Big wet wipes out Division 1 softball
HEAVY rainfall across the Northern Rivers resulted in delays and, ultimately, cancellations of many games in the second round of Far North Coast Softball.
The inaugural games for the Friday night mixed Charity Shield Competition were able to be played, with fun and frivolity had by all.
The late arrival of the rain on Saturday afternoon saw all Division 2 games able to be played to a result, but forced the cancellations of the Division 1 and 3 games in the 3.30pm timeslot.
In the Division 2, Woodburn Wonders took on Byron Bay Redsox. Byron came out batting like demons, putting six across the plate before the umpire called side away due to the Mercy Rule.
Woodburn then took a few digs to get a score but Byron continued to build on their first innings score. Woodburn pitchers Maryanne Brown and Kathy Johns both pitched well, taking K2s, but Byron were too strong at the end of the day when the umpire called time due to rain.
In Division 2, Rous Warriors took on Goonellabah Nuts and Bolts, with Rous pitcher Esther Denning dominated from the mount, pitching four K2s, only one walk and allowing just three safe hits to the outfield.
Rous' Alicia Robb controlled the infield at shortstop, assisting in four outs to first base, and also batted well, hitting one double-base hit and two singles to the outfield.
Sandy Thompson and Jakira Toniello also batted well for Rous, hitting triples, while Ros Forbes' home run consolidated Rous' form in the batting box.
G'bah Nuts and Bolts batted well, with Deosha Berry hitting a double to centrefield, while pitcher Sharon Foster did well on the mound.
In the Division 2 Workers Turkeys and Casino Cougars game, the damp and cool conditions made for some challenging play, with Casino joining forces with Dodgers to form their side.
Casino got off to a great start with hits from Deidre Coe, Makayla Coe and a well-placed bunt from Kayleen Shailes forcing a number of errors in Turkeys field to score five runs.
Fielding errors proved costly for Turkeys, and their failure to dominate in the batting box saw Casino win the day.