5 August 2012
Photos Courtesy of Donkin Gook Photography
North Shore have won their third consecutive Open Women's State Championship, defeating Sutherland 2-1 in the 2012 Final.
In a big weekend of softball at BISP, eleven of the State's best women's teams competed in the 2012 Open Women's State Championship.
The two powerhouses of the female ranks, North Shore and Sutherland won their way through to the Championship Final, each having only one run scored against them.
Coming from a bronze medal winning performance at the recent World Championships, pitchers Kaia Parnaby(NS) and Zara Mee(SS) were in top form as the final progressed.
Sutherland scored in the third inning when Clare O'brien crossed the plate after a cracking triple by Amy Hayes. The Sutherland girls maintained their 1-0 lead until the top of the 7th, when North Shore scored two runs from a double by Rachael Sechi and singles by Katherine McVeity and Jess Meyer. This late charge by North Shore won them the 2012 State Open's Title for the third consecutive year, 2 runs to 1.
North Shore celebrate their third consecutive Open Women's State Championship win.
Individual Award Winners presented by SNSW Board Member, Bruce McCahon
Batting Ash Deen (Sutherland)
Pitching Zara Mee (Sutherland)
MVP Kara Murphy (North Shore)
Umpires Assigned to Final
Plate Amanda Houison
1st Base Leanne Gearside
3rd Base Vicki Lansley
Left Field Jesse Smith
Right Field Jay Gibson
Australian Level 6 Accredited Umpires were presented their caps by SNSW Umpire's Deputy Director, Andrew Rindfleish.
Jay Gibson (Far North Coast)
Kyira Cox (Sutherland)
Leanne Gearside (Penrith City)
Jesse Smith (Far North Coast)
1st North Shore
=3rd Penrith City/Cumberland Nepean
=5th Manly Warringah/Central Coast
8th Georges River
11th Southern Districts
PLAY BY PLAY(Final) thanks to Lis Hannelly
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