The NSW team came out on day 2 determined to continue where they left off on day 1.
Facing ACT in the 2pm game the Blue Bloods only needed 3 innings to take the game. Batting through the line up in the first innings and scoring 6 runs thanks to some hits to Jack Besgrove, Caden Keed and Jeremy Garland with a home run to Boston Lowe. Batting through the lineup was repeated in the 2nd innings with 3 big home runs to Josh Banks, Jeremy Garland and Jack Besgrove in addition to hits from Zac Roberts, Zane Howarth and Blake Becquet added another 10 runs to the score.
Strong pitching from Jeremy Garland allowing only 2 hits from 12 batters with 7 K2s finished the game at the bottom of the 3rd.
Game 2 was the 7pm game against Queensland and once again the Blues got off to a strong start in the 1st innings scoring 1 run in the bottom with hits from Boston Lowe and Hayden Shaw.
The boys were scoreless in the 2nd but with a Jeremy Garland Home Run leading off the innings in the 3rd and hits to Ethan Field and Hayden Shaw saw the lead go to 3 – 0.
Another scoreless inning in the 4th but in the 5th Jeremy Garland double led off the inning then a Tyler Kelly bomb added 2 more runs. Queensland managed to peg back a run in the top of the 6th but the bottom of the innings saw a Zac Roberts home run, some great team hitting and a Jeremy Garland double to finish the game in 6 innings 8 runs to 1.
NSW sit atop of the ladder after the 1st round and are keen to hit the diamond for Day 3
Ladder after Day 2
1. NSW 8
2. Qld 6
3. ACT 4
4. WA 2
5. Vic 0
2:00pm: Qld v ACT
2:00pm: NSW v Vic
4:30pm: NSW v WA
7:00pm: WA v Qld
7:00pm: ACT v Vic
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– U18 Men’s schedule and results (with links to line-ups, box scores and play-by-plays)
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