Bart banks on batting depth

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The National, Friday November 8th, 2013


UNITED Sisters coach Dick Bart Jnr is banking on a strong batting line up for his team in tomorrow’s game three of round one in the Port Moresby Women’s Softball A grade competition.

The defending champions got to a slow start in the beginning of the season with two losses in a row due to the shortage of players.

Bart said that a couple of his key players in the likes of pitcher Natalie Bart and powerhouse batter Georgina Mautu would miss out this match against the Wolves.

“Wolves have improved a lot and they will not be an easy team to beat. Despite having our full strength team, I’m banking on our good batters,” Bart said.

In the absence of Nathalie Bart who is down with an injury, reserve pitcher Milcah Xkenjik will be stepping up to the plate.

Wolves who performed strongly in the pre-season Nancy Kamara Cup challenge will no doubt put on a good show against the United Sisters.

They will be led by former internationals Margaret ToBolton, Stephanie Manning with the combination of Hennie Warpin to boost the ladies in orange.

Meanwhile, in the other A grade matches, top form team Bears take on Gazelle, Wantoks go up against Chebu and newcomers Yokomo face Admiralty.