Bendigo wins winter title

TALENTED: Bendigo's under-16 team.

TALENTED: Bendigo's under-16 team.

BENDIGO'S under-16 representative baseball team has won the division two state winter championships at the weekend. 

The team of 13 competed at the round-robin tournament in Mildura across Saturday and Sunday. 

Sunraysia and Bendigo finished in first and second places after the preliminary rounds and progressed to the main play-off game.  

Bendigo scored two runs in the first innings. 

Pitcher Billy Parsons stood up on the mound and for four innings was able to shut down the batting power of Sunraysia. 

Parsons struck out 10 batters in four innings with only one Sunraysia player managing to get on base.

Sunraysia duo Nick Tregeagle and Mason Clavell were able to control Bendigo's batting line-up over the next five innings.

TALENTED: Bendigo's under-16 team in Mildura. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

TALENTED: Bendigo's under-16 team in Mildura. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Lachlan Jack took over the mound from Parsons and continued to keep Sunraysia's offence scoreless for another five innings.

In the final innings Bendigo stepped up its attack, scoring three runs, bringing their total to five runs for the match. 

Sunraysia managed to score one run in its final innings. 

Bendigo won 5 runs to 1. 

Parsons was awarded Bendigo's Most Valuable player award for his ppitching, batting and fielding efforts across the two-day championships.

Billy Parsons.

Billy Parsons.

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