Yankees do sterling job on baseball mound

2016-11-29 06:00

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Jayson Ripepi once again did a sterling job on the mound to help Westridge Yankees to a win this weekend.

Yankees won 8-2 against Durbanville on Saturday.

Ripepi threw six scoreless innings before he concedes the only hit and run Durbanville scored off him in the seventh inning. He was replaced by Luwayne du Plessis with two outs in the seventh inning. Du Plessis also threw the last two innings and only conceded one further run.

Du Plessis (2/5) and Ripepi (2/3) both batted well for the winners. Kyle Ripepi (2/4) and Gwynn Petersen (2/4) also batted well.

Damien Perkins started the pitching for Durbanville and threw six good innings, only conceding a run from three hits. He was replaced by Brandon Smith who kept Yankees scoreless in the seventh inning. The eight inning is when it came unstuck for Durbanville.

Smith could not get an out but conceded six runs from three hits and two walks. Cameron Fortuin took over and closed out the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.

Three of Durbanville’s four hits came in the ninth inning where the team scored their two runs.

Athlone A’s have returned to their winning ways after recording an 11-4 win over Crusaders.

Jared Williams once again gave Crusaders a good start from the pitching mound, but once again their pitching depth let the team down. They eventually gave up a 4-0 lead they had earned after three innings.

A’s managed to claw their way back into the game by scoring two runs in the fourth and a run in the fifth innings before their big innings in the seventh. Their seven runs were scored from three hits, three walks and a hit by pitch, two sacrifice fly balls and an error.

Aiden O’Connor (2/5) and Darren Wedel (2/4) were the best Athlone hitters.

Bellville combined well to beat VOB 9-2 in Bellville on Saturday.

Bellville pitchers Callan Pearce, Dayton Williams and Samuel Dike threw well and only conceded the VOB runs in the last inning.

Bellville scored four runs in the first and two runs in the third and fourth innings to take the game away from VOB.

Brothers Anthony and Jonathan Phillips (2/4) batted well for Bellville.

In a close, marathon encounter at Bothasig, Maitland Giants held a 9-4 lead at the top of the twelfth inning when bad light stopped play.

The game may continue on Sunday as stated in the senior rules of the Western Province Baseball Association.

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