Late Comeback From Peel Mariners Costs BAL/NC/MOR in Winter League Final

Published Sat 29 Jul 2023

BALCATTA/NORTHCOAST/MORLEY joint team stayed in it until the end, but Peel Mariners pulled away late in a 5-4 victory on Saturday at John Moloney Park to take out the Baseball WA Winter League Final. Peel Mariners were down 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Jack doubled, scoring two runs.

Peel Mariners opened the scoring in the bottom of the first thanks to two ground outs. Peel Mariners first got on the board when Jack grounded out, scoring one run. Peel Mariners added one run in the third after Jack singled.

BAL/NC/MOR took the lead, 4-3, in the top of the fifth thanks to singles by Bone, Italiano, Osborn, and Pike. Fagg opened the game for BAL/NC/MOR. They allowed three hits and three runs over three innings, striking out six and walking one.

Drummond led things off on the bump for Peel Mariners. The right-handed pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out six and walking one. Pike, Italiano, Cox, Osborn, and Bone each collected one hit for BAL/NC/MOR. Pike, Italiano, Osborn, and Bone each drove in one run for BAL/NC/MOR. Italiano stole two bases.

Drummond set the tone at the top of the lineup, leading Peel Mariners with three hits in three at bats. Jack drove the middle of the lineup, leading Peel Mariners with four runs batted in. The shortstop went 2-for-3 on the day. Drummond and Jack each stole multiple bases for Peel Mariners.

Peel Mariners ran wild on the base paths, amassing six stolen bases for the game. Peel Mariners were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Anderson had the most chances in the field with seven.