An overgrown Bootle Stadium saw the 5-1, AA Liverpool Trojans II host the 3-3, AAA, Sheffield Bruins. Game one saw the Bruins ace, Josh Taylor (2-0) compete in his third start this year, with an impressive ERA under 2.00. Taylor flirted with danger in a complete game, with 9 strikeouts. He was supported by Luke Martin on a great outfield assist to snag an advancing hitter stretching a Single. First Baseman Charlie Batho offered support with a heads up throw to home to put out a runner creeping on a ground ball. The offense was spearheaded by Neil Davies who scored three times and stole 4 bases, he was supported by Luke Martin and Luis Frometa in majority who drove him in consistently. For Tim French, the bat certainly awoke after a frustrating start, allowing him to make the most if his lightning speed on base, swiping two bags.
Game 1: Sheffield Bruins 7 - 3 Liverpool Trojans II
WP Josh Taylor (3-0)
Game two saw Luis Frometa (0-1) take to the hill after opening day starter duties, followed by a relief appearance. Frometa again played with fire, but managed to avoid damage for the most part, surrendering no hits and 2 runs from sloppy defense. Tim French closed the door, allowing a few more runs in what was a solid relief job. Luis Frometa’s ‘oppo taco’ was the clear talking point of the bats, driving in three. And a huge congratulations to Matt Morey on his first career hit, a loud single to center field.
Game 2: Sheffield Bruins 16 - 5 Liverpool Trojans II
WP Luis Frometa (1-1)
Next up for the Bruins is hosting Liverpool Trojans I on 2 June, however the bank holiday weekend sees the Northern Knights All-Star team travel to Kent to compete in the Battle of Britain tournament, where 5 Bruins are representing.