Pirates upstaged by Eagles

2018-01-30 06:00

Khayelitsha Eagles turned the tables on Pirates with a sound 6-2 victory in the Cape Town Softball Association’s men’s Major League competition on Sunday.

Moses Molaba was in top form on the pitching mound for Eagles, striking out 12 of the Pirates batters and giving up a mere five hits in the process.

On the offence it was Eagles’ Thuto Makolomakoe who caused most of the damage to the Pirates defence with a 4-4 batting display.

Other performers with the bat for Eagles were Thami Ntenteni and Denzil Weiner, both batting 2-3. Levan Jacobs was the only Pirates batter able to face up to Molaba’s pace, batting 2-3. Meanwhile, Hamiltons are cruising to yet another title after easily defeating closest rivals, Westridge Yankees, 18-6.

Next Sunday sees the men contest the semi-finals of the knockout competition. Eagles face up to Yankees, while Hamiltons and Pirates will do battle.

In the women’s Super League on Saturday, Falcons’ young Amy Minnies succumbed to Phillies’ batting in the last inning. Falcons took the lead in the first inning when Kelly Julie scored Ammaarah Larney. Minnies stood tall on the pitching mound, which bodes well for softball in the Western Cape.

She kept the score at 1-0 until Phillies’ last batting turn. Carla Swanepoel’s long hit to left field scored Jamie Peters. With bases loaded, Swanepoel crossed the plate for the winning run when Minnies gave up a base-on-balls to Faith Beukes.

In the earlier game Tantasport defeated VOB 6-1. Normies beat Kuils River Cougars 2-0 in the women’s Major League to continue in their quest to return to the Super League.

Results:

Women:

Super League:

Tantasport 6, VOB 1

Kenfac Phillies 2, Falcons 1

Glenthorn A’s - BYE

Major League:

Kuils River Cougars 0, Normies 2

Tygerberg 14, Avendale 3

St Martins 1, Heideveld Yankees 2

Belhar Dolphins - BYE

First League:

Kenfac Phillies 4, Falcons 15

Tantasport 6, Battswood 5

Crusaders 0, Glenthorn A’s 7

Blackheath 3, Lavender Hill 5

Second League:

Wynberg Gladiators 2, Titans 11

Panthers 8, Heideveld Yankees 7

Westridge Yankees 14, Devonshire Rovers 3

Table View Tornados 8, Lansdowne Eagles 4

Third League:

St Augustines 0, Khayelitsha Eagles 7

Table View Tornados 8, Khayelitsha Super Stars 7

Blackheath 2, Lavender Hill 7

VOB - BYE

Fourth League:

Panthers 2, Heideveld Yankees 11

Khayelitsha Eagles 0, Falcons 7

Thistles 12, Normies 6

Stealers 5, Battswood 7

Men:

Major League:

Series 3/1:

Westridge Yankees 6, Hamiltons Green 18

Pirates 2, Khayelitsha Eagles 6

First League:

Series 2/2:

Tantasport 8, Hamiltons Grey 12

Blackheath 7, Khayelitsha Super Stars 0

Devonshire Rovers - BYE

Second League:

Series 6:

Blackheath 9, Falcons 6

Albertons 5, Strandfontein Mets 9

Titans 13, St Augustines 10

Heideveld Yankees 12, Tantasport 10

Excell Dodgers 9, Stealers 13

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