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By Christina Cameron

Bellarine Bears have been having some mixed results in the competitions as of late, but the A Grade is further cementing their spot in the top four with wins over the last few weeks.
After losing starting pitcher Brock Wells not far into the season, Josh Crotty has really been able to come into his own and go from strength to strength, with the support of Simon Murry and Matt Sage over the season. With only a number of games and rounds to go, and with the return of Lewis Weldon from national softball duties last week, Bellarine will be expected to play well against Mounties, Guild and reigning premiers Deakin.
Lewis Weldon is a man of many talents at the Bears. While he came to Bellarine as a catcher, Lewis is well known for his talents on the softball diamond having played for the Steelers since 2011. For the last three weeks, Weldon has been away with the Aussie Steelers in Canada at the 2017 International Men’s Championships against several sides from all over the globe. Lewis managed to get on the ground as a catcher and an infielder, as well as being suited to the designated player role, something that as a ball player for the Bears over the three weeks, the side gave it their all and produced win after win. These wins got them all the way to the grand final against the New Zealand Black Sox.
This game was tight all the way through for both teams and the Steelers leading all the way to the bottom of the fifth inning, but a strong sixth inning from the Black Sox put them over the line for the gold medal 6-4. Lewis had a great run over the tournament. He played nine games and came away with five runs, five hits and five RBIs over all nine of these games.
It’s pretty motivating knowing that you’re playing with someone who is proudly representing their country, and Lewis brings a lot of pride to the team that along with manager Cameron Brown makes all of us want to work hard, be stronger and faster and even more proud to be a member of the Bellarine Bears Baseball Club.
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