March 27 – Western Province A dominates day 2!

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by Sean Campbell – photos care of Peter Heeger

Day 2
Western Province A dominates day 2!

After a rain delayed start this morning the cream of Cape Town players were involved in the game where WPA beat WPB 5-3 at the SABU NBC at Chukker Road today.

The B side took a 1-0 lead at the end of the first inning when they scored on a walk, a wild pitch, a pass ball and a fielder’s choice from the pitching of Dean Jacobs.

The A side bounced back immediately by scoring 2 runs in the
2nd and 3 runs in the 3rd inning to take a 5-1 lead.

Dean Jacobs settled down nicely and completed his 5 inning stint conceding 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 run while striking out 5 hitters. He was replaced by Russell Olivier who pitched the last 2 innings conceding 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs, striking out 1 hitter.

The B side utilised 4 pitchers, Jason Theys (2.2 Inn, 3H, 3BB and 5 Runs) before being relieved by Terence Le Roux (0.1 inn, 1H and 3BB). He was relieved by Grant Robertson (2 inn, 2H, 1K) before Lee Marks (2 Inn) closed out the game.

The A side best hitters were Riyaad Moosa 2 for 3 and Darren Wedel 1 for 1. The B side had 5 scattered hits.

The B side had 1 double play and botch 1 in the crucial 2nd inning!
WPA 0 2 3 0 0 0 0= 5 6 0
WPB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0= 3 5 2

In their 2nd game WPA overpowered Gauteng A side 6-0.

Jared Elario was in top form for WPA and with Lloyd Stevens kept Gauteng A scoreless.

In the WPB 2nd game they beat WP U23 7-0.

There was no score up until the 4 innings before WP B’s experience came through.

WP U23 continue to struggle with the bat in this game and conceded their 2nd shutout of the tournament.

In the final game of the evening WP U23 bats came to light as they just managed to beat Gauteng U23 5-4.

WP U23 raced to a 5-0 lead but allowed Gauteng U23 to score 4 runs in the 7th inning which gave them a huge scare.

WP U23 management need to have a relook at their bullpen as it kind of let them down today!