Softballers keen to catch up after weeks of washouts
By TRISH CLAYDON
THE weather has been unkind to Far North Coast softballers this season, with three washouts in four weeks.
Juniors will line up with enthusiasm tonight to play ball at Albert Park in Lismore.
In the Under-13s, Workers Hawks come up against the mighty Larnook Eagles, who have been showing a lot of potential for a team of first-time softballers.
In the Under-15s, Dodgers Lakers and Goonellabah Wildcats will battle it out.
In the Under-18s, River Rats play Padres in what should be an intriguing game. Both teams consist of experienced players who would like to get a win on the board.
Young talents to look out for Padres are Jeremy Sexton, Ben Layton and Karl Robinson. For River Rats, Brendon Cole and Cameron Black are a danger with the bat, along with Jaimee Claydon and Casey Stephens in the field.
The opens will follow the Under-18s this week.
Dodgers Hotshots come up against Dodgers Sluggers in what should be another close one.
Seniors are yet to test the new format of three divisions.
It should create a better contest between teams.
Games to watch out for this week are at 2.30pm when Rous Hotel Rebels, a team of young hotshots including Jade and Renee Berry and Alicia Robb, take on club rivals Rous Hotel Rogues.
Rogues have a lot of experience with Kerry Daley on the mound and Sue Crowther at shortstop.
At 4pm, Blues Sistas play the mighty Dodgers Devils. The daring Dodgers Devils will be favoured to overcome Blues Sistas, although anything can happen.
Juniors start at 5pm today, then tomorrow there will be games from 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
All washed-out games will be played next week for juniors; senior washed-out games are set for double-headers on November 24 and December 1.