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Berri does the
BERRI continued its dominance of
Riverland baseball by winning both the A
grade and B grade 2016/17 premierships on
Berri registered a 10-run victory over
Renmark in the A grade grand final.
After a number of close games between
the two teams this season, many expect-
ed the grand final to be a closer affair, but
Berri’s all-round strength came to the fore
as it put in a strong performance from start
Nick Morrow played a vital role for Berri
in its win, driving in six runners in a perfor-
mance that saw him voted best on ground.
Renmark got on the board first in the
opening innings with one run, but Berri
soon hit the lead with three runs coming
from its opening dig.
The Warriors didn’t look back from there,
grinding away at the Angels’ pitching to
consistently build their score.
The powerful Angels’ batting line up
struggled to gain any momentum during the
match as Jesse Stemberger pitched well for
Berri to help seal victory.
The game was eventually called off after
seven innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Luke and Aiden Prokopec both performed
well for Renmark, with two hits each.
Berri coach Nick Kuhn said despite the
final margin, it was a tough contest.
“It was a bit surreal how the game ended
up,” he said.
“The score line probably didn’t truly
reflect the game and the intensity.
“We certainly didn’t expect to win by the
amount that we did.”
Kuhn said his players executed their
plans exactly as he had hoped.
“We let them score one run in the first
innings and then we came out of the blocks
and worked their pitchers over well in the
first, which was what we had planned to
do,” he said.
“Then we just kept chipping away for the
rest of the game and worked well defen-
sively and the runs just kept coming for us.
“We were waiting for Renmark to come
at us at some stage but it never really hap-
“I said in my post match speech to the
guys that it was probably one of the best
performances across the board in a grand
final that I have ever seen.”
In the B grade grand final, Berri scored a
hard fought four-run win against Renmark
The Warriors jumped out to an eight-run
lead after just three innings.
Not ready to give up, Renmark Blue
continued to fight hard, scoring three runs
in both the fourth and fifth innings, but it
wasn’t enough as Berri continued to score
Tom Brook led the way for Berri, batting
in three runs in a performance that saw him
judged best on ground.
Safe hits: Berri – J. Frazer 3, N. Morrow 2, P. Reid 2,
J. Stemberger 2, N. Kuhn 2, D. Christian 1, K. Taylor
1. Renmark – L . Prokopec 2, Aiden Prokopec 2, Ace
Prokopec 1, D. Grenfell 1.
Safe hits: Berri – D . Gregory 2, J. Bowers 1, T. Brook
1, A . Arnold 1, A . Rogers 1, A . Threlfall 1, J. Frazer
1. Renmark Blue – M. Bruce 2, K. McDonald 1, M.
Vowles 1, S. Hentschke 1, H. McDonald 1.
Riverland baseball A grade premiers Berri, back (from left): Paul Reid, Ashley Rogers, Kris
Taylor, Jesse Frazer, Roly Beviss, Jesse Stemberger, Tom Brook, Jamie Frazer, Vikkie Taylor
(scorer). Front: Nick Kuhn, Nick Morrow, Harry Lange (bat boy), Tony Halupka, Liam Christian,
Riverland baseball B grade premiers Berri, back (from left): Tony Halupka, Michael Shillabeer,
Jamie Frazer, Dom Gregory, Alec Threlfell, Tom Brook, Jake Thompson, Cole Hawker, Lachlen
Peltz, Graham Beviss (manager). Front: Liam Kambouris, Jason Bowers, Alex Arnold, Aaron
Nobile (bat boy), Roly Beviss, Zack Joannou. Laying in front: Ashley Rogers.
PHOTOS: Grant Schwartzkopff
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