CSS wins 1st Runner-up in All HK Inter-Secondary Schools Softball Competition



The CSS Softball Team took home our first trophy in December 2018 since it was established in 2017, when we became 1st runner-up in the final of 18-19 All Hong Kong Inter-Secondary Schools Softball Competition on 1 December 2018.


The young CSS Softball team took on the behemoth - the 8-time defending champion HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School. The titleholder won all their matches by a large margin thus far (16 - 9 against Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School, 19 - 9 against La Salle College in the quarterfinal, 16 - 1 against Diocesan Boys' School in the semi-final), while CSS proceeded to the final with a narrow semi-final win of 5-2 against Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School.


The young CSS Softball team took on the behemoth - the 8-time defending champion HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School. The titleholder won all their matches by a large margin thus far (16 - 9 against Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School, 19 - 9 against La Salle College in the quarterfinal, 16 - 1 against Diocesan Boys' School in the semi-final), while CSS proceeded to the final with a narrow semi-final win of 5-2 against Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School.


In the first 2 innings, we faced the ace pitcher of the U18 Hong Kong team and CSS could not break HKBUAS’s line of defence. But with F4 Ja Duncan's solid pitching, our team remained undeterred and limited the defending champion's advance to 3 runs and 1 run by the end of the second innings. 


At the start of the third innings, our captain F4 Bo Bosco made the breakthrough. He got used to the pitching speed, made 10 consecutive cutting swings, disrupted HKBUAS' pitching rhythm and got a walk to the base. Taking their chances, the rest of the CSS team swiftly followed and scored run after run. The excitement continued down to the last moment. In a two-out, bases-loaded play, our 9th batter F4 Bo Eric hit a 2-run RBI single, finishing our attacking phrase with a lead of 5-4. 


But likewise, after pitching for nearly an hour and a half under the scorching sun, our pitcher was worn out. As HKBUAS secured 5 more runs and with match time running out, we finally closed the game with a score of 5 - 12, achieving a very worthy 1st runner-up place in the competition, having given the champions their toughest match of the season. A great achievement and warmest congratulations to the team coaches Mr Benny Wu, Mr Kevin Chu and Mr Robin Ip and the players:


Our regular team:

F4 Ja

Irawan Lok Hang Duncan (V. Capt)

Pitcher


F4 Bo

Ko Yi Ting Bosco (Capt)

Catcher


F4 Ja

Ho Chung Lai Kenneth (Capt)

First baseman


F4 Ja

Leung Man Pok Christopher

Second baseman


F4 Ca

Chan Chun Wing William

Third baseman


F4 Ja

Wong Jun Yu Maximus

Shortstop


F4 Ca

Leung Kwok Hang Lucas

Left fielder


F4 Ju

Ho Yik Hang Matthew

Right fielder


F4 Ba

Chung Yat Robin

Centre fielder


F4 Ca

Ng Wai Yui Regan

Designate hitter


Reserves:

F3 Bo

Sung Jeffrey Chung Yin (V. Capt)


F3 Ba

Lui Ho Fung Adrian


F4 Bo

Xu Jie Xi Tom


F4 Bo

Lai Shing Hei Eric


F2 Ja

Chu Ka Wah Michael


F3 Ju

Chow Ching Ho Ronald


Team Managers:

F2 De

Chan Yee Lam Shirley


F2 De

Chan Sharon

3 Pung Loi Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

2701 3277

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