The Pistols and the Muskets were both in action in game week six of the South West and Wales Baseball League.

Bournemouth Bears visited Taunton Green to square off against the Pistols.

The home-side showed their early season form after a narrow miss against Cardiff Merlins A last weekend.

They proved too strong for a Bournemouth side yet to record a victory this season.

The first game struck a 17-9 win for the home team as the entire line-up played impressively on both offensive and defensive fronts.

It reached another crescendo when the home team bounced back in the last inning to score the 4 needed runs, for a close 10-9 victory in game two.

Meanwhile, the Muskets faced the Jets in two arduously contested games in Weston-super-Mare.

Game one witnessed both teams neck and neck at 4 each until Muskets found their form, scoring 4 unanswered runs and sealing an 8-4 victory.

The second game saw a shift in fortune with Jets capitalising on the Muskets' wayward pitching to maintain a 7-2 lead.

Despite a valiant push in the last inning, the Muskets' efforts fell short, throwing them a 7-4 defeat.

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The Pistols team manager, Wesley Whitaker, couldn't help wearing a satisfied smile after the day's play.

He said: "Two fantastic results, everyone played well and that led to two great games of baseball.

"We can see the improvements game to game and that's great".

This week's Tricky Cider MVP winners were Robert Ford of the Muskets and Leon Brooke of the Pistols.

Ford bagged 3 RBI across the two games, showing a flawless record in slugging, batting average and on-base percentage.

Taking the field, he had 4 chances for putouts, and he made them all count.

Brooke, in his debut season, also put up a solid show against Bournemouth.

He scored 3 runs and stole 6 bases, while also starting a double play in the field.

However, there is no time for respite as both Taunton-based sides will return to action on June 2.

The Muskets will be welcoming the Cornish Pioneers on home ground, while the Pistols will venture to junction 21 to face the Weston Jets once more.