Bristol Bats powered past Taunton Muskets 24-6 in their latest South West Baseball League (SWBL) on Sunday.


The Bats racked up 26 hits with Tom Knox providing the power with two home runs.


Shortstop Alex Brown and catcher Paul Gardiner hit one home run apiece while as a team the Bats stole 10 bases.


Right fielder Knox had a perfect day at the plate getting on base every time. He had six RBIs, scored four runs and made crucial plays in the field including two double plays.


Alex Brown also had six RBIs, scored five runs and was strong defensively making tough plays throughout the day.


Pitching brothers Darius and Nerius Tamosiunas strangled the Taunton offense over six innings pitched giving up just six hits.


“This was a very very good performance against one of the strongest teams in the league,” said Bats manager Keith Weinberg. “Whilst it was good to see all our players getting good bat on ball, it was particularly pleasing to see Darius and Nerius putting in their best pitching performances so far.”


Bristol Badgers were due to play Stourbridge Titans in their BBF AA Central League match but the Midlands side forfeited. The Badgers moved to 16-0 with just eight games to play.


This coming Sunday, the Bats welcome Newton Brewers to Somerdale Pavilion for the 12 noon game while the Badgers have a weekend off.