With the bases loaded in the bottom of the last inning, Titans pulled off a superb double play to seal the win.
Cosmos had raced into a 7-1 lead after 3 with Alec Schmidt excellent on the hill again for Cosmos. Titans young pitcher David Linn steadied himself after two rocky opening innings and the game was finely balanced after 5 with Cosmos leading 9-5. Excellent batting from a young Titans outfit saw them lead 21-14 with the Cosmos at-bat in the final innings. Cosmos tacked on one more and some excellent work with the bat left the bases loaded and the game in the balance but superb fielding from the Titans helped them maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Highlights for Cosmos were short stop Filip Zakrocki with a in the park gone-run and Alec Schmidt with 8 earned runs.
Cosmos will have to dust themselves off and make the long trip to Portmarnock next weekend to face Red Rox
Table-toppers Ashbourne Titans make the trip south to face Cork Cosmos at the Cork Showgrounds on Saturday 17th July. 2nd in the table, Cosmos will have their work cut out against the undefeated Titans. Fist pitch is high-noon.
Cosmos continued their solid start to the season with a hard-fought 21-11 victory over the Spartans B at Corkagh Park,Dublin on Saturday. Two evenly matched teams saw the game finely balanced, but in the 6th inning Lukas ‘eye-catch’ Odendaal broke the game open with a superb grand-slam HR. Spartans battled back again but excellent pitching a from Alec Schmidt, with his 3rd scoreless inning of the day, brought it home for the Cosmos. Next up for the Cosmos is a top of the table clash with the undefeated Ashbourne Titans at the Munster Showgrounds, Curaheen.
Cosmos good start to their season continued with a 25-10 victory over Belfast Buccaneers at Corkagh Park on Saturday last. Both teams fielded a blend of youth and experience and after a tight opening Cosmos bats started firing to help them pull away. Alec Schmidt produced another solid performance on the mound for the Cosmos. Next up is a tough away trip to Corkagh Park to face an improving Spartans side.
Cork Cosmos got their second season off to a flyer with a 20-3 victory over the Dublin Hurricanes. Pitcher Alec Schmidt was the star of the show with 4 scoreless innings. Next up for the Cosmos is a long trip north to Corkagh Park to face the Comets.
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In these difficult times their support has helped ensure that we can continue to compete in the upcoming Baseball Ireland season so we are hugely grateful.
We hope to have a provisional schedule for the upcoming season in the next few weeks and as soon as restrictions allow we will be back training. Venue and times are tbd but beginners are especially welcome.
In our match report of the Belfast Bucs game I wrote ‘One particularly unique interpretation of the obstruction rule by umpire (insert name here) went against catcher Michael O’Callaghan and resulted in a run being scored‘. It has come to my attention that(insert name here) was not in fact the umpire to make the contentious call on the day. For this error and for any hurt or inconvenience caused to(insert name here) I am truly,deeply sorry.