Home Gas have arguably been
Cayman’s best softball for over a decade. Recently the side cemented their
dynasty with yet another title.
The propane warriors edged out Kirk
Freeport 15-14 at the Field of Dreams facility in George Town. Put on by the Cayman
Islands Little League, the match served as the A league final for the 2011
Winter Adult Co-ed Softball League.
A number of players played well in
an evenly matched contest. Kirk Freeport saw Al Lovinggood take the mound to
throw a complete game, William Foster carried the offence and Daniel Kirkconnell
produced a number of big hits. Home Gas got a solid pitching effort from Tony
Coe, had dazzling defensive play from Alexis Camacho and the game-winning Run
Batted In from third base star Ryan Ebanks.
For Home Gas it is their eighth
championship in the last 12 years, a record for local co-ed softball. This
year’s honour comes after a surprising 2010 campaign that saw Kirk Freeport
break through for their first A league title. For team captain Peter Whittaker,
who has been on the squad for seven of those triumphs, winning this year was a
form of redemption.
“This is Home Gas’ eighth
championship and I have been with them for about seven years now,” Whittaker
said. “They are a great sponsor and really support the players. Shout out to
“Well as you know,
Kirk Freeport won the title last season, so it was special to meet them in the
finals again this season. It was a well-played game down to the very end. It
feels really good when a game, especially a championship game, has everyone on
the edge of their seats. So we are glad to pull this win out and get a little
bit of revenge at the same time.”