By Raymond Lee, Team Captain
Last weekend, the boys softball team competed in this year's SEASAC Division 2 softball competition held at the British International School Jakarta.
Our first game against Ruamrudee International School, the tournament favorites was the toughest game we faced. They were a highly skilled and Division-1-ready team who gradually after being held in the early innings quickly pulled away to beat us quite convincingly.
However there were positives for us during that first game which we were able to take into our next game. Forgetting what happened in our first game, we bounced back with a strong win against the Canadian School.
As the first day drew to a close and with fatigue setting in, unfortunately we lost our focus and concentration against GIS, our KL rival and we lost.
As the second day approached, we refreshed our minds and got ready for our first game against ISY. We, unfortunately, did not win against ISY but we were able to get our focus together and get the qualification win we needed against the home school BSJ. This allowed us to qualify for the semi-final. In the semi-final, we played against RIS the number one seed and lost, putting ourselves into the 3rd/4th playoff.
Unluckily we weren't able to get the win over GIS and got the bronze medal. It was however a great experience for such a young team and under the guidance of our coach Mr Bottom, The Alice Smith School has a bright future in softball.
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