WORKERS Condors turned a third-inning one-run deficit into a comfortable 9-4 win over Workers Wild Turkeys in Far North Coast open women’s softball at Albert Park, Lismore, on Saturday.
Both teams went into the game with several regular starters out – Condors’ Kasey Renwick and the Knight girls and the Turkeys’ battery of the Austens and McGowens.
Sam Green started on the mound for Turkeys and kept the runs down with consistent pitching. At the top of the third innings Turkeys led 4-3 but a change in the field was a welcome sight for Condors when Merriyln O’Byran took to the mound and Green went into catch.
Condors started to get bat to ball, causing a number of Turkeys errors in the field, which enabled Condors took control.
Shortstop Vanessa Wong was best in the field for Condors, making a number of outs, while Carlie Walker pitched well. Wong and Erin Gardiner were best with the bat. Turkeys’ best was Sam Green, who pitched, caught and hit well.
Kim Moore was a standout at second base, being involved in six outs and a line drive, while Bronwyn Gibson batted well.’Sox runaway win
Byron Bay Whitesox had a run-away 14-1 win over Breakaways.
Breakaways started well, loading the bases, but a brilliant catch from Kate Fromme at left field ended the first innings with only one runner scoring. Byron Bay hit back by scoring four runs.
Breakaways were kept scoreless for the remaining three innings.
Pitcher Shannon Knapp starred for Whitesox with three strike-outs and two catches.
Whitesox surged ahead to score 10 runs over the next three digs.
Lyn King had a great game with the bat, slamming a huge grand slam down left field to score four runs. Best for Breakaways was shortstop Laura Knight, taking two catches and combining well with Lynne McDonald at first base for a number of outs.
ROUS RANGERS proved too strong for Goonellabah Lotto, winning 9-1 in less than an hour in a game played in good spirit.
Best with the bat for Goonellabah were Lee Milward, Julie Cowan and Kellie Ingram.
BYRON BAY Redsox had a 17-6 win over Dodgers Saints.
Saints were kept scoreless while Redsox scored four runs in the first innings.
In the next innings Saints loaded the bases but tight fielding from Redsox kept Saints to just one run.
Ella Gaela had a fine game at third base for Redsox, while catcher Hannah Elliott was Saints’ best.
- Under-14 boys and girls representative selection trials will be held at Albert Park this Thursday from 5pm.