The Black Sox softball team have scored two wins from two games in their latest contests on their Canadian tour.
Once again having to battle heavy rain, the team scored a 10-0 win over the Mississauga Arrows in Ontario in a six innings game with some big hitting from Jereme Raemaki leading the way in the first innings with a line drive over left field. Josh Thomson and Thomas Enkoa also hit home runs assuring the team of scoring throughout the game.
The second game was a four innings contest against the Toronto Gators with the Black Sox winning 4-2. Bayley Hoani produced a solid pitching performance on the mound and was ably supported by Campbell Gibson on debut who struck out seven of the 11 hitters he faced.
There was an impressive start by lead-off hitter, Ben Enoka who sent the ball out of the park at the top of the first inning against the powerful Gators. However Campbell Makea was the pick of the Black Sox hitters with a triple in the second innings and a single in the fourth inning which scored captain, Nathan Nukunuku.
In the fifth innings Thomson hit a massive home run into the trees well beyond the outfield fence which put the result beyond doubt.
The next game for the Black Sox is on Saturday in Ontario.
The tour is part of an extended build up for the team for the 2015 world championships to be held in Canada.