Gazelle power over Wantoks

Gazelle proved too strong for their traditional rivals Wantoks, beating them 6-2 in today’s A grade game of the Port Moresby Women’s Softball competition at the Bisini Grounds.

Gazelle scored the bulk of their runs in the first inning through some good batting that saw Regina Jerry, Matilda Pondriket, Angie Manuai and Sharon Pamel run home to score to lead 4-0.

Wantoks hit back at their second turn of bat in the next inning with two runs, thanks to the batting of Priscilla Samuel who powered a safe hit to the outfield to bring Winnie Parom home safely.

Safe on second base, Samuel stole to third from the next pitch and then eventually snuck home from a pass ball to trail by two runs.

But Gazelle upped the pressure, extending their lead by two runs in the same inning.

Changes in the pitching department for Wantoks in the third inning made a difference with Matilda Moe taking over the duties from Adi Tamti.

No runs were scored from both sides in the third inning.

But the Gazelle pitcher and catcher combination of Natasha Pilak and Pondriket guided their side to victory, ensuring no more runs were conceded.

The game was called off at the top of the fourth inning due to time.

In other results from the morning, the B grade games saw Mariners draw 5-5 with Yokomo, Gazelle def. Wantoks 11-9 and Saints def. Stingers 7-6.

Troy Taule