The National, Monday October 14th, 2013
BEARS picked up form in an early start when they edged Nancy Kamara Cup holders United Sisters 6-5 in the pre-season grand final on Saturday at the Bisini Softball Diamonds.
The Bears sterling batting in the top of the fifth inning with three home runs enabled them to defeat Sisters 6-5 in the grand final.
Before the finals, in the third place playoff, Wantoks routed Wolves 9-5.
The Bears were down 5-4 but were saved by young Nadia Bais and veteran Antonia Kinit and with perfect hits from Roddie Soweni and Talitha Tarasomo to cross the home plate.
Their win resulted from good fielding led by shot stop Lisa Polum and Bais that allowed them to keep Sisters scoreless in the third, fourth and fifth innings in a close finish.
Bears young pitcher Quandalyn Vinim was impressive with her straight deliveries to combine with evergreen Kinit to send the opposition batters to their dugout.
Veteran Polum scored two home runs and Joyce Inguba contributed effectively and played vital a role in the win.
Sister’s home runs were snatched by Tessie Komek (2), Basmet Xkenjik and Priscilla Mocke.
The Port Moresby Women’s Softball season proper will pitch off this weekend and will see all teams compete for the 2014 season.