Souths player Georgia Armitage has a hit in the A grade softball Souths vs Telfords match at the PCYC fields, Gladstone.
Souths player Georgia Armitage has a hit in the A grade softball Souths vs Telfords match at the PCYC fields, Gladstone. Tom Huntley

Souths down Telfords 7-2 as softball season gets underway

"HEADS, heads," spectators screamed as Souths batter Georgina Adnum, 16, cracked the ball over the fence.

The first fixtures of the softball season returned on Saturday with A-grade women's teams Souths downing Telfords 7-2.

Both teams had players away at the Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast.

As a result, each side drew from its B-grade reserves and treated the game as a pre-season bout.

Souths captain Jeanene Groves said it had been a fairly friendly match but Souths had a competitive edge.

Telfords coach Darin Dittman agreed.

He said Saturday's game was a lighthearted affair.

"You may not get that when it gets to the finals. We are very competitive," he said.

The women would be "playing for sheep stations" in a few weeks.



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