A grand final rematch between Berwick Geronimo and Narre Warren Penguins highlighted action at the diamond in round seven of the Casey Softball Association.
Geronimo big-time player Andrea Gartside delivered once more, producing a triple on a fine day for her team.
She was well supported by Shelley Ryder’s double in the 10-3 victory in a game underpinned by tight and disciplined pitching.
Meanwhile, Berwick Chickasaw and Cobras had strong wins over Cranbourne Comets and MVP respectively.
In B Grade, Narre Warren Penguins Black built their 16-6 victory over Cranbourne Gold Stars off suppressive fielding, while Cobras denied MVP any rhythm in a 9-1 victory.
Short stop Shae Ulmer’s fielding was a crucial cog in Doveton’s comfortable 15-3 win over GEMSA in the Open Women’s competition, Doveton finding the gaps well with bat in hand.
In Open Men’s, Cobras Black was outlasted by Maroon, going down 9-4 after three runs apiece in the first innings, while MVP was a level above Berwick Apache in a 13-1 win.
There was a thriller in the under-16s, GEMSA holding on for a 14-13 win in a seesawing contest.
Frankston’s batters hit it sweetly in a 6-2 win over Cobras in the under-18s.
On Saturday 25 November at 7.30pm, Casey Softball will host the Victoria Women’s Titans, in a warm up game against Casey All Stars, before they head off to play in the Open Nationals.