Softball

Rovers by for women's grand final

The Madang girls were up by five points after their first turn at bat, thanks to some power batting from Eunice Fong and Angelica Takaili.

This forced the Pirates coach to make a change bringing on Vince Tirupia to take over the pitching duties from Lina William.

 Pirates hit back in the same inning with William making up in a big way hitting the first home run for the team, bringing the score to 5-1 after the completion of the first inning.

POM select side for softball championships

Melonas, Meros and Kaks are for the men and POM Gold, POM Black and POM White for women.

They are:

PNG win gold in women’s softball

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.