By Greg Tinkler
Results – Round 12
BM Tigers 15 def Guild All Stars 2
The last two rounds without head coach Bronwyn Gell resulted in drawn games, but with Bronwyn back from Indonesia BM Tigers were looking for a strong win to cement their place on top of the ladder ready for the run up to the finals.
A drizzly day in Geelong provided a very wet and slippery game day, particularly for the pitchers. By the end of the game the pitching mound had been reduced to a muddy bump.
BM Tigers were first to bat with Nat Gell leading off with a walk, then stealing from first base to third base, then getting home on an overthrow by the catcher, setting the scene for a game with lots of good strong base running.
Guild struggled against the Tigers pitching battery, which started with James Early, who pitched three innings, only allowing one run to be scored from 55 pitches, and finished with James Bailey pitching for the final two innings, also only allowing one run to be scored from 33 pitches.
In the second innings BM Tigers recorded the maximum allowed runs in a single innings of 10 runs then continued to dominate throughout the game.
All BM Tigers players got on base at least once, with almost every player getting at least one hit. They also put up a solid defence in the field, coping well in the wet conditions.
This Saturday – BM Tigers will be playing second on the ladder Alfredton, in Ballarat.