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Hastings Boys' High School has a proud history in New Zealand Secondary School Softball, having won the Senior National title 5 times and coming runners-up in 2017.  Hastings Boys' High School has also won the Junior National title twice, in 2013 and 2015.  Only Mount Albert Grammar, who were the 2017 Senior Champions, have won the Senior National Championship more times with 6 titles.

The school boasts 2 softball teams, 1 Senior/A team and 1 Junior team, both of which are regularly the only Hawke's Bay team competing at either Junior or Senior Nationals year after year.  Therefore, if Softball is your sport then Hastings Boys' is the school for you.  Juniors are years 9 and 10, while the Seniors are open to all students.  The 2017 Senior/A team had 6 juniors in it at Nationals in 2017.

Locally, Hastings Boys' High School teams compete in the club competition only at the  junior level, as the senior players get picked up by clubs to go on and play Senior Men's Softball.  They also further develop their budding skills and careers through better coaching and higher levels of play.  During the season, the team generally train twice a week with a game on the weekend.

The Junior team will compete at the 2017 Junior Nationals to be held in Hastings at Akina Park from November 27-30.  The coach is generally one of the top Senior players and has been managed by Staff member Mr John Mullany since 2010.  In 2015, Hastings Boys' High School won the Junior National title for the second time and the junior coach was current student Liam Udy-Johns.  In 2016 it was Wesley Sinnott and in 2017 the Junior Coach is Ihaka Tangaroa, who represents New Zealand in the Junior Black Sox (NZ Under 23 Softball Team).  Ihaka will also coach the team in 2018.