Tri­umphant re­turn marks start of sea­son

Pilbara News - - Sport - Barrie Sargeant

Softball has re­turned to the Pil­bara for 2017 with a host of new play­ers and the re­turn of a Wick­ham side to the West Pil­bara Softball Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

It was a tri­umphant re­turn to the league for Wick­ham, who ran out 15-7 win­ners against the Geckos.

Both teams played well in their first game, and it was great to see old and new play­ers on both sides.

Pey­ton Ansey for Wick­ham starred with a home run in the third in­nings, while catcher Am­ber Jaffray and third base Janelle Linto had strong games.

For the Geckos’, top ef­forts were put in by pitcher Chloe Bow­den, first-time catcher Chloe Stopps and Bec Stopps on first base.

A 17-0 score­line be­tween Or­bits and de­vel­op­ment side Sin­ners 2 did not re­flect the com­pet­i­tive na­ture of the match.

The Sin­ners 2 side was full of first-timers who showed plenty of skill. Or­bits pitcher Melinda Clarke put in a good first-up per­for­mance but the spot­light went to Emily Capito, whose catch and tag out dou­ble play at third base proved a high­light for the day.

The last game be­tween Storm and Sin­ners 1 was the game of the round. Sin­ners 1 sneaked home over Storm 8-6.

WPSO is seek­ing help with um­pir­ing and scor­ing.

Con­tact Barrie Sargeant by phon­ing 0457 207 045.

Pic­ture: West Pil­bara Softball Or­gan­i­sa­tion

Storm de­fended their bases well.

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