SYDNEY BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
CANTERBURY BULLDOGS AT BALMAIN TIGERS
02/22/1985
 
SYDNEY BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
CANTERBURY BULLDOGS AT BALMAIN TIGERS
GAME ID: 1588 - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 1985 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Canterbury Bulldogs (66-49) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 11 1
Balmain Tigers (60-55) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 0
Bulldogs Come Back Late, Nip Tigers
The Canterbury Bulldogs topped the Balmain Tigers, 3-2, in Sydney Baseball Championship action at Leichhardt Oval. The player of the game was Canterbury pitcher and Sydney, Australia native Ben Kelling. David Heighway got the save, his 34th in 39 chances. Canterbury leads the SBC Western Division by 4 games.

The Bulldogs got a big at-bat from center fielder Ben Gratton. For the game, Gratton went 1 for 3 with a walk. In the top of the eighth, with runners on 1st and 2nd, he stroked a run-scoring single. His 86th hit of the season gave Canterbury a 2-1 lead.

"Enjoyed this one," Gratton told the Canterbury Herald. "But it's back to work tomorrow."
CANTERBURY BATTING LINESCORE BALMAIN BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
W. Hill RF, 2B 5 1 4 0 0 1 0 .292 2 24
B. Zibert SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .316 12 53
S. Ducker 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .301 29 74
   b-A. Blakemore PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .155 1 6
   c-R. Ayles 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304 5 9
B. Gratton CF 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .238 19 49
B. Grimsey C 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .275 14 68
G. Wordsworth LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .276 16 50
S. Sheldon 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .201 12 35
S. Hooks 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .230 6 33
   a-H. Burbage PH, RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 .233 9 23
B. Kelling P 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .222 3 4
   W. Hornsby P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1 1
   d-J. Heading PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261 7 27
   D. Heighway P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Totals 35 3 11 3 3 11 16      
a - H. Burbage pinch hit for S. Hooks in the 7th
b - A. Blakemore pinch ran for S. Ducker in the 8th
c - R. Ayles substituted for A. Blakemore in the 8th
d - J. Heading pinch hit for W. Hornsby in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: S. Ducker (22, 4th Inning off C. Palk, 0 on, 0 outs) B. Grimsey 2 (22, 4th Inning off C. Palk, 2 on, 0 outs; 8th Inning off K. Egawa, 2 on, 1 out)
Triples: B. Zibert (6, 1st Inning off C. Palk, 0 on, 1 out)
Total Bases: B. Kelling , B. Gratton , W. Hill 4 , S. Ducker 2 , B. Grimsey 4 , B. Zibert 3 , H. Burbage
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: B. Gratton , S. Sheldon , H. Burbage
Sac Bunt: B. Zibert
Team LOB: 9

FIELDING
Errors: S. Sheldon (13)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
P. Partridge SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 .194 8 25
M. Garnham LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .246 8 18
K. Berry RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .308 23 68
M. Whitlow 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .274 11 47
Z. Shawcross 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .205 16 39
W. Kadow C 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .228 14 36
J. Saggers CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .254 18 37
   a-L. Minta PH, CF 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .241 13 38
J. Metcalfe 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .198 2 16
C. Palk P 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .196 0 7
   K. Egawa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   B. Hanson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   b-K. Hockenhull PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182 0 3
Totals 37 2 9 2 0 6 14      
a - L. Minta pinch hit for J. Saggers in the 7th
b - K. Hockenhull pinch hit for B. Hanson in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: M. Garnham (9, 8th Inning off W. Hornsby, 0 on, 1 out) W. Kadow (16, 7th Inning off B. Kelling, 0 on, 0 outs)
Home Runs: W. Kadow (14, 2nd Inning off B. Kelling, 0 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: J. Saggers , M. Whitlow , K. Berry , Z. Shawcross , M. Garnham 3 , W. Kadow 6 , P. Partridge
2-out RBI: W. Kadow
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: C. Palk , Z. Shawcross , M. Garnham , W. Kadow
Hit by Pitch: J. Metcalfe
Team LOB: 8

FIELDING
Double Plays: 1 (Saggers-Kadow)
CANTERBURY PITCHING LINESCORE BALMAIN PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
B. Kelling W (9-8) 7.0 5 1 1 0 4 1 99 63 3.60   
W. Hornsby H (7) 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 21 16 3.33   
D. Heighway SV (34) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 22 14 2.66   
PITCHING
Game Score: B. Kelling 67
Batters Faced: B. Kelling 27, W. Hornsby 6, D. Heighway 5
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: B. Kelling 13-4, W. Hornsby 2-1, D. Heighway 1-0
Pitches - Strikes: B. Kelling 99-63, W. Hornsby 21-16, D. Heighway 22-14
Hit Batsmen: D. Heighway
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI PS ERA   
C. Palk L (12-5) 7.1 9 3 3 2 7 0 104 68 3.58   
K. Egawa 1.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 24 18 1.83   
B. Hanson 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 5 3.91   
PITCHING
Game Score: C. Palk 53
Batters Faced: C. Palk 31, K. Egawa 6, B. Hanson 2
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: C. Palk 4-9, K. Egawa 0-0, B. Hanson 1-0
Pitches - Strikes: C. Palk 104-68, K. Egawa 24-18, B. Hanson 8-5
Inherited Runners - Scored: K. Egawa 2-1 , B. Hanson 1-0
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Ben Kelling
Ballpark: Leichhardt Oval
Weather: Clear skies (80 degrees), wind blowing out to left at 8 mph
Start Time: 1:05 PM
Time: 2:56
Attendance: 15876
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