BASEBALL: Taunton Muskets finish in style

First published in Sport

TAUNTON Muskets’ debut season in the South West Baseball League drew to an end last with their final game at home to the Torbay Barons.

With a bumper crowd in attendance the Muskets took on the challenge to cement their claim on second in the league after the Plymouth Mariners reclaimed the title after a forfeit.

The Muskets went on the offensive from the first ball and after seeing off the Barons’ first three batters, the Taunton outfit hit five runs in the bottom of the 1st innings to take the lead. The Muskets continued to dominate their opposition from Devon, with only a solo lead off home run denting an otherwise shut out performance.

With the bat the Muskets were ruthless. After another four runs in the bottom of the second innings the team went on to score 12 runs in the third, with everyone in the team scoring at least once.

After seven innings the Muskets were able to record a resounding 29-1 win over the Barons which will hopefully see them take second place in their first season.

However they will have to sweat for a couple of weeks until all the fixtures are played.

Club spokesman Chris Chantrey said: “The club would like to thank everyone involved in making this such a great first season, as well as goodbye to Marlon Jones who is moving on to pasture new after a great season.

“Anyone interested in playing or coming to support us, we will still be training on Wednesdays at Taunton Academy on Cheddon Road, while we will also be playing a one-off charity game against Scout Leaders on September 21, with children’s activities, also at Taunton Academy.”

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