Psyclones/Crocs Courtney Stubbins.
Psyclones/Crocs Courtney Stubbins.

Crocs snap up two wins in women's softball

IT WAS a big Saturday night for Alicia Riley's Psyclones/Crocs in A-grade women's softball.

The Crocs won two games on the night, but the second of those was an automatic forfeit win against Telfords.

In the early match, Crocs snapped into gear with a 4-0 win.

Psyclones/Crocs Alicia Riley.
Psyclones/Crocs Alicia Riley.

However the score did not reflect the tone of the game.

"It wasn't easy and it was a pretty tight match even though the score was 4-0," Riley said.

A veteran of more than 30 years playing the game, Riley came across the sport as a youngster.

"I started out as an 11 year old in Mt Isa and when dad and I drove past a softball match in Mt Isa, I got interested and have not looked back," Riley explained.

Psyclones/Crocs Rebecca Watson.
Psyclones/Crocs Rebecca Watson.

Fast track to now and Riley said the Psyclones/Croc outfit possesses a strong mix of youth and experience.

"We've been doing really well and have a good mix of us oldies and the youngsters and as a team we are gelling well," Riley said.

She said the main ingredient to making sure her team functions well is communicating with the younger players by offering plenty of advice.

Souths Teanne Noonan.
Souths Teanne Noonan. Mike Richards

The first-base specialist said Saturday night's standouts included Cherie Rice at centre field.

Psyclones/Crocs team take on Telfords this Saturday.


A-GRADE WOMEN: Psyclones/Crocs 4 def Souths 0, Psyclones/Crocs d Telfords (forfeit)

B-GRADE WOMEN: Souths White 14 d Souths Blue 4, Psyclones/Crocs d Telfords (forfeit)

U15: Jets 16 d Indians 7

U13: Crocs 10 d Angels 2, Dodgers 10 d Angels 6

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