Conyers top Pony ranks

Conyers continue to top the Pony division in the Cayman Islands Little League 2013 season.

Heading into this week, the squad was 5-0-1 atop the standings, ahead of 3-2-1 Kirk Freeport, 2-2-2 HSBC, 2-2-2 Appleby, 2-4 Coldwell Banker and 1-5 team Logic.

The latest results saw HSBC and Appleby tied at 7-7, Conyers tie Kirk Freeport at 12-all and Coldwell beating Logic 10-3. In a thrilling match-up, Appleby and HSBC slugged their way to seven runs each. HSBC scored three runs in the top of the first but Appleby, playing with just eight players, responded with four runs to get a slim lead.

In the second inning, HSBC pounded the ball with hits all over the field and was able to score four runs with Appleby responding with two runs, making it a 7-6 game at the end of the second. HSBC was held by a strong Appleby defence, who did not allow any more runs.

Neil McComb was the hero for Appleby, driving in the tying run but his attempt to take second led to being tagged and making the game’s third and final out.

HSBC had a good batting day, especially Alejandro Holness, who went two for two with both hits being home runs and four Runs Batted In. Jaeden Pouchie also had a home run and a double.

William Powery and Taylor Bramwell also did well with the bat as Taylor got a hit that scored Jaidaun Narcisse. Defensive outs came from Alejandro at second to Jaeden at first with a great dig out the dirt from Jaeden.

Coldwell Bankers’ latest victory was hard fought as Coldwell’s hitters started out cold after the long holiday. They broke through in the second inning, where they recorded seven of their 10 runs. Leading hitters included Toby Johns, Aiden McAllister and Jadon Jimenez, who went 3-for-3 with two runs scored for the best game of his rookie year.

The defence was led by solid games from star defenders Luke Novak, Immanuel Duran and Aiden McCallister. Special mention for outstanding defensive plays went to Vashti Ebanks and Jadon Jimenez, both with home-run saving efforts.

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