Round 11 CMSA Premier Softball – 19/12/15
Pukekohe finished the CMSA Premier Softball pre Christmas competition on top with two more convincing wins on the weekend, beating Southern Pioneers 12-4 and Weymouth Bombaz.
Brothers, Jason and Tiaki Te Wheoro both took home man of the match.
Man of the match for SP, Lincoln Posimani started the game with a solo home run but it wasn’t enough to spark his team. Nothing went right on the day for the Bombaz and they will be happy to see the end of 2015 after three consecutive losses in recent weeks.
Manurewa produced another upset to edge out the in form Mana Majors 7-1. Kereama Mio-Romana hit well for Mets as did Daniel Siataga. Redhill Rocketz had the bye.
Redhill Rockettez tie at the top of the board despite losing their last game 2-9 against Takanini. Zoe Mc Entee earnt herself the player of the match award with good hitting as did the talented Reaghan Hura for the Rockettez. Nikki Walker had another great week with the bat to earn herself the MVP award, boosting her confidence even more after being selected into the Counties Manukau/Waikato Premier women’s NFC side to compete at the highest level of Softball in the country, held in Christchurch, Feb 17- 21, 2016. Current Black Sox and White Sox players and coaches will be there to spot the next big thing and spots are up for grabs. The sides were named on Saturday at the Papakura Rugby League Clubrooms and now coaches Carlaus Te Kawa and women’s coach Gary Dando can get to work. There are a few new names as both coaches have an eye on development this year. Most of the side’s players originate from Papakura/Manurewa area and have been part of Counties Softball since they were kids. Some say softball has given these athletes a lifeline and helped them get further in life, teaching them life skills along the way. For these players this opportunity is everything they have been working hard for and they will be looking at pushing to get themselves on the National selectors’ clipboards.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post