The National, Thursday 04th April, 2013
PORT Moresby Gold faced great resistance before overcoming East New Britain 4-2 in the women’s grand final of the 35th National Softball Championship on Easter Monday.
Opening the batting contest, ENB’s Emma Markis, Rody Luke and Alice Tomang met a stiff challenge from POM Gold.
ENB reciprocated to restrict POM’s batting, returning Lisa Polum, Joyce Inguba and Antonia Kint to the dug-out to cap off a runless first inning.
Batting at top of the second inning, Kokopo’s Sunaima Vue and Mamel Marava were tagged out before reaching first base and Gabriella Kabange was slapped with a K2 for the third out.
Determined to break the shackles, POM’s Georgina Mautu directed a hit past ENB’s short stop and third base landing herselfsafely on first base before being brought home by Siloru Zale to lead 1-0.
Addie Tamti’s two-base hit brought Zale home, taking the score to 2-0. No run was scored in the third inning.
Port Moresby added two more runs at the bottom of the fourth inning from Mautu and Zale to lead 4-1 after a single run was scored by ENB from an infield error at the top of fourth.
The women from Radaaz registered their points from Marava in the fourth inning and Easton Puipui at top of the seventh inning.