Home' The Murray Pioneer : January 24th 2017 Contents 18 SPORT www.murraypioneer.com.au Tuesday, January 24, 2017
IT has been a big week in
Riverland senior softball, with the
remainder of the round 10 catch-
up games played, as well as round
Lyrup scored a hard fought
six-run win over Renmark on
The game got off to a slow start
with Lyrup holding a 2-1 lead
after four innings.
Things changed in the fifth and
sixth inning as Lyrup piled on
nine runs while keeping Renmark
In the clash of the top two
sides, Loxton Blue came away
with a tight three-run win over
Although Cobdogla Blue’s Jo
Gregory pitched well, it did not
stop Loxton Blue’s mother-son
duo Lisa and Caleb Koehne from
In round 12 action, Cobdogla
Gold scored a tense four-run win
It was a close game, however
Cobdogla Gold was too strong in
the end and scored a 4-run victory
Loxton Blue scored a four-run
win over Loxton Green.
Loxton Blue grabbed a double-
play in the fourth innings.
Loxton Green’s Cara Venning
pitched well, but was unable to
stop Blue’s Haylee Symens from
smacking a home run.
In the final match of the round,
Cobdogla Blue put in a strong per-
formance to register an 11-run win
Renmark’s Gemma Letton
grabbed herself a double-play in
the third innings.
Lyrup 11 d Renmark 5.
Best: Lyrup - F. Gray, C. Healy, C. Tilbrook.
Renmark - V. Taylor, G. Letton. C. Quach.
Loxton Blue 10 d Cobdogla Blue 7.
Best: Loxton Blue - H . Symens, E. Nykiel,
C. Koehne. Cobdogla Blue - J. Gregory, J.
Cook, M. Haaja.
Loxton 23 d Renmark 13.
Best: Loxton - T. Watkins, M. Bristow,
K. Lawson. Renmark - E . Tzanos, R.
Humble, I. Milligan.
Cobdogla Gold 11 d Lyrup 7.
Best: Cobdogla Gold - D. Passmore, T.
Liddell, C. Passmore. Lyrup - C . Healy, F.
Gray, C. Tilbrook.
Loxton Blue 8 d Loxton Green 4.
Best: Loxton Blue - C . Koehne, H.
Symens, E. Nykiel. Loxton Green - M.
Walmesley-Cotham, G. Pumpa, T.
Cobdogla Blue 15 d Renmark 4.
Best: Cobdogla Blue - J. Gregory, M.
Smith, C. Smith. Renmark - C. Heinrich,
G. Letton, C. Quach.
Cobdogla 11 d Renmark 4.
Best: Cobdogla - M . Reilly, H. Huddleston,
S. Gear. Renmark - M . Hawker, E.
McAllister, I. Milligan.
Loxton 18 d Berri 13.
Best: Loxton - M. Walmesley-Cotham, C.
Richards, H. Meredith. Berri - K . Karpany,
C. Schiller, K. Ferguson.
Loxton Blue scores
crucial softball win
Isabella Milligan crosses home plate after scoring a run for Renmark in senior
softball action on Sunday. PHOTOS: Grant Schwartzkopff
returned on Thursday night
and in A grade action Berri
scored a five-run win over
Safe hits to Berri brought
in three runs in the bot-
tom of the second and third
innings, cementing the
Ashley Rogers pitched
well for Berri and a good
fielding display by his team-
mates kept the field tight.
Paul Reid had a good
night with the bat for Berri
as he brought in a total of
two runs to the tally, with a
double-bagger and a single-
Riverland managed one
run, going to Ben Harding,
who built on a wild throw
to first base and then was
batted around the bases
by Nick Morrow, Jason
Culbertson and Michael
In the B grade game,
Renmark came out strong
early and kept within two
runs of Berri’s four-run first
However, pitching chang-
es by Renmark Blue saw
Berri take full advantage
and get a number of hits to
stretch out the lead, eventu-
ally winning 10-2.
Safe hits: Berri – P. Reid 1
double-bagger and one single,
J. Frazer 1 single, A. Rogers 1
single, T. Halupka 1 single, D.
Gregory 1 single. Riverland: Adam
Weir 1, Nick Morrow 1.
RenmarkBlue 2 0 0 0 2
Safe hits: Berri – A . Arnold 1
triple, J. Frazer 2 doubles and 1
single, T. Halupka 2 base hits, A.
Rogers 1 double and one single,
D. Gregory 2 singles, J. Thompson
1 single, M. Schillabeer 1 single.
Renmark – D. Pinyon 1 double,
H. Eske 2 singles, M. Vowles 1
single, S. Webb 1 single.
Berri blitzes in baseball return
ALL matches played in the second round of
Riverland darts were tight contests that could
have gone either way, with all of them decided
by the teams game at the end.
In the Black Division, Loxton RSL defeated
Barmera Odd Bods 6–5, while the Machines
defeated Renmark R C Ones also 6–5.
In the only game played in the Red Division,
Double Jacks defeated Monash Wanderers 6–5.
Double Jacks Two defeated Loxton Loony
Toons on forfeit.
Loxton RSL 6 (E. Walters 140x4, 130, 100x2, A .
Hargreaves 140x3, 121, J. Willett 140, 129, S. Pankhurst
100x8) d Barmera Odd Bods 5 (J. Broekers 180, 140,
123x2, 100x3, D. Coombe 140, 125, 100x5, D. Parfitt
125x2, 120, 100x3, A. McCauley 125, 100x3).
The Machines 6 (T. Romeo 140x2, 100x3, M. Reichelt
140, 121, 100x2, A. Mussolino 138, 123, 100x3, M.
Romeo 120, 1100x4) d Renmark RC Ones 5 (R. Tyck
140x3, 122, 10x3, C. Dunhill 140, 100, B. Rogers 120).
Double Jacks 6 (L. Platten 121, 10x8, F. Wenske 100x3,
C. Davies 100x3, G. Dyer 133) d Monash Wanderers 5 (A.
Martin 121, 100x4, D. Meyer 100x6, A . Pfeifer 100x3, K.
Double Jacks d Loxton Loony on forfeit.
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Martinson said he has been pleased with
recruiting over the past two years for both on
and off field reasons.
“We wanted to get a lot of families back into
the club and when you’ve got players that have
got partners and kids, it makes the club a good
place to be,” he said.
“Between this year and last year we’ve prob-
ably picked up seven or eight quality blokes, that
are good footballers and they’ve got families, so
it’s a really big bonus for the footy club.”
Martinson said the Rovers would be focusing
on skill development during the pre-season.
“We want to get cleaner with our skills, we
had some moments during last season where we
were really good, but we also had some games
where we let ourselves down with our skills,” he
“We are really honing in on the skills side of
things over the pre-season to make sure we keep
Renmark kicked off its pre-season training
last Tuesday night as it looks to improve on its
fifth-placed finish last season.
Renmark’s Ben Harding waits to
see what the pitcher will serve
up in Thursday night’s Riverland
B grade baseball match. PHOTOS:
Tony Halupka in action for Berri during the latest round of Riverland B
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