Tigers go back to back
Tuesday, 20th March, 2012
Tigers have held off Penguins to claim the 2011-2012 softball premiership in a high scoring game.
There were fears that the game may be called off due to rain, however after a quick field inspection play was underway with Tigers stepping to the plate first.
Belinda Siebert and Cheryl Meuret both connected with nice hits in the opening innings, bringing in two runners each as Tigers scored 5 for the innings.
Penguins also decided to throw the bat, with big hits to Morgan Morris and Jasmin Mitchell.
Carlie Walker then brought them home with a three-base hit before stealing home on a pass ball.
Elke Hanel, Jenny Dannatt and Jasmin Mitchell also scored to take Penguins’ total to 7. The innings ended with a great reflex catch to Chris Bartley at pitcher.
Tigers scored two in the next dig, and were able to hold Penguins scoreless with some great outfield catching by Julie Simons while Michele Gray made a lot of good stops at first base.
They scored again in the fourth dig with Leonie Channing bringing in two runs before again holding Penguins scoreless.
Penguins returned the favour and held Tigers also scoreless with Julie Simons ruling the outfield and catching every thing that was sent out there.
Tigers then produced another great bating innings with Julie Sandy connecting with a nice strike to right field scoring two before the rest of the team combined to have six more cross the plate.
Not to be outdone, Penguins also put bat to ball scoring 7 runs.
Anne Garrick was the only scorer for Tigers in the sixth innings, then Elke Hanel hit a long home run through centre field scoring two runs for Penguins.
With Penguins having the advantage of two bats left the game was still up for grabs.
Tigers last bat was a good one with Belinda Siebert hitting a home run and bringing in two other runs to give Tigers a lead of six.
With the game in their grasp Tigers had to take the field and stop Penguins from scoring the runs needed, and thanks to Leonie Wilson taking a catch and also making a double play with another catch and a great tag the game was over.
Final score Tigers 22 defeated Penguins 16.
After the Grand Final the Best And fairest trophies were announced.
Best and Fairest was won by Carlie Walker of Penguins, while runner up was Jasmin Mitchell of Penguins.
Most Home Runs went to Elke Handel, Jasmin Mitchell and Julie Simons.
Best Junior was Taylor McAvaney of Warriors and Player of the Finals went to Julie Simons of Tigers.
Organisers thanked all the supporters of softball throughout the year, and encouraged schools to put teams together for next season.