Our girls aim for the fences

Girls who play softball in the Cayman Islands will storm the field soon.

The girls softball division of the Cayman Islands Little League has been training for a few weeks and will begin a brand new season this Saturday, 3 March at the Field of Dreams.

Four teams of girls (ages 11-17) will compete in the league this season, thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors Digicel, KPMG, Kirk Freeport, and Green Light Reassurance.

Games will take place on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm and Saturdays from 4:30-6pm. The season runs from March through to May. The public is encouraged to come out and cheer for all the players. The concession stand will be open during games, serving a variety of refreshments.

Last year’s competition featured four teams of girls thanks to the sponsorship of Conyers, Esso, Kirk Freeport and First Caribbean International Bank. The girls got to play three practice games, fifteen regular season games, a mini-tournament and three all-star games. Team Esso, behind talents like Samantha Cridland, won the regular league with a 10-5 record and were runners up in the season-ending tournament.

Team FCIB, with starlets like Breana Welds, won the tournament at the end of the season after placing third in the league. Team Kirk Freeport, under the likes of Daneliz Thomas, finished second in the league with an 8-7 record and missed out playing in the tournament finals by just one run. Team Conyers finished fourth in spite of talent like Gillian Hernandez.

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