Day One 2007 Australian Fastpitch Championships

January 7, 2007

Blacktown Olympic Park
Sydney, AU

Sydney, AU

Hard hitting on day one

The first day of the 2007 Australian Fastpitch Championships got underway at Blacktown Olympic Park today with State teams smashing the ball out of the park.

Western Australia and Victoria opened up the competition for the men with Victoria’s Ricky Wheeler hitting a home run in the top of the first. In a quick reply, Western Australia’s Adam Humble hit a massive home run bringing home three base runners in the bottom of the first.

Mark Harris and Delpero hit home runs to help Western Australia to a 7-2 victory.

New South Wales were comfortable winners over Northern Territory 10-0 with Travis and Joel Southam and Scott Watson scoring two runs each.

It was a pitching dual from the first inning when ACT and Western Australia hit the diamond with 19 strike outs in the game. Michael Tanner opened up the scoring in the top of the sixth with ACT winning 3-0.

It was the battle of bats on the main diamond with New South Wales and Queensland slogging five home runs with Queensland taking the glory 12-6.

Victoria were too strong for Northern Territory winning with the run a head rule in the bottom of the fifth innings 12-0.

ACT are currently taking on Queensland to conclude the first day’s play for the men’s competition which has so far seen 18 home runs scored.

In the women’s competition, it was a tight game between ACT and South Australia, with ACT winning 2-0.

Queensland dominated ACT scoring four runs in the bottom of the third and another in the six to beat ACT 5-0.

Victoria were convincing winners over Western Australia. Leah Quackenbush scored Western Australia’s only run in the top of the first with a quick reply from Victoria, finishing the game in just five innings 8-1.

The games between Queensland and New South Wales and Victoria and Tasmania are currently underway with three more games to be played to conclude the day’s play for the women.

Tomorrow promises to be just as hard hitting with a full day of play starting from 10am (AEST).

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