Women’s softball heading to business end of the tournament

2017-02-21 06:00

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The Cape Town Softball Association’s women’s super league is nearing the end of its season.

Glenthorn A’s seem primed for another title as the team has a seven-point lead at the top of the table over Falcons.

Saturday will see the two giants of women’s softball locking horns.

A victory by the A’s will seal the title after third-placed Westridge Yankees dropped points against Tantasport over the weekend.

A’s beat bottom-of-the-table Normies 10-3. André Alexander’s Kenfac Phillies easily disposed of Bishop Lavis outfit St Martin’s 12-2.

Drama unfolded in the Tantasport game against the Yankees when Tanta came from behind to clinch the game 5-4 in a full seven-innings encounter.

Roxanne Albertyn maintained her composure throughout the game on the pitching rubber for Tanta while Carly Davids did duty for Yankees. Tanta catcher Nawaal Nacerodien also performed with the bat, recording a 2-3 statistic.

Major league

Lavender Hill made the major league its playground when the team maintained its unbeaten record with an easy 11-0 victory over Belhar Dolphins.

The loss by Heideveld Yankees to Kuils River Cougars (9-3) paved the way for VOB to regain its slot in the super league next year.

VOB, coached by Brian Lombard, continued its winning ways over Avendale by winning 5-3. Meagan Fillmore continues to perform admirably and consistently for VOB on the pitching rubber.

First league

Tygerberg easily clinched the first league title with three games to spare.

The hitting by the Tygerberg players throughout the season was intense with a total of 206 runs scored in just 18 games.

The battle for the second promotion slot is between St Martins, Battswood and Kenfac Phillies; all are on 30 points. St Martins and Battswood both dropped valuable points this past weekend, losing to Kenfac Phillies and Glenthorn A’s respectively.

Men

A Kurt Kloppers hit over centre field sealed a dramatic last gasp victory for Devonshire Rovers over Hamiltons. This result puts Rovers three points clear with as many games still to be played.

Moses Molaba’s pitching has been the best aspect of the Rover’s quest to wrest the title from Hamiltons. In a usually tightly fought battle in men’s softball, it was left to Kloppers to force an error from normally safe outfielder Luke Jacobs, who completely misjudged the flight of the ball.

Unbeaten Hamiltons all but sealed the title in the first league with another easy win over Albertons (16-1).

Khayelitsha Eagles held on to the second spot, and possible promotion to the majors, with a 3-2 victory over Devonshire Rovers.


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