Giants see off Van der Stel

2016-01-12 06:00
Wesley Gamba of Maitland Giants (left) trips over Robbie Clark of Van der Stel on third base during their promotional league match played at the Kensington sport complex on Saturday. Giants won 5-1 to remain at the top of the league table.  PHOTO: Ra

Wesley Gamba of Maitland Giants (left) trips over Robbie Clark of Van der Stel on third base during their promotional league match played at the Kensington sport complex on Saturday. Giants won 5-1 to remain at the top of the league table. PHOTO: Ra

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The Maitland Giants came out victorious in their top of the league clash with Van der Stel in the promotion league of WP baseball at the weekend.

Giants won the game 5-1 and moved two points clear at the top of the standings.

The combined pitching effort of Matt Soren (from the United States) and Jayde Thorne restricted Van der Stel to three hits for the game. Michael Miller batted 1 for 5 for Van der Stel, hitting in their only run in the eighth innings.

Giants scored their five runs off Van der Stel’s two international pitchers before experienced campaigner Bles Kemp shut them down for the last three innings.

Jayde Thorne (2 for 3), Kyle Inglis (1 for 3) and Ryan Samie (1 for 2) were Giants’ best hitters.

The foreign pitchers could only pitch a combined total of five innings.

Bothasig’s Elario shuts out A’sAn awesome pitching performance by Jared Elario helped Bothasig to beat Athlone A’s 5-0 at the Abe Sher stadium in Bothasig to move two points clear at the top of the major league of WP baseball.

Elario threw a no-hitter and only faced two hitters more than the minimum. He threw for nine innings, faced 29 hitters, struck off 16 and allowed two base on balls.

The Bothasig hitters – Brett Willemburg (3 for 4), Keenan Clarke (2 for 3) and Nick Eagles – did well to support Elario’s efforts.

A’s had no answer to Elario’s dominant performance.

Carl Michaels (seven innings) and Lloyd Stevens (one inning) shared the pitching duties for A’s.

Yankees lose to VOBAlthough they out hit VOB 14 to 7, Westridge Yankees still lost 14-13.

Three big innings (second, fourth and ninth) by VOB set up a surprising victory over Westridge.

Westridge did not help their efforts by allowing 16 free bases (13BB and 4HBP) and making seven errors.

Westridge’s pitching duties were shared by Jayson Ripepi (5.2Inn, 5H, 5BB, 6K and 3HBP) and Luwayne du Plessis (2.1Inn, 2H, 8BB, 1K and 1HBP).

VOB’s pitching was shared by Michael Scritten, Grant Robertson and Chad Jones with a combined effort (9Inn, 14H, 9BB, 3HBP). VOB surprised when they did not use their SA squad member Jason Theys. Theys was merely seen warming up in the bullpen.

The best hitters for Westridge were Casley Ripepi (3 for 4), Veon Rix (2 for 2) and Kyle Ripepi (2 for 3). Chad Gravenhorst (3 for 4) and Grant Emmanuel (2 for 4) were VOB’s best hitters.

Both teams fielded poorly with Westridge making seven errors and VOB eight.

Bellville blast Durbanville late in gameTwo homeruns in the bottom of the eighth innings by Bellville (with them 3-2 up) took the game away from Durbanville.

A three-run homerun by Jonathan Phillips and a two-run homerun by Kyle Eittisch helped Bellville beat Durbanville 8-4 to move into second spot on the major league.

Durbanville’s pitching duties were shared between Benji Waite (5 Inn/ 1 run), Gavin Jefferies (3 Inn/ 2 runs) and Terence le Roux (1 Inn/ 5 runs). Bellville also used three pitchers: Russell Olivier (5 Inn/ 1 run), Josh Havelson (3 Inn/ 1 run) and Callan Pearce (1 Inn/ 2 runs).

Other resultsMajor league

Silvertree 9; Crusaders 4

Promotion league

Devonshire 6; Helderberg 8

Battswood 15; Thistle 5

Lansdowne: Bye


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