Girls stepping in to the batter’s box

Girls softball in the Cayman Islands is gearing up for a fall season.

The Cayman Islands Little League Association is running a Fall Ball program for its girls softball division starting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Field of Dreams facility. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays until Nov. 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on field one.

Jeremy Rice serves as the division coordinator and said the program is designed for newcomers to the sport.

“The practices will include developing skills, building confidence, working on fitness and making new friends,” Rice said. “Each week, the session will conclude with a fun game.

“All girls ages 11-17 are welcome to attend, even those who may have never played softball before. There is no charge for this program.”

For the spring season, which was part of the association’s 24th campaign of free programs for local kids, Island Cleaners emerged champions after beating regular season winners Greenlight Re in the postseason tournament. Krystal Arch and Samantha Cridland were among the heroines for Island Cleaners while Greenlight relied on Kristi Welds and Emma Conolly.

Two other clubs also competed as Al La Kebab showcased starlets such as Kacie Ramos and Global Captive Management featured talents like Alikie Kandler.