Local side rallies at the Tamworth June Baseball Carnival

TAMWORTH coach Dave King couldn’t have been any prouder of the way his side rallied twice on Sunday to try and keep their Tamworth June Baseball Carnival A Division hopes alive.

After a pair of 15-1 losses – to Interport Masters and Deadstars – on Saturday, Tamworth beat The Beers 6-1.

The boys rallied again.

Dave King

It meant a win over the Canberra Bandits would earn Tamworth a berth in the qualifying final, King said.

However, a sensational 9-8 loss left the coach and his players hugely disappointed but the fight shown was a silver lining.

Down 6-2 to the Bandits, a win looked out of reach.

“The boys rallied again,” King said.

“We led 8-6. Andy Bello had a great hit, knocked in a couple [of runners]. Brad Smith and Brock Ridgewell also had good hits.”

Then the unthinkable. The Bandits had a walk off home run to score three and a one run win to score a qualifying final berth where they play the Deadstars while Tamworth will play off with The Beers for fourth.

The unbeaten Interport Masters will be chasing a sixth A Division title in seven years when they play the winner of Monday morning’s qualifying final between Deadstars and Canberra Bandits at 8.15am.

Interport had scored wins against Tamworth, Canberra (4-3), Deadsters (7-5) and The Beers (12-6) to make the final.

A DIVISION: Interport Masters 15 Tamworth 1, Canberra Bandits 3 Deadstars 1, Deadstars 15 Tamworth 1, Canberra Bandits 10 The Beers 6, Tamworth 6 The Beers 1, Interport Masters 4 Canberra Bandits 3, Deadstars 10 The Beers 0, Interport Masters 7 Deadstars 5, Canberra Bandits 9 Tamworth 8, Interport Masters, Interport Masters 12 The Beers 5. TABLE: Interport 8, Canberra Bandits 6, Deadstars 4, Tamworth 2, The Beers 0.

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