Tamaki Intermediate students represented the school at the Inter Zone - Auckland Softball Championship Tournament in Albany on the 11th of March 2010.
Our first softball game was against Murray’s Bay Intermediate. We arrived late but it was good because Mrs Bailey rang the organisers and told them that we would arrive late. Our score was 10-3.They were quite professional and we were playing on their home ground.
Our second game was against Rose Hill Intermediate. The students of this school had many different skills. They were loud when they were encouraging their pitcher. The score to them was 14-3.
Our third game was against Kowhai. Students of Kowhai Intermediate were an awesome team. Their batting, fielding and passing were excellent and when we went in to bat, Wendy decided to show Her skills and slid to base 3 and scraped her knee, challenged their back stop, changed her mind went back to 3rd base, Selina got to 1st base and Wendy sneaked home to get our only run. It was awesome, and as for our team Berttina and Shadae ran to catch a high ball. Berttina thought she had it, but the ball fell straight into Shadae’s glove. The whole team started screaming. The score was 21-1 to them.
Our last game against Huapai Intermediate, we should’ve won but our concentration was out the door and we were lucky to score 3 runs. The score was 10-3
Our most consistent players were Lana, Kathleen and Pasepa. Good catches from Selina, Lorraine and Elain, well done! It was a great experience for us all. What we learnt from our games is that we need to focus a lot more and be more consistent in our play. Thanks to Mrs Bailey for coaching us and thanks to Miss Roz for umpiring our games.
BY LANA - Room 2