Saints out to upset South Wagga Warriors again in Wagga A grade softball

IN-FORM: Saints player Gemma McGlynn is one of several batters to lift their game in recent weeks and help her team produce a couple of big wins. Picture: Les Smith
IN-FORM: Saints player Gemma McGlynn is one of several batters to lift their game in recent weeks and help her team produce a couple of big wins. Picture: Les Smith

South Wagga Warriors will meet Saints for the second time in as many weeks when they face up to each other in Saturday’s only A grade fixture of the Wagga Softball competition at French Fields.

Last week Saints surprised many by beating the Warriors, inflicting on them only their second defeat for the season.

By contrast, the Saints recorded just their second win after beating Turvey Park the previous week.

It has been well demonstrated that the Saints defence has been most satisfactory, but their batting needed more consistency and bigger input from more members of the team.

Tessa McGlynn and Kadison Hofert have been to the fore in the offence, but were so often the only two to produce the goods.

For the last two weeks they have had good support from Gemma McGlynn, Desi Calder, Morgan Pearce, Pam Calder, Nicola Tom and Meg Emery leading to two wins and a 12-1 for and against.

Their performance must have them brimful of confidence that they can down the competition leaders again.

However there is an old saying that ‘good teams don’t lose two in a row’ and the Warriors well be out to make that adage true.

It’s hard to see the power batting of the Greens, featuring Jane Kearnes, Jess Swaysland, Montana Kearnes, Sam O’Neill, Shae Skillen, Kira Hallam and Jess Grant, being contained to just one run again.

It is also noted that in the two games that the Warriors have lost, (once to Turvey Park and Saints) Montana Kearnes did not pitch. She’s sure to be used right from the start on Saturday.

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