Rangers, Condors tie in the rain

ROUS Rangers and Workers Condors ran in a dramatic 7-all draw in a rain-affected match that played havoc in Far North Coast Softball at the weekend.

Condors started proceedings well, producing a five-run first innings buffer with Kasey Renwick hitting a screamer over centrefield for a three-bagger.

Rangers racked up three errors in the wet and greasy conditions.

Rangers’ fielding stepped up a notch in the second, with Loris Gordon, Claydon, Nilon and Toniello all combining well to keep the Condors pack scoreless.

Condors hit back in the third with Sammone Lowe and McGowen both scoring to push their lead to 7-3.

With a change in pitching Tina Austen also found the conditions difficult, allowing Rangers on base and cross for another three runs with Sue Clark the only one to get bat on ball, with Rangers closing the gap to now trail by one.

The fourth and final inning saw Sue Clark steal the show, containing the Condors batters with a hat-trick, including a double play when Erin Gardner flied the ball to Clark at centrefield who then threw to first base for the tag on Austen who was caught off base for the third out.

With Chris Blizzard awarded first after hitting six foul balls and two out Condors looked set for victory but a solid hit to centrefield by Alison Hunter enabled Blizzard to score and level the score for the draw.



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