Softball club championships underway in Mt Hagen

The PNG Power National Softball Club Fast Pitch tournament got underway on Thursday in Mt. Hagen, Western Highlands Province.

 A total of 15 softball teams, 5 women's and 10 men's will battle it out for the next three days at the Rabiamul Oval in what promises to be an all action packed weekend for softball fanatics.

Teams participating have come from Port Moresby, Madang and Wewak.

The stakes are high with major sponsor PNG Power supporting the tournament with cash prizes totalling K22, 000.

The main theme of the championships is: Pitch Against Illegal Connections.

Tournament Director, Ralph Tarasomo said the Host Organising Committee have put a lot of effort into preparations for the tournament to ensure it is a success.

"The tournament will feature up and coming talents with a couple of juniors representing their home clubs.

"After the championships, a national men’s team will be announced to represent PNG at the World Softball Series in Canada 2017, " said Tarasomo.

The official opening of the championships  will take place this morning.


Troy Taule