capitalize on Blue Chips miscues to take lead in Softball playoffs
capitalized on the Blue Chips fifth inning miscues, mounting a
dramatic 4-3 victory and a 1-0 lead in their best of five BVI
Amateur Softball Association playoff series.
In a pitchers
duel between Byrds’ David ‘Flopper’ Mathias and Blue Chips’
ace Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith, Smith made one costly mistake then
his team’s defense collapsed. With the Blue Chips leading 3-2
heading to the bottom of the fifth, Smith who struck out Julio
McKelly in his first two appearances, had two strikes on him, then
decided to throw a change up. McKelly lined it to center for a
double. The Blue Chips then made consecutive errors. The first
allowed Sylvester ‘Bucker’ Johnson to reach base while McKelly
scored to tie the game. On the next play, the Blue Chips defense
warped again when Rennie ‘Panchie’ Jeffers got on base as
Johnson scored what turned out to be the winning run. Smith fanned
nine in a losing cause while David ‘Flopper’ Mathias struck out
11 for the victory. Each scattered four hits.
league champions Quails mounted a comeback of their own to shake off
the Panthers 12-9. The Quails erased a 5-1 deficit, tied the game at
6-6 in the fourth, then scored six in the fifth to win. Adina
‘Sugar Bowl’ Nibbs pitched a complete game for the victory while
Wanda Blyden, relieved by Dianje Brown took the loss. Nibbs had
three runs batted in and scored once on a 1-3 game. Roxie Romney had
one hit in one official at bat, scored two with one run batted in.
the Panthers by going 4-4, scored three times with 3 RBIs. Kinta
Donovan was 2-3 and drove in three. Brown had 2 hits in four at bats
and scored once.
Braves began their title defense by scoring at least three runs in
every inning except the third, including five in the fourth, to whip
the Crushers 17-7. Winning Pearline Scatliffe scattered eight hits
and helped her cause by going 2 for 4 with three runs scored and
2RBIs. Felicia ‘Big Train’ Wattley took the loss.
had two hits in three at bats, scored one and drove in two, while
Carlene Scatliffe had a one for three game, scored twice with two
runs batted in. Crushers Marecia Frett, Athena Maduro and Gertrude
Thomas, all went 2-3 with one run driven in respectively.
victory was very important because you have to remember, we are the
defending champs,” manager Julian Adams said. “We have to defend
it well and we’re looking forward to the second game. But, the
Crushers are a very good team. I’m not going to take anything away
from them. I don’t think they played their best game tonight and I
know they’ll be back. It will be a good series.”
three in the first, the Astros scored five in the second to crush
the Blue Wings 12-2. Allen ‘Woodrow’ Smith relieved Brian
‘Power’ Scatliffe and was credited with the victory. Blue Wings
‘Chicken’ Darwin Scatliffe needed second inning relief help from
Denzil Daniel in the loss. Astros Brian Scatliffe was 3-3, scored
two with one batted in. Raymond Phillips had a solo homer in the
sixth to finish 2-3 with 4 RBIs and two runs scored. Andre Pickering
had a solo homer as one of the Blue Wings four hits.
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