Men pitch in for softball
THEY say that diamonds are a girl's best friend.
Well, that's not only the case in Maryborough.
For the first time in more than five years, men are back playing on the softball diamonds of the Heritage City and they are loving it.
It's only early days, but there are enough men to play in two teams, Aztecs Indians and Incas Warriors.
There is room for plenty more players to dust off the cobwebs and have a hit, something Maryborough Softball Association officials are hoping to see happen once the word spreads that men are back in action.
Aztecs official, Bev Thatcher, said it was so good to see the men play ball again.
“It's fantastic to be honest,” Thatcher said.
“They are only playing social games at this stage, but they are having a ball.
“I certainly think more clubs will be formed in the future as we are already seeing former players come out of the woodwork.
“Long may it continue.”
In the latest men's clash on the Searle Street diamonds, Aztecs Indians beat Incas Warriors 18-13.
Ian Chappell gloved two catches for the winners while Shawn O'Gorman smashed a home run and took a catch for Incas Warriors.
Josh Hard also took a catch.
In the women's competition, top-of-the-ladder Sparx beat Incas Cobalt 7-5.
Adam Theuerkauf smashed a home-run and took a catch for Incas Cobalt, the defending premiers.
In the other game of the round, Aztecs Apaches overpowered Incas Silver 17-2.
Zachary Thatcher hit a home-run for Aztecs while his aunt Melissa Tobin took a catch.