Sharon wins family feud mark III
SOFTBALL: Sharon Gear won heat three of Bundaberg Softball's "family feud" with the Brothers United team she coaches thrashing her husband David's team Moray Eels 19-7 in their A Grade round 12 clash on Saturday.
David took the Eels' reins this season after giving 13 years of distinguished service to United, including as coach and club president, and he won their first clash this season, but United now have bragging rights after claiming their past two encounters and moving to the top of the table.
"We got him - we smashed them," Sharon said.
"They had a full senior side but it was the first time we have had 11 players with two on the bench this season, and it was really good to see."
Sharon said their 15-year-old daughter Alanna "pitched really well" and that stalwart Tanya Petersen really stamped their mark on the game.
"Tanya hit a batter's dream - a home run with loaded bases so we scored four off one hit," she said.
"We had some other good batting - Aleisha Taylor and Peta Gibbs both had two-base hits and Tanya called the game to perfection from behind the plate.
"We had another batter to go but the umpire called time and game under the mercy rule."
Bridesmaids of the past two seasons, Eels, started this campaign as favourites to claim their maiden A Grade crown, but in their current vein, United have displaced them as the team to beat.
"I think we have got them worried now - Tanya really does a lot of the coaching and I assist, and she's great and we've definitely got Geary (David) on the rocks," Sharon said.
"We have the bye next week so United had our Christmas break-up afterwards and all the girls had a bit of fun at Geary's loss, but it's all in good spirit.
"We will now have some rest time 'til the start of the New Year and hopefully we'll start on a positive note again, and after the Christmas break, we're looking forward to hopefully things going to plan and us being in the grand final."
Reigning premiers West Panthers also continued on their winning ways, defeating South Sluggers 12-3.
Eels however white-washed United 13-0 in their men's clash.
A Ladies: Brothers United 19 d Eels 7; West Panthers 12 d South Sluggers3. Men: Eels 13 d Brothers United 0; Waves 9 d West Lynx 8; West Lynx 7 d Brothers United 0 (Forfeit). B Ladies: West Leopards 9 d Conger Eels 8; Electric Eels 8 d Waves 6; Brothers United 7 d South Sluggers 0 (Forfeit). Under 16: Waves Drifters 17 d Waves Destroyers 7; West Lions 8 d Eels 5. Under 14: Waves (U12) 22 d South Sluggers 7; Waves 10 d Brothers United 2. Under 12: Brothers United 4 d Waves Torpedoes 3; Waves Jetskis 13 d Brothers United 3.