Crighton edge out Maples

A wet Spring in Cayman has translated to hits pouring out of local Little League.

The AA division of the Cayman Islands Little League recently saw more drama at George Town’s Field of Dreams facility. Crighton Properties would down Maples 9-8 while Pizza Hut hammered CIBC First Caribbean International Bank 11-1.

Landon “Red Machine” Parsons was on fire against Crighton as he batted in six of the eight runs that Maples scored, he also scored twice on RBI hits from Francisco Fuentes who hit for extra bases. Landon not only did a great job with his bat but he was just as good with the gloves. He assisted with two outs including a double play. He is without a doubt Maples player of the game.

Pizza Hut’s teamwork is really starting to pay off. Most of the team’s bats were hot for last Tuesday’s game and Justin Derrick’s two inside-the-park home runs really got things going.

From there, pop-fly catches from Mikhail Taylor and Miguel Rodriguez highlighted a number of solid defensive plays as Pizza Hut stopped CIBC FCIB from getting on the board. Catcher Zach Bodden’s fast throw to Taylor at second base, as well as pitcher Adam McWatt’s chase down at third to prevent a steal at home, also kept CIBC FCIB from advancing.

For CIBC FCIB, Javier Johnson scored a home run, the teams only run of the game. Gio Foster put out three and outfielder RaShawn Powery made a nice catch of a pop fly for another out. Although “The Crushers” continued to swing their bats, base running errors were their downfall this week, as nine batters got on base but only one managed to score as runners were caught stealing all over the place.

It should be noted last Saturday’s games were rained out. Matches continue every Tuesday and Saturday at the Field of Dreams.

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