Sabres show team spirit
Wests Sabretoothed had a point to prove on Saturday against United 8.
Still smarting from being labelled a one-man team, the team put together an unparalleled batting effort to kill off the United team 8-0.
In previous games they have struggled without pitching star John Thomas, but it was the others around him who stood up at the weekend.
“We are not a one-man team, and we showed that on Saturday,” Sabretoothed coach Michelle McKeown said. “Jono (Thomas) obviously does a great job for us and is a big part of the side, but there’s more than just him.”
The win pushed them into fourth, one point in front of Souths Sluggers, who they will play next week in the final round of the season, with the winner progressing to semi-finals.
“It’s neck and neck but it’d be amazing to get us and Wests Lynx through the semis,” McKeown said.
McKeown was playing division two while the men played.
She said stand-in coach Gary Wenban was instrumental in their win.
Lynx’s spot is safe, with the only question whether they finish second or third.
Their 11-8 defeat of Souths on Saturday did them no harm.
Big hitting from Nic Maahs set the platform despite some impressive batting from Souths’ Trav Moody.
“There were two good batting sides out there and we were lucky Nicco was on fire,” Wests’ Lyam McKay said.