Cayman Islands Little League girls softball featured four intriguing games at the Field of Dreams.
Last Friday, Island Cleaners and Al Le Kebab battled to a 3-3 tie. Quianna Bennette and Samantha Cridland pitched brilliantly for Island Cleaners and their efforts were equalled by Alisha Forbes of Al La Kebab. As a result of great pitching, both teams found runs hard to come by and the game ended in a draw.
The other game on 9 May featured first place Greenlight Re against Global Captive Management. GCM took the early lead on a two-run homer by Kayla Whittaker. Greenlight quickly battled back to even the score, with Alexis McDonald and Kristi Welds scoring first inning runs.
Whittaker and Welds both pitched well, so neither team was able to score in the next three innings, leaving the score 2-2. In the fifth inning, both teams were required to use new pitchers and both offences erupted. GCM scored seven runs, led by Mikayla Hydes, Jada Andrade and Tariah Lemay.
In the bottom of the fifth, Greenlight came back to make the score 9-8. With the bases loaded, Greenlight’s Deandra Bush had an infield single, scoring Abi Onfroy to tie the game. After a poor throw, Liz Westin charged from second base and slid home with the winning run to give Greenlight the 10-9 victory.
Last Saturday, Greenlight continued their hot play with a 3-2 win over Al La Kebab. For the second day in a row, Welds and Forbes were on top form with their pitching. These two teams have played some close games this season, with Greenlight squeaking out victories in the last four contests.
The other game on 10 May resulted in Island Cleaners defeating GCM, 13-6. Tish Prendergast and Zorie McBean scored three runs apiece for the winners, who rallied from an early 5-2 deficit. Alikie Kandler, Erynn Walton and Ebonee Walton each reached base twice for GCM.
Girls softball now focuses on its tournament games on 18 and 25 May, with the all-star game to follow on 29 May.
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. The public’s support allows Little League to remain free for hundreds of children each season.
Tickets are only $10 and the top prize is $10,000 cash. For more information, call 916-5643 or e-mail [email protected]