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Geraldton softball round 10: Rams pull off one run win over Martians

Derek GoforthGeraldton Guardian
Jy Thurstun swings for Suiside.
Camera IconJy Thurstun swings for Suiside. Credit: Derek Goforth/Derek Goforth

As the men’s division one softball season swings back into full gear, Rams edged out the Martians while Suiside got back on track with a win over the Blaze.

Suiside maintained their winning ways with a convincing 4-0 victory over a capable Batavia Blaze side.

Liam Meharry impressed on the pitcher’s mound and at bat, securing two hits from three at-bats, while Jy Thurstun and Blade Jefferies formed a great partnership at shortstop and third base, contributing to seven outs between them in the field.

Rams secured a close 4-3 win over Martians, with Tane Brott standing out as a key player, with the Martians’ pitcher hitting a thunderous ball over the fence and recording 15 strikeouts.

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In the women’s division one games, Pi’s did not look their best against Rams after their 10-2 defeat.

With the Rams women now boasting 10 victories in as many games, they appeared unstoppable at bat and on the field.

Pi’s coach David Sutton remained optimistic about the season despite the loss.

“We play Rams again next week and hope to turn the tables after an open and honest post-match discussion,” he said.

Marlins had mixed fortunes in their double header, securing a 12-5 win over Suiside but going down 8-4 against a resurgent Martians.

Taryn Purcell collected three hits against Suiside, leading the team to an early 5-2 advantage in the first inning.

Jaramanda Jones got Suiside on the scoreboard early, and Lauren Newman contributed with another single, but the Suiside women fell off the pace later in the game.

Both teams also impressed in the field, with the winners taking an impressive 10 catches in the outfield. Tamarra Kuipers excelled on the pitcher’s mound for the winners, securing six strikeouts and assisting with a few run-outs.

In men’s division two, Marlins defeated Rams 9-4, despite Les Purcell’s victors struggling for regular players; Martians Red had a blowout 22-7 win over Gunduwa; and Martians Black handed Marlins a defeat in their second double header game winning 17-2.

Suiside put in an impressive performance against Blaze winning 8-4.

In women’s division two, Marlins played Suiside on Wednesday, coming away with the win, 12-5, and Martians went down to Pi’s Panthers 15-4 on Saturday.

Blaze continued their winning ways in division three, with an 11-6 victory over Gunduwa while Martians took down Rams 13-5.

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