With our teams having a bye in Round 18, we had our last regular round of the season against Manly. With a washout on the Wednesday night, the home games on Sunday provided very close contests. Under 18's started the weekend with a 2 all draw, and finishing the season in third place. Third grade, needing a win to remain in contention for a finals berth, again ended up with a draw, this time 1 all. Second grade, still in line for a finals spot, had a comprehensive 6-1 win, and finish third. First grade had a very close contest going to extra innings when in the bottom of the tenth, with runners on, a clever substitution put Brendan Johnson at the plate. Amidst cries of "cmon BJ" , he drove one up the middle to score the run for a walk-off win 4 runs to 3. For firsts, a season with 7 losses by a mere one run showed how close the competition really is. The positives, are that they were undefeated since Christmas, including two wins by mercy rule. If only that form was shown earlier in the season .
The Academy team in Div 2 of CSMLB, unfortunately had a 5 runs to 4 loss, meaning they missed the finals by a scrape of boarding house butter !
Congratulations to Under 18's and Second grade for qualifying for finals series.