over, with their bats exploding to life in the top of the fourth, blasting 12 runs to steal the lead dominantly.

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Swans batter Kyle Edwards blasted a grand slam home run in the fourth to bring home four of the 12 runs.

A further three runs in the fifth extended the Swans’ lead going into the final two digs.

A sixth-inning rally from the Brewers kept the game alive, adding four to trail by five runs with one innings left.

The Swans were able to shut out the Brewers in the final innings to seal their win, 15-10.

Kyle Edwards was the star batter for the Swans with four RBIs from his five at-bats, including a grand slam, with Kurt Ballentyne also scoring two RBIs from his four at-bats.

Kris Brown and Corey Bowins were the standout batters for the Brewers with two RBIs each while Josh Glasson had one RBI.

Edwards pitched a full game for the Swans, striking out 14 batters, allowing 12 hits and 10 runs scored from his innings pitched.

Brewers pitcher Brown struck out nine batters from his four innings pitched before giving up five runs.

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