Dragons burn Braves

The Doncaster Dragons got back on the winning list with an impressive come-from-behind win over Malvern at Deep Creek on Sunday.
After three successive losses, the Dragons were seemingly headed for a fourth when they trailed 6-2 in the sixth inning.
But a five-run seventh inning turned things around, and some solid relief pitching prevented any Malvern comeback as Doncaster won 8-6. 
Cody Beck started on the mound for Doncaster and breezed through the first two innings before striking trouble in the third. Beck’s four innings of work yielded three runs on four hits and four walks, with five strikeouts.
Andrew Chesterton pitched four innings of relief, earning the win while allowing three runs on five hits and two walks, with one strikeout.
Brian Chen, who played left field for eight innings, came on to pitch the ninth and did the job in style, not allowing a base-runner and earning the save.
Offensively Stephen Pound led the way for the Dragons with two hits, a hit-by-pitch and reaching on an error. Luke Utting had the only extra-base hit, a run-scoring double to left field in the big seventh inning.
Todd Messinger, Jack Burgoine, Scott Couling and Callum Lethborg also had base hits, with Messinger driving in three runs. 
Having lost their previous game against Port Melbourne in disappointing fashion, the Dragons don’t have to wait long for a chance at revenge. The two teams meet next Sunday at Deep Creek.