Baseball round-up

Crusaders Grant Robertson attempts to tag VOBs Jared Haynes

Athlone A’s won one and lost one during the double header weekend in Major League baseball.

On Saturday, the Parktown Sports Complex based side were visited by league giants, Bothasig Knights. A’s came close to upsetting the undefeated Knights side but eventually went down 4-3.

They rediscovered their hitting prowess as they went on to comfortably beat Durbanville Villains 13-0 in their Sunday encounter.

That win was the A’s third on the road and fourth overall in their seven league matches so far.

Villains went to the game coming off an impressive 16-13 victory against Westridge Yankees a day before and were looking to make it a perfect weekend.

They have won three from six matches and, incidentally, their success has only comes on the road this season.

Having lost against Villain on Saturday, the Yankees weekend was made worse by Grassy Park Crusaders as the Grassy park side ran out 14-3 victors.

Despite not having a perfect weekend, Crusaders would be satisfied with their weekend results.

They also showed stubbornness in their game against VOB Macaws at Chukker Road.

However, that match had to be suspended because of bad light with the two sides locked at 16-all. The Macaws would go on to lose their second encounter against Helderberg Pirates 12-11.

Newcomers, Battswood were faced with an uphill battle during the double-header weekend as they met two of the league’s leading sides in Bellville Tygers and Bothasig Knights.

They lost both encounters, 20-0 against Tygers and 24-0 against Knights. In a clash of division newcomers, Milnerton Mavericks got the better of Thistle 14-11 on Sunday.