Saints Knights fire back in junior softball | Photos

JUMPING FOR JOY: Turvey Park Yellow batter Jacob Rose celebrates his home run by cartwheeling into home base at French Fields on Saturday. Picture: Les Smith
JUMPING FOR JOY: Turvey Park Yellow batter Jacob Rose celebrates his home run by cartwheeling into home base at French Fields on Saturday. Picture: Les Smith

Saints Knights got their season back on track with a comfortable win over club mates Saints Dragons in the Wagga Softball under 15 competition. 

The Knights showed no ill effect from their previous week’s heavy loss to competition favourites Turvey Park Yellow by attacking the ball at every opportunity.

Promising Saints Knights’ pitcher, Logan Ingram, bounced out of  his mid-season form slump to limit the strong Dragons batting line up to just one run, while the Knights batters piled on nine runs.

Dragons’ head coach, Ian Donohue, used the game to experiment with developing pitchers, Abbey Bourke and Alicia Donohue, giving them both valuable game time on the pitchers plate.

The Dragons have time to work on the batting side of their game with finals just two weeks away. 

Meanwhile, Turvey Park Yellow continued their late season dominance  with a hard fought win over Turvey Park Red.

Jacob Rose starred with the bat for the winners, while sisters, Brianna  and Jess Wendt and Phoebe Wadley had sound games for the Reds.

Rose capped off a big home run with a special celebration – going a cartwheel to make it to home base.

In modball Saints Dragons finished the regular season as minor premiers after they defeated Turvey Park Blue 10 -2.  

Turvey Park Yellow maintained their status as equal premiership favourites with a comfortable 14 -2 over Saints Knights.

Saints Crusaders finished their season with a narrow one run victory over Lake Albert/South Wagga.

In the final round of competitive tee-ball, Saints Knights were far too good for Turvey Park Blue,

Meanwhile, Turvey Park Red defeated Blu-Js and Saints Dragons had a four-run win over South Wagga Warriors.

This Saturday sees the final round of under 15s while it’s the first round of finals for both competitive eee-ball and modball.

In Modball the competitions two leading teams Saints Dragons and Turvey Park Yellow will clash with the winner advancing straight into the grand final.

Both teams have shared the points this season with one win each and there is very little separating these two teams.

On paper, the star-studded Turvey Park line up looks the stronger of the teams, but the experienced Saints coaching staff of Tim Bourke and Brett Byrnes will have the young Saints primed for a big game.

In the other semi Turvey Park Red go into the game as warm favourites over club mates Turvey Park Blue.

In the first round of  finals in the competitive tee-ball, Turvey Park Blue will play Saints Knights whilst Turvey Park Red play Saints Dragons in the elimination final.

Friday is “grand final” night for the non-competitive tee-ballers from 6pm.

Lake Albert All-Stars play the Ferocious Warriors and The Superior Saints will meet The Tenacious Turvey Park team.


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