Play heating up at Blacktown for the U19 Men’s and U15 Boys’ Championships

Play heating up at Blacktown for the U19 Men’s and U15 Boys’ Championships

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.