Heritage Game and Dinner

Dear Members,
Just a reminder of the activities going on around the club this weekend.
Heritage Dinner
Saturday 6th July at the Clyde Hotel from 6:30 pm.
Have a chat to some of the guys who have played for UMBC. Hear their stories of what the club was like and tales of Intervarsity competitions of the past.
 
Heritage Game
Sunday the 7th of July at Merri Park (Corner of St Georges Road and Sumner Avenue, Northcote)
12:00 noon start, and 1:30 pm end.
See players of yesteryear dust off their old baseball gear and run (being generous) around the diamond once more against Westgarth Baseball Club. The event brings together mates from decades gone, in a must see event that is of the ‘classic sporting comedy’ genre. Did I mention they also play baseball? 
Please do come down and show your support if you have the time.

Firsts Report

UMBC 14
North Coburg 5

Hitting:
Ryan Camov 2H 2R 1RBI 1SAB 1SB
Steven Lehmann 2H 2R 1HPB
Josh License 2H 2RBI 1BB
Justin Gourlay 3H 1R 2RBI 1K
Luke Chircop 1H 1R
Gary Mills 1R 1HPB 1RBI
Piers Gillet 1K
Anthony Bons 1H 1R 1RBI
Angus Blair 2H 1R 2RBI
Keiran Warnock 1H
Michael Fuller 1H 1R 2RBI 1K
Nathan McDonald 1H 2R 1RBI 1HBP 2K

Pitching:
David Asp 5INN 5Hits 4 SO 2 BB 2 ER 5 RS 85 pitches
Ryan Camov 2 INN 16 pitches

 

The game didn’t start that well, North Coburg started Nick Djornoski and Ryan went out on the first pitch. I then hit a single to right field. Nick did a good job holding me on, and Josh and Justin both got out.

The fielding innings for us starts good with Asp retiring the first two on weak ground balls. Then he walked their number 3 hitter, gave up a single to the number 4 and then Mick Aldis hit a double into the right field gap. Josh got to the ball but couldn’t make the catch so they scored two runs.

Next innings started okay with Mills getting a walk but then the next three guys got out. The fielding innings started well again with Asp getting the first two hitters out. Then an error by Camov and Asp walked another one then gave up a hit to right field. They had first and third occupied and a wild throw-over and another hit later and they have scored 3 runs to make the score 5 – 0.

Nathan started the innings with a K and Ryan got on with a bunt single. He stole second and I put the ball behind him and he got to third. Josh then singled him home. Justin went out so it was 5 – 1 at the end of the second.

Asp and I started to get into a rhythm and we have a three up three down innings with 2 Ks. Nick is still going strong for North Coburg and Mills and Bonsy go out. Keiran got a bunt single but Michael Fuller struck out.

Asp is getting stronger and throwing better so i leave him in for the 4th innings and we are rewarded with a short shutdown innings.

Nathan starts the innings with a walk, Ryan goes out and I get hit by another pitch (that’s 6 in 5 games!). Josh gets a hit and Nathan scores. Justin gets a hit and I score. Mills gets HPB as well and Bonsy gets a hit to left field to score Josh. North Coburg change pitcher.

Keiran hurt his hand in that last batting innings so I pinch hit with Angus and he gets a hit to score 2 runs. Michael Fuller hits a sac fly and then Nathan strikes out to end the dig.  We score 6 to bring the score to 7 – 5.

Asp says he’s good for one more and he is right, we shut them down in 9 pitches. We then have a three up three down batting dig.

I bring Camov on to pitch and Angus goes to third. Justin moves to short and the DH is out of the game. Ryan has a one, two, three dig; all ground ball outs. Justin made a diving play at short stop and had a strong enough arm to get the runner. No one else at the club would have made that play. Probably no one in B grade.

The batting dig starts well with Justin and Luke getting hits, then Bonsy hurts himself in the batters box and i have to bring Piers on to pinch hit with two strikes on him. He strikes out and now we’ve used all of the re-entry players.  Angus gets another hit for an RBI. Michael Fuller, Nathan, and Camov then follow up with three more RBI hits. I also get a hit but there was no one in scoring position. Josh gets walked and Justin gets his second hit for the day. Luke grounds Justin into a fielders choice and then Piers grounds out to end the innings.

We score 7 runs so now we’re up 14 – 5.

Camov then finished the game of with a three up three down innings.

 

– Steve