by Matthew Lau/Red Sports. Photos by Matthew Lau/Red Sports and Jerald Ang/Red Sports
Kallang Softball Field , Saturday, June 7, 2015 — Good pitching and strong defence help Singapore beat Thailand 4-1 to pick up their second win.
After an eight-hour rain delay, Singapore finally took the field to get an easy three up three down inning to start the game. Tan Yi Rui (SIN #1) scored the first run for Singapore on a double by Ivan Ng (SIN #11).
Singapore picked up three more runs on doubles by Dominic Han (SIN #22) and Tan Yi Rui (SIN #1) in the bottom of the second to extend their lead to four runs.
Singapore failed to score any more runs in the game despite having two runners on base with none out in the bottom of the sixth. Singapore gave up one run in the top of the seventh, but managed to hold Thailand to just that run and won the game 4-1.
Jeron Tan the pitcher who is 15 going on 16, pitched four innings, giving up only one hit and one walk while striking out four batters. Ngiam Jun Jie (SIN #18) came in the fifth inning as a reliever to complete the game, collecting four strikeouts while giving up one run.
Jeron Tan (SIN #21) said, “I think I did quite well. Even though I was facing adults, I felt very relaxed and I was confident as I knew I had my team behind me.”
On the eight-hour delay and having to play another game at 8pm, Ivan Ng (SIN #11) said, “The team is quite strained out but all our training comes down to this as we usually have training from 9-5, so we have experience with facing fatigue and we can use that to play the next game. It is not the best condition but we will do our best.”
Score By Inning
Singapore vs Thailand
1st Inning: 1–0 (1–0)
2nd Inning: 3–1 (4–0)
3rd Inning: 0–0 (4–0)
4th Inning: 0–0 (4–0)
5th Inning: 0–0 (4–0)
6th Inning: 0–0 (4–0)
7th Inning: 0–1 (4–1)
Final Score: 4–1
Niels Aplin (#27), Chew Jee Boon (#19), Chua Hui Fu (#2), Kenny Goh (#12), Dominic Han (#22), Lau Kuan Hup (#30), Samuel Lee (#6), Lew Cheng Chye (#13), Ivan Ng (#11), Ngiam Jun Jie (#18), Benjamin Oh (#8), Joshua Tam (#4), Jerel Tan (#17), Watson Tan (#20), Jeron Tan (#21), Tan Yi Rui (#1), Bayden Wang (#14)
Pipatpinyo Sanyalak (#5), Sarnwit Somsak (#8), Suanthong Chayapat (#10), Pitaksat Yuttachat (#30), Arphornsiri Yannapat (#15), Subsulekun Mukkapool (#14), Tinanop Napat (#88), Fakbang Panuwat (#22), Meepakdee Paramutt (#7), Jheenkajhorn Khajornsak (#1), Payakka Panupong (#21), Sirinaphaphan Thapakorn (#69), Khunthothom Sastra (#13), Sukmuang Phanuwat (#17), Boonyagate Teeravut (#9), Thongdara Piya (#36), Woothikorn Phoomwut (#11)