As expected, Mahwelereng Spikes finished the first round of the Limpopo Softball Association's LimDev Super League on top of the log after recording resounding wins over their hapless opponents on Saturday.
The Snakes outclassed basement club Ledwaba Giant Elephants 24-2 and hammered hosts Red Scorpions 12-3 in matches played at Kalkspruit diamonds in GaMashashane.
Spikes, the only unbeaten team so far this season, have amassed 33 points from 11 matches.
But the defending champions are under pressure from the equally capable Seleteng Giant Killers who are second on the log on 30 points.
Killers reinforced their title ambitions with a 28-4 demolition of the hobbling Elephants and walloped their fellow strugglers, Seshego Cannons, 14-5.
Scorpions defeated Seshego Raiders 9-1.
Polelo Masola, a member of the tournaments committee of the provincial body, said the second round of the Super League will pitch off in January.
The players will keep themselves busy with cup competitions that will be staged during the break.
Meanwhile, Western Province Softball Federation's Super League champions Westridge Yankees beat Glenthorn A's 7-0 in women's matches at Turfhall softball stadium in Athlone, Cape Town, on Saturday.
Falcons SAPS went berserk when they demolished Ridgeville-Spartans 22-1, while Old Mutual Cubs beat Battswood 5-2 and Strandfontein Mets whacked Tantasport 12-0.