Or­bits win fierce con­test in tight­est game of round

Pilbara News - - Sport - Bar­rie Sargeant

The game be­tween Fal­cons and Or­bits at the week­end in­volved a fierce bat­ting con­test in the lat­est round of West Pil­bara Softball As­so­ci­a­tion fixtures.

Or­bits won 17-14, with er­rors from both teams in their match-up al­low­ing runs to be scored.

How­ever, there were also good bat­ting per­for­mances from both sides, with Or­bits’ Melinda Clarke hit­ting a home run in the sec­ond in­nings, and her team­mates Hay­ley Bartlett, So­phie Neil­son and Sharelle Clarke also per­form­ing well.

Among the Fal­cons’ best bat­ters were Ash­leigh Fanetti, Beck Basile, Chloe Stopps and Emma Coles and in their first few games Fal­cons have showed that they will do well in the com­pe­ti­tion for the 2017 sea­son.

Mean­while, Wick­ham were out­classed by Sin­ners 1 on Satur­day.

Wick­ham were out­played through­out the game and were slow to start to get runs on the board un­til the late in the game, al­low­ing the Sin­ners to win 15-2.

Ash­ley Lang­ford played cen­tre­field and cre­ated a dou­ble play in the fourth in­nings. Other good per­for­mances came from pitcher Ash­ley Tiller and Beck McNeal.

The Storm and Geckos game was a one-sided af­fair which Storm won 14-4.

There were good per­for­mances on both sides, with Teresa Bushby tak­ing a top catch in cen­tre­field and Pita Dar­garville mak­ing a dou­ble play in the third in­nings from a catch and a play at first base.

It was great to see the ju­nior play­ers putting in good per­for­mances and, as the sea­son goes on, play­ers are sure to im­prove fur­ther.

Pic­ture: Bar­rie Sergeant

A Wick­ham fielder tries to catch out a Sin­ners 1 bat­ter. Sin­ners 1 went on to win the game 15-2.

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