The two Forest 4th grade teams faced off today with the Padres taking the victory over the Blue Jays. While it was somewhat a blow out at the end, the game sat in the balance at 8 to 4 after 3 innings.
GameChanger report below
Shaun Thompson Drives in Four to Seal Forest Padres 4th grade ‘s Victory Over Forest Blue Jays. Shaun Thompson was an RBI machine on Sunday, driving in four on three hits to lead Forest Padres 4th grade past Forest Blue Jays 19-4 on Sunday. Thompson drove in runs on a double in the fourth and a triple in the fourth.
Forest Padres 4th grade secured the victory thanks to 11 runs in the fourth inning. Forest Padres 4th grade batters contributing to the big inning included Simon Kotowski, Thompson, Dave Tuckwell, Matt Thomas, Eric Deuxberry, and Kotowski, who all drove in runs. Forest Padres 4th grade opened up scoring in the first inning.
Forest Padres 4th grade put up 11 runs in the fourth inning. Kotowski, Thompson, Tuckwell, Thomas, Deuxberry, and Kotowski all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Deuxberry got the start for Forest Padres 4th grade. He went one and one-third innings, allowing four runs on five hits.
William De Laine was on the hill for Forest Blue Jays. He went two innings, allowing five runs on three hits and striking out four. Adam Greenwood and Peter Edmunds entered the game as relief, throwing one and one-third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
Forest Padres 4th grade had 12 hits in the game. Raf Kontrym, Thompson and Ciaran O’Donnell each racked up multiple hits for Forest Padres. Thompson and Kontrym each collected three hits to lead Padres. Forest Padres stole 17 bases during the game as five players stole more than one. Deuxberry led the way with five. Forest Padres didn’t commit a single error in the field. Kotowski had the most chances in the field with five.
Greenwood went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Forest Blue Jays in hits.
On the heels of the Summer Minor League victory, Forest have continued recent strong results claiming the 2019 Minor League Masters competition.
An 8-4 victory over the previous seasons premiers The Ballers.
Go Forest !!
Congratulations to the Forest Brewers who won the MWML Summer League 1st grade grand final 9-6 over the Redbacks on Saturday. The team created history for the club by becoming the first Forest team to win the Judy Head Memorial Trophy in its 27 year history.
Performances were led by two of our junior coaches, Dean Storey who pitched 5 innings for the win; and Owen Harris who went 3-3 with the bat and took some crucial catches in the outfield.
The team contained a number of current Forest junior coaches, including Storey (U8 Mariners), Harris (LLMi Rockies) , Shawn Elliott (LLMi Rockies), Rhett Dinsdale (LLMi Rockies), Brook Russell (Int League), PJ Patterson (LLMa Diamondbacks), Sean Chivers (LLMi Astros) and John Farrant (U10 Athletics). Commiserations to Ben Logue (coach of Junior League Cubs) who pitched superbly in a losing effort for the Redbacks.
Special mention to Owen Harris who managed the team on top of his President duties for juniors; and Joe Weller who has overseen the growth and development of Forest senior baseball in the last 18 months to become the largest and most successful senior baseball program on the Northern Beaches.
The Brewers will now contest the NSW Champion of Champions event to be held at Aquatic Baseball Park on 30/31st of March against the best Minor League teams from around the State, including Newcastle, Illawarra, Far North Coast, Pacific Coast. Macarthur and Sydney Metro.
Congratulations to all involved.
Congratulatins to the Junior and Senior teams who made finals.
The Forest Brewers have qualified for the Seniors (Open) Summer baseball Grand Final and await the Winner of the elimination final between the Redbacks and Big Dogs.
In Juniors Forest have the following teams in Finals action:
Under 9 Tee Ball – Forest Diamonbacks
LL Minor – Forest Giants and Forest Astros
LL Major – Forest Diamondbacks
Senior League – Forest Rays
Full Junior finals draw attached – See you at Rat Park!!
Thanks to all teams who played this season and represented the mighty Forest Baseball Club!! #BleedGreen
All games scheduled at Aquatic and Bicentennial/Flat Rock for today (Feb 2) have been cancelled due to the grounds being unfit for play due to wet weather. Abbott road grounds at Curl Curl remain open and scheduled games there are to proceed. Awaiting news on Rat Park.