62 Straight Softball Victories For Pythons Since 2011

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Pythons catcher Jelissa Potter blocks home plate to prevent the Hawks' Shanika Forbes from scoring during Sunday's 13-9 victory, extending their winning streak to 62 games.

Pythons catcher Jelissa Potter blocks home plate to prevent the Hawks’ Shanika Forbes from scoring during Sunday’s 13-9 victory, extending their winning streak to 62 games.

By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

Dating back to 2011 when they last lost, the Pythons women’s softball has won 62 straight BVI Softball Association league games, including a Sheniqua Fahie no-hitter against the West End Warriors last Tuesday, during a domineering 20-5 victory.

Coming off that triumph, the three times defending champions Pythons—who didn’t get to suit up in 2013 because there was no league—turned back the upset minded Hawks who they bested 9-8 in the league opener, 13-9 on Sunday night for their 62nd victory.

The Pythons turned a 5-4 edge into a 13-6 advantage in the fifth inning before giving up three in the bottom of the seventh to give Valisia Braithwaite the victory, after she came on in relief of Thea Cooke. Perline Leonard took the loss.

Pythons’ catcher Jelisa Potter had a 2-for-3 game with a double, 2 runs scored and a run batted. Darier Malone also went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and drove in 2 runs. The Hawks’ Khiayah Doward had 3 RBI’s after going 2-for-3. Shanika Forbes went 2-for-4 with a double, 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in.

The Hawks were coming off also no-hitting the West End Warriors during a 12-1 domination.

Defending men’s champions Power Outage used Khoy Frett’s two homers to ended the Pirates’ three game winning streak with a 12-11 victory, after they beat up on the Mobsters 16-9.  Jeremy Penn got the victory and the loser was Nikos Penn. Frett homered twice in four at bats and also doubled to finish with 6 RBIs. He scored twice.  Jeremy helped his cause with a double, 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted as part of a 2-for-3 game. The Pirates’ Allison Leonard went 2-for-3 with a home run, 3 runs scored and 3 runs batted. Allen Smith had a hit in two at bats and drove in three.

The Dominicanos overcame a 7-0 deficit with a 10 run fourth inning explosion to deflate the Reds for a second time, 16-8. Yervis Rodriguez got the win and the loser was Roy Hill.

Eddy Morales ignited the Dominicanos offense with a 2-run double during their big inning and was 4-for-4 on the night with 3 runs scored and 2 runs batted in. Kelvin Faulkner went 3-for-4 including a triple, a run scored and drove in two. Angel Rosario had a 3-for-3 game with 3 runs scored. The Reds’ Carlos Casey was 3-for-3 with a triple, 3 runs scored and a run batted in.  Michael Vanterpool went 2-2 with a double, a run scored and 2 RBI’s. The Dominicana were coming off a 12-6 victory over the Mobsters.

In a game between the league’s winless squads, the Reds closed weekend play with Sunday night’s 15-7 domination of the winless Mobsters. Lionel Hodge was the winning pitcher and Jason Fonseca was tagged with the loss. Casey tripled as part of a 3-for-3 night for the Reds. He scored three times and had a run batted in. Vanterpool finished 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 3 runs batted in. The Mobsters’ Shaquille Fonseca homered in three at bats and had 4 RBIs. He scored once.

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