In the best of three, PNG have won 2 out of 3 games which has secured gold for them. American Samoa settled for silver.PNG scored early in the game and by the bottom of the third inning were up 3-0. PNG’s power batters in Florence Daple and Beverly Pasen kept the scoreboard ticking, bringing runners home.Another slugger in Nadia Bais brought two more runners home through a line drive to bring the score to 7-0.The game was called off at the bottom of the fifth inning after the mercy rule was applied.PNG’s pitcher Juliet Seri was again on target, taking three strike outs for the game. American Samoa’s pitcher Kelly Osterbrink also registered three strike outs.The last game will be played tomorrow at 10am.
Bata’s Memorial Cup has been held in past years in commemoration of the late Alois Bata, a landowner and community leader of Buluma village who passed away in 2008.The games were usually held during the Independence anniversary period but because of the Provincial Games to be held this year it was moved to the New Year period.Sponsored by Andrew Bata, a son of the late Alois, at a total cost of K7000, the prizes were allocated as follows: K2000 cash for 1st placing, K800 for 2nd placing and K500 for the 3rd placing.Teams in this competition are as follows;2 teams from Buvussi, 1 each from Kimbe, Dami, Sarakolok, 4 teams from Buluma village and 3 teams from SBLC Buluma.Original Crews beat other teams in the last tournament for the cup but didn’t make it to the finals this year.