Our home opener and the boys just never rocked up to play. From the very first inning we gave away walks and made errors and it never stopped till the end of the game. Macaws started with lefty Damian Perkins hoping to have a few pitchers stretched out over the next few weeks and hopefully make Bothasig something different. However walks, errors and one or two hits cost us big time today.
We faced SA pitcher Jared Elario who has been preparing for months for the French series and it showed. He mowed down our hitters with pace and precision. When we did get on base we could not capitalize.
With a very young team we will have good games and bad ones. Today was one of the latter. Now for our young boys to show character and start all over again next week.
Kevin Mullins and young Luke Budler got their first taste of ML baseball with Mullins also getting his first ML hit. Budler was comfortable in the outfield and ended the day playing all three outfield positions between u18,MLR and ML today.
It was a scorcher in Cape Town today as we took on out neighbours. Unfortunately some guys mistook the field for Athlone baths as there was lots of diving going on. Some guys took a dive into the ball, some guys took a dive next to the ball. And it soooo was not pretty. Hadley and Overs doing most of the diving looked like they saw perlamoen somewhere on that field.
Owen and Haliem looked really classy as a 72 year old struck them out with minimal effort. The man could hardly walk. Haliem may have moved one or two vertebrae as he swung into nowhere. Our pitching was great as Hadley and Glen shared the day. Our Newby Rafael Nadal started the game a little nervous but gave us quite a performance after the game which will long be remembered.
We are still having a problem with our leadoff spot as Kulpy got given the spot but struggled a bit as he hit someone the night before with his knee. Welcome back to all the guys who played their first game. Overall lots of laughter and a good afternoon in great company. Oh and Wayne still has a lam boud. 😂