Yokomo book first spot in grand final

Yokomo smashed their way to an 11-4 win over Mariners today to book the first spot in the grand final in the B grade division of the Port Moresby Women’s Softball competition at the Bisini Grounds.

Jennifer Tokome scored Yokomo’s first run courtesy of a hit from Dani Boas to take a 1-0 lead at the top of the first inning in the quarter final.

Mariners hit back at their first turn at bat through a run scored by Celestine Kulutu.

Good batting from the Yokomo girls saw them take push ahead to 5-3 by the bottom of the third inning.

The fourth inning is where Yokomo unleashed their batting power piling on five runs. Mariners managed one run in the same inning, which was also their last. This put the score at 10-4.

Yokomo snuck in another run in the sixth inning, and after holding Mariners scoreless, the game was called off after the mercy rule was applied.

Mariners still have one chance left, and will do battle with United Sisters next weekend to see who will face Yokomo in the grand final.

In the A grade division, United Sisters booked their spot in the grand final after beating Bears 10-4 in the afternoon.

It’s the same for Bears who will lock horns with the winner of the game between Yokomo and Wantoks.

Troy Taule