Softball League: Kings, Zebras & Express Win

August 11, 2019

A shortened week saw only three playoff games played with Chubb Kings shocking A Division favourites Blue Wahoos 19-11 in a semifinal contest.

Chubb pounded out a 14-run second inning to take a commanding lead they would never relinquish. Four Chubb batters had two hits in the inning with Tory Richard [2-4] delivering the big blow with a three-run homer. Les Dziwenka and Al Busby were both 3-4 while John Rolph [2-2] also homered in the win for Chubb.

Wahoos started slowly scoring no runs in the first three innings before their bats came alive. Matt Katsch led his squad in going 4-4 with Chris Coleman and Derrick Holmes going 3-4 in the three and four spots in front of him.

The best of three series is now tied at one apiece.

PHC Zebras also pulled off their own surprise when they upset Women’s League favourite Angels 17-10. However, Angels still lead the best of five series 2-1. Angels took an early lead in the first with three runs but put the game away with an eight-run third that had them up 15-5.

Keisha Eve [2-3] led Angels, but Toya Raynor and Chelsea Ray were both 2-4. Natasha Trott [3-5] powered PHC by plating four runs helping clean up the table setters Tawana Fox, Taznae Fubler and Tahirah Hill who were also 3-5.

Super Express staved off being eliminated in the C Division finals when they took down Buffaloes 21-13. Express scored two in the first, then four in the third to start off strong, but put an exclamation mark on their scoring with six runs in the final inning.

Cleanup hitter Phillip Burgess was a perfect 5-5 for Buffaloes while teammates Antoine Williams [4-5], Arian Franks [3-3] and Chay Carlington [2-2] added much-needed support. Buffaloes looked like they were serious about going for the sweep when they scored six in the first but sputtered after that. John Masters [3-4], Connor Burns [3-5], and Cameron Madeiros [3-5] all had three hits for Buffaloes.

The playoffs continue this week at the Michael Preece Softball Diamond at Bernard Park on Monday, starting at 6pm.


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