Falcons, Bendigo East and Dodgers celebrated premiership success on Bendigo Baseball Association junior grand final day.
Falcons edged out Dodgers 5-3 in an entertaining under-17 grand final, Bendigo East won a thrilling under-14 decider, while Dodgers were crowned under-12 premiers.
In the under-17 grand final, Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
Falcons responded strongly when a Jorden Doherty triple to right centre field scored two runs.
Doherty then scored himself on the back of a wild pitch to give Falcons a 3-1 advantage.
Lachlan James drew a walk for Falcons before Logan Vanderhagen produced one of the plays of the game.
Vanderhagen pounded a long ball to left field over the home run line to score two more runs for Falcons.
After both teams failed to score in the third and fourth inning, Dodgers came to bat in the final inning still trailing by four runs.
Callum Bolton led off with a single and Jesse Hando walked before Doherty retired the next two hitters.
With the game on the line, Ryan Gretrix lined the ball into left field, and Bolton and Hando raced home to bring Dodgers to within two runs.
A fielding error allowed Dodgers to get on base and the next batter drew a walk.
Doherty's pitch count expired and Vanderhagen took over the pitching duties with the bases loaded and the grand final on the line.
Vanderhagen struck out the final batter and Falcons celebrated a 5-3 triumph.
Best for Dodgers were Jesse Handon, Callum Bolton, Aaron Bassett and Ryan Gretrix.
Best for Falcons were Jorden Doherty, Brock Button and Logan Vanderhagen.
In the under-17 third versus fourth challenge, Bendigo East defeated Malmsbury 15-3.
The under-14 grand final between Bendigo East and Dodgers went down to the wire.
East's Nate D'Atri and Sam O'Kane pitched tight and they got on the front foot by scoring five quick runs to take the lead.
Ronan Clarke, Lily Kitt and Cooper Sims were great with the bat for East and Ronan also played well behind the plate by throwing out a couple of runners.
The Dodgers' bats soon came alive with key hits to score five runs in the second to tie up the game.
East's batters capitalised and some untimely mistakes in the field by the Dodgers defence to plate another five runs and looked to be heading to a comfortable win with time running down.
Dodgers mounted an aggressive inning to tie the game once again at 10-10 by scoring five more runs.
Tommy Williams took to the mound for Dodgers and got his side within one strike of drawing the game.
With two out and bases loaded, River Farrow stepped up to the plate for East in the final play of the game.
Farrow held his nerve to draw a walk which scored the winning run to give his side an 11-10 triumph.
Best players for Dodgers were Tommy Williams, Marcus Murphy and Darnel Marks.
Best players for East were Nate D'Atri, Ronan Clarke and Sam O'Kane.
In the under-14 third versus fourth challenge game, Dodgers defeated Falcons 8-2.
In the under-12s, Dodgers clung on to defeat Scots 5-3.
Led by Jake Bassett, Dodgers shutdown Scots in the first innings while managing to score two early runs against the consistent Owen Kinkade.
In the second innings, Scots plated two runs to even up the game thanks to key hits from Riley Cole and Ryan Kinkade.
In the bottom half of their innings, Dodgers managed to get runners on base with key hits to Oliver Mawston and Jake Bassett.
Blake Hando smashed a two-run double into right field. Kenny Ryan ran the bases with speed to score the home side's fifth run of the game.
Ayden Stielh came on to the mound to pitch and held Scots to one run with a big double to Barnie Ogdan.
Tight defence from Pia Amsing at second base and Jake Bassett at third base closed out the premiership for Dodgers.
Best players for Dodgers were Blake Hando, Ruby Ritchie, Pia Amsing and Jake Bassett.
Best players for Scots were Owen Kinkade, Barnie Ogdan and Riley Cole.
Bendigo East defeated Falcons 9-6 in the under-12 third versus fourth challenge game.
Scores from the latest round of BBA senior action:
Division one - Falcons 11 d Dodgers 10, Bendigo East 21 d Scots 0.
Division two - Falcons 23 d Scots 0, Dodgers 11 d Malmsbury 5.
Division three - Bendigo East 14 d Dodgers 13.
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