MOUNDING PRESSURE: Fill-in player for the Ballina Sharks Shannon Knapp pitches in the game against Dodgers Devils at Albert Park, Lismore, on Saturday. Ballina, new to the comp-etition, went down 18-5 to their more experienced rivals.
MOUNDING PRESSURE: Fill-in player for the Ballina Sharks Shannon Knapp pitches in the game against Dodgers Devils at Albert Park, Lismore, on Saturday. Ballina, new to the comp-etition, went down 18-5 to their more experienced rivals. Marc Stapelberg

In-form Rangers and Devils continue to show the way

ROUS Rangers continued their dominance with a 13-0 win over Workers Condors in Far North Coast Division 1 women's softball.

Rangers scored in most innings, aided by poor fielding from Workers at times.

Pitcher Loris Gordon held the Condors batters scoreless and hits by Ashmita White, Alison Quinton, Roslyn Weaver and a Sam Dowse home run completed the whitewash for Rangers.

Dodgers Devils preserved their competition lead with an 18-5 win against Ballina Sharks.

Devils scored six runs in the first innings ignited by a classic bunt by Clare Busch.

Ballina hit back led by Dee Vickers and Nicole Bruce, scoring two runs, but Sherilee Matthews hit her straps on the mound for Devils and shut down the seasiders.

Newcomer Shannon Holgate was in devastating form for Devils, taking up pitching duties for an innings followed by a brilliant over- head catch at shortstop.

Danica Sattler and Courtney Connell did well in the field for Ballina.

Youth player Carlee Winkler-Harding closed out the game as pitcher for Devils after impressing at third base.

Catcher Sue Wraight was tireless, having also played in the earlier timeslot.

Rous Warriors overcame Workers Wild Turkeys 15-10 in the top-of-the-table clash in Division 2.

Turkeys started well when Angela Walker pulled off an amazing double play to retire Warriors' first two batters. She took a stunning catch at leftfield then a brilliant throw to first base secured the second out.

But after that Rous dominated with impressive games from pitcher Rebecca Grove and first base Aurora O'Sullivan.

Ally Quinton, Grove and O'Sullivan hit home runs and Roslyn Weaver also batted strongly.

Workers rallied in the third from 15-3 down but could not peg back the lead.

Lauren Forrester, Olivia Snow and Lyn McDonald did best the bat for Workers.

Newly formed DodgWork Demons gave Casino Cougars a run for their money before going down 15-10.

Demons dominated with the bat early but the game came to life in the final 20 minutes with Casino grabbing the win.

Pitcher Marion Stevens toiled on the mound for Demons, backed up by first- time pitcher Caro Roche.

Jenny Prosser and Aimee Weeks led the batting charge for Dodgers, while youth player Jess Stratford, newcomer Lauren Fletcher and stalwart catcher Sue Wraight were tireless inthe field.

For Casino, Nikki Connell pitched well, Naomi Ellwell impressed at second base and Diedre Coe was every-where at shortstop.

Deferred fixtures will be rescheduled after the Pan Pacs Games.



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