The National, Tuesday November 12th, 2013
NEWCOMERS Yokomo impressed their small band of supporters whenthey drew 4-4 with Defence in the Port Moresby men’s premier softball competition at the Bisini softball diamonds on Sunday.
They won the toss and elected to bat first.
Though the name Yokomo might be new, the players are all former Madang representatives including two set of twins, the Zales and the Upaupa brothers while Defence were led by Consie Bais.
Defence had to push Yokomo all the way starting from the top of the second inning.
At the top of the first inning, Yokomo’s first five batters made reached home plate with Micah Zale, Paul Bogan, Colin Mangot and Briton Zale securing the first four points of the match.
While at the bottom of the same inning, Defence slugger Saea Gime sent his supporters into a frenzy when he hit a good ball to the centre outfield to bring three runners home to trail Yokomo 4-3.
Defence then took advantage of sloppy fielding to level the scores.
The scores were locked throughout the remaining five innings.
In the curtain raiser, a Dick bart-inspired United Brothers thrashed Gazelle 9-3.
Despite the departure of some of their key players to Yokomo, the youngsters led by Bart, Gerard Pokanau, Sammy Sogai and Adrian Chan put on a master class to show up their more experienced opponents.
Results: Power 4 Mantarays 1 4-1, Bears 16 Kopex 4, Wolves 2 Stingerz 1.