Pitcher Kayleen Shailes of the Dodger Devils in action against Rous Rangers last Saturday.
Pitcher Kayleen Shailes of the Dodger Devils in action against Rous Rangers last Saturday.

Fun for all the family

IT will be a real family affair in Far North Coast softball when Dodgers Coolshots take on Goonellabah CCs in the mixed Open competition at Albert Park, Lismore, tonight at 8pm.

Coolshot’s youth brigade of Jordan Gibbs, Brendan Wallace and Tom Wade will line up beside their mums, who have spent many seasons cheering on their lads from the sidelines.

The CC’s will be made up of the Cowan and Claydon families of mums, dads and kids – which could lead to an entertaining and fun game.

Both teams are evenly matched with Coolshot’s Josh Andrews a danger from the mound while CCs will rely on the batting strength and speed around the bases of Tony Cowan and Michael Claydon to get the points.

In the other game, Workers Knightingales will have their work cut out when they come up against Goonellabah Meteors.

The experience of Kimm Giacobetti, Myles White and Linda Waring might just give Meteors the edge. Sophie Knight and Michael Cocciola are the danger players for Knightingales.

In the 18s (at 6.30pm) Dodger Bandits and Dodgers Colts will battle it out.

This promises to be a close one although the Bandits’ Mitchell Watt, Sam Osborne and Edward Kelly’s experience should get them over the line.

But look out for James Baxter and Andrew Kelly in the opposition camp, who will be looking for the upset.

The 15s (at 5pm) will see Dodgers Lakers and the Braves match up, and in the 13s (at 6.30pm) the Goonellabah Cheetahs and Dodger Allstars line up, while the Mustangs will be a tough one for Byron Hotsoxs.

Nominations for officials for the following representative teams are due now: Under-16 Boys and Girls, Under-19 Boys and Girls, Open Men and Open Women.



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