Pilbara softball gears up for finals

Michelle FitzgeraldPilbara News
Nisha Keetels ready to hit.
Camera IconNisha Keetels ready to hit. Credit: Sarah Robinson

With two players missing in their game against Storm, Falcons fought hard to secure a place in the finals.

Shae Hawkes smashed the ball into the outfield and caught well at shortstop.

Rebecca Basille played a strong catcher and Maddison Sopp placed her hits carefully in the infield. However, the Storm ladies were too strong.

Tight fielding, determined running, including a home run from Terese Bushby and a big three-bag hit over right field from Erin Walker resulted in a final win for Storm. The final score was 13-11.

Orbits needed a win against the Geckos and a big one at that to secure a place in the finals.

With a number of players new to the team, they had some great plays and looked like they were on their way.

Haylee Bartlett had an impressive pick-up at second base that resulted in an out when she threw off to Tracey Smyth at first.

Tracey proved to be a valuable player both batting and fielding.

Coming home four times in the game, Tracey started at first then finished off pitching for Orbits.

Geckos struggled to find players and took the field a player short.

Natalie Manado and Crystal Dickson shared pitching for Geckos with Chloe Bowden catching.

Orbits pulled off the win 16-4 but sadly missed out on a place in the finals because of percentage.

In the final game before the finals, the Wickham ladies took on Sinners 2.

Needing a win to secure their position in the finals they played hard but still maintained the friendly relationship they’ve built with the Sinners 2 ladies.

With big hits keeping Sarah Robinson busy in the outfield, the Sinners left fielder took four awesome catches and thanked the Wickham ladies at the end of the game.

Peta Gila was also kept busy, playing a deep centre field while there was no action at all out in the right.

Sinners 2 ladies batted well but the tight fielding from Wickham left them on bag or out at first.

Linda Retchford caught a fast line drive at third.

Wickham took a convincing win 20-1.

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