First home runs for Jets not enough to seal home victory

PUBLISHED: 12:06 21 June 2018

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The Weston Jets welcomed the Bristol Bats to their home diamond at Hutton Moor on Sunday in the latest match in the South West Baseball League.

Still looking for their first win of the season, the Jets selected a strong starting nine to face the Bats but unfortunately they soon found themselves facing an uphill struggle when right fielder Nick Hodder and third baseman Lee Sargent had to be substituted due to injuries while catcher Darren Hines had to play on carrying an injury he too sustained in the first innings.

In front of a respectable crowd of spectators however, the Jets played admirably once again, improving in all aspects of their play.

Centre fielder Darrell Capille once again put in a standout performance, stealing a base and scoring two runs on offence while catching five flyballs in the outfield to prevent Bristol from running away with the game.

Chris Taylor playing left field and then filling in at third base did even better with the bat, going deep in the first innings to score the Jets’ first ever home run and then following that up by smashing a second home run in the fourth innings.

Despite all their efforts though, the Bats’ experience and skills proved dominant and Weston lost by a final score of 35 runs to 9.

The Jets have a week off next Sunday as the All Star Game is taking place at Keynsham. Congratulations and good luck to Taylor, Capille, Kev Robson and Hodder the four Weston players selected to represent the Northern Division.

Training will take place as usual at Hutton Moor at 7pm on Tuesday evening.

Anyone wishing to try a new sport should contact the club on its Facebook page.

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