Bristol Bats completed the double over the Weston Jets in Keynsham on Sunday, winning the South West and Wales Baseball League (SWWBL) double header 14-4 and 17-5.
Outfielder Adam Weavers was the star of the first game hitting an inside the park home run as well as contributing four RBIs and scoring three runs.
Six Bats players had a multiple hit game including pitcher Ty Porter, who pitched four innings, restricting the Jets to just three runs.
In the second game, outfielder Graeme Lawton hit a triple to go with his three hits and four RBIs.
Alex Brown, Tom Rowe and Tim Clough all had a multiple hit game while the Bats caused havoc on the base paths stealing 24 bases.
The offense provided great support to pitcher Ryan Papale who struck out nine Jets over his five innings pitched.
“It was a very solid performance from the team and I was delighted that all aspects of the game came together on Sunday,” said Tom Rowe, the Bats manager. “I was particularly pleased that we cut out fielding errors and were able to advance runners at every opportunity.”
In the club derby, the Brunels overcame the Buccaneers 13-12 and 15-14 in two exciting games at Somerdale Pavilion.
The hero of the first game was rookie Alex Lane-Kieltyka, who hit a walk off single to score pitcher Declan Ryan from third base in the bottom of the final inning.
The walk off was one of Lane-Kieltyka’s three hits in a game which also saw Michael Comport throw out a Buccaneer at home plate from the outfield.
Comport also contributed three runs and two RBIs with the bat with third baseman Jo Sutcliffe also having a multi-hit game.
The second game was closer with Michael Comport coming in to pitch the final innings and save the game with the Buccaneers needing just three runs for victory.
“All the games we have won have been by the odd run and that shows the commitment and hard work every Brunel has demonstrated from the very first training session,” said player manager Richard Evans. “We stole a lot of bases in the second game with Becky Cottrell stealing six on her own.”
With both games on a knife edge until the very last inning, it was a tough afternoon for the Bucanneers who came tantalisingly close to winning both.
Josh Williams-Trim, Sam Bluett, Henry Mcnamara, Paul Blackburn, Dani Searson and Brian Say all hit well while Blackburn also had a solid day at third base with no errors and good throws to make outs at first.
“They were two close and competitive games as you would expect for a derby and they could have gone either way,” said Buccaneers player manager, Phil Midgley.
The Badgers were due to play Bournemouth Bears in their AAA fixture but it was called off due to bad weather.
Next Sunday they will travel to Saltford to take on the SW Rebeldes while the Bats welcome Taunton Muskets to Somerdale Pavilion.
The Buccaneers are away against Bournemouth Bears A and the Brunels travel to Weston to take on the Jets.
On Saturday the Bristol Bobcats will be in action in the next round of the Women’s Baseball League. They will take on London Mayhem and Belles Baseball at Farnham Park near Slough.