The Hastings baseball grand final 2018 drew a large crowd to witness two top games of baseball.
Blackbutt Park in Wauchope echoed with excitement during the B Grade game. Hastings River Pirates jumped to an early lead which they kept till the fifth innings.
Wauchope Giants, sensing defeat as time ticked away, kicked into overdrive, scoring four runs to win the game 11 runs to Pirates 10.
Pitching for Giants Peter McFarlane 3 Innings 12 hits 4 walks. Justin Willingham 2 Innings 2 Hits 2 strikeouts 2 walks.
Batting Giants Justin Willingham 3 hits from 3 at bat. Mark Glover (3) Mick Gough, Josh Leicht (2) Rod Powell, Dave Smith, Troy Durose all hit safe.
On Pirates page Lachlan Barnes pitched a brilliant game 4.2 Innings 12 hits 5 K 6 walks. This went a long way to earning him the MVP of the Grand final.
A grade Hastings River Pirates went into the game as favourites. The game progressed fairly evenly till the sixth innings, when Giants hit up a storm scoring 9 runs to advance the score to Giants 16 Pirates 6.
Bailey Smith Pitched for Giants 6 innings 9 hits 6 k 6 walks.
Batting Giants Adam Pelley, Greg McPhee, Adrian Sippel, Michael Pelley with three hits a piece. Ben Hanington, David George, Luke Hawkes two each and Bailey Smith also hitting safe.
Adam Pelley was awarded Player of the A Grand final.
Pirates pitcher Gavin Carney 6 innings 19 hits 1 K 3 walks
Batting for Pirates Brett Dubar hit 3 from three at bat. Gavin Carney, Damien Gregson two each. Paul Matheson, Andrew Campbell, Sam Hutchinson all hit safe.
Next event on the Hastings Baseball agenda will be Annual General Meeting to be held at Wauchope RSL at 7pm on September 20.