Auck­land United hit new sea­son home

Central Leader - - Sport -

Auck­land United took cen­tre stage at the start of the new Auck­land Fast­pitch soft­ball sea­son on Satur­day.

United beat lo­cal ri­val Eden-Roskill 11-1 at May Rd with Black Sox broth­ers Thomas and Ben Enoka lead­ing the way.

Each player hit a home run, while Tho- mas al­lowed no hits in a fine pitch­ing dis­play.

New sign­ing Michael Niu also hit two home runs, while his brother Tony scored two runs.

Eden-Roskill bounced back to beat Glenora 7-0 with the high­light a home run by play­er­coach Duane Jer­ard.

Men’s Fast­pitch cham- pi­ons Mt Al­bert Ram­blers were in a tour­na­ment in Tau­ranga over the week­end.

Mean­while in the women’s com­pe­ti­tion, Ram­blers kept up the form which took the side to last sea­son’s cham­pi­onship, beat­ing rookie clubs West­ern Mag­pies 10-5 and Hi­bis­cus Coast 9-1.

In­ter­na­tional player Michelle Kingi and for­mer in­ter­na­tional Tuhi Cooper were the stand­outs for the Ram­blers dur­ing the dou­ble-header.

Metro, ham­pered by the loss of ace pitcher Me­gan Far­rell to Welling­ton, went down to a resur­gent Otahuhu 14-2.

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