Melville Intermediate competed in the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Softball Competition at Resthills Park, Melville. The Girls played Te Awamutu Intermediate first being defeated 6-10, they then defeated Matamata Intermediate 11-6, before in their best game of the tournament defeating Peachgrove Intermediate (the eventual champions) 5-3. A final game against Maeroa Intermediate
would have meant Melville would have made the Semi-Finals.
Unfortunately it was not to be with Maeroa winning 3-5.
The Melville Intermediate Boys team had managed to place 2nd in 2009 and were keen to take a further step forward. They started the competition in dominating fashion defeating Matamata Intermediate 14-4. They then defeated Te Awamutu Intermediate 13-4. The followed this up by defeating Maeroa Intermediate 5-2. Their final pool game was a defeat of Berkley Intermediate 12-1. Their final pool game was against last years finalists, Peachgrove Intermediate this game was tied at 4-4 going into the final innings when Peachgrove won 6-4.
The 2010 Boys Final was a rematch of 2009 and also the final pool game as our Boys played Peachgrove Intermediate yet again. It was a very close affair, as it was only in the final innings that Peachgrove were able to break away and win the competition.
Melville Intermediates School team really put their best effort into the tournament today and had a wonderful time. Their behaviour was exemplary and the boys can be proud of finishing 2nd and the Girls making 3rd place.
We'd also like to extend our warmest congratulations to Peachgrove Intermediate who won both the Boys and the Girls competition for 2010.