Day Three of the Friendship Series was catch-up day after a rain affected Day Two.
Seven extra games were added to the schedule as the tournament survived a rain-free day to be back on track for Day Four scheduling. The boys’ round-games were completed while the girls’ ladder took shape before their last series of games on Thursday before finals.
|GAME 8||Gold dftd NSW 1 – 0|
|GAME 13||NZ Emerging Sox dftd Queensland 10 – 1|
|GAME 14||Green dftd Western Civil 13 – 2|
|GAME 15||NZ Emerging Sox dftd Southern Pride 2 – 1|
|GAME 16||Western Civil dftd NSW 6 -5|
|GAME 17||Gold dftd Queensland 7 – 1|
|GAME 18||Green dftd NZ Emerging Sox 5 – 0|
|GAME 19||Western Civil dftd Southern Pride 9 – 0|
|GAME 20||Green dftd Gold 8 – 6|
|GAME 21||Queensland dftd NSW 5 – 1|
Manaaki Aranui (NZ Emerging Sox) was at it again showing off some big hitting power to send another over the fence from his two at bats. Two hits, and five RBIs for Manaaki against the boys from Queensland in Game 13.
In a game that was contested by the top two teams this week, Layton Reid (Aussie Green) was phenomenal pitching a no hitter (10 SOs) in his four innings against the NZ Emerging Sox, handing them their one and only loss for the round games.
|GAME 14||ISA NZ dftd Southern Pride 8 – 4|
|GAME 15||Waverley dftd Nz Emerging Sox 9 – 4|
|GAME 16||Green dftd Queensland 7 -1|
|GAME 18||Gold dftd NSW 10 – 0|
|GAME 19||Queensland dftd Torrens Valley 10 – 2|
|GAME 20||Green dftd NSW 7 – 0|
|GAME 21||Gold dftd NZ Emerging Sox 9 – 3|
|GAME 22||Waverley dftd Torrens Valley 5 – 0|
|GAME 23||Queensland dftd NZ Emerging Sox 6 – 4|
|GAME 24||Gold dftd Southern Pride 12 -1|
|GAME 25||Green dftd ISA NZ 8 -7|
|GAME 26||NSW dftd ISA NZ 9 – 1|
|GAME 27||Waverley dftd Southern Pride 7 – 2|
Queensland proved that they are a threat in this competition with a 10 – 2 win over Torrens Valley, a team that started the week on fire courtesy of a solid team batting performance. Gibbins, Smith and Starkey each knocking in two runs.
Nicky Martin (Waverley) made it two losses from two games for the Torrens Valley Redsox to assert Waverley as serious contenders. Nicky, with help from her teammates in the field, kept the Redsox scoreless over seven innings to win 5 – 0.
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