The girls of Buttonwood Bay Nazarene School won 11-5 over the Unity Presbyterian School girls in the championship finals of the Belize City Primary Schools Softball Competition at the M.C.C. grounds on Friday, June 1.
Buttonwood girls outlasted the Unity Presbyterian School girls 11-5. Unity’s pitcher, Ashanti Carr scored a run off D’Andra McFadzean’s pitching in the top of the first inning, but the Buttonwood girls soon overtook Unity 4-1 when Almira Augustine, Ishelle and Kiara Magandi and Monique Mortis scored four runs in the bottom of the first.
McFadzean allowed the Unity girls no runs in the top of the second, while Almira, Kayla Flowers and Shenelle Magandi extended the
ir lead to 7-1 in the bottom of the second.
Kareema Theus, Ashanti Carr and Shenell Bowen scored three more runs for Unity in the top of the third, but they trailed 3-9 when Monique Mortis and Shenelle Smith scored in the bottom of the third.
The Buttonwood girls also outlasted the girls of Salvation Army School 12-11 in the semifinals on Thursday at Rogers Stadium. Salvation Army led 5-2 when Carla Lopez, Shanell Rowland, Olga Nolberto, Thalia Buddan and Jarema Pollard scored in the top of the first, while only Kayla Flowers and Ishelle scored for Buttonwood in the bottom of the first.
The Salvation Army girls extended their lead to 11-2 when Shakeria St. Clare, Rowland, Buddan, Pollard, Britney Meighan and Bri
ana Augustine scored six more runs in the top of the second inning.
But Buttonwood girls moved on to the finals by a 12-11 win when they scored 10 runs in the bottom of the second, with Almira and Janelli Flowers rounding the bases twice, while Kayla, Ishelle, Kiara, D’Andra, Monique and Shenell scored once.
Unity girls have also qualified to the finals by a 10-9 win to eliminate the girls of Wesley Upper School in the semifinals. The Unity girl scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning, with Kareema Theus, Carla Guerra and Ashanti Carr rounding the bases twice, while Ashonti Carr, Angelita Hernandez, Blanca Silva and Shenell Bowen scored once.
The Wesley Upper girls fell short by one run as Britney Nunez and Kimera Bustamante also rounded the bases twice in the bottom of the first, while pitcher Shandy Vernon, who had struck out two batters also scored as did Ernice Savery, Zhana Michel, Danika Meighan, and Francine Garcia.
Both the city champions and the sub-champions will challenge the best from Belize Rural in the Belize District Finals scheduled for Thursday, June 7 at the Rogers Stadium.