A League’s October logjam

Historically local co-ed softball has been tight.

It normally takes until the end of the regular season to see who the contenders are in each division.

The result has been many teams jammed together in the standings well into October and this year looks no different.

Heading into week eight of the 2009 fall adult co-ed softball league each division of the A and B leagues sees top teams with two game leads or less.

Arguably the tightest division has been the breadfruit division of the A league.

Three out of the four teams are tied atop the division.

Granted it is no surprise the action would be tense as the A league sees many squads with more than a handful of skilled players.

In addition the division has been home to perennial A league champions in Home Gas.

However it is astounding to see the division completely up for grabs.

The team who is percentage points atop the division is the Cayman Coolers at 6-2.

Leading the squad has been the veteran trio of Robbie Cribb (who is synonymous with softball and baseball in Cayman), the ever-reliable Rob Duty and the fearless Bill Sullivan.

Key for the team has been its offense which has produced 111 runs (most in the A league).

Right behind them are Jose’s Escape with the same record. Where the team has excelled has been on defense.

Thanks to talented players like Jordan Hartmann and Mark Soto the side has allowed just 67 runs on the season (fewest in the A league).

In the mix are Home Gas who are also 6-2. The combination of Rex and Peter Whittaker has quietly gone about keeping the team among the top sides in co-ed softball.

They have excelled the most on defense with 72 runs allowed (second fewest in the A league).