CMSA Premier Softball – Round 5

The day started with junior teams, then seniors after mid-day. In the Premier mens, Pukekohe Rangers begun with a convincing 15-0 win over Southern Pioneers with stand out players Dave Te Kani and Cody Brown hitting a homerun each for Pukekohe and player of the match Jason Te Wheoro, holding down the strong batting line up of Southern Pioneers with some solid pitching.
Pukekohe just fell short in their second game of the day against in form Redhill Rocketz after leading 2-0 in the 4th inning. Player / Coach Lawrence Naera started with a laser shot to the fence for the Rocketz, but it was a 5th inning line drive by Creedance Hemopo that sparked a fight back by the pumped up Redhill side.
Captain Tristan Bethune scored 3 RBIs with one swing of the bat to take the lead, then errors led to two more runs, Rocketz holding on for a 5-2 win.
The sport is very much family based and families from Pukekohe would’ve been proud to see their beloved Colin Lawrie fields being utilised to the fullest like they were 25 years ago by the Pukekohe Pythons.

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