Dodgers Devils player Sonya Pope taking a swing during Saturday's softball match at Albert park in Lismore between the Dodgers Devils and the Ballina Sharks.
Dodgers Devils player Sonya Pope taking a swing during Saturday's softball match at Albert park in Lismore between the Dodgers Devils and the Ballina Sharks. Leah White

Sharks and Devils take comp with ease

BALLINA and Dodgers Devils were the winners in Far North Coast Division 1 softball at Albert Park, Lismore, on Saturday.

The Sharks defeated Rous Rangers 9-3, leading throughout. They batted strongly and were solid in the field.

Sam Dowse hit a home run for Rous Rangers.

Dodgers Devils defeated Workers Condors 9-1.

Devils outclassed Workers with the bat and in the field.

Veteran Kayleen Shailes pitched an amazing game, allowing only three batters on base, and was supported in the field by shortstop Kelly Tyndall, leftfield Renee Blaikie and third base Shannon Holgate.

Condors' Deirdre Coe claimed a double play off Selina Atkinson's bat when she took the catch and threw to first base to get the runner out.

In Division 2 games, Rous Warriors defeated Dodgers Demons 14-2, Workers Wild Turkeys downed Byron Bay Allsox 11-7, and Woodburn Whippets dominated Ballina Hammerhead Sharks 19-4.

Gab Cooper had a strong game on second base for Rous Warriors.

Although Demons led 1-0 after the first innings and continued to get runners on base, they were unable to convert them into runs.

Wild Turkeys and Byron Bay Allsox put on a fine display of softball.

In the other game, Woodburn Whippets proved too good with the bat and made some great catches to come out winners.

In Division 3, Blues Sistas defeated Casino 14-8 and Goonellabah was too strong for Workers Mighty Ducks.

Gemma Smith took an impressive catch on third base and Christina Costello hit a home run for Blues Sistas but Kerrie Knowles' incredible catch at second base won her player-of-the- match honours.

Home runs featured strongly in Goonellabah's win over Workers Mighty Ducks.

Mandy Brown and Amber Aill led their side well with strong support from Leanne Lovett, Michelle Harding and Sharon Foster.



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