Under 19 Women – Day 6
Day 6 of play was a late start for our Under 19 Women as teams settled for a 3:30pm start with three playoff games to see out.
First game of the day saw NSW up against Qld, who many believe to be the closest competitor to the girls in blue. With a 10-0 score line and the game ending in the 4th inning it is clear that teams will have to think of something quick if they are going to overcome the undefeated NSW side. Gabby Plain (NSW) was again unhittable from the pitching plate. NSW are now straight into the Grand Final.
In the 5v6 position game, WA elected to bat first as the home crowd were treated to a competitive contest, albeit with the undesired end result. Going into the 6th with a 3 run lead, WA leaked 2 runs in each of the 6th and 7th inning to eventually lose the game 5-4. A pitching change to pickup player Sarah Diener (ACT) proved the difference as she slowed the run rate down keeping the ACT in the game.
The evening game was a playoff to see who would continue into Day 7 against Qld. SA came into the game with good form and continued that as they rolled their eastern neighbours Vic, 6-2. It was 5 runs scored over the first two innings that put the writing on the wall for the Vics, who tried too little too late to get themselves back in the contest.
Standout Individual Performances
Maddison Smith (NSW) carried her good form this tournament into the finals with 3 RBI’s on the back of 2 hits against Qld in the first final. A double to right field in the bottom of the second brought all three home.
SA’s Georgia Hood, who has been carrying a lot of the pitching load for SA collected 6 SO’s and then also added with the bat collecting 2 RBI’s to be pivotal in the 3v4 playoff victory over Vic.
|Game 31||NSW 10 dftd Qld 0 (1v2 Playoff)|
|Game 32||ACT 5 dftd WA 4 (5v6 Playoff)|
|Game 33||SA 6 dftd Vic 2 (3v4 Playoff)|
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