Queensland returns to winner’s circle at Gilley’s Shield

Queensland returns to winner’s circle at Gilley’s Shield

The Queensland Heat has bounced back from a disappointing couple of days at Mirrabooka International Softball Stadium to return to the winner’s circle with a 6-2 victory over the ACT Diamonds.

After a scoreless first inning, Queensland got on the board in the second courtesy of Jade Wall and Carmelle Sorensen, a Dorinda Stone double threatened to see Georgia Blair home but a final out from the Diamonds restricted the Heat to two runs.

In response, the ACT girls put two runs together through Laura Pardoe and Abigail Tosic to square up the game at 2-2.

Another scoreless inning ensued in the 4th before Tamieka Whitefield scored in the 5th and 6th for the Heat, Moe Kurihara and Dorinda Stone also scoring in the 6th.

ACT were unable to catch the Queenslanders at the top of the 7th and the maroon team claimed the win.

The WA Flames pitchers did a great job keeping the SA Starz in check, Jordan Taylor with six strikeouts and Kathryn Donovan with five.

Both teams reached the 7th inning yet to get off the mark, the Starz broke the deadlock when Madeline Cameron got home at the top of the inning. Smart work in the field from the Starz kept the Flames scoreless, winning the game 1-0.

Another thriller played out in the ACT Diamonds and Victoria Titans game with the Diamonds bouncing back from this morning’s loss with a win.

The Diamonds crossed home plate twice in the 3rd inning thanks to Abigail Tosic and Clare Warwick.

Jessica Bahn got one back in the 4th inning but couldn’t manage to secure an equalizer and the Diamonds walked off with 2-1 win.

Queensland returns to the diamond shortly to take on the unbeaten New South Wales with Victoria against SA and the Firestars and Flames to close out Tuesday’s action.

QLD V ACT Box Score

SA V WA Box Score

VIC V ACT Box Score