RANGERS division three started the fundraising day against Centrals from Mount Gambier.
Brodi Pearce led us off well with accurate pitching over the plate.
Centrals tried hard to take advantage but with two out of six hit straight to fielders only one batter managed to get home.
New pitcher for Centrals Ian Thornley started his team off well - giving away only one safe hit and his teammates backed him up to leave three Rangers on bag.
Second dig and Brodi was on fire with three up three down and only four pitches thrown (his best ever) thanks to his infield.
Rangers were back to bat with Raymond Ellis to lead off with a safe hit to centre field.
The ball was a magnet to Rangers' bats from there on in with safe hits to Brodi, Damon Whitwell, Ashley Fox, Ashley Cross, Kelly Burke and Jake Rich - seven getting home.
Centrals back to bat and a pitcher change to Ben Keeping - even the umpire looked worried but, not being on the mound in a while, he had a slow start.
A walk and a two-bag hit to centre field by Chris Tzioutziauklaris started him off.
Ben worked hard to bring it back with three struck out at the plate but Centrals still managed to get two home.
Rangers back to bat and Centrals didn't know what hit them with safe hits coming from every player.
With the heat picking up they managed to get 18 home but Centrals came out in their final dig determined to go down swinging.
Rangers' fielding finally fell in a hole with five errors and Centrals four safe hits for five.
Time and game was called - final score Rangers 25 to Centrals 8.
Rangers under 13s took to the diamond hoping to follow in the senior team's footsteps and the first dig looked good with five up three down - leaving two on bag.
Rangers to bat but four up three down Tigers were not giving anything away.
Tigers back to bat and young Archie Fletcher started to struggle, giving three walks. His teammates also struggled with some errors coming into their game letting Tigers get five over.
Rangers back to bat trying to keep it even but Tigers were too strong holding them scoreless.
Rangers with a pitcher change in Kynan Druwitt and catcher Kristopher Keeping were hoping to hold Tigers but they had better ideas working well at the plate getting five more home.
Rangers' last chance to bring it back and with hard work the Tigers pitcher struggled - giving us the opportunity we needed, managing four home.
Final score Tigers 10 to Rangers 4.
Encouragement awards proudly sponsored by Subway were won by Tigers' Jye Thompson, Lloyd Allen and Jack Ryan and Rangers' Archie Fletcher, Leyton Smith and Kristopher Keeping - congratulations all.
The two top division one teams took to the diamond for a hard fought out game in true fashion, the first three digs were three up three down with excellent hitting and fielding shown by both teams.
The next three digs saw Tigers fight hard to get five runs with South only getting one over but both teams were not going to give anything away.
South fought hard, trying everything they could to try and rattle Tigers but the top team kept cool heads in 36 degree heat and held them at bay for the last three digs to take the win 5-1, good luck to both teams in the finals.