Global Captive Management sluggers hit optimum standard

Global Captive Management have the momentum in girls softball.

Half way through the girls softball division of the Cayman Islands Little League Association’s 25th season, Global Captive rank first at 3-2. Conyers, Dill and Pearman are just half a game back and HSBC Bank Cayman Ltd. sit only a game out of first.

Global Captive are coming off a 15-4 win over HSBC earlier this month. Global Captive scored runs in all four innings and pitchers Alisha Forbes and Kayla Whittaker were in great form throughout the game. Beth Johnson and Krystal Arch scored four runs apiece for the victors, who were aided by home runs from Astrid Conolly and Forbes.

Arch also contributed to the hitting with a triple during a four-run fourth inning. Alexis McDonald, Emma Conolly and Liz Westin all had powerful hits for HSBC, with Jada Andrade and Rejah Welcome each reaching base twice.

Special mention goes to Global Captive’s Deandra Whiteman, who played an excellent game at catcher in her first try at that position and reached base in all four of her plate appearances.

From there, Conyers would also beat HSBC, 9-4. Conyers scored four runs in the top of the first inning, led by a Daneliz Thomas’s bases-clearing triple. Thomas also pitched a great game, allowing just two runs in her three innings on the mound. Tashaunda Hurlston hit a two-run homer for HSBC in the fourth inning, driving in teammate Liz Westin.

Quianna Bennette of Conyers gave a wonderful effort in scoring a run as she fell down rounding third base but got back up and sprinted home to beat the throw to the plate. Zorie McBean and Abigail Cunningham also had key hits for the winners. Samantha Cridland of HSBC pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

Division games resumed last Saturday and matches will continue through the beginning of June on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. at the Field of Dreams.

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