The Redbacks AGM will be held on Thu 16th Feb at 8pm at the Forest Glade clubhouse.
We want to keep the AGM short this year and aim to fini...
Redbacks AGM 2017
January 16, 2017
Deja vu for Redbacks v Mammoths 05 June 2016
June 8, 2016
Deja vu for Redbacks v Mammoths
These 2 met in the opening games of the season and a split ensued. Today was a very similar repeat with similar scoring.
Game 1 – Redbacks 3-1 Mammoths
Redbacks started the ever improving pitcher Scott Brampton and the Mammoths, sporting 2 x NBL pitchers for the tie, started young Eli Hackney-Rose. The mammoths took a 1 run lead in the 1st after a lead off walk by Wampler followed by an RBI double from Cavanagh. Redbacks couldn’t respond and it then became a pitching duel with great fielding from both sides. the 0-1 score stayed that way till the bottom 5th when the young Hackney Rose let the slim lead go with Armando Guzman singling, a walk, and then Dimitar Markov driving in the run. 1-1 top of the 6th and Brampton does a 3 up 3 down inning with 2 strike outs. Mammoths changed their pitcher for Brian Dearing and Redbacks capitalised. Stuart Harper-Horn immediately singled, followed by Scott Brampton. Stuart advanced to 3rd on a fielders choice to 2nd base after super sub Adam Commons smashed a ball to the shortstop. The leading run was hit in by Kenny Mackenzie and Adam advanced to 3rd on the throw. An insurance run was added by Adam with a wild pitch. Mammoths didn’t go down without a fight. Bottom 7 and with a man on and 2 out it all got a bit squeeky bum as Brampton walked 2 to load the bases. One good hit could have killed the game, but the hit was a pop up to 1st base.
Game 2 – Redbacks 0-11
Mammoths had brought Maxwell Tyler to the mound and Arno Hardeveld who had not been available for 4 weeks started for the Redbacks. This time the Mammoths got away very quickly plating 4 runs in the first and 1 in each of the next two innings. Redbacks could not respond. It settled down for a few inning before another 3 runs came the Mammoths way. James Cain and Stuart Harper-Horn combined to finish the last inning with another 2 runs given up. Redbacks had 6 hits over the game but never in succession to do any damage. Maxwell Tyler struck out 15 and only issued 1 walk. Michael Anunobi smashed 2 monstrous homers for the Mammoths with Yves Schwarzbart adding another.
Game 1 was simply amazing to watch as both teams were at their best defensively. Scott has continued to improve on the mound and this outing proves he will be a great pitcher. I feel for Arno, as the scoreline is a little harsh compared to how he pitched. It was a good effort but the Mammoths just woke their bats for game 2. Considering we faced 2 x NBL pitchers today, I consider it a success to get a win out of the weekend. We have shown what we are capable of. The Mammoths as always are a nice bunch to play against.