Storm blow Falcons away
There were some hard-fought games in local softball at the weekend. In the first clash, the Dampier Falcons took on Storm.
Short on players, the Falcons were assisted by Storm’s Abbey Bushby, who took four valuable catches during the game.
Gaz Calvert also played a strong game as catcher for Dampier.
Despite their determination, the Falcons could not hold Storm.
Jo Leo showed her versatility by playing as both catcher and pitcher, Kaitlyn Arnold covered a lot of ground from leftfield to take a spectacular catch over the dead-ball line and Nikki Borough stepped out of her comfortable second base spot to play a very tidy shortstop. Storm won convincingly, 10-3. The big-hitting women from Wickham gave Sinners 2 a lot of practice in the outfield.
Rene Cook took two great catches at leftfield and Tammy Didden pitched consistently to give Wickham something to hit.
Natasha Flaherty’s quick thinking resulted in a clever double play at third for Sinners 2.
Pitching for the first time for Wickham, Crystal Ladyman moved from her usual position in the outfield to do a solid job.
Payton Ansey worked hard at second base and showed her batting skills for Wickham.
Amber Jaffray hit an early home run, clearing the diamond for Wickham in the first dig.
Determination and great teamwork saw Sinners 2 draw with Wickham 18-all.
A nailbiting game between the Orbits and Geckos finished the round. After consulting the ground rules it was determined Geckos had won 13-10. Nathalie Manado took a magnificent catch at short stop for Geckos.