Sonny Butterworth & SWBL Finals

Sonny Butterworth, Sydney Uni star and club veteran, is steadily recovering after being hospitalised during Sunday's 2nd Grade Final. Sonny suffered a serious trachea injury when he collided with the outfield fence, putting his body on the line attempting to catch a fly-ball in the bottom of the 9th inning. Sonny has a great medical team around him, ensuring he gets the best care. We are in constant contact with Liz (Sonny's mum), and will keep everyone updated and organise hospital visits at the appropriate time. Please direct any well-wishes and enquiries to the club, and we will ensure that Sonny receives them.

GAME REPORTS

Sydney University Baseball Club defeated Hawkesbury 7-3 to reach the 3rd Grade Grand Final, seeking to make it back-to-back championships. Jon "Duck" Nicoll pitched a complete game and narrowly missed out on the shutout, cursed by a bloop fly-ball in the 3rd. Matt Currey collected 4 Hits & 3 RBI's, Andrew Franklin 3 Hits & 3 Runs and Stuart Wright 2 Hits & 2 Runs; the former two reaching base safely in every trip to the plate.

2nd Grade lost 10-9 to Petersham in an 11-innings thriller. Either team would have been a worthy winner following multiple lead changes; highlighted by Sydney Uni scoring two runs in the top of the 9th to send the game to extras.  Cooper Horton lead with 3 Hits & 1 Run, Zac Horton 2 Hits & 2 RBI's, Dean Matheson 2 Hits & 2 Runs, Lachlan Arford 1 Hit & 3 BB's and Wade Shipard 3 Hits, 2 Runs and 3.1 IP. Sonny Butterworth had 1 Hit, 1 RBI & 1 Run before exiting the game.

UPCOMING - SWBL GRAND FINAL 2017

3rd Grade
Sydney Uni vs Petersham
1:00pm, Saturday 19th August
Petersham Oval


BOX SCORES - SWBL FINALS 2017

2nd Grade Full Boxscore

Sunday 13th August
Score by Innings --------------------- R H E
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Sydney Uni.......... 004 120 002 00 -- 9 16 2
Petersham........... 010 102 500 01 - 10 15 1
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W - Scott Riddle
L - Wade Shipard

Sydney Uni Hits:
Cooper Horton 3, Wade Shipard 3, Zak Horton 2, Dean Matheson 2, 
Sonny Butterworth 1, Lachlan Arford 1, Dave Symons 1, 
Greg Kolios 1, Andrew Franklin 1, Jack Butcher 1.

3rd Grade Full Boxscore

Saturday 12th August
Score by Innings ------------------ R H E
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Hawkesbury.......... 003 000 000 -- 3 5 2
Sydney Uni.......... 101 040 01X -- 7 12 2
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W - Jon Nicoll
L - Nicholas Leahy 

Sydney Uni Hits:
Matt Currey 4, Andrew Franklin 3, Stuart Wright 2, 
Rodger Morris 1, Anthony Palmer 1, Sam Collins 1.