Cayman Auto sting Extreme team as hurlers speed up

Women’s softball is being dominated by the Cayman Auto Diagnostic Clinic Stingers in the early going.

The outfit’s latest victory was an 11-7 triumph over Team Extreme last Saturday at the Field of Dreams facility. As a result, the reigning national champions are 2-0 in the women’s division of the Cayman Islands Softball Association 2013 fast-pitch league.

The Stingers went the full seven innings after trailing most of the match. Extreme got their scoring done early with three runs in the first inning and four runs in the second off pitcher Rachael Manderson. By comparison, CADC managed only two runs. The champions would break through in the third, with six runs off Breana Wells.

Pitching changes in the later innings would factor into the final score. From the fourth onward, Jessica Pawlik took over for the Stingers and did not allow a run. Carneth Thomas would pitch the fourth through six innings, surrendering three runs.

The Stingers were coming off a 12-2 thrashing of the Caledonian Wildcats in the season opener. Coaches Robbie Cribb Sr. and John Cridland saw many players perform well, such as Lori Moncrieffe, Emma Connolly, Samantha Cridland and Stephanie Watler.

Fast-pitch action is on tap every weekend with the ladies swinging away at the Field of Dreams on Saturdays at 8pm and the men storming the softball field in West Bay (which is located beside the Jimmy Powell Cricket Oval on Dill Lane) on Sundays from 2.30pm.

The male frontrunners in the early going are Jose’s Escape Pirates, affectionately called team Nicaragua by many participants. The Pirates feature the likes of basketball star Sandi Jiminez, Mel Omier and flag footballer Albert Whittaker.

Trailing Jose’s Escape are Donald Watler’s Latinos and reigning two-time champions, the Redimix Patriots. Redimix sport veteran talent like Peter Whittaker, Jayson Gonzalez and Alexis Camacho.

For more information, e-mail league coordinator Marlon Thomas at [email protected]

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