Thursday 27 June 2019

Local Fastball teams battle New Zealand in Wadena

200+ fans enjoys some International Fastball in Wadena on Wednesday with the New Zealand Just Softball International Softball Academy visiting.

 The Junior Royals gave the New Zealand visitors a battle with a 2 run game through 4 innings but the Kiwi’s bats took them over the top with a 8-2 win.

In game 2 the Rosebud Royals started Nathen Pomedli, who is also a u19 aged player.  The Royals got a 2-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings with New Zealand answering back in the bottom of 2 with 1.  The pitches shut the door including a save by Royals Ace James Holowaty.

The local fans raved about the exciting ball in featured in both games.  New Zealand was once again impressed with the small town hospitality with the Wadena Bakery donating 24 of their infamous Boston Creams for the visitors, Locals stepping up with Meals for the team and billeting their houses out to the players.  The New Zealand ISA and Wadena are in talks for a return tour in 2020 for the Rosebud Royals 50th Anniversary year.

New Zealand will enjoy home cooked breakfasts front their billets followed by some floor hockey against the Juniors Royals before hopping on the bus to Prince Albert for games Thursday.


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