Photo: Lauren Forrester teaches the skill of catching to a group of juniors during Friday's night's junior softball activities.
Photo: Lauren Forrester teaches the skill of catching to a group of juniors during Friday's night's junior softball activities.

Juniors having a blast around the diamonds

RAIN may have forced the cancellation of all Saturday games in Far North Coast softball but the juniors and players in the mixed Charity Shield still went hard at it on Friday night.

Each Friday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, three age divisions of juniors bat their way around the diamonds for Blast Ball (3-5 years), Mod Ball (6-8 years) and Tee-Ball (9-11 years).

"The number of juniors turning up is growing each week,” FNC Softball secretary Di McGowen said.

"It's not too late to join in the fun. If you would like your child to play, come along to Albert Park before 5.30pm.”

The mixed Charity Shield follows the juniors on Friday nights.

Workers Bush Turkeys took on Goonellabah Nuts 'n Bolts in the latest round.

Standouts for Workers were Gaynor Palmer, who made an amazing catch at centre field, and Lachlan Zimmerman, who hit a home run. Sebastian Hazzlett, 12, had a great first game for Workers with strong fielding and safe hits.

However, Nuts 'n Bolts proved too strong on the night, winning 13-10.



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