Port Moresby men’s softball competition

POM men’s softball on break

The last matches in the A and B Grade division (Round 1, Week 3) were played last Sunday.

The 2017/2018 season will resume on January 7, 2018.

The defending champions from last season in the A Grade are PNG Power and United Brothers for B Grade.

Softball pre-season on hold

President Tony Daple explained in an email that this is because the softball carpark will be used for the PNG LNG Kumuls’ two home matches against Ireland and USA on November 5 and 12.

“Our games for this weekend are to be scheduled for the next two Sundays until the games are moved off shore. Sorry for the inconvenience.”

Pre-season matches will resume on November 19.

POM softball starts pre-season games

The pre-season will run for three consecutive weekends at the Bisini Grounds with season proper to begin by mid-November.

President, Tony Daple confirmed there are three new teams that will be playing in the 2017/2018 season.

The teams are- Aviat and Mariners (B Grade division) and Kikila Cats (A Grade division).

The defending champions from last season in the A Grade are PNG Power and United Brothers for B Grade.

Power dethrone Yokomo

The Power boys got off to a perfect start taking a 5-0 lead by the top of the second inning through runs scored by Demas Tovia, Paul Tabete, Daniel Tovia, Eugene Tovue and Edward Sena.

Yokomo registered their first two points in the same inning, firstly through Paul Bogan from a passed ball, and then from David Upaupa who came home from a sacrifice hit from Taki Zale.

Eddie Simba scored PNG Power’s only run in the next inning to make it 6-2.

Men's softball set for finals

In the first elimination final in the A grade division this morning, Brown Eagles disposed of United Brothers, beating them 4-3.

The win set up a date with PNG Power in the main game.

Lifted by their A grade team, Brown Eagles edged out Stingerz 11-10 in the B Grade preliminary final straight after.

Brown Eagles will meet with United Brothers in the grand final.

The A grade preliminary final was a thriller that went right down to the wire that saw PNG Power come out victors over Brown Eagles, beating their brothers from Matupit 5-4.

Yokomo and United Brothers secure grand final spots

In a high scoring encounter this morning, United Brothers held off Brown Eagles to win the B grade division preliminary final 12-10 at the Bisini Grounds.

Stingerz edged out Bears 10-9 in the elimination final that followed straight after.

The win for Stingerz has set up a date with Brown Eagles next weekend.

To the A grade division, defending champions Yokomo fought it out with PNG Power in a highly entertaining match, with the defending champions walking away winners 5-4.

Softball men’s preliminary finals this weekend

There will be two B grade games at 9am and 11am, followed by the A Grade at 1pm and 3pm.

The first final is the one between United Brothers and Brown Eagles with the winner to book the first spot in the grand final.

Next will be the showdown between Stingerz and Bears, the loser will hang up their boots for the season.

PNG Power and Yokomo will fight it out in the final just after lunch to see who will be the first team to secure a grand final spot.

Round one of softball finals completed

In the B grade finals, United Brothers def. Stingerz 4-3 and Bears defeated PNG Power 5-0.

PNG Power have now bowed out of the finals race.

To the A grade division, PNG Power def. Brown Eagles 10-1 while United Brothers def. Defence 7-3.

The Defence boys will now hang up their boots for the season. 

Round one of men’s softball finals this Sunday

At 9am will be the first game that will see Anti-Pest United Brothers take on Stingerz in the B-grade division.

Following after is an A-grade encounter which will be the showdown of the Matupit boys between PNG Power and Brown Eagles.

In the third game, PNG Power will clash with Bears in the other B grade final.

The main game of the day is at 3pm between Anti-Pest United Brothers and Defence which should be a thriller.

All four games (Two A-grade and two B-grade) will be played on diamond one.