Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dazzlers 14, Raiders Blue 4 - Report

Raiders B 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 = 4
Dazzlers  0 6 5 0 2 1 x = 14

Dazzlers crushed Raiders Blue last night in a B-grade performance of some distinction. If revenge is a dish best served cold, then this game should have been played in a freezer, with Dazzlers atoneing for the early season 1-run defeat in some style. Make no mistake, this was a massive win for the red&whites as it guaranteed Majors Softball for the Dazzler franchise in 2012 and starts to set the blueprint for future seasons of how we should be performing week in week out.

After a quiet start to the game from both sides, the Dazzlers high-tempo offense piled on 11 runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings which Raiders never recovered from. In fact, their primary focus after that was on avoiding the Mercy. Raiders offense just couldn't get going against the best defence in the Division, with some breathtaking fielding killing off any hopes of a close game. In the end, a Dazzler double-digit victory was just reward for a very good team performance in the Finsbury sunshine.

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