Cassie Beck connects with the bat for a great start for Wests.
Cassie Beck connects with the bat for a great start for Wests. ROB BARICH

Wests get serious to meet Sluggers

OUTGUNNED and outplayed so far this season, Western Suburbs Panthers have signalled their intention to stop the rot against Souths Sluggers this weekend.

It shapes as the perfect opportunity too, with Sluggers also coming off a hiding to Eels last week, albeit without pitcher Nadia Dittman and all-round talent Gemma Bush.

“We are sick of getting laughed at, so we are out to show everyone we can match it,” coach Michelle McKeown said.

“It isn’t through lack of trying that we are struggling this season, we just haven’t been able to put it all together when it counted so far.”

“We are as hungry as every other team for a win, there’s no question about that.”

Panthers pitcher Lauren Dickinson has played her heart out for the side this season, pitching basically the entire game.

Her coach sung her praises, acknowledging how difficult her job was without a back-up.

“Every game, all game she is all we have really, and it’s important to have at least one reserve pitcher to turn to when batters get on top,” she said.

Meanwhile North Bundaberg Eels will play Brothers United in the other women’s game.

Both sides are coming off crushing victories and will be intent on continuing their winning ways.



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