Scorpions split game with the Twojans

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Updated: May 18, 2016

A youthful Hull Scorpions split their double header when they travelled to Liverpool to play the Twojans, taking their season record to 2 wins and 2 losses.

Game 1 – Twojans 13 Scorpions 8

Scorpions will feel this is a game that got away, having led 4 – 0 in the early stages. Hits from 15 year olds Myles Janson and Jamie Cross providing the key hits to score the runs through Neil Read and Reece Johnson.

Although Twojans pulled a run back in the 3rd innings Scorpions seemed well in control until the 4th when a combination of hits, errors and walks saw Twojans cross for 7 runs and take an 8 – 4 lead.

Going into the final innings Scorpions needed 4 runs to keep the game alive and they responded to the challenge in style to score 4 runs and tie the game up at 8 – 8

A 2 base hit from Jordan Beck being the highlight of the rally.

However this was as good as it would get as once again errors crept into Scorpions play allowing Twojans to score a further 5 runs to take the game 13 – 8

 

Game 2 – Twojans 8 Scorpions 14

 

Scorpions, stung by the loss in game 1, took a commanding hold on the game with Dom Rawlins leading off hitting a home run on his Scorpions debut. Further hits from Myles Janson, Jordan Beck, Cameron Donnelly enabled Scorpions to jump into a 7 – 0 lead. Twojans could only cross for 1 run in their reply and after a scoreless 2nd innings, thanks to a great catch by Cameron Wilkinson in the outfield, Scorpions added 2 runs in the 3rd to which Twojans replied with 2 of their own to leave the score at 9 – 3

After dismissing Scorpions without scoring Twojans added a further 3 runs to leave the game in the balance at 9 – 6 but Scorpions would not be denied this time when in the final innings hits from Dom Rawlins, Myles Janson and Reece Johnson added 5 runs to take a 14 – 6 lead.

Twojans looked threatening when they added 2 runs but a fine play at 2nd base from Tom Read, another 14 year old making his debut, helped close the game out.

 

There were many positives for Scorpions with Jamie Cross and Addi Little showing promise on the mound. Dom Rawlins had a dream debut, pitching well, hitting a home run and scoring 3 runs. Myles Janson showed the form which gained him selection for the Great Britain under 15’s hitting 2 for 3 in game 1 and 4 for 4 in game 2.

Scorpions are going through a transition phase and are placing their faith in the youth. There were 7 teenagers playing in the 2 games and coupled with the guidance of the experienced players/coaches the future is looking good.

 

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