Tee-ball proves a big hit

WIND UP: Saints Dragons' Bronte Stewart looks to let rip with her pitch in the junior softball game against Turvey Park Red at French Fields. Picture: Laura Hardwick

WIND UP: Saints Dragons' Bronte Stewart looks to let rip with her pitch in the junior softball game against Turvey Park Red at French Fields. Picture: Laura Hardwick

Another exciting Friday night of non-competitive tee-ball competition was held last week with approximately 60 budding softball champions put through a tough skills session before splitting into clubs for games. 

Once again experienced coach Karen Rea was on hand to enthusiastically show the children the fine aspects of tee ball.

This Friday night will be the final night of skills and drills before the Christmas recess. Playing and training for non-competitive tee ball will resume on Friday, February 3, 2017.

The draw for this week at French Fields: Saints v Turvey Park Diamond 1, South Wagga Warriors v Lake Albert Diamond 2.

Meantime in under 15 junior softball, Saints Knights went into the clash against Turvey Park Red full of confidence after recent solid performances.

Coach, Ian Donohue, has the team playing an aggressive style of fast pitch softball with his team in a good position heading into the Christmas break.

Batting first in Saturday’s encounter, the strong Saints batting line up managed just a single run, but Saints defensive effort was sound, stopping the Turvey Park Red batters from scoring.

From the second innings the Saints team took control scoring four runs in the second and another six in the third innings, in return Turvey Park Red could manage only two runs in their two turns at bat.

For the Saints, Hayley Hinds and Abigail Howe were in good form in the 11-2 victory, while Meg Mundy and Taya Richards were standouts for Turvey Park.

In the other under 15s game, Turvey Park Blue and Turvey Park Yellow fought out a 7-all draw.

Better players for Turvey Park Yellow were Liam Bettens and Tristan Bamford, while for the Blues, Sharni Melmoth and Tahli Turner were solid performers.

In the mod ball competition, Turvey Park Blue were too strong for Saints Crusaders 7-2.

Turvey Park Red continued their clubs dominance over the Saints Softball Club with a 7-3 victory, this time over Saints Knights, while Turvey Park Yellow made it a clean sweep for the club in modball with a dominant 12-3 win over South Wagga Warriors.

In competitive tee ball, the Saints Dragons continued on their winning way with an impressive performance against club mates Saints Knights.

Saints Dragons proved far too strong for the younger improving Saints Knights 15-2.

In the other games, South Wagga Warriors defeated Turvey Park Red 20-13.

Meanwhile the very young Blu J’s team are showing signs of improvement under the astute coaching of former A grade player Carmel Hutchinson.

However they remained winless after losing to Turvey Park Blue 21-9.

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