Scorpions losing sting

It took seven games for a team to
overcome the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scorpions. Interestingly the side to do it
claims to have hitters from the lake of fire.

Last Thursday PWC suffered their
first loss of the season in the 2010 Fall Co-Ed Softball League. Ogier, who
have a team in the B league called Bats From Hell, took down the Scorpions
13-5.

Put on by the Cayman Islands Little
League Association, the co-ed league sees games throughout the week at the
Field of Dreams facility in George Town. Thursday’s match was one of the
inter-league games on the season schedule where teams from the different
divisions play each other.

For the Scorpions, who are a C
league team, the loss was tough as the side saw a late-rally come up short.
Down by 10 runs in the last inning, Jenn and Tony Mark engineered a furious
two-run rally that ended with great defensive play from Ogier.

With the loss PWC remains first
place in their division while Ogier are within shouting distance of the B2
division frontrunners. Since Tuesday the Cayman Islands were officially under a
tropical storm warning. Weather conditions on Grand Cayman saw heavy rainfall
and flooding. As a precaution all matches this week were cancelled.

In spite of the lay-off Scorpions
captain Simon Gill remains upbeat. He states the recent loss doesn’t damper the
level of success the side has enjoyed so far this season. “After having many
win-less seasons with the Scorpions it makes a refreshing change to have a
start like this,” Gill said. “With half of last season’s team gelling quickly
with the new guys, it has been a real team effort with everyone giving their
all for the cause. Hopefully we can keep this run going all season long.”

For PWC the Bats From Hell are one
of a number B league teams coming up on the schedule. The Scorpions were
scheduled to face the A.L. Thompson Drills on Tuesday and go on to face the
KPMG Bounty Hunters and captain Joanna Mackay on Wednesday 6 October. As co-ed
league coordinator Alan Markoff states the road does not get easier for the
Scorpions.

“The Scorpions had to suffer
through some difficult win-less seasons, but last year they finally learned
they can be competitive in the C league, winning four games,” Markoff said.
“With wins in their first six games, I think the Scorpions have served notice
that they are a force to be reckoned with.

“I think they might even have a
shot at finishing first in the division. Then again it’s hard to say about the
Scorpions because they’re in a league with three new teams which I’m not sure
how strong they are yet. But I’d have to make them the early favourites.

“As a company PWC has been a great
supporter of the co-ed league for many years. It started with the B team and
then they added the C team a few years back. It’s great that despite the kind
of personnel turnover they have, they see the value of giving their employees a
healthy, fun recreational outlet.”

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