No premier effort from Sparx
A NEW name will be engraved on the Maryborough District Softball Association women’s premiership trophy this season.
Sparx, the three-time defending premiers, won’t feature in the hunt for it.
A lack of players has caused club officials to pull the pin on the competition this time around.
Coach Geoff Edards made a last-ditch appeal for players last week but that didn’t work so he was left with no alternative other than to pull the team out before Saturday’s round of fixtures.
“It’s really disappointing but we had no choice,” Edards said.
“You cannot play if you haven’t got any players – we only had five on the books.”
But Edards said it wasn’t the end of the line for his team.
“We’ll be doing our best to re-group over winter and get back in the swing of things next year,” he said.
While Sparx won’t be seen in action this year, there was no lack of action in the competition on Saturday afternoon.
Incas Cobalt’s impressive unbeaten start to the season came to a crashing halt after they lost 16-6 against Aztecs Apaches.
Lachlan and Tracey Genrich both gloved catches for Aztecs Apaches.
In the other clash of the round, Incas Silver overpowered Aztecs Arrows 12-2.
Susan Barron, Wendy Mathiesen, Tayla Barron and Zoe Prove all took catches for Incas Silver in the big win.