I told you so!
Where were you all on Saturday at 6pm? Brandon Heights supporters were present but there were only a few dedicated Raiders supporters watching the Open 1 game. Well you all missed out on one of the most exciting and entertaining games for the season.
In a nutshell, the Open 1 girls backed up their 4pm victory against Falcons (well done Rodger, always a satisfying win against Falcons) and beat Brandon Heights in a nail biting tie break 8th inning – 9 runs to 8.
All the girls and coaches Kerry and Geraldine were fantastic, but, I must mention a couple of stand out performances. Elly T, you were very gutsy, pitching 7 innings in the 4pm game, then backing it up by pitching the first three and the vital 7th and 8th innings in the 6pm game. A great effort! Dayks you were fabulous in both games, leading from the front and guiding the girls to victory. The Smethurst sisters were back on the diamond together – WOW! Great to watch as they both produced some dynamite plays and important plays at vital moments in each game. A rock solid game at third by Em G was invaluable and support roles on the pitching plate by Ruth and Racquel helped enormously!
A great atmosphere on the bench and lots of ‘hoo haa’ from the blues made it a great day out – good job everyone! Bring on the finals!