Undefeated Camalote Blazers and Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy enjoyed victories in the semifinals as the Miley Garcia Softball Competition organized by the Cayo Softball Association began at the Denbigh Fuller Stadium in Camalote on Sunday, July 28.
Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy walloped a 14-9 victory over Esperanza Wolverines in the first game of the afternoon.
The Grace Kennedy ladies collected nine hits off Shareenie Soberanis’ pitching; Shareenie also walked 11 batters, but the Roaring Creek ladies left five runners on base.
They led 3-0 in the first inning, but the Wolverines began to catch up as Indira Spain scored in the bottom of the third inning and Patricia Spain scored in the bottom of the fourth.
The Grace Kennedy women hammered out a 8-2 lead when Tanya Davis, Myralee Ho, Stephnaie Francis, scored when Shadalee Ho hit a home run in the top of the fifth inning and Greta Davis also scored.
Marsha “Ninja” Stevens, Eden Gentle, Denise Gordon and Ann Soberanis scored in the bottom of the fifth to trail 6-8. Soberanis gave up no runs in the sixth inning, but Grace Kennedy hammered out six more runs in the top of the seventh inning, as Tanya Davis, Stephanie Francis and Shadalee Ho scored again, followed by Joyce Galvez, Deandra Banner and Lisandra Guy.
The Wolverines collected 11 hits off Leyandra Guy’s pitching and Guy also walked four batters, and the rest of the Grace Kennedy diamond made six errors.
But the Wolverines left nine runners on base, as only Ann Soberanis, Sandra Gentle and Patricia Spain scored in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Wolverines made only one error.
Camalote Blazers continued their unbroken winning streak with a 4-1 victory over the Ontario Rebels in the second game of the day. The Camalote ladies collected six hits off Kenreen Gillett’s pitching and the Rebels made two errors, but Camalote still left five runners on base.
Neither side scored in the first inning, but the Rebels made two errors and Camalote led 4-0 when Bridgett Fuller, Molly Coye, Emogene Coye and Frances Coye scored in the bottom of the second inning.
The Rebels allowed no more runs for the rest of the game. Camalote’s pitcher Francine Salazar had struck out three batters and walked two, allowing only Indira Ireland to score a consolation run for the Rebels in the top of the sixth inning.
The Rebels got two hits off Salazar, but the Camalote diamond committed only one error, forcing the Rebels to leave five runners on base to secure the 4-1 win.
The playoffs continue in Camalote on Sunday, August 4 when the Wolverines face a rematch with Grace Kennedy. The Rebels will challenge Camalote for a berth in the finals.