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Richmond Islanders win gold at the Cat Wheatley

The girls were competing in their first tournament since the start of the pandemic
The 02 Richmond Islanders, after their gold medal win at the Cat Wheatley Memorial

The 2002 Richmond Islanders were just happy to be back playing tournament softball again, after more than a year without competing due to COVID.

So to actually come out swinging, quite literally, and win their home club’s Cat Wheatley Memorial last weekend was something special.

A total of 13 teams entered their category, with some stiff opposition to face.

However, the Islanders overcame a four-run deficit in the semi-finals, with a five-run final inning against the 04 Fury.

The gold-medal match produced an exciting game against the 02 Fury, with the title being won with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh to break the tie.