2012 BISAC Tee Ball
Primary Tee Ballers Strike for Glory at the Boys and Girls U’11 BISAC Tournaments
We were delighted to be able to enter a very satisfying 3 Boys and 3 Girls teams into this years’ U’11 BISAC Tee Ball events and I am sure that all of the children who took part enjoyed their opportunity to represent the school in some friendly competition. Please read and enjoy the following reports from the 3 different venues.
U/11 Girls BISAC Tee ball teams turn up the heat
On a hot Saturday morning three Patana Girls’ teams headed to Bromsgrove to play some blistering tee ball.
The Tigers were defending champions and so the team to beat. Alas we started the first game at only a tepid temperature. Against a good RIS side the girls held their nerve and finished with a draw. This game saw the girls start to gel as a team, displaying trust in each other combined with good communication and accurate throwing. With no time for a break the second match was against hosts Bromsgrove. The girls upped the tempo to lukewarm and easily won this game due their excellent fielding. The next match against Harrow would be a crucial game. Both teams were evenly matched with some superb catches made by both sides. The game reached boiling point as Harrow’s last batter came to hit. It was a big hit but the girls combined well to bring the ball back to home and stop Harrow from winning. The final result was a 9-9 draw. Our final match was a simmering performance against Shrewsbury with excellent batting from most of the team.
Our results meant the Tigers team has made the final against Harrow. Everyone knew it would be a tough game and would have to play their best tee-ball. After the first innings the girls were down 4-6 but kept their composure to reverse the score in the second innings 6-4 resulting in a tie. A deciding third innings was played. Great teamwork, decision making and fielding kept Harrow to 4 runs. Coming down to the final hit we were in a good scoring position, it was a scorching hit and the runners set fire to the diamond in their effort to get home. At the end of the innings we had won by 1 run. Congratulations to all the girls on representing Patana with fantastic skill, sportsmanship and teamwork. (Ms. Fiona)
Mr. Amuchou writes about the Patana Orange team
The day started with a match against Shrewsbury B, it was incredibly tight and we played as hard as we could but we lost by 2 runs. Following our loss we then played Harrow B. It was head to head after the first innings but again Harrow managed to sneak in some extra runs in the 2nd innings. The third and final match was against the Patana Black team. This was an enjoyable game and we managed to win by 3 runs.
All the girls played well but Sophia Perry 6T deserves a special mention for her excellent batting and fielding. From watching the matches we thought that our batting was good however there was room for improvement in fielding. Overall the girls played really well and had a fun day!!
Khun Patcharee writes about the Patana Black team
The Patana Black team started the tournament with a match against Harrow B. This was a close game with the girls getting used to working together as a team. Unfortunately we lost by 3 runs. We made up for it on second game against Shrewsbury B. Again this was a close match but the Black team were victorious and we won by 2 runs. The final match of the day was against the Patana Orange team. We knew this would be a difficult match to win and even though we lost the team performed admirably. I was impressed with our batting on the day and the area to work on now is our fielding. This is a developmental team of Year 4 and 5 students. It was pleasing to see everyone work hard and try their best. Special mention goes to Philine Baak 4R, Serena Gray 5C and Gene Dumnernchanvanich 5B for their contributions to the team.
The Boys Tiger team gathered early at NIST on Saturday morning, the atmosphere was tense as the boys knew that they had a long day of Tee Ball ahead of them. The team was going into the competition as defending champions but knew they would need to work hard if they were to retain that title.
Ruamrudee International School were our first opponents and the boys got off to a fantastic start, beating them convincingly 29-09, some great fielding and batting all-round! Our next match was against a strong NIST team and we knew that this would be one of our toughest games. It was a very tough match with every point being hard fought, very close all the way to the end! Unfortunately it wasn’t to be our day and NIST won 13-19, however we were still through to the semi finals and were hoping that we would get a chance to play NIST again in the final.
Shrewsbury were our next opponents in the semis and the team was keen to get on with it after their previous defeat. The boys played superbly and came away as winners 16-06, thanks to some awesome fielding. NIST would be next in the final!
The boys got off to a very nervous start but were still able to keep the game level after the first innings. In the second disaster struck, as NIST performed excellently in the field, the Tigers were unable to recover and eventually lost the game. It was a fantastic final and a gutsy performance all-round, but NIST came out worthy winners in the end.
It was a great day and as always the Tigers were a credit to the school and their parents! Thank you to everyone who came to support and cheer us on. (Mr. Chris)
Mr. Rice and Mr Brad write about the Patana Orange and Patana Black Teams.
Saturday the 12th May was another terrific day of Tee Ball for 23 Patana Boys who went to Shrewsbury School to compete in the BISAC ‘B’ Championships. Mr Rice had the Patana Orange Team with a mixture of Year 4 & 5 boys in it and Mr.Brad had the Patana Blacks with a Year 5 & 6 boys.
The day started with the two teams being separated into two pools, an A pool and a B pool, which ensured Patana Black and Orange would not have to play one another unless they both got into the Final.
The Patana Orange team started the day on a winning note. After a shaky first innings in the field where they gave up 7 runs, they came back in the second with some fantastic defensive play, only conceding 2 runs to the Harrow White team. Some great batting from Chali and superb fielding from Santi helped secure the win.
In the second match, the Patana Orange team again displayed some fine batting and fielding, but they were just slightly edged by a much larger and older Shrewsbury team. However, a record of one win and one loss was enough to get them into the 3rd-4th place game.
In the final game of the afternoon, Patana Orange got off to a fantastic defensive start. A highlight of the innings was a superb catch by Paul resulting in a double play. Unfortunately, the Patana Orange boys weren't able to get their bats going and were edged by the Shrewsbury team and had to settle for 4th place.
Patana Black started off with a game against Harrow School. The boys started nervously but by sticking to the team tactic of ground balls the boys won 20-8.
The next game was against the American School of Bangkok (ASB) and saw the boys play with great confidence. They did not allow an ASB batter to get beyond 2nd base with some awesome fielding including a great fly-ball catch and a triple play. Patana Black certainly enjoyed their game as they came away as 20-0 winners.
The third game of the day was always thought to be our hardest, playing one of the two Shrewsbury teams, both of which had some big hitters, who could clear the diamond easily. This involved a change in tactics in the field with the outfielders standing deeper and moving in for the softer hits. The game was hard fought with some outstanding fielding from both teams. The team eventually grinding out a 14-11 win, putting them through to the final.
In the final the Patana Black team got off to a shaky start after losing the toss and being asked to bat they started with four straight outs. This resulted in a very quick team chat and a reminder to stick to the team plan, which was ground balls into gaps and to work hard running around bases. This resulted in 6 runs out of the remaining 8 batters which was a great confidence booster. Once again the fielding was outstanding and we managed to restrict Shrewsbury to 5 runs in their opening innings. 8 runs in the second innings really set a platform to defend. The duo, of Robbie at Pitcher and Anil on 1st base were hard to get past resulting in numerous outs for Shrewsbury who could only manage 6 runs giving Patana Black a well-deserved gold medal and BISAC Plate win.
The team fielded very well all day with a lot of hard balls being caught in the outfield and in the diamond. When up to bat, three people deserve special mention; Arnav Jhaveri, Advay Sharma and Charlie Flanders all had an awesome day at the Tee.
Great job to all players and a thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all. Many thanks to all of the parents who came and supported our teams.
A huge thank you also to all of the Coaches who helped take a team on the day and to all of our 6 Patana Teams for representing your school so positively.
Head of Primary Physical Education
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