The Border Watch : February 3rd 2015
38 SOFTBALL VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Warriors scrape home over Concordes Tight fielding sees runs hard to come by in district softball A grade: Warriors 3 d Concordes 2 IN a tight contest, Warriors has taken the points from Concordes in a thrilling onerun result. The match was highlighted by excellent fielding from both teams, seeing the game scoreless until the third innings. Warriors’ Eleanor McClintock managed a safe hit to right field and Felicity Walker hit a line drive to bring McClintock home before Concordes could shut them down. This gave Warriors a 1-0 lead, but Concordes responded, with Elysha Collins getting on base with a hit to right field. With two runners on base, Billie Jones managed a massive hit over left field’s head, scoring two runs for her team and putting Concordes 2-1 up. The score remained the same until the sixth innings, when with Warriors up to bat, Georgia Hood and Jenna Burston both hit to left field to put Warriors in a scoring position. Warriors added two more runs to its score, ending the game with a 3-2 victory. B grade: Warriors 7 d WINDING UP: Sam Brown prepares to let a pitch fly for Concordes. Concordes 0 CONCORDES was no match for Warriors, who ran away with another easy victory. Warriors was strong in the field with Imogen Walker pitching well, getting five strikeouts early in the game, making it hard for Concordes B to get bat on ball. Cathy Whiting and Megan McMillan batted well for Concordes, getting on base, but were unable to cross home plate before Warriors got the third out. Standout batters for Warriors were Crystal Lock, Clare Chaplin, Maddie Hann and Chelsea Gabriel. C grade: Wanderers 6 d Demons 5 DEMONS C took on Wanderers C on Friday night, with the latter taking the points in a tight one-run result. TOP PERFORMANCE: Maddie Hann was a standout for Warriors. Results Friday: Warriors C 11 d Concordes C 4. Safe hits - Warriors: B. Mobbs 2, K. Dawe 2, N. Mullen 2, N. McLaughlin 2, N. Denton 2; Concordes: S. Pilven 2, C. Jones 2, L. Dodds 2. Wanderers C 6 d Demons C 5. Safe hits - Wanderers: T. Moretti 2, R. Johnson 2, Grace Davis 2; Demons: R. Collins 2, C. Burford 2, K. Millard 2. Saturday: Concordes U/15s 6 d Warriors U/15s 4. Wanderers C d Warriors 3. Safe hits - Wanderers: N. Gilbert 3, R. Johnson 3, F. Finch 2; Warriors: K. Dawe 2. Concordes C 14 d Demons C 4: Safe hits - Concordes: S. Pilven 3, L. Dodds (2HR) 3, K. Griffiths 2, D. Jones 2, C. Jones (2HR) 2; Demons: K. Cawthorne 2. Warriors B 7 d Concordes B 0. Safe hits - Warriors: C. Lock 2. Warriors A 3 d Concordes A 2: Safe hits - Warriors: E. McClintock 2; Concordes - B. Jones 2. 38 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Demons batted first, but with some good fielding from Wanderers, was unable to get any runners to cross the plate. Wanderers came into bat and with some nice hits to centre field from Fiona Finch and Rej Johnson, was able to score two runs for the innings. Demons found its form with the bat in the third innings with Cindy Burford, Kelly Millard and Karen Cawthorne all hitting safe hits to put four runs on the scoreboard. Wanderers responded with Tessa Moretti hitting a safe hit to left field and Mikayla Davis hitting safely to centre field, adding another three runs to its score. Demons then struggled in the batters’ box and was unable to add further to its score, going down to a determined Wanderers. IN ACTION: Imogen Walker pitched well for Warriors, managing five strike-outs early in the game to help set up her team’s victory. C grade: Warriors 11 d Concordes 4 CONCORDES C faced an inform Warriors C, going down in a solid 11-4 result after a big nine-run innings from Warriors blew the score out. Concordes was first at bat but was only able to manage one batter home before Warriors closed out the innings. Warriors responded with Fiona Matteson picking the walk and being hit around by her teammates to even the score. Both teams were fielding well, not allowing each other to score until the fourth innings when Noeline Denton came up to bat for Warriors, hitting a huge three-bagger to right field which allowed Warriors to take the lead. Concordes fought back with Tammy Jones, Dana Jones and Codie Jones all crossing the plate, giving Concordes the lead. Warriors came up to bat again and the batters found their grove, hitting the gaps and scoring nine runs. Concordes played hard, getting itself a further six runs, but the time ran out and the score reverted back, giving Warriors the win 11-4. C grade: Concordes 14 d Demons 4 CONCORDES ran away with its game against Demons, in a one-sided affair. Demons started batting with some nice hits by Julie Chant and Candice Merrett, but with some good field work from Concordes was unable to score. Kate Griffith hit to left field for Concordes, putting herself in a scoring position. Codie Jones was up to bat, hitting a home run to bring in three runs in the first innings. Concordes continued to field well, keeping Demons scoreless until the third when Karen EYES FORWARD: Kristy Ashford focuses on the ball for Concordes. Cawthorne and Montana Millard hit to deep outfield, bringing in three runs. Concordes continued to dominate with the bat with Linda Dodds and Jones both getting themselves two homeruns. Concordes continued scoring, running away with the game to take an easy win. C grade: Wanderers 17 d Warriors 3 IN another one-sided contest, Wanderers easily accounted for Warriors. Warriors began strong with the bat, with Nat Gilbert and Rej Johnson hitting safely, bringing in four runs before the third out. Warriors batted well, hitting the ball around the field, but with some good field work from Wanderers, was kept scoreless. Wanderers continued to bat with Gilbert hitting to outfield and Fiona Finch hitting her round, bringing it to five runs. Tara Mullen came up to bat for Warriors hitting a double to right field and Rebecca Mobbs hitting to left field, allowing her to score. But Wanderers had its eye in late in the game, with every player getting on base and Grace Davis hitting a threebagger to run away with the game. Under 15: Concordes 6 d Warriors 4 IN a tight contest, with good field work by both teams, scoring was tough, but the young Concordes players made the most of the contest to record the victory. After batting first, Concordes immediately felt the pressure and was unable to score. Warriors however was quick to get on base and with some smart base running was able to get four runs in. Concordes responded with some nicely placed hits, bringing in two runs, but was shut down by Imogen Walker, striking the side out. Montanna Millard was pitching well for Concordes with a total of five strikeouts for the game. Neither team was able to score again until the final innings when Concordes found its groove, adding another four runs to the tally and claim the win. Under 13: Concordes v Demons IN a great start back for the second half of the season, all the under 13s played well. Concordes started strong with Sarah Finnigan and Emma Ryan both hitting off the pitch. Keyaranah Smith was a stand out batter for Demons, while Demons’ pitcher, Holly Watson, pitched a solid game, putting the balls over the plate. The standout for Concordes was Sharianne Hewett, who pitched well and took a fantastic catch in the field.
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