Rous Rangers defeated a consistent Workers Condors in the A Grade Womens Softball competition at Albert Park on Saturday to earn a spot in the grand final.
The game remained scoreless for the first two innings until Rangers batters fired in the third innings with solo home runs to Jaimee Claydon and Denise Simes to take a 2-nil lead. Workers retaliated in the fourth innings with hits from Karina Harvey, Dani McLean and Kasey Renwick to lead 3-2. Rous scored 1 in the fifth to level things up and then both scored three runs in the sixth and went into the seventh innings with the score locked at six-all. At the top of the seventh, Rous capitalised on hits from Tracey Makings, Jaimee Claydon, Denise Simes, Rebecca Denning and a triple from Libby Cramp (pictured) to score 2 runs. Workers tried hard but couldnt come back as Rous came away winners 8-6.
For Rous, Val Dowse and Casey Stephens were outstanding in the field while Jaimee Claydon, Libby Cramp and Denise Simes starred with the bat. For Workers, Carlie Walker pitched a great game while Kasey Renwick at shortstop and Dani McLean were best in the field. The best with the bat for Workers were Dani McLean, Kasey Renwick and Lauren McGowen.
Grand-final games for this week
6 pm Under 18: Dodgers v Richmond River High School
9.30am, Junior League: Workers Crows v Workers Hawks
11.30am D-Grade: Rous Rogues v Breakaways
2.30pm C-Grade: Rous Rebels v Byron Bay
3.30pm B-Grade: Blues Sistas v Goonellabah Lotto
5.30pm A-Grade: Dodgers Devils v Rous Rangers
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