WARRIORS might have won the Tamworth first grade baseball when its junior Rainbow Warriors beat the senior Warriors 3-1 in a tight grand final at John Carter Diamond on Saturday but the Cougar Cavaliers stopped the Warriors from sweeping the day with a 11-10 win over Warriors in second grade.
Matthew Mellross was a delighted Cougar coach following a grand final success in what he described as a game played in two halves.
“We dominated early and led 6-3 then they came back and led 10-6.
“We made a few errors and they got back into it.
“We had a good talk about it and made sure we did the little things right and got back on top.”
Nathan Smith started on the mound and the young representative pitcher threw well.
Brock Ridgwell then closed out.
“Both pitchers have played in NSW Country teams,” Mellross said.
“Everyone played well but those two boys were outstanding.
“Everybody hit pretty well and everybody got a hit.”
George Harradine started for Warriors but, when David Ardill came on, his extra pace was a turning point for Warriors.
“He had us in a bit of trouble,” Melross admitted.
“Dave threw some decent stuff.”
However the Cougars prevailed.
“It was a good season for us too,” Mellross said.
“We had five new players who hadn’t played before and they all contributed this year.”