Blue Bloods challenged on Day 5

Blue Bloods challenged on Day 5

The NSW Men had a solid but challenging day 5 at the 2020 U18 Men’s Australian Championship with being held scoreless in one day in more innings than the entire championship thus far.

Victoria took it to the Blues in game 1 and with a home run in the first innings headed the Blues for 3 innings before the boys woke up in the 4th and started to hit. Zane Howarth doubled before Caden Keed and Klay Kilpatrick hit RBIs.

The 5th innings saw NSW pile on 5 runs with a double to Tyler Kelly and a triple to Jeremy Garland and helped by some Victorian errors and wild pitching. Final score was 8 – 1.

In the last game of the day NSW were up against Qld, the first innings was scoreless before Boston Lowe launched one over the fence and a single to Josh Banks to bring in 2 runs. Qld brought in a run in the 2nd.

The 3rd was scoreless for both teams and in the 4th Qld scored a run for a 2 – 2 ball game.

Home Runs to Zane Howarth and Caden Keed in the 5th added another 2 runs for the Blues.

The 6th was a runfest for the Blues with the team piling on 8 runs. A second home run  for the game for Zane Howarth and home runs to Josh Banks and Ethan Field together with hits to Jeremy Garland (double), Caden Keed (double), Tyler Kelly (single) and Hayden Shaw (single) saw the score blow out to 12 – 2 and the conclusion in the bottom of the 6th.

NSW are assured of 1st spot and will finish their 2 games today then  move straight into the final at 7pm on Saturday.

ee the latest results from day five below.

Day 5 Results
ACT 13 d WA 5
NSW 8 d Vic 1
Qld 5 d ACT 1
WA 6 d Vic 3
NSW 12 d Qld 2

Ladder after Day 5
1. NSW 20
2. Qld 14
3. ACT 6
4. WA 6
5. Vic 4

The U18 Men’s round games continue Friday before finals are played between the top three teams in the evening on Saturday (14 December).

Day 6 Schedule AEDST
2:00pm: WA v NSW
2:00pm: ACT v Vic
4:30pm: Qld v Vic
7:00pm: ACT v NSW
7:00pm: WA v Qld

To keep up-to-date with the U18 Men’s National Softball Championships, follow the links below:
– U18 Men’s schedule and results (with links to line-ups, box scores and play-by-plays)
– Softball Australia Facebook page

Livestream will be available on Diamond 1, check out the schedule at softball.org.au.

Keep up to date with all the latest news and information on the Blue Bloods

Website – Softball NSW

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For further information on this event please contact;

Event & Operations Manager-Cathy Kerr via operations@softballnsw.org.au