Jets outgunned by the Spitfires

PUBLISHED: 14:20 13 June 2018

Darrell Capille.

Darrell Capille.

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Weston Jets continue to improve and were well in the game until the final innings.

Exeter Spitfires 31

Weston Jets 11

Weston Jets travelled down to Devon for an inter-divisional game against Exeter Spitfires.

The Jets, coming off the back of four straight defeats were hoping to get their first win but unfortunately it was not to be, the Jets slipping to a 31-11 defeat.

Despite the loss there were lots of positives for manager Neale Raleigh to take away, with the Jets showing huge improvements on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

The Jets quickly fell behind to the hosts, but came back strongly with a succession of great hits and strong base running led by centre fielder Darrell Capille and third baseman Richard Birch, who both had strong performances getting four hits and four stolen bases apiece.

Capille also took two fine catches deep in the outfield to cap his MVP performance.

After three innings the Jets trailed by just the single run, but the Spitfires found another gear and scored another 13 unanswered runs with Weston somehow unable to find the crucial out to keep the game close.

The final score flattered the hosts, but once again Weston battled to the very end and surely that elusive first win will not be too long in coming.

Next up for the Jets is a home fixture against Bristol Bats on Sunday at Weston’s home field at Hutton Moor.

Anyone wishing to find out more about baseball in Weston can contact the Jets on Facebook or come along to training at Hutton Moor every Tuesday evening from 7pm.

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