The Krea Mustangs have continued to show their excellent defense by completely shutting down the Grand Slammers. The Krea Mustangs scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first and another run in the 3rd, these runs were more than enough to secure their 5-0 victory.
The second game has shown great defensive plays by both teams up till the bottom of the third, this is when the Krea Mustangs have found a break through in the Blue Jays defense and capitalized by scoring 5 runs. The Blue Jays replied with a run in the 4th and another run in the 6th however these weren’t enough and therefore the Krea Mustangs have swept both games winning the second game 6-2.
After lasts weeks 3-0 loss against the Ghajnsielem Redcoats the Krea Mustangs practiced hard in order to perform better for the next set of games.
Hard practice payed off as the Krea Mustangs gave no chance to the Redcoats Softball, scoring more than 4 runs in every inning of the game up to the 4th inning and disallowed any runs from crossing the plate. The Krea Mustangs calmed down in the fifth inning after taking the for-granted win and gave up a run to end the game with the final score of 19-1.
The second game to be played was against the more experienced team, the Ghajnsielem Redcoats. However the Krea Mustangs have shown that with the right attitude and practice they can become unbeatable. The Krea Mustangs started the game scoring 5 runs. However the Redcoats started eating up the runs and managed to decrease the deficit to a 2 run ball game. On the top of the 4th inning the Krea Mustangs got their bats going again and added the lead by another 4 runs and added another 4 insurance runs in the top of the 6th inning to secure their win with a final score of 13-4.
The Krea Mustangs win the first game of the Youth Softball League 12-5 against the Ghajnsielem Redcoats.
However they come up short in the second game of the double header were both teams played extraordinary well in their defense holding the game 0-0 up to the top of the 5th inning when the Redcoats managed to find a breakthrough in the Mustangs defense and scored 2 runs. In the top of the 6th the Redcoats found another run to secure their win and eventually won the game 3-0.
A spectacular match was played between the Mustangs and the Mellieha Northenders last Saturday at the Marsa Baseball Field.
In the first inning both teams had their defense on the upper hand were no runs were allowed. The Mustangs however were more aggressive in the top of the second by scoring two runs. It was in the 3rd inning that the Mellieha Northenders took the lead, scoring 3 runs by taking advantage of the Mustangs mistakes and ending the inning 4-3 in their favor.
The Mustangs managed to find a run in the 5th inning to tie the ball game, and in the 6th inning the Mustangs rallied another 3 runs to take a 7-4 lead which was the final score of the game. Starting pitcher Spiteri Kevin for the Mustangs managed to pitch the whole game and earned himself the first win of the season.
It is now all up to the last game of the season, which will be played next Saturday at 12:30 at the Marsa Baseball Field, to determine the Champion between these two competitive clubs.
Grand Slammer Vs U/14 Mustangs (YMAJOR):
After crushing the Grand Slammers in the YMINOR league, the Grand Slammers got back to them in the YMAJOR league.
The U/14 Mustangs took the lead and scored the first run in the ball game, but this was not kept for so long as the Grand Slammers scored 5 runs of their own in the 1st and 2nd inning. The Mustangs replied with another couple of runs but the their hitting could not keep up with the experienced pitching shown by the Grand Slammers pitcher Nicky Micallef.
The final score of the game was 14-6 in favor of the Grand Slammer in which N. Micallef earned his first win of the season.
Grand Slammer Vs U/14 Mustangs:
The Mustangs opened the 1st inning with a 2 run lead, but the Grand Slammers got back in the game and took the lead by the 2nd inning with the score being 5-2 in their favor. The Mustangs then got some strong at bats when Borg Barthet Kai, Camilleri Jake and Borg Andrew hit the ball deep in the outfield, scoring 4 runs in the 3rd and 4th inning. The Grand Slammers got another run in the 4th, but the Mustangs made sure to close the game in the 5th by scoring another 5 runs, making it impossible for the Grand Slammers to get back in the game. The Final score of the game was 15-6 in favor of the Mustangs.
Mustangs Vs Redcoats Baseball:
The Redcoats baseball starting getting some runs early in the game however the Mustangs settled in by the third inning and completely shut their offence down and scored some runs to take the lead. The Final score of the game was 11-5 in favor of the Mustangs.
Mustangs Vs Ghajnsielem Redcoats:
The last time the Mustangs faced the Ghajnsielem Redcoats was in Gozo when they have lost 10-9. However this time around the Mustangs made sure that this won’t happen again by concentrating in making the outs and scoring runs whenever it was necessary which eventually led them to win the game 13-6.
The teams in the Minor League Baseball got all tied after last Tuesday when the U/14 Mustangs lost 17-14 against the Blue Jays and Won 7-4 against the Grand Slammers.
Mustangs Vs Blue Jays:
Mustangs Vs Grand Slammers:
The U/14 Mustangs are the winners of the Youth Softball League (YSL). The YSL title was all up to the final game of the league and the Mustangs made sure to finish on top and secure the title as the Winners of the 2012 YSL.
The Mustangs played their exceptionally well in which they have shown good defence throughout the ball game, in fact the Mellieha Blue Jays only managed to find 1 run. The Mustangs started off strong in the first inning and scored 4 runs. After the first inning both the Blue Jays and the Mustangs managed to settle in, were both teams managed to shut down the opposing team up to the final inning.
However the early 3 run lead was more than enough to give the Mustangs the lead and confidence that was needed to win this game and ultimately to win the YSL title.
The U/14 Mustangs hold the lead in the Youth Softball League (YSL) after shutting down the Grand Slammers at the Mellieħa Football ground. This was the first ever shut out game in the 2012 YSL to be played.
After losing against the Għajnsielem Redcoats, the Mustangs unite together to show everyone how the game of baseball should be played. By accurate and precise hitting the Mustangs started off scoring 2 runs in the top of the first inning, their defence was as good as their offence and the Grand Slammers could not reply with any runs of their own. In the top of the second inning the Mustangs extend their lead by scoring another run. Again the Grand Slammers struggled to get some hits and could not capitalize any runs, ending the bottom of the second with a 3-0 lead in favour of the Mustangs.
The Grand Slammers finally settled in the third inning and both teams were now quickly on and off the field for the 3rd, 4th and 5th inning, both of the teams shutting their opponents down, therefore disallowing any runners from crossing home plate. The Grand Slammers never got through the Mustangs defence, and although the Mustangs struggled to get some hits in the ballgame, three runs were all that was needed to win the game due to their excellent defence, were no runs and just three hits were allowed in the ball game.
The Blue Jays will now face the Għajnsielem Redcoats next Sunday.