SOUTH West and Wales Baseball League action continued on Sunday, with the Muskets taking on Cardiff Merlins A at Taunton Green.

Unfortunately, it was the only fixture played for Taunton Baseball Club, with the Pistols’ game against the Weston Jets cancelled. The double header in Taunton for the Muskets was a tale of two performances, losing game one 15-0, before walking off game two 9-8. 

Game one couldn't have gone much worse for the home side, mustering only two hits during an error strewn game that finished with the Muskets losing 15-0. Cardiff Merlins A pitcher Phillip Pallmann had a good day on the mound, allowing only two hits, one walk and getting four strikeouts. 

The second game of the double header was more positive for Muskets as they upped their performance. Behind the pitching of Chris Cranmer and Jake Palmer the home side limited the Merlins to only five hits, although some stellar plays in the outfield, two by Al Troake in centre field, helped limit the damage.

Al Troake was also involved in the dramatic ending to the game, reaching home on a hit from Tom Poole, to give the Muskets a 9-8 walk off victory. 

Fixtures this weekend: Pistols v Bristol Buccaneers; New Forest Thunder Knights.