Counties Manukau Softball Results Round 6



The Tapiki brothers shone for Mana Majors last Saturday to get another win for the Manurewa based side. Player and Coach Vernon Tapiki played a key role to come from five runs behind against Southern Pioneers, to take the win with strong pitching and clutch hitting to get the runs that mattered late in the game. Mr Reliable, Arthur Tapiki, also had clutch situations in which he capitalised on, scoring the key runs for the new look side. Another duo of performers is the father and son combo of Aaron and Jeorden Wairoa, who continue to hit well for Mana Majors to contribute to the wins with Aaron hitting a first inning homerun last week. Aaron and Vernon have been a part of the Counties-Waikato NFC rep side for the past two seasons and continue to lead his new club, Mana Majors, in hitting statistics.
For the Southern Pioneers, it was the one that got away with big hitter, Lincoln Posimani, getting Most Valuable Player for the family based side that mostly come from Papakura and Manurewa.
Weymouth Bombaz recorded their first loss of the season against the on form Redhill Rocketz. The game had plenty of action but it was Player of the Match, Saan Tuoro hitting six RBI’s, two homeruns and holding down the strong Bombaz line up with smart pitching and strong defence from his team. Adam Chwesik was named Most Valuable Player for Bombaz, with a solid line drive in the first inning and leadership on the mound. Rocketz have a well earned bye this week.
In the women’s section, Takanini had a good day at the office with a convincing 8-0 win over the Weymouth Bombaz women’s side. Christina Teariki took out Most Valuable Player, and a dominant pitching display from Adeena Wells for Takanini. North Harbour Rugby rep, Rosina Chwesik had a strong game for the Bombaz to earn Most Valuable Player.
Most Valuable Player, Saan Tuoro, who is the son of Maori Rugby legend Paul ‘Tonk’ Tuoro, hits a homerun in the first inning, scoring three runs.
Photo credit: Drury Softball

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