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Alex Burkard in action against the Sydney Blue Sox. Photo: SMP ImagesIt took two games of the new Australian Baseball League season for reigning champion Perth to find its stride.
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But when it did, it was awesome to watch.

After losing 4-9 to the Sydney Blue Sox on Friday night and 3-7 in the first game of Saturday’s double-header, the Heat kicked into gear.

It leveled the series 2-2 with a 5-0 shutout on Saturday night and then a blistering 20-9 victory on Sunday.

The strength of the Heat’s defence was at full force in game 4 as Tim Kennelly enjoyed five hits and batted in four runs, while Luke Hughes batted in five runs from his three hits and .

Jordan McDonald, the 22-year-old Perth boy returning home from a stint at college in the US, was the surprise packet though.

He batted at an impressive average of 0.553 for the opening series to lead all Heat hitters over the weekend. McDonald batted in two runs in each of Friday and Saturday’s losses and then another in Sunday’s slugfest.

He enjoyed eight hits from his 15 at bats over the four games.

The Blue Sox threatened to claim the series on Sunday, after taking a 5-0 lead at the top of the second innings courtesy of a Tyler Bortnick grand slam off Tom Bailey. Baily didn’t make it to the mound for the third inning.

However, Matt Kennelly and McDonald both also hit home runs for Perth in the second inning to keep the hosts in the contest. The contest that was blown apart by the champs when they piled on 12 runs between the sixth and seventh innings.

Alex Burkard, backing up from two innings pitched on Friday night, picked up the win on Sunday for the Heat after the Blue Sox failed to score from him in four innings pitched.

It wasn’t the greatest weekend for Perth’s starting pitchers though.

Shawn Sanford pitched for 4.0 innings on Friday night, giving up eight runs; Cameron Lamb had six runs scored off him in the the two innings to start the first game on Saturday; and Baily gave up six runs in 2.1 innings on Sunday.

Sanford also took to the mound in Sunday’s win and had another three runs scored from his 1.2 innings pitched.

In Saturday’s second game, Brian Baker gave up just two hits and no runs in the first three innings before being replaced on the mound by Scott Mitchinson, who picked up the win with 22 strikes from 30 pitches thrown.

Perth heads to Adelaide this week to tackle the Bite, which lost the last two games of its away series to the Brisbane Bandits, but still tied 2-2 over the season’s opening round.  Follow WAtoday on Twitter

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Competing at the Triathlon Australia National Duathlon Championships in Adelaide on October 19, two Sheldon Triathlon Club athletes were crowned national champions.
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Sheldon College year 11 student Joanne Miller dominated the field to win the National 16 to 19 Years Championship, while elite triathlete Annelise Jefferies claimed the Elite Under 23 Oceania Championship, in so doing clinching second place in the Elite Oceania Open Age Women’s category.

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Tigers player Greg Moller clebrfates scoring 200 in the First grade match against Sangate/Redcliffe at the weekend. It has been a big week in the media for Redlands Cricket. With Ryan LeLoux and Marnus Labuschagne being selected to play in the Queensland Bulls Sheffield team to play against South Australia, the club received widespread coverage, along with Courier Mail and Redland City Bulletin articles on our UK import Adam Ball and other features.
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Add some further mentions on Fox Sports and everyone wants to know about Redlands.

Redlands’ 1st grade wicketkeeper James Peirson played in the Cricket Australia XI match against South Africa in Canberra on Sunday.

To add to the limelight, in the latest two-day games against Sandgate/Redcliffe, where all Redlands teams batted on day one, Redlands batsmen enjoyed their time at the crease.

1st grade players Greg Moller 233 not out and Sam Heazlett 110, put on a 257-run partnership. Greg and Sam batted the house down in hot and windy conditions at Sandgate and those who witnessed their batting display spoke highly of their achievements.

The Redlands showtime continued at Wellington Point with 2nd grade player Liam Hope-Shackley hitting a superb 124 not out, which included 16 off the first over with the second new ball.

The remaining grades were also among the runs on day one, particularly the 6th grade number 1 team who put on 8/344, with Ben Dwyer and Ethan MacNamara top scoring with 66 runs each.

Tigers player Greg Moller clebrfates scoring 200 in the First grade match against Sangate/Redcliffe at the weekend.

Then young gun Liam Smith scored a century in the Under 17 Taverners game on Sunday against Ipswich/Logan. Congratulations to Liam and team mate Zach Addison, who have been selected in the Under 17 Metro teams to play next Sunday in games against North Queensland and South Queensland.

The club’s new net complex will be officially opened on Saturday, November 8 at 10am.

Each weekend three grade teams play at the club’s grounds at Birkdale Road, Wellington. Spectators are welcome and full canteen facilities are available.

Scores from the latest round:

1st grade: Redlands 2/421 (G Moller 233*, S Hazlett 110, S Moss 66) vs Sandgate/Redcliffe 0/19.

2nd grade: Redlands 370 (L Hope-Shackley 124*, M Miers 60, C French 59, L Kelly 47) vs Sandgate/Redcliffe.

3rd grade: Redlands 141 (P Bonney 38, M Drennan 34) vs Sandgate/Redcliffe 2/79.

4th grade: Redlands 9/289 (K Stuart 61, B Lavender 58, B Weeks 43, D Grey 39) vs Sandgate/Redcliffe.

5th grade: Redlands 2/81 vs Sandgate/Redcliffe 119 (B James 3/26, A Ward 3/30, J Richards 3/24).

6th grade (1): Redlands 8/344 dec (B Dwyer 66, E MacNamara 66, S Butters 53, M Dwyer 51,D Cassell 39) vs Sandgate/Redcliffe 0/6.

6th grade (2): Redlands 158 (M Davis 53, J Lau 44) vs Uni 1/34.

Taverners: Redlands 5/165 (L Smith 100) vs Ipswich/Logan.

Shane Watson Cup: Redlands 10/192 def Wynnum 9/158.

Ray Weier Cup: Redlands 5/303 def Wynnum 4/296.

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MILDURA’S face of racing, Gemma Lehmann, is excited to be the official ambassador on the biggest day of racing at the Sandilong track.
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Ambassador: Gemma Lehmann relaxes this week ahead of her role as the face of racing at today’s Mildura Melbourne Cup Day meeting at Sandilong Park. Picture: John Anderson

Gemma, 18, who has been juggling her VCE final exams with her racing ambassador role, said she’s kept up with her studies and her photo shoots over the past few weeks “without any hassles”.

“It’s been an honour to be asked to take on the role of racing ambassador to promote the local racing industry,” Gemma said.

“I’ve always loved the fashions on the field, and the different style and colour that each year brings.

“This year I’m looking forward to seeing the floral designs and the pastel colours that have been so popular.”

The dictionary definition of “ambassador” is “an official messenger on a special mission”, and young Gemma is perfect for the role.

“I believe my mission is really to promote Mildura Melbourne Cup Day as the biggest social event on Mildura’s racing calendar,” Gemma said.

“On Cup day I’ll be greeting gold marquee racegoers as well as assisting with the fashions on the field judging before the big race.

“Being trackside at Sandilong Park on Melbourne Cup Day today is what my role is all about.

“I’ll be dressed by Q Central and my hair and make-up will be by Cascade.

“My fascinator has been designed by 21 year-old Kirsty Schilling, an up-and-coming milliner who has been designing and making her pieces since she was 14.”

Gemma describes herself as a “country girl”, having spent her early years in Birchip in north central Victoria, before her Mum Kylie, Dad, Owen and older brother Jordan moved to settle in Mildura in 2000.

Although she loves horses, the closest she’s been to the horse racing industry is having a great grandfather who was a racetrack bookmaker.

“My first experience with thoroughbred racing was when my Pop took me to the Wycheproof races and asked me to select a horse number for him to place a bet on.

“My favourite number is 11, and as it happened, it won the race and my piggy bank was a lot healthier.”

Gemma said she hasn’t ever had a bet on a horse race and thinks today may be the time to have her first “flutter”.

“I might test my luck on a race before the cup is run at 3pm, and then have a small wager on the big race.

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