Kissing Point Softball Club A grade team (the Red Sox) took to the field at St Ives Village Green in the fourth round of the season, looking to maintain their unbeaten position at the head of the ladder. The team has a mix of young and exciting talent as well as more senior experienced players.
Emma Bridge had a great day on the mound, with Megan Horne behind the plate, keeping Killara to two hits for the game. Some great fielding support by Brooke Hanna at shortstop, Katie Gaynor at third base and Elissa Commins at second with Nic Maitland making some great stretches at first base to keep the outs coming. Some solid outfield catches by Jas Peters stopped Killara having any chance of putting runs on the board.
Offensively another good day in the box with some awesome team batting from Megan Horne, Ash Knight, Brooke Hanna, Katie Gaynor, Nic Maitland, Emma Bridge and two hits from Sam Poole to see a 7-0 score and mercy bottom 5th.
This season’s Kissing Point team is full of talent, with nearly every player having represented NSW at either junior or senior softball levels. The exception being Third Base utility Katie Gaynor, a current Australian Baseball Team member who certainly adapts herself to the shorter faster game of softball, after having won the baseball nationals undefeated less than 3 weeks ago.
The team will soon be strengthened further with the return of three long standing Kissing Point players, who have been playing softball in the US college system. Ellen Roberts returns from Memphis, Tennessee with a string of awards and recognitions of her success in the senior year of college and after a brief stint home will be departing with the Australian Open Womens Softball Team to play in Japan, Italy and then at the World Championships in Haarlem, Netherlands. Alice Donohoe and Ally Casey are on their way back from their freshman year at college in Texas and Oklahoma, respectively.
Thanks to Heather McCann for the report.