Eagles respond with hard-fought win, Mounties suffer heavy defeat

Alfredton Eagles responded to its first loss of the season with a three-run win over Bacchus Marsh in its Geelong Baseball Association B grade clash.

The Eagles have three wins and a loss along with a washout, to sit second on the ladder.

Meanwhile, in the A grade competition, Ballarat Mounties suffered a heavy defeat to Saints.

The Saints set the tone early with a four-run first innings, that was followed by a two and then five more runs in the third before the fifth innings brewed a massive seven runs for Saints – all the while the Mounties could not muster a run.

Saints’ Emerson Rickard and Josh Lee held the Mounties in check with an outstanding pitching display, holding a clean sheet.

Overall, an 18-0 scoreline made for bleak reading for Mounties fans.

Mounties host Bellarine next week.

DRY RUN: Ballarat Mounties were unable to register a run on the weekend, pictured Mounties' Mitch Collins looking to find his way to a base. Picture: Kingsley Collins

DRY RUN: Ballarat Mounties were unable to register a run on the weekend, pictured Mounties' Mitch Collins looking to find his way to a base. Picture: Kingsley Collins