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Geraldton softball round 11: Suiside pick up double-header wins across three divisions

Derek GoforthGeraldton Guardian
Liam Meharry hits a two-run home run.
Camera IconLiam Meharry hits a two-run home run. Credit: Derek Goforth/Derek Goforth

The Suiside Fastpitch Club dominated across all divisions during round 11 action of the Geraldton softball season on Saturday.

Suiside’s division one and two men’s teams, and their division one women’s team secured victories in their double-headers.

In the men’s division one games, Suiside secured clean wins against Batavia Blaze and Rams.

The Bulldogs first conquered an ever-improving Blaze side with a score of 6-4.

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Liam Meharry, the star player, hit a massive shot across the fence, bringing himself and another player home.

Tyler Corlett and Troy Barnett excelled in the infield, making three exceptional catches between them.

Suiside’s game against Rams was a tighter affair, with the Bulldogs winning 2-1.

Cooper Jefferies returned to the mound for the winners, pitching two strikeouts and giving away only four safe hits.

Dean Pascoe pitched well for the Rams, and the game could have gone either way but for the Bulldogs’ tenacious spirit.

Dylan Percy, Bulldogs’ coach, expressed delight at the team’s performances but remained cautious about peaking too early.

“We know we still have a long way to go until we hit our peak, but that’s what we’re striving for coming into finals,” he said.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the position the team has put themselves in so far.”

In the other game, Martians had a great result against Blaze, winning 8-1.

Tane Brott and Kurt Mead both hit powerful home runs outside the fence, ensuring their side maintained control of the match.

In the women’s division one games, Rams continued their 100 per cent win rate with a victory over Pi’s Panthers, taking the match 13-6.

The league leaders have now built up an insurmountable lead, securing first place in the division.

Suiside’s women’s team also won their double-header against Martians, taking the game 9-6, and against Marlins, winning 7-5 on Friday evening.

With Martians putting up a good fight but making a few too many mistakes, Marlins held their own with Zoe Purcell and Beth Watson scoring early, and got their share of hits against a strong Bulldogs side.

The lead was exchanged until Suiside took control in the sixth inning when Jaramanda Jones grounded out for a single run, and a single from Natasha Hansen extended their lead to 7-5.

Charli Bidwell was a standout for the winners, collecting two hits from four at-bats and showing great defensive skills on the field.

In the division two men’s competition, Martians Red went down to the Blaze and Suiside, both 12-3.

Suiside won their other double-header game against Martians Black, 14-3, while Rams rounded things off with a 17-1 win over Gunduwa.

In women’s division two games, Marlins won against Martians, 16-8 and Suiside and Pi’s Panthers had a 14-14 draw.

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