The temperature is nearing 40C at Blacktown International Sportspark, a far cry from the torrential downpour experienced in the Championship opener earlier this month.
After 4 days of play at the U19 Men’s National and U15 Boys’ Regional Championships, host NSW remains the only undefeated team with an 8-0 record sitting comfortable on top of the ladder. ACT is in second place with a 6-2 record followed by Qld and then Victoria (click here for complete Ladder).
NSW flexed its muscles on Day 3 defeating Tas 9-4 and smashing WA 15-5.
Blake Bell hit a 3-5 homer, and went 2-4 to lead NSW to the win. On Day 4, Henry Goth hit a lead-off homer and NSW went on to score 9 in the 1st inning to beat Qld 14-3. Izack Rossi went 2-4 with a 2-run homer for NSW and later in the day, NSW defeated Victoria 14-8 for their eighth straight win. Hayden Little led the way going 2-3 with two 2-run home-runs. Nicholas Sheedy hit a 3-run homer for Victoria.
ACT has also shown plenty of offense defeating WA 15-5 with Kyle Johnson smashing two 2-run homers and Josh McGovern going 3-5 with 3 RBI. Jack Burt hit a home run for WA,
For all the scores and play-by-plays click here.
U19 Men’s Championship – live streaming
The play-off round starts Friday at 2:00pm. All play-off games and the Championship final (to be played at 4:00pm on Saturday) will be steamed live on YouTube.
The U15 Boys have all played 8 games with Qld Storm in first place with 7-1 record while there is a battle for second place with NSW Metro Orange holding a 4-3-1 record and Qld Thunder 4-4. Each team has four games remaining with the play-offs starting Friday at 2:00pm and the final at 2:00pm on Saturday.