A’s win 6th softball title in a row

2017-02-28 06:01

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Bronwyn Marshall’s steady pitching played a pivotal role in Glenthorn A’s 8-0 victory over their closest rivals Falcons and their sixth Cape Town Softball Association super league title in a row.

Marshall only gave up two hits with superb offensive backup by Astrid van Kesteren (2-2) and Courtney Stevens (2-3).

A two-run triple by Cindy Davids was another highlight in the team’s performance. Lindsay Vercueil’s 2-2 batting for Falcons included a double and triple.

Nicky Jones faced 25 A’s batters, giving up six hits and only two earned runs. A few defensive errors on the Falcons side accounted for the other runs.

Four more titlesOver the weekend four more league titles were secured with two weeks to go. Lavender Hill won the major league title with another sound performance against Avendale, winning 11-2.

Closest rival VOB also secured promotion to the super league when it won a closely contested game against Belhar Dolphins 12-9. In the first league, Tygerberg ensured its promotion to the major league with a convincing 11-1 victory over Battswood. St Martins, who beat Tantasport 17-4, shares second spot with Kenfac Phillies.

Although Falcons lost to Heideveld Yankees 9-8, they still won the second league title.

The gap was too big for closest rival Lavender Hill, who easily beat Panthers 17-1.

Westridge Yankees beat Tableview Tornados 18-1 in the third league to take the title away from the Wynberg Gladiators, who also secured their promotion to the second league.

Results Super league

Kenfac Phillies 3, Westridge Yankees 6;

Glenthorn A’s 8, Falcons 0; Tantasport 4, St Martins 4; Normies – Bye

Major league

Crusaders 5, Kuils River Cougars 9; Heideveld Yankees 5, Strandfontein Mets 6; Belhar Dolphins 9, VOB 12; Avendale 2, Lavender Hill 11

First league

Kenfac Phillies 7, Lansdowne Eagles 0; Tygerberg 11, Battswood 1; Glenthorn A’s 8, Blackheath 2; Tantasport 4, St Martins 17

Second league

Heideveld Yankees 9, Falcons 8; Panthers 1, Lavender Hill 17; Vikings 0, Devonshire Rovers 7; Tableview Tornados – Bye

Third league

Khayelitsha Eagles 8, Wynberg Gladiators 9; St Augustines 14, Blackheath 9; Tableview Tornados 1, Westridge Yankees 18; Titans – BYE

Fourth league

Tableview Tornados 12, Thistles 6; Panthers 2, Khayelitsha Super Stars 8; Heideveld Yankees Colts 10, Battswood 6; Tantasport 7, Kuils River Cougars 0

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