In a must-win scenario to keep the team's playoff hopes alive.
In a must-win scenario to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive, the Iceni have split the doubleheader against the visiting 2nd placed London Sidewinders.
Taking one of the two games against a tough opposition keeps the Iceni’s in the running behind the Milton Keynes Bucks for the 3rd placed Wildcard spot.
Game 1: London Sidewinders 10-8 Norwich Iceni
Sławek Juszczak had his best start of the year and was well backed up by his outfield throughout the game. Despite taking the loss, the Iceni took the game into extra after a clutch single from Matt Howard in the bottom of the seventh. Victor Garcia on debut made two spectacular catches to keep the game level in the 6th and 7th. Birthday boy Philip Walmsley started the scoring early with a homer to right. A great game of baseball which could easily have gone either way.
Game 2: London Sidewinders 5-12 Norwich Iceni
Tom Thornhill made his third start of the year and keep the sidewinders to 2 runs for most of the game till the fifth. The Iceni pounced early reaching ten runs by the third threatening a mercy ruling to end the game. Strong batting throughout the lineup and solid fielding kept the London Sidewinders at bay.
Two strong games of baseball. The Norwich Iceni are back in action next week at the Brentwood Stags.