Pumas pounce on Frankston

Pitcher Scott Dale played a huge role in Pakenham’s C2 win over Bonbeach. 323469 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS



A1: Defeated Frankston (8-7)

A Grade picked up its first win of the season in a nail-biter against Frankston at home. A two RBI Walk off base hit from Max Hunter sealed the deal after another clutch hit from Daniel Taylor kept us in touch. Club Coach Max Vetter said it was a great team effort.

“The team played really good defence and our pitchers all threw the ball pretty well and the team showed great plate discipline,” Vetter said.

A2: Lost to Frankston (10-1)

No report this week

C1: Defeated Bonbeach (11-10)

It’s not normally a great way to get a win, giving up seven runs in the opening inning, but trying to get some of our pitching options going; that’s exactly what transpired.

Wasting no time, the Pumas got through six hitters before we gave up the first out of our ‘at bat’. Five runs in reply via aggressive base running and a number of hits.

Brad Jones then kept the Braves bats quiet, giving up only one run and two further runs on fielding errors over the next three innings.

The Puma bats were equally quiet, and we entered the fifth trailing 7-10. With time against us, Tim Stockdale led off with a single and made it to second on a wild pitch. Connor got him to three on a ground out, before Brad Jones hit a long ground rule double to score Tim, and was replaced at second by Ray Pal when he likewise hit a ground rule double. A first pitch steal to Ray and a wild throw by the catcher saw Ray score to tie the game. A single over short to Luke Billing, followed by a stolen base, and Jason Rossit had a full count and one out. Billo stole on the next pitch, and Jason hit a ground ball back to the pitcher. The pitcher made the play at first but didn’t see Billo round the corner and continue home. One run victory to remain undefeated. 11-10 #pumasraa

Hits: Ray Pal 3, Brad Jones 2, Luke Billing 2, Junior Simaika, Michael Elijah Tim Stockdale.

C2: Defeated Bonbeach (10-5)

Pumas got on the board in the bottom of the first inning after Angus Peters scored after tagging up, Marc McGregor singled, Brock Edwards walked, and Kyle Peck singled, each scoring one run.

Pumas added to their early lead in the bottom of the second inning after we scored on a passed ball and Scott Dale grounded out, each scoring one run.

A ground out by Brock Edwards, an error, and a single by Connor Mills-Emmerson helped Pumas extend their early lead in the third.

Scott Dale earned the win for Pumas. The starting pitcher surrendered three hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out six and walking none. James Darcy appeared in relief for Pumas throwing well for two innings with two strike outs.

We stole eight bases and turned two double plays in the game.

Marc led the team in the batter’s box with three hits from three at bats which is an awesome achievement in his first ever season of Baseball.

Pumas finished the game 10-5 winners.

D Grade White: Defeated Berwick (10-6)

D Grade had its first win of the season with a tough all-round team effort. We were solid in the field with Garreth Phillips doing a fantastic job behind the dish catching the full game. On offence we batted well, but one bad inning saw us trailing by two runs with 25min remaining. With the game on the line Jakob Harris led us off with a base hit and was driven in by Tyler Whitelaw playing in only his third senior game. Kevin D’Arcy drew a Hit by Pitch before Jake Wanless served one to left field to tie the game. Some more good batting gave us a 10-6 lead before we shut out Berwick at the bottom of the inning to secure the victory. Hits: Craig Willis, Jakob Harris, Kevin D’Arcy, Jake Wanless, James Kinsella RBIs: 2 Kevin D’Arcy, Craig Willis, James Kinsella, Tyler Whitelaw.

D Grade Black and the Women’s team both had a Mother’s Day Bye.


UNDER 12: Lost to Chelsea (3-0)

The four pitchers did a great job with both teams waiting until the last inning to start hitting.

UNDER 14: Defeated Mornington Black (9-3)

Great at bats all around this week. Caity hit a stand-up double and Jai got a nice hit out to right field! Adam pitched three great innings and Logan shut out the game with three-up, three-down in the fourth. Harvey did amazing behind home plate, catching his first full game of baseball! Base running was also on point this week, scoring five runs in the fourth inning to secure the W. Most importantly, everyone had a great time on the field and enjoyed the game!!

UNDER 16: Lost to Frankston Red (15-2)

Pakenham started off the game well with Will on the mound and taking the first two outs with consecutive fly balls to the outfield. We struggled to get the last out as they brought in three runs. We struggled with the bats but had good plate discipline and kids were good on base. Tough day for the boys with Frankston having hot bats.