Ramblers’ big hit out
Mt Albert Ramblers’ playercoach Donny Hale broke a scoring stalemate in dramatic fashion during their Auckland fastpitch softball match against Marist on Saturday.
With the game locked at 55, Hale pounded a home run over the fence, ending the game immediately.
Ramblers’ Nathan Nukunuku also hit a home run, while there were fine batting displays from Mike Gibbs and Bernard Hale.
Marist and United are challenging reigning champs Ramblers for their place at the top of the table.
Auckland United pounded North Shore side Roosters 12-0, smacking six home runs, with Kurt Allan and Rod Caddy hitting two each.
And Eden Roskill notched up their seventh win of the season, beating Howick 3-2 in a tie-breaker.
Meanwhile the injury-ravaged Ramblers’ women suffered their third successive loss, going down to arch rivals the Waitakere Bears 52.
On Saturday Auckland United face Howick at Meadowlands from 3pm, while Ramblers play Glenfield at Rosedale Park from 4pm.
Eden-Roskill take on Otahuhu at Simson Reserve at 3.30pm before meeting Marist at 5.30pm.
The Ramblers’ women clash with Otahuhu at Simson Reserve on Sunday from 11am.