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Royal Review 10

Intro

With the last rounds for Little League and Junior Leagues before the Christmas break and Senior League has a couple of games to play, Windsor will have over 50 players that will have qualified to participate in Metro try-out when they are announced. Thanks to all the coached, scorers, managers and parents in all junior grades for helping and getting games played. Senior Divisions have one more round before the break, but coming off wins this week there will be some great games to watch at the club.

The second catching clinic was run in Monday evening with Tony Thomson giving our LL and JL catchers some tutoring and hope to the players behind the dish in the second half of the season.

U8

Thanks to Metro and Carina for holding games this weekend! 

Little League 

Little League Rams Red

The team came out feeling confident and ready to go.

They started Strong with Minu on the mound, with his cat like reflexes he would jump of the mound to field every ball hit down the middle and get the out at first.

We had Hudson behind the dish catching for Minu and he did a great job, even caught a pop up!

The team were in the lead after the second inning at 2-0, after the third it was 2-1 then 2-2.

They held them until about the fourth where the All Stars team got away, and the boys lost the game 4-7.

Little League Rams Blue

Another fantastic win for the Royals Blue team.

Cooper again superb as a catcher.  Finlay and Ashton our pitchers were fierce!  All our fielders were really on the ball.

All of this team is doing extremely well and looking to be quite a force to be reckoned with in 2018. (Photos: 

Little League Bandits Red

Well the powers that be determined a double-header was in order before we could hang up the boots for the Christmas break.

Out at Redcliffe, admittedly lovely fields and a great place to play baseball, we had a make-up game 1 against our other Windsor Div 1 team finishing behind by 11, but we were able to try a new starting pitcher Mitchell, have Watson and Charlie in relief and even Bertie got into the act as second catcher.  

Spencer caught a well hit ball off the bat of Lewis and well known identity Adrian kindly umpired balls and strikes and at one stage called both teams onto the mound for a de-brief, reminding all the kids to run on and off the field and wear the Windsor uniform with pride.

A timely reminder indeed for all the players representing such a well established club as Windsor.

Game 2 had us against All Stars and Ellis, Dom and Spencer pitched as well as they could but we went down in a close one 9-6.

Oli snagged a towering fly ball, Max got a hit and Noah caught the whole game.

The boys played with enthusiasm, looking forward to the team coming back after the break raring to go.

Happy holidays to all. 

Little League Bandits Blue

The Royals LL (Bandits) Blue finished off the first half of the season with two games at Redcliffe Padres on a great day for baseball.

Game 1

Windsor Royals Little League Blue Claims Victory Over Windsor Royals Red 13-2

Windsor Royals Little League Blue got things moving in the first inning, when Remi W singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.  Windsor Royals Little League Blue scored four runs in the second inning. Remi, Max M, Lewis F, and Max S each drove in runs during the inning.

Axel S led things off on the rubber for Windsor Royals Little League Blue. He allowed one hit and zero runs over one inning.  Will F (1 IP, 2Ks); Max S (1 IP, 2Ks) and Deakin S (1IP, 1K) combined to only allow 1 hit over the 4 inning game.  Great work boys!!

Jake L went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Windsor Royals Little League Blue in hits, Parker L, Remi W, Deakin S and Will F all scored twice for the Royals Blue.

Game 2 LL (Bandits) 2017 Grand Final

Windsor Royals Little League Blue fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 8-2 loss to Padres White on Saturday.

Will P started on the mound for Windsor Royals Little League Blue. He surrendered two runs on one hit over one inning, striking out three. Parker L threw three and two-thirds innings in relief striking out 9 however, the Royals bats were too cold to challenge a very good Pardes White team.

Max S, Lewis F, Axel S, and Max M each collected one hit for Windsor Royals Little League Blue.

Thanks to the club, parents and all our volunteers for making the first half of the season a great one – looking forward to getting back in the new year!!

Junior League

JL Blue

On a hot Saturday, the place to be was Musketeers. The team started off slowly against Redland Rays giving up 5 runs in the first innings. Fighting back with the bat through the next 5 innings the team had hits from nearly all players to get to the lead. Gabby fell short of a home run but a couple of feet, then at the next plate appearance, drove another double. Great pitching from Jock and Orlando kept us in the game. Special thanks to Conor for making the trip to Ipswich and helping with umpiring behind the dish.

Thanks to Garman and Michelle for scoring and Daniel and Craig for umpiring through the first half of the season. (photo:

JL Red

Junior League Red’s last game was against top-of-the-ladder Padres Red in a much-anticipated game.

Although the boys started off strong in the first innings we fell short to finish up on the day, falling to Padres 5-1.  The boys are all looking forward to a rematch after the Christmas break.

A huge thank you to all our wonderful parents for getting your kids to training on time, helping out in canteen, scoring and umpiring and for being there in the stands to cheer on the team.  Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2018!

 

Senior League

SL WR/Carina Rams.
SL Bandits

The SL Bandits were dominant in their 15-7 win over Pine Hills at Pine Hills on Saturday. We recorded 15 hits and only 2 errors, with Pine Hills recording only 2 hits and 6 errors.

Our offense was the key, with Dom, Joel, Brodie, Liam and Josh having multi-hit games.

Pitching was also tight in hot and difficult conditions, with Lachie, Dom and Liam combining well to keep the Pine Hills offence at bay.

MVP points went to Joel (3 hits, 3 RBIs, 1 run, 4TB, 1 SB, 1 assist) and Liam (2 hits, 1 RBI, 2 runs, 4TB, 2IP for 1 hit and zero ERA).

We now have a mid-week game against Carina at Carina, before finishing the season with our second home game at Windsor against Ipswich.

 

U20’S

Both U20’s team had a bye this week.

 

SENIORS

Div 5 Blue

Windsor Blue won 12 against Narangba Demons 6. On a winning streak!

Div 5 Red

The Team put on a hitting and speed display as the Rapids pitchers threw beach balls down the zone resulting in:

Adam Erickson Hitting 2/4 with Two inside the park HOME RUNS, one HBP, 1 RBI

Dan Tews Was 1/4 with a single, BB, 1 RBI

Curtis Jensen was 3/4 with a Single, Double, Triple, BB, 2 RBI.  Closing Pitcher: One inning pitched 3 Hits, 2 BB

Angelo Joseph was 1/4 with a Single, 1 RBI

Ned Menzies was 3/4 with two Singles, Double, 2 RBI

Ryan Clifford was 3/3 with Two Singles, Triple, 4 RBI.  Starting Pitcher: Four innings pitched 6 K’s, 4 BB, 9 Hits, 1 HPB, 96 Pitchers

Eli King was 2/3 with Two Singles, 1 RBI

Alex Kirchner was 2/2 with a Single and Triple, 1 RBI

Game Results Royals winning 15-10…. Somehow

Div 3

Windsor Div 3 took on the under 16 bandits development team.

Luke Harvey kicked off the offensive side of things with a 2 run Home run in the first and the runs flowed from there.  Most innings saw Windsor score runs and our pitching and defence was solid throughout the game.

Ben Craig picked up the win with the eventual score being 12-6.

Big thanks to Sandy Ward for scoring (and Dave for driving her). Thanks to our fans, committee and all involved.

Div 2

A trip up the range this week saw us take on Toowoomba. We scored early and often against a side at the bottom of the ladder. James Franco hit 2 home runs, whilst Jamie Knight hit 1. Ethan Wenban threw 5 shutout innings and was relieved by Yuto Kobayashi. The game ended in the 7th with the score at 20-0. All starters chimed in with hits. Next week we play Pine Hills in a tough test at home.

Player of the week: James Franco

Div 1

Game 1 – Windsor 10-0.

Our first trip up the range in a decade was met with a massive change in temperature, and playing the game in a gale blowing into the faces of hitters. After working out the conditions, we put on 1 in the fifth, 2 in the sixth and 7 runs in the seventh inning to invoke the 10 run rule. Stephen Swagerty threw a complete game shutout, whilst Cesar Perez hit a 2 run shot to left into the teeth of the wind. Game 1 saw the first A grade start of Takumi Kimoto behind the plate.

Game 2 – Windsor 19-0.

In game 2 the runs came often and we wound up with a 19-0 win which will help our for and against heading deeper into the season. The TV crews of Toowoomba were out in force and Matt Watson got himself some TV time.

 

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