Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Matton Stops Them Battin'; Royals' Star Under-Arm Pitcher Defied All Logic

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Matton Stops Them Battin'; Royals' Star Under-Arm Pitcher Defied All Logic

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aPLAY BALLa was the call at the start of proceedings and it was the Royals fielding against the Bandits under-18s.

Luke Matton was pitching fast under-arm pitches that defy logic at times with the speed he achieves while still keeping them flat and almost impossible to hit.

The first dig saw the Bandits strike out or hit easily-picked-up balls to be thrown to first base for the out.

It was good spirits though and both sides were ribbing each other in friendly banter with lots of laughing and no ill feelings between the rivals.

The Royals came out in their first at bat with six runs on the score sheet thanks mainly to Andrew Garner who hit cleanly, Andrew Cunningham who hit a triple and Luke Matton with a single which put the Royals in front with a great lead.

It was in the second dig that the Bandits' Matty Gee took a most amazing catch while manning short stop.

Nathan Cunningham hit a terrific flat and hard crack which launched directly at Matty who gloved the catch.

It was by far the catch of the day and it was amazing to watch. Matty was on a high for the rest of the day and good on him as it was a great effort.

Jason took the pitching duties and kept the Royals scoreless for the rest of the game and it was thanks to Nick Brazel and Jason who hit through the infield and managed to get bases.

In-field errors on base run steals saw both get home, however it was the Royals taking the game 6-2 in a great match-up. The finals should be a great event.

Women's A Grade saw Royals playing against the Rebels with a game under the only shade shared in a friendly match- up of rivals and the action was great to watch from the sideline.

The Rebels batted extremely well with consistent base hits the key to winning the game for them. Great catch at short stop by Hannah Morris in the third dig was a highlight. …

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