Turkeys come up trumps
SOLID work from Lyn McDonald and Lauren Foster helped Workers Wild Turkeys to a hard-fought victory over Casino Cougars in their FNC Softball showdown at the weekend.
The pitching/catching duo produced some sparkling work to help rein in the Cougars batters in the fourth and sixth innings with Wild Turkeys going on to win 15-8 at Lismore's Albert Park.
Cougars led 7-5 after three innings thanks to some aggressive fielding from shortstop Deidre Coe, centrefielder Mikayla Coe and first base Courtney Connell while pitcher Renee Parker was also on target early.
The Turkeys however fought back, taking charge of the match in the fourth innings, racking up seven runs with Shay Kelly, Foster and Ashmita Kovas the standouts.
The Turkeys continued to dominate with McDonald, Foster and shortstop Alison Tomkins playing key roles. First base Kate Foster and centrefielder Ashleigh Knight also produced notable efforts.
In the weekend's other match, Workers Condors and Goonellabah Gunnas fought out a 6-all draw.
Gunnas led 3-0 after the first innings with Sharon Foster, Amber Parsons and Suellen Pursche clearing the infield to score their runners.
The Condors recovered from the early onslaught to lock the Gunnas out in the second innings with Belinda Stratford at third base and Courtney Connell at first base doing the damage.
The Condors then levelled to share the points.
FNC SOFTBALL RESULTS
Turkeys 15 defeated Cougars 8
Condors 6 defeated Goonellabah Gunnas 6
Rous 17 defeated Blues Sistas Devas 9
Blues Sistas 18 defeated Dodger Angels 9
Devils and Byron forfeit.
Casino and Woodburn forfeit