The Georges River Men’s Team are State Champions for the 2nd year in a row defeating Macarthur in the Final of the Open Men’s State Championship.
The River Boys had to do it the hard way finishing 3rd after the rounds they then had to face a strong Cumberland Nepean outfit who had only dropped 1 game in the rounds and beat the Georges River Team in the first game of the weekend 2-1.
Cumberland went down to Georges River 4-1 but held their heads high after their highest placed finish at Open Mens.
The final was exciting with the game seesawing right up until the final batter and proved to be one of the best games seen this year. The Georges River Team held on to win 6 – 5 to take out the title.
1st Georges River
3rd Cumberland Nepean
4th Southern Districts
5th Penrith City
Individual Awards were:
MVP – Hayden Mathews (Southern Districts)
Batting – James Brownlow (Georges River)
Pitching – Nathan Dickinson (Georges River)
The victorious Georges River Teams was:
Callum Beashel, James Brownlow, Mitch Brownlow, Nathan Dickinson, David Fletcher, Lachlan Hay, Jayden Lach, Michael McCoy, Brett Morgan, Alex Peli, Steven Popko, Dale Teasel
Head Coach – Chris Brownlow, Assistant Coach – Troy Lach, Manager – Paul Dickinson, Statistician – Michael Hannelly