Win puts Swans at top of ladder

Sarah ZiegelaarThe West Australian
Swans pitcher Kyle Edwards put on the heat for Sharks batters.
Camera IconSwans pitcher Kyle Edwards put on the heat for Sharks batters. Credit: Daneka Hill

There was a Friday night battle between Sharks and Swans, while Pirates and Brewers clashed on Saturday night as Port Hedland baseball resumed last week after a few weeks off.

Swans took the win over Sharks, 13 runs to two, securing their top spot on the ladder as season minor premiers.

Swans’ Matt Glasson was the top batter for his team, going four from four with three singles and a double to bring in three RBIs.

Following a close second was Simon Clegg, also with three RBIs from two singles.

Kyle Edwards contributed three runs from a double and two singles, while Morris Coppin brought in two runners from a single.

Sharks’ batting failed to meet the feat set by the opposition, with three batters, Chris O’Hara, Joel Alkinton and Phillip Willock having a single hit from their plate appearances.

Edwards took the mound for the entirety of the game for Swans, capitalising on the off-season cobwebs seen in the Sharks line-up with seven strikeouts.

Sharks shared the load across Chris O’Hara and Phillip Willock, who struck out three batters each, O’Hara from three innings and Willock from two.

On Saturday night there was a closer match as Pirates won by a single run over Brewers 7-6.

Kevin Charles took the top batting spot for Pirates with two RBIs from a single hit. Brett Della faced the plate three times, earning three RBIs, while teammate Scott Munroe added one run to the score tally.

Brewers’ Fred Lindberg led the way in terms of scoring, with two RBIs from two single hits.

Stats were mirrored for Dylan Brown, Anthony Grace and Brendon Bush.

All faced the plate three times, with a single hit and one RBI earnt.

Pirates’ Kevin Charles continued his batting efforts into his pitching, sending 10 Brewers back to the bench over seven innings.

Brewers’ Brendon Bush pitched for most of the match, striking out eight batters. Brown and Lindberg had short stints at the mound to change things up.

On Friday night, Pirates will take on Swans, while Brewers and Shark will battle it out on Saturday night for redemption.

Further game fixtures and association information can be found on the Port Hedland Baseball Facebook page.

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