Workers way too good for Whitesox
WORKERS Condors overpowered Byron Bay Whitesox with a convincing 13-nil win during the latest Far North Coast Softball action.
Byron had no answer to the pitching force of Workers' Callie Windsor, a promising junior player from Coffs Harbour.
The score was nil-all after the first innings, with a double play by Katie Foster at second off a line drive, restricting Byron on base. Condors' batting campaign moved into overdrive with a massive Sam Green home run, kick-starting a batting fest that saw 11 runs cross the plate. Other batters to hit safely were Callie Windsor, Nicole Green and Ashleigh Knight.
Byron's attack was again shut down by Windsor's pitching to catcher Sam Green.
Solid fielding by Whitesox infielders Di Lamb and first base Shannon Knapp contained Workers line-up, however Byron could not penetrate with the bat in their next bid.
Workers went on the attack once more with a further two runs, cementing their charge in the competition.
In another one-sided affair, Dodgers Devils found form with the bat to override Rous Hotel 18-1.
Both teams struggled with their regular line-up of players but Dodgers managed to hit safely on numerous occasions to advance runners.
Rous lacked their usual depth, but catcher Amy Gordon worked hard to keep her team buoyant in the field. Kelly Ingram slotted a home run for Dodgers and was a standout at short stop.
Fiona McCloud showed her prominence with the bat, while Kim Wraight impressed in her role as second-string pitcher for Devils.
Byron Bay Redsox continue to show their prowess with a resounding 20-8 victory over Casino Cougars. Byron's potent batting attack left Casino on the back foot after they scored 10 runs in the first innings with home runs by Mel Currie, Mary Juhasz and a grand slam by Erin Nolte.
Casino replied with six of their own but consistent batting by Redsox saw them convert a further two runs in the second and a further eight in the third.
Casino failed to move their runners into scoring positions throughout the match, managing two late runs, but it was a case of too little too late.
Hannah Close had a commanding game at shortstop for Byron, while Amanda Winnell was best with the bat for Casino.