PROVING too strong on the field, the Psyclones defeated Souths in Saturday's A-grade women's afternoon softball match at Memorial Park Reserve, Gladstone.

Concluding with a 1-11 score, the Psyclones proved too well that they were the top team on the day.

With one of the Psyclones' players injured during the first inning, the team still maintained its game.

"My sister Julie Meinberg did her ankle," Psyclones' Amanda Noonan said.

"Plus we had a few players away."

But, she said: "There was great batting from Michelle Moore, Rebecca Watson and Teanne Noonan. Rebecca pitched really well too.

"Souths are renowned for good batting so it was good to get that win over them."

Along with praise for her team, Mrs Noonan said Souths also put up some good batting during the match.

"Georgia Armitage battered really well, as did Sharon McPherson," she said.

"The team to look out for though is the U15s development squad team.

"They beat us last week."

Though they had to settle for second place, Souths' Chyanne Downing, 12, said she still had a lot of fun on the day.

"I played three innings," she said.

"I love that you get to play a fun game."

As the youngest member of the team, Chyanne said she loved the experience.

"That's the first A-grade game I've played," she said.

"Facing the pitcher was kind of scary though."

But Chyanne said she felt she played quite well for Souths.

Earlier in the year she represented Queensland at the School Softball Australia 12-years-and-under championships.

"I almost caught a fly ball, but I dropped it," she said.

Both teams showcased quality batting but unfortunately, only one team could win.

Souths coach Merv Downing said in the end the Psyclones were too strong.

"They were in control from the start to the finish," he said.


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