Kim Ison led the way
THE END of year report card is an impressive one for Incas Cobalt.
They finished the Maryborough Softball Association senior women’s competition in style heading into the festive break in play.
The team won eight out of the nine games they played and with form like that it comes as no surprise that they are eight points clear at the top of the ladder.
Incas Cobalt ended the year with a 7-4 defeat of the team that lost in the grand final 12 months ago, Aztecs Apaches.
Kim Ison led the way for Incas Cobalt.
Ison proved she was more than just a talented pitcher by hammering a home run, the only one of the game.
Alana Aspinall, Kacci Sten, Sarah Kirk and Michelle Schultz all gloved catches for Aztecs Apaches.
While Ison proved to be a big hit with the bat, Incas pitching coach Wendy Mathiesen said it was with the ball that the 15-year-old had played a major role in the success of her team this season.
Mathiesen certainly knows what she is talking about.
Her daughter Rebecca is a five-time Queensland representative pitcher who was also a member of the Australian under 19 squad.
Mathiesen said Ison had performed really well so far this season.
“Kim has been so consistent – it’s made all the difference to how the team is playing,” Mathiesen said.
“She’s worked really hard on her game and now that’s paying off with her form on the diamond.”
In the other game of the round, second-placed Incas Silver crushed Aztecs Arrows 19-7.
Joshua Hartwig hit a home run for Incas Silver while Kellie Chappell, Susan Barron and Tina Thorburn (two) all took catches.
Shaun Mitchell did his best for Aztecs Arrows, hitting a home run and taking two catches.