Close softball semis set up big finish for weekend’s grand finals

A shot from the Predators vs Crushers game last week, which will be the grand final match this weekend. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY.

A shot from the Predators vs Crushers game last week, which will be the grand final match this weekend. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY.

Orange and District Softball Association semi finals were on Sunday after the final round of competition was on Saturday, with some close games lining up exciting games in the grand final. 

In modball on Sunday, Giants defeated the Jets by a single run in a thriller in their semi-final, while in the opens Just Us beat Titans 6-3 to set up a date with Heat on Saturday. 

Cardinals made short work of Diamonds in their under 15s semi final winning 11-0 to set up a date with Predators in the grand final, while Mix Ups defeated Hayley’s Muppets 18-12. 

On Friday night, Youth Busta's won their final after their opponents Raiders forfeited, booking their spot 

On Saturday in the final round, Cardinals defeated Jets reasonably comprehensively, 8-2, while Giants was able to fend off a challenge from Zona to record a comfortable win 13-8. 

Crushers took Cardinals down in a thriller in the under 15s, winning 7-6. 

In Mixed B, Eagles were able to beat Mix Ups 16-11 and Hayley’s Muppets took down Phoenix 13-10. 

In the Opens there were to blowout games as Warners Crew defeated Titans 11-0, while Just Us defeated Benchwarmers 10-0 by a similar margin to set up their date on Sunday with Titans. 

The Orange and District Softball Association grand finals start from 10am next weekend, for more information visit the association website at http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-10857-0-0-0&a=COMPDATA#/

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