Grand finals approach

Blue-Js Lachie Blake and Saints Dragons Harry Rynehart in last Saturday’s under 11 softball semi. Picture: Laura Hardwick
Nanjing Night Net

Blue-Js have advanced straight into the under 11sgrand final in Wagga junior softball, with an emphatic 27-17 win over the previously undefeated Saints Dragons.

Ledby Miles Guy, the Blue-Js fielders caught everything in the outfield andthe strong Saints batters were restricted to one of their lowest scores of the season.

Saints Dragons will now take onTurvey Park Red in next week’s preliminary final for another shot at a grand final berth.The Reds beat stablematesTurvey Park Blue in the other semi.

In other junior softball news, the WWSA selectors put an eager bunch of under 11 players througha number of skills and drills in scorching heat on Sunday afternoon. Selectorswill later this week name the Wagga team to compete at the NSW state championshipto be held in Penrith on April 9-10.

Grand finals approach Turvey Park Blues’ Austin Gooden lines one up.

Turvey Park Blues’ Emily Livio makes contact with the ball.

Blue-Js Lachie Blake charges for base as Harry Rynehart takes the throw for Saints Dragons.

Blue-Js’ Elijah Williams gives T-ball his best shot.

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