Mobsters Overhaul Dominicanos, 12-3 For First Softball Win

The Mobsters collected their first victory of the abbreviated BVI Softball Association league

The Mobsters collected their first victory of the abbreviated BVI Softball Association league

By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

The Mobsters have assured that no men’s team will go through the abbreviated BVI Softball Association’s league that ends at month’s end winless, after overpowering the Dominicanos, 12-3 on Saturday night, before a loss to the Pirates.

Despite being limited to just two hits, the Mobsters capitalized on seven Dominicanos errors and had just one miscue on a night when Sirron Scatliffe got the team’s first victory. Reynold Corum was tagged with the loss for the Dominicanos. The Mobsters’ Selvyn Dawson went 1-for-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in while Sherwyn Fahie, Reuben Richardson and Adrian Stoutt each scored twice.

After beating the Dominicanos 5-3, the Pirates picked up another victory by mauling the Mobsters, 25-16. Nikos Penn led the Pirates’ 20-hit attack with a 4-for-5 game including 2 doubles, a triple, a home run, 4 runs scored and 5 RBI’s. Nelson Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 4 runs batted in. The winning pitcher was Allen Smith while Jason Fonseca, was tagged with the loss. Five Mobsters’ players scored 2 runs each.  

Lloyd Jackson had a 3-4 game that helped powered the Reds past defending champions Power Outage, 15-5. Jackson had a 3-for-4 game with a run scored and 2 RBI’s. Byron Hodge doubled in three at bats, scored twice and drove in three. Power Outage’s  Sheldon John tripled as part of a 3-for-3 night. He scored a run and had 2 RBI’s. The winning pitcher was Lionel Hodge and the loser was Jamal Allen.

In Women’ splay, Defending champions Pythons continued their unbeaten run dating back to 2011, with a 13-8 victory over the Hawks. Valisia Braithwaite got the victory and Durante was saddled with the loss. Jelisa Potter went 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored and a run batted in. Sheniqua Fahie singled in three at bats and scored three runs. The Hawks’ Perline Leonard was their top batter with two hits in three at bats. She scored twice and drove in a run.

The Hawks kept the West End Warriors—who were coming of being no-hitted in back to back games—winless, following an 11-6 triumph. Riiah Durante was credited with the victory while Sarah Potter took the loss. The Hawks’ Jheane Niles finished 2-for-3 with a triple and 4 runs scored. Durante helped her cause by going 2-for-4 including a double. She scored once and had a run batted in.