Posted 25 June 2013 9:25

By Martin Cheruiyot

African Nazarene’s ladies softball team “the crusaders “continued with
their resurgence  in the ongoing Metropolitan Softball league after by
Beating league newcomers Kenyatta University by 7 runs to 3 .The
crusaders under the watch of their coach Anyanzwa  capitalized on
their opponents poor pitching to become eventual  victors ,the win
ensured   the crusaders still have  a chance to claim the league.

In Other Matches played at Kenyatta   MMU Women’s team “Ladies
Stormers “ beat Reigning league champions USIU phoenixes  by 12 runs
to 5 in a thrilling encounter while Kenyatta University  men’s team
lost to JKUAT Karen by 11 runs to 14 .MMU Stormers won 15 -2 against
USIU men .


 On Sunday, title favorites Knights club thrashed Kenyatta University
by 17 runs to 3 at Kenyatta university grounds.The Knights team
outplayed their opponents in all the four innings played to claim the
victory and  according to one of Knights players ,Kenyatta University
were lucky not concede more runs .In the second match of the day MMU
ladies team ” ladies Stormers “ faced Kenyatta Universities ladies
team in a thrilling encounter which ended in 4-3 score in favour on
the Rongai Based MMU.

The last Match of the day was contested between   MMU men’s team “
Stormers” and  The Knights club in what was termed as the league
decider .By sheer coincidence it was a match between two strong teams
in the metropolitan league and the two  teams were close enough on
points for the match to act as a decider for the Metropolitan title
.The knights’ team needed just a win to  temporarily claim the title and so was the
stormers .

Despite impressive performance by the Stormers team, The knights
softball club won the match by 16 runs to 14 giving them the first
silverware since the club was formed in 2012 .

The league takes a short break to give room for The Ryderz Inaugural softball Tournament scheduled for the 29th and 30th June 2013 at JKUAT Main Campus Juja.

The Metropolitan league activities will resume on 6th June 2013 at Africa Nazarene University Main campus in Rongai.