Scorpions struggle to find previous sting

In sports it is hard for teams to remain competitive after a large turnover in their roster. So far the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scorpions are finding that out first-hand.

Heading into their Thursday 8.15pm showdown with C league rivals the Electra-Tech Pure Energy, the Scorpions have yet to secure a victory. The side is 0-2 and at the bottom of the C1 division of the Winter Adult Co-Ed Softball League. Taking place at the Field of Dreams facility in George Town, the competition is being put on by the Cayman islands Little League. The stats are not encouraging for PWC with the side having scored six runs while surrendering 52 runs.

A big reason for that slide so far is due to the roster. With the exception of captain Johan Bruwer, outfielder Dannel Rahamut and a few others most of the side left to form their own team, the Billy Bones Jager Bombers. Among those starring on that team is Tony Mark, Andy Armstrong and Simon Gill.

Then again PWC as a whole has not started out well in softball. The company’s B team is also 0-2 though the side has scored 22 runs while allowing 31 runs. Captain Brian Rando has stated in the past that the emphasis has been on the playoffs rather than the regular season so time will tell if his troops make noise in the coming months.

Elsewhere in the standings other teams have lost their first two games. From B league stalwarts the Maples Sluggers to A league dynamos the Coors Light Chuggers some clubs have taken longer than others to get going.

Thursday sees a triple-header at 8.15pm to mark the end of the league’s third week of play. Outside of the Scorpions-Pure Energy contest on field two, there is a B league match between Ogiers Bats from Hell and the KPMG Bounty Hunters and an A league contest featuring KM Ltd and the A.L. Thompson Hammers.