Bendigo’s under-12 representative baseball team performed well at the Victorian Winter Championships in Mildura.
Bendigo won two games and lost two games in four entertaining matches, with young gun Jordan Doherty named as a tournament All-Star.
Bendigo lost its opening match to City West 10-8.
City West raced to a 7-0 lead after two innings before Bendigo bounced strongly on the back of some fine hitting from Doherty and Lilly Czuczman.
In game two, Bendigo went down 12-10 to Latrobe Valley.
Nick Walker and Doherty batted well for Bendigo.
Bendigo bounced back on day with wins over Latrobe Valley and City West.
Bendigo edged out Latrobe Valley 12-11 after Hayley Jack and Ryan Kinkade scampered home in the final inning.
In the final match, Bendigo inflicted City West’s first loss of the carnival when it won 12-11.
The victory lifted Bendigo to second place for the championship.