Day 5 WRAP – National Softball Championships

Day 5 WRAP – National Softball Championships

Check out what has happened on day five at the Open Women, U17 Boys & Girls and U15 Boys and Girls National Championships.

Open Women – Game 1: Victoria 5 – QLD 2

In a must win game Titans displayed great teamwork to secure a victory over Queensland.  

Titans batting finally came together with 11 safe hits registered for the game with Brianna Trim a standout with three hits from three plate appearances. 

Monica Perry led the defence on the pitching plate for the entire seven innings with six strikeouts. 

A well deserved result for Titans who will now take on WA.

Open Women – Game 2: Victoria 1 – WA 4

The Titans were looking to follow up on their good performance earlier in the day to shore up fourth position in the last round before finals.  

In a hard fought game both teams worked hard in defence registering only one error each. 

The Titans came out ahead in the safe hit tally 8-6 however after leaving a number of runners on base this proved costly which was reflected in the result with Titans going down by three runs.  

The Titans have secured fourth position in the final standings and will now take on WA for a place in the preliminary final.  

For a comprehensive wrap of the day five of the Gilley’s Shield click HERE.

U17 Boys – Game 1: Victoria 0 – NSW 5

Another tight game from the U17 boys this morning holding NSW to two runs through four innings. 

Tynan Purtell did an awesome job on the pitching plate holding NSW to only five runs for the whole game. 

NSW are clearly the benchmark at this tournament and the Vic boys are the only team to take them to seven innings or more so far this week. 

Victoria had runners on bases but couldn’t get that one elusive hit to bring them in. A great all round team effort today.

U17 Boys – Game 2: Victoria 2 – QLD 7

The Victorian boys should hold their heads high after two competitive games today. 

It was two all heading into the bottom of the fifth before an in the park home run, with two on from Queensland saw them skip away to a 5-2 lead. 

Once again Victoria got runners on base but couldn’t capitalise. 

The wind played a big part in this game as the ball was swirling around in the air. 

Highlight of the game was a running catch from Mile Harding to snatch the ball from over the foul ball fence.

For a comprehensive wrap of the day five click HERE.

Under 15 Girls – Game 1: Victoria 4 – SA Blue 2

It was a great performance by all 15 girls with everyone participating in the game in some way. 

The girls showed great team spirit to beat SA blue. 

Angelina Kichokov started on the pitching plate and she pitched to 16 batters for 6six strikeouts. 

Kiara Rhind-Luke closed the game on the pitching plate. Only pitching to six batters for two strikeouts. 

The game saw strong batting from the Victorian girls with Hannah Scott recording two hits, Rachel Miller with one, Kasey Smith with two hits, Keeley Harrison hitting to right field and Rhind-Luke getting a triple.

Under 15 Girls – Game 2: Victoria 8 – NSW Country Gold 1

What an amazing display of softball from our Victorian under 15 girls. 

They came to ballpark to play Softball. Great attitude, team spirit and want and desire to win. All players played their part in the game. The girls have five wins from 10 games.

Karri Pritchard started the pitching. She did great job. A run was scored, but the Victorian bounced back. Karri pitched strongly and was well supported by her field. 

Kiara Rhind -Luke came on the pitching plate and was hitting her spots and the NSW country gold team could not hit her.

Strong batting from the Victorian under 15 girls Rachel Miller and Ina Carillo protected the plate with BB, Rachel got a hit by a pitch. 

Zoe Carter got great hit to eight. Keeley Harrison and Felicity McMahon were in total control in the batting box getting BB each time at bat. 

Kasey Smith had two hits while Rhind-Luke had a triple.