Karachi, November 2 (PPI): Army defeated Wapda convincingly by an inning and five runs in the summit clash to clinch 14th National Women Softball Championship title at Government Degree Girls College in Quetta.
Balochistan Softball Association (BSA) organized the championship in collaboration with Sotball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) and Balochistan Sports Board (BSB).
Army dominated the final match in the beginning but Wapda made some good efforts to make a come. Wapda scored four runs in its four innings with Rabia, Iqra, Sana and Ume Hani scoring one run each.
Army scored nine runs in its six innings to come out of the field after annexing national championship title to their belt. Alia Saif and Fariha Nayab scored two runs each. Atia Ishaq, Irun Khald, Humaira Khan, Rashida Parveen and Zahida Ghauri scored one run each. Army’s pitcher Sadia Bibi and catcher Sadia Begum also played well for the winners.
Meanwhile, Punjab team claimed bronze medal. Punjab team’s Raheela Ilyas was also adjudged best player of the tournament.
Former Senator Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani was the chief guest during the prize distribution ceremony. Director General BSB Ali Gul Kurd, Director Sports Ghafoor Baloch, SFP President Haider Lehri, SFP Secretary Asif Azeem, SFP Vice President Zeeshan Merchant, BSA Secretary Naseem Khan and Balochistan Athletics Association (BAA) Secretary Qaiser Mehmood were also present on the occasion.
In the end, Raisani distributed medals, shields, souvenirs and trophies among players.