Westridge woes continue

2017-01-31 06:01

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The Maitland Giants took full advantage of the trouble the Westridge Yankees are in by beating them 8-1 on Saturday.

The Yankees recorded two scattered hits. They never came to grips with the pitching of Jayde Thorne and Canadian Jas Shergill.

Jayson Ripepi pitched 6.2 innings. He conceded five runs from five hits, walking three and striking out five. He was replaced by his younger brother Kyle who pitched 1.1 innings, conceding a further three runs from two hits and two walks. Josh Petersen (2/4), Kyle Rossouw (2/3) and Thorne (1/1) were the best Giants hitters.

Yankees were without their coach Benno Johannes and five of their regular players.

Bellville unbeaten

Bothasig used four pitchers who managed to restrict Bellville to four hits, including a home run by Charles Cordier in the fourth inning. It was the eleven walks that would concern coach Raymond Tew.

Bothasig started with Keenan Clarke who pitched one inning. He conceded two runs, no hits, three walks and a hit by pitch. He was replaced by Keagan Lazarus who pitched two innings, conceding three runs from one hit, the home run by Cordier, four walks and one hit by pitch.

After conceding the home run Lazarus was replaced by Jared Elario who conceded a further two runs from one hit, four walks and an intentional walk.

Kyle Botha closed out the last two innings.

Cordier (2/3 including the home run in the fourth inning) and Dayton Williams (2/3) were Bellville’s best hitters.

Bellville used two pitchers with Bertus Mostert getting a start against his former club. Mostert threw 4.2 innings, conceding three runs, eight hits while striking out two hitters. He was replaced by Callan Pearce who pitched the last 4.1 innings without conceding a run from two hits and two walks. He struck out seven hitters.

Benjamin Smith (3/4) and Nicholas Eagles faired best with the bat for Bothasig.

Bellville has finished nineteen games unbeaten this season.

Even though defending champion Bothasig out-hit log leader Bellville ten hits to four, Bellville still managed to win the game 7-3.

VOB smashes Crusaders

A poor first inning by Crusaders in which they conceded twelve runs made the 18-0 win so much easier for VOB at Chukker Road on Saturday night.

VOB’s twelve runs were scored from five hits, five walks, a hit by pitch and three errors.

Again Kleintjies started pitching for Crusaders but had to be relieved by Jarrod Williams after he could only manage one out after seven hitters. He walked five and hit one batter with a pitch.

Williams did much better in closing the last 4.2 innings. He conceded eleven runs from ten hits and three walks.

The seven errors Crusaders made did not help the situation they found themselves in.

Lance Gordon (3/4), Mathew Darius (2/3) and Grant Emmanuel (2/4) faired best for VOB.

In the other major league game, Athlone went down 3-1 to Durbanville.

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