Falcons scoop silver at indoor tournie

After a slow start, and a defeat to Maidenhead, the Falcons picked up the pace in the 2nd game against the Solent Sluggers. Hettie McNeil on first base and pitcher Jason Mercer were an unbreakable defence in the 1st inning and, in the 2nd, the alert infield pairing of James Wheeler and Mike Moore continued to frustrate the opposition.

A superb tag at 2nd and a breathtaking triple play from short-stop Cary Chen helped see the Falcons take the match 23 - 6 and with further wins, they eventually progressed into the Silver final, facing league rivals Southsea Sharks.

The Chichester defence remained strong, with junior Jenny Horton taking a number of flyball catches at left field, leaving the Sharks frustrated. The Falcons batted well and edged slightly ahead, but in the 2nd inning Chichester really let the bats swing and a flurry of home runs put the Falcons out of sight and to an eventual 24 - 14 win and a final piece of silverware to end the indoor season. The event raised 650 for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

Tom Prince tournament squad