KPMG A look to be Cayman’s next softball dynasty.
The accountants captured their second straight A League championship in the Cayman Islands Little League Association Adult Coed Softball League. KPMG would defeat the Tower Marketing Titans, 13-7, for the 2013 fall crown last week at the Field of Dreams facility in George Town.
By day, Doug Harrell is a certified public accountant and partner at the firm. In the evenings, he is a fierce pitcher and leader on the team. Harrell said he is not focused on thoughts of a dynasty.
“It feels amazing to repeat as champions,” Harrell said. “I am so very proud of the team as they played a nearly flawless game in the championship. What are my thoughts on a second straight title being the start of a new softball dynasty? I am not one to make such brash statements so I am just happy to savor the second consecutive championship at this point. The teams in the league are so evenly matched, any team can win on a given day.”
Contrary to the final score, last Tuesday’s clash was a tight affair. KPMG got out in front early with big hits from the likes of Richard Campbell and Rob Weins. Tower countered with strong throws from pitcher Tony Coe and timely hitting from Ryan Ebanks. It was not until the final two innings did KPMG seal the deal.
The final result is a bit of an upset as Tower Marketing breezed through the regular season with the competition’s best record at 10-2 thanks to a league-high 198 runs scored. The Titans had to work to reach the finals though with a playoff loss to the A.L. Thompson’s Hammers, 16-15, before rebounding to beat the Coors Light Chuggers, 14-3, and get revenge against the Hammers, 17-15. KPMG had the second seed at 8-4 before enjoying a forfeit playoff win over Rhino Rebar and a 15-13 win over the Hammers.
KPMG were not the only champions this season. The B League saw Rackam’s Crabbies scrap and claw their way to a title, beating the Al La Kebab Hitmen, 11-10 and 11-9 in the double-elimination final. Dart won the C League crown by beating the UBS Aces. UBS won game one, 13-2, before Dart claimed the decisive game two victory, 14-6.