Little League baseball is back in full swing.
The AA division recently saw its season opening matches. Team Crighton defeated Maples 6-2 while CIBC beat Pizza Hut 6-3 at the Field of Dreams in George Town.
Crighton wasted no time getting on the board as four runs were scored in the top of the first inning off the dangerous bat of Darien “War Tank” Lopez and the skilful base running of Omar Sanchez, Zion Coe and Robert Davis. From there the side had great defensive effort from outfielder Davin Gallagher, first baseman Robert Davis and pitcher Zion Coe, who had multiple strikeouts as he no-hit Maples through the first three innings.
Maples starting pitcher Landon Parsons gave a good effort, working well with catcher Dane Muspratt. Albertini “The Bull” Holness came on in relief. Jesse Jackson had an inside-the-park home run for Maples.
The CIBC “Baseball Crushers” made a winning start to the 2012 baseball season. Starting pitcher Mark “The Kraken” Chow struck out the first two he faced before retiring with a sore arm. Relief pitcher Julian “Bullseye” Menko took over and struck out seven on 41 pitches over 3 and 1/3 innings giving up only one earned run. The fielders were on their toes and key plays were made by Javier Johnson, Geordi Forrester and Jevon Forbes. The CIBC attack featured a home run from Jonah Pierre, a triple from Julian Menko and singles from Everton Allen and Chad Brooks.
Pizza Hut got good pitching from Justin Derrick and inspired defence from infielders like shortstop Mario Ebanks. Offensively, the side had a triple from Adam McWatt and a home run from Miguel Rodriguez.
A pair of games were on Tuesday and matches continue this Saturday, 10 March, at 6.30pm at the Field of Dreams. On field one Maples battle Crighton while Pizza Hut faces CIBC on field two.