Rampant A’s remain unstoppable

2015-12-08 06:00
Marlene Petersen of Lavender Hill softball club (left) balances on home plate as she brings in the run that ties the score on 5-5 with catcher Natasha Abrahams of Heideveld Yankees in a first division top of the table clash played at Turfhall park on

Marlene Petersen of Lavender Hill softball club (left) balances on home plate as she brings in the run that ties the score on 5-5 with catcher Natasha Abrahams of Heideveld Yankees in a first division top of the table clash played at Turfhall park on

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There is no stopping a high-flying Glenthorn A’s side from clinching their fifth consecutive league crown this season.

They beat a determined Westridge Yankees from Mitchell’s Plain 2-1 in a Cape Town Softball Association Super League encounter at Turfhall Stadium on Saturday.

With the Glenthorn side still sporting an unbeaten run to date, the team tops the table with 29 points from nine games.

But they may yet have ended on the receiving end as Yankees with bases loaded in the sixth innings had an ideal opportunity to score a fury of runs and nail A’s.

But with Yankees leaving nine of their runners stranded between bases in comparison to Glenthorn’s five, Yankees could only blame themselves for having missed out on a chance at beating their archrivals.

It was a close and tight game with Yankees right outfielder Shinnay Erasmus providing the highlight of the game in the fifth frame with her splendid running catch to dismiss Cindy Davids.

Nonetheless, Glenthorn pitcher Lauren Mulder held her nerve and pitched a steady game with a well marshalled field that assisted her in registering a 2-1 victory, considering that Yankees loaded the bases in the sixth frame but their runners were left stranded due to poor batting.

Mulder, in her six inning contest, faced 28 batters, claimed six scalps, allowed five base-on-ball while she gave up five single hits to Charmelle Whiteboy (2-2), Candice Bull, Glynis Koopman (each 1-2) and Zeona Dearham (1-3).

On the outside of the coin Yankees pitcher Megan Cable put up a brave fight against the Glenthorn batters and also earned six strike outs in her six innings contest.

Cable faced 22 batters, allowed two base-on-ball and conceded five hits (4 singles and a triple) of which Courtney Stevens (1-1), Astrid van Kresteren, Jean Bell, Lisa Erasmus (each 1-2) and Carla Swanepool (1-3), who clobbered a three bagger, featured among the hits for Glenthorn.

In the other Super League games second-placed Falcons (22 points) recorded a 12-2 win over VOB while St Martin’s won their assignment 11-4 against Normies. Tantasport rose to the occasion with a resounding 11-2 victory against Kenfac Phillies.


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