Blue prevails

KANGAS Blue absolutely dominated its Gawler & Districts division one softball clash with inter-club rival Kangas Grey from start to finish on Saturday, ultimately prevailing 11-1 from only two at bats.

Kangas Grey started proceedings in the batting box, scoring one run courtesy of some hustle around the diamond from Becky Havis, but she didn’t have much assistance as Kangas Blue closed out the top of the first with three outs from four bats.

Blue didn’t find the going quite as tough during their first dig, scoring five runs of their own mainly due to a nicely timed hit by Jenny Freeman to left field, gaining her two bags and the same in RBIs.

Continuing her outstanding form for the season, Freeman also found her way across home plate, with Kim Storton completing
the dream start with a home run from a beautifully placed hit to left field in conjunction with some seriously quick base

Laura Helbig got things going for Grey during the top of the second inning, with a powerful strike to centrefield, but was unlucky to get only one base.

Grey continued the momentum, though, with the next three batters out from big hits, all caught well deep in the outfield.

Sue Schiller provided a highlight, taking a blinder of a catch off a powerfully struck hit deep into left field by Carlijn Hill.

Once again, Blue did not find the going as tough, adding a game-winning six runs to their total and all but dismissing Grey’s chance of getting back into the contest due to some powerful and nicely timed hits to Freeman (two-bagger), Ana Helbig and Chevy Havis.

Kangas Blue also capitalised on a lot of Grey’s errors in the field, which cost the latter dearly in the end.

Kangas Grey couldn’t get things going again at the top of the third, with three outs from as many at bats.

Due to the score-line and limited time remaining, the game was called and a thoroughly deserved win to Kangas Blue was recorded.

Meanwhile, Kangas also dominated division two, recording a 6-3 win over Bluejays.


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