Year 7 Boys

Our Year 7 team went really well at the South Eastern Zone Softball tournament earlier this week. We came second overall and the boys all played admirably, showing great teamwork and sportsmanship. The games were exciting and fast paced, some high scoring and some very close.

Our final game was 2-0 to Pakuranga. With a strong team and excellent fast-pitcher, they came away with the win.

The boys are excited about playing even better next year as Year 8's as they will be a little wiser and have other strategies in mind to deal with a fast-pitch like that.

Well done boys!

 

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Year 8 Boys

On Tuesday 3rd March, the Year 8 Boys Softball team competed in the South Eastern Zone Softball tournament held at Howick Softball Club.

 

We played 7 games in total, each being 40 minutes long, equaling a total of 4 hours and 40 minutes playing time! We played some amazing games, winning against BBI 7-2 and Sancta Maria 7-5 in the first game.

 

We did lose 3 games - firstly to Farm Cove on a technicality and secondly to Sir Edmund Hillary, due to our inaccurate passing and poor catching. The next game was a tough one against Howick. Their pitcher plays for Auckland and he pitched the ball at around 60 kmph, which is incredibly fast when you're trying to hit it. In the end, it was a 6-0 defeat and definitely not a good penultimate game. However, we were determined to play our last game of the day much better.

 

It came down to playing Sir Edmund Hillary College again. We smashed 15 home runs over the 3 innings, with no runs conceded. A fantastic effort by all our players batting and in the field. The final score was 15-0 and a very good end to the day!

Overall we came third, which was a really good achievement. It was an amazing experience and a fun day out.

 

Thank you Mr Knight for coaching us and thanks to my teammates for being awesome to play alongside.

 

Year 7 & 8 Girls

The Year 7 and Year 8 girls gave it their all at yesterday's SEZ Softball competition in Meadowlands.

 

Considering they only had a few practices, they played well and showed great sportsmanship and resilience in the face of adversity. There were some very skilled teams in the mix. The Y8 girls came 5th out of 10, and the Y7 girls came 10th.

 

We were very pleased with their efforts.