Northern softballers find a spot
Despite only winning one of their four games at the Northern Country Regional Championships in Tweed last week, the Far North Coast Open Womens Softball Team had three players selected in the Northern Country team. Niki Clough, Samantha Dowse and Kasey Renwick all earned a spot in the state title squad after putting in good personal performances in the under-strength local squad.
Games were very close in the FNC Junior Softball League competition this week.
Brilliant catches by Mitchell Watt and Carissa Wallace produced a game between Dodgers Lakers and Workers Crows which went down to the last pitch. Workers hit the lead early with hits from Mitchell Dowse and Sam Green, with Carlie Walker pitching well. Lakers retaliated with good fielding from Wallace and Watt. Safe hits from McGowen, Walker, ONeil and a home run by Brendan Wallace gave Workers a one run win.
Meanwhile, Goonellabah Wildcats and Workers Hawks fought out a 6-all draw. For Wildcats, Matt Claydon was brilliant on the mound, registering eight strike outs and only giving up three hits for the game. Jamilla Pursche fielded superbly at second base to take out Man-of-the-Match.
In the other game, Goonellabah Cheetahs played brilliantly to account for the much fancied Dodgers Mustangs, winning the game 11-9.