Pizza Hut are on a hot streak in the AA division of the Cayman Islands Little League.
The squad is coming off a recent 10-1 thrashing of team CIBC First Caribbean. The action was nonstop for Pizza Hut with a lot of clutch hits, stolen bases and some strong defence. Gianno Williams, with a cannon for an arm, threw in from deep right field to short-stop Mikhail Taylor, who then threw to third baseman Agusto Hudgson spoiling a CIBC FCIB triple with a tag out at third.
Player of the game Adam McWatt had a stellar game, hitting a triple and a double, as well as pitching two shut-out innings. The CIBC FCIB bats remained firmly attached to their players’ shoulders as the side went hitless. Both the offence and defence looked lackluster and Pizza Hut took advantage, taking the lead in the first inning and keeping it for the rest of the four-inning game.
After the game, CIBC FCIB coaches encouraged the “Baseball Crushers” to live up to their name and start swinging the bats in their next game versus Maples.
In the other match, Maples downed Crighton 6-5. Maples ace Albertini “The Bull” Holness was back at it again as he struck out eight batters and gave up five runs while pitching his first complete game of the season.
Holness breezed through the first inning, striking out the first two batters and then got help with a great catch from shortstop Aaron Miller for the third out. Maples went into the last inning trailing by five runs when Dane “Scrappy Doo” Muspratt started the rally with a single followed by an inside the park homerun by Albertini. Jessie Jackson got on base on an error, followed by walks from the next six batters as Maples scored six runs in the last inning to win.