Concord B2 - Round 8 Vs Carlingford Match Report
Round 8, the Comets made the drive up to Murray Farm to play Carlingford. They were coming off a loss to North Ryde and a draw to Macquarie, so Carlingford were eager to get a win and with the same umpire combination that caused us controversy last week, it was sure to be an interesting game.
Carlingford came out strong in the 1st, getting 3 outs in 4 batters, then getting lucky with a safe call at home putting them on the board early. The blown call set the tone for the rest of the game as tempers started to boil.
Anthony proved strong on the mound, channeling his frustration to throw strikes. The pitching was backed up in the field, with Caley ‘I get searched at airports’ Yarnold, making a number of classic 6 - 3 plays 4 of which came in a row. Big Danny made some good catches and would’ve certainly demolished that pole in rightfield had he run into it. Dylan drugged up, pushing through the pain of his crippled knee to make a couple of nice plays at 2nd and even stole a base. Nick and Max showed their dominance in the outfield with a number of catches and continued defence, as well as great hole-finding batting. Our Canadian import Vincenzo did the same with the bat and stood his ground at 1st to help the boys out.
Alex ‘the mad dog circ’ Solano, got a line drive past leftfield which gave him time to round the bases adding to his homerun total for the season... Daniel B is still not sure whether he touched second but we suspect Daniel B is still annoyed over last week's call trhat robbed him of a home run. Alex;s batting performance earned him a number of RBI’s and gave us the edge going into the last couple of innings.
Matt argued with the ump over a ‘non-attempt to move out of the way’ when he got hit by pitch, giving the Carlingford lads something to cheer about. It didn’t last long when one of their own got drilled in the back through the middle of the batters box and was told to stay there because he made ‘no attempt’. A really bewildering call that left everybody including the field umpire scratching their heads and the Carlingford coach made sure the plate umpire heard about it... surprisingly managing to keep himself in the game after a prolonged verbal exchange with the plate umpire.
Joel closed out the game giving up a couple of runs in the last to well placed hits unfortunately, but it wasn’t enough to get Carlingford over the line. Sealing the victory for Concord and making sure we maintained that 1st place position with a 10-6 win.
- Prime time Tony Solano
- Nick, this week’s MVP Hero
- Our runs for stats
- The pole Big Dan decided to not bend in half
- Carlingford’s regular starting pitcher who has been battling fires in Port Macq for several weeks (jokes aside, we really appreciate his fantastic work)
- The 3rd base Alex destroyed
- Matt’s belt
- Joel’s ERA
- Daniel B's batting avg