Expect tight game

THERE will be no holding back in today's clash between Byron Bay Whitesox and Rous Hotel in Far North Coast Softball Association action.

Both sides are evenly matched, mixing youth with experience. Power hitters Tracey Johnston and Ella Galea will lead the way for Byron, while Rous will be keen to overcome their narrow loss from last weekend and will rely on stalwarts Val Dowse at centre field and Cheryl Nilon at shortstop.

Casino Cougars could find the going tough against the consistent Workers Turkeys outfit. The Knight sisters, Laura and Ash, like to swing the bat and pitcher Sam Green will shoot hard to contain the aggressive batters from Casino known for their early scoring potential.

The addition of versatile left-hander Kim Wraight to Dodgers Devils should prove the difference against Blues Sistas Sisters. Coupled with batting depth from Devils, the Sistas will need to defend well in the field, led by Frankie Lee and Kate McCann.

In the other match at 2pm, Goonellabah Tigers will be ready to pounce against Woodburn M2Ms. Both teams are eager to cement points on the board so look out for M2Ms early attacking play.

Meanwhile, the showdown between Workers Condors and Goonellabah Lotto should prove a one-sided affair if Workers continue to dominate with the bat. Lotto's fielders Kimm Giacobetti and Kerri Foster will be an asset for their side.

Dodgers Demons have a serious fight on their hands against the favoured Blue Sistas Devas, who should be led by Annie Casey with the bat. However, pitching depth by Demons sisters Lani and Carlee Winkler-Harding may prove the difference.

A batting frenzy is expected between Byron Bay Redsox and Dodgers Angels, for whom Colleen Prentice is in form with the bat along with pitcher Kerryanne McGuffick. Byron's battery of Jordan Evans and Rochelle Arthur will work hard to shut down Dodgers winning streak.



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