Winter League and Development League – Week 3

Winter League and Development League – Week 3

It was moving day in the Winter League and Development Leagues on Sunday afternoon at Southern Districts’ Jacqui Osmond Softball Complex.

The fight for the top four is heating up in the Winter League with Phantoms (14 points) forcing their way into a finals position with a pair of wins although Manly Eagles (14 points) and All Stars (12 points) are right behind them.

It sets up a strong finish over the last two weeks with five teams within four points of fourth position.

Despite the closeness, the Phoenix and Hawks are still flying with the Phoenix still undefeated after six games.

In the girls Development League, four teams are within three points on the edge of the ladder, with Hit Squad and Macarthur very close to sealing their finals positions at the top of the ladder after breaking away.

In the first week of the boys Development League, Macarthur asserted their early dominance to take the top spot, followed by Blue Jays and the Barbarians while the Cumberland Force will seek its first win of the competition next week.

The Winter League is an open age competition for women’s players, while the Development League includes boys and girls teams in the under-15 age group.

The women’s Winter League and girls Development League competitions will continue until May 25 and take place at several venues across Sydney with the action returning to Blacktown International Sportspark for next week’s action.

The week three results for the Winter League competition are:

Type Time Team 1  Score Team 2
Winter League 11:00 am Sweet Heat 1-8 Hawks
Winter League 11:00 am Sharks 9-9 Cumberland Force
Winter League 11:00 am Blue Jays 4-19 Phantoms
Winter League 11:00 am Manly Eagles 15-4 Manly All Stars
Winter League 1:00 pm Sharks 7-13 Hawks
Winter League 1:00 pm Phoenix 8-2 Cumberland Force
Winter League 1:00 pm Phantoms 8-0 Country Coasties
Winter League 1:00 pm Manly All Stars 12-4 Hills
Winter League 3:00 pm Sweet Heat 8-1 Hills
Winter League 3:00 pm Phoenix 11-0 Country Coasties
Winter League 3:00 pm Manly Eagles 11-1 Blue Jays

Ladder

Team GP W L D PTS RF RA
Phoenix 6 6 0 0 18 42 6
Hawks 6 5 1 0 16 60 24
Cumberland Force 6 4 1 1 15 45 25
Phantoms 6 4 2 0 14 45 16
Manly Eagles 6 4 2 0 14 43 30
Manly All Stars 6 3 3 0 12 42 46
Hills 6 2 4 0 10 21 29
Sweet Heat 6 2 4 0 10 28 42
Sharks 6 1 4 1 9 32 48
Country Coasties 6 1 5 0 8 9 47
Blue Jays 6 0 6 0 6 20 74

The week three results for the girls Development League are:

Type Time Team 1 Score Team 2
Development League – Girls 9:00 am Cumberland Force – Black 3-17 Hit Squad
Development League – Girls 9:00 am Macarthur 11-2 Phantoms
Development League – Girls 9:00 am Cumberland Force – Gold 11-0 Blue Jays
Development League – Girls 11:00 am Cumberland Force – Black 17-9 Cumberland Force – Gold
Development League – Girls 11:00 am Blue Jays 7-21 Phantoms
Development League – Girls 11:00 am Hit Squad 7-3 Macarthur
Development League – Girls 1:00 pm Cumberland Force – Gold 8-13 Hit Squad
Development League – Girls Forfeit Cumberland Force – Black 7-0 Wolves
Development League – Girls Forfeit Wolves 0-7 Blue Jays
Development League – Girls Forfeit Macarthur 7-0 Wolves

Ladder

Team GP W L D Pen. PTS RF RA
Hit Squad 8 7 0 1 0 23 94 22
Macarthur 8 6 1 1 0 21 78 24
Cumberland Force – Gold 8 3 5 0 0 14 46 69
Cumberland Force – Black 7 3 4 0 0 13 60 62
Blue Jays 8 2 5 1 0 13 35 68
Phantoms 7 2 5 0 0 11 52 63
Wolves 8 2 5 1 -9 1 32 89

*Wolves were penalised 9 points for three forfeits on week three of the Development League – Girls competition.

The week one results for the boys Development League are:

Type Time Team 1 Score Team 2
Development League 11:00 am Barbarians 6-11 Blue Jays
Development League 11:00 am Cumberland Force 2-18 Macarthur
Development League 1:00 pm Barbarians 11-4 Cumberland Force
Development League 1:00 pm Blue Jays 2-10 Macarthur
Development League 3:00 pm Barbarians 4-16 Macarthur
Development League 3:00 pm Blue Jays 9-3 Cumberland Force

Ladder

Team GP W L D PTS RF RA
Macarthur 3 3 0 0 9 44 8
Blue Jays 3 2 1 0 7 22 19
Barbarians 3 1 2 0 5 21 31
Cumberland Force 3 0 3 0 3 9 38