Storm blow Fal­cons away

Pilbara News - - Sport - Michelle Fitzger­ald

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.

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