Maidenhead Titans keep up title challenge with wins over Blue Jays and Scorchers Orange

The Maidenhead Titans bounced back from their surprise defeat to the Jets with a comfortable victory over the Blue Jays.

The Titans' title challenge was knocked off course somewhat by the unexpected loss to the Jets, however, they got back on track at the first attempt with a home win over the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays managed to send all their batters to the plate as they racked up seven runs in the first innings, but this was the wake up call required by the Titans to show what they were made of.

They levelled matters at 7-7 and it looked like the match would be a run-fest, however, the game quickly settled and defences were very much on top for the next few innings.

Heading into the fourth innings the Blue Jays held a narrow 9-7 advantage, however, from that moment on they found the Titans too hot to handle.

The hosts turned the game on its head in a blink of the eye, racking up nine runs from the fourth innings.

The Titans then built on that, hitting five runs in the fifth and four runs in the sixth to seal a 25-9 victory.

It proved a timely win for the Titans, with starting pitcher John Eddyvean unavailable and replacement pitcher Fernando Pinto stepping up in his absence to get the job done.

After conceding just two runs in five innings he was named the most valuable male player, with Catherine Rowe collecting the female MVP for her busy performance on first base.

With the league leaders drawing their game the Titans closed the gap at the top, drawing level.

They then built on this victory on Tuesday, claiming a well-earned 13-5 victory over Bracknell's Scorchers Orange in the evening sunshine on the longest day of the year.

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