The COVID-19 postponed game between Wanderers and Warriors White from November was worth the wait. Wanderers made the most of a few errors by Warriors to put a run on the board care of Jo Hart.
But they struggled to get base runners on over the next two innings as warriors tightened in the field. However, Rej Smith and Sarah Moretti showed their class with hits in the third and fourth innings.
Not to be outdone, Fiona Finch scorched a double for an RBI, Smith followed with two key RBIs of her own having pitched then caught when the Warriors bats started to get her timing. Warriors White rallied with Clare Chaplin, Sarah Polderman and Justine Koop getting on base multiple times for three runs.
Kelly Anderson and Mackenzie Richards-Fennell covered good ground in the outfield for Warriors. Daena Wombwell protected her teeth at third, making four key outs, smacking two safe hits which produced two RBIs. It was a nail biter in the end, but Leyna Bruggemann shut Wanderers’ runners down and Warriors enjoyed a 6-5 victory without having to bat in the bottom half of the innings.
Warriors Blue 17 defeated Concordes United 2 Warriors Blue broke its losing streak in emphatic fashion against Concordes United at Blue Lake Sports Park on Saturday. The Blue team tightened up in the field, while seven people struck safe hits with the bat.
Youngster Emily Walker came off the bench for her first game knocking down a hard hit ball by United’s Bec Von Duve. Mel Chuck keeps getting better every game with another two safe hits, two walks and a number of tricky throws at first. Warriors put three on the board in the first dig and another two in the second care of Bec White and Leyna Bruggemann RBIs.
It was in the third innings when Blues opened the flood gates with 10 runs. The spree started with a lead-off walk to Kelly Doyle who did some smart running to get Justine Koop on base.
Both were scored by a single to right field by Wombwell who finished with two hits. Koop also hit two including a crisp triple to right having made a smart adjustment in the batting box.
Koop also showed off her leg speed, despite feeling under the weather, to take a great catch running forward off the bat off United’s Kia Hansen. Blue’s Doyle and White had a hit each with Nicole Vause’s safe glove at third adding another safe hit to her impressive tally.
Pitcher Bruggemann gave up only two safe hits over the four digs with one to Sarah Thompson and the other to Von Duve with the latter scoring both of United’s runs.