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Blues get the blues

Giants Blue’s perfect record in Intercity Premier Two ended on Saturday with an 8-4 loss to Poneke-Kilbirnie [PK] at Hataitai Park.

Giants spokesman Chris Feary said he knew little about the flow of the game, other than PK had the services of a young pitcher who had previously played for Dodgers, and contained the Blues batters well.

Despite the defeat the Blues retain their lead in the championship on run differential from PK.

Giants Red overcame a horror start to eventually beat a game Paremata-Plimmerton 11-5 at South Park and retain their unbeaten record in Intercity Premier Three Softball.

Any complacency in the Reds may have had before the game was soon knocked out of them in the first inning when the visitors posted five unanswered runs.

After that it was all one way traffic as automatic home runs to Gordon Wilmshurst, which brought home two runners, and one to Terry Waitere saw the Reds stroll to what was in the end a comfortable win.

The Giants women moved to the top of the Hutt Valley Premier Three standings with their second win of the season, holding on for a 9-7 defeat of Dodgers Divas at Fraser Park.

The victory was down to a fast start by Giants, who scored six unanswered runs in the first two innings. They then added another three runs before Divas fought back to narrow the gap to two going into the final inning. A regulation three up and three down saw Giants take a well-deserved win.

Destiny Tapara with a .750 batting average, a monster home run and three RBIs was player of the day.

The Giants under-13s continued their promising start to their Hutt Valley competition beating Cardinals, with standout performances by shorts stop Mikey Paku and pitcher Rylan-Lewis Waitere.

Chris Cogdale
Chris Cogdale
Chris “Coggie” Cogdale has extensive knowledge of sport in Wairarapa having covered it for more than 30 years, including radio for 28 years. He has been the sports guru at the Wairarapa Times-Age since 2019.

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