IN FULL STRIDE: A file photo of the Dodgers’ Sonia Pope on the mound in a Far North Coast Softball womens game.
IN FULL STRIDE: A file photo of the Dodgers’ Sonia Pope on the mound in a Far North Coast Softball womens game.

Pitcher makes timely return

STRUGGLING Workers Wild Turkeys will welcome back pitcher Tina Austen with open arms today when they take on Byron bay Whitesox in Division 1 of Far North Coast Softball action, starting at 6pm.
Whitesox will give the Turkeys a run for their money with the experience of Shannon and Sarah Knapp along with Tracey Johnson at third base and Ali Lycenko at catcher enough to give them the edge. Also, look out for Lyn King and Di West who are doing very well with the bat.
Turkeys Ali Tomkins , Samone Lowe and Nicole Feletti are making their presence felt in the field and Lauren McGowen and Oliva Snow are very capable with the bat.
In the other game, Workers Condors play Woodburn M2Ms and Dodger Devils play Casino Ratpack.
Demons, Sistas
THE clash between Blues Sistas and Dodger Demons should be the match of the round in Division 2.
Sistas are a very disciplined side and they have Maryanne Brown pitching to Jess Bowman who controls the opposition’s batters.
Vicki Morris at first base and Carol Ryan at third are solid in the field.
Demons went down by one run last week after declaring in the first innings and you can be sure they will not repeat the same mistake. Shayley McNamara, Donna Johnson and Katie Munro are key players for Demons.
In the other game, the Breakaways and Goonellabah Lotto encounter could go either way.
Pitchers Lyn McDonald and Georgie Flynn are the key players for the respective sides.
In Division 3, Dodgers Angels and Casino Ratbags should be evenly matched.
Most of the Angels players are new to the game and are improving each week. Wendy Dardengo, Anne and Emily Ross have been solid in the field.
Ratbags also have some new players and under the guidance of Val McLean and Ainsley George are improving each week.
Byron Redsox and Goonellabah Tigers should be a close encounter and Breakaways may just have the edge over Casino Cougars.


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