Scots a victory away from A-grade title

YOUNG STAR: Lachlan Jack represented Australia at this year's under-15 World Cup in Mexico and has played a key role in Scots' pursuit of A-grade premiership glory. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

YOUNG STAR: Lachlan Jack represented Australia at this year's under-15 World Cup in Mexico and has played a key role in Scots' pursuit of A-grade premiership glory. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

SCOTS won the opening game of the Bendigo Baseball Association's A-grade grand finals series against Falcons.

In a superb pitching performance, Falcons' Aaron Petri did not concede a run over five innings as the best-of-three series began.

Petri led the game off with a single and scored on a wild throw, but it took until the fourth inning before a second run was added.

Caleb Fox led the inning off with a base hit before a sacrifice bunt by Ash Wilkie moved him across to second. A wild throw put Fox to third base before a sacrifice fly by Aaron Petri put Scots up two-nil.

David Moloney and Glenn Farrell led off the fifth inning with back to back walks, before young Lachlan Jack moved them both across.

A sacrifice fly by Fox put Moloney across home plate before a hit to Ash Wilkie was capped by Glenn Farrell going across to make it four-nil.

The win capped a great day for Scots after the C-grade team scored an 18-3 win against Falcons.

Extra time was played in the B-grade clash between Bendigo East and Falcons.

East led 12-4 after five innings, but Falcons made it 12-all after it scored seven runs in the sixth inning.

East scored three runs in the seventh and held on for a 15-14 victory.

Pitchers - Bendigo East: A. Sherriff 5 inns, 2K, 1BB; N. Close 2 2/3 inns, 1K. Falcons: J. Strahan 3 inns, 1K, 2BB; W. Attard 4 inns, 3K, 2BB.

Safe hits - East: B. Aikman 5 runs, 3 hits; N. Close 3 runs, 1 hit; M. Gould 2 runs, 3 hits, 6 rbi. Falcons: W. Attard  3 runs, 2 hits; J. Harriage 2 runs, 2 hits; T. Jackson 2 runs, 2 hits. 

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