Bleats keep on kicking on to be top spot on the ladder
SOFTBALL: After four shoulder reconstructions, Bleats captain and pitcher Kylie Nufer is back in a big way.
She led the top-placed Bleats to commanding 9-2 and 20-5 wins against Telfords and Souths wins in Friday night's double-header in the Gladstone Softball Association women's competition.
Nufer said there are no ill-effects from her fourth reconstruction two years ago after doctors recommended her not to play again.
"I've had about 10 year's off and now I'm back playing and it was just wear and tear," she said.
"It's really good now and don't have any problems at the moment and have to do strengthening exercises and just keep fit otherwise it will happen again."
Her first shoulder 'reco' was back when she was 19 and three more followed with the most recent two in the space of two years.
Nufer said the highlights from Friday night's big wins were solid batting from Melissa Donald with strong support from Brooke Ryan and Bec Vanis
The captain pitched in both games where she used all of her experience gained from representative duties where she played for Queensland Academy of Sport when she was younger.
"Our batting was on fire I guess and Melissa (Donald) hit a couple of three-baggers to get us home," Nufer said.
Bleats are in their second year and sit comfortably on top of the ladder with five wins and a loss.
So how did the name Bleats originate?
"It's obviously my club and I started it and we're goats so instead of playing sheep stations, we're goat stations," Nufer laughed.