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Triumphant Tigers roar

Bacchus Marsh team with medals (Photo - Scott Wentworth ©)

By Greg Tinkler


BM Tigers 7 def Alfredton Eagle 5

It has been 22 years since the last seniors’ flag for the Tigers. At the start of this season the team was promoted to a higher grade (GBA 3s) and with a few players retiring they were concerned they would be struggling to be competitive.

With Bronwyn Gell as head coach this created a supportive learning environment and a friendly club atmosphere which helped to grow the number of players as well as the volunteers supporting the club. This resulted in a strong season with only one loss in the home and away rounds, and now has culminated in a win in the grand final.

The grand final was a tight pitching duel supported with good defence and backed up by excellent batting by the Tigers.

In a nail biting game the lead changed hands several times, finally evening up at five all going into the last innings when the Tigers shut out the Eagles, then added two runs to their score, including a home run by Nathan Gell to finish the winners.

The three Tigers pitchers were Shiori Hoshino, James Early and James Bailey.

Tigers had 10 hits, home run and a triple to Nathan Gell, double and single to Jon Bell, 2 singles to James Early, singles to Chris Dugan, Bronwyn Gell, James Bailey and Thom Shaw.

Bronwyn Gell will be coaching the Werribee women’s team over summer and back to Bacchus Marsh for next winter season.

Anyone interested in baseball, please contact the club on their email, bacchusmarshbaseball@gmail.com