Men’s final deferred

Sports

By JACK AMI
THE National Softball Club Championship men’s final between Port Moresby sides United Brothers and Brown Eagles was called off due to fading light with the scores tied 3-3 at the Bisini diamonds yesterday.
Central umpire Moses Tolinling had called off the final at the top of the seventh inning.
PNG Softball Federation headed by president Ralph Torasomo endorsed the decision with the rematch on Saturday.
“We had to call off the game because of poor but the teams will play next Saturday,” Tarasomo said.
It went down to the wire as both sides could not register points in the sixth and seventh inning with scores at 3-3. Both sides had their opportunities in the sixth and seventh innings but could not produce the decisive play.
The fading lights also took its toll on some of the big sluggers who had difficulties with their hitting and sent back to the dugout.
In the women’s final, Port Moresby’s Bears beat Lae’s Manalos 4-2 to claim the club title.
Bears led 4-0 heading into the seventh inning but Manolos scored a double but could not make up the deficit despite pushing hard with several great plays.
Bears beat fellow Port Moresby side United Sisters 13-10 in a high scoring semifinal.
Manolos tamed Yokomo 13-7 to secure their final slot.

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