Western Suburbs Lynx player Lyam McKay about to smash a home run.
Western Suburbs Lynx player Lyam McKay about to smash a home run. DARRYN SMITH

Lynx takes out softball thriller

THE fact that these two teams were level before Saturday’s game was no surprise.

United 8 and Wests Lynx – sharing second spot on 29 points each – fought out a nail-biter at Frank Coulthard Oval with Lynx sneaking home with the win.

Their 4-3 victory pushed them into outright second, a great spot to be come finals time.

The top two sides effectively get two bites at the cherry in finals, considering they can afford to lose one game and still have a chance of making the premiership game.

“We were really pushing for that win, because we know how much better it is to be second instead of third,” McKay said.

Scores were tied at 2-2 after the first innings before the runs dried up.

United pushed ahead 3-2 late in the game, before Lynx broke their hearts with two runs at the death to snatch victory.

“I thought we had lost to be honest, I wasn’t sure who was in front,” Wests player Lyam McKay said.

“It was a great game to play though, really exciting and could have gone either way.”

McKay hit a home run early in the piece, but he credited others for the win.

Under-16 catcher Morgan Kingston stepped up to the big league and immediately impressed.

“I told our coach (Angela Rohdmann) to look out for him in the next few seasons, and she just decided to chuck him in this week,” McKay said.

“He caught for half the game and had a blinder, it was great to see.”

Robert Pohlmann also had a good game, catching everything that came his way in the outfield.

“We are really bonding well at the moment, it seems like we are timing it well with finals not too far away,” McKay said.

On the other diamond Wests Sabretoothed were unable to field a side against Waves, a disappointing outcome considering they knocked over the top side in their last encounter.

United 7 smashed Sluggers 13-2 in the other men’s game.

Moray Eels also got the points against Sluggers courtesy of a forfeit in one women’s game, while United disposed of Wests 15-3 in the other game.



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