Rebels softballer Chase Cunningham makes a desperate grab for the ball during Switch Moneyball softball tournament played in Ipswich over the weekend.
Rebels softballer Chase Cunningham makes a desperate grab for the ball during Switch Moneyball softball tournament played in Ipswich over the weekend. Rob Williams

Dragons secure $5000 bonus

THE Canberra based Namadgi Dragons secured back-to-back titles at the Moneyball softball tournament in Ipswich.

The Dragons took the winner take all prize pool of $5000.

Dragons coach Phillip Powell was pleased with his team's effort over the weekend at the One Mile softball grounds.

"We love coming to Queensland, especially when we win,'' Powell said.

"We will return next year to defend our title.''

After a tense 3-2 semi-final against Scorpions on Saturday night, the Dragons moved straight into the decider.

Dragons defeated Scorpions again in the grand final with a 5-2 scoreline.

Toowoomba Dodgers were defeated by Bruins in the knockout semi to book a place in the preliminary final against Scorpions.

On Saturday night, the Home Run Derby was won by Mitch Howard with 10 home runs.

That came after the Dragons made a cautious start in their opening match on Friday.

The visitors totally dominated their first game with a 11-0 scoreline over local Ipswich team Rebels.

Adam Folkard, reconised as one of the best pitchers in the world, threw for Dragons with eight strike outs from the 15 batters faced.

Folkard and Ryan Merriman also were dominant with two hits each and a home run each. Folkard was named player of the match.

An All star team was selected from the tournament: Pitcher - Adam Folkard (Dragons), catcher - Zenon Winters (Dragons), first base - Luke Thomas (Bruins), second base - James Harris (Dodgers), third base - Josh White (Dragons), short stop - Jacob Rooke (Scorpions), right field - Wade Prouten, centre field - Ryan Merriman, left field - Shaun Goffer, designated player - Adam Folkard. Coach: Phillip Powell.

Batter of the tournament: Jacob Rooke.

Pitcher of the tournament: Adam Folkard.

MVP of the tournament: Zenon Winters.



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