Chiefs, Pirates put unbeaten records on line

Brendan Lower threw seven strong innings and had three hits in the win over Wests Cardinals in round five. Picture: ROBERT PEET

Brendan Lower threw seven strong innings and had three hits in the win over Wests Cardinals in round five. Picture: ROBERT PEET

BASEBALL

Dapto Chiefs and Northern Pirates put their undefeated seasons in Illawarra baseball on the line in Saturday's clash at Hector Harvey Reserve.

The round-six clash features the competition's form teams, with both coming off big wins last Saturday.

Pirates showed they won't be content to make the finals this season with a dominant 13-8 away win over premiers Wests Cardinals.

Pirates led 8-0 at one stage with pitcher Brendan Lower throwing seven innings for five hits, plus striking out five Cards batters.

Lower also gave up six walks but was a major factor with the bat, going 3/5 with four RBIs.

Chiefs joined Pirates on three straight wins with a comfortable 8-1 home victory over Kiama Braves.

Ben Garvey had four hits and two RBIs, while Mark D'Antonio also had three hits for Chiefs.

Berkeley Eagles and Shoalhaven Mariners had their match postponed due to Fred Finch Park hosting the Australian Schoolboys Championships.

Eagles are desperate to post their first win for 2014 and are away to Braves on Saturday, while Mariners face a tough task of trying to upset Cardinals.

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