Roseworthy’s Dylan Winning and his father Craig played together in Division Three baseball for Gawler Rangers against Sturt at Mitcham on Saturday.
Dylan, 17 pitched and Craig played second base.
For Dylan it was his first start in Division Three and for Craig his first elevation to the grade.
Both played excellent baseball. Dylan pitched an outstanding game until relieved after his maximum 110 pitches, errors cost the team dearly in its 8-4 loss.
Dylan has been starved for opportunity in previous seasons with American players taking preference on the mound, but this year, without the imports, he will combine with Aaron Jerram to form a formidable duo.
The senior team has been unsettled with absentees and sickness, but once everyone is available, will be a more than competitive unit.
On Saturday, coach Wayne Jenkins was forced to play two young players, Alex Skewes and Jason Kennard who have a total of two games of baseball of any description between them. However, both players earned the right with very good pre-season efforts.
Three of the junior teams had great wins on Sunday, while the under 15 Division Two is on a learning curve and played well.
Pitcher Ben Mayfield was right on target in the u15 1s as they soundly defeated Northern Districts 15-5.
He was ably supported by the batters with 16 hits, James Bergen the star with four hits including a home run and two two-baggers.
In the Little League minors, Rangers put together almost the perfect game to beat Northern Districts 15-7 at Karbeethan on Sunday.
Jacob Allen got the Rangers off to a good start only conceding two runs in his first visit to the mound this year, then Trent O’Brien and Seb Heintze-Unger dominated with quick innings, with Norths not troubling the scorer.
Cooper Amphlett, playing his first game this season, after a limited pre-season, pitched well as the closer.
In the batter’s box, Gawler continued its good form from last week scoring the maximum five runs in each innings.
Carter Powell, Link Ryan, Wyatt Ryan and Brock Dibben-Mead all had two-base hits, while Brock, playing only his second ever game of baseball, slammed a long home run over centre- right.
Division Five was easily beaten by Southern Districts, while Division Seven drew 7-7 with Playford City.