Whitesox the next test for Rangers
COMPETITION pacesetters Rous Rangers will take on Byron Bay Whitesox in Far North Coast open women’s softball today.
Rangers have streaked ahead in the open division with 25 points. They lead from Workers Condors and Dodgers Devils on 19, with Byron Whitesox on 13.
Condors and Devils will be out to break the deadlock in the other game at Albert Park, Lismore, this afternoon.
Carlie Walker and Sonya Pope are talented pitchers and have good defensive units behind them.
Condors’ Vanessa Wong and Shannon Pool are solid in the field while Devils will look to Jo Rucker and Donna Salgram to shut down the big hitters.
Condors were in control in their game last Saturday until the fourth innings and will be hoping history does not repeat.
Sam Green and Kasey Renwick are Condors’ key batters, while Devils will look for improvement after struggling to get runs on the board last week against Byron.
Big games could be expected from Selina Atkinson and Kayleen Shailes in a contest that could go either way.
Rangers will be firm favourites over Byron Bay Whitesox.
Seasoned players Denise Simes, Alison Hunter and Chris Blizzard are showing versatility in the field and with the bat for Rangers.
Loris Gordon will start on the mound, with Sue Clark a reliable back-up.
Whitesox go into this game confident after a big win over Dodgers.
Shannon Knapp is in great form and is well backed up by Sara Knapp at shortstop and Tracey Johnson at third base, while Lyn King is always a danger with the bat.
Look for an upset here.
In other division games, Workers Wild Turkeys play Casino Ratbags; Woodburn M2Ms come up against Breakaways; and Blues Sistas Devas face Dodgers Saints.
Far North Coast Softball Association congratulates Pat Leadbeatter on his third life membership, this time with the Far North Coast Baseball Umpires’ Association this month.
Pat is also a trusted and competent softball umpire who turns up week in week out to umpire simply for the love of the sport.