Falcons soar to victory in opener

2019-10-22 06:00
Lavender Hill pitcher Melissa Savage. PHOTO: Noore Nacerodien

Lavender Hill pitcher Melissa Savage. PHOTO: Noore Nacerodien

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Falcons Softball Club got off to a great start in their Cape Town Softball Association’s Super League opening fixture on Saturday 19 October when they thrashed former champions, Glenthorn A’s, 11-2 at the Turfhall Softball Stadium.

Falcons started at a blistering pace scoring four runs in their first turn at bat.

Lisa Erasmus kept Falcons scoreless for four innings before she crumbled, giving up five free bases in the fifth innings, allowing Falcons to score seven runs.

Glenthorn could muster a mere four hits off young Amy Minnies.

Meanwhile, Lavender Hill, found the resistance from Tantasport tough in their opening fixture of the season, managing a tight 4-3 victory.

Roxanne Albertyn, performing duties on the pitching rubber, was also the first player to clear the fence this season.

Young Melissa Savage started off the pitching for the Hill, with the more experienced Grivonne Rhoda taking over the duties in the fourth innings.

In the other Super League encounter, current league holders Westridge Yankees were held 2-2 by Kenfac Phillies, with newcomers Heideveld Yankees on bye in the first week.

Last year’s Major League Champion, Falcons, continued their winning ways with a 5-0 victory over Belhar Dolphins with newcomers Table View Tornados easily defeating old hands Kuils River Cougars.

Westridge Yankees beat Lavender Hill 8-2 in the other Major League encounter

Other results:

First League:

Khayelitsha Eagles 6; Glenthorn A’s 9

St Martins 13; Blackheath 11

Panthers 10; Battswood 6

Crusaders 2; Lavender Hill 7

Second League:

Table View 5; Tantasport 11

Falcons 7; Battswood 0

Kenfac Phillies 16; Devonshire Rovers 1

Third League:

Thistles 0; Westridge Yankees 7

St Augustines 9; Normies 7

Strandfontein Mets 5; Stealers 4.

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