THE Bendigo Dragons baseball team came out breathing fire to clinch the bronze medal in the 35-plus age division at the Australian Masters Games in Geelong recently.
The Dragons scorched the Mt Gambier Legends 10-0 in the third versus fourth play-off game.
Bendigo won two of its six round games to reach the bronze medal decider and suffered the heartbreak of losing two matches by one run in the last innings against eventual gold medal winners East Coast Slammers and runner-up GG Dodgers.
Bendigo was in with a chance of qualifying for the gold medal match, but went down again in the final innings 4-3 to GG Dodgers in a highly-spirited clash.
The squad of 12 players played eight games to bring home the bronze.