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Geraldton softball round 14 preview: Suiside one win away from clutching division one minor premiership

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

With four rounds remaining in the Geraldton softball season and several ladder positions still up for grabs, the pressure is mounting.

Temperatures and pressure are expected to soar over the week, with all teams experiencing unexpected results in the last few rounds.

In the men’s division one, Suiside have been the in-form team, securing victories against Martians, Blaze, and Rams in recent weeks.

Dylan Percy’s Bulldogs will be brimming with confidence as they head towards a final berth and are one win away from clutching the minor premiership,They face Rams on Saturday, with both teams eager for a win.

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Although Martians have shown improvement lately, they have failed to create a consistent run to climb up the ladder.

They will face Blaze on Saturday, with Sean Thompson’s side using this season as a building experience as they sit at the bottom of the ladder, with Blaze still aiming to finish the season strongly.

In women’s division one, Rams have been the team to beat, with the previously undefeated side dropping back-to-back games against Martians and Suiside.

Rams players Stacey Derschow, Erin Dawson and Haylee ‘Noise’ Coker have displayed fantastic form throughout the season and aim to finish strongly, despite securing the minor premiership earlier.

They will take on Marlins on Friday evening, with Les Purcell’s ladies striving to replicate last season’s form.

Martians will face a Pi’s Panthers on Friday, who have struggled to string together consistent results, securing victories against Suiside and Marlins recently but facing defeats by the same teams.

In the division two men’s games on Saturday, Marlins have a doubleheader against Blaze and Rams, Suiside will go against Martians Red and Martians Black will take on Gunduwa.

Suiside and Blaze currently top the table and are hopeful of securing the top spot in the next season’s rounds.

In women’s division two games, only eight points separate Panthers, Marlins and Suiside on the ladder. With all positions still up for grabs, the final rounds of games are crucial.

Suiside will take on Panthers on Wednesday, and Marlins will face Martians on Saturday afternoon.

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