KPMG A swing for more thrills

Co-ed softball is starting back again. After a one-month break, the Cayman Islands Little League will be putting on another Adult Co-Ed Softball League.

The 2012 fall season officially starts on Monday, 23 July, at the Field of Dreams facility in George Town. Matches will be split up into four divisions: I, II, III and IV.

League coordinator Alan Markoff states an extra focus will be on the most social grouping.

“There are leagues offering four levels of play, from very experienced to novice,” Markoff said. “The D League (division IV) is mainly a recreational league, perfect for company teams as a way of camaraderie-building in a fun and healthy sport.”

Last season’s division IV champions were the Harbour House Marine Whalers, behind the likes of Alfredo Challenger. The Whalers finished last in the regular season at 3-9 but shocked all by upsetting the 4-7-1 PWC Scorpions and G-Force before defeating unbeaten division winners HSBC in the finals.

The majority of winners were underdogs. Starfish Sports overcame a third place 8-4 regular season mark to take down the Deloitte Tigers in the division III final. Doug Harrell, Richard Campbell and KPMG A were fourth at just 5-7 before going on a playoff tear to beat the 6-6 Walkers Warriors, 7-5 Clubhouse Crabbies and 9-3 Coors Light Chuggers in division II.

Home Gas added a 10th title to their trophy case in the top flight. Behind Peter Whittaker and Baron Solomon, Home Gas were regular season winners at 10-2 before beating Simon Rivers and the 5-7 A.L. Thompson’s Hammers, Rob Duty and the 8-4 Island Taste Hot Stuff and Robert Harris’ 9-3 Butterfield Legion of Boom.

Markoff states the fall season should be equally compelling.

“The summer-fall season will run through mid-November. Teams will play mostly night games during the week, but also some weekend day games. This year, teams have an option of playing only weeknight games for an extra fee. Rosters can have up to 30 people and three women must be in the game at all times.

“Co-ed slow pitch softball at the recreation level is very easy to learn and play and it’s one of the few sports where men and women can participate together.”

For more details, e-mail Alan Markoff at [email protected]

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