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Game on .. Zingari Dirty Reds' Lucas Mullings is in the batter's box, Shaun Hewett, of Temuka Magpies, prepares to crouch in the catcher's position, and Ollie Hunter-Brady is umpiring. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Temuka Black Hawks will be wondering what went wrong after they were convincingly beaten 11-0 by Steelers in Friday night’s senior competition.

This now puts three teams, Black Hawks, Steelers and Zingari Dirty Pirates at top of the table with four games left until the end of the round. Each team has recorded one loss.

It was a tight game from both sides, with only one run scored, until the third inning. A three-base hit to Steelers’ Kelly Hamer scored a couple of runs. This was followed by some more good batting by Steelers and they scored seven runs. In the fifth inning, a home run to Chris Cockburn scored a further three runs.

Batter up! .. Koto Bakani, of Zingari Dirty Reds, steps up to the plate. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

For Steelers, Kenny Waller had a great game at catcher and Eric Dick took two impressive catches deep at centre field to prevent Black Hawks scoring.

For Temuka Black Hawks 16-year-old Kiarn Prentice pitched well and Tina Johnston had a good game at third base.

Temuka Magpies struggled against the pitcher-catcher combination of Greg Newton and Lucas Mullings, going down 12-0 to Zingari Dirty Reds. Newton struck out 10 of the 12 batters faced and gave up no hits.

Top batter was Maddie Anglem with two safe hits from three turns at bat. Ollie Hunter-Brady and Newton also batted well. Tane Edwin hit a home run scoring two.

Temuka Magpies pitcher, Ishandeep Thakur, had a good game, testing some of the Zingari batters.

Other scores in the senior competition were:

Celtic Redbacks 16, Zingari Dirty Pirates 6; Celtic Greenbacks 22, Point Geraldine Panthers 9.

Junior Competition

Under 9 Tee-Ball: Bluestone Strikers 20, Temuka Falcons 19; Timaru South Tigers 18, Point Penguins 5.

Under 11 Little League: Geraldine Giraffes 3, Grantlea Downs 2 1: Point Pumas 14, Celtic Greensliders 4.

Junior Softball: Temuka Blue Jays 12, Temuka Cardinals 10; Point/Geraldine 11, Celtic Diamondbacks 7. – Keri Murphy, South Canterbury Softball