The Cayman Islands Little League Girls Division had another exciting round of games.
Last Wednesday evening, the game on field one was a tight contest between Island Cleaners and Green Light Re-Insurance. Green Light scored a run in the top of the first inning thanks to aggressive base running by Alexis McDonald.
Island Cleaners responded with four runs in the bottom of inning, with Zorie McBean hitting an RBI-single. Green Light tied the game in the third inning as Emma Conolly laced a line drive to right field for an inside the park home run. In the bottom of the third, Island Cleaners threatened with two runners on, two outs and power hitter Krystal Arch up to bat.
Arch blasted the ball to left field, but McDonald made a nice catch to end the inning. With the game tied 4-4 in the fourth inning, Kristie Welds came up with the bases loaded. Welds hit a bases-clearing triple down the left field line to give Green Light the lead for good.
Demi Bush then singled, driving in Welds to make the score 8-4. In the bottom of the inning, Welds closed out the game at pitcher with a perfect inning, giving Green Light a well-earned victory. Samantha Cridland pitched well for Island Cleaners, holding down the big bats of Green Light over the first two innings.
The game on field two involved Al La Kebab and Global Captive Management. After losing one of their top players, Jenneska Johnson, to a shoulder injury as she scored a run in the top of the first inning, the GCM girls rallied together to win one for Jenneska! Every player in the starting lineup scored a run, with big hits coming from the bats of Alikie Kandler, Kayla Whittaker and Astrid Conolly.
Al La Kebab were led by Alisha Forbes, Kenniza Anderson, and Tashaunda Hurlston, who each had two hits. Although they struggled at the start of the game, Al La Kebab played well in the field over the final two innings, with the final result being 14-5 for GCM.
The action continued last Saturday. Fans watching the action on field one were treated to a tight contest between Island Cleaners and Al La Kebab. Island Cleaners had the early lead but Al La Kebab rallied to tie the game late, at 7-7. In the top of the final inning, Jessica Bodden drew a bases loaded walk to give Island Cleaners the lead 8-7.
Al La Kebab pitcher Alisha Forbes managed to get the next out, limiting the damage. In the bottom of the inning, Al La Kebab loaded the bases and Hannah Welcome came to the plate with one out. She lined a base hit into left field, tying the score. Welcome rounded first base, drawing a throw, which allowed the fleet-footed Forbes to sprint home from third, giving Al La Kebab a dramatic victory.
In Saturday’s other game, undefeated Green Light Re-Insurance took on Global Captive Management. Hits by Kristi Welds and Liz Westin gave Green Light the early lead 2-0, with Abigail Onfroy and Emma Conolly scoring the runs. GCM came back strong in bottom of the first, tallying nine runs. Alikie Kandler capped off the scoring in the inning with a grand slam home run to left field.
Kandler pitched four solid innings, scored three runs and made a great play at shortstop to get the final out of the game as GCM were victorious 10-6. Welds and Westin played very well for Al La Kebab and Kayla Whitaker and Erynn Walton were both tremendous in the field for GCM. The two teams are tied for first place with identical 3-1 records.
Another round of games took place on Wednesday. Following the Easter break, the girls will continue games at the Field of Dreams facility through the end of May on Wednesdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 4.30pm.