Softball’s biggest Government League rivals Computer Services and Immigration Enforcers slug it out again to find Cayman’s supreme team this weekend.
The match at the Field of Dreams on Sunday is the second of a best of three match series. Enforcers won the first comfortably two weeks ago and expect to repeat that. Their 11-7 victory came through some fine performances, especially from home run hero Stafford Millwood.
Enforcers skipper Josen Ebanks said: ‘This is going to be a tight one because they’re bringing in a star player from the fast pitch game and a better pitcher.
‘Our best player Johnny Johnson is out for the rest of the year with a ligament injury so we’re back to square one. At least we don’t have any outsiders. I’m still 100 per cent confident that we can win again and become champions.’
Computer Services were unbeaten throughout the Government League season and admitted to being ill prepared and over confident against Enforcers. With renewed resolve and prison officer Marlon Thomas in their ranks, they too are confident of victory. Star batter Peter Whittaker believes they can turn it around come 3pm Sunday. ‘I hope we can perform better than last time,’ he said. ‘We were actually short of players so this is a combined team with the prison. It should go all the way to the third game. I don’t want to put my foot in my mouth by saying too much but I’m sure we can win.’
Thomas is bound to do well; he’s the player-coach of Jose’s Escape Pirates who have just won the fast pitch championship.
Enforcers manager Mary Malcolm said: ‘We’re trying to bring in another player to replace Johnny but they’re trying to give us a fight about it. We’re planning to finish it on Sunday and then go to do a fundraiser the following week for the Pirates team that’s going to play in a tournament in Nicaragua at the end of the month.’