Eagles Under 17 Mid-season Wrap (at 9 December 2018)

Ollie (#43) is our left-armed pitcher and he usually opens the game. Ollie has the lowest ERA of the seven players who have stepped on the mound to date. He has been faced by 105 batters and has 21 strikeouts in the bag, with Rohan just in front of him on 23. Ollie was missed when he went away on school camp (school camps are henceforth banned).

Eli (#53) is batting 250 and has 3 RBI. We only had 8 players the week Eli went off on a cruise because Ollie happened to also be away on school camp (all cruises are henceforth banned).

Brad (#24) is leading the team’s RBI with 7 in his tally, and he is playing in his first season of senior baseball on Saturday afternoons. His batting average is higher in 4th Grade than Under 17 at the moment. What does that mean, Brad?

Cam (#3) is one of only 4 players that have been available for every game played to date, so he gets bonus points for reliability. In our second game against the Indians, Cam was the only Eagle player who got a safe hit too.

Antony (#5) will be on the DL for several weeks having managed to tear some growth plate from the elbow of his throwing arm. Antony played in the first three games before his injury, collecting 3 assists and 5 putouts. We hope you heal quickly Antony (all injuries are henceforth banned).

Rohan (#39) has the team’s highest batting average and a combined on-base plus slugging percentage of 1.292. He might keep batting in the four or five hole for a while yet. Rohan is having his first season playing seniors and he pitched the Eagles 4th Grade team to their first win yesterday.

Hamish is the Eagles’ dependable 13 year-old who backs up the Under 17 team when needed. Hamish has played in half of the Under 17 games to date. His spray chart tells the story of solid at bats (all hard ground balls) that would have gone deep into left field for easy stand-up doubles in the Under 15 competition. Sadly, the Under 17 opposition have in fielders that play 1st Grade on Sundays. Stop hitting it to the 1st Grade players Hamish – hit it where they aint!

Jayden (#41) is new to Eagles this season. He took a great catch in left field against Rebels yesterday and thankfully has missed one game only due to injury so far. For the record, Jayden, injuries are banned.

Jaydon (#35) is solidifying his position as second baseman, currently fielding 1.000 with 6 assists and 8 putouts. Hamish is the only other fielder in the line-up with no errors against his name to date. Jaydon has also put on the catching gear for 3.1 innings so far, providing a valuable back-up so coaches can call on an extra relief pitcher (AKA Ryan) when required.

Ryan (#48) leads the team in runs scored and stolen bases, which is why he typically opens the batting. Ryan has done most of the heavy lifting as catcher to date, having caught 20 innings already this season. He is now playing seniors for Eagles on Sundays too. Please don’t get injured, Ryan.

Oscar (#20) is new to Eagles and joined the club in the 4th game of the season. Oscar’s arrival was fortuitously timed to replace the injured Antony. Oscar has the second highest on base percentage in the team after only 5 games, and that has seen him climb up the batting order. He is a strong infielder and catcher too, so is a valued new addition to the Club — thanks for joining Eagles, Oscar.

Steven (Coach) has popped a rib, so apparently he did not read the memo that said injuries are not allowed.

Boomer (Coach) has been AWOL for the last two weeks and we don’t know what his story is.

Ed (Coach) arrived on time yesterday AND he was at the correct field to boot!

Michelle FRASER Under 17 & 4th Grade Scorer, 9 December 2018

Posted in U17

U15’s match report – 22nd Dec 2018

Eagles U15’s let the game slip away in a to-and-fro game against the Indians, going down 11-6.

Highlights with the bat were Aran, who continues to excel stepping up from U13’s, going 2 for 2 with a walk and 3 stolen bases, and Jake who went 2 from 3 with 3 stolen bases.

Some sound in-fielding backed Hamish on the mound, who kept the Eagles in the game with a strong 4 innings pitched in relief, but in the end poor base running and impatience in the batters box cost the team the chance to take the win.

A well deserved Christmas break ahead, and then back to it for our charge to the finals.

Go Eagles!

Posted in U15

U17 game moved from Saturday to this Thursday

The schedule match for the Under 17s (Senior League) between Eagles V Rebels for Saturday the 22nd December 2018 has been rescheduled for Thursday night 20th Dec 2018 at Kambah.

Brett, the team manager, will be in contact via email to the team.

Ps. This means that Seniors training will be limited to batting cage for those that are still keen.

U15’s Match Report – 12th Dec 2018

U15’s winning streak extends to three with a 14-9 win over the Indians.

Star of the game was Connor, going 2 from 3 with a walk, a triple and a 2R home run! He was ably supported by George, who went 3 from 4 with 2 singles and a double, 2RBI’s and 2 runs.

Regan continues to show improvement, running down everything in the outfield. Harry was solid at first, combining with Hamish for a nice pick off. Jake played well at short and filled in nicely at catcher. Liam looked comfortable in the infield, drew 3 walks at the plate, stole 2 bases and reached base 4 out of 4 plate appearances. Toby is continuing to improve in the batters box, and had some really good at-bats. Hamish scored 4 runs, stole 7 bases and closed out the game with a solid performance on the mound.

We have a bye this week, before closing out the first half at home against the Indians on the 22nd.

Go Birds!

Posted in U15

U9 Match report 8th Dec 2018

Eagles putting it all together
We’ve never been short of hits and runs and today was no different. But what was the most pleasing to see today was the progress we’re making in defence/fielding. For the first time this season we retired the opposition in all 3 innings by getting the 3 outs. Oliver lead the way in the 1st inning by looking like a genuine catcher, crouched down, gloving strikes like nobody’s business. Fantastic effort Ollie. He was followed by Austin and Knox who know the job is to stop the ball by any means possible. Use the helmet, sit on it, Put your butt in front of it. Whatever it takes. Strong efforts guys. We nearly secured our first 3 up 3 down inning in the 1st with Chase solid as a rock at 1st taking it cleanly from Hamish and Austin’s throws for the outs. Caity was next at 1st base and she took 2 outs of her own in similar style, even fielding a shot down the 1st baseline that looked like it was going foul before she snapped it up.  We’re starting to play some real baseball which is brilliant.
Every batter registered hits today and moved the runners around perfectly. Hamish crushed his first of 2 home runs in the 1st inning bringing in 3 runs and then cleared the bases in the 2nd inning with our first GRAND SLAM!!!! Seeing it like beach balls from the machine Hamish ripped a shot through Left Field that saw all runners score and Hamish over home plate before the ball was even fielded. Great hitting Hamish.
Great also to have Clark back with us and showed he has lost no skills in his time off.
Posted in U9

Junior League match report 8th Dec 2018

Back to back wins for our Eagles Junior League team.

Eagles took advantage of the Bears last minute pitching change due to injury in warm-up, winning 20-9.

We weren’t going to mention the pitchers this week but George’s control on the mound, pitching to the 2nd place bears, was outstanding. George had heat on his fast balls, perfect selection of pitches and had 10 first pitch strikes in the 2 innings that he pitched.

Hamish had a great game with the bat going 3 for 3 + a walk, 4 runs, 5 stolen bases and 4 rbis.

Mr Consistent, Julian, continues getting on base as our lead off and threw a bullet from the 3rd to get the runner out at 1st .

We welcomed back Harry from injury who executed 2 perfect bunts and was solid at 1st base.

Jake is safe under the high fly balls and continues to the move the runners around the bases.

Connor, Tobey, Regan, Aran & Liam were patient in the batters box against the Bear’s new pitchers, making base, stealing bases and scoring runs.

Thanks to Aran, Liam and their families for coming to u15s before racing back to Narrabundah for 13s.

We take on Indians mid week before our bye next Saturday.

Go Eagles!

Posted in U15