Sunday May 29 was a big day at the NSW Softball Centre for the finals of the 2016 Winter League and also the finals of the Development Leagues.
The Winter League season whilst shorter than in previous years still produced some outstanding Softball and the competition close between the teams. 2 finals were held with the Cup Final being won by Glenmore Phantoms 4 – 1 in a tight game against Wanderers. In the main final Hawks and Sharks went head to head and they didn’t disappoint the crowd with some exciting Softball, the Hawks eventual winners 10 – 9.
Final Placings and Team MVPs
1st Hawks – Emily Peters
2nd Sharks – Beth Hobden
3rd Manly All Stars – Emma Hodge
4th Phoenix – Breanna Evans
5th Glenmore Park Phantoms (Cup winners) – Shaylan Whatman
6th Wanderers – Rochelle Sangster
7th St Lukes Patriots – Sarah Pierson
8th Hills – Ashleigh Wickens
9th Tigers – Miriama Potter
10th Norwest Wolves – Rachel Postill
The Development League Girl’s Final was a close battle between Norwest Wolves and Glenmore Park Phantoms with the bottom of the 6th inning proving the decider with Norwest scoring 3 runs to seal the game 12 – 9.
1st Norwest Wolves
2nd Glenmore Park Phantoms
3rd Hills Red
4th Diamond Angels
5th Northern Country
6th Hills Black
7th Southern Angels
4 teams contested the Boy’s Development League in 2016 and all 4 had a chance of taking out the title. Southern Demons were the first to drop out of the race after going down to Red. Penrith went straight through to the final and Red beat Black to join Penrith in the decider. In the final Penrith were dominant winning 17 – 1 to become the 2016 Development League Champions.
4th Southern Demons