Despite a convincing 10-1 win over Rous Rangers, Dodgers Devils fell just short of capturing the minor premiership in the Far North Coast Division One Womens Softball on Saturday. Strong batting was the key to the win as Rous Rangers faulted under the constant pressure of the Dodger batters. All the Dodger players fielded and batted well with Sam Dowse dominating with the bat, hitting a huge home run and a two-bagger. Rous put in a gallant effort and never gave up hope. Sherilee Matthews (pictured) performed well on the mound and Val Dowse took some well judged catches in the outfield. These two teams will meet again this week in the major semi-final where minor premiers Rous Rangers will be looking to turn the tables. The game gets underway at 4pm at Albert Park.
In Division Two, Rous Rebels will do battle with Casino Cougars in the major semi. The Rous girls have been in form all season, so expect some big games from Sherilee Matthews, Alica Robb, Clare Hazlett and Tania Neilson. Diedre Coe, Sam Green and Kerri Fosters are key players for Casino.
The major semi in the Youth Divison is on Friday night between Dodgers and Richmond River. Dodgers will start favourites, with Jarrod Pickup expected to dominate in the field and with the bat, while Dan Loadsman will add strength in the field. Richmond River will be without pitcher/catcher Brendan Gillespie but Shane Davis, Jaimee Claydon and Matt Jones are sure to lift to make up for his absence.