Border softball sides hold own in country championships

SMASH HIT: Dustin McDougall hits out for Softball Albury-Wodonga in the Victorian championships on Saturday. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

SMASH HIT: Dustin McDougall hits out for Softball Albury-Wodonga in the Victorian championships on Saturday. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

Brad Nicholson pitches for Softball Albury-Wodonga at Jelbart Park. Seventeen teams took part in the championships.

Brad Nicholson pitches for Softball Albury-Wodonga at Jelbart Park. Seventeen teams took part in the championships.

SOFTBALL Albury-Wodonga has finished runner-up in the men’s plate final at the Victorian Country Championships at Jelbart Park.

Alex Clayton strides out in the open men's competition at the weekend. The side played off in the plate final on Sunday.

Alex Clayton strides out in the open men's competition at the weekend. The side played off in the plate final on Sunday.

After some strong performances in their pool matches, the association came up against Casey in the decider and lost 11-0.

Dandenong defeated Geelong 6-5 in a thrilling cup final with Softball Albury-Wodonga players Trent Brown and Steve Martin lining up for Geelong over the weekend.

In the women, Softball Albury-Wodonga missed out of the plate final on percentage after drawing their final match.

Knox, with Border player Tina Moffit in its side, defeated Geelong while Waverley were too strong for Dandenong in the cup.

“Our sides did really well over the weekend,” Softball Albury-Wodonga official Kathy Godde said.

“Seventeen teams played and there were some really good matches.

“There were a lot of comments about how well the championships ran which was pleasing.”