Rangers continue to dominate
ROUS RANGERS continued to dominate Far North Coast softball with another commanding 10-5 win over Workers Condors at Albert Park, Lismore, on Saturday.
Rangers have streaked away with the minor premiership.
Veteran Sam Dowse did a great job on the mound in the absence of Loris Gordon, combining well with Jaimee Claydon at catcher.
Although Carlie Walker started on the mound for Workers she was soon replaced by Sam Green so she could be kept fresh for the second game of their double-header.
That worked in Rangers’ favour with Denise Simes and Chris Blizzard dominating with the bat.
Condors tried hard with Vanessa Wong, Lauren McGowen and Ashleigh Knight putting in a big effort in the field, but Rangers were never in doubt of the points in this one.
Condors suffered a double blow, losing to Dodgers Devils 10-0 in the second game with a mercy rule decision in the fourth innings.
Condors had no answer to Sonya Pope’s consistency on the mound and failed to capitalise when they did get on base.
Selina Atkinson, Kim Wraight and Kayleen Shailes’ efforts in the field put to rest any run-scoring.
Carlie Walker, Erin Gardnir and Sam Green tried hard but it was all Devils’ way in this outing.
Workers Wild Turkeys and Goonellabah Lotto played a nail-biter worthy of a grand final.
With the score locked at nil-all after seven innings and 30 minutes left, a tie-breaker came into play to determine the winner.
A draw would have been a fitting result but Turkeys ran out the winners 2-1.
Both teams got runners on base but failed to convert.
Goonellabah’s Renee Cowan was magnificent in the outfield, swooping on anything hit in the air, with Tina Austen the best for Turkeys.
Sistas had a convincing win over M2Ms 20-7.
Strong pitching with two strike-outs from Maryanne Brown stemmed the flow of runs from M2Ms.
Jess Bowman did best with the bat for Sistas with a home run.
A weakened Byron Bay Redsox had a massive 25-13 win over Goonellabah Tigers.
Freya Linquist pitched well, preventing too many runs. Tigers got off to a shaky start with the bat and could not get the runs on the board.
Redsox had a batting frenzy which created many errors in the Tigers’ field.