27 February 2015 –
Congratulations to Hayley Carter (U17), Tatiana Rouru (U17) and Kaleeya Matai (U19) who have been named in the 2015 NZ Girls Development team. Head Coach Carl Tuinenga’s team will attend the International Friendship Championship in Sydney in July this year. He says that working in conjunction with Coach Gettins and the Junior White Sox programme, has been valuable in identifying players for further development at an international level.
Hayley, Tatiana and Kaleeya have also been named in the Junior White Sox training squad for the 2017 World Championship in Florida. They are joined by Brooke Glassie (U15) and Pearl-Marli Waetford (U17). Coach Gettins says that identifying players as early as possible who have potential to make the final team is a must in the two year World Championship cycle.
Congratulations also to Kalin Felise (U17) and Joseph Kohlhase (Premier Men) on their selection in the wider training squad for the 2016 Junior Mens Championships. A 36 man squad has been identified as part of a wider training group for the 2016 Junior Men’s World Championship in Midland, Michigan, USA. The Temperzone Junior Black Sox management team have named the group in advance of two significant international tournaments this off season. In an unprecedented event, a JBS team will head to Europe to compete in the 2015 European Men’s Super-Cup, August 24-29, in Prague, Czech Republic. The New Zealand Development Team will head to the Friendship Championship in Australia.
22 February 2015 –
Congratulations to coach Venita Hokai, Premier Women’s players Blaire Luna and Tuhi Cooper and Premier Men’s players Heinie Shannon and Matt Oxley for their wins at the National Fastpitch Championship in Hamilton this weekend. Marist had a clean sweep, with both Blaire and Heinie taking out Top Pitcher honours for the tournament. Click here to see the Auckland Softball Facebook page for more
22 February 2015 –
Congratulations to Joshua Leef and Kobe McLean from the Marist U14 boys team who represented Auckland Blue in the Under 13 Battle of the Bridge tournament over the weekend. The tournament consisted of 6 teams, two from Auckland, two from North Harbour and one each from Counties Manukau and Waikato.
Auckland Blue finished the tournament unbeaten. Both Joshua, at short stop, and Kobe, at leftfield, had outstanding performances during the tournament, contributing in the field and with the bat to the 5-2 win in the final against Auckland White. Marist players Elijah Fuamatu, Ethan Shannon and Dylan Tauri represented Auckland White.
4 February 2015 –
Simson Reserve is the place to be this long Waitangi Day weekend. Our 57th Brother Patrick tournament combines with the 14th Doreen Hutchings tournament for a massive weekend of men’s and women’s softball.
Click here for a full draw and head down to support our Premier teams. who have pool games:
Friday3pmvBearsDiamond 1Premier Women
Saturday10:30amvCMSA Roses Diamond 1
Sunday10:30amvRamblersDiamond 2Check out our Facebook page for updates during the weekend.
Brother Patrick was one of the Marist Brothers who promoted softball at Sacred Heart College during and after the Second World War and was one of the major supporters and promoters of the club. Doreen Hutchings was a long-time Marist and Auckland Softball administrator and scorer.
1 February 2015 –
Congratulations to our Premier Women for taking out Otahuhu Softball’s new tournament in memory of passionate women’s softball coach, Wayne Roper. In a tight final against Waitakere Bears, the score was nil-all after 7 innings. One run scored in the tie-break was enough to secure the win. Blaire Luna took out the Best Pitcher award and Mandy Ogle was named MVP. Click here for Waatea News coverage.