Strong plate discipline, aggressive base-running and tight defense proved to be the keys for Hwa Chong Institution's 13-3 win over National Junior College in the National A Division Boys' Softball 3rd/4th placing match.
An impressive pitching performance by Raffles Institution captain Shawn Yip (RI #1) led his team to a 6-0 victory over Eunoia Junior College in the A Division boys’ softball final. Recording 13 strikeouts on the day, his performance, complemented by strong teamwork in defense, proved sufficient for the Rafflesians to claim their first title since 2017.
National A Div Softball Final (Girls): Rafflesians come back to beat HCI 2-1 in extra innings tie-breaker for first title in decade
In a stunning season-long comeback, Raffles Institution overcame the odds to emerge the A Division girls' softball champions, defeating Hwa Chong Institution 2-1 after an extra sixth inning to win the championship for the first time since 2012. RI previously lost to HCI in the group stage via mercy rule, with a 0-10 scoreline.
River Valley High School, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — Though Hwa Chong’s fielders made commendable efforts in their defence, Raffles Institution’s stellar batting and tight fielding performance shined through in the 3rd/4th placing match.
Raffles Institution, Friday, May 11, 2018 — In a game dominated by two equally formidable pitchers, one run was all that made the difference, propelling Hwa Chong to the finals. ACS(I) finishes their season in 3rd place.
A Division Softball (Girls): River Valley scores close 16-14 win over Dunman High to record first victory of season
River Valley High School, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — While both teams showed strength in batting, their defence paled in comparison throughout the game. Ultimately, River Valley High School narrowly beat Dunman High School to take their first win of the season.
Story and Photos by REDintern Pang Chin Yee. Hwa [...]
A game between two well-matched teams ended with RI beating out reigning champions Catholic High School 6-4 and claiming the national championship title.