Day 2 Report – Gilley’s Shield and U15 Girls’ Regional Softball Championship

Ellen Roberts, photo courtesy Enchanter Photography

Day 2 Report – Gilley’s Shield and U15 Girls’ Regional Softball Championship

NSW Firestars have made a strong start in their defence of the Gilley’s Shield, remaining undefeated after two days of the Open Women’s National Softball Championship at Mirrabooka in WA.

Day 2 Results
Queensland Heat 8 d ACT Diamonds 0
NSW Firestars 6 d SA Starz 1
Queensland Heat 7 d Victoria Titans 6
WA Flames 5 d ACT Diamonds 4
NSW Firestars 4 d WA Flames 3
SA Starz 2 d Victoria Titans 1

Ladder after Day 2
1. NSW Firestars 4-0
2. Queensland Heat 3-1
3. SA Starz 2-2
4. Victoria Titans 1-3
5. WA Flames 1-3
6. ACT Diamonds 1-3

The Gilley’s Shield round games continue for the next three days, before finals are played between the top four teams on Thursday (11 January) and Friday (12 January).

Day 3 Schedule (local WA time)
10.30am: Victoria Titans v NSW Firestars
1.00pm: ACT Diamonds v SA Starz
1.00pm: Queensland Heat v WA Flames
3.30pm: Queensland Heat v Victoria Titans
3.30pm: ACT Diamonds v NSW Firestars
6.30pm: SA Starz v WA Flames

U15 Girls’

The U15 Girls’ Regional Softball Championship is being held in conjunction with the Gilley’s Shield at Mirrabooka in WA.

After two days of competition, SA Red and NSW Metro Green sit on top of the ladder, each with four wins.

Day 2 Results
Queensland Fire 12 d Queensland Flames 5
NSW Metro Green 24 d Victoria 2
Queensland Flames 13 d WA White 3
ACT 7 d NSW Country Gold 1
Queensland Fire 9 d Victoria 7
NSW Metro Green 11 d ACT 1
SA Blue 5 d NSW Country Gold 4
NSW Metro Green 11 d WA White 0
WA Gold 5 d Victoria 2
SA Red 1 d NSW Metro Orange 0
NSW Metro Orange 6 d SA Blue 0
SA Red 4 d WA Gold 2

Ladder after Day 2
1. SA Red 4-0
2. NSW Metro Green 4-0
3. Queensland Fire 3-0-1
4. NSW Metro Orange 3-1
5. WA Gold 2-2
6. ACT 2-2
7. NSW Country Gold 1-2-1
8. SA Blue 1-3
9. Queensland Flames 1-3
10. Victoria 0-4
11. WA White 0-4

The U15 Girls’ Regional Softball Championship round games continue for the next three days, before finals for the top five teams and position games for the other teams are played on Thursday (11 January) and Friday (12 January).

Day 3 Schedule (local WA time)
9.00am: Queensland Fire v ACT
9.00am: NSW Country Gold v WA White
11.00am: SA Blue v Queensland Fire
11.00am: SA Red v NSW Country Gold
1.00pm: WA White v ACT
1.00pm: WA Gold v NSW Metro Orange
3.00pm: NSW Metro Green v SA Red
3.00pm: SA Blue v Queensland Flames
5.00pm: Victoria v NSW Metro Orange
5.00pm: WA Gold v NSW Metro Green
7.30pm: Victoria v Queensland Flames

To keep up-to-date with the Gilley’s Shield and U15 Girls’ Regional Softball Championship, follow the links below:
Gilley’s Shield schedule and results (with links to line-ups, box scores and play-by-plays)
U15 Girls’ schedule and results
Softball Australia Facebook page
Gilley’s Shield Facebook event page
U15 Girls’ Facebook event page