Pythons gets no-hitter, playoff spot with 51st successive victory

West End Warriors' Gertrude Thomas prepares to take a bunt

West End Warriors’ Gertrude Thomas prepares to take a bunt

By Dean Greenaway

The victories just keep piling up for the Pythons. Sheniqua Fahie fired a no-hitter and Jelissa Potter and Ivy Cameron keyed an 8 hit attack as the Pythons overpowered the West End Warriors, 12-1 on Sunday for their 51st successive victory dating back to 2010 when they lost their last game, as they clinched the top spot in the BVI Softball Association Berth “Big Man” Henley League playoffs.

It was the second weekend victory for the Pythons who are now 11-0. There was no league played last season after they won their second title and improved to 40-2. Potter and Ivy Cameron led the eight hit attack with 2 hits, 2 runs scored 2 runs and 2 RBIs respectively. Warriors’ Daphne Smith was tagged with the loss.

On Friday, Chevaunne Richardson—who was also the winning pitcher—and  Potter, each went 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored and 2 runs batted during the Pythons’ 21-6 triumph over the Elmore Stoutt High School Rams.

Javlyn Frett took the loss. Rams’ Shoniqua Fahie had a 2-for-2 game with 2 runs scored and a run batted in.

The Hawks used a 15-2 victory over the Lady Crushers, improved to 7-3 and joined the Pythons in securing a playoff spot. Michelle Georges led the Hawks’ 11-hit attack by going 3-for-4, with 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in. Khiayah Doward’s used a triple and a homer for 2 of her 4 hits, scored twice and drove in three. The winning pitcher was Perline Leonard and the loser was Wanda Walters.

The Crushers, Warriors and Rams all have two victories and are fighting for the two remaining playoff positions.

Men’s play

The Reds outslugged the Pirates for an 11-10 victory before beating Power Outage for their second weekend triumph to secure their playoff position with a 7-4 record. The Reds’ Marlon Richardson homered in two at bats, scored twice and had 3 RBIs to help Dariel Robinson win the game. Pirates’ Allen “Woodrow” Smith was the loser as they fell to 6-4 but are assured of a playoff position. Sylvester “Bucker” Johnson had a 2-for-3 night with 2 runs scored and a run batted in.

The Pirates’ Nateshon “Shadow” Thomas went 3-for-4 with 2 homers. He scored twice and settled for 5 RBIs. Derwin Scatliffe homered in two at bats scored once and drove in two.

The Reds followed up by knocking off Power Outage, 9-7, as they fell to 6-3. Robinson picked up his second victor and the loser was Neville “Sheep” Smith. The Reds’ Kyle LaMotta and Akim Francis each had 2 hits and knocked in 3 runs. Power Outages’ Jamarlie James had a home run and knocked in 3 runs.

In Power Outages’ next game, Jeremy Penn hit for the cycle during a 4-for-4  night with a single, a double, a triple, a home run, 3 runs scored and 6 RBIs,  batted as they whipped the Blue Wings, 17-7.

The winning pitcher was Joseph Smith and the loser was Alfred Maduro.

Levron Saurauw helped Power Outage with a homer in three at bats. He scored twice and had three runs batted in. The Blue Wings ‘George “Showada” Burrows went 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI’s.

The 3-6 Dominicanos and the 2-7 Blue Wings—whose name has been associated with the league since 1965—are fighting for the final playoff spot.