North Island Div 2 Secondary School Softball Championships

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North Island Div 2 Secondary School Softball Championships
by Ella Mitchell - Friday, 26 March 2021, 11:00 AM

North Island Div 2 Secondary School Softball Championships 

Colquhoun Park, Palmerston North

Game 1 v St Bernard's College

First round loss 8-6 to St Bernard's College. The saying catches win matches quite appropriate today - 4 down in the outfield all resulting in runs. They were strong however, good pitcher and we were down 8-2 into last and managed to get back to 8-6 with a player on base and Joe to the plate - they intentionally walked him but then our last batter got out. Great finish. 

Game 2 v Manukura at 1pm. 
5-4 loss.

Game 3 v Rongotai College at 7pm 
12-3 loss.

Game 4 v Hato Paora 

19-11 win

Game 5 v Paraparaumu College 

19-3 win 

Our game started slowly being down 3-2 after the 3rd inning, up 7-3 after 4 and then a 12 run 5th inning bringing home a 19-3 win. A number of home runs were hit including Joe hitting a grand slam.

Game 5 v Napier BHS 

8-7 win

Down 5-2 after 1st. Down 6-3 after 2nd. Down 7-5after 3rd. Up 8- 7 after 4th bat with Napier to bat, however the pitcher hit Jaden (our pitcher) on the arm and so was out of the game injured.  Joe Simpson-Smith up to the mound and managed to get them out with none home. So a fairly exciting 8-7 win. 

Game 6 v St Pat's Silverstream

19-1 loss

Game 7 v Feilding HS

A 13-2 win over Feilding to seal a spot in the semis, where we will be playing Silverstream.

Game 8 (Semi Final) v St Pat's Silverstream

A 16-3 loss to Silverstream in the semi final. We were 7-3 down after 3 innings but could not quite hang in there and they finished strong in the 4th. Boys did very well.