Women’s softball in full swing

In the B grade match played on Saturday, Yokomo sent out an early warning, thrashing Wantok 19 points to 5.

The wash out game lasted 5 innings, bringing into full swing the 2017/2018 softball season.

Yokomo will be out to defend their title in the Pom women’s softball competition this weekend.

(2017 Yokomo B grade women – Picture: Aileen Asi)

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.

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.

Yokomo book first spot in grand final

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.

Top five confirmed for finals in POM men’s softball

In the A grade division: 1) Yokomo, 2) Brown Eagles, 3) PNG Power, 4) United Brothers,   5) Defence.

President, Tony Daple said the two last placings in the A grade division were decided on percentages and verified by scorers-Vincent Varuna and Penni Tonga.

He said the B grade division was straight forward.

B grade division: 1) Brown Eagles, 2) United Brothers, 3) Stingerz, 4) PNG Power, 5) Bears.

The finals for both A and B grade will start this Sunday at the Bisini Grounds.

Yokomo sitting on top

The defending champions pushed their way up to 10 competition points after their 11-4 thrashing of Gazelle in the main game of round 7 matches, played over the weekend at the Bisini grounds.

It was Joe Kudada who played a key role in the win, leading Yokomo’s fight back which saw them score nine unanswered runs to leave Gazelle shell-shocked.

The A grade points ladder:

Yokomo (10), United Brothers (8), Defence (7), Brown Eagles (7), Gazelle (6), Saints (6), PNG Power (5), Bears (4), Manolos (3).

Men’s softball comp on two-week break

They are now on a two-week break for the Christmas and New Year period.

The current competition points ladder:

A grade: Yokomo (8), Defence (7), Brown Eagles (7), United Brothers (6), Gazelle (6), PNG Power (5), Saints (4), Manolos (3), Bears (2).

B grade: Brown Eagles (12), United Brothers (8), Yokomo (6), Bears (6), PNG Power (6), Gazelle (6), Stingers (6), Saints (2), Defence (2) Manolos (0).

The competition will resume on January 8, 2017, at the Bisini Grounds.