VOB lose more ground

2017-12-19 06:00

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.

This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings.

Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10. Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break. On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning. They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.

Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks. He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings. Both teams executed two double plays. Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits. He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2.

Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory.

Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint. He was replaced by Sergil Thompson.

Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory. Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points. They are followed by Westridge Yankees, VOB Macaws and Athlone A’s who have 14 points. Maitland Giants and Grassy Park Crusaders have 12 points and are followed by Van Der Stel and Durbanville Villains with six points each. Helderberg Pirates holds up the rear with two points.

In the Promotion League, Battswood and Milnerton Mavericks share top spot with 12 points, followed by Thistle with 10 points. Bothasig Thirds are in fourth spot with eight points and Devonshire Rovers are rooted at the bottom without points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings. Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10. Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break. On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning. They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks.

He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings.

Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits. He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2. Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory. Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint. He was replaced by Sergil Thompson. Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory. Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.

This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings.

Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10. Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break.

On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning.

They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.

Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks.

He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings.

Both teams executed two double plays.

Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits.

He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2.

Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory.

Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint.

He was replaced by Sergil Thompson.

Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory. Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points.

They are followed by Westridge Yankees, VOB Macaws and Athlone A’s who have 14 points. Maitland Giants and Grassy Park Crusaders have 12 points and are followed by Van Der Stel and Durbanville Villains with six points each. Helderberg Pirates holds up the rear with two points.

In the Promotion League, Battswood and Milnerton Mavericks share top spot with 12 points, followed by Thistle with 10 points. Bothasig Thirds are in fourth spot with eight points and Devonshire Rovers are rooted at the bottom without points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings. Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10. Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break. On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning. They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks.

He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings.

Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits. He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2. Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory. Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint. He was replaced by Sergil Thompson. Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory. Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.

This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings.

Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10. Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break.

On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning.

They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.

Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks.

He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings.

Both teams executed two double plays.

Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits.

He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2.

Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory.

Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint.

He was replaced by Sergil Thompson.

Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory. Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points.

They are followed by Westridge Yankees, VOB Macaws and Athlone A’s who have 14 points. Maitland Giants and Grassy Park Crusaders have 12 points and are followed by Van Der Stel and Durbanville Villains with six points each. Helderberg Pirates holds up the rear with two points.

In the Promotion League, Battswood and Milnerton Mavericks share top spot with 12 points, followed by Thistle with 10 points. Bothasig Thirds are in fourth spot with eight points and Devonshire Rovers are rooted at the bottom without points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.

This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings.

Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10. Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break. On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning. They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.

Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks. He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings. Both teams executed two double plays. Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits. He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2.

Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory.

Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint. He was replaced by Sergil Thompson.

Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory. Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points. They are followed by Westridge Yankees, VOB Macaws and Athlone A’s who have 14 points. Maitland Giants and Grassy Park Crusaders have 12 points and are followed by Van Der Stel and Durbanville Villains with six points each. Helderberg Pirates holds up the rear with two points.

In the Promotion League, Battswood and Milnerton Mavericks share top spot with 12 points, followed by Thistle with 10 points. Bothasig Thirds are in fourth spot with eight points and Devonshire Rovers are rooted at the bottom without points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings. Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10. Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break. On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning. They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks.

He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings.

Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits. He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2. Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory. Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint. He was replaced by Sergil Thompson. Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory. Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.

This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings.

Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10.

Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break.

On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning.

They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.

Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks. He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings.

Both teams executed two double plays.

Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits.

He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2.

Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory.

Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint. He was replaced by Sergil Thompson.

Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory.

Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points.

They are followed by Westridge Yankees, VOB Macaws and Athlone A’s who have 14 points.

Maitland Giants and Grassy Park Crusaders have 12 points and are followed by Van Der Stel and Durbanville Villains with six points each. Helderberg Pirates holds up the rear with two points.

In the Promotion League, Battswood and Milnerton Mavericks share top spot with 12 points, followed by Thistle with 10 points. Bothasig Thirds are in fourth spot with eight points and Devonshire Rovers are rooted at the bottom without points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings. Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10. Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break. On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning. They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks.

He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings.

Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits. He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2. Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory. Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint. He was replaced by Sergil Thompson. Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory. Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

Westridge Yankees inflicted another defeat on their hosts, beating VOB Macaws by 14-8 at Chukker Road in Kenwyn on Saturday.This was VOB’s third consecutive loss after being on a seven-game winning streak.

Yankees came from a 4-1 deficit to score three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and a further seven in the last three innings to complete a dominant performance.

Yankees player/coach, Luwayne du Plessis, took the new ball and threw eight innings. Jayson Ripepi threw the last inning. Yankees also registered two double plays.

VOB started with Michael Scritten who was replaced by Kieran Moore after five innings. Moore was then replaced by Josh Rich for the last two innings. Yankees recorded 16 hits compared to VOB’s 10. Both teams made three errors.

Bellville Tygers remained unbeaten and two points clear of nearest rivals Bothasig Knights at the festive break. On Saturday five runs on two outs in the eighth inning helped Tygers secure a 9-5 victory over Athlone A’s.

In a closely contested game against Bothasig, Tygers held a slender 4-3 going into the eighth inning. They scored their five runs from two hits, one walk and three errors.Kevin Townsend pitched well for Tygers, throwing eight innings, conceding three runs from eight hits and four walks.

He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who conceded two runs in the last innings.

Top hitters for the A’s were Aiden O’Connor and Lloyd Stevens (2-4), and Darren Wedel (2-5).

Dean Jacobs started the pitching for the A’s and threw five innings, conceding four runs from eight hits. He was replaced by Carl Michaels who closed out the game with the last four innings, giving up five runs from five hits.

Top hitters for Bellville were Shannon Eckermans (3-4) and Anthony Phillips (2-4).

In the Sunday fixture, Bellville Tygers crushed Westridge Yankees 17-1.

In Grassy Park, the home team put on a gutsy performance to beat Van der Stel 5-2. Ashwin Kleintjies pitched seven innings and Chad Beukes batted 3/5 to set up Grassy Park Crusaders’ come-from-behind victory. Kleintjies conceded two runs and four hits in his seven-inning stint. He was replaced by Sergil Thompson. Kleintjies also contributed with bat (2/4).

Crusaders scored one run in the seventh inning and a further two runs in the eighth inning, which secured the victory. Van der Stel used three pitchers.

The big winners of the weekend were Bellville Tygers, Bothasig Knights and Maitland Giants who were the only three teams to secure two victories this weekend.

As we go into the festive break, Bellville Tygers lead the log with 26 points followed by Bothasig Knights with 24 points.

Results:

Saturday:

Major League:

Helderberg Pirates 2; Maitland Giants 10

Grassy Park Crusaders 5; Van der Stel 2

VOB Macaws 6; Westridge Yankees 14

Athlone A’s 5; Bellville Tygers 9

Bothasig Knights 12; Durbanville Villains 2

Promotion League

Devonshire Rovers 5; Bothasig Thirds 18

Sunday:

Major League:

VOB Macaws 4; Bothasig Knights 8

Helderberg Pirates 2; Athlone A’s 4

Westridge Yankees 1; Bellville Tygers 17

Maitland Giants 14; Van der Stel 4

Grassy Park Crusaders 6; Durbanville Villains 8

Promotion League

Battswood 19; Devonshire Rovers 0

Thistle 14; Bothasig Thirds 3

V Baseball returns to action on Wednesday 6 January.

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