‘YOUTH AND EXPERIENCE DOES IT FOR
It was a tried and tested combination of experience and youth for
37 year old Terina Stokes started on the mound for the Roos and was impressive only allowing 5 hits and 2 runs across 4 innings. In her second start, Terina once again wound back the clock - and for tournament pitched 7.1 innings for an ERA of 2.45.
At the opposite end of her career, 17 year old ‘rookie’ Queenslander Kimberley Schulte relieved Stokes and in her second appearance for the tournament, Kim once again showed poise and composure well beyond her years with three strong innings, allowing only four hits and no earned runs.
Kimberley was also the star of the game with the bat with her game wining ‘goodbye hit’ in the bottom of the 7th inning when, with scores deadlocked 4-4, she drove in pinch runner Julia Fellows from 2B with a single to centre field.
Earlier in the inning, Katie Gaynor hit one of the longest balls of the tournament, bouncing it off the 325 fence in left field to lead off the last. After Kellie Manzie walked, Julia Fellows pinch ran for Katie and with 1 out,
In other Day 5 action,
In Day 6 action,