Eagles stop Pheonix’s rise in big victory

CATCHING THEM NAPPING: Justin Parish was strong for the Eagles in their win over the Pheonix last weekend. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

CATCHING THEM NAPPING: Justin Parish was strong for the Eagles in their win over the Pheonix last weekend. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

The Cardinals Phoenix took the batting plate at the top of the first innings but Eagles brought Chris Maybin – an oldie, but a goodie – to the pitching plate and she had them baffled early in the game.  

She was assisted well with some great fielding with a blinder of a catch to Cheryl Long at third followed by a stellar catch to Kristy Parish in centre field.

Some quick thinking had a double play with the runner caught mid-flight between second and third bases to have three out. 

The Eagles batting was outstanding in the first innings with seven over the plate courtesy of Hanna Rath, Tom Hodgson, Chris Maybin, Andrew Parish, Linda Cousins, Jim Gutherson and Kristy Parish, with the Parish twins Andrew and Justin bringing their lead players home in style.

Chris continued with her superb pitching in the second keeping the Phoenix scoreless with two strikeouts and to top it off, another catch in centre field to Kristy Parish. 

The Eagles continued their batting prowess with six over the plate in the second to take a comfortable lead but not before Charmaine Kentwell took two great catches in left field, and the Phoenix had a put out at second.  

Catches were on the cards again in the third with Chris taking one from her own pitching, Andrew Parish securing the second.

A throw from Hanna Rath at short stop to Linda Cousins on first base had the third out but the Phoenix secured two comfortable runs. 

The game was called in the third innings with Eagles taking a 15-2 win, but the teams continued to play out the hour-and-a-half.

This made for an interesting two innings with the Phoenix clipping the Eagles’ wings and slowing the run scoring rate. 

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