Tamworth close out June Baseball Carnival with a victory over The Beers

BANG: Centre fielder Nathan Handsaker hits out for Tamworth during the June Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin
BANG: Centre fielder Nathan Handsaker hits out for Tamworth during the June Carnival. Photo: Peter Hardin

TAMWORTH finished their June Baseball Carnival with a win to bolster its prospects for a good Country Championship later in the year.

Monday’s 4-1 win over The Beers completed a tough weekend for the team who went into the carnival under-strength.

Tamworth were locked 1-all with The Beers and had loaded the bases when catcher Scott Hurn stepped up to the plate for the Tamworth outfit.

“He popped up a two bag hit that cleaned the bases,” Tamworth co-coach Dave King said.

“Brad Smith, Andy Bello also batted well and Ryan Handsaker pitched well, too. Threw 64 pitches in six good digs.”

He now has a few months to prepare a side for the August Country Championships with co-coach Dale Smith.

“The majority of this side will go to Blacktown,” King said.

“We had a few out for the weekend carnival but they should be right.

“Last year we didn’t win a game down there but we were competitive.”

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Also it was the first time most of the players had played under lights.

“A few of them found it tough last year,” he said.

“This year we’ll probably have another couple of night games so we’ll be a little bit better prepared.”

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