KPMG look set to grab bounty

One
of the more colourful team names in co-ed softball belongs to the KPMG Bounty
Hunters. What the team lacks in long-haired blondes and heavily tattooed dudes
is made up for with their menacing play on the field.

During
their tenure in the sport, the Bounty Hunters have consistently been one of the
better teams. The squad has been especially good the last four seasons. In this
year’s spring session KPMG placed second in the B2 division at 7-5 and were
knocked out late in the playoffs. In the 2009 Fall season the side were second
in the B2 division at 9-3 behind Julius Baer, who would knock them out in the
semi-finals. The 2009 Spring season saw the club place third in its division.

So far this season the team sits
second in the B2 division, a game behind a Deloitte team that has scored the
most runs in all of co-ed softball (74). Much of that success has come under
the guidance of team captain Joanna Mackay.

Mackay, 27, has only been on the
Bounty Hunters side since the start of the year. The Brit states the team
excels due to a mix of novice and more experienced players.

“I play wherever I’m needed and
this is my second season in co-ed softball,” Mackay said. “On a whole our
playing style varies from player to player – everyone plays and is involved. We
have ageing veterans and people new to the game. Guys like Odie and Alex
Makrygiannis and Blake Schneider are stand-outs on the team but there are loads
more.”

KPMG are in action on Tuesday 14
September at the Field of Dreams facility in George Town. At 7.45pm the Bounty
Hunters battle league rivals PWC B on field three. After a fast start to the
season PWC have come down to earth and are looking to rebound from a two-game
losing streak.

Mackay
is not worried about Tuesday’s match. She states her focus is on having fun.

“We like
playing everyone – the laid back teams like us are best. I’m out there to meet
new people, socialise and have fun. KPMG provide funding for the team and
because of them we can go out there and collect some bounty.”

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