Mackay pitches Lynx to home
IN-FORM Wests Lynx pitcher Lyam McKay led his team to victory in a nail-biting 6-5 defeat of minor premiers Across The Waves.
The top-of-the-table favourites rattled Lynx initially with first batter to the plate Ben Stehbens smashing a single-base hit to left field.
Anthony Boyle and Warren Stehbens picked up where he left off, both finding gaps in Lynx’s fielding and playing two-base hits.
But the Lynx pitcher experimented with varied deliveries to put a halt to the onslaught and secure three strike-outs.
He remained in form for the rest of the game keeping Across The Waves batters quiet.
Lynx took to the batting plate with force in the second-half of the innings managing to get the white and orange home.
Across The Waves hit back in the third innings scoring another two points.
Lynx father-and-son batting combination Robert and Mitchell Pohlmann hit back with Robert running home in the third innings and Mitchell hitting a home run in the fourth.
The pair signalled the demise of Across The Waves and the game drew to a stalemate in the fifth innings with no scores posted.
The clock ran out for Across The Waves early in the sixth innings ensuring Lynx a place in next weekend’s preliminary finals.
Coach Angela Rodman praised pitcher Lyam McKay and fielders for managing to stem the initial Across The Waves attack.
“It didn’t look good, we needed to step up and do something about it and they did,” she said.
Across the field Wests Sabertooths beat South Sluggers 7–nil forcing them to hang up their gloves for the year.
United 8 beat namesake rivals comfortably 11–3 maintaining their second place on the ladder.