A.L. Thompson emerged as a force in co-ed softball last year. Yet the hardware store giants have yet to secure a victory in 2011.
Both the Drills and the Hammers are in action on Friday 28 January at 8.15pm. The clubs take part in the Winter Adult Co-Ed Softball League put on by the Cayman Islands Little League. The Field of Dreams facility in George Town sees the Drills in a B league clash with the BritCay Premiums while the Hammers battle last season’s winners team Kirk Freeport.
The sides are looking to rebound from losing their season openers last Monday. The Master Batters beat the Drills 7-0 while KPMG A clobbered the Hammers 13-8. At this point neither club is worried about their start. Fresh in their minds are the words of Drills captain Earl Smith.
At the end of last season Smith, a former fast-pitch softball player and a current employee at A.L. Thompson, stated that the focus is on doing well over the course of this season.
“Personally I’m looking forward to it,” Smith said. “Even though the competition will be real good I know we’ll be in the playoffs.”
Friday’s matches are the last in week two of the competition. So far a number of sides have started well. Island Taste Hot Stuff have scored the most runs so far with 27 runs, HSBC were not far behind posting 23 runs in a thrashing of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Scorpions and Home Gas’s offence looks good with 17 runs so far.
Matches continue on Sunday with an inter-league match between KPMG A and B league stalwarts the KPMG Bounty Hunters at 10am. The last slate of matches for the month is Monday 31 January at 8.15pm. Harbour House Marina Whalers face The Security Centre, Doghouse Glovernauts take on the Drills and Island Taste Hot Stuff battle KM Ltd.