After their opening day victory over the Bristol Bats the Muskets hosted their first game of the season against the league debutants, Weston Jets. Andres Bianco, after his impressive display as a closer in the previous game, took to the mound to give the Jets their first taste of competitive baseball. Helped by some great defensive plays, especially a couple of impressive throw down tags from catcher Jamie Pollard and second baseman Jake Palmer, meant that Andres limited the Jets to just four runs over seven innings.
18/06/2018 8:08pm GMT by Chris Chantrey
18/06/2018 8:07pm GMT by Chris Chantrey
The 2018 South West Baseball League Season has finally arrived and opening day saw the Taunton Muskets travel to Bristol to take on the Bats. Both clubs had gone through changes over the off season, with Taunton disbanding the Musketeers to focus on one team this year and Bristol baseball electing to move their Badger’s team to compete in the BBF’s double A, meaning both line ups included some new faces, as well as, some SWBL veterans.
08/05/2017 12:21pm GMT by Jamie Pollard
A sunny opening day of the 2017 season saw the Bristol Bats take to the road at Whites Field against the Taunton Muskets. After a scoreless first inning for both, the first runs were put on the board in the 2nd by the Bats with a big, lefty, solo home run and double with one run scored. The Bats added two more to their lead in the 4th before Paul Tweedle, George Braeger and Ben Bowley combined for a text book double play to ease the threat, while pitcher Dave Jessep closed the inning with a strikeout.
08/08/2016 8:59pm GMT by Jamie Pollard
The Musketoons traveled to Bristol to take on the Bats in a game postponed earlier in the season. The division two side went knowing that a win would boost their chances of winning the division title, however they also knew that so far no division two side had taken a win against those in division one.
04/08/2016 8:38pm GMT by Jamie Pollard
The Muskets went into Sunday’s home game against the Bristol Badgers knowing a win would crown them South West Baseball League champions for the second consecutive season. Missing usual starting pitcher Miguel, Dave took to the mound and threw a great game, limiting the Badgers to only four runs. While the Muskets defence worked it magic, the offence backed Dave’s pitching to ensure the Muskets came away with the win, with the home side notching a 20-4 win to retain the title.
25/07/2016 10:11pm GMT by Jamie Pollard
Sunday the 24th of July saw the South West Baseball Leagues first ever double header, as the Taunton Musketoons took on the Newton Brewers at Micheal’s field. Having been forced into the unusual fixture due to a previous postponement, there was nothing stopping these games, even the very changeable weather in Devon. Having already recorded their first ever win at Micheal’s field against the Brewers earlier in the season, the ‘Toon’s were confident coming into the first game and the pressure of knowing any slip ups would hand Exeter Spitfires the division two title, the pressure was certainly on the visiting team to perform.
21/07/2016 12:15pm GMT by Jamie Pollard
Taunton Muskets Baseball Club travelled to London this weekend to compete in the annual London Tournament hosted by the South London Pirates at David Ward Field, Roundshaw Playing Fields.
02/06/2014 9:00am GMT by Jamie Pollard
With the first day of June providing the perfect conditions for baseball the Muskets headed to Bristol to take on the Badgers in the first game between the leagues two new boys. While this fledging Taunton team is just starting to take flight this season, the Badgers had a few experienced players left over from their big league days. However the Muskets boast a former Badger in the form of starting pitcher Miguel Peralta, who again shone with both bat and ball.
22/05/2014 7:43pm GMT by Jamie Pollard
19/05/2014 9:15pm GMT by Jamie Pollard
The Taunton Muskets took to the road for their first away game of the season against the Exeter Spitfires. In a great contest between the two sides there were home runs, strikeouts and a fair few steals, which saw Taunton emerge 17-3 victors.