Former Wide Bay representative Bianca Daley made a triumphant return to the Incas club after a two-year break from all sport.
Former Wide Bay representative Bianca Daley made a triumphant return to the Incas club after a two-year break from all sport. Karleila Thomsen

Bianca is huge hit for Incas

BIANCA Daley didn’t take long to get back in the swing of playing softball again.

The 18-year-old former Wide Bay representative smashed a home run with her first time at batting and gloved a catch in her first game for almost two years.

Daley’s impressive return to the diamond helped competition leaders Incas Cobalt crush Incas Silver 14-4 in the Maryborough Softball Association senior women’s competition.

Kirsty Sandow and Jai Sandow also took catches for Incas Cobalt.

But Daley wasn’t the only member of her family to be in form with a glove in the game – her mother Kim took two catches for Incas Silver, including one off her daughter, in the outfield.

Tina Thorburn also grabbed two for Incas Silver while Susan Barron held on to one as well.

Although her daughter had played a big part in helping defeat her team, Kim Daley said it was so great to see Bianca back in action.

“She needed a break from playing all sport (Bianca is also a talented hockey player) because it had basically been non-stop for her since she was little,” Kim said.

“Playing both sports virtually ensured she played almost 12 months a year – it was good she had time out and re-charged the batteries.”

Now Bianca is back and has won bragging rights against her mother for the time being, is she making life tough for Kim at home?

“She wouldn’t dare,” Kim laughed. “Besides, I caught her so it’s one nil to mum.”

In the other game of the round, Aztecs Arrows won a thriller against Aztecs Apaches.

Aztecs Arrows won 12-11 despite Sarah Kirk hitting a home run for Aztecs Apaches.

The Incas club was also in action in round eight of the Hervey Bay Softball Association senior women’s competition at the Geoff Godfrey Softball Complex.

However, Terrors I ensured they went home empty-handed after beating them 13-2.

Terrors II were also in winning form, beating Allstrong Angels 16-0.

Shaya Mackay pitched really well to keep Allstrong Angels scoreless while Ann Marie Manteit and Leanne Ritchers also starred with their big hitting.

Soraya Dredge of Terrors II was the most valuable player.

Rockets forfeited to Goolahs in the other scheduled game of the round.



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