Kooringal High School beat Mater Dei Catholic College 7-2 to win Katrina Powell Shield again

CHAMPIONS: Kooringal High School celebrate their win in the Katrina Powell Shield on Wednesday night.
CHAMPIONS: Kooringal High School celebrate their win in the Katrina Powell Shield on Wednesday night.

Kooringal High School had an impressive 7-2 win over Mater Dei Catholic College to win the Katrina Powell Shield yet again.

Both teams were shut out in their first innings, but after keeping Mater Dei scoreless in their second innings, Kooringal took an early lead with a four-run yield in the bottom of the second.

Nicola Tom, Jess Wild, Josie Galvin and Kalee Gibbons all had safe hits.

Another shut out of Mater Dei in the third innings was followed by another three runs to Kooringal with hits to Anneka Piercy, Kalee Gibbons, Pam Calder, Georgina Carter and Nicola Tom.

With a 7-0 lead, Kooringal looked to have it all sewn up, but two runs to Mater Dei in the top of the fourth gave them a glimmer of hope.

A smart bunt put down by Jess Wendt, coupled with some untidy Kooringal fielding saw Wendt and Paris Hall both cross the plate.

But that was to be it.

Both teams were dismissed without score in their remaining two turns at bat with Kooringal retaining the Shield for yet another year.

Meantime, Wagga High School defeated The Riverina Anglican College (TRAC) 9-4 in the play-off for third position.

Wagga High’s pitcher, Makaylee Little, had a standout game with 6 K-2s and with the bat, hit two home runs.

TRAC’s pitcher, Charlie McNaughton was almost as good with 6 K-2s and two safe hits.

Other good players were Emily Deaner and Emily Weir for Wagga High, while Thea Noble and Karina Dennis had safe hits.

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