Ipswich Musketeers captain Josh Roberts.
Ipswich Musketeers captain Josh Roberts. Kate Czerny

Musketeers in smashing form

CAN anyone stop the Ipswich Musketeers batting juggernaut?

Not at the moment.

Musketeers completed their third successive mercy rule win in thrashing home team Redlands 17-0 today.

After a 15-2 win over Windsor last Sunday and a 10-0 victory over Redlands midweek, the Ipswich batters turned it on again to complete a baseball series whitewash.

Musketeers captain and catcher Josh Roberts had a simple answer when asked where the hits were coming from: "Everyone''.

However, a fourth-innings home run by Wade Dutton and consistent batting from Stephen Greer and American import CJ Jacobe provided impetus for the win.

The mercy rule was applied in the seventh inning, shortly after reliable Musketeers pitcher Dean Jones kept Redlands scoreless for six digs.

"We're hitting our straps a little bit now so that's pretty good,'' Roberts said, happy with contributions in every innings of today's Major A game.

"We had a bit of a slow start to the start of the year. I think we're just starting to get our line-up consistent now.

"Everyone is locking it in and having good approaches in their hitting.''

Challenging for outright second spot, Musketeers play Lightning at Pine Hills in their next match on Friday night.