Champs rattle competition leaders

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The National, Tuesday February 25th, 2014


IT was a day of upsets in Port Moresby women’s softball competition on Saturday.

A fired-up reigning premiers United Sisters started the upsets galore by edging out competition leaders Stingerz 2-1 while Wantoks forced the bitter pill down the throats of second-placed Bears 5-0.  

In the other matches Chebu nailed Yokomo 10-0 while Gazelle beat Admiralty 4-1 ending a  day of mixed results. The loss by the two top teams however does not change the position on the competition ladder.

Both teams still maintain their places but the other teams have closed the gap on them.

Stingerz were first to score at their second turn at bat with Leno Simba racing home from a two-base hit from younger sister Trudi Simba.

Sisters hurler Natalie Bart and catcher Georgina Mautu combined to stay on top of the Stingerz batters in the following innings marring their chances of extending their lead. 

Both had the fielding support from Niatang Pokanau, Tessie Komek, Florence Daple, Milcha Xkenjik and Basemath Xkenjik to keep a tight grip on the advantage. 

In the earlier match Bears were erroneous with the bat allowing Wantoks the win.