Little League sluggers are seeing their fair share of drama these days.
Week four of the Cayman Islands Little League Pony division took place on Saturday at the Field of Dreams facility in George Town. Late inning drama had a dramatic effect on the league table at the top and the bottom.
A titanic battle of the division’s only two undefeated teams took place between HSBC and Team Vigoro. Tight defence and clutch hitting from Darwin Jiminez left Vigoro with a 3-2 lead going into the last inning. With two runners on base and two out in the top of the third, HSBC rifled a home run down the third base line to seal a stunning 6-3 victory in walk-off fashion. As a result, HSBC earned themselves the top spot, largely thanks to Arie Ebanks and Jomo Fearon, who shared man of the match honours.
Run-scoring machine the Crossfit 7 Milers racked up seven runs going into the last inning of their mid-table clash with Team Logic. But Logic had Andon Hislop to thank for crushing a home run in an amazing seven-run effort in the top of the third inning to move closer to the top of the table. Meanwhile Crossfit, who again had outstanding offensive performances from the likes of David Harris and Raina Myles, will be looking to work on their defence this week.
Team Yellow Pages spent their bye week last week licking their wounds after a tough loss to HSBC in week two. However Leymar McLean’s first inning home run settled their nerves and the new found confidence quickly spread through the team, who claimed their first victory of the season thanks to a 11-3 thrashing of Bodden Beverages.
Bodden Beverages started brightly, with Gerson Henriguez’s three-run double giving them an early lead. But Team Yellow Pages showed their class in the field to shut them down late in the game.
Going into week five, which takes place this Saturday at 10am on the Field of Dreams, HSBC lead the table while Al La Kebab will be coming off their bye looking for their first win this season after some tough performances. Much is left to play for in a highly competitive 2012 Pony division.