Sandy Sheffield is aiming to put bat to ball for Sparx in the clash with Aztecs Apaches in Maryborough.
Sandy Sheffield is aiming to put bat to ball for Sparx in the clash with Aztecs Apaches in Maryborough. Nat Bromhead

Apaches on warpath

APACHES claimed an impressive scalp in the Maryborough Softball Association senior women’s competition at Fairfield Park on Saturday.

Aztecs Apaches beat the previously unbeaten competition leaders, Sparx, and they won it convincingly.

The Geoff Edards-coached Sparx were overpowered 11-3.

No home runs were smashed in the game, but Stacey Liesegang and Carly Armstrong starred with their gloves for the Bev Thatcher-coached Aztecs Apaches.

Liesegang grabbed three catches while Armstrong gloved two.

Hayley Hinchliff took a catch for Sparx.

Edards said he knew the game would be a tough assignment and he was right.

“We were missing three regulars, but hey, it was a chance for the young members of the club to have a go and they did just that,” he said.

“Although the final score doesn’t suggest it, we fought really well and we led 3-2 at one stage.

“It was only in the final innings we let ourselves down.

“Saying that, that’s softball – you win some, you lose some.”

Despite the loss, Sparx remains at the top of the ladder.

In the other game of the round, defending premiers, Incas Cobalt, slumped to yet another defeat, this time against Incas Silver.

Incas Silver won the game 9-4.

Kim Daley, Darlene Green and Wendy Mathiesen all took catches for Incas Silver while Tayla Barron (two) and Aaron Clifford did the same for Incas Cobalt.

In the men’s competition, home runs from Zachary Thatcher and Ian Chappell helped Aztecs Indians beat Incas Warriors 11-3.

Robert Green (three), Kurt Eckert, Steve Hard and Kevin Dennis took catches for Incas Warriors.



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