Summer 2016/2017 News

Club News

The Season So Far . . . .

The Wolves got off to a slow start dropping early games and has been playing catch up ever since. What's been pleasing though, is that as the group has started to gel, we have picked up wins against most of the teams above us on the ladder and currently sit in 5th place outside the 4 on run difference only. A brief recap of the season so far . . .

Round 1 v Werribee lost 7-2 at home.      0-1

Werribee got away to an early lead and pulled away. 6 errors didn't help but only contributed to one of Werribee's runs. Aaron Green and Justin Gourly both picked up from where they left off last year with 2 hits each.

Round 2 v Berwick lost 3-4 at Berwick.    0-2

After an early shutout by both teams Willy took the lead in the 5th with 2 runs. Berwick drew level with singles in the 7th and 8th. Willy scored to go one up in 9th and then Berwick scored the run to force extra innings. 2 errors saw them score for a walk off win in the bottom of the 10th.

Round 3 v Bonbeach won 8-1 in midweeker at stadium.    1-2

Not much until the 4th inning then 4 hits and 3 walks saw Willy put on 6 runs to take a 7-1 lead. Jarryd Rogers picked up 2 hits and Ryan Camov hit a monster triple. David Wydevn pitched 5 innings for the win.

Round 4 v Malvern won 1-0 at home.       2-2

In a rain shortened game Willy won 1-0 with an unearned run in the 1st. The game only lasted 5 before being called. 6 of 9 got hits but unable to string them together. Jason Lester got the win with 6 Ks. A clean sheet for errors for the first time in the season. Great to get htat first win.

Round 5 v Sunshine Washout 0-0 at Sunshine.       2-2

In a rain shortened game Willy won 1-0 with an unearned run in the 1st. The game only lasted 5 before being called. 6 of 9 got hits but unable to string them together. Jason Lester got the win with 6 Ks. A clean sheet for errors for the first time in the season. Great to get htat first win.

Round 6. V Bonbeach lost 7-5 at Willy.      2-3

Aaron Green and David Wydeven both got 2 hits in a 9 hit game. Bonbeach with no runs and 2 out scored a 3 run homer in the 4th to take a 3-2 lead and built on that for the win.

Round 7 v Werribee won 6-4 at MBP.   3-3

Aaron Green continued his form with the bat with 3 hits. Game all tied after 2 but the game was blown open in the 3rd inning where 5 walks contributed to 4 runs. Willy bounced back in the 5th with 5 runs of which 4 were unearned to take a 6-4 lead. Daniel Chircop shut out the last 3 innings for the win.

Round 8 v UFTG won 4-3 at UFTG.       4-3

2 hits each to Kyle Rogers and Jarryd Rogers in a 5 hit game helped Willy to a 4-3 win. All 4 runs were scored in the 5th were 5 errors proved very costly to UFTG. Jaason Lester pitched 5 innings for the win giving up 2 runs and Shaun Talbot relieved for 1 innings and 1 run before Daniel Chircop shutout the last 3 for the save.

Round 9 v Doncaster lost 5-6 at Doncaster.       4-4

After a come from behind rally to take the lead by 2 runs in the top of the 9th Doncaster ran over the top with 3 runs scoring in a bottom of the 9th walk off. One of the better games played for the year and a narrow loss to the ladder leaders.

Round 10 v Port Melbounre won 17-7 at home.       5-4

Willy finally got amongst the runs going out to an early 8-1 lead before Port came back to trail 8-6. From there it was all Willy uplling away to win by 10 runs in 8 innings.

Round 11 v UFTG 7-6 at home.       6-4

Home runs came thick and early in this midweeker with Manager Jarryd Rogers hitting 2 for Willy. An early lead was built but with a 3 run buffer going into the last UFTG put up a great fight to go down by just the single run 7-6.

Who's Hot with the Bat

The Wolves have Aaron Green hitting 405 and Kyle Rogers (400) at the top of the batting statistics with Bill Millar (333), Jarryd Rogers (297) and Daniel Chircop (273) the only other batters hitting above 250. The Wolves have a very deep batting line up but the boys have struggled to put runs on the board in a number of games this season.

From an On Base Percentage (OBP) things look a little better with Daniel Chircop (579), Kyle Rogers (571), Bill Millar (467), Aaron Green (463) and Jarryd Rogers (422) all over 400. The numbers drop off agin after that with the next best under 300.

Aaron Green leads all with 15 hits from Jarryd Rogers (11) and Kyle Rogers (10).

Kyle Rogers, Bill Millar, Jarryd Rogers and Nick Callaghan all have 6 RBIs.

 

Who's Hot with the Ball?

The pitching roster looks very different this year with 2 new faces in David Wydeven and Lucas Babinec and the return of an old one in Daniel Chircop. Jason Lester continues his role as the number one pitcher at the club, with Sean Talbot set for more work in the one's team this year.

Daniel Chircop has an ERA of 2.25, followed by Jason Lester (5.06) and David Wydeven (5.24).

Daniel Chircop has 2 wins, 1 Loss and 1 Save, followed by Jason Lester (2-2-0), David Wydeven (1-0-0) and Sean Talbot (1-0-0).

 

Sponsorship News

We are pleased to announce the Williamstown Football Club as our newest sponsor. It's great to have the support of our local VFL Club and we encourage all our members to get along to watch the Seagulls when they're playing.

 

Round 12 Results

Wolves Vs Ballarat

Firsts - L (12 - 9) 

Seconds - W (8 - 1)

Thirds - W (15 - 7)

Fourths - Bye

Next Opponent

Wolves Vs UFTG

Firsts -  Home

Seconds - Home

Thirds -  Away 

Fourths - Away 

Club Uniforms

This year uniforms and apparel can be sourced by players and members from outside the club. K2 Baseball will provide Senior onfield clothing and Landing Gear will provide Junior and off field apparel.

For further information regarding uniforms please contact the Uniforms Coordinator Izzy Finn at finnisaiah@gmail.com or 0416 367 715.

K2 Baseball

website: www.k2baseball.com
Phone: 9763-2324
Address: 41 Gilbert Park Drive, Knoxfield, 3180
Please Contact Stewart Cassell(0412013739) or by email smcuk@optusnet.com.au  re playing number prior to ordering.

Landing Gear

website: www.landinggear.com.au
Phone: 9397-7179
Address: Factory 1, 241 Kororoit Creek Rd (corner Racecourse Rd).

Highlights Reel

The Masters got an early Christmas present with their first win of the season coming against Werribee last Monday. The boys who usually struggle for numbers had 12 players and even helped Werribee out with a fielder.

Some say (actually everyone said) the catch Twisty took while playing for Werribee was better than anything he's taken before.

It was also good to see the Hardy boys suit up in a game together which doesn't happen too often any more.