Pirates andthe Raiders smash opponents

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

There was tense competition in the Port Hedland Softball Association on Saturday, with the Pirates proving themselves the team to beat, smashing Jets 14-4, and Raiders showing off their unrelenting skills by demolishing the Hawks 19-1.

In the first game on Saturday, Pirates’ top-batting score went to Raichel Glasson, who had a single and a double off her two hits contributing three runs batted in to the game.

Stacey Derschow followed closely, contributing two singles and three RBIs.

Raiders player Cayla Ashburton.
Camera IconRaiders player Cayla Ashburton.

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Teen Zoe Britcliffe pitched the entire five innings for the Pirates, striking out three Jets during that time.

Despite the loss, Jets didn’t let the Pirates take their spirit, fighting hard for their four runs.

Toni McMahon contributed two singles during her time at bat, while June Tittums contributed a single and two RBIs.

Raiders’ Timara Simpson.
Camera IconRaiders’ Timara Simpson.

Donna Nordmann and Toni McMahon shared the pitching mound, but Pirates’ batters proved too quick for them as they failed to strike any of the seafarer girls out.

Later on in the day, Raiders proved their reputation correct, demolishing Hawks by 18 runs.

Tishyra Ryan’s skills shone for Raiders, taking the top-batting place, contributing four RBIs from her single.

Timara Simpson followed closely, contributing three RBIs off a double.

PCYC Jess Temperman.
Camera IconPCYC Jess Temperman. Credit: Sophia Constantine.

Tishyra Ryan also pitched, striking out a massive seven Hawks batters in the short four-innings game.

Hawks’ Leeanne Day brought the only run in for the team, with Teagane Ramirez and Jannell Woodley trying their best, both with a single each. Sharing the pitching mound with Courtney Charles, Tarna Narrier brought in two strikeouts for the Hawks during the game.

Next week there will be a Wednesday game, with PCYC taking on the Cougars, while on Saturday there will be competitions between Hawks and Jets 1, and Raiders 2 and Pirates 1 at 1.30pm, followed by Cougars v PCYC and Raiders 1 v Jets 1 at 2.20pm.

For more information on the game and to get involved, visit the Port Hedland Softball Association Facebook page.

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