Scorpions stung to avenge HSBC

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Scorpions fell short of softball excellence with a championship game loss to
team HSBC last Fall. Now the two clubs are set to square off once again.

George Town’s Field of Dreams
facility is the site of the contest tonight Monday 17 January. It takes place
8.15pm on field two and officially marks the start of the 2011 Winter Adult
Co-Ed Softball League, put on by the Cayman Islands Little League.

Scorpions co-captain Johan Bruwer
states the side is eager to avenge their loss last year.

“We’re excited because we’re
starting with a new, fresh bunch of players in a rematch of our last game,”
Bruwer said. “It’ll be an interesting game and it will be an interesting season.
We will have to see if the new faces pull us through. I’m not worried at all.
Everyone has played sports before. As far as our athleticism goes I have no
worries there.”

Interestingly HSBC and unheralded
talent Steve Park did not choose to advance to the B league after beating Tony
Mark and PWC. A promotion to a higher level of competition is usually an option
in local co-ed softball for sides that win their league.

Bruwer, who recently became a
father, states the key to Monday’s contest is performing the basics.

“We want to bat well and do the
basic fielding things good. If we do that the game should be ours. There is a
saying that goes catches win matches and it’s true. If we make the catch when
we need to do so we should win the match.”

The PWC-HSBC contest is one of
three on Monday. Master Batters and A.L. Thompson Drills face off at 8.15pm on
field three in a rematch of last season’s B league title game. The A league
sees the A.L. Thompson Hammers and KPMG A doing battle at 8.15pm on field four.

Matches continue through to this
Thursday; all take place at 8.15pm. Of the three triple-headers coming up a
number of contests are worthy of note. Tuesday features perennial champions
Home Gas taking on a PostNet Hurricanes team that brings a great reputation
from fast-pitch softball. An A league title game rematch between Coors Light
and Kirk Freeport highlights Wednesday’s slate and Thursday sees Andy Armstrong
and the Billy Bones Jager Bombers march into action in an intriguing C league
contest with Electratech Pure Energy.