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Cougars grab strong win

SWING: Melissa Digeronomi, of Checkmates, takes a swing at the ball as the pitcher moves in. MILESTONE: Krista Young, of Solly Cats, notched up 250 games at Leonard Park on Saturday.
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TRICKY: This tricky pitch defied batter Sharon Ciampi, of Checkmates.

Cougars secured second spot on the Port Pirie Softball Associationladderwith a strong 7-1 win over Tigersin the A grade competition on Saturday.

Cougars pitcher Zali Adamspitched a no hitterbut gave up an unearned run after walking Evelyn Dumoi, who then scored fromMaddi Baldock’s muffed fly.

GRAB: Solly Cats catcher Emily Axon had a safe pair of hands for this ball.

Adams also hit a two-run single to right field in the second inningsand with support from Ann Russack(two from two) started the run tally for the Cougars side.

Mikayla Cox was again solid in the field for Tigers, along with Paula Petersonbehind the plate.

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It was a tight contest in the A2 Women competition, with Solly Cats winning 9-8, over Checkmates, keeping them in second position with one gameto go before finals.

Checkmates got out early and scored six runs in the first innings.

But Cats answered back, scoring four runs of their own in their first at bat.

Pauline Trigger brought homethe winning run for Cats in the last dig, after singling to centre field.

She was then brought home on Paula Meyers’hit to short stop.

Kahla Williams, for Cats, had a good outing with the bat, picking up a double to left and a single to centre field.

“Solly Cats secure one-run win, 9-8, over Checkmates in nail-biting last innings.” Checkmates Bernie Good, had an on base average of .1000, with a single and three walks for the game.

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In the second A2 game of the day, third-placed Tigers, beat top team Cougars with some good teamwork, 5-0.

Tigers battersTalisha Hillier, Jess Finlayson, Maddi Baldock and Aimee Simmons picked up two safe hits each –helping toscore three runs in the second digand two in the fifth.

Cougars, on the other hand, were not able to find the gaps in the filed like the Tigers, with Kellie Wood, Megan Voumard, Shenae Fogdenand Helen Webb only able to come up with one safe hit apiece.

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A very undermanned Cougars side beat Tigers in the A3 Women, 13-5.

Cougars had six juniors filling spotsand it paid off for themas they were all able to pick a safe hit.

Neve Adams lead the way with fourhits from four at bats, including a triple to left field.

Seven runs in the third dig helped secure the win for the young Cougars side.

Shianne Short was Tigers best batter, hitting safely in each of her three at bats.

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