South Wagga Warriors made it three-in-a-row, with a strong 3-1 win over Saints in Saturday’s ‘A’ grade Wagga Softball.
The game was dominated by the defence of both teams with runs hard to come by.
Indeed, it wasn’t until the top of the third that Jess Swaysland crossed the plate to give Warriors their first run.
Swaysland had hit a leftfield two-bagger and, with two down, was advanced to score courtesy of a very uncharacteristic three consecutive walks pitched by Tessa McGlynn.
However, the Saints pitcher made amends by smacking a two-base hit to left field and eventually was batted home by hits to Pam Calder and Seona Dwyer.
The teams entered the top of the fifth with one run each as both pitchers, the Warriors’ Kristy Tenison and the Saints’ McGlynn were well supported by their fielders.
The Warriors broke the deadlock when a couple of muffed flies and a wild throw contributed to Tenison and Swaysland scoring.
Despite hits to Nicola Tom and Desi Calder, Saints failed to score in their fifth.
Warriors despite a huge left field hit from the bat of Simone Jorgensen didn’t score in the sixth and a regulation shutout of the Warriors kept the score at 3-1 with one innings left.
It was a straight forward shutout of the Warriors in their seventh innings and Saints were left needing to bat in two more runs to at least tie the game up.
However the Warriors used Montana Kearnes in the pitching role, ensuring a shutout of the Saints in their final innings and a 3-1 win to the Warriors.