Jacque’s milestone honoured

400TH GAME: Jacque Bateson was cheered on by softballers as she reached 400 games with Checkmates.

400TH GAME: Jacque Bateson was cheered on by softballers as she reached 400 games with Checkmates.

Jacque Bateson’s love affair with softball started as a young girl playing for Airdale before moving through the grades to other teams and eventually to Adelaide. She returned to Port Pirie in 1993, joining Checkmates, and played her 400th game for the club at the weekend. Bateson said she has played so long because she loves playing and socialising with great friends she has made over the years with a great club.