The Belize Telemedia softball women walloped the Mirage Lady Rebels 10-1 to win by mercy rule in five innings when the Belize City women’s softball competition continued at the Roger’s Station.
Telemedia scored 10 runs on 11 hits and they led 2-0 when catcher Erlene Belisle and pitcher Mary Flowers scored in the top of the first inning, while they shut out the Rebels in the bottom of the inning.
Rebels’ pitcher Lanisha Jones struck out two batters and gave up no runs in the second inning, but Belisle led the attack with another run in the top of the third, and Ruth Lamb, Martha Rhys, Elaine Humes and Christine Jacobs and followed to lead 7-0 in the third. Flowers, Lamb and Rhys scored three more runs in the top of the fourth to lead 10-0 until pat Thimbrell scored the Rebels’ only consolation run in the bottom of the fourth. The game was called by mercy rule when the Rebels scored no runs in the bottom of the fourth; as even though they got five hits they committed five errors and left runners on base.
It was Telemedia’s second victory as they had also scorched the Belize Bank Blazers 13-4 the week before on Friday, May 10
It was a ripple effect as the Lady Rebels had served up a similar helping of humble pie 10-1 to the Belize Bank Blazers last Wednesday night. Blazers opening pitcher Ortencia Richards gave up no runs in the top of the first inning, while Marsha Wills scored for the Blazers in the bottom of the first.
It proved the Blazers’ only flash in the pan, as Rebels’ Sharette Jones tied the score in the top of the second and the Rebels led 3-1 when Sharette Vernon and Lisa Jones scored in the top of the third.
The Rebels collected eight hits off the combined pitching of Richards, her relief Nicole Arnold and Richards’ daughter Ashley Lucas. The Blazers continued to hemorrhage runs as Vernon, Lisa Jones and Ashanti Anderson scored in the top of the fifth inning. Lanisha Jones struck out seven batters to deny the Blazers any more runs; while Mertell Bailey, Vernon, Lisa Jones and Clarencia Jones scored four more runs in the top of the sixth. The game was called by mercy rule when the Blazers failed to score in the bottom of the sixth. The Blazers had gotten four this off Jones’ pitching but they committed eight errors and left five runners on base.
The Rebels had also outlasted Telemedia 7-5 on Monday evening; leading 2-0 when Bailey and Doreth Young scored in the top of the first inning. Telemdia took over the lead 3-2 m2hen Lydia Cacho. Mary Flowers and Barbara Cadle scored in the bottom of the first.
The Rebels collected eight hits off Flowers’ pitching and soon regained the lead 4-3 2when Vernon and Josephine flower scored in the top of the second and led 6-4 when pat Thimbrell and Anderson scored in the tip of the third, while only Mary Flowers cored for Telemedia in the bottom of the third. Rhys scored Telemedia’s fifth run in the bottom of the fifth as Flowers denied the Rebels any more runs in the next two innings, but Lisa Jonse extended the Rebels’ lead to 7-5 in the top of the seventh inning, while Jones shut out the Telemedia batters in the bottom of the seventh. The Rebels presently lead the competition with three victories as they also spanked the Blazers 9-2 on Wednesday, May 8