Westridge Yankees keep winning

2016-11-15 09:39
Lee Marks of Athlone A’s (right) waits for confirmation from the umpire as he tags Kyle Botha of Bothasig on second base during a major league game played in Athlone on Saturday. A’s won 5-2.

Lee Marks of Athlone A’s (right) waits for confirmation from the umpire as he tags Kyle Botha of Bothasig on second base during a major league game played in Athlone on Saturday. A’s won 5-2. (Rashied Isaacs)

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A dominant pitching performance by Jayson Ripepi and his brother Kyle set up Westridge Yankees for their fifth win of the baseball season on Saturday. They beat Grassy Park Crusaders 8-5 in their major league game at Rooikrans sports field.

Jayson Ripepi pitched six innings and only conceded two hits and struck out nine hitters. He was briefly relieved by Luwayne du Plessis in the seventh inning. This did not work out for him and he was replaced by Kyle Ripepi. Kyle completed the last three innings, allowing two hits and striking out two hitters.

Yankees did the damage up front, scoring three runs in the first inning and two runs in the second inning. They then scored a further three runs in the seventh inning to take a commanding 8-0 lead.

Crusaders game back strongly in the seventh inning as well and gave Yankees a scare by scoring five runs off Du Plessis.
The top hitters for Yankees were Chad Eksteen (2/4) and Du Plessis (2/5).

Crusaders started their pitching with Jared Williams, followed by Kyle van der Ross. Williams pitched five innings, allowing five hits and five runs while walking six hitters. Van der Ross pitched the last four innings, allowing three runs from three hits.

Crusaders’ best hitters were Chris Jacobs (2/4) and Jamie Mauritz (2/4).

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