The Cayman Auto Diagnostic Clinic Stingers have one more shot at a repeat softball championship.
The defending national champions will face Cayman National Bank Team Xtreme on Saturday, 20 July, in Game Three of the best-of-three finals for the women’s division of the Cayman Islands Softball Association 2013 fast-pitch league. The Field of Dreams facility in George Town will host the finale at 7.30pm.
CADC forced the decisive match after beating Team Extreme, 14-5, in Game Two on Wednesday night. The match was originally slated for last Saturday but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.
Wednesday’s contest was dominated from the start by the Stingers, who came out eager to show their strength on both sides of the ball. Jessica Pawlik handled the pitching duties with support defensively from the likes of Krystal Arch.
At the plate, the Stingers saw notable at-bats from Emma Conolly, Tamika Ebanks and Lori Moncrieffe. The squad pieced together base hits and Runs Batted In to enjoy a 10-run lead after the third inning.
Most of that scoring came against CNB pitchers Breana Welds and Carneth Thomas, who also split catcher duties. Both ladies had support, especially offensively in the later innings, from Eleanor Berry, Alexandria Terry and Daneliz Thomas.
For the Stingers, the finals have been largely a wake-up call. CADC breezed through the regular season to earn the top seed and a berth in the finals under coaches Robbie Cribb Sr. and John Cridland. With Pawlik absent in Game One of the championship, CNB would win convincingly, 34-20.