Game a steep learning curve
It’s back to the drawing board for the Mt Albert Ramblers premier women’s softball side after they went down 16-1 to the Western Magpies.
The game kicked off the season for both teams at Penrose’s Simson Reserve on Saturday.
The young Ramblers side would have been looking to start their season on a better note but infielder Freya Bullock says they know where they went wrong.
The 18-year-old was part of the Junior White Sox side which battled it out for the Junior Women’s Softball World Championships in July. The Ramblers will be looking to step up and work better as a team to improve their game, she says.
‘‘It didn’t go our way. We’re pretty much a completely new team so we’re still trying to work together.’’
It was a tight match for the first couple of innings until the Magpies translated their years of experience in to points on the board.
Magpies coach Tua Raroa says he doesn’t read too much in to the first match of the season.
‘‘There’s always going to be a bit of rust in the first game. They’re a young side mixed in with a bit of experience and it came down to our side having more experience on the day.’’
The Ramblers will take on Howick on Saturday.
Batter up: Ramblers batter Jordan-Leigh Koni.
Big swing: Ramblers batter Monique Whareumu.
Fast ball: Magpies pitcher Beth Stavert.
Running: Magpies batter Kayla Rountree.
Wind up, right: Ramblers pitcher Monique Whareumu. First hurdle, left: Mt Albert Ramblers infielder Freya Bullock says the young side needs to work on their game after their loss to the Western Magpies.
Second base: Mt Albert Ramblers batter Shanelle Wihapi slides into second base.