Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy, undefeated Camalote United and the Ontario Rebels enjoyed victories when the Miley Garcia softball competition continued under the auspices of the Cayo Softball Association in Las Flores on Sunday, July 14.
Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy walloped a 17-8 win over the Esperanza Wolverines in the first game of the afternoon, leading 5-2 as Tanya Davis, Karlee Bradley, Greta Davis, Myralee Ho and Shamicka Anderson scored in the top of the first inning and only Shamera Wade and Felicia Perez scored for Esperanza in the bottom of the first.
Grace Kennedy’s pitcher Leyandra Guy struck out five batters. The Esperanza girls got only two hits off her pitching, but she walked eight batters. The Grace Kennedy hitters got 12 hits off Shareenie Soberanis’ pitching as Tanya, Stephanie Francis, Anderson and Joyce Galvez scored in the third inning to lead 9-5 when only Perez, Patricia Spain and Melinda Blancaneaux scored in the bottom of the third.
Galvez extended the Grace Kennedy lead in the fourth even as Spain and Perez scored again, but it was all over by mercy rule when Tanya, Bradley, Greta, Shadalee Ho. Anderson, Galvez and Lisandra Guy scored in the top of the fifth. The Roaring Creek ladies left nine runners on base but committed only two errors. Esperanza’s pitcher walked nine batters, committed seven errors and left five runners on base.
Camalote hammered the Capital City Emeralds of Belmopan 9-1 in the second game. Their pitcher Francine Salazar struck out four batters and walked two, allowing no runs in the first four innings. The Emeralds collected three hits of Salazar’s pitching, but they left four runners on base.
The Camalote ladies got 11 hits off Dana Mae King’s pitching. She also walked six batters, but they left eight runners on base, Even so, they led 4-0 when Nadina Coye, Frances Coye, Shadine Salazar and Bridgett Fuller scored in the first inning.
Nadina scored again in the second and third innings; while Frances, Francine and Sherlet Gamboa also scored in the third. The game was called by mercy rule when Felicia Gillett scored the Emeralds’ only run in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Las Flores Shooting Stars are winless so far in the competition, but put on their best performance yet in a 6-13 loss to the Ontario Rebels. The Rebels led 7-1 when Sharine Reyes, Lynn Perez, Indira Ireland, Jean Gabourel, Rhona Ireland, Vanessa Perez and Loren Henry scored in the first inning and only Arlenie Pastrana scored for Las Flores in the bottom of the first.
Las Flores’ pitcher Guadalupe Chicas struck out one batter and walked two, but she narrowed the deficit when she scored in the third inning and Regina Sho, Luz Franco, and Marilu Hernandez followed as they trailed 5-7.
Ireland and Gayle Arthurs scored in the fourth to lead 9-7 until Antonia Cawich got on base in the fifth inning and pinch runner Delmi Hernandez brought in the run. Arthurs, Gabourel and Henry scored again in the sixth to seal the 13-6 victory. The Rebels had collected 17 hits off Chicas’ pitching, but they left nine runners on base. Ireland had struck out six batters and walked three, Las Flores got nine hits of her pitching but left seven runners on base.
The competition continues in Blackman Eddy on Sunday , July 21 when the Las Flores Shooting Stars take on the Emeralds, and the Ontario Rebels will challenge Grace Kennedy.