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The Banjos Orioles Orange are the Raine & Horne HSBL champions for season 2017-18 after defeating the Dragons 5-0 in yesterday's Grand Final.
The President's Medal for the MVP of the Grand Final went to Andrew Dykes, the Orioles starting pitcher, who dominated the Dragons allowing just one hit over four innings. In fact, the hit allowed by Dykes was the only one managed by the Dragons as Jimmy Clout followed with four innings with five strikeouts.
The Dragons made some uncharacteristic errors in the field which compounded their situation and unlike last season, the Orioles took advantage of them.
The Orioles jumped out to an early 3-0 lead as they took advantage of some wayward pitching by Patrick Miller, and held this lead as Dykes and Clout weaved their magic. On the other side, Tim Holland dominated the Orioles bats until the top of the eighth innings when a two out single by Ryan Fenton drove in his brother Nick for the Orioles' fourth run then Tyrone Earley drove in Jimmy Clout to pad out the Orioles lead. This would be all the Orioles offence needed as Tyrone Earley closed out the ninth to send the Orioles jumping for joy at their success.
Congratulations to Jimmy Clout, Jamie McIntyre, Chris Chalker and the Banjos Orioles Orange team.
With their 14-5 victory over the Northern White Sox, Banjos Orioles Orange became the minor premiers for the Raine & Horne HSBL season 2016/17. By virtue of finishing top, they will have the first week of the finals off and play in the preliminary final to be held on Tuesday 28th February.
Congratulations to Jimmy Clout and his team on being minor premiers for season 2016/17.,
With their 12-2 victory over the Eastern Athletics on Thursday night, the Banjos Orioles assured themselves of a place in this season's finals.....in their first season!!!
The last two rounds hold all sorts of possibilities beginning on Sunday with round 14.
If the Dragons defeat the Orioles in the first game on Sunday, their huge percentage means they cannot be overtaken and they will be crowned minor premiers for 2015/16. If they lose and the Hotel Soho Hobart Blue Jays defeat the Eastern Athletics on Sunday afternoon, then the Jays and Dragons will play off for the minor premiership in next Wednesday's game.
For the Eastern Athletics, they need to win. Defeat the Blue Jays and they will leapfrog the Northern White Sox on percentage and the Sox will then need to defeat the rampaging Orioles next Thursday, lose and the Athletics' season is over.