Saints will be hoping to have a full squad available for Saturday’s A grade match against competition leaders, South Wagga Warriors.
The two teams have met twice already this season with the Warriors the victors both times. However on neither occasion were the Saints at full strength.
Kadison Hofert has been one notable absentee and the Saints have missed her control of the fielders from the catching position and her consistency in the batting lineup.
She and pitcher, Tess McGlynn, are two players upon whom the rest of the team rely heavily.
Indeed the Warriors are often suppressed by the performance of the pair in defence.
The Saints could rush former Kooringal player, Laura Harley, into their lineup for Saturday. She could join sister, Rochelle, who has made a good start with her new club. In her last game she hit a home run against Turvey Park, and her team mates will hope she can show the same form on Saturday.
Desi and Pam Calder are another two players the Saints will look to for contributions in both the field and with the bat,
Meanwhile the Warriors juggernaught just keeps rolling with their only loss being in the opening round in October.
Their batting lineup is awesome. Six of the Warriors are in the top ten batters of the competition with Montana Kearnes, Carmel Hutchinson, Jess Swaysland and Simone Jorgensen all batting at 400+.
Then they have the luxury of four most capable pitchers in Kristy Tenison, Montana Kearnes, Carmel Hutchinson and Jane Kearnes all front line.
On paper, the Warriors look capable of ‘doing it easy’, but if recent results between the two are taken into account, the Saints have always been close to the Warriors and this is likely to be the case again on Saturday.