Condors turn the tables on defending premiers Dodgers
WORKERS Condors reversed the 2015-16 A-grade grand final result with a 12-7 win over Dodgers Devils in the opening round of Far North Coast softball at Albert Park, Lismore.
Both teams have a new look, with Condors recruiting juniors Lachlan Zimmerman and Mikayla Coe to debut on Saturday while Devils have a lost a number of key players.
Condors started strongly, scoring six runs in the first innings, Samantha Green slamming a massive home run to score three runs.
Pitcher Leah van Wettering controlled the game throughout but Dodgers' aggressive batting in the fourth innings and Workers errors in the field yielded five runs.
Renee Blaikie hit strongly for Devils with a home run in the third, while Shannon Holgate at shortstop combined well with Veronica Janissen at third base.
For Workers, newcomer Zimmerman was in excellent form with the bat, hitting a three-base hit and laying down a terrific bunt to make first and advance runners.
Mikayla Coe showed great promise in the field at second base, being involved in four outs.
In the other A-grade game, Rous Rangers proved far too strong for new A-grade team Byron Bay, winning 14-2.
Rangers brought three home in the first innings from an out-of-the-park hit by Sam Dowse.
The second innings started much the same as the first with three up three down for Byron Bay before Rangers went to town, scoring 10 runs then declaring.
In third innings, Zahli Currie scored for injured batter Frankie Lee, and Mel Delaney scored form a perfectly placed hit to left field by Mel Currie.
Cheryl Nilon topped off the game with a triple.