Cap tip ISC Canada East via Softball New Zealand
NFC 2016. Feb 18-21 from Christchurch
Live streaming this weekend for the @SoftballNZ National Fastpitch Championship. Toronto’s Kyle Linton expected to be centerstage with Auckland.
Editor’s note: Remember to adjust for the time zone. Tomorrow there is today here, so to speak.
More, cap tip ISC Canada East via Softball New Zealand
Auckland wary of Canterbury challenge at softball nationals
By Tony Smith, Stuff.co.nz
Black Sox captain Nathan Nukunuku does a scene-set for the 2016 @NZSoftball National Fastpitch Championship in Christchurch.
Canterbury coach Greg Newton agrees Auckland will be a formidable force with Black Sox utility Thomas Enoka joining Auckland regular Bayley Pearson-Hoani and Canadian Kyle Linton on the pitching mound.
“But Wellington and Hutt Valley, the usual suspects, will be tough too,” Newton said. “We got beaten by North Harbour in the first game last year and Southern Pride have [Black Sox pitcher] Kurt Schollum.
“You can’t relax against any of the teams. You don’t want to be playing catch-up.”
Black Sox captain Nukunuku, who made his national tournament debut “20 years ago when it was in Hawke’s Bay”, believes this week’s edition will be “the most even we’ve seen for a long time”.
“There are a lot of new faces in the tournament itself. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a few upsets.” Click here to read the entire article.