Resurgent United respond to loss
Last weekend’s shock loss to Wests is now a thing of the past for Brothers United.
The champion side returned to the winner’s circle in emphatic fashion on Saturday, walloping North Bundaberg Moray Eels 13-0.
Neither side were able to trouble the scorers in their first innings, but a home run to Anita Palm with bases loaded in the second sparked Brothers into action.
The mercy rule was employed in the third innings after Brothers kept bringing them home and a shell-shocked Eels were not able to respond.
A spirited fielding effort never allowed Eels in the game, silencing a usually vocal batting line up.
“We knew they were capable of putting some runs on us, but never let that happen,” United coach David Gear said.
“They had bases loaded a couple of times and didn’t even give them one run, that was... satisfying.”
He said apart from one slight fumble in the field it was almost a perfect performance.
“To bounce back like we have is pretty satisfying,” Gear said.
“They were only one point behind us before the start of this round — winning by such a margin makes quite a statement.”