Mixed fortunes for Jacksons Phoenix saw them lose out to the CPA Global Pirates in a game that showed early promise. Jacksons Phoenix not only held back the Pirates but took a small lead in the opening few innings of their match. Some field changes in the third saw the Phoenix squad stumble, and despite a strong finish, the Phoenix team were unable to regain momentum. Final score CPA Global Pirates 16 – 3 Jacksons Phoenix.
A monumental game for the dms Jersey Flyers against Corefocus Cubs saw the Flyers take the victory of division two before the season has even ended. Initially trailing behind the Cubs after their first at-bat, things began to look promising for the Flyers until their ever keen short-stop Fil Gouviea threw himself in harm’s way in an incredible effort to secure a catch. Landing awkwardly on his hand, he was immediately chaperoned off the field and bundled off to A&E. The Flyers re-grouped and began to focus on aiming their hits to the ground and getting themselves on base. In the field, the Flyers were left shaken but not stirred by the departure of Gouviea and began to work together as the team they have grown to be this season. Their determination paid off as the Cubs only slipped by their defence twice more, totalling 6 runs by the end of the seventh innings. With the bats, Nikki Gasulla-Sole had several huge hits into right-field and Bruno Sousa proved that training and hardwork pays off with numerous outfield drives. Spirits lifted with these performances, the Flyers drove home a further 10 runs over the final innings, sealing not only the match victory but also the division title. Final score dms Jersey Flyers 13 – 6 Corefocus Cubs. The dms Jersey Flyers Players of the Match were given to Javier Gomez and Nikki Gasulla-Sole for their stand-out performances at short-stop and catcher.
Somewhat deflated by their earlier game, Phoenix had a shaky start against the Tigers in their second match of the day, but were able to start building a lead in the mid-section of the game. The newer recruits settling in, there are signs of some great fielding partnerships blossoming between Erik Renner, Chris Dyer and Peter Stayte, and the second game saw Jake O’Toole turn in a solid performance from Short Stop. Final score Jacksons Phoenix 13 – 5 Tigers.