Naracoorte Rangers baseball wind-up

Rangers: Anthony Mutton (left), Martin Wirper, coach Damon Whitwell and Ashley Cross at the presentations.
Rangers: Anthony Mutton (left), Martin Wirper, coach Damon Whitwell and Ashley Cross at the presentations.

The Naracoorte Rangers baseballers had their end-of-season wind-up on Sunday.

The day included a friendly adult vs kids baseball game with a barbecue and presentation afterwards.

The junior best and fairest kicked off the presentations. The count was close right up until the end when Cam Scott gained a comfortable lead and took home the trophy and Callum Carruthers-Murray was runner-up. Cam Scott had a good season and this was shown through the trophies he took home, he also won the coach's award and joint batting average with Riley Justin.

The division 3 best and fairest count followed the junior presentations. This was the closest best and fairest count with everyone only being a few votes ahead of the player behind them. The trophy went to Jake Rich in the end with the highest vote count.

The Naracoorte Rangers had one of the best offences for the year and this was shown by two players being invited to the league presentations. The batting average was a tie with Ashley Cross and Anthony Mutton being joint winners and joint runners-up in the league. Anthony Mutton also took the RBI (Runs Batted In) trophy home and was the league runner-up for that as well. Martin Wirper took home the coach's award.

The Burke Perpetual trophy for Club person of the year was awarded to Ashley Fox for his outstanding work for the club over the year.

The next time the Naracoorte Rangers will be in action will be in the Mount Gambier Masters competition on Mother's Day weekend, where they will field a combined team with players from the Williamstown Wolves.

Juniors: Coach Damon Whitwell with trophy winners Callum Carruthers-Murray and Cam Scott.

Juniors: Coach Damon Whitwell with trophy winners Callum Carruthers-Murray and Cam Scott.