SWING: North Bundaberg Eels player Tiara Best gets a hit away against The Waves at Frank Coulthard Oval on Saturday.
SWING: North Bundaberg Eels player Tiara Best gets a hit away against The Waves at Frank Coulthard Oval on Saturday. Mike Knott BUN210117SOFTBALL10

Eels slide past Waves as softball action returns

THE Christmas break has done nothing to slow the North Bundaberg Eels down in the women's Bundaberg Softball competition.

The side marked the return to play with a 14-7 win over The Waves at Frank Coulthard Oval on Saturday.

They are unbeaten since round three, only registering losses in the first two rounds of the season.

They are joined, however, at the top of the table by the Bargara Bullets who won 14-1 over Brothers United.

Bullets player Gemma Bush said the side played well after just one session of training in five weeks.

"I'm pretty happy with how we came back,” Bush said.

"Alanna Gear pitched great and we made minimal fielding errors.”

Despite being locked in a battle with the Eels for the minor premiership, Bush said the side's focus was only on this week's clash against The Waves.

"We're not too concerned and the focus is on finding form before the finals,” she said.

"The Waves beat us last start after a bad fielding innings from us, so we're hoping to bounce back this week.”

In the men's competition, the Bargara Bulls continued their good form with an 11-8 win over team-mates the Bombers.

Australian player Tyrell Priestley, recruited as a pick-up player for one game, hit two home runs to guide the team to their fourth win in a row.

The side now moves to second on the ladder, two points behind the Brothers Heat who lead after beating The Waves Cruisers 7-6.

In other results The Waves Schooners defeated the Brothers Flames 9-5 and the Souths Sluggers/Eels beating the Western Suburbs Lynx in a 7-0 forfeit.

The next round of the competition is this Saturday.



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