Squaws up run rate to win

HIT: Eagles' Mary McCarthy sends the ball flying with her hit against Roadrunners.
HIT: Eagles' Mary McCarthy sends the ball flying with her hit against Roadrunners.

Port Lincoln softball

UNDER 16

Squaws def Shields 13-8

SHIELDS were picky in the batter's box to start the game with the first four batters getting walks before Taylor Darby and Grea Wise scored five runs for the first innings.

Squaws came into bat and Anna Te Wano, Gemma Fowler and Cate Pearce all had outfield hits also scoring five runs before the pop flies sent them back to the field.

Shields managed to add a single run to their tally with Porscha Shepperd crossing home plate.

Squaws next turn at bat was short as they only scored a single run before fly balls put them out in the field again.

Shields bat was similar to their first, they were being very picky and had another five walks before a double play from short stop Kia Bascomb saw them head to the field for the last time.

The Squaws girls came back to bat ready to score some more runs almost batting through their entire line up, scoring a whopping seven runs with Shadya Kerley smashing a bomber home run to right field.

Best with bat was Cate Pearce three from three.

B GRADE

Roadrunners def Eagles 28-0

This game was a complete blow out with the Roadies girls dominating from the get go, scoring nine runs in their first bat with a thumping centre field home run to Milly Morton.

Eagles were kept scoreless with only young gun Billie Jenkins making it safe to base with her quick pace.

Roadies were back into bat with Carlie Woods blasting a home run to centre field before the Eagles girls rallied to make the outs only allowing Roadies to score five runs.

Again Eagles were kept scoreless with only Michaela Davis making it to base.

Once back in the field Eagles started scooping up fly balls until Elisa Heath smacked a two base hit to left field.

She was then backed up by the home run kid Milly Morton belting another home run to left field.

Eagles again had no luck in the batter's box and they were quickly sent back to the field for their last fielding dig.

Roadies responded by scoring another 10 runs with Milly Morton showing her skills once more and hitting her third home run.

Junior player Kahsha Judge also hit a two base hit to left field.

Best with bat was Milly Morton, five from five.

Shields def Squaws 14-3

Shields started the game with a single run thanks to a three base hit to right field by Dannielle Miegel until two pop flies and a strike out sent them out to the field.

Squaws were up to bat however the sensational fielding from the Shields girls was stopping them crossing home plate.

Shields were back into bat but the Squaws girls had other ideas and managed to keep them scoreless for the innings.

Squaws were back in the batter's box but Shields' field was far too strong sending the first three batters back to the bench.

Shields added six runs in their next bat with Luka Woods hitting a double bagger.

Squaws were back in the batter's box and scored three runs for the game with Suzanne Scanlon hitting a two bagger followed by Tianna Boyce belting a home run before Shields made the outs.

Shields were in control gathering another three runs with Karinda Weisz and Heather Lawson hitting safe.

It was a pitcher's game in the fourth bat with Dannielle Meigel showing her skills on the plate, getting two strike outs and helping her team get back into bat.

In Shields' final bat they crossed another four runs to seal the game with Fiona Pietrala hatting safe to centre field.

Squaws tried for the last time to add to the score board but were unsuccessful.

Best with bat was Karinda Weisz, four from four

A GRADE

Roadrunners def Eagles 7-1

Roadies started off in the batter's box but their first three batters had no luck finding first base with Shenice Wells making two of the three outs.

Eagles scored a single run to get their batting game started with Belinda Watson and Koren Jenkins having safe outfield hits.

Roadies went back into bat and scored two runs with safe hits from Milly Morton and Jess Jolly to centre field.

Eagles' Deb McWhinnie and Michaela Davis hit safely but were unable to make it home before they were sent back to the field.

Roadies only scored the one run for the innings with a safe hit to Charmaine Cross before the Eagles girls made their outs to get themselves back into the batter's box.

Eagles could not find the answers in the batter's box and were quickly sent back to the field.

The fourth was short, sharp and shiny with the first three Roadies batters being quickly sent back to the bench and Eagles follow suit, their first three batters were also retired.

Roadies managed to score another four runs in the fifth with safe hits to Amelia Rusden and Tegan Newman who just made it safe on a bunt.

Eagles found themselves back batting but again could not score.

Pop flies and clean fielding could not help Roadies in their bat in the last innings, they did not add to their score.

Eagles were in the same boat in the last, even with safe hits they could not manage to cross home plate.

Best with bat was Milly Morton three from three.

Squaws def Shields 6-1

The first three innings saw the Shields girls go scoreless with only one safe hit to Holley Shepperd.

Squaws also started slow scoring two runs in the first with Ella Blewit and Alana Jantke scoring runs.

Jantke helped Squaws with another single in the third with a home run to centre field.

In the fourth innings Shields scored a single run with the return off Kaidy Morgan who managed to score Melissa Balek before Squaws retired them.

Squaws could not score in the forth as Shields were too strong.

When Shields went back into bat Squaws rallied to keep them scoreless for the innings.

In the fifth innings Squaws came back into the game adding another three runs to their tally with Shyane McDonald and Claire Norsworthy hitting safe.

The last bat for Shields and Squaws did not go as planned as both teams were unable to score any runs.

Best with bat was Alana Jantke, three from three.