The boys of Nazarene High School are leading the Belize City High Schools Softball playoffs organized by the Central Secondary Schools Sports Association, which began at the Rogers’ Stadium on Monday, March 4.
Jerome Carr led the Nazarene boys to a 12-10 win over their arch rivals, the boys of Anglican Cathedral College on Monday. Only Bruce Hilton scored for Nazarene in the top of the first, and ACC led 4-1 when Dominique Gabourel, Barrington Wade, Ramsey Trumbach and Jaime Pook scored in the bottom of the first for Anglican Cathedral College.
Carr struck out three batters to give up no more runs in the next three innings. Alejandro Baptist scored in the third and Anfernee Brooks, Jerry Cassasola, Raheem Brooks, Charles Cáceres, Baptist and Christian Hernandez scored six runs for Nazarene in the fourth to lead 8-4.
Hilton scored again in the fifth and the Nazarene boys were firmly in control 12-7 when they scored three more runs in the top of the sixth.
It mattered little that ACC’s Keyvon Evans hit a home run as Douglas Valley and pitcher Devaugn Zuniga scored in the bottom of the sixth. They failed to tie the score and the Nazarene boys posted a the 12-10 win.
ACC boys had won 12-8 over Nazarene High in their first encounter, but both teams entered the playoffs with seven victories, because Nazarene boys won 12-5 over ACC in the rematch. The Nazarene boys were the No. 1 seed after they got a win by default over the boys of Maud Williams High School last Thursday.
Devaugh Zuniga led the ACC boys to their seventh victory: 18-7 by mercy rule over the Maud Williams boys on Saturday afternoon. Gabourel, Jevaughn Pitts, Valley and Rene Flowers scored for ACC in the top of the first inning, Gabourel and Evans scored in the second and Flowers, Callie Barrow and Zuniga scored in the third to lead 9-7. Maud Williams’ game collapsed in the top of the fourth inning, and the ACC boys walloped Amir Ramos’ pitching for nine more runs.
Devaughan Zuniga had also led the ACC boys to an 8-6 win over defending city champions, the boys of St. John’s College last Wednesday. Ryan Bainton and Rene Flowers scored in the top of the first, and Bainton, Flowers, Barrington Wade and Douglas Valley scored in the top of the second to lead 6-0; before Kris Majarrez, Allan Audinette, Harold Nava and Raheem Flowers scored for SJC in the bottom of the third.
Flowers and Brandon Teichroeb scored for SJC in the bottom of the fourth, but they still trailed 6-7 because Gabourel also scored in the top of the fourth. Zuniga scored in the top of the fifth, and shut out the SJC boys in the bottom of the innings.
Pitcher Keyvon Evans led the ACC boys to a 25-16 win over the SJC boys in their first encounter the week before in Lords Bank.
Pitcher Tyler Snaggs led the SJC boys to their third and fourth victories 12-9 and 11-9 over the boys of Wesley College last Thursday. The SJC boys have entered r the playoffs as the third ranked seed and will challenge the Maud Williams’ boys in Tuesday’s playoffs. The winner will take on the loser of the Nazarene – ACC playoff, when playoffs continue on Thursday.
The Maud Williams boys enter the playoffs as the fourth ranked seed, after pitcher Amir Ramos led them to their only victory 20-5 over the boys of Wesley College last Thursday. The Maud Williams boys walloped Keiron Young’s pitching to score 10 runs in the top of the first inning, four in the third and six runs in the top of the fourth.
It was an off day for Wesley College, as they had won 9-7 in their first encounter with Maud Williams.