All teams played through two games on a sunny, yet icy cold first day of the tournament down at Blacktown International Sportspark.
Here is a wrap up of the day’s results and some notable performances.
|GAME 1||Southern Pride d NSW 7 – 5|
|GAME 2||NZ Emerging Sox d Gold 7 – 0|
|GAME 3||Southern Pride d Gold 5 – 3|
|GAME 4||Green d NSW 4 – 1|
|GAME 5||NZ Emerging Sox d Western Civil 5 – 4|
|GAME 6||Queensland d Western Civil 8 – 2|
|GAME 7||Green d Queensland 7 – 0|
Nick Lowe (Southern Pride) got his team going in Game 1 of the tournament with the first home run of the week, getting two across the plate.
Joshua Kelly (NZ Emerging Sox) had a superb pitching performance against the Aussie Gold team in Game 2, pitching four innings, conceding no runs with six strikeouts.
|GAME 1||Green d NZ Emerging Sox 6 – 5|
|GAME 2||NZ Emerging Sox d Southern Pride 6 – 1|
|GAME 3||Waverley d NSW 6 -2|
|GAME 4||Gold d Green 13 – 1|
|GAME 5||Queensland d ISA NZ 13 – 2|
|GAME 6||ISA NZ dftd Waverley 7 – 2|
|GAME 7||TV Redsox dftd NSW 6 – 2|
|GAME 8||Gold dftd Queensland 11 – 1|
|GAME 9||TV Redsox dftd Southern Pride 15 – 0|
Nikita Hiroki (NZ Emerging Sox) pitched four innings, for no runs and 6 strikeouts in Game 2 against the Southern Pride, as her team supported with strong batting to consolidate for a win.
Rhiannon Kemp (Aussie Gold) was very efficient from the batter’s box with four RBIs from her two at bats in Game 4 against her Aussie Green counterparts.
Rain has affected the start to Day 2 schedule of play, so please check the Softball Australia website and Facebook page for regular updates.
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