The opening day of the Under 14 State Championships has come to a close at Mill Park.
The conditions on the diamond were damp due to constant drizzle across the day, which caused some havoc for the pitchers – but all fixture games went ahead.
In the Boys Cup, ladder leaders Sunshine/Werribee were aggressive with their base running – which was the catalyst for their three dominant victories. Rhylie Witenden hit an in diamond home run in the side’s 18 – 3 win over Northern District.
The battle for second place will be tight come Sunday afternoon, with Sunbury, Northern District and Dandenong/Waverley all sitting on two wins. Leaving the race to the grand final very much up for grabs.
In the highlight of day one, the Sunbury boys’ made a triple play in their match up with Knox/Frankston in the bottom of the third, to close out the game.
Ladder leaders Waverley have made an early charge in the Girls Cup, rounding out the day with three strong wins.
Casey trails in second place, followed by Northern District/Sunshine in third – both teams notched up two wins on Saturday.
Remaining in the hunt is Sunbury/GEMSA and Albury Wodonga who fought the wet conditions to secure one win apiece.
Each team will play out their remaining two fixture games on Sunday, with the top two teams at the end of the fixture rounds facing off in the respective boys’ and girls’ grand finals on Sunday afternoon.
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