Sox Nation News
news-strip1(copy) 17 April 
Tournament part of prep for World Champs 
This weekend’s Southern Cross Softball Challenge in Christchurch is a tournament with special significance as two national sides prepare for their respective world championships.
news-strip1(copy) 17 April 
Pitching setback ahead for White Sox hit-out 
White Sox pitcher Michal Tangaroa has had to pull out of the Southern Cross Challenge softball tournament in Christchurch this weekend after hurting her back at training.
news-strip1(copy) 10 April
Black Sox name two new caps for tour
Auckland pitcher Bayley Hoani and Canterbury infielder Josh Harbrow are the two new caps named for the Black Sox softball team's Canadian tour.
news-strip1(copy) 31 March
Sorenson: Black Sox on the brink of new era
New coach Mark Sorenson believes the Black Sox could be on the brink of an exciting new era after the world champions' test softball series win over arch-rivals Australia.
news-strip1(copy) 31 March
Brother pitches in to aid NZ win 
The Black Sox could have a new generation of pitching talent on their hands after some promising performances on the mound during the 2-1 series win over Australia.
news-strip1(copy) 29 March 
Black Sox Win to seal three-game Aussie Series

The world champion Black Sox have clinched the three-test softball series against Australia after a three-run home run by outfielder Campbell Makea. New Zealand followed up last night's 3-2 first test win with a 7-3 victory at Auckland's Rosedale Park this afternoon.

28 March
Mark Sorenson was a prominent figure in the Black Sox for more than two decades, and now he's back in the team in a whole new role as coach.
news-strip1(copy) 23 March
Best friends named for White Sox
Aranui High School's diamond duo Mikayla Werahiko and Cassie Siataga have been ball-playing buddies for more than a decade - and now they're going to a women's world softball championships together.
‘This is what I’m used to, I love being back here,’’ he said.
The Porirua softballer was the talk of the town and his sport.
Te Wera(copy)
16 March
White Sox World Championship named
The NZ Women’s White Sox team for the upcoming World Championships in July in the Netherlands has been named below. We congratulate all the players who made the team and wish them well in their preparation.
NZ White Sox Team for the ISF Women’s World Championships 2014
15 – 24 August 2014 in Haarlem, Netherlands

Andrews, Lara USA
Bromhead, Kyla Auckland
Bromhead, Rebecca Auckland
Cooper, Ellie USA
Farrell, Megan Auckland
Feret, Jennifer* Auckland
Ferriso, Danica Hutt Valley
Gettins, Courtney Hawkes Bay
Gettins, Melanie Hawkes Bay
Houkamau, Tyneesha USA
Matautia, Te Reo Powhiri USA
Nukunuku, Katrina Auckland
Siataga, Cassie Canterbury
Stewart, Taylor-Paige USA
Tangaroa, Michal Auckland
Webber, Stacey Australia
Werahiko, Mikayla Canterbury
Non Travelling Reserves
Avery, Kingsley USA
Bromhead, Tegan Auckland
Hearne, Shannon Australia
Hoani, Krysta USA
Stavert, Beth Auckland
Van Molendorff, Ancelle Auckland
Wills, Gillian Auckland
* Subject to citizenship
news-strip1(copy) 16 February
NZ Girls Development Team Named
The NZ Girls Development Team to attend the International Friendship Games in Sydney in July 2014 has been named, we congratulate all those that have been selected - Aizaya Anderson, Taylah McDonald (Hutt Valley), Chelsea Brunner, Lisei Leáupepe, Marcelle Parkes, Wanaka Noanoa (Wellington), Jaimee-Anne Dick, Nik-Cole Paea, Makayla Mave, Tyler Morrison, Aíeesha Setefano (Auckland), Shinae Hearne (W.A, Australia), Teegan Irving (Qld, Australia), Lucy McIntyre (Southland), Sharnaee Walsh (Canterbury)

The "Sport of Champions"
The Sport of Champions video highlights the strengths of previous World Series winning teams and the difficulties they overcame to be victorious. The video covers off 8 world titles in total featuring World Champion coaches and captains; Dave Sorenson -- 1976, Lower Hutt, New Zealand; Naomi Shaw -- 1982, Taiwan; Mike Walsh -- 1984, USA, Dale Eager -- 1985, Canada / 1989, USA; Mike Walsh -- 1996, USA; Don Tricker -- 2000, South Africa / 2004, Christchurch, New Zealand - Click here.

Domestic News & Info
news-strip1(copy) 28 March
Temperzone New Zealand Junior Black Sox
SNZ welcomes Temperzone on board as the official naming rights partner of the New Zealand Junior Black Sox. Temperzone are proud to support the Junior Black Sox and their campaign towards the World Championships this July in White Horse, Canada. We look forward to working with Temperzone and are gratefully appreciative of their support towards our game.
Temperzone products are renowned for their durability and reliability. The temperzone brand is synonymous with quality engineering and local knowledge.

Over a period of 50 years temperzone has established itself as a leading supplier and exporter of air conditioning equipment. Temperzone has a comprehensive network of offices, warehouses and distributors which provide local support and representation in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and China. www.temperzone.co.nz
news-strip1(copy) 19 March
Gettins leads Dodgers to historic title win
Hawke's Bay's New Zealand White Sox softball catcher Melanie Gettins has done it again...more
news-strip1(copy) Men's and Women's Open Clubs
  16 March
Mt Albert Ramblers and HB Dodgers take national titles

15 March
Cannonball pitcher puts heat on for Dodgers (Men's)

13 March
Dodgers scalp at women's softball champs
Powerhouse casualties at club softball champs (Men's)

Footage courtesy of John McNicholas
news-strip1(copy) 7 December
SNZ welcomes EBOS SPORTS on board as our official sports medical partner. We look forward to working with EBOS SPORTS and are appreciative of their support towards our game.
EBOS Healthcare is a proudly New Zealand owned business which distributes the widest range of medical, healthcare and daily consumable products in New Zealand.  
EBOS Sport was developed with the training needs and general health of our top New Zealand Athletes in mind.  EBOS Sport has a large selection of products and stocks brands such as Nature's Kiss Anti-Flamme, Deep Heat, ICE, d3, IsoWhey & BioCeuticals.



17 March
White Sox outfielder claims pro softball place

White Sox softballer Lara Andrews is set to become the first New Zealander to play in the American Pro Fastpitch League... more



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