Lower Eyre Peninsula baseball
Indians def Coyotes 12-1
BEN Adams went to the mound for Coyotes and started well, retiring the first two hitters of the game on solid work from Dogs infielders Todd and Jantke.
Lyons picked a walk and advanced to second base after Syvertson ran out a dropped strike out attempt from Howie behind the plate.
Youngster Jake Turner followed up with a base hit to centrefield with Lyons scoring on the play.
Inglis popped up to Adams to end the top of the first innings with only one run scored.
Colby Syvertsen took the mound in the bottom of the first innings for his first A grade start.
Adams grounded out to second baseman Regan for the first out.
Syvertsen then struck out Arnell and Howie in a dominant display to end the innings.
The second innings was over quickly with only Justin Jenkins hitting safely with a hit to right field.
Coyotes were retired in order during the bottom of the second innings with Syvertsen on fire on the mound.
Indians rallied in the third innings to score five runs with safe hits to Syvertsen, Turner, Inglis and Jenkins.
This prompted a Coyotes pitching change with Jantke brought on to steady the ship.
Jantke struck out Ferguson to end the rally and keep the dogs in touch.
Coyotes managed to put their lead-off hitter on base with Tristan Binder smashing a line drive to first baseman Inglis that was too hot to handle cleanly.
A misplaced bunt from coach Jones saw Binder stranded and a double play the result.
Adams popped up to Syvertsen to end the third frame.
Jantke had some trouble finding the strike zone in the fourth innings, allowing two walks and a hit pitch ball.
The Coyotes field rallied around him though and were able to cut down Sheridan and Lyons for the first two outs.
Jantke struck out Inglis to end the fourth innings with no runs scored.
Coyotes picked up their first run of the match in the bottom of the fourth with Howie picking a walk and advancing to third base with some clever base running.
He crossed home plate following a well hit sacrifice fly from Luke Jantke.
Indians put Coyotes to the sword in the fifth innings, scoring six runs on a mixture of safe hits, patient batting and some sloppy field work from the dogs.
Youngster Cohen Dinnison was the star of the innings, hitting safely twice to drive in two runs and score one run himself.
Coyotes were retired in order in the bottom of the fifth with Syvertsen topping off a superb evening with his fifth strikeout to end the game.
Indians: 1 0 5 0 6 12
Coyotes: 0 0 0 1 0 1
Best with the bat: Indians: Justin Jenkins two for two, Colby Syvertsen two for three; Coyotes: no safe hits.
Best in field: Indians: Colby Syvertsen five strikeouts, two put outs, one assist (double play); Coyotes: Luke Jantke four strikeouts, two put outs.
Indians def Coyotes 8-4
Coyotes took to the field first with Tristan Binder leading off proceedings on the pitcher’s plate.
Binder took some time to settle with Sam Bird picking an early walk and scoring the first run of the game following some excellent base running.
Father Andrew and Jenkins also picked walks and scored following a two-base hit from Dennis.
Binder regrouped to strike out Bryant to end the innings.
Colbert led off the Coyotes’ reply by beating out an infield single.
Binder followed his fine pitching with a two-base hit allowing Colbert to score the Dogs’ first run.
Binder scored following a base hit to Luke Jantke who was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double.
Sawyer picked up a base hit but was left stranded after Delaney ground out to pitcher Jenkins for the third out.
Robert McCarthy smashed a line shot to centrefield to start the second innings and scored the only run of the dig following some clever base running.
Coyotes were three up and three down in the bottom of the second with Indians’ pitcher Jenkins finding his mojo.
Indians rallied in the top of the third to score four runs on two hits and two walks with the highlight being a big centrefield home run to Robert McCarthy.
Coyotes responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the third with Tristan Binder and Jantke again hitting safely for two base hits.
With the score at 8-4, Indians set about putting the contest beyond doubt during the fourth innings.
Coyotes traded one Binder for another on the pitcher’s plate, with youngster Callum taking over from Tristan.
Callum Binder threw accurately, allowing only one walk from 11 hitters faced.
Indians took full advantage of some sloppy defence from Coyotes to score nine runs in the innings with Brodie Drewitt and Andrew Bird both smashing home runs to left field.
Time expired soon after the third out and the score reverted back to 8-4 as a result.
Best with the bat: Indians: Robert McCarthy three for three, Ferguson three for four; Coyotes: Tristan Binder, Luke Jantke both two for two.
Best in the field: Indians: Jenkins three strikeouts, one assist; Coyotes: Binder five strikeouts.
Come and try
Children aged between 9-years-old and 16 are invited to attend the league’s final come and try event of the season this Sunday at Ravendale.
The previous two sessions have been successful with an average of 25 youngsters playing trial games based on modified rules.
Coaching and participation are the focus of the sessions with the goal of improving the skills of the participants before the junior season kicks off on Friday, November 24.
The Lower Eyre Peninsula Baseball League is encouraging boys and girls to attend the final session this Sunday at 11am, with trial games getting under way from 11.30am.
More information regarding this Sunday’s session is available by contacting junior coach Jason Regan on 0408 119 570.
The first Sunday games will see Saints v Indians in a top of the table clash at 3pm, while the B grade starts at 1.15pm with Coyotes v Wanderers on the main diamond with each looking for their first win and Saints facing Indians on diamond two in another top two match.