Ram­blers still tops

Auckland City Harbour News - - Sport -

Auck­land fast­pitch soft­ball champs Mt Al­bert Ram­blers took up where they left off last sea­son in the com­pe­ti­tion’s open­ing round on Satur­day.

The club notched up a re­sound­ing 7-2 win over How­ick, with Bernard Hale and Matty Hicks both send­ing balls over the fence in the sec­ond in­nings of the match. Mike Gibbs, Tipene Paul and Michael Cameron also scored for Ram­blers later in the game.

How­ick had a dream start with back-to-back home runs, but they couldn’t keep up with the dom­i­nant Mt Al­bert side.

Mean­while Auck­land United were down 10 early on against the new North Shore-based Roost­ers team. But United even­tu­ally came out on top, winning 8-1 af­ter a four-run homer from Isaac Fletcher.

Marist also had a suc­cess­ful start to the sea­son with a hard-fought 6-5 victory over Eden Roskill.

In women’s action, last year’s cham­pi­ons Ram­blers strolled to a 7-0 win against How­ick. Ram­blers’ pitcher Ca­rina Hale showed her skill with the bat, scor­ing twice, while Jar­rah Tuoro, Emma Scowcroft and Vic­to­ria Reyland added to the score­sheet.

The Waitakere Bears side de­feated Metro 4-0 with only three hits in the game. Waitakere’s Michal Tan­garoa gave up only one hit, while Metro’s Me­gan Far­rell suf­fered just two from her time on the mound.

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