BALLARAT City Brewers continue to dominate division three of Summer League baseball, this time trouncing Monash University 17-2 at the Prince of Wales Reserve on Sunday.
Although the Farmers opened brightly with two in the first, they were soon under fire as the Brewer offence replied with six and built steadily to another mercy-rule call, the fourth in four games played in the Melbourne metropolitan competition.
With all hitters contributing to the run-feast, the Brewers played impeccable defence behind starting pitcher Tom Harrington before manager Hamish Burrows took over to close out the game.
In addressing his troops after the game, Burrows was quick to refocus on the bigger picture rather than on the ease with which the Brewers have won their contests thus far.
“We haven’t entered local teams in Summer League just to dominate in a lower grade,” Burrows said.
“Our goal has always been to win this division and gain promotion as quickly as possible while building a club with a strong supporter and junior base.
“If we are to make it to division one within five years, which is the goal that we have set ourselves, then we need to strengthen all aspects of our operations and not get too carried away with a few big wins early on.”
Ballarat City Brewers 17 defeated Monash University 2
Ballarat City Brewers 16 defeated Monash University 1