Tanya Peterson lunges for the plate and rolls her ankle during last weekend’s game.
Tanya Peterson lunges for the plate and rolls her ankle during last weekend’s game. Ron Burgin

Peterson likely to return to pitch

UNITED strike weapon Tanya Peterson is expected to make a return to the starting line-up tomorrow after injuring her ankle last weekend.

A shock went through the premiers’ camp last weekend when the star catcher collapsed with an ankle injury during United’s 8-3 win over South Sluggers.

But coach David Gear reported yesterday that his star player was expected to make a return against Wests Panthers this weekend.

“She was a bit sore on Sunday and Monday but she is recovering well and it appears at this stage she will play on the weekend,” Gear said.

It is uncertain at this stage whether Peterson will resume her position as catcher or move to one of the bases.

“We’re just not too sure about how comfortable she will be putting weight on the ankle but we can get that on Monday,” she said.

Panthers will look to bounce back after a beating at the hands of the in-form North Bundaberg Moray Eels.

Last year’s runners up have been on an unstoppable run in recent weeks, beating United and then Wests.

The side will look to continue its momentum tomorrow when it takes on Sluggers at Frank Coulthard Oval.

“They are the team to beat in the competition at the moment and they deserve that title,” Gear said.

“They have been playing very good softball.”



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