Cresswell himself had a leading four of the 15 team hits in the landslide win.
“It was a well documented slow start to the season for me. Everyone seemed to be waiting me to pick it up and I did so it feels good.
The strange thing about the sport of baseball is while the score was a blowout, you can always trace it down to that one little moment when it was close.
Baseball can be a fickle game. Perhaps like no other sport the small margins are magnified.
Owens chopped the ball on what looked like a routine ground out but just beat the throw to first. Had he been a second slower the Clippers would have been out of the inning in a scoreless game.
Instead a Bruce Wang 2-RBI hit and a three-run Nick Talbot moon shot launched the Crushers to a 6-0 lead.
A sacrifice fly in the second inning and an Alex Carter solo shot in the fourth moved the boat men within four runs.
That quickly disappeared.
The Crushers kept flexing their muscles and grinded out two more runs by playing small ball in the fourth.
The Crushers added another in the sixth.
In the end, all but one of the Crushers starting nine had a hit. The only member that didn’t was Landon Hernandez – who was 0-1 with two walks. Jeremy Cresswell led the way with four hits.
At 7:00PM on Wednesday 19 December the Crushers will take on the minor-premier Carp in a battle for the first ever championship title.
Stay tuned for Grand Final details.