Chemistry in McKay and Kingston
THE emerging catcher-pitcher combination of Lyam McKay and Morgan Kingston helped West Lynx to a comfortable victory over Souths Sluggers/Eels on Saturday.
The umpires evoked the mercy rule at the bottom of the fifth innings, halting the damage at 12-1 in favour of West Lynx.
Coach Angela Rohdmann said the performance showed the pair had overcome initial teething problems.
“Things could have been smoother in past weeks,” Rohdmann said.
“But, the guys have really come to the fore.
“They have been training together well and they're starting to develop a bit of an on-field chemistry.”
The powerful pitching of McKay had Souths Sluggers/Eels on the back foot immediately.
The Bundaberg representative player took three strikeouts in the first innings.
He cut through his opponents with trademark speed and precision.
Kingston, 16, showed he can play beyond his years with a steady eye and careful glove.
He backed up well as Mackay cut through the Souths Sluggers/Eels batting order with a succession of strikeouts.
Rohdmann said if the pair continued to improve West Lynx would emerge as a premiership force this season.
“Things, at this stage, are looking very promising and they are a big part of that,” she said.
“We've got an enthusiastic and dedicated bunch of guys on-board and if they keep putting in I think it's fair to say we will be very competitive.”
Rohdmann said the combination of McKay and Kingston had the potential to be one of the best in the team's history.
“There have been years where we haven't had the luxury of players of their calibre and it certainly makes a difference,” Rohdmann said.