Week six of the Cayman Islands Little League Pony Division is in the books.
With only two weeks of the regular season to go, things are heating up as teams jostle for playoff positions. The biggest shock of the week came as the previously undefeated Team HSBC went down 10-5 to the red hot CrossFit Seven Milers, who are now riding a three-game win streak.
The Seven Milers, helped by clutch hitting from Gabriel Fisher and Dre McField, scored four in the first inning to gain the early initiative. The powerful team HSBC would not give up their undefeated status without a fight and solo home runs from Jaeden Pouchie, Arie Ebanks and Nathan Morgan and RBIs from Tristan Hall and Alejandro Holness kept the game close. But the Seven Milers held on with strong defence from Blake Burke and Raina Myles.
Team Logic continued their strong run of form with a 13-6 win over Bodden Beverages. In their strongest offensive outing of the season, Cameron Bennett went three for three and Angelo Forbes staked a claim for hardest hit ball of the Pony season with a frozen rope down the left field line for a no-doubter home run. Adelaide and Liam Walton flashed the gloves in the field with a key force play to keep Bodden Beverages at bay.
Team Al La Kebab enjoyed a close game, coming up just shy in a 4-3 loss to Team Yellow Pages. After clutch hitting from William Dyer and Lamar Dixon in the first, Yellow Pages had a narrow lead going into the third and final inning. Al La Kebab scored three runs on hits from Theo Dawkins and Brandon Bush, who were brought home by a booming two RBI homerun from Amari Howard.
Yellow Pages sealed the win with back-to-back singles from Jake Booker and William Dyer and a walk-off, three-run homer from Luke Novak.
HSBC continue to lead the table, with Vigoro and Logic hot on their heels and the CrossFit Seven Milers pushing hard in fourth. Al La Kebab seem to be playing themselves into form in time for the playoffs and Bodden Beverages and Yellow Pages are a match for anyone on their day. With the regular season steadily winding down, and much to play for, The Field of Dreams is the place to be on Saturdays at 10am for more high quality Pony league baseball.