PESHAWAR: Army, Police, Wapda and Balochistan took berth into the semi-finals of the Baseball event of the 31st National Games being played at Mardan Sports Complex on Tuesday. In the first quarter-finals Balochistan defeated Punjab by 6-1 runs while Wapda outclassed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 13-3. The semi-finals will be played today (Wednesday). Squash: Pakistan Wapda, HEC, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab won their matches in Pool (B) in the squash team Championship of 31st National Games being played at Hashim Khan Squash Complex. In pool A, Wapda players defeated their rival without any resistance as Aamir Atlas Khan beaten Mujahid Hussain of Army by 3/0 score 11-5, 11-4, 117- (3/0). Yasir Butt of Wapda defeated Shah Nawaz of Army by 11-6, 11-8, 11-9-(3/0) while Nasir Iqbal beat his rival Raees Khan with score of 11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 119, (3/1). In the second match, which was played between HEC and Sindh won by the HEC, Sheikh Saqib of HEC kicked out Azam Khan of Sindh (Senior) with score 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-1 (3/1), and Azam Khan (Junior) of Sindh beat Tahir Iqbal of HEC by 11-4, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10 (3/1) while Aqib Haneef of Kashif Khan of Sindh by 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 ( 3/1). SAID ALAM KHAN Players of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in third match also succeeded in advancing to next by beating Baluchistan Mahboob of KP beat his rival Murtaza Yousaf by 11-1, 11-13, 15-13 (3/0), Waqas Mahboob of KP defeated of Balochistan Saifullah Kakar with 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 (3/0) and Bilal Zakir of the host province beat the guest player Zainuddin by 11-3, 11-3, 11-6 (3/0). In last matches, Punjab beat PAF, Hamza Bokhari of Punjab defeated Safeer Khan by 11-2, 12-10, 11-13, 9-11, 11-8 (3/2. Farhan Zaman of PAF beat Oragnzeb Mohmand of Punjab 3-11, 14-16, 12-10, 7-11, (3/1) and in last Shoaib Hassan of Punjab beat Naveed Atlas of PAF by 10-12, 13-11, 11-9 and 119, (3/1. Earlier, in Pool A, four Matches of team Championship were played at the same venue while none the winner teams faced any resistance and defeated their rivals easily. Higher Education Commission (HEC) beat Pak Army, Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) defeated Sindh, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) kicked out Punjab while Pakistan Air Force (PAF) beat Balochistan. The first match between HEC and Army was played, in which Sheikh Saqib (HEC) beat Shah Nawaz (Army) after a tough match as the HEC player lost two sets with 8-11, 8-11 but he came in his rhythm and played some wonderful strokes won all the last three sets by 11-2, 11-5, 11-7- 2/3. Aqib Haneef of HEC beat Mujahid Hussain of Army Farhan Mahoob of Wapda defeated Kashif Khan of Sind, score 12-10, 11-4, 11-3-3/0, Yasir Butt (Wapda) beat Azan Khan (Sind) 11-7, 11-6, 11-2- 3/0 while Nasir Iqbal Khan Bangash in a formality match of the winner team kicked out his rival. Players of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) were also dominant the matches as Mansoor Zaman Khan defeated Hamza Bokhari of Punjab facing no resistance score 11-6, 11-8, 11-6-3/0 and in the second match Waqar Mahboob of KP beat Orangzeb of Punjab scored 11-7, 11-8, 119- 3/0 while Waqas Mahboob played a formality match beat Shoaib Hassan by 11-6, 11-8, 11-9- 3/9. In the last team event, no player of Balochistan could face players of PAF as Mohammad Owais, Naveed Atlas Khan and Safeer Khan of PAF won their matches. Score of first match, M Owais outclassed his rival 11-6, 11-7, 11-9-3/0, Naveed's score 11-6, 11-3, 11-7-3/0 while Safeer in a formality match got 11-7, 11-7, 11-7-3/0. Volleyball: In team event, first match was played between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Army, which was by the latter with 25-15, 25-13 and 25-17 points. In the second team event played between Wapda and Navy. The Wapda team played excellent and god applause from the spectators. The Wapda won the match with 19-25,25-23,25-23 and 25-19 points. Today (Wednesday) two semi finals would be played. The first semi final would be between Army and Police and the second Wapda and Baluchistan would face to face.