Undefeated Camalote United, Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy and the Esperanza Wolverines all enjoyed big victories when the Miley Garcia Softball Competition continued under the auspices of the Cayo Softball Association at the Joan Garbutt Stadium in Esperanza Village last Sunday, June 9.
Camalote triumphed 15-0 by mercy rule over the Shooting Stars of Las Flores in the first game of the day. Pitcher Francine Salazar struck out six batters and walked one batter, but the rest of the Camalote diamond played such good defense that they allowed the Las Flores women no runs, leaving two runners on base.
The Camalote women collected 18 hits off Guadalupe Chicas’ pitching. Chicas walked one hitter. The Las Flores women also committed five errors, allowing Camalote to lead 5-0 when Frances “Fanny” Coye. Shadine Salazar, Tamira Martinez, Bridgett Fuller and Francine Salazar scored in the bottom of the first inning.
They extended their lead to 9-0 when Shadine, Tamira, Francine and Shandy Casey scored in the bottom of the second inning. The game was called by mercy rule when Shadine, Tamira, Bridgett, Shandy and Molly Coye scored six more runs in the bottom of the third, even though the Camalote women had left six runners on base.
The Grace Kennedy ladies from Roaring Creek also blew away the Capital City Emeralds from Belmopan 12-0 in the second game of the afternoon.
Emeralds collected two hits off Leyandra Guy’s pitching. She also walked one batter, but she struck out six batters. The Emeralds left three runners on base and did not score any runs.
Grace Kennedy collected nine hits off the combined pitching of Dana May King and relief pitcher Paulett Flowers. They also walked six batters. Grace Kennedy led 3-0 when Tanya Davis, Shadalee Ho and Greta Davis scored in the top of the first inning, and they extended their lead to 7-0 when Tanya, Myralee Ho, Shadalee and Lisandra Guy scored in the top of the second inning.
Their lead became an unstoppable 12-0 when Karlee Bradley, Tanya, Shanika Anderson, Lisandra Guy and Kayla Henry pinch-running for Leyandra scored five runs in the top of the third inning, even though they left three runners on base.
The game was called under the mercy rule when the Emeralds scored no runs in the bottom of the third.
The Esperanza Wolverines mauled the Ontario Rebels 6-1 in the third game of the evening. Esperanza’s pitcher Shereeni Soberanis struck out four batters, but the Rebels still collected three hits off Soberanis’ pitching and she walked five batters in the last four innings.
The Wolverines played Excellent defense with Shania Soberanis catching everything hit to left field and Samira Wade snagging everything hit to centerfield. They committed only one error, allowing only Isha Gardiner to score for the Rebels in the fifth inning. The Rebels left six runners on base.
Rebels’ pitcher Kenreen Gillett struck out three batters, but the Wolverines collected nine hits off her pitching and led 2-0 when Shamira “Shampoo” Wade and Patricia Spain scored in the first inning.
Indira Spain, Melinda Blancaneaux, Denise Gordon and Shamira Wade scored four more runs in the third to lead 6-0. They left seven runners on base, but went on to win 6-1 when the Rebels could score no runs in the top of the sixth and seventh innings.
The competition continues when the Las Flores Shooting Stars take on the Capital City Emeralds, and Grace Kennedy challenges the Ontario Rebels in Ontario Village on Sunday, June 16