NZSS Junior Baseball Champions, again!

23 Nov 2017

Botany Downs Secondary College retained the NZSS Junior Baseball title with a fantastic 12-2 win over One Tree Hill! Brent Mouat and Taylor Irwin were named in the Tournament team. Tui Amosa received Best Batter, and Taylor Irwin received Best Pitcher and MVP for the Tournament. Congratulations to the team, Coach Mark Irwin, and Manager Miss De Brouwer.

The New Zealand Secondary School Junior Baseball Championships were held this week at Lloyd Elsmore Park.

In the final, One Tree Hill College made things interesting early on by scoring first and playing great defence, but Botany Downs Secondary College proved to be too strong as they came back and won 12-2 to claim their second consecutive championship.

Taylor Irwin pitched three innings and gave up 1 run on 3 hits to go with 9 strikeouts to earn top pitcher and MVP honours and Ryan Houghton had a triple and 3 RBI in their victory.

Auckland Grammar School claimed 3rd place by defeating Glendowie College 11-1.

Final: Botany Downs 12, One Tree Hill 2
3rd/4th: Auckland Grammar 11, Glendowie 1

Top Batter: Tui Amosa, Botany Downs Secondary College
Top Pitcher: Taylor Irwin, Botany Downs Secondary College
MVP: Taylor Irwin, Botany Downs Secondary College

All-tournament team:

  • Taylor Irwin, Botany Downs Secondary College
  • Brent Mouatt, Botany Downs Secondary College
  • Oliver Collier, Auckland Grammar School
  • Matt Sinclair, Auckland Grammar School
  • Daiki Shinomiya, One Tree Hill College
  • Roy Rogers, One Tree Hill College
  • Salaman Farhat, Glendowie College (absent)
  • Hayden Crocker, Glendowie College (absent)

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