VOB 9 – 7 Athlone
Bellville 12 – 6 Durbanville
Giants 15 – 10 Crusaders
Bothasig 33 – 5 Van der Stel
Macaws u12 run riot over bothasig. The macaws did well to score 5 runs in the first 2 innings and take the game away from Bothasig early. Great hitting by the kids from lead off to number 9 paved the way for Jaedon Jonathan to complete a full game on the mound. 75 pitches in the 6 innings and he was backed by great defence and good catching by Nur Scello.
Top hitters was Nur (2 for 3 with a triple ) jaedon (2 for 3 with a HR) and Tristan (1 for 2 with a triple) well done boys massive turn around from the previous weeks loss.
VOB vs Pirates.It was a day of surprises as Wayne Ripepi started at 1st base showing Haliem how its done.Its only a pity that he stopped all the balls with his body. Who needs a glove.Pirates surprised us as they went ahead 8-4 at the end of the second inning.
A few errors made our starting pitcher Earl Pentolfe pull a hamstring from all the stress.Bradley Weeder adding a little to that stress running past a ball in centre field. Kulpy would have died if he had to witness that.
Nigel hitting a homerun was one of the highlites. The only reason however that was a homerun is because he had Yusuf and Tyron infront of him on the bases.With a few other guys on base it would have been a routine double.Ricky was solid with the bat hitting 3-3 while Tyron was also 3-3 pop ups to the catcher.Not he’s best batting display.
But the highlite surely has to be Yusuf (good hair) Daniels coming on as relief pitcher throwing a no hitter for the next 3 innings.One of those innings was a new club record with only 4 pitches. Well done Yusuf and please feel free to share some of that expensive gel with your team mates for the photos.
All and all a great game full of fun and laughter as always with teamspirit you won’t find anywhere else.
No other way we would want to spend our Saturday afternoons.
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.