Softball make or break

With only two points between the top three sides on the ladder, there was everything to play for in the last round of Mount Gambier softball at Blue Lake Sports Park last weekend.

Demons held onto its advantage to finish as minor premiers with a win over fourth-placed Wanderers. Wanderers skipped out to an early lead scoring four runs before Demons troubled the scorers. However, the batting strength of Demons soon shone through, lead yet again by Montana Millard who had three safe hits including a triple.

Demons scored consistently through the middle innings to overtake Wanderers and take the match nine runs to six. It was a hard-fought two-run victory to Warriors Blue which saw the side snatch second spot from Concordes White.

Concordes fielded extremely well, highlighted by three double plays, but could not get anything going with the bat against the pitching of Leyna Bruggeman until the last innings, when it was too little too late.

Kirsty Young had a great game for Warriors with two safe hits and some great plays in the field. For Concordes Elysha Collins hit safely twice and was responsible for two of the double plays at short stop.

In the last game both Warriors white and Concordes United were out of finals contention, but had a highly entertaining match where everyone tried new positions and had a hit.

A high-scoring match ensued, with Concordes in the end running out victors 19 runs to 11. Finals start this weekend with two huge finals on Saturday. The action kicks off at 1pm with Concordes White and Wanderers looking to keep their seasons alive after finishing third and fourth on the ladder respectively.

At 3pm, the top two sides Demons and Warriors Blue will strive towards securing a grand final birth.

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