After the opening day victory for the Cannons, they kept the momentum in game 2 to beat the Devils 12 to 5. The Devils jumped out to an early lead after 2 innings behind some stellar pitching from Bret Griffin but Valari Weigel of the Cannons proved to be too much as he settled down to strike out 6 for the complete game win. The Devils were only able to muster 3 hits off the crafty lefty. Timely hits from the top of the Cannons order in Mark Donaldson, Martin Zettesten and Jason Derr as they combined for 7 of the Cannons 12 runs.
In game 3 the Cannons blasted a Devils squad that missed half of their regulars. The Devils hung around till the 4th inning before the Cannons proceeded to score 16 run in the final 3 innings. Gilberto Martinez lead the way for the Cannons with 4 hits and Jason Derr baffled the Devils only giving up 4 hits and striking out 8. Hitoshi Kitazawa was the lone bright spot for the Devils collecting 2 hits and David Pearson collected his first hit of the season.
Game 4 continued the pain for the Devils, as they slipped to 0-4 with a 14-3 loss to the Cannons.
With the next game tomorrow as part of Edinburgh's 'Festival of Sport' celebrations, the Devils will have to hope they can turn things around. It will be my first start of the season, so hopefully their 'mid-season call-up' can make all the difference (I should stress that the opposite is more likely!)
(Additional reporting from the Edinburgh Diamond Devils website)
April 25th 2010: Cannons 7 / Devils 3
May 2nd 2010: Cannons 12 / Devils 5
May 16th 2010: Cannons 17 / Devils 0
May 30th 2010: Cannons 14 / Devils 3