Hamiltons set up final date

2017-02-14 09:51
Lindsay Kerchoff of Hamiltons in full stretch to tag a crawling Chad Beukes of Westridge Yankees on second base in a semi-final softball match for men played at the Turfhall sport complex on Sunday. Hamiltons won 11-1 to advance to the final.

Lindsay Kerchoff of Hamiltons in full stretch to tag a crawling Chad Beukes of Westridge Yankees on second base in a semi-final softball match for men played at the Turfhall sport complex on Sunday. Hamiltons won 11-1 to advance to the final. (Rashied Isaacs)

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Westridge Yankees’ joy last week when they defeated log leaders Devonshire Rovers 2-1 in a league encounter came to an abrupt halt yesterday when they were taken to the cleaners by Hamiltons Softball Club.

The semi-final knockout game ended after five innings with Hamiltons winning 11-1.

Hamiltons will meet Pirates in the final. Pirates easily defeated St Martins in the other semi-final, winning 8-1.

The Cape Doctor could not prevent some exiting softball at Turfhall Stadium. The Hamiltons offence reigned supreme when they amassed 15 hits off Wendall Solomons on the pitching rubber for Yankees.

Leading the pack with the aluminium bat was veteran Nigel Kerchhoff (3-4), closely followed by Tyron Brandt and Mark Quickfall, both batting 2-3. Luke Jacobs managed to clear the fence in the third inning with a two-run homer. Yankees could only muster five hits off Lloyd Stevens with Chad Beukes (2-2) and Jayson Ripepi (2-3).

A’s coast into final
Glenthorn A’s continued their good form when they defeated Tantasport twice in as many days.

In a league encounter on Saturday they continued their unbeaten run in the league with an easy 12-0 victory. The A’s continued their batting spree on Sunday in a semi-final knockout game when they hit a staggering 16 hits over hapless Roxanne Albertyn.

The hits included four three-baggers and two home runs. Leading the offence were Courtney Stevens (4-4) and Cindy Davids (3-3) with Lisa Erasmus, Astrid van Kesteren and Deidré Sasman each recording two hits.

A’s eventually won 10-3
In the other semi-final Falcons booked their place in the final with an 8-5 victory over a young Kenfac Phillies team.

The DCAS Club development programme reaped its rewards in the knockout competition when all four teams from the two clubs, Khayelitsha Eagles and Khayelitsha Super Stars, reached the finals.

Coach Moses “VR6” Molaba was ecstatic when his charges, the Eagles men and women, beat Devonshire Rovers and St Augustines respectively. The Super Stars men and women’s teams beat Stealers and Kuils River Cougars respectively.

The knockout finals will take place on Sunday 12 March.

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