The Kambah Eagles u17 team opened up the season against the strong u17 Woden Rebels on Saturday at the North Curtin playing grounds. The Eagles started strong in the first inning with Antony Lee stealing second and third base. Rohan McDonough following this up with a base hit to right field, scoring the first run of the season. In the bottom of the first Rohan took the mound as the Eagles opening day starter. He was unfortunately hurt by a tight strike zone leading to a few walks. Along with timely hitting, the Rebels were able to score several runs to take the lead. The lefty Ollie Hansen came on to get out the jam and stop any further damage. Solid pitching by Ollie again in the 2nd and 3rd was spoiled by tight calls and good hitting by the Rebels. The Eagles were able to strike again in the 3rd when Ryan Oshyer stole second and scored on a hit by Eli hunter. Without being able to plate any more runs the Eagles were too far behind when a storm rolled into Canberra. The game was called in the 3rd inning due to thunder, lightning, and rain.
Regardless of the finish, it was a fun and exciting day of baseball in Canberra for the Eagles. The boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to the rest of the season. The Eagles 1st grade American imports, who are coaching the u17s, saw heaps of talent from the boys and anticipate a very successful season moving on. A big thanks to Hamish McGuire for being our backup player after pitching for the u15s.