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Edinburgh Cannons 11 - Edinburgh Diamond Devils 19

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The Scottish Champion Devils, started the defence of their title on a typically sunny spring day against thier old rivals the Edinburgh Cannons. The Cannons were without star pitcher Jason as he was away on a radical new scheme to increase the club's youth team. The Devils entered the game confident with the spine of their championship side intact (although a spine in serious need of a chiropractor)

Edinburgh Diamond Devils 4 - Edinburgh Cannons 6

Wee Willie Keeler's advice on hitting was simple: "hit it where they ain't". Over his Hall of Fame career he would do so 2,932 times, and in 1897 had a streak of 44 consecutive games with a base hit, a record which would stand until 1941 when Joe DiMaggio did so in 56 consecutive games. On Sunday, the similarities between the Diamond Devils and Keeler were few and far between, but the contrast could hardly have been starker.

Edinburgh Diamond Devils 19 - Glasgow Baseball Association 7

The Devils made the trip to Tollcross park for the last time this season, to take on a constantly improving GBA side.

Daniel Leadingham started on the hill for the Devils and was on top form and he needed to be as Xander of GBA also shut down the Devils in the first inning. The Devils couldnt get any hits in the second either, but James was able to show off his fancy dance moves to dodge his way round the GBA fielders and steal home. Dan was grateful to his brother Chris Leadingham who helped turn a 6-3-2 double play to end the GBA threat in the bottom of the inning.

Edinburgh Cannons 6 - Edinburgh Diamond Devils 16

The second game saw Daniel Leadingham start for Devils for the first time this season. The Cannons were able to get a run off him in the first before the Devils shook the cobwebs off their bats to bat all the way round and plate 7 runs in the inning, highlighted by a bases clearing single by Chris Wilmot.

The Cannons fought back with two more runs, but Dan showed off that Curveball he has been practising to work his way out of any more trouble.

Edinburgh Cannons 2 - Edinburgh Diamond Devils 5

Game played on 11th August 2013

The Champions elect Devils took on a Cannons side looking to get back on track after a defeat in their previous game to GBA.

The first game saw Jason Derr of the Cannons square off against Chris Wilmot in a rain interupted game. The Cannons took an early lead in the first inning and this could have been worse as Jason missed a home run by a couple of metres.The Devils replied with two runs in the bottom of the second. The Cannons responded with another in the third to tie the game. The Devils then went ahead in the bottom of the inning.

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