Newcomers finding feet in POM softball


NEWCOMERS Aviats, Kikila Cats and Mariners are slowly finding their feet in the tough Port Moresby men’s softball competition this season.
Chief scorer Peni Tonga said the three clubs really were forcing the established clubs to work hard as they were putting up some good challenges.
Tonga said Aviats were a new team coming out of the capital’s corporate softball challenge.
“The corporate challenge really helped us spread the word and it’s good to see some interest from people in the corporate world while the boys from Matupit (in East New Britain) formed yet another club, Kikila Cats (KC),” he said.
“One of the oldest names in Rabaul’s softball competition, KC are likely to make their presence felt with PNG pitcher Danny Tovia joining the club.
It is a slow start for Port Moresby men’s competition but surely it will pick up in the weeks to come.”
In yesterday’s match, Brown Eagles managed to beat Saints 2-0.
After a scoreless first inning, Brown Eagles managed to score the only two points of the match through Pedro Kulukul and Oscar Burangat.
In other matches played yesterday, Defence narrowly beat a star-studded Yokomo side 2-1 while United Brothers thrashed PNG Power 6-1.