Dodgers Devils’ Sonya Pope
Dodgers Devils’ Sonya Pope

Condors improving

WORKERS Condors showed some improvement despite going down 6-0 to Rous Rangers in their Far North Coast Division 1 women's softball clash at Albert Park, Lismore.

Silly errors again cost Condors, allowing Rangers to score runs.

Rangers pitcher Loris Gordon controlled the game from the mound, consistently striking out the young Condors batters.

Exceptional fielding by Leanne Shipman at second base was another feature of Rangers' play.

Three times Shipman dived to pull in a ground ball and effect the out at first base.

Workers pitcher Samantha Green did well to restrict Rangers to only three safe hits but poor judgment in the field by her team allowed their opposition to put runners on base.

A double play by Maddy Riordan at right field made for a memorable final out.

In the other game, Dodgers Devils defeated Allstars 10-6.

Outstanding pitching by Sonya Pope (Devils) and Nick Winkler Maloney (Allstars) was a highlight.

Winkler Maloney also had some great hits and fast base running, keeping Allstars in the game.

But tight fielding by Selina Atkinson and great catching by Jess Riley helped Dodgers across the line.

In Division 2, Workers Wild Turkeys returned to the winners' circle with a 10-1 result against Casino Ratpack.

Turkeys lead-off batter Jane Brown set the tone off the first pitch with a two-base hit to leftfield.

Workers dominated with Alison Tomkins, Crystal Walker, Bronwyn Gibson, Kathy McIntyre, Tina Austen and Kate Foster all punching the ball through the Casino field.

Pitchers Austen and Walker struck out six batters while outfielder Angela Walker took two catches.

Val McLean and Ainsley Carpenter cleared the infield for a safe hit each for Casino while shortstop Sue Dennis and third base Carpenter did well in the field.


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