Posted 01 June 2013 22:59


By Martin Cheruiyot, 01st June 2013

The Nairobi Metropolitan Softball league kicked off on Saturday 1st June 2013 at the Multimedia University of Kenya grounds.

The Host team “MMU Stormers” were not on their level best but still managed to beat their neighboring opponents and the current title holder African Nazarene University’s “crusaders “ 25 runs to 9 .The Stormers started the first inning impressively snatching 14 runs thanks to solo runs by their key men Martin, Isaac and Wilfred .

The crusaders did however not manage to get any run in the first inning. The Second inning saw The crusaders try to mount a comeback snatching 9 runs in the process but their efforts didn’t match The Stormers who wrapped up the game by making a massive 25 runs. According to Stormers Captain Titus, the team was satisfied with the huge win in their first league match but were disappointed though to have let in 9 runs. In other games The Knights Softball club played JKUAT Main in thrilling match which saw Knights team thrash JKUAT Main Campus 9 runs to 5 .

The knights playing one man less put in an impressive performance against their opponents thanks to the experience the players boast. In the last match of the day MMU ladies Took on JKUAT main ladies in lackluster match that saw JKUAT emerge victorious against the host; MMU ladies, by 7 runs to 2. Two Matches are also scheduled to take place on Sunday 2nd June 2013. The RYDERZ softball Club is set to face the 2012 Nairobi Metropolitan League winners;The Crusaders of Africa Nazarene University from 10.00 am.

The Ryderz comprising of most of Jomo Kenyatta Unuversity of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Alumni look forward to start their campaign on a high note by Beating the Crusaders . In the other Matches of the day MMU ladies is also set to face The knights ladies at 2.00 pm. Both matches will take place at MMU Grounds.