PADRES MAJOR A GRADE TO PLAY WESTS IN GAME 3
For the second week in a row, Minor Premiers Redcliffe Leagues Padres Baseball Club’s Major A Grade will face a midweek matchup to try and seal a place in the GBL A Grade Grand Final. After dropping last Tuesday night’s decider in the major semi with Windsor Royals by the score of 6-5, the Padres took on Wests in a best of 3 series in the elimination final.
Friday night’s game saw the home team come out on fire at Lawnton and with Rodney Wodson dominating on the hill won the game 9-0. Wodson gave up just 3 hits in his 8 innings of work while in a good team batting performance, Dan Nilsson and Steve Greer led with 2 hits apiece in a convincing win. The side played some great defence and looked forward to Sundays return matchup.
But before a large home crowd, Sunday’s return fixture at Talobilla was a complete reversal on the Friday night’s game. The West’s hitters got off to a hot start and after just 3 innings had raced out to a 9-1 lead. The Padres batters, led by Danny Dunsdon who hit 2 home runs in the match, mounted a comeback in the 6th innings to close the gap, before Wests went up another gear to take the fixture by 18-9. Game 3 in set for Tuesday night at 7:30 at Lawnton, the winner to play Windsor in the grand final, the loser to finish their year.
Major B Grade has ended their season when they lost their midweek fixture 8-3 to Surfers at Beenleigh. The side, who won the Commissioner’s Cup midway through the season, have now been eliminated. Minor Premiers SQBL A Grade, smashed though to the grand final demolishing Indians 18-11 at home. A dominant performance from Josh Barnes on the mound was backed by smart hitting that included a homerun from Dale Jones. They will play Pine Hills next Sunday at Mt. Gravatt. SQBL B Grade was eliminated when beaten by Southern Stars 14-8 at Talobilla. The Padres hitters were kept off balance and could not string their hits together. David West was the best for the beaten side.