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Giants pip Tawa in thrilling clash

Chris Feary scored the first of four runs in Giants last turn at bat. PHOTOS/FILE

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CHRIS COGDALE
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Giants scored four runs in their last turn at bat to pip Tawa 6-4 in a thrilling Intercity Premier Three clash at Ngatitoa Domain, Paremata.

After a lethargic batting effort, Giants finally clicked in the top of the seventh inning, to bring home four runs and retain their unbeaten start to the competition.

Renee England pitched a strong game for Giants Blue.

Chris Feary started the momentum, with a safe hit to take him to first base.

Jordan Waitere smashed a powerful ground hit to the fence to bring Feary home, and then scored off a safe hit from Willie Waitere, who also ran home to give Giants the lead.

Nico Broughton completed the scoring, leaving it to veteran pitcher Tony Nixon to close out the victory.

Nixon used all his experience to tie down the Tawa batters and secure a valuable victory.

Feary said the team had a real off day and it wasn’t until their last turn at bat that they managed to generate any momentum.

Meanwhile, strong pitching by Renee England led Giants Blue to a convincing 16-2 win over Hutt Valley Dodgers Divas in their first game back in the Hutt Valley Women’s Major B Championship.

However, play of the day went to Tayler Riwai-Couch, who took a catch in the outfield and then threw to the home plate to run out the runner.

Giants Reds also kicked off their Major B Women’s campaign with a 15-12 win over Wellington Area Sports Club.

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