Auckland United hit new season home
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.