The Taunton Muskets took to the road again on Sunday to take on the 2018 South West Baseball League champions Exeter Spitfires in Devon. Having suffered defeat in their first two games, both very tight affairs, the Muskets were looking to change their fortunes against an Exeter side also struggling at the start of the 2019 season. It would prove to be another close game for the Muskets, with their batting still cold in the early summer months, yet they managed to prevail off the back of more impressive pitching and a brilliant squad effort to win 14-5.
12/05/2019 9:11pm BST by Chris Chantrey
08/05/2019 8:11pm BST by Chris Chantrey
Following on from their opening day defeat to the Yeovil Whirlwinds the Muskets traveled to Cornwall to take on the relocated Cornish Claycutters in Truro. While the bank holiday sun shone it was not a good day at ball park for the Muskets, with a combination of poor hitting and fielding errors leading to a narrow 4-3 walk off defeat to the Cornish outfit.
01/05/2019 10:04pm BST by Chris Chantrey
It is that time of year again, after yet another long, cold winter the British Baseball season is getting underway and thousands hope that Sundays stay dry for the next 5 months. For the Muskets the new season brings new beginnings, as they move to a new field in Victoria Park, in the heart of Taunton. After rain forced the Muskets first scheduled game against the Cornish Claycutters to be cancelled, they began the new South West Baseball League season hosting one of the many newcomers to the league, the Yeovil Whirlwinds.
18/09/2018 8:45pm BST by Chris Chantrey
The Muskets traveled to Plymouth on September 2nd to take on the Exeter Spitfires in the SWBL 2018 Championship game. It was a great day for baseball in the South West as the Plymouth Mariners hosted proceedings to celebrate their tenth anniversary. In what was a very close game, dominated by superb pitching from both teams, ended in an Exeter victory, giving them their first championship win in club history. Unfortunately for the Muskets it was not their day, struggling to find a good rhythm at the plate and a few costly errors in the field mean the team will need to regroup to challenge again for next season. Keep your eyes peeled for news on winter training and updates on our new field for 2019.
29/08/2018 9:11pm BST by Chris Chantrey
After a couple of weeks suffering at the mercy of the weather the Muskets finally managed to take the field in sunny Devon to face the Spitfires. Exeter have been in fine form this season, going into this clash boasting an unbeaten record and one win away from securing their place in the championship game as the Southern Division winners. The Muskets, unbeknownst at the time, were also only one win away from securing the Northern Division title after a couple of rain out games.
09/08/2018 7:36pm BST by Chris Chantrey
The Muskets headed south to take on the St Austell Claycutters on a beautiful Sunday in picture perfect Fowey. With an eye on standings the Muskets knew that a win would take them back to the top of the Northern Conference and the team delivered with the bat, notching an impressive 59-2 victory over 5 innings. Click here to read the full article.
12/07/2018 9:06pm BST by Chris Chantrey
The Muskets made their first trip to the beach side home of the Weston Jets this year and while conditions were difficult the Muskets made the most of the sunshine to get their season back on track. Having fallen from an unbeaten 4-0 start to the year, the Muskets had lost three tough games to drop below Bristol in the standings on 4-3 and needed to start scoring again to push for the finals in September. Their hosts for the day have played admirably in their start to life in the South West Baseball League, but are yet to taste the joy of victory, but the Muskets knew they needed to get off to a good start to ensure the Jets wouldn’t experience it today. Click here to read the full article.
02/07/2018 9:26pm BST by Chris Chantrey
The epitome of British summer hit the Muskets this Sunday (July 1st), after a week of sun and heat more akin to the Med than the South West, game day saw the heavens open and thunder rumble. While the weather cancelled games across the SWBL the Muskets hosted the Bats at Canonsgrove and managed to get the game started, although the home side may have preferred the rain to have started earlier. Click here to read the full article.
18/06/2018 11:38pm BST by Chris Chantrey
After succumbing to their first defeat of the season against the Plymouth Mariners, the Muskets took on the only undefeated team left in the SWBL on Father’s day, the Exeter Spitfires. It would prove to be the toughest game the Muskets have had this season so far, as an entertaining pitcher’s duel took centre stage.
18/06/2018 8:25pm BST by Chris Chantrey
It was an afternoon to forget for the Muskets down in Plymouth today, with the team taking their first loss of the 2018 season against a merciless Mariners side. Having entered the weekend with a perfect 4-0 record atop the Northern Conference the Muskets were the form team going into their first game against former league champions Plymouth.