Chyanne Downing. A Grade Softball between Rockhampton and Gladstone.
Chyanne Downing. A Grade Softball between Rockhampton and Gladstone. Paul Braven GLA221016SOFTBALL

Visitors prove too good

ROCKHAMPTON is the new addition to the Gladstone Softball Association competition.

And the newest team began the second round in dominating fashion with dual wins against Souths and Telfords.

The Rockhampton softball competition runs in opposite to the local one which means that the sport is played all year round.

The visitors banged home 11 runs in its first game against Souths while conceding just four.

Scores were almost identical against Telfords when the women from Rocky scored a 10-3 win.

Batter and pitcher Chyanne Downing, who plays A-grade for Souths, says Rockhampton played well in all facets.

"It was a hard game and Rockhampton have a lot of good batters,” the 15-year-old said.

What made it difficult for the hosts as well was the fact Rocky had the harder edge because some of their players had just returned from representative duties and the season over there had just finished.

Despite the loss, Chyanne's South side sit at 2-1 ahead of this Saturday's match against Telfords, who South beat in round one.

She added her exposure at senior level began two years ago.

"Playing against older women helps improve my batting, fielding and pitching,” Chyanne said.

The teenager also plays representative softball for the Capricornia Schools side.

"I train twice a week, but it's every day when I have rep duties,” Chyanne added.

In a battle of the B-grade Souths teams, the Black version more than double the White team's score in a 13-6 win.

Souths Blue had a day out with a 19-6 thumping against Telfords.



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