PNG win gold in women’s softball

PNG have won gold in women’s softball with a 7-0 win over American Samoa this morning at the Bisini Grounds.

In the best of three, PNG have won 2 out of 3 games which has secured gold for them. American Samoa settled for silver.

PNG scored early in the game and by the bottom of the third inning were up 3-0. PNG’s power batters in Florence Daple and Beverly Pasen kept the scoreboard ticking, bringing runners home.

Another slugger in Nadia Bais brought two more runners home through a line drive to bring the score to 7-0.

The game was called off at the bottom of the fifth inning after the mercy rule was applied.

PNG’s pitcher Juliet Seri was again on target, taking three strike outs for the game. American Samoa’s pitcher Kelly Osterbrink also registered three strike outs.

The last game will be played tomorrow at 10am.

Troy Taule