The girls of the Ladyville Technical High School and Nazarene High School and the boys of Anglican Cathedral College and St. John’s College are leading the Belize City high schools softball competition organized by the Central Secondary Schools Sports Association at the Rogers’ Stadium and the Lord’s Bank field on Saturday, February 9.
It was a duel of two high-powered pitchers both of whom have led national teams in Central American competition as the Nazarene High girls walloped the Ladyville Tech girls 7-2 at the Rogers’ Stadium last Friday evening. Ashley Lucas struck out eight batters and scored two runs for Nazarene High while Amber Wade struck out six batters and scored Ladyville Tech’s only two runs.
Lucas also led the Nazarene High girls to their first victory, completely shutting out the girls of Pallotti High School 28-0, as her teammates scored 16 runs in the first inning and 12 more in the second.
Amber Wade led the Ladyville Tech girls in a 16-1 romp over the girls of Maud Williams High School in Lord’s Bank on Saturday. Catcher M. Audinett scored Maud Williams’ only run, while pitcher Ashley Bailey shutout the Ladyville girls in the first inning, but the Ladyville girls scored 10 runs in the second and six more in the third. Wade also led the Ladyville girls to their first win 5-0 over the girls of St. Catherine’s Academy who were forced to forfeit when one of their players had to leave, with Ladyville already leading 8-0 in the first inning.
The girls of Edward P. Yorke High School also enjoyed their second victory 19-0 over the girls of Wesley College last Friday afternoon. Pitcher Miekah Mohammed Ali completely shut out the Wesley girls while her team-mates hit Briana Ara’s pitching for 19 runs. The E.P. Yorke girls also won 7-0 over the Maud Williams girls in their debut match.
Pitcher Briana Meighan led the Wesley College girls to their second win: 20-1 over the girls of St. Catherine’s Academy in Lord’s Bank on Saturday morning, as the Wesley girls hit Jacqueline Alas’ pitching to score 20 runs; only Chelsi Noralez scored for SCA. Meighan had also led the Wesley girls to a 6-4 win over the girls of Anglican Cathedral College, hitting Ashaly Alarcon’s pitching for one run in the first inning, five runs in the third and eight more in the fourth inning, which was not completed.
The boys of Anglican Cathedral College also enjoyed a 12-9 win over Nazarene High School on Saturday. The Nazarene boys had hit Devaugn Zuniga’s pitching to score four runs in the first inning to lead 4-3, but the ACC boys took over the game by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the third to lead 12-8. Anfernee Brooks, Bruce Hilton, Jerry Cassasola and Raheem Brooks each scored two runs for Nazarene, while Rene Flowers led ACC’s attack scoring three runs and Devon Gabourel scored two. Zuniga also led the ACC boys to a 9-7 victory over the Maud Williams’ boys in the first game of the tournament.
The Nazarene boys had done better in their first outing, 35-4 over Wesley College. Pitcher Jerome Carr led the assault striking out six batters to give up only four runs, while Carr, Alejandro Baptist and Winston Dawson each scored four runs, and their teammates Anfernee and Raheem Brooks and Jerry Cassasola scored five runs each. The boys of St. John’s College got an easy bye to their first win 5-0 when the Maud Williams’ boys failed to take the field on Saturday.