Falcons whip hapless St Martin’s

2016-02-16 16:00
Casey Faure of Heideveld Yankees (left) gets tagged on third base by Jamie Siebritz of Tantasport in a first division softball match played at Turfhall on Saturday. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

Casey Faure of Heideveld Yankees (left) gets tagged on third base by Jamie Siebritz of Tantasport in a first division softball match played at Turfhall on Saturday. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

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A determined Falcons side showed their mettle with bat and ball in a dominant softball display at Turfhall Stadium to whip St Martin’s 8-1 in the late match on Saturday.

Bonita Cloete led the pitching attack by Saints. In her five frames on the rubber she faced 31 batters. While she conceded no base-on-balls or any fanned scalps, she surrendered 12 hits and six earned runs.

Tamara Larney (3-4) smacked two singles and a double while Nicole Alexander (2-2) hit a single and a triple, with some useful batting also coming from Kelly Julie (2-4), Nicky Jones (1-1), Carla Jacobs and Bettina Philips (each 1-3).

A three bagger enabled Falcons to score runs in the first (3), fourth (1) and fifth (3) innings to accumulate 8 runs.

Falcons were confident enough to begin their pitching onslaught with an experienced hand in Jones.

Jones operated the mound for five frames. She faced 19 batters and allowed no base-on-balls while earning three strike outs and surrendering five single hits.

Among the hits for Saints were Danielle Ford, Stacy Cloete, Bonita Cloete, Shanine Groepies and Kelly Cloete (each 1-2) while Stacy Cloete scored her team’s only run in the bottom of the fourth frame from a hit by Groepies from two down and with bases loaded.

Yankees nail TantasportWestridge Yankees’ softballers can feel chuffed with their work after beating a plucky Tantasport side 9-2 in an earlier Cape Town Softball Association Super League encounter at Turfhall Stadium on Saturday.

The Mitchell’s Plain side smacked 10 hits (8 singles and two doubles), had off pitcher Roxanne Albertyn.

Yankees, batting second, opened their account by scoring four runs in the opening frame.

However, in the top of the fourth frame Tantasport reduced the deficit by two runs, but in Yankees’ next two frames they accumulated five runs at the end of the sixth frame while Tanta failed to add any further runs to their tally.

Yankees started with Sadeeka Dulvie on the mound. She pitched for 4.1 of an innings, faced 20 batters, surrendered 5 hits (a home run and 4 singles) while allowing one base-on-ball, earned a solitary strike out and two runs, of which one was earned.

Relief pitcher Megan Cable faced five batters in her 1.2 innings. She pitched and struck out all five batters for achieving a remarkable no-hit performances and five scalps to cherish.

Nonetheless, Justine Stewart (1-3) clobbered a home run in the fourth inning while Kathryn van Boom (2-3), Roxanne Albertyn and Donne Bartlett (each 1-2) also contributed with the bat for Tantasport.

Tantasport entrusted Albertyn with pitching duties. She occupied the mound for six innings, facing 30 batters, conceding four base-on-balls, earned one strike out and allowed ten hits and nine earned runs.

Featuring were Nuraan Williams, Roxanne Ohlsson, Glynis Koopman (each 2-3), Sasha Philander (1-1), Jacky Adonis (1-2), Candice Bull and Megan Cable (each 1-3).

It was primarily the good hits accomplished by the batting line-up that contributed to runs and simultaneously enabled Yankees to record a resounding and industrious win.

Weekend results . Super League: Glenthorn A’s 11, Kenfac Phillies 0; VOB 8, Normies 8.

. Major league: Strandfontein Mets 12, Avendale 11; Westridge Yankees 12, Kuils River Cougars 3; Crusaders 8, WCSS 5.

. First League: Heideveld Yankees 12, Tantasport 1; Lavender Hill 9, Kenfac Phillies 1; Tygerberg 17, Battswood 1.

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