Sparx ignite softball competition
GEOFF Edards is as good as his word.
Twelve months ago, the Sparx coach said he was determined to get his team back playing in the Maryborough District Softball Association senior women’s competition this year.
A lack of players had left Edards with no alternative other than to pull his team, the three-time defending premiers at the time, out of the competition.
He vowed to get Sparx back on the diamond. They’re back and how they’re making up for lost time.
Three rounds into the new season, Sparx are unbeaten and sit proudly at the top of the ladder after two wins and a draw.
Their latest win was a 13-5 triumph over the previously unbeaten Aztecs Apaches on Saturday.
Edards said it sure felt great to see Sparx back playing.
“It was really disappointing what happened last season, 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 that was then and this is now.
“We’re back in business and we’re playing well – it doesn’t get any better than that.”
In the other game of the round, defending premiers, Incas Cobalt, slumped to their second consecutive defeat after losing 9-5 against Incas Silver.
Darlene Green and Kellie Chappell gloved catches for Incas Silver, while Jai Sandow grabbed a catch and hit a home run for Incas Cobalt.
In the men’s competition, there was no lack of home runs from the bats of those in the swing for Incas Warriors.
Josh Hard (two), Steve Hard and Shawn O’Gorman all smashed home-runs to help their team beat Aztecs Indians 15-12.
John Rogers, Alan Brockway, Wal Harvey and Adam Theuerkauf all took catches for Aztecs Indians.