Great batting sees Marist triumph
Stunning batting from Auckland United livened up the gloomy afternoon at Fowlds Park with the side securing a 4-2 win over Marist in the Auckland fastpitch softball competition.
Marist seemed to have the edge early on in the latest chapter of the 60-year-old rivalry with a single run lead.
But two home runs to the everreliable Kurt Allan and one to under-19 international Kallan Compain secured the win for United.
Compain’s big hit made up for a simple mistake earlier in the match when a home run was disallowed because he had not touched all the bases.
Reigning champs Mt Albert Ramblers had a difficult match against Eden Roskill as the batters failed to adjust to the pitching of Steven Tau.
But despite Tau’s best efforts, Ramblers still managed a 3-1 victory.
In their second match of the weekend, Ramblers scored a solid 9-2 win over lowly Glenora, who haven’t had a win for two years.
Ramblers women, coached by former top player Venita Hokai, overcame Metro 1-0 to stay unbeaten in the competition.
On Saturday in women’s action, the Waitakere Bears face Ramblers at Warren Freer Park from 3pm, while Metro women face Otahuhu at Phyllis St at 5pm.
Meanwhile, the Auckland United men play Eden at Rosedale Park at 4pm.
Ramblers men have the weekend off.