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Blue Sox remain in playoff mix

NewsPosted by admin Wed, July 20, 2016 20:56:41

Leicester Blue Sox remain in playoff contention after another two fine wins at Western Park at the weekend.

The Sox had the difficult task of taming a tough Milton Keynes Bucks side, who had got the better of Leicester in their previous encounter earlier this season.

Justenas Raupenas started on the mound again for the Blue Sox neutralising the threat from the Bucks, who remained scoreless in the first couple of innings.

In reply, Leicester steamed ahead scoring five runs in the first inning and then another six in the third to build a commanding 11-2 lead.

Sox were rarely troubled by Milton Keynes for the remainder of the game, finishing with a fine 13-5 victory.

Game two was an even better game of baseball as Sigitas Juskensas shut out the Bucks for the entire fixture. A feat made even more impressive as he was pitching with three broken fingers in his glove hand; only allowing two hits and two walks.

Leicester's bats backed up their pitcher once again with five runs in the first four innings, which was enough to hold out for a 5-0 win at the conclusion.

Blue Sox remain second in the BBF Central Division but still have work to do in their remaining fixtures to ensure they secure a place in the end of season playoffs.

After an off-week this Sunday, Leicester travel to Marston Green for a tough test against league leaders Birmingham Bandits, who only picked up their first defeat of the season last weekend. The Sox will be hoping they can deal them their second on Sunday 31 July.

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