KNIGHTS smashed the ball again on their way to a a two-run win over Warriors Blues in their Tamworth first grade baseball clash at the Field of Dreams on Saturday.
In the other game, Rainbow Warriors dominated Cougars in an 11-2 victory for the reigning premiers.
James Psarakis started on the mound for the Rainbow Warriors and came up with six good innings to keep the Cougars in check.
Both Cougars and the Rainbows made four errors apiece but the Rainbows had a host of hitters.
Robert Chandler (3), Jeff Chandler (3), Mitch Holt (2), David Ardill (2) and Sam Holt (2) all had multiple hits.
While Psarakis started well, Joey Holt also finished off with three scoreless digs.
Brock Ridgewell started on the mound for Cougars and threw well again, with Kris Bird and then Scott Hurn relieving.
Bird also came up with two hits to earn the two B&F points behind Psarakis.
It was a much closer game between the Knights and Warrior Blues.
“They did hit the ball well,” Blues skipper Chris Dyson said
“They are going to be hard to beat if they hit the ball like that.”
Knights skipper Aaron Harding was delighted.
“We were bashing the ball again,” he said.
“We were just hitting the ball really, really well.”
He said one dig was crucial.
“We scored four of our runs two down.
“The Chin went long.”
The Chin he was referring to was big left-arm pitcher Lee Poulton, who is playing centre field for the Knights.
“He bats right handed,” Harding said. “That’s his first homer of the season.
“I knocked in a double and Norvs hit me home but Lee hit a three-run home run.”
That got the Knights going and they won 8-6 on the back of some good pitching from Craig Haestier.
“He threw the whole game,” Harding said. “He struck out eight and went 148 pitches with 80 strikes.
“It’s great that we’re coming good with the stick.”
Mick Aldiss had started on the mound for the Blues, with Johnny Warren finishing off strongly.
Jake Forysth, Dyson and Warren all had hits for the Blues.