Rangers beaten by champions

DESPITE having 13 hits to 11, the Sale Rangers lost reigning Latrobe Valley baseball champion Moe-Newborough 21-3 last Sunday.

The Dodgers scored in all but one of the seven innings played, but the Rangers left runners on base in all their offensive innings to waste opportunities.

Luke Halket led the Dodgers with the bat, reaching base five times and scoring each time.

Sale’s Chris Heppleston and Greg Wrigglesworth had multiple hits for the day, but, with strong defence from the Dodgers, were left stranded too often.

The Dodgers scored six runs in the sixth innings and seven in the seventh to end the game.

THREE runs in the final innings gave Morwell an 8-7 win over Sale in B grade.

After Morwell lead for most of the game, the Rangers took the lead in the final inning before the Cougars replied with three runs of their own to snatch the victory.

TRARALGON defeated Churchill 8-1 in the other A grade game.

Damian Goodman pitched well for the Redsox through five innings, only allowing the Braves to score one run in the fifth innings. Brad Adams came on in relief and held the Braves hitless over the final four innings.

Both sides left numerous runners on base but in the end the Redsox extended their dominance to finish with a polished win.

Tom Rynberk had another day out with the bat for the Redsox with doubles in the fourth and fifth and singles in the seventh and eighth.

THIS Sunday, the Sale Rangers will host Traralgon, while Churchill will play Moe-Newborough.