A’s cannot beat Bellville

2017-03-07 06:01

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Bellville extended its unbeaten run to 25 games this season with a 9-2 win over Athlone A’s at Vangate sports complex on Saturday afternoon.

But the result is not a true reflection of the game as Bellville scored six runs on two down at the top of the ninth inning.

Both starters, Bertus Mostert (8inn, 2 runs, 7 hits, 1 walk and 3 Ks) for Bellville, and Carl Michaels (8.2inn, 4 runs, 7 hits and 10Ks) for A’s, did well. Michaels left with the score 3-2, runner third with two down as his allotted 110 pitches for the game was exhausted.

He was replaced by Lloyd Stevens who looked extremely uncomfortable and was unable to execute the last out. Mathew Diedericks replaced him, but not before Bellville scored six runs from three hits, two walks and an error. Jonathan Phillips did well with the bat for Bellville, with figures of 3/4 including two home runs, a solo in the eighth and a two run in the ninth inning.

Aiden O’Connor batted 2/4 for A’s.

Giants lose leadAn eight-run comeback in the ninth inning sealed a 15-11 victory for VOB over Maitland Giants at the Kensington sports grounds on Saturday.

At the top of the sixth inning, leading 8-2, Giants thought they’d won the game already. They did not envisage VOB rallying to score thirteen runs in the last four innings. Four runs from two hits and three walks in the sixth inning, and eight runs from two hits, two hits by pitch, one sacrifice bunt, four walks including an intentional walk and an error in the ninth inning swung the game in VOB’s favour.

Paul Bell and Robin Jones batted 3/5 for VOB. VOB started with Grant Robertson for the first four innings. He was replaced by Michael Scritten with the score 8-2 to Giants. Scritten threw three innings before he was replaced by Paul Bell in the eighth inning with VOB still down 10-7. Bell closed out the last two innings, conceding one further run in the ninth inning.

Giants started with their US import Matt Siren, who allowed two runs in his four-innings stint. He was replaced by Jayde Thorne for three innings, allowing four runs. Brad Erasmus closed out the last two innings, but came a cropper in the last inning, conceding those eight runs.

Josh Petersen (3/4) and Alistair Fester 2/5 hit well for the Giants. Erasmus hit a three-run home run in the first inning.

Yankees annihilatedBothasig won Westridge Yankees 24-3 in five innings at Bothasig baseball ground on Saturday. Bothasig scored eleven runs in the first and third inning.

The top hitters for Bothasig were Benji Smith and JP Norman (4/5) and Keenan Clarke and Justin Lazarus (3/5).

Full resultsSaturday

Major league

Bothasig 23, Westridge 2

Maitland 11, VOB 15

Athlone 2, Bellville 9

Crusader 4, Durbanville 17

Promotion league

Van der Stel 16, Milnerton 2

Devonshire 4, Helderberg 18

Thistle 0, Battswood 15

Sunday

Major league

Bothasig 9, Maitland 2

Bellville 15, VOB 5

Athlone 3, Crusaders 1

Westridge 3, Durbanville 5


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