With a rain affected start to the day, teams had to keep themselves busy until 4:00pm when the sun came out and diamonds were playable.
A revised draw saw all teams playing at least one game with timeslots extending to 8:00pm but this didn’t dampen their enthusiasm with some quality softball hitting the diamonds. Here is a recap of Day 2:
|GAME 9||Gold drew with Western Civil 2 – 2|
|GAME 11||Queensland dftd Southern Pride 8 – 2|
|GAME 12||Green dftd Southern Pride 10 – 0|
|GAME 10||NZ Emerging Sox dftd NSW 7 – 2|
Manaki Aranui (NZ Emerging Sox) backed up a solid team batting performance with a bomb to send two across the plate, putting the game out of reach for NSW in the late game on Diamond 3.
Bolton Nussbaum (Aussie Green) pitched a no hitter in his four innings against the Southern Pride, with eight strikeouts as his team went on to win 8 – 0.
|GAME 10||Torrens Valley dftd NZ Emerging Sox 2 – 0|
|GAME 11||Waverley dftd Queensland 6 – 0|
|GAME 17||NSW dftd Southern Pride 8 – 3|
|GAME 13||Gold dftd ISA NZ 11 – 4|
|GAME 12||Green dftd Torrens Valley 1 – 0|
Gabrielle Plain (Aussie Green) completed a solid day of pitching for the Aussie contingent pitching a no hitter, including 17 strikeouts against the Torrens Valley Redsox. Her pitching proved pivotal in a tight finish that saw the Green girls prevail 1-0 in 7th inning.
NSW and Southern Pride fought out an entertaining match on Diamond 3 with Emma Grant (NSW) and Breigh Monaghan (Southern Pride) both scoring in-the-park home runs for their teams. This wasn’t enough for the Pride, going down 8 – 3.
A revised draw for Day 3 is up on the Softball Australia Facebook page. Click here to view.
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