Glenthorn A’s and Falcons meet in softball final

2016-02-23 06:00
Jacky Adonis of Westridge Yankees (left) dives to collect a return peg as Nicole Fortune of Glenthorn A’s passes her to advance to second base in their Cape Town Softball Association Super League Knockout semi-final played at Turfhall on Sunday. A’s won the match 5-1 to set up a rematch of last year’s final with Falcons on 13 March. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

Jacky Adonis of Westridge Yankees (left) dives to collect a return peg as Nicole Fortune of Glenthorn A’s passes her to advance to second base in their Cape Town Softball Association Super League Knockout semi-final played at Turfhall on Sunday. A’s won the match 5-1 to set up a rematch of last year’s final with Falcons on 13 March. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

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This year’s Cape Town Softball Association Knockout Cup final will be contested between last season’s finalists – the defending champions Falcons and Glenthorn A’s at Turfhall Stadium on 13 March.

This after both teams won their respective semi-final matches against Tantasport and Westridge Yankees at Turfhall this weekend.

This time around Steven Rodkin and his assistant coaches, Wayne May and Deon Kerchhoff, together with the Glenthorn side are determined to cap a fantastic season by capturing the league and knockout double.

In last year’s final, Glenthorn A’s, leading 3-1, saw Falcons stage a remarkable fight to clinch the game 4-3.

Falcons head coach Andre Alexander and his softballers are just as determined to defend their title.

However, Sunday’s semi-final between Falcons and Tantasport developed into an exciting showdown in which both teams were kept scoreless in their first six innings.

Falcons then scored four earned runs thanks to Nicky Jones, Aamarah Larney, Chanté Hatting and Kelly Julie in the decisive seventh innings that enabled them to beat Tanta 4-0.

In this particularly nerve-jangling contest, Falcons smacked 10 hits off pitcher Roxanne Albertyn with Hatting’s 2-3 the pick of the batting stats for Falcons.

On the other end of the spectrum, Jones starred for Falcons on the pitching mound, facing 24 batters. She fanned two batters and allowed just two hits, namely to Roxanne Albertyn and Kathrin van Boom (each 1-3).

A’s trounce Yankees

In the featured semi-final Glenthorn A’s trounced Westridge Yankees 5-1 after scoring four runs (1 and 3) in their first two turns at bat that pretty much laid the foundation of their success.

Making costly errors at crucial stages of the game (seven on-field errors to be exact) proved to be Yankees’ undoing.

Despite having their coaches Nazeem Dulvie and Natasha de Klerk attempting to instil some confidence in their players, very few batters could get on top of Lauren Mulder’s fierce and shrewd pitching.

Mulder struck out five of the 24 batters faced and gave up five hits, which were shared between Candice Bull (2-3), Shinay Erasmus (1-2), Nuraan Williams and Glynis Koopman (1-3 each).

For Westridge Yankees Megan Cable was on the mound for five innings, facing 25 batters.

She conceded two base-on-balls and earned two fanned victims while surrendering seven hits to Lisa Erasmus, Alec Fortune, Astrid van Kesteren, Carla Swanepool, Cindy Davids, Deidre Sasman and Curly Mulder.

The men’s Major League final will be between Devonshire Rovers and Westridge Yankees after Yankees’ 7-6 win over Hamiltons Green in the tie-breaker. The highlight was three home runs in a single inning for the Mitchell’s Plain side.

In the other semi-final Devonshire Rovers wiped out Hamiltons Black to record a 7-0 shut-out win.

Results of the semi-finals

WOMEN

Super League: Falcons 4, Tantasport 0; Glenthorn A’s 5, Westridge Yankees 1.

Major League: Westridge Yankees 10, WCSS 5; Crusaders 2, Strandfontein Mets 1.

First League: St Martin’s 11, Battswood 6; Tygerberg 7, Heideveld Yankees 4.

Second League: Falcons 11, Glenthorn A’s 9; Devonshire Rovers 16, Lansdowne Eagles 6.

Third league: VOB 9, Lavender Hill 7; Table View Tornados 24, Heideveld Yankees 4.

Fourth League: Wynberg Gladiators 10, Westridge Yankees 3; Crusaders Colts 10, Table View Tornados 7.

MEN

Major League: Devonshire Rovers 7, Hamiltons Black 0; Westridge Yankees 7, Hamiltons Green 6.

First League: Albertons 17, St Martin’s 2; Hamiltons Grey 27, Blackheath 3.

Second League: Tantasport 11, Strandfontein Mets 7; Stealers 4, Khayelitsha Eagles 3


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