Buzzards prevail in tough game
CLOSE games were the order of the weekend in Far North Coast mixed softball.
Workers Buzzards defeated Goonellabah CCs 6-2 in a hard-fought game.
Buzzards opened the scoring with three runs. But the change mid-innings to a softer ball especially for the mixed competition worked in CCs’ favour and they denied Buzzards further runs.
CCs got bat to ball but great fielding by Natalie Quinn at second base and Mitch Dowse at centre field prevented any runs for Goonellabah early on.
Buzzards added a run in each innings with Mitch Dowse best with the bat.
CCs’ Renee Cowan took some amazing catches in the outfield while Tony Cowan and Mick Claydon starred with the bat.
Goonellabah Meteors scored four runs in the last innings to edge Byron Bay Dirtysox 11-10.
In Under-15s, Dodgers Braves defeated Workers Crows 12-4.
Braves scored nine runs in their first at-bat with hits to Amy Gordon, Hayden Watt, Edward Kelly and Hilke Hoogendorn.
Workers were unable to apply pressure to the Braves field thanks to the solid pitching of Hayden Watt.
A hit to Hayden Murphy opened Crows’ scoring and Sam Dawson worked hard as catcher, with support in the field from James Knight and Nicole Green.
In the Under-13s, Dodgers Allstars dominated Byron Bay Allsox 10-4.
Dodgers’ performance featured some strong hitting from Reece Marsden, Wes Lampard and Nick Winkler Maloney.
Jorden Evans had her usual strong game for Byron Bay.
Dodgers Mustangs had a 13-6 win over Goonellabah Cheetahs.
At the end of the third innings Mustangs led 7-6 but great pitching from Emily Vidler kept the Mustangs batters honest.
Solid batting by Matt Van San and Ethan Elliott did the damage. Best in the field for Cheetahs were Brent White and Lachlan Currie.