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League fixtures and reports

Tigers
DateOpponentPitchH/AScore
May 4Outlaws7HW. 11-5
May 11 Drizzle 6AW. 18-17
May 18 Restn/an/an/a
May 25 Storm 8HW. 23-22
June 1 Rippers 8AW. 21-2
June 8 Bats 7AL. 2-17
June 15 Pirates 6HW. 21-15
June 22 Drizzle 8HW. 17-11
June 29 Outlaws 8AL. 7-8
July 6 Restn/an/an/a
July 13 Storm 7AL. 6-12
July 20 Bats 6HL. 14-20
July 27 Pirates 7AW. 9-5
August 3 Rippers 7HW. 29-14
August 10Outlaws8AL. 5-20
August 17Storm8?W. 20-0
August 24Bats7?L. 9-15

All games at Parrs Wood

24/08/17 Bats

We put in a good performance in our last game of the season but it wasn't quite enough to get the win against an impressive Bats team. We knew that the game wouldn't affect our league position whoever won so we took the opportunity to give all the squad some playing time. We kept things tight until the bottom of the 5th when a 7 run inning gave the Bats some breathing room.

Batting star was JD who batted 1000 (3 for 3) and also hit 2 Home Runs. Alyssa led the way for the women going 2 for 3. In the field there were lots of encouraging performances including Mike who produced his best pitching performance yet, Alyssa who took some nice catches in left field, TK who looked good at both 1st and 2nd, and Dan and JD who both made some nice plays at short and 3rd.

Everyone else also played well in a performance that bodes well for next season. Lots of sugar-filled food was consumed, Aimee the hound enjoyed running around (and finally managed to get to grips with Sandra's coat at the end of the game) and a jolly time was had by all.

Tigers 0 2 0 2 1 3 1 9
Bats 2 1 2 3 7 0 X 15

MVPs

JD Alyssa

17/08/17 Storm

Won by forfeit as Storm were unable to raise a team.

10/08/17 Outlaws

A night to forget for the Tigers on International Lion Day as we put in a very tired looking performance after our exertions over the weekend. In the field multiple errors let the Outlaws rack up the runs and at the plate we were equally off the pace.

There were a few bright spots amongst the gloom, Sandra put in a decent performance at 2nd, Steve Beddows pitched well and JD made a fine play to get a force out on 2nd with a pin point throw from the outfield. At the plate Emma went 3 for 3 and Mike, Sandra and Rob also batted 1000.

Tigers 0 1 1 3 0 5
Outlaws 7 7 2 1 3 20

MVPs

JD Sandra

03/08/17 Rippers

We produced a wobbly start against an under strength Rippers team that played with great spirit but we settled down after that and won comfortably in the end. 12-4 down half way through the 4th we put in an efficient batting performance after that that allowed us to record a mercy rule win in 6 innings.

Home Run hero was Dan who was also the OBP king, batting 5 for 5. He was closely followed by Tony, Jackie, TK and Sully who all went 4 for 5. Everyone in the line-up got on base at least 3 times.

In the field Dan impressed at short stop, Dave pitched a strong game, Jackie put in another impressive performance at 1st, Sandra took a nice catch in right and Rob made another nice grab in centre field.

Rippers 7 0 0 5 2 0 14
Tigers 2 0 2 8 8 9 29

MVPs

Dan Sandra

27/07/17 Pirates

A really good team performance against a dangerous Pirates line up that was strengthened by a couple of Mavericks. International call ups meant that we were without the Downes boys but we showed that we have the strength in depth to win games without them. ? We were defensively strong throughout and in the later stages the bats came to life as we built a winning lead.

Michael was the Home Run hero with a spectacular 3 run effort in the 3d inning. OBP leaders were TK, Alyssa and Steve who all went 3 for 4, with Alyssa in particular hitting the ball with real power. Caroline also deserves a special mention for the enormous 2 out double that she hit in the 6th.

In the field Mike had his best ever game at shortstop and Alyssa was awesome in left field. All the other outfielders took good catches. Jackie had another strong game at 1st, Tony caught a screaming line drive at 3rd, TK did sterling work at 2nd and Caroline took a nice catch on a pop up at catcher.

Tigers 0 0 3 0 0 4 2 9
Pirates 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 5

MVPs

Mike Alyssa

20/07/17 Bats

We coughed up an early lead, came back to tie after 3, then were on the wrong end of another big inning, one which we never really recovered from. Overall we played much better than we did the week before, we scored some runs and there were some real highlights in the field, but in the end the greater experience of the Bats team showed through and we didn't quite do enough to get the win.

Home run heroes were Dan and Mike. OBP leader was Tony who batted 1000 (4 for 4). Base running star was Mike with two memorable charges round the bases. In the field Jackie played really well on first and jet setter Dan returned at short stop and made some nice plays.

Bats 6 3 0 9 1 1 0 20
Tigers 0 8 1 0 4 1 0 14

MVPs

Dan TK

13/07/17 Storm

Storm took an early lead and we never managed to get back on even terms. We did a decent job in the field but just never really got going at the plate.

One person who didn't have any batting problems was Alyssa who hit a triple as well as her first Home Run of the season, being robbed of a 3rd base hit only by a really nice low catch by the short stop. Alyssa also topped the OBP stats, together with Michael and Sully, all 3 of them going 2 for 3. Unfortunately as a team we only went 11 for 31, not a recipe for success.

In the field Dave pitched well, Jackie did a nice job at first and the rest of the infield also looked tidy. Rob, Steve and Tony all took good outfield catches and Alyssa did a fine job in left field. Overall our fielding performance was fine, we just didn't score the runs we needed to be competitive.

Tigers 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
Storm 6 0 3 0 1 2 X 12

MVPs

Mike Alyssa

29/06/17 Outlaws

A tight, well-played good natured game, in which we didn't quite bat well enough to get the win. The Outlaws took an early lead but with our defence looking good they failed to build on it whilst we clawed our way back into contention and tied things up half way through the 6th. We never managed to get a lead of our own though and paid the price in the bottom of the 7th with the winning run coming home with 1 out.

Home Run hero was Michael with a 2 run effort in the top of the 4th. OBP leaders were JD and Rob who each went 3 for 3. Tony also batted 1000 recording a pinch hit double in the top of the 7th.

In the field Dave pitched well again, TK looked good on 2 and Sandra did a fine job on 1st on her return to infield duties. Michael and JD both showed impressive range in taking catches off pop ups. Sully played his first game of the season and Alyssa made a welcome return to the pitch after the end of her college course.

Tigers 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 7
Outlaws 1 2 0 4 0 0 1 8

MVPs

Dave TK

22/06/17 Drizzle

A game of two halves, Drizzle took a big lead half way through the 3rd but after that we came roaring back and won going away, only allowing 2 further runs in the last 4 innings whilst scoring consistently ourselves.

OBP leaders were Dan and Dave who each batted 1000. Home Run hero was Michael with TK having to settle for another triple as she again came oh so close to breaking her duck.

In the field Dave pitched well on his return from injury. TK and Jackie both looked good as they took turns on 1st. Michael looked very good at 3rd after moving there mid game. Sandra and Caroline both took nice outfield catches.

Drizzle 2 4 3 0 1 0 1 11
Tigers 2 1 3 4 3 4 X 17

MVPs

Mike TK

15/06/17 Pirates

We took a big early lead in this game, but the hard hitting Pirates came back well in the top of the 3rd and whilst we never lost the lead we could never really relax until the last out was recorded. The pirates hit half a dozen Home Runs to our two but our patience at the plate and willingness to take a walk won us the game.

People up and down the order got on base and whilst no one was perfect at the plate Tony, Emma, TK, Rob and guest Steve B. all went 4 for 5. The Home Run heroes were Dan and Michael with 1 apiece.

In the field Steve pitched well. Dan took some impressive catches at short. TK played well on 1st and Michael put in a fine performance in the outfield, though he picked up a rather large bruise along the way !

Pirates 0 0 6 2 4 0 3 15
Tigers 4 8 2 3 3 1 X 21

MVPs

Dan TK

08/06/17 Bats

All good things come to an end and after 4 wins on the bounce at the start of the season we finally tasted defeat in game 5 against an experienced and efficient Bats team. We didn't do a bad job in the field but we struggled when batting, we didn't get enough runners on base and didn't get the hits to drive in the base runners we did get.

In the field, despite a few forced errors, we performed reasonably effectively as a team. Highlights included a couple of nice catches from JD at shortstop and some good work by Rob in left field.

OBP leaders were Dan (3 for 3) and Michael (2 for 2) who each batted 1000. Home Run hero was Dan with 2 solo dingers.

Along the way we chalked up a couple of firsts, Michael showed promise in his league pitching debut when he came on in relief, and Jen took to the field for the first time in what was her 3rd league appearance.

Tigers 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Bats 0 6 1 3 3 4 17

MVPs

Dan Emma

01/06/17 Rippers

An efficient performance against a Rippers side that never really got going until the 6th inning. Alyssa and JD made their first league appearances of the season and it was good to see them in action at last. Guest Steve Beddows pitched as Dave was out with a knee injury.

OBP leaders were JD and Caroline who each went 4 for 4 at the plate. Home Run Heroes were Dan and JD with 1 apiece. Everyone else got on base at least once and there were strong performances up and down the order.

Steve B. pitched really well and was perhaps unlucky to miss out on recording a shutout to go with the W. Michael looked good on 3rd, Alyssa took a couple of nice catches in left including the catch 'em out throw 'em out double play that ended the game. Rob took a good running catch in centre left and everyone else contributed to a good defensive display.

Tigers 3 1 4 4 2 7 21
Rippers 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

MVPs

Dan TK

25/05/17 Storm

A high scoring, and fluctuating game, we were ahead for most of it but could never rest easy until the final run was scored on Michael's walk off Home Run. We conceded 6 Home Runs and only scored 3 of our own but a disciplined batting performance allowed us to keep getting on base and driving the runs in. We again had people playing out of position and players who were playing injured but we just did enough to secure the win.

TK (6 for 6), Michael (6 for 6) and Dave (5 for 5) were perfect at the plate, all batting 1000. Home Run heroes were Michael with 2 and Dan with 1. We struggled a bit at times in the outfield against a strong Storm batting line up but we kept our heads up and kept plugging away through the game. Dave pitched well, Dan was good at short and TK defied her bad back to put in a strong performance at 1st.

Storm 3 4 3 2 2 3 4 22
Tigers 5 5 0 5 6 0 2 23

MVPs

Dave TK

11/05/17 Drizzle

Week 2 of the league season and a slightly makeshift and battered Tigers team secured a hard fought victory against a Drizzle side who were unlucky to come out on the wrong end of a see saw game. We took a big lead early on, gave it away, fell behind, snuck back into the lead and just held on at the end with a fine catch by new girl Jackie at 3rd giving us the victory.

OBP leader was Dan who went 5 for 5, with Tony and Michael (each 4 for 5) close behind. Home Run Heroes were Michael, with 2, and Annie with her first ever homer. In the field, Jackie played well at 3rd, Emma was solid at 1st, Michael was the standout in the outfield and Dave pitched a good game.

Steve deserves a special mention for playing when he really wasn't fit, and other people went out and did a fine job in unfamiliar positions. We have done it tough on the injury front so far this season but with a rest week coming up we may have more bodies back on board before we play again.

Tigers 5 4 0 1 2 4 2 18
Drizzle 0 0 8 5 0 1 3 17

MVPs

Michael Jackie

04/05/17 Outlaws

We recorded a fine win to start our 2017 league season in a tight game played in an excellent spirit. The Outlaws were in the lead for the first half of the game, but we shut them out for the last four innings whilst gradually accumulating runs ourselves. Injuries and work commitments meant we had to use 2 guest players, the first guests we have included in the lineup since 2015, both Jonny and Jade played a full part in our victory but there were lots of other fine performances up and down the lineup.

In the field Dan was excellent at short stop, Michael impressed at 3. Dave pitched well, Emma recorded a large number of outs at 2nd and Sandra and Caroline both recorded important outs in the outfield. Annie took a nice catch on a pop up, and paid the price as she was cleaned out (accidentally) by the base runner. Guest Jade was impressive on 1st and Jonny Huck recorded an impressive sliding catch in right field.

OBP leaders were Dan and Rob, both 3 for 3, with Emma close behind, unfortunate to only go 2 for 3. Home Run Hero was Jonny with 2 homers, including a Grand Slam in the 4th that gave us the lead we held for the rest of the game.

Jennie made her debut for the team and had a successful time, getting her first hit and also scoring a run !

Outlaws 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Tigers 2 0 1 5 0 3 X 11

MVPs

Dan Emma
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