Taunton teams make strong start to baseball season

Big hitters from Taunton Muskets baseball team Credit: Taunton Muskets/Musketoons

Both of Taunton’s baseball teams - Taunton Muskets and Taunton Musketoons - got off to a promising start on the opening day of the South West Baseball League 2016 season.

The Muskets took on Bristol Badgers, starting pitcher Miguel Sanchez lead the side to a 15-0 victory. Julian Botez made an impressive debut with three home runs.

The Musketoons played at home in a Division Two clash with Exeter Spitfires. Despite posting a club-record number of runs the final score was 25-23 to the Spitfires.

The Musketoons took on Exeter Spitfires at Taunton Academy Credit: Taunton Muskets/Musketoons

Taunton Muskets will next face the Newton Brewers at Taunton Academy while Taunton Musketoons face Plymouth Mariners at Wilson Field in Devon.

Both Taunton teams are always on the look out for new players - you can visit their Facebook page for more information.

The South West Baseball League features teams from Taunton, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter and Newton Abbot.