The Ashbourne Giants lost to defending champion Mariners Baseball in two hard fought games.
Already playing without injured starting centre fielder Ryan Wiebe, the Giants suffered a huge blow as second baseman Fionn Gallahar-Hall came up lame on the second play of the game.
Despite the injuries, the Giants scored 3 in the opening inning. However, they gave up 7 in the next inning as their starting pitching became a bit wild. The game ended 15-5 Mariners.
Game 2 was much closer. The Mariners jumped out to a 3-1 lead before the Giants tied it 3-3. The Mariners extended it to 7-3 after 7. However, the Giants scored 6 in the 8th and 9th innings to take a 9-7 lead. Unfortunately the Mariners scored 3 in the bottom of the 9th to win, 10-9.
Congratulations to the Mariners