Normies put up a brave fight

2015-10-27 06:00
Shanine Groepies of St Martins (left) is tagged by Christine Hern of Normies on third base during a super league game played at the Turfhall Park sport complex on Saturday. Saints beat the Super League newcomers 8-6. 
PHOTO: 
Rashied Isaacs

Shanine Groepies of St Martins (left) is tagged by Christine Hern of Normies on third base during a super league game played at the Turfhall Park sport complex on Saturday. Saints beat the Super League newcomers 8-6. PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

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Normies softball club showed no fear when it took on St Martins in a tightly contested match at Turfhall Stadium in Athlone on Saturday.

The newcomers, who were promoted from major league to super league division despite ending third last season, started on a high note and proved to be no walk-over, regardless of their forfeit against Falcons last week due to a shortage of players.

With a shaky start by St Martins they managed to only score one run, leaving runners on base unable to score.

This allowed their opponents to equalise early with both teams scoring one run each.

The second innings was not much different in terms of scoring. St Martins took the lead by one run and kept Normies scoreless with the help of their pitcher Shanine Groepies.

The score remained close with Normies scoring in the third innings, but St Martins were still leading and got their team to score two runs earlier in the third innings, taking the score to 4-2.

During the fourth innings, Normies made the change in pitchers with Shamiera Rylands who relieved Amy Minnies and kept St Martins scoreless yet again.

This produced a fighting spirit in the newcomers, who then scored another run, making it 4-3. They continued fighting to keep St Martins scoreless.

The Bishop Lavis side, whose nerves were shot, made error after error and conceded three runs, giving Normies an opportunity to take the lead.

But the battle was far from over as St Martins redeemed themselves, scoring four runs in their last turn at bat, giving away no runs to their opponents.

The final score was 8-6 with St Martins coming out victorious.

In other results, Falcons defeated VOB with a convincing 11-0 victory, while Glenthorn As whipped Westridge Yankees 20-1.

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