North Shore finished the regular rounds in second place behind Manly Warringah in their Pool. The crossover saw North Shore having to fight their way past Cumberland Nepean then Penrith before facing off against Pool Winners Manly Warringah.
Manly Warringah were aiming for a potential fourth straight Women’s State Championship after being undefeated heading into the Grand Final. However, Shore exploded early to get a 4 run lead after some exceptional hitting at the top of the 1st. Manly being the excellent team they are crawled their way back into the contest to be down by 1 run heading into the 7th.
Shore leading the 7th away, were able to secure another 2 runs and take their lead out to three. At 6-3, Manly dug deep and were able to grab another run before some acrobatic out-fielding saw Shore claim their first title since 2015.
Michelle Gorisse (Manly Warringah)
Rachel Lack (North Shore)
Jess Tolmie (Hornsby)
1st North Shore
2nd Manly Warringah
3rd Penrith City
4th Cumberland Nepean
9th Georges River
10th Southern Districts
Open Women’s Championship Results
Keep up to date with all the latest news and information from the Open Women’s Championship:
Website – Softball NSW
Facebook – www.facebook.com/SoftballNSW1/
Twitter – www.twitter.com/softballnsw
Instagram – www.instagram.com/softball_nsw
For further information on this event please contact;
Event & Operations Manager-Cathy Kerr via firstname.lastname@example.org