It has been a successful transition for some of the young players who have stepped up to be part of the Eagles & Saints Development teams playing within the Senior Women’s roster.
Many young players are experiencing their first senior game and have taken to the higher level of competition with much excitement.
Saints White played Eagles Gold with both teams made up mainly of development players.
There were solid performances from Saints’ first base player Abbie Tregurtha, both with the bat and on the field, supported by Renea Woodcock, Maddie Barron and D’Artanyan Bantick.
Jacob Williams, Taylah Holton and Amanda Ackroyd played consistently for Eagles Gold.
Spectators were treated to a good game from both new teams with the final score not reflecting the closeness of the game. Saints got the jump on the Eagles Men in the first innings, scoring eight runs to come away with a 9–1 win. Saints held Eagles over the next four innings to just one run.
Eagles pitcher Matthew Bird managed to stem the run flow from Saints, but the damage had been done and Eagles were unable to bridge the gap.
Good game from both teams.
The junior competition offers young players Mod/Ball games where they are able to improve their skills while playing softball with modified rules and equipment. T/ball is in week three of their program for new players who are always welcome to attend from 8.45am to 10am.