It was another great week for the Maidenhead Rebels and Marlovians as they both won and so sit top of the league with two wins from two. The Royals however, couldn’t prevent a late rally by Reading Blue Sox to take the victory in their opening home fixture of the season.
Windsor and Maidenhead Softball League Division 1
Maidenhead Royals 20 Reading Blue Sox A 21
The Royals threw away a nine run 5th inning lead to drop their opening home fixture of the season. The game looked over after four innings, with the Royals finding their batting that was so obviously missing from their previous league game. Going into bat in the 5th, the Royals lead 19-10, but their failure to score and then again in the 6th allowed the Blue Sox back in. Seven runs in the sixth inning and another four in the 7th inning meant the Royals trailed by two. They managed to pull one back, but with the final play of the game, and the tying run on 3rd base, they failed to convert to save the game.
Windsor and Maidenhead Softball League Division 2
Maidenhead Rebels 12 Reading Blue Sox B 8
BA Flyers 8 Maidenhead Marlovians 23
The Rebels fared better against the Blue Sox in their Division 2 clash. Taking an early 9-2 lead after two innings, before the scoring in the game dried up as the defences became more dominant. The third and fourth inning saw both teams muster just three runs between them, before a four run fifth inning threaten a Blue Sox revival. However, the defences again got on top and both teams only managed two more runs between them in the remaining innings.
While the Royals and the Rebels both took early leads in their games, fortune did not go the same way for the Marlovians as the BA Flyers scored five in their opening innings. They soon turned it around and took a firm grasp of the game with a terrific batting performance throughout the batting order to consistently score in each innings. The Flyers couldn’t match their first innings rally and barely added to their score for the remainder of the game. With this result, the Marlovians now sit top of the Windsor and Maidenhead Softball League with two wins from two, and the Rebels just behind them in second place on run difference.