The Le Bleu Drinkers gave Stingray Construction something to sing the blues about with a 22-3 thump-ing in the first week of co-ed softball action at the Field of Dreams on Sun-day.
Mark Wallace went 3 for 5 with 3 home runs, Stephen Ebanks went 3 for 5 with two home runs and Alan Markoff went 4 for 4 with two home runs and 5 RBI to pace Le Bleu offen-sively.
The Drinkers were led in the field with sparkling shortstop play by William Foster, but it was Pat Haag’s catch in right field that was the play of the game.
‘I had to leave the island for a while after Hurricane Ivan, and I ended up working with a travelling circus is Wisconsin for a month,’ said Haag. ‘It’s helped my defence greatly.’
In hitting three home runs, Wallace showed power he did not display last season, leading team mates to speculate about the type of vitamin sup-plements he took in the off season.
‘My hat size is still the same as last year, you can check it out,’ said Wallace, who extended his season long hitting streak to one game with the homers.
‘You’ve got to start somewhere,’ he said.
The team has a new sponsor this year in Le Bleu, something catcher Laine Smyth said gives the team a competitive edge.
‘People ask why we’re called the Le Bleu Drink-ers,’ she said. ‘We find there’s nothing like a nice cool glass of ultra pure Le Bleu drinking water to get us primed for a game.’
‘As the old saying goes, the proof of the water is in the taste, and I think our results are crystal clear,’ she said.