Norths and Easts in close league game
AN extra innings hit by Aidan Hanlon gave Easts a 10-9 walk-off win over Norths in Far North Coast Major League baseball on Saturday.
It was 9-all with Easts batting in the bottom of the 10th when Hanlon singled off Jason Britt to drive in the winning run.
A four-run lead after three innings was just enough for Easts to hold off Norths, who scored nine unanswered runs after trailing early.
The runs came on a groundout by Luke Britt in the fourth; a walk by Barry Smith and a fielder's choice by Jason Britt in the sixth; singles by Mark Robb, Luke Britt and Dean Gillespie in the seventh; a wild pitch in the eighth; and a double by Jason Bromell in the ninth.
Easts had taken an early lead when Lewis Johnson tripled with one out in the first innings.
They scored three runs in the eighth with runs driven in by a groundout to Johnson and a single to Nathaniel Steele.
Easts tied the game up in the bottom of the ninth when Steele hit into a fielder's choice to score one run.
Norths brought in four runs in the seventh inning, thanks to singles from Robb and Gillespie.
Easts' 12 hits for the game included multiple hits to Dylan Olive, Jordon Thomson, William Riley and Steele, who led the way with four runs batted in.
Norths collected 12 hits, with Robb, Britt and Dan O'Sullivan the best batters.
In the other game, Workers defeated Brothers 13-9 in a fluctuating encounter.
It was 9-all with Workers batting in the top of the ninth innings when Corey Wilford walked Michael McClelland to bring in a run.
Brothers led ealy when Jake Youngberry singled in the first innings.
He drove in five runners in the loss with singles in the first and second innings and a home run in the fourth.
Brothers scored three runs in the seventh innings thanks to a single to Craig Bateman and a double to Kodey Wilford.
McClelland earned the win for Workers. He pitched six innings, surrendering six hits, three runs, striking out six and walking one.
Corey Wilford took the loss for Brothers, giving up three hits and five runs in a third of an innings.
Seth McClelland started the game for Workers. He went three innings, giving up six runs, nine hits and striking out one.
Taliesin Tardrew started the game for Brothers. He pitched six innings, allowing five runs, eight hits and striking out one.
Workers' 15 hits included multiple hits to Oakley McMahon, Reece Gregor and the McClelland brothers.
Youngberry, Bateman and Jacob Ponton each collected three of Brothers' 15 hits.