Belmont continued to close the gap on second place in the Newcastle Baseball Association first-grade competition with a comprehensive 11-1 victory over Boomerangs at Miller Field on Sunday.
Third-placed Belmont are now just 0.071 percent behind White Sox on the overall standings after 11 rounds in the 2018 season.
The weekend’s hits were shared around by Belmont with catcher Jake Amos, who appeared for the Canberra Cavalry during the most recent Australian Baseball League season, launching a home run.
Troy Steadman was solid on the mound for Belmont, giving little away in his five innings. Joel Pettigrew worked hard for the Boomerangs, pitching the bulk of the game and registering one of his side’s four hits.
In the other game at Windsor Oval, Phoenix pitcher Jaron Vandyke kept unbeaten leaders Toronto quiet for the best part of seven digs but the defending champions skipped away at the end to record a 15-1 win.
The pitching workload was shared around by Toronto while, with the bat, Mick Campbell recorded three hits and Dan Smith four, featuring a big home run.
White Sox had the bye.
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