Woopi claims softball crown
FAVOURITES Woolgoolga walked away with this year's softball title on the weekend.
But not without a heck of a fight from the Dorrigo Dingoes, as the final scoreline of 9-7 indicates.
In fact early on, Dorrigo raced out of the blocks with three runs in the first innings, leaving many spectators thinking an upset was on the cards.
But Woolgoolga steadied the ship.
Initially through the pitching of Simone Pickering, who had a great pitching game striking out five opponents, and receiving great defensive support from the outfielders.
A third inning rally, that had Woolgoolga scoring four runs, was the first sign that they were getting on top in the contest.
Despite the best efforts all game from Dorrigo's pitcher Debbie Duroux, the Woopi' girls were able to grind out another two runs in the fourth innings to take a strong, and ultimately, match-winning lead.
The star with bat for Woolgoolga during the match was catcher Trudy Cameron.
Getting a hit with each of her four at bats, Cameron hit two doubles, two singles and had three RBI's.
The Dingoes made one last ditch attempt at closing the margin, but the two runs they scored in their final inning just wasn't quite enough.
A brave effort from the Dorrigo team was led by short stop Sue Francis, whose defence kept the side in the contest, as well as her strong batting performance.