Auckland Teams Through to FASTBALL 45® Grand Finals

The West Waves are through to the grand final of the women’s FASTBALL 45® National League with a convincing 9-2 win over the Hutt Valley Kotuku Raiders last night.

A 3 run shot over the left field fence to Tyneesha Houkamau in the second inning, and back to back home runs by Logan Moreland and pitcher Gretchen Aucoin were too much for the Raiders.

The Waves will now await the winner of the Raiders verse Sporting Edge Halswell Hornets at 11am today to see who their opponents will be.

The Central Auckland Bolts have progressed into the men’s final through a hard fought battle over the Wellington Thunder 8-2 in last night’s second game at ELE Stadium, Albany.

A collective batting effort and aggressive base running saw the Bolt’s take the lead late in the game to pip the Thunder.

The Bolts will take on the winner of the Wellington Thunder and ELE Papanui Tigers at 12pm today for the inaugural national league FASTBALL 45® title.

The women’s final is at 1pm followed by the men’s at 2pm.