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STAGS 17 HOVE 18
The Stags were looking to get back to winning ways after losing to South London Pirates last time round, buoyed by the return of pitching ace Brian Kulasena (1-0).
However the trip to the coast ended in heartbreak as the Stags suffered a last gasp defeat. attempting to defend a 1 run lead heading into the last a throwing error with just one out required allowed Hove to plate the winning run.Nevertheless, the Stags have come a very long way in a matter of a season and had some stellar offensive performances, amongst - Ross Cook 2-4 with 3 Runs, 1 RBI and 2 SB, also chipping in was Scott Brampton going 1-2 with a 2B, 2 RBIs, 1 BB and 2 Runs.Defensively, Scott Bramton produced a 9-3 double play and killing the inning after getting to a line drive which many thought was going to be an extra base hit.
The Stags went down 18-16 to the South London Pirates in a tense home opener on Sunday 5th MAy.
The day started with the Mayoress of Brentwood being introduced to the 2 teams and them throwing the ceremonial 1st pitch to Stags catcher Rob Donat.
When the game got underway the Pirates wasted no time getting on the board scoring 4 runs in the 1st innings. The game was nip and tuck for the duration with the Stags at one stage taking an 11-10 lead. However the Pirates forged ahead towards the end and the Stags needing 5 to tie in the last innings could only plate 3 before the final out.
The Stags opened their 2013 season with a tough double header away to the early pace setters the Richmond Dragons. The Dragons had won all of their 3 starts so far this term and were in a confident mood.
RICHMOND 16 STAGS 11Game 1 saw Brentwood open their 2013 campaign but they wasted no time getting runs on the board scoring 4 in the 1st innings. Richmond however fought back to level the scores in the 1st innings. Once the Dragons got their noses in front in the 2nd they always done enough to keep in front and keep the stags at arms length.Scott Brampton & Adam Cook shared the pitching duties and both had fine 1st outings. Dave Denison crossed the plate 4 times for the Stags & the game also saw Jas Singh make his Brentwood debut. Brian Kulasena hit a 3 run inside the park homer. In the field Rob Donat tagged 2 runners at 3rd.
RICHMOND 7 STAGS 16Brian Kulasena took to the mound for the 2nd match and pitched the Stags to their 1st competitive victory since June 2011. The Stags 4-3 down broke the game open in the 5th scoring 9 runs. Kulasena’s fast ball was almost unhittable and he pitched the complete game to take the win striking out 9.. Dave Denison again crossed the plate 4 times and Jas Singh made his 1st hit and scored his 1st run as a Stag. 16 year old prospect Steven Davenport made his debut in the game and drew 2 walks and stole a base. Rob Donat went 2 for 4 at the plate with 3 RBI’s and stole 2 bags. Mike Hurley went 1 for 2 with an RBI double and a run
THE STAGS WILL OPEN THERE 2013 CAMPAIGN WITH A DIFFICULT ROAD TRIP TO THE 2012 SOUTH CHAMPIONS THE POOLE PIRANHAS. THE MOUTHWATERING DOUBLE HEADER IS SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE AT MIDDAY ON APRIL 21ST AT FERNDOWN LESIURE CENTRE HOME OF THE MUCH FANCIED PIRANHAS.
HOWEVER THE STAGS ARE IN BUOYANT MOOD AFTER A GREAT WINTER TRAINING CAMP AND WILL FANCY THEMSELVES TO TURN THE TABLES ON THE LAUDED PIRANHAS.
The Stags will open their 2013 home campaign against the newly named South London Pirates. The former Croydon Pirates will visit Warley on the 5th May in what is sure to be a keenly fought contest.
The Stags will be celebrating the opening match in true tradition in what will be a fun day out for all the family. Watch this space for announcements regarding the A list celebrity who will be throwing the 1st pitch. There will also be a BBQ and beer tent running throughout the day.