Tough day out for U17, Dirty Reds

Temuka Red Hawks father and son duo Nick and Jackson Marriott combined well as pitcher and catcher conceded only one run when they played the U17 Development team this week.

Batting first, the Red Hawks scored eight runs and it was always going to be a difficult task for the U17 team.

Ben Hunter Brady made base after being hit by a wild pitch and although Cooper White and Jesse Johnson put down two good bunts it was not enough to score any runs.

Tony George started off the batting for Red Hawks in the second inning and a home run to Regan Thomas scored two runs. A string of hits by the Red Hawks batters saw them add six runs bringing their total to 14.

Cooper White hit a home run to right outfield to score the U17s only run. The final score was 16-1 to Temuka Red Hawks.

Top batters for Temuka Red Hawks were Jack Marriott and Bella Eckhold. Cooper was top batter for U17 Development.

It is always a battle when team mates play each other and Zingari Dirty Pirates took the upper hand early when they played Zingari Dirty Reds, scoring five runs in the first inning and a further eight in the second, including a home run to Lucas Mullings.

At the bottom of the second inning Amelio Page hit a home run to put a run on the board for the Dirty Reds.

The final score was 17-2 to Zingari Dirty Pirates.

Rikki Minchington was Zingari Dirty Pirates’ top batter with three safe hits from three turns at bat.

Other results. Under 9: Zingari Cobras 7, Timaru South 0; Point Penguins 20, Temuka Falcons 20. Under 12: Point Pumas 10, Temuka Blue Jays 0. Under 15: Temuka Cardinals 14, Zingari Wildcats 14; Point Pythons 9, Geraldine Eagles 9. Seniors: Temuka Black Hawks 14, Parkside Ram Raiders 7; Steelers 13, Point Geraldine Panthers 8. — Keri Murphy, secretary South Canterbury Softball