Team Kirk Freeport made waves by claiming one of last season’s co-ed softball title. So far in 2011 the side is showing their top flight success was no fluke.
Coming into week nine of the Winter Adult Co-ed Softball League, the reigning A league champion were second in the A1 division with just one loss.
Kirk Freeport were only a win behind Home Gas in the competition, which is put on by the Cayman Islands Little League.
On Tuesday the jewellers look to keep shining at the Field of Dreams facility in George Town. They take on division rivals the Post Net Hurricanes on field four. Post Net head into the match a game behind in the standings.
Kirk Freeport meanwhile have a load of athleticism with captain Al Lovinggood, long-time baseball player Jordan Hartmann and multi-sport star Taj Haye. The statistics are also in their favour as they have allowed an A league-low 48 runs.
Outside of the Kirk Freeport-Post Net clash, two other matches are being played. On field three the Deloitte Tigers face PWC B while the PWC Scorpions tangle with The Security Centre.
Deloitte have been impressive as they sit atop the B2 division while PWC B have struggled in the middle of the B1 group.
Their sister team, the Scorpions, have fared worse as they have yet to earn a win in the C1 division while The Security Centre are in tight tussle for the C2 division crown.
The standings for the whole of the league show a pretty balanced competition. Only one league frontrunner has a cushion of two games in the win column over their next division rival.
Every group has at least three teams within shouting distance of the top spot with the A1 division being arguably the most competitive.
Those facts are not lost on little league president Jim Parham, who states the co-ed league is a great outlet for mature players.
“It’s great as it gives the adults a chance to get out there and have fun,” Parham said. “I wish some of the adults in the programme were less competitive. Then again that competitiveness is good to see.
I think people just have to remember it’s a game where you can meet new people and socialize. It’s nice to get residents out together, mixing up the different groups here. It’s a great atmosphere.”