The Pony division of local Little League wrapped up its regular season in exciting fashion.
In the big match-up, Encompass – who only last week lost their unbeaten record – survived giving up five runs in the first innings to Digicel and fought back to grind out a 6-6 draw.
They finished their campaign on top of the league with seven wins, two ties and one defeat.
With Digicel failing in its bid to inflict back-to-back defeats on Encompass, the pressure was off Greenlight Re. In a thrilling game, they lost narrowly to KPMG, 11-10, as the accountants ended their year with three straight wins.
The KPMG bats were hot in the bottom of the first and there was a three-run homer by rapidly improving Madison Chin, which helped KPMG score the maximum seven runs in the inning.
In the second inning, Greenlight did not hit the ball quite as well as they usually do and there was a runner tagged out at the plate to end the inning with Greenlight trailing 7-6. In the bottom of the second, KPMG loaded the bases and John Paul Miller responded with a grand slam home run to give KPMG the 11-10 lead and the win.
In the third game, CIBC-FCIB put in one of their better hitting performances of the season by scoring eight runs. However, that was not enough to prevent a 9-8 defeat to Burger King. Jacob Kelly-Johnson hit his first home run of the season for the bankers, driving in three runs, but Cameron Bulgin hit a walk-off single to secure the victory for Burger King.
The final standings would see 7-2-1 Encompass, 7-3 Greenlight and 6-2-2 Digicel finish ahead of 4-1-5 KPMG, 3-1-6 Burger King and 0-10 CIBC-FCIB.
Three teams scored over 100 runs (Encompass, Green Light and KPMG).
The Cayman Islands Little League Association, which runs the competition, thanked the sponsors and all volunteers for a great season as the post-season is set to begin.
The knockout portion of the season starts on May 24 with KPMG hosting Burger King while Digicel serves as home team against CIBC-FCIB.