Gordon switch from Dodgers boosts Rangers
Rangers have done some off-season recruiting, gaining pitcher Loris Gordon from Devils and Krystal Green from Casino.
Gordon’s pitching dominated the game. She also showed her strength with the bat, hitting a home run against her former side.
Rangers scored their runs early and centrefield Val Dowse kept Devils quiet with aggressive fielding.
Although Devils have lost key players in Gordon, Nikki Clough and Hayley Leeson, the club has recruited Selina Lampard, Robyn McMahon and Rachael Olive, who will prove handy with the bat.
Workers Condors and Byron Bay Whitesox were without key players when they met, with Workers winning 9-2.
Condors have also picked up players this year with catcher Samantha Green coming across from Casino to replace the injured Danni McLean, who is out for the season.
Green is a versatile player on the field and with the bat, as she showed with a home run on Saturday.
Erin Gardiner has returned to the game after a number of seasons and has lost none of her skills that took her into many junior representative sides for Far North Coast.
Byron Bay have also enlisted players off-season including Hannah Mangarall, a catcher/shortstop from Sydney.
Byron, however, had a number of injuries and shuffled their players throughout.
Condors, which pulled up a number of Turkeys players, produced a solid game with pitcher Carlie Walker finding her stride early to shut out Byron’s batting.
Support in the outfield came from Mary McKenzie, Vanessa Wong and Jane Brown.
Terry Currie pitched well for Byron, which finally found form with the bat in the last innings, scoring two runs.
Workers Wild Turkeys defeated Casino Cougars 18-13.
The teams slugged it out and at the bottom of the second innings, Casino led 12-11.
Both sides were evenly matched with Jane Brown and Alison Tomkins (Workers) hitting home runs while Jess Bowman came up with a three-bagger for Casino.
In the third innings Turkeys attacked the ball with Kim Hall leading the way supported by Brown, Lauren McGowen and Tomkins to add seven runs.
Casino came out ready to bat but a fly ball from Amanda Winnell was caught by Workers pitcher Hall after juggling it with third base Kate Foster, and Workers allowed only one run to seal the win.
Rous Hotel Rangers 9 d Dodgers Devils 2, Workers Condors 9 d Byron Bay Whitesox 2, Workers Wild Turkeys 18 d Casino Cougars 13, Blue Sistas 24 d Dodgers Demons 2, Casino Ratbags 18 d Byron Bay Redsox 17, Breakaways 19 d Dodgers Saints 8, Dodgers Angels 7 d Rous Rouges 0, M2Ms 14 d Goonellabah Tigers 6.