Greenlight Re continues to lead the way in the Cayman Islands Little League 2013 Girls Softball Division with a 6-2 record at the halfway mark.
League action last Wednesday saw Island Cleaners defeat Al La Kebab, 10-3. Samantha Cridland pitched three great innings for Island Cleaners until she was relieved by Quianna Bennette in the final inning. Al La Kebab’s Alisha Forbes pitched a scoreless first inning but the Island Cleaners bats came alive during the next two frames.
In the second inning, Tishunda Prendergast led off with a single to ignite the rally. She soon scored and Zorie McBean and Cridland added run-scoring hits later in the inning.
In the next inning, Dru Bodden and Prendergast each had big hits for Island Cleaners to knock in additional runs. LaShae Ebanks showed great bravery for Al La Kebab, re-entering the game after being injured in the throat by a line-drive hit.
The other game on 10 April saw first place Greenlight Re taking on Global Captive Management. Greenlight Re took a 4-2 lead in the first inning, with Alexis McDonald, Abi Onfroy, Emma Conolly and Kristi Welds all scoring runs. Jenneska Johnson and Astrid Conolly scored early runs for GCM and the score remained the same until the final inning.
GCM’s Jada Andrade got on base to start the inning but it looked bleak for her team as Greenlight Re got the next two batters out. The next four batters for GCM got hits, to give GCM a 5-4 lead. Johnson, Astrid Conolly, Alikie Kandler and Erynn Walton all had huge hits with Andrade, Johnson and Conolly scoring the three runs.
Greenlight Re did have one final chance to bat but Kandler retired all three hitters in the inning, completing the improbable victory for GCM.
Games continued last Saturday with Island Cleaners lambasting Global Captive Management by a 30-2 score, the most one-sided result in many years. Janessa Miller led the victors with four runs scored, while Monique Barnett, Bodden, Krystal Arch, Bennette, Prendergast, Ashley Rankine and Jessica Bodden added three runs each.
Samantha Cridland pitched well, keeping the GCM bats silent on the day. Arch made a great catch behind third base, after the ball deflected off the glove of a teammate. Ebonee Walton had the lone highlight for GCM, catching a line drive over her head at second base and turning it into a double play.
In Saturday’s other game, first place Greenlight Re defeated a valiant Al La Kebab team 5-3. Greenlight Re started the game by scoring two runs in the top of first inning due to great base running. Al La Kebab responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning as LaShae Ebanks hit a bases-clearing double.
Green Light came back with two runs in the third to take the lead for good and Kristi Welds kept the Al La Kebab bats quiet for the rest of the game.
The girls continue games at the Field of Dreams through the end of May on Wednesdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 4.30pm. The public is reminded that all Little Leaguers are currently selling tickets for the annual “Continue the Dream” fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday, 1 June. Tickets are $10 and the top prize is $10,000 cash.