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Geraldton softball round 13: Pink round hits the diamond as teams dress up to spread cancer awareness

Derek GoforthGeraldton Guardian
Zoe Purcell hits a double for the Marlins.
Camera IconZoe Purcell hits a double for the Marlins. Credit: Derek Goforth/Derek Goforth

It was a “pink” round at the Geraldton Softball Association last week, with all teams dressing in and wearing pink to bring awareness to the need to regularly check for signs of cancer.

Rams and Martians had mixed results in their division one games on Saturday. The men won convincingly beating Martians 11-1 while the Rams ladies lost to Martians 9-4.

In the other women’s division one games, Pi’s Panthers, dressed head to toe in glorious pink, also had a mixed day.

They first lost to a very capable Marlins side (3-10) who operated well as a unit, led as usual by the solid fielding and batting of Taryn and Zoe Purcell.

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Miley Gould had a great hit for a triple, while her sister Ava nearly replicated the shot for a two-base run.

Taryn Purcell, solid on the pitcher’s mound, also managed a sneaky home run, capitalising on errors from the Pi’s fielders.

In their second game, the Panthers managed to bring Suiside’s winning streak to an end, defeating the in-form side in a tight match-up 6-5. Selina Kiddle, Kylie Morgan, and Natalie Wisewould were all in fine form for the winning side.

In division two men’s games, Rams had a narrow 9-8 win over Martians Red on Saturday.

Rams were leading by sixth runs until the fifth inning where Martians managed to get themselves back in the game, scoring five runs but unable to get ahead of the Rams men. Leon Chapman pitched very well for the winners.

Suiside also defeated Martians in the second game of their doubleheader, 16-5.

Suiside made it another week of impressive wins with their 14-7 victory over Gunduwa, making it four rounds of back-to-back wins for the ladder leaders.

In the women’s division two games, Suiside also dominated the results, winning both their double-header games, firstly on Wednesday with a tight affair against Marlins, 11-10. Then on Saturday Suiside won by a bigger margin when they defeated Pi’s Panthers 19-8.

The Panthers managed to come away with one win over the week, taking down Martians 14-7.

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