Premier way for champions to begin
INCAS Cobalt’s bid to win the Maryborough Softball Association senior women’s premiership for a second consecutive year has started just how they would have wanted.
They overpowered Incas Silver in the opening round of a new season on the Searle Street diamonds.
Incas Cobalt, who also won the minor premiership last season, beat their club-mates 14-10.
No home runs were hit in the match by either team – there was no lack of catches taken though.
Trent Shaw and Josh Hard both gloved catches for Incas Cobalt.
Boys can play in the women’s competition while they remain under 17.
Leeanne Murtagh and Lisa Stimpson both took a catch each for Incas Silver.
Incas Silver representative Wendy Mathiesen said the game had been really competitive.
“It was good way to start the season, the game, not the final result, that is,” Mathiesen, who was at first-base, said.
“Both teams were missing regular players so it was a great chance for some youngsters to step up to the plate so to speak and they performed well.”
While Incas Cobalt was bagging the points for a win, the two other teams in the competition had to settle for sharing the points on offer in their game.
Honours finished even in the other game of the round after the clash between Aztecs Apaches and Sparx Hyne ended in a 7-all draw.
Josiah Hess (two) and Shannon Russell grabbed catches for Aztecs Apaches.
Sarah Hose, Sheree Lehr and Kelsie Brockway starred with catches for Sparx Hyne.
Aztecs Apaches coach Bev Thatcher said a draw was a fair result.
“It was close all the way through the game,” Thatcher, who is entering her 27th year of involvement with the association, said.
“The games against them (Sparx) always are and this was no different.”