As the weather starts to warm, the action in the Girls Division of the 2013 Cayman Islands Little League season is heating up.
Previously winless Island Cleaners recently crushed Global Captive Management, 13-3. Island Cleaners scored in each inning, with six runs in the first and five runs in the fourth. Kianda Parchmont led the way with three runs, while Tishunda Prendergast, Krystal Arch and Samantha Cridland added two runs apiece.
Arch and Cridland were tremendous on the mound, silencing the normally potent Global Captive Management lineup. The defensive play of the night came when Alikie Kandler blasted a ball to the fence in centre field. Dru Bodden of Island Cleaners fired the ball back to the infield and Arch threw a laser to home where Cridland tagged out the sliding Kandler, who was trying for an inside-the-park home run.
Kandler led Global Captive Management with two hits, while shortstop Kayla Whittaker made a great catch on a line drive.
The other game on 27 March saw first place Green Light hold on to defeat Al La Kebab, 8-6. Green Light took an early advantage and led 8-3, a seemingly comfortable margin, going into the last inning. Al Le Kebab had other ideas, though, rallying for three runs in the final frame to make the score 8-6.
With the potential tying runs on base, Green Light regained their composure and pitcher Kristi Welds put an end to the comeback. Kacie Chisholm, Alisha Forbes and LaShae Ebanks scored two runs each for Al La Kebab.
The action continued this past Saturday. Al La Kebab defeated Global Captive Management by forfeit, 7-0, as Global Captive Management only had seven players at game time. The teams decided to play anyway, just for fun and Al La Kebab still won by a 12-10 score.
Global Captive Management took a big lead early, 9-3, with Jenneska Johnson scoring four runs and Alikie Kandler tallying three. Al La Kebab stormed back with nine runs in the final inning, led by a big hit from Tashaunda Hurlston. Kacie Chisholm, Alisha Forbes and LaShae Ebanks led Al La Kebab, scoring two runs each.
In Saturday’s other game, first place Green Light and Island Cleaners played an exciting game on field two at the Field of Dreams facility. Green Light took a 6-1 lead by the second inning and seemingly had the game wrapped up heading into the final frame. Island Cleaners then stormed back with six runs of their own to take a 7-6 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth.
Big hitter Kristi Welds came up for Green Light and hammered the ball to the fence, leading her team to an 8-7 victory.
Green Light Re-Insurance leads the way with a 5-1 record after the first six games of the season. The Global Captive Management team is in second place at 3-3, with Al La Kebab and Island Cleaners in hot pursuit.
The girls continue games at Field of Dreams through the end of May on Wednesdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 4.30pm.