Workers in three softball deciders

SOFTBALL grand final fever hits Albert Park in Lismore this afternoon.

Workers Club teams will contest all three grand finals.

The Under-13 and Under-15 grand finals played mid-week were won by Dodgers.

The Under-18 grand final at 5.30pm features Workers Mighty Ducks against Dodgers Colts.

It promises to be a tough one, although the unbeaten Ducks should have the edge.

Colts will need a consistent performance in the field to be a chance.

Brendan Wallace, Emily Ross, James Baxter and Andrew Kelly head the Colts line-up.

Ducks’ battery of Carlie Walker and Sam Green has been consistent all season and their star-studded field including Jordan Gibbs, Michael Cocciola and Tom Wade will prevent too many runs scoring.

Batting will be the key.

I tip the Ducks by three.

In B Mixed division at 7pm, Workers Nightingales will be up against Goonellabah Meteors.

Pitchers Myles White (Meteors) and John Green (Nightingales) will be under pressure to come up with the goods from the first pitch.

Nightingales have a combination of youth and skill, and they will need to play with the same level of intensity as in the semi-finals.

Nicole Green, Sharon Knight and Maddy Riordan will be key figures in this game.

Meteors put up a batting frenzy last week, but tonight may be a different story with some of their leading players missing.

Suellen Pursche, Linda Waring, Ron Foster and Mark Grace will put up an almighty fight.

This game could go either way.

I tip Meteors, but it will be close.

At 8.30pm Workers Buzzardswill take on Dodgers Hotshots in the A Mixed division.

Buzzards have been challenged only a few times this season, with one loss and a draw. They will make life difficult for Hotshots.

Chris Daley, Mitch Dowse and Sam Green are the key players.

Hotshots caused a huge upset last week when they out-batted second-placed Goonellabah CCs for a start tonight.

To be a chance knocking off Buzzards, they will need to go out hard, swing the bat and get early runs on the board.

Dwight Wyatt, Pat Kelly and Matt Wyatt will lead the way for Hotshots.

Expect a big hitting game, but I think Buzzards will be in control.

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