Yankees can’t stop Bellville

2017-02-14 06:01

Bellville scored seven runs in the fifth inning to pull away from Westridge Yankees in the northern suburbs team’s 14-4 win at the Stephan Reagan sports ground in Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday.

With the score 3-3 at the top of the fifth inning, Bellville piled on the pressure by scoring seven runs from five hits, three walks and an error.

Yankees could never recover from that and only scored one run in the sixth inning, while conceding another four in the sixth and seventh innings.

Yankees started with Kyle Ripepi, who pitched 4.2 innings. He conceded ten runs from ten hits while walking five and striking out three hitters.

He was replaced by older brother Jayson Ripepi who threw 2.1 innings, conceding four runs from four hits.

Bellville once again rested its frontline pitchers and started with Conrad Barnard who pitched 2.2 innings, conceding three runs from six hits. He was replaced by Jonathan Phillips who completed the seven-innings game.

Bellville recorded 14 hits by Jonathan Phillips (3/3), Tyrone Milne (3/4), Kyle Ettisch (2/3) and Anthony Phillips (2/4, including a solo home run in the third inning). Clayton Manuel also hit a solo home run in sixth inning.

Bellville is now one win away from winning the league trophy.

Athlone beats VOBHelped by three double plays, Athlone A’s beat VOB 8-3 at Chukker Road on Friday night.

A’s started with Carl Michael, who threw 7.2 innings before being replaced by Dean Jacobs.

Michael struck out three hitters, walking six, whilst conceding two runs from four hits.

VOB used Michael Scritten to start with six innings. Grant Robertson closed out the last three innings.

Athlone’s double plays came in the third, fourth and fifth innings.

Leon Dodgen (3/5), Dean Groenewald (2/4) and Mathew Diedericks (2/5) hit well for A’s. Altino Elliott (2/5) was the only VOB hitter who looked comfortable.

Crusaders once again lost momentum in later innings to lose to Bothasig 11-1 after a promising start in Grassy Park on Saturday.

Down 3-1 at the top of the seventh inning, Crusaders conceded four runs in the seventh and eighth innings for Bothasig to win it by ten-run rule.

Dayle Feldtman (3/4), Darren Boltman (2/4), JP Norman (2/4) and Benji Smith (2/5) where the top hitters for Bothasig.

Crusaders used three pitchers: Ashwin Booysen for four innings, Kyle van der Ross for two innings and Jarrod Williams for two innings.

Keagan Lazarus and JP Norman did duty on the mound for Bothasig.

In a close game in Kensington, home team Maitland Giants reversed the score from last week to beat Durbanville 3-2.

Pitchers dominated the game with Durbanville using Cameron Fortuin for six innings and then Kevin Townend for the last three innings.

Giants started with US import Matt Soren, who pitched two innings. They relieved him with Jas Shergill for three innings and closed out with Jayde Thorne for the last four innings. The Giants’ Ryan Sarmie (2/3) was the only hitter who looked comfortable in the batter’s box. Shergill got a one-out single walk-off to score Kyle Rossouw for the winning run.

Log leader Van der Stel suffered only its second loss in the season when the team was beaten 6-5 by second-placed Helderberg Pirates. Thistle, in last place, picked up a nice 21-17 win over Milnerton. Battswood edged out Devonshire Rover 7-5.


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