Jets soar over Pirates

Alexander ScottThe West Australian
The Jets roared to life scoring 24-7 in their round three clash against the Pirates Boys.
Camera IconThe Jets roared to life scoring 24-7 in their round three clash against the Pirates Boys. Credit: Alexander Scott

The Jets have soared to a 17-run victory over the Pirates Boys in round 3 of the Port Hedland softball season.

The Jets roared to life in the first innings scoring 12 runs and restricted the Pirates Boys to just one run.

The second innings saw both teams scoring three runs apiece, although the Jets would continue to lead 15-4.

In the third innings, Jets took any hope away from the Pirates Boys by scoring a massive eight runs while the Boys could only score one.

The fourth and final innings saw the Pirates Boys strive for a late comeback, although it was too little too late with the Jets sealing the 24-7 victory.

The best batter for the Jets were Zoe Campbell, who scored five runs from her three at bats, and Stacey Allen who scored three runs, while Toni McMahon scored two runs and had two RBI’s.

Pitcher McMahon also struck out two batters and allowed 10 hits over her four innings but only gave up four earned runs.

Corey Bowins was the best batter for the Pirates Boys, scoring two runs and three hits from his three at bats.

In fielding, Bowins gave up 12 runs over his three innings pitched while Jacob Armstrong conceded eight earned runs from his one inning.

In the other A-grade game Raiders 1 defeated the Pirates 1 by 11 runs 16-5.

Raiders led from the first innings scoring three runs to two.

The Raiders extended their lead in the second innings by another two runs scoring 3-1.

Pirates were held scoreless in the third innings while the Raiders scored a massive five runs.

Raiders backed up their five-run innings in the third with another five in the fourth and final innings to beat the Pirates 16-5.

In the reserves, Pirates 2 defeated PCYC 8-7 and Hawks defeated Jets 2 17-13 in a high-scoring match.

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