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Rebels @ Angels

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Tigers @ Oddsox

Game highlights

The game started quite close with both teams racking up runs in the 1st inning, and getting quick outs in the next two. Oddsox continued with their typically tight fielding, and found the holes in Tigers’ defence to score some home runs and take a strong lead. Tigers managed to stop Oddsox short of a mercy in the 4th and 5th and shut them out in the 6th, just scraping through to the 7th – but were unable to make much of a dent in the lead.

The Oddsox defence also made it hard for Tigers to pick out MVPs, but Rachael clinched it with a few outs at 3B and a great throw to 1B, and Johnny with consistently good pitching, and a catch in the outfield. For Tigers, Julie caught just about everything she could on 1B, and the other MVP was probably awarded for entertainment value – taking one catch on about the third attempt and dropping another whilst faceplanting. In my defence, I barely slept the night before! A shout out to Clint for stepping in to pitch for Tigers in the 5th. And thanks to Stella for sterling work umpiring when she could have been playing!

Most Valuable Players

Tigers: Julie Sutton and Tom Martin
Oddsox: Rachael Monteiro and Johnny Sullivan

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Beavers @ Angels

game highlights

It was a nice friendly game with some fine plays and the return of an Oxford legend, Steve Roberts. At least 5 runners were tagged out at 3rd on relays from the outfield. Irving hit a home run that still has not stopped rolling. Lesley made an excellent catch in deep right centre field to save a few runs. Grace made the perfect deflection to the first baseman’s glove, it’s a shame she was the runner! And Tom W saw a barrage of balls hit his way but did an excellent job stopping most of them, saving many runs in the process. But ultimately the Angels balanced attack (every Angels player had at least 2 hits) proved too much. Conner, aka “Hollywood”, also made a basket catch while running in from left field, and all other rookies showed progress both in the field and in their stat lines.

Most Valuable Players

Angels: Bryony O’Neill and Conner Crawford
Beavers: Lesley Bowman and Tom Wheaton

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Angels @ Knights

Most Valuable Players

Angels: Barbara Young and John Christianson
Knights: Megan Napier-Andrews and Chris Dore

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