Essendon Prove Too Strong
Round 2 Round Up
Round 2 saw the Wolves travel out to Essendon in the battle of Division 1 versus Division 2 Premiers from last year. Andy Russell started on the mound and took the minimum 6 batters to close out the first 2 innings for no score. The Wolves had also been held scoreless with Michael Formasano doing an equally good job for Essendon. Jason Lester relieved in the 3rd and pitched 4 innings in his first appearance on the mound for the season. Lester did reasonably well with 5 strike outs and giving up only 1 earned run, but it was a few errors creeping in to the Wolves defensive game that let another 3 unearned score.
The Wolves were getting hits but weren't able to string enough together to put any scoreboard pressure on the Bombers. Josh Lee took over from Lester with score at 4 - 0 and finished off the 5th an 6th innings without any trouble but Essendon pressed the advantage scoring 2 more in the 7th for a 6 - 0 lead. Ryan Camov relieved Lee in the 8th and Essendon put on one more run to make it 7 - 0.
In what could have turned out to be listless defeat it was good to see some spirit shown by the Wolves right to the end. With 2 out Aaron Green stepped up for his 4th hit from 5 At Bats in a stellar performance with the bat. That was followed by Camov who hit to deep left field enabling Green to score. That then brought Andy Russell to the plate and with 2 strikes on him hit what we hope to be the first of many home runs for the season over left field. The final score was 7 - 3.
Next week the Wolves take on Sandringham at Home and will be looking to get back on the winners list.
In the Seconds the Wolves looked headed for an inglorious defeat trailing 0 - 6 after 4 innings. Braxton Conroy started the game and pitched 3 innings giving up 4 runs. Daniel Chircop relieved at the start of the 4th and defensive errors again hurt the Wolves letting 2 unearned runs across the plate. The game took a bizzare twist in the top of the 5th with new pitcher Casey Jones reliving Kyle Bedford who had shut the Wolves out for 4 innings. The first 6 Wolves batters to the plate all scored taking advantage of a few walks to go along with 3 hits and tied the game up 6 - 6 going into the last innings.
The Wolves weren't able to make an impression in the 6th which made for a tense last innings. With 2 outs it was another error that let the last run score to see the Wolves lose 6 - 7. Darren Pollock was best with the bat going 2 from 2 with an RBI. The Wolves have only a draw after 2 games this season and both weeks errors have been the deciding difference - something to work on boys.
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